Bridge Restaurant and Raw Bar

4.6
459 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bridge Restaurant and Raw in Westerly, RI is only a few miles from the beach and is a popular place for locals and visitors to dine. It has a great location right on the river. The restaurant includes a raw bar as well as other foods. Some of the popular items on the menu at Bridge Restaurant and Raw include creamy clam chowder, griddled corn bread, grilled fish tacos and the dry-aged ribeye.

Options at the raw bar at Bridge Restaurant and Raw include a selection of oysters, littleneck clams, cherrystone clams, chilled shrimp and the raw bar sampler.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 459 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoshuaW
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My umpteenth time at Bridge, but my first under Covid rules. We ate outside on the deck near the river, with a propane heater nearby. The staff was cheery and accommodating, as always, but under the circumstances, they were particularly confidence-inspiring in the way they handled the new rules we must all live by, from greeting us at the door (one first calls from the car to announce one's arrival), maintaining good distancing habits, and providing neat little wax paper bags for our masks while we ate. In addition to the usual fare, I was pleasantly surprised to see several new additions to the menu, including plenty of vegan and gluten-free options and some creative combinations with curries, etc. A hot bowl of chowder on a chilly outdoor night hit the spot, the RI calamari is worth the trip by itself, and the burgers are totally legit. I had fettucine alfredo topped with a salmon fillet that was delicious. They have scaled back their beer selection but there were still plenty of great choices, including an Ommegang Sour that my younger daughter was delighted to see. I hope they continue to hang in there until this mess is behind us. If you're skittish about in-person dining, they do everything for take-out, including drinks. Please support this great place!

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MichelleB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a wonderful experience. It was the most covid safe restaurant I have ever been too but yet made you feel relaxed and away from it all.
I can't wait to go back

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vipGlennG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been, but it was a great lunch. If you like corned beef at all, the Reuben was amazing. We are outside and with the heater on it was very pleasant. The inside looked very nice fir when we start to feel comfortable eating inside again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

It was good

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Noisy teenagers in dining room. Didn’t find the waitress very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was exceptional! Food was good. It was a bit chilly inside but it is a cool New England day. Wish the cocktail menu was a little more extensive, but wine never does fail me. Would return because the service was so great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with some friends for a mid-week dinner. Weather was nice enough to eat outside and enjoy the nice view. Great service from Melissa who offered some suggestions for us and no one was disappointed. While the menu may not be as extensive due to the pandemic, you are sure to find something to your liking. We will definitely be going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place but the service was so-so. Seemed understaffed for Sunday brunch.

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vipMerry
New England
95 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a little disappointed because we were looking for the summer menu. Not the fault of the restaurant. We will be back for the Lobsters.

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EricR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good but menu is limited, especially the appetizer menu. I ordered a margarita and it came to me in a regular soda glass no salt rim and tasted horrible. When I asked for something else the waiter was rude about it wanting me to be specific about what I didn’t like, saying it’s a standard margarita. My husband was like that’s fine but we don’t like it can you please get us something else. Finally he did but it was really a weird rude experience. Oh and you have to wait outside until they call you so plan on sitting in your car for a bit. Our 615 reservation didn’t get seated until 640.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and our waiter had a great personality. The food was delicious. I will definitely return again and again.

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vipWarwickMom
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We dined outside on the deck overlooking the river. Beautiful.

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MaggieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive. Restaurant was very clean. Service was just right. Enjoyed the view of the river. Looking forward to returning.

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RANDYL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a great experience on Sunday. The Gumbo and Fish & Chips were very good. I have to commend the Bridge Restaurant for their Covid management policy. Online reservations and you check in from your car when you arrive. At your reservation time you enter the restaurant without a crowd to contend with and we were seated right away at our table. Paper bags are provide for your mask and a sanitizing wipe is included. We will be returning for their brunch in the very near future.

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Kris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Raw bar is great, service great. The lobster Mac n cheese is not worth it, personally not a fan of corn in my Mac n cheese. Margarita was just OK, sandwich was ok. I’ve been previously and have had great experiences but this go around the food was sub par.

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ElaineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crazy but yesterday was our first time out to a restaurant since March! The Bridge has done an amazing job following Covid parodical. They are doing everything right. Masks, gloves, tables 6 feet apart. From the jump everyone was great. The hostess (I wish I could remember her name) was super friendly and set the tone with a great vibe. Our server Olivia was a delight, very sweet and provided us with the right amount of attention and distance. The food took more time than usual but under the circumstances the wait was totally understandable and well worth it. We loved it so much we returned today and had lunch again. Today, Brittany was our server and she too was fantastic.

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vipJoan
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb! So many unique choices and food was so fresh. Their COVID -19 protocols were great and the heaters made it so enjoyable
Our waitress was wonderful and we are returning next week .

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CathyK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the deck right by the water. The heaters were going. It kept it quite warm. The food was fabulous. I had the Curry Fu. It is tofu curry. There are several great vegetarian options. The waitress was doing such a great job. She was working all the tables outside and there was never any service interruption.

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Jade
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felicia was our bartender/server and she was phenomenal. Friendly and attentive.

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ElizabethS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Oysters. Riverview. Be sure to have reservations

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service: very Covid appropriate. Everyone was wearing masks. Tables spaced very far apart. Never felt rushed. It almost felt like it was pre-Covid. Food was very good but the atmosphere and service were superb.

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Charlene
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful location on the river. Delicious local oysters. The ribeye and salmon dishes were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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JanetE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, a pleasure to dine at The Bridge! The food and drinks were great, the service was attentive and cheerful (thanks Micaela!) and we were happy with the good COVID precautions you all are taking. It was the first time I had seen a bag at the table for your mask - what a great idea! I highly recommend The Bridge to anyone looking for a great meal!

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KenS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So far, most of my experiences have involved eating outdoors.. I appreciate the effort the restaurant goes to in terms of social distancing; mask and glove wearing on the part of guests, but especially staff.. During this COVID stuff, I feel very comfortable dining at this restaurant

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BetsyT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The ambience is great you’re on the river. Just remember they’ve added an 18% gratuity during Covid times I totally forgot about it and gave them more tip them that was worth

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DenieseJ
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The outside dining area is a great space. Not sure if it is due to Covid, but the menu has been reduced considerably. The options for gluten free dining has also dwindled as this has always been our go-to dining spot. The service is always great and people are friendly and accomodating.
It would be nice if some of the base dishes had protein choices for options. The chef honored my request but it would be great to add as option on menu i.e. I am not a fan of Tofu so he subbed in shrimp in my curry dish which was fantastic.
Hopefully once covid subsides the menu will get back to its former self...

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Julamom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Varied menu...delicious food. Lovely outdoor setting. Great service and Covid-19 policies.

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fufu
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice experience would recommend.

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Grogan
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and amazing service! Sat outside - great atmosphere - usually get dinner and theater with the gazebo across the river... but is was lowkey

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The hostess never returned our call as she said she would while we waited in the parking lot at her direction. Eventually, after 40 minutes we called and were told our companions were sitting at our table but whoever answered said he could not find the hostess. We then just walked in to find our table and friends.

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RalphW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice outing, was pleasure to be with friend and feel safe while eating out.

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MaryEllenS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor patio seating was lovely and peaceful. Our server was excellent; the food was delivered in a timely manner, and we were attended to frequently to see if we needed another beverage, etc. We will definitely go again.

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Kathy
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Bridge! We’ve been for brunch, lunch, and dinner! It’s always delicious, and the service is always great! We love to sit on the patio right on the water.

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PaulineP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We make the mistake of assuming the deck would be heated given outdoor seating was an option. Heaters on the deck would have made the experience far more comfortable.

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StephenG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridge has become our go-to restaurant for special occasions and anytime we want to dine without the risk of bad service, poor food or poor atmosphere. Ownership, management and staff seem to truly understand what diners want and have never failed to provide it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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Andy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bridge is consistent - always excellent place for lunch or dinner. They've done an especially good job of adjusting to the covid crisis and go out of their way to make customers comfortable. There's been no diminution in terms of food quality and service - best in the area.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

The environment was great ! It was a peaceful and nice dine but the food wasn’t great

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MichaelM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice outdoor seating on the water in downtown Westerly. Great compliance with COVID parameters. Friendly staff. Oysters from raw bar were top notch, as were crab cake app and fried chicken dinner. Seafood curry was a bit too spicy for our taste, but that's probably just us. More adventurous diners might like it better.

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suzanne
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was good but a little slow at times. Calamari was excellent, but the dressing on the lobster roll was a little bit peppery. The outside dining was exceptional, but the drinks were unsatisfactory.

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You can order delivery directly from Bridge Restaurant and Raw Bar using the Order Online button. Bridge Restaurant and Raw Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 348-9700.

Bridge Restaurant and Raw Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.