Bridges Restaurant

4.4
2748 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
In it's 28-year history, Bridges has received many accolades and awards, including being honored as one of Diablo magazine's "Seven Best Restaurants in the East Bay". Whether dining on the lush, vine-covered patio while enjoying the sounds from our natural granite waterfall, or relaxing indoors amid a sophisticated, comfortable ambiance you will discover why Bridges is a favorite Bay Area dining destination. Executive Chef Kevin Gin awes with his innovative interpretation of California cuisine featuring European and Asian influences. The staff's professional eye for detail and commitment to exceptional service add to the upscale, yet unpretentious dining experience. Bridges warm elegance, spectacular menu and great energy make it the ideal venue for socializing with friends, celebrations, business meetings or private events.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, European, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm

Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm
Bar opens nightly at 5:00pm.
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Phone number
(925) 820-7200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Gin
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Private party facilities
Bridges Restaurant & Bar is the perfect setting for private parties ranging in size from 20 to 275. Our landscaped patio featuring vine covered trellises and a natural granite fountain can accommodate up to 150 guests. Inside we offer semi-private rooms that can accommodate up to 150 guests.
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Private party contact
Lisa Waldman: (925) 820-7200
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Catering
Please call for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hartz Ave.
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking is available Tuesday thru Saturday, dinner only. Public lot is adjacent.
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Entertainment
Enjoy live entertainment on the patio Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights 6:00pm - 9:30pm , Saturday and Sunday Brunch 11:00am - 2:00pm. May thru October. (weather permitting)
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
2,748 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
62%
Very Good
26%
Good
9%
Fair
3%
Poor
1%
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MK
5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food and service are always consistent. Ben our server is always on his A game. Couldn’t ask for anymore. If I give it mor than 5 stars I would

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KK
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food as always. I tried the burger this time and with the havarti cheese it was outstanding. Great server as well.

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H
3.0Dined 3 days ago

Have been here several times in the past, but this time something seemed not as good as before! Our orders were somewhat slow, and a turkey club came as an ordinary turkey sandwich. The servers were attentive, yet seemed to rush our orders, once they came.
Just not the same.... Hoping it was just an off day...

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ED
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter was great, the meal flowed nicely and it was an enjoyable environment.

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a
2.0Dined 6 days ago

We had to send both of our fish of the day dishes back, which was the Swordfish. They were both extremely salty. In fact, when our waiter came back after we sent the dishes back he said he tasted them and they made his lips burn! He also had to bus boy try them and he had the same reaction! So, we had to wait while our meal was remade. This has happened the last three times we have gone to Bridges!

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CD
2.0Dined 6 days ago

This was our anniversary and the service was very slow. The server was very apologetic but blamed it on the large party inside. I believe a restaurant should be able to accommodate regular customers when large parties are present. We were here last year for our anniversary and the service was extremely poor that evening as well. So as much as I like it, we won’t be returning.

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TO
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

My fiance and I loved our meal! From start to finish. We started with the Mexican prawns as our appetizer. They were served on a cauliflower puree (which was to die for) and the prawns did not disappoint. We then split the Brussels sprout ceaser salad. I had never had Brussels sprouts shaved in a salad before and it was a pleasant surprise! My fiance had the swordfish special with carrot puree and I had the pork chop with apples and celery root. His fish was cooked beautifully. It was white, moist and flaky. My pork chop was served at a perfect temperature and full of juice and flavor.

We cant wait to go back!

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RV
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We and our friends had a very nice relaxing meal. I was reluctant to try the squid ink risotto but wow it was great!!! The Ssam Lettuce cups also a winner. The catch of the day I think was a grilled swordfish: it was very tender and tasty. My wife had the N.Y. Steak and I got to try it. Also a winner. Overall a great night!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great service, great food in a beautiful restaurant :)

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G
4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

My guest was disappointed that the weekly menu changed on Saturday. She is very picky and ended up ordering a hamburger. She would have liked to have chosen from the Monday through Friday menu.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Never disappoints

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C
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great- food was excellent and patio is wonderful!

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N
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

This is definitely are go to place for Brunch, lunch and dinner. We have never been disappointed. Enjoy the music when dining outside.

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S
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Nice dinner. Always pricey at Bridges. Very busy on Saturday night. Server dropped off for quite some time before bringing our drinks. But I'm sure it was just the amount of patrons dining.

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RR
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great patio seating. Great place for Happy hour and music.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

When there is a 3 course fixed menu on line and then told it does not apply for the evening that you are dining there, that is not good!

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S
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I was looking forward to having a reuben sandwich but found out it was only served Monday-Friday at lunch so was disappointed.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Brunch was fantastic! Great service and the best Shrimp Eggs Benedict I’ve ever tasted!

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B
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The curry shrimp dinner was outstanding. My wife enjoyed the halibut. My water glass was well attended to, never had to ask for more when was getting low. Really enjoyed the Lisa coffee drink for dessert! There were reasonably priced wine selections. Our waitress Breann was very good.

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T
1.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Horrible service. Food was awful.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We sat outside and the waiter couldn’t have been nicer! The food was good, not great. It was a nice experience

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m
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our waiter was very friendly and very nice. He was excellent,

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OT
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

My daughter mentioned it was my birthday when she got there and I also noted it when I booked the reservation but they did not do anything for me. Drinks took long to come but other than that it was great. I think the desserts were our favorite part of the meal.

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AJ
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Waiters were awesome, it was pretty lit my guy. Satisfied mentally and physically, shout out to the guy that looked like Zayne Malik

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JG
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We enjoyed a Sunday brunch with a variety of items. Reasonably priced and great service. Food was fresh and tasted amazing. Thanks

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

First time at Bridges for a special birthday dinner. Did not disappoint as the service was great, hostess very accommodating, food was delicious and they brought a BD surprise dessert to the table. Definitely will come back and certainly recommend.

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MB
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The food and service were top notch. Two of our party ordered the Ono (Specialty of the night) and it was exceptional! Steak was cook to perfection as well. Needless to say, there were no "doggie bags" leaving the restaurant that evening.

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LD
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We went to Bridges to celebrate our anniversary. Such a beautiful place for a special occasion that is not too formal. The staff was great. We absolutely loved our server. He was so happy and fun. Great service! At the end the restaurant surprised us with a desert that was complementary. Such a nice gesture! I highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back for sure!

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C
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

One of my favorite places. We love it. It was a warm evening and we sat on the patio and listened to the nicest singer guitarist In addition to very good food. They have an outstanding bar tender who knows how to mix excellent martinis and manhattans a rarity. Some good things to order Korean steak lettuce wraps appetizers. Lentil soup, mexicannprWn dish and the salmon with black rice.

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DT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Ambience was great. Staff was friendly and courteous. Food presentation was very good. Better than I expected. But the food seemed a bit salty to me. Could be improved for future guests. Dessert was great! My Campfire S'mores Tart was really good.

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JS
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Had dinner with two of my sisters last Friday night. Sat out on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed our meals, all very good. Also thoroughly enjoyed the guitar and singing of the gentleman entertaining us with an awesome play list and wonderful voice. His music totally enhanced the evening and even as hot as it was on Friday, the patio was wonderful. Always solid food at Bridges.

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CB
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Been coming here for years but it had been awhile. When my husband ordered a martini with the WELL Vodka he was told he could ONLY have it on the rocks. He said...who has a martini that way? It was $2 more to have it the way he wanted so he opted to have a premium vodka if he was paying more for it. The drink that used to cost $5 cost him almost $14. Service was so-so and the bar was fairly empty. We miss Elise who used to be our waitress in the past.

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AO
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We took my husband and my mom here for their birthdays as a very special occasion. Although the service was excellent, it couldn’t make up for the terrible food. We started by ordering each of the two salads on the menu: the mixed greens didn’t have any dressing on it and the Brussels sprouts “dressing” was pure thick mayonnaise; it was completly inedible. When our entrees came, half of my mothers chicken was pink and red; either undercooked or just a bad piece of meat. To the restaurants credit, they made another dinner for her but by the time it was ready everyone else was finished eating. When choosing a restaurant as well known and as high end like Bridges, we all expected much better quality.

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IJ
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Awesome as always!!!! Salmon and pork chops were both terrific.

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D
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Bridges is our “go to” restaurant! ALWAYS fabulous food and I love the pineapple martini. Also enjoy the summer evenings on the patio with music, like being on vacation ❗️

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AT
4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

This was our 48th anniversary. By our count, this was the 34th anniversary we dined there.
EXCEL ANT

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LC
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

The food and service are consistently good. Never been dissapointed so that's what brings us back.

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AB
1.0Dined on June 19, 2018

My wife had the ravioli which was delicious. I had the chicken which was horrid; one of the worst meals I have honestly had in years.

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OU
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

My wife, son and his wife, and my granddaughter took me to Bridges for the Father's Day special 3-course meal. Appetizers, entrees, and desserts were delicious. Entrees included short ribs, ono (fish), veal, and halibut. Wait staff was very attentive and we had an(other) enjoyable meal and evening at Bridges.

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PP
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Feels like I'm again writing same review as past few...great food, poor service. Maybe the job market is too tight because great service seems to be hard to come by. We had short ribs -- perfectly cooked and tender and served on a creamy corn base , and ono -- large filet perfectly prepared and served with spinach and grains. Really delicious. But again, server was stiff and generally not around. Everything was overpriced. Bridges is an institution, but showing its age.

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