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Bridges Restaurant

4.5
2628 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2628 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Service started slow. No waitress not waiter approached us To check if we were ready to order. We had to call the attention of a busboy who left to call the waitress assigned to our table. Apart from this, everything was perfect as always.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

This was our first time at Bridges where we had lunch. Our waiter was very busy and we had to wait to get things like salt & pepper, coffee, etc.. but he was very courteous. Bus staff could have picked up the slack but I don’t think the structure was in place for them to do that. The food was OK. The location is lovely: the patio is set away from the street so it is peaceful and quiet with redwoods and a lot of plants. It was nice trying it but I don’t think we will go out of our way to go back.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed our meal at Bridges. My husband had the Salmon and I had the Swordfish. For an appetizer we enjoyed baked Brie and pear which was delicious. For dessert I had expressions ice cream with chocolate shavings which is housemade. We would have enjoyed sitting outside listening to music but they were very busy and we had to sit inside. Quite noisy but enjoyable.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was poor, food was not even average. We ordered NY steak and fresh catch of day; swordfish, in the future would not eat there unless maybe the bar specials. Music and outdoor seating is terrific, all the rest ... not good

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food and service is consistently good. Never disappointed.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The service was superb. The ambiance was friendly, busy and very noisy. My wife ordered the New York Steak, my daughter the Tuna, and both enjoyed their meal. I ordered the pork chop, and sent it back because it was way over cooked. Its replacement was better but certainly not to my liking. I didn't eat but a few bites. I was disappointed considering its cost. We drove in from Benicia, not sure if I would do it again.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The menu was very limited at brunch and lunch. I’m fact, it was so limited that I ordered a cheeseburger. The burger had a very charred taste to it. There was no mayonnaise- just a flavored aioli, which I found warm , (temperature wise), and not pleasant tasting.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a terrific brunch while meeting some family from out of state that we had never met before. The food was very good (7 of us ordered a variety of dishes and liked them). The service was excellent. We had a young, enthusiastic and engaged waiter. I really appreciated the restaurant accommodating my food sensitivities and being so nice about it. We sat outside on the patio, which was beautiful. The whole experience was perfect.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Bomb amazing great grand wonderful

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It was our beighbors’s first time; and they definitely loved it! There were a lot of private parties, so we were happy to go at 5:45pm and leave, as service definietly dropped after 7:30 pm because it was so busy.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We drove from Modesto and our son drove from Marin so we chose Bridges as a halfway point. We used to go to Wente for Sunday brunch but that is no longer available. We couldn't have been more pleased with our new choice! We have designated Bridges as our new halfway spot. We were celebrating two birthdays and Bridges surprised us with song and dessert!. Brunch/lunch choices all looked wonderful. The guys went for the gourmet burger and I had the grilled prawn Chinese noodle salad. We would all order our choices again but it is very tempting to explore the menu. The lamb shanks and the chicken and waffles were on our list as well as the shaved brussel sprout salad. It was too cool for us to eat on the lovely patio even with heat lamps but we will do that weather permitting. Nicole was our waitress and she was a pleasure to be with, very informative and friendly. This was a great experience. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great place, great food! Of course made famous by Mrs Doubtfire but far from a tourist trap. Definitely worth the trip from San Francisco if your in the area

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Been going here for years,place has gotten out of hand with the noise level

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

2 birthday celebrations. Was quite terribly noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Anniversary

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The atmosphere has completely changed at Bridges. Upscale fine dinning is not the emphasis. Food preparation, ingredients, and creativity are a bit diminished, but by the busy activity on a Saturday night, diners have adjusted their expectations. Enjoyed our meal, if we kept in mind that it’s become more of a neighborhood restaurant. The cafeteria style laminated faux wood chairs are a real challenge to overcome in that space. Sorry to see the changes, but suppose that’s a direction Bridges had to take to stay afloat.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Pretty much same menu they have had for quite sometime. Missing their spring rolls and plum sauce they used to have for an appetizer. No potatoes of any kind offered. Food was only ok. Lintel soup was outstanding. The prawns in the Mexican Thai dinner were over cooked. Not an exciting type menu. It will be a long time before we are back. Too many great restaurants are in the area. Maybe if menu changes.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Three of us ordered the salmon salad and it came with a yellow sauce that tasted horrible! It tasted like dish soap. We asked for the salads to be re-made and the waiter agreed but did not apologize or offer us any sort of discount. I have never sent food back or written reviews but I was expecting a wonderful meal and it was not good at all. Wilted lettuce, not seasoned well and the horrible sauce. Very disappointing for a high end restaurant. It was my moms birthday and she didn't even eat her salad.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The restaurant is amazing. We had lunch outside and the outdoor patio was wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great menu. Great food. Great service. Great restaurant. Always consistent. A real gem.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food was terrific. The chef was very accommodating to our needs. Kyle, our server, was excellent. Noise level was too high. Difficult to have a conversation. We like Bridges but noise level is an issue.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We’ve been to Bridges several times before and have always had a wonderful experience and this time was no different other than an even hotter entree (always good!). The food was delicious, service was excellent and I have to commend Bridges on a consistently positive experience every time we visit!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

As always, dining at Bridges was a very pleasurable experience. The food was excellent, EXCEPT for the dressing on the baby spinach salad...we both thought it was way to oily/greasy.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Appreciated the wait staff for my business dinner. Our server Brian was very professional and attentive demeanor which is really appreciated. They are also very accommodating to our request as needed. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Always a pleasure for a special occasion. Great Service. Lovely gluten-free dessert
for my Birthday Guest. so kind of the Chef to do that. It was very very tasty for both of us.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Both myself and my friend had the salmon on top of a lettuce bed. The salmon was good an cooked well but the creme fraiche sauce with mustard had an unpleasant metallic taste and we both sent ours back to have the sauce removed..A birthday cupcake was nicely served to my friend.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Anniversary

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Birthday, nicely played cupcake with Happy Birthday.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

4 of us celebrated a birthday- we ordered smaller plates (salad, appetizers & shared)
It was delicious, service was great & we had a nice time!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A gracious atmosphere and an excellent waiter really don't offset the prices especially in consideration of portions on the small side.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Beautiful day to enjoy Easter brunch on the patio.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love coming here and have for holidays. Our Easter brunch was good

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We go to Bridges often and it never disappoints! The food was incredible, we had an appetizer, Salad, and entree and all of it was delicious. Our waiter was awesome, we brought our own wine and he decanted it right away. We also sat outside and there was live entertainment! Always a great place to eat!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was excellent and service was good. We haven’t been in a few years but still a very good experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had not been to Bridges for many years & decided to have lunch there. It was a pleasant warm day & the patio was restful. Everything was excellent. The only negative was that the music needs to be in the background(ie, softer) & more suited(less musak) to this casual/elegant restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great brunch with $4 mimosas!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Had not been here in quite a few years. Went for my 60th birthday and we all had fantastic meals: Swordfish was incredible as was the Lamb shank. We enjoyed the spinach salad to start and finished off with Chocolate creme brulee

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. It was a very nice day so we sat outside. The food was great as it always is. I think we were in a change in servers so the service was a little off but overall everything was great

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food was beautifully presented and delicious. We had a quiet table just like we requested. The service was excellent attentive and timely.

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