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Bridgewater Bistro, Astoria, OR
Bridgewater Bistro, Astoria, OR
Bridgewater Bistro, Astoria, OR
Bridgewater Bistro, Astoria, OR
Bridgewater Bistro, Astoria, OR

Bridgewater Bistro

4.6
4.6
476 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest
The restaurant is an old cannery and has been converted beautifully. Large planking floors, high ceilings and a gorgeous selection of wines and spirits displayed everywhere. Enjoy NW Bistro inspired fare from our scratch kitchen with a dynamic, breathtaking 270 degree waterfront views from the main floor or mezzanine levels.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Northwest, Bistro, Contemporary French / American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 325-6777
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Astoria
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch

What 476 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Northwest

  • North Oregon Coast

    Most Booked

476 Reviews
  1. SteveM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our requests at the time reservation was made were spot on!! Amazing view, service and the food was outstanding! Great menu choices-everyone was very pleased with their selections. Highly recommend and we will most certainly be back! Thank you!

    1 person found this helpful

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Everything was rushed with the staff speed walking around. Not an overly welcoming environment. Would try again for lunch or brunch but dinner service was just okay for the price.

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  3. slcfoodie

    Salt Lake City

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love this restaurant. Ambiance and service are wonderful and the food is always excellent. Highly recommend the Thai Brussel Sprouts for an appetizer (& the dish of the day cakes were excellent). Entrees and desserts are unique and tasty. Great for friend dinner or a more romantic couples night out (but as for a booth as the open table seating feels a little exposed). Huge compliments to the chef who always delivers.

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  4. SpencerS

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They took a misfired entree and handled it in such a quality way that it turned a strong positive review.

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  5. ScottJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic! Great food, service and it was a relaxing environment.

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  6. LoriL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time. We sat right at a window table. Amazing view. Great food. Pleasant and efficient server. Piano music in the background. Just lovely. Plan to go there again. Have been there often in the past.

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  7. David

    Portland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have dined at Bridgewater Bistro on several occasions but this was by far our best experience. The food including the Mardi Gras specials was excellent. My wife thought their version of shrimp and grits was one of the best she ever had. Service was very good: attentive but not overly aggressive. The building is somewhat loud due to its openness but the seating is well spaced which helps the noise level. All in all a good experience.

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  8. KristinaN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation for Sunday brunch. The restaurant was not tremendously full, but despite this, we were seated at a back table, next to the bussing station. Probably the worst table in the whole place. It took ages before anyone came to our table to take our order. When we asked our wait person if we could move to a better table, she balked and said we would need to take it up with the hostess. We did get a better table, but only after the hostess confessed she was holding it for a birthday group that hadn't arrived yet. Were we meant to back down after that admission? I don't know, but it colored our whole experience. The wait person made odd comments throughout, which didn't help the situation. The food was good but not great.

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  9. VictoriaA

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Bridgewater has a lovely view, but this most recent dining experience left us wondering if we will return to this special spot. Service was spotty, order was not correct, noise level was very high and this made it very difficult to have a conversation with our elderly guests.

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  10. EddieG

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, Beth for example has worked for Bridgewater Bistro for over 15 years. Nice selection of entrée and appetizers as well wine selection.

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  11. JBwb

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bridgewater Bistro was the perfect place for our anniversary getaway. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. The live piano player was the perfect touch in this perfect evening.

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  12. jacobl

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistency has slipped a bit under relatively new owners. Would love to see the old version of the fish cakes back. Yet overall, it's a very good dining experience.

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  13. CheriM

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a birthday with 7 of us and it was a very enjoyable meal and experience. The food was great, our server was awesome and the birthday girl left there feeling very happy. Thank you!

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  14. MaryP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This may be the best fish and chips we’ve ever had! Beautiful scenery, great service and delicious food.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing restaurant, our original choice of restaurant was not open and ended up here and it was fabulous. A great wait person and the ambiance was perfect. 3 in our party had the scallops and I had the crab Louie. Everything was delicious

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  16. Epratt2017

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very busy and the service was extremely slow. The food took a long time to arrive and it was disappointing. The live music was nice and added to the ambience.

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  17. ShannonL

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a good variety on the menu from seafood, beef, and hearty salads.

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  18. DeniseJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very inviting and welcoming environment. Excellent customer service and delicious food. Extensive wine list as well as creative cocktails.

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  19. MarkT

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always come back for my wife’s birthday! Love the food and the abundance of gluten free options. Beautiful views. Great food!

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  20. MDdiners

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place… Great service! Very average food.

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  21. LisaS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 30th anniversary. Great experience from the staff. Food was great

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  22. Pdxfoodlover

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Bridgewater Bistro for the delicious food and wonderful service. The catch of the day halibut did not disappoint! I loved my mushroom Hungarian soup and my husband had high praise for the crab cocktail. If you love delicious food this is a good place for you to eat.

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  23. JaniceF

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sorry to see the limited menu selections. Hope you can expand the menu during the busy season.

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  24. ValerieG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    bridgewater Bistro is my all time go-to nice place to take friends and family to eat great food, enjoy the ambience and view of the great Columbia River shipping lane. Hungarian mushroom soup is a must experience!

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  25. JenniferG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a very nice restaurant and the best for fine dining on the coast, but the portions are a little small for the price. The food is great though and the ambience is too.

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  26. BobO

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been to your restaurant many times and always happily return. I marked the noise level down one this time because I was there on New Year's Eve and there was a band. I enjoyed the band, so didn't mind the added noise. In the past, it's always been a pianist, which I've loved. Will happily return the next time I'm in Astoria. Food, service and ambience are always great.

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  27. KarenS

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and the service was excellent. We had halibut and it was perfect as was the filet. Acoustics are not the best but overall a lovely experience.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place for dinner. Great ambiance and even better food. They had live music when we there which was also great. Dessert menu was incredible!

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  29. KKBbe

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our New Year’s Eve dinner at Bridgewater Bistro. We started with the brussel sprouts and the smoked salmon/brie crostini, both of which were truly exceptional. Our main courses (tuna, salmon, seafood cakes) were also without fault. If you like cocktails, you must try the Oregon marionberry lemon drop - delicious! The celebratory mood was punctuated by a live band, which did make the space a bit too loud for any sort of conversation at times, but I had the impression that the live music was special for the evening. Overall, definitely a five star experience!

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  30. MarkS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was New Year's Eve with live music which we really enjoyed during our meal and after in front of the fireplace with a drink from the bar.

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  31. KateC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    If crab is on the menu it's going to be a good night. Very nice seafood dishes

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  32. TraciH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, it was very nice. Just a couple things could have been a bit better. The crispy skinned Salmon was very nice, but a little over cooked. The mashed potatoes were plated too early and, while everything else on the plate was hot, the potatoes were mildly warm. Our server was great and accommodating.

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  33. PaulG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the The best. We frequent Bridgewater Bistro with out of town guest and friends in the area. The service, food and friendly staff made sure my birthday dinner was THE BEST.

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  34. TeriN

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’d read that the crab cheesecake was a “must have” and I agree. My Albacore au poivre was cooked to perfection. Our server was very accommodating to a special request. On our next visit, though, I will wait to order entrees until after our appetizer is delivered. We weren’t able to finish before our entrees arrived.

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  35. JessyC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location with beautiful views although it was dark when we were there. The interior was really nice. Friendly staff. The food was delicious with a unique selection.

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  36. John

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Love the mushroom soup!!!

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  37. jacobl

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Last time I wrote, I was critical of Bridgewater ruining their storied treatment of fish cakes by turning them into deep-fried mush. Last night, they redeemed themselves. New versions of their salmon and tuna entrees are excellent. The special sturgeon was as well. Service was above and beyond.

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  38. KimB

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, friendly staff and great service. I have a gluten allergy and they were very accommodating with all menu items cleary labeled. Definitely will eat here again should we find ourselves in Astoria on another trip

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  39. BenjaminZ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an early dinner (five adults) at the BB on Christmas Eve. The waitress was wonderful. The starters were very good, as was the king salmon and the fish-and-chips. The "mushroom white bean cassoulet" was dreadful; it appeared to have been made from a can of white cannellini beans with perhaps 5-10 mushroom pieces thrown in as some sort of effort to achieve the bare minimum. To say that it was very poor would be a vastly generous assessment. And then there was the New York Strip Steak, or, more accurately, the "New York Strip Steak," which was like no other New York Strip Steak that I have ever had, and I have had many. Whatever it was, it was not a New York Strip Steak; it appeared to be some sort of chuck roast or some cut thrown in the oven and then sliced into "New York Strip Steaks." For $45 it was a steal, and not in a good way. The kitchen was out of several items even in the late afternoon on Christmas Eve; I assume that deliveries were difficult late the previous week or over that weekend, or something. OK: Perhaps that is not the restaurant's fault. We have had dinner at the BB many times, and I really an dubious that we will do so again. BZ

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  40. Zagfan

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food. With service to match, and lovely ambiance.

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Bridgewater Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 476 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Bridgewater Bistro

20 Basin St, ste A, Astoria, OR 97103

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Astoria
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Northwest, Bistro, Contemporary French / American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch
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