Bridgewater Bistro

Bridgewater Bistro

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Fantastic Meal As Always !
A heartfelt note of thanks from Sandy:
I would like to thank all of those who contributed to John’s Memorial and Celebration of Life Monday 8/15/22. It was truly a special day remembering the life of my beloved husband, fellow chef, consummate businessman, stoked surfer, dear family member and an overall fungi!

Mark Hemmer, CHA - Vesta Hospitality
Jennifer Holen - Event Coordinator Extroadinaire
Sarah Bunce - Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, Oregon
Julie Johnson - Ocean Beauty Seafoods-Astoria Distribution
Todd Flukinger - Bornstein Seafoods
Brian O'Dea - Kingfisher Farms
Dennis Deters - plus
Chris Graziano - Graziano Foodservice Inc.
US Foods Chefs Store - Warrenton
Chef Aaron Bedard - The Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach, Oregon
Chef Gehrett Billinger - The Town Club
Chef Abe Bund - Culinary Arts Teacher / Estacada HS
Chef Tyler Casiano - Freelance Pastry Chef
Chef Matt Dueber - Warren House Pub
Neil Dundas - Dundee's Bar and Grille
Kimberly Fitzwater - Territory Manager, US Foods
Chef Geoff Gunn - Bridgewater Bistro
Chef Jonathan Hoffman - The Nest Bakery
Chefs Sean & Crystal Corbin - Former Irish Table & Corbins
Chef Chris Holden - Nekst Event
Chefs Ira and Abbey Krizo - Christian Culinary Academy
Chef Michael Lalewicz - Retired, The Depot
Chef Jess Lipofski - Brick House - 714 Bar and Grill
Liz and Josh Menke - Sea Level Bakery + Coffee
Chef Alex Newman - Hawthorn Woods Country Club
Chef Doug Niblack - Niblack Events
Chef Lynne "Red" Pelletier - Retired, Executive Chef Emeritus of The Shoalwater and Bridgewater Bistro
Chef Jeff Schutt - Gatsby's Oceanside Speakeasy & Steakhouse
Chef Dru Schaffer - Newmans at 988
Brian Taylor - Bruce's Candy Kitchen
Chef Josh Archibald - Tillamook Cheese Factory
Chef Hector Valazquez - Mariner Market
Pastor John Nagle
Brenda Ingram
Paul Brooks-Dudgeon - North Coast Family Fellowship
Debbie Nelson - Cannon Beach Florist
Paul Nofield - Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge, Downtown Cannon Beach, OR
Escape Lodging Company
Sea Sprite Guest Lodgings in Cannon Beach, Oregon
Kyle Genin
Christy Drumheller
Beth Keim
Richard Petrich
Jerry & Kellie Grisham Campbell
Brian & Lynnet Maree Anderson
Paula Mushrush
Buddy Harold Gerald Newman III
Sheila Roley
I wish I had not relied on google maps to provide your accurate business hours… We will be in Astoria tomorrow and were looking forward to having dinner there, but when we called to make a reservation, found out you’re closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Hopefully you can update your hours on the google map program.
Disappointed to miss Bridgewater Bistro this trip… next time!
I had an absolutely DELICIOUS meal at Bridgewater Bistro! 😍 Valentine’s Day cocktail, oyster shooters, Hungarian Mushroom soup (the BEST SOUP I’VE EVER TASTED - rich and creamy like a bisque with the comfort of a soup that’s been cooking all day on a Sunday in the middle of an east-coast-winter), and the grand finale - Halibut Casino. The sauce was so good I asked for an extra side of it!! I definitely love and recommend this place.
Bridgewater Bistro - $75 gift certificate, Wine, Soap, Cards
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Looking to escape yet ANOTHER heatwave this week?

Grab food on the water inside a Kose at Bridgewater Bistro.

Don't worry, the food is just as spectacular as the location. Smoked gouda mac 'n' cheese, fresh clam chowder, wild mushroom ragout, cioppino... need we say more?

We'll see you in Astoria!

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Great restaurant, been weekly customer for several years. I realize things are busy now. Could not get reservation when I called on saturday for sunday evening. So I thought take out would be nice. That is until I called and was told they were too busy for that, and she just hung up on me. Guess we will move on and become a good customer somewhere else.
Best restaurant on the coast. Please everyone who enjoys this wonderful place to dine join me in ordering take out often and give very large tips. The staff needs our support.

Tim & Rosana Nelson
We’ve had many wonderful meals at Bridgewater Bistro over the years. Tonight was no exception. The food was prepared and served to the delight of our pallets and experience. However, tonight we went wondering how we would find this Cov*d experience as two science based health care professionals. I have to tell you we were so impressed with the protocol. I won’t go on and on but if you want a wonderful meal in a wonderful setting, this is the place to go. Five stars!
Don't forget that you can use your Clam Bucks Coupon Book through November 10. One of the participating businesses is Bridgewater Bistro whose menu features local farmers, fishers, cheesemakers and meat producers.
Click the link to learn more about Clam Bucks Coupon Book and see all the locations participating.
http://www.greatcolumbiacrossing.com/about/clam-bucks
Congratulations, Bridgewater Bistro, and Chef Geoff Gunn, for the fantastic write up in the October 2020 issue of Food, Wine, Travel Magazine. As usual, you impressed with your consistently good service and outstanding food preparation!
We always eat and drink well here on Oregon's North Coast. Don't forget to take a taste home with you, too!
Our getaway prize package includes
* Bridgewater Bistro - The menu features local and regional foods with seasonal specials and spacious seating.
* Nisa's Thai Kitchen - A favorite of locals and visitors alike serving authentic Thai cuisine at the Warrenton Marina.
* Bridge and Tunnel Bottleshop and Taproom - Grab a local favorite or a specialty import to take home or enjoy on-site.
* Pat's Pantry - Spices, tea and more for the aspiring or inspired chef.

Enter to win - details at:
https://www.travelastoria.com/contest
We drove over to Bridgewater from Vancouver and was thoroughly satiated! We celebrated a friend’s birthday and the dessert plate was decorated with a beautiful Happy Birthday message in chocolate - so classy! All the desserts were delicious as well as our meals. Could not have had a better lunch! Thank you!

Exceptional Food and Service with a Breathtaking River View. We feature local, sustainable foods from the bounty that surrounds us. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Please make reservations in advance to ensure that we have a table for you! Located in a historic boatyard/cannery building, The Bridgewater perches on piliings over the Columbia River with 270 degree views up and down the river, across to the Willapa Hills and to the charming Victorian homes marching up the hills to the south. Our dining rooms include a main floor with access to an outdoor dining deck and a mezzanine level which seats up to 54 for special occasion gatherings and meeetings.

07/30/2022

Gift Certificates: rest assured. If you have a Bridgewater gift certificate in your wallet it is still good even though the restaurant ownership has changed hands. All is well!

Join us for these delicious (and gorgeous) pan-seared halibut cheeks with blackberry beurre rouge, summer greens and heritage grains! This is as summery as it gets!

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07/29/2022

We are overwhelmed by the flood of loving and supportive messages you have posted in response to our announcement of the sale of the restaurant! We would love to respond to you all personally with our thanks but that might take a while and there are some questions that many of you have asked so we are going to respond to those right here: We do not expect that there will be changes to our menus! Your favorites (like the Hungarian Mushroom soup pictured here) will still be on the menu! AND, Pamela is gluten intolerant just like me (Ann) so her commitment to maintaining our gluten-free program will be personally important! Don't expect any changes there either. And, our stellar staff will all be here to greet you, serve you, and celebrate your special occassions with you, The only faces you might not see are ours -- unless we are relaxing in a booth over dinner and a fine wine!

07/27/2022

We are pleased to announce the sale of The Bridgewater Bistro to Pamela and Jeff Munden, Portland restaurateurs. We know that they will bring new energy and creativity to the restaurant while maintaining our commitment to creating extraordinary and caring dining experiences for our customers as well a taking good care of our wonderful staff. It's a bittersweet moment for us as we complete our 50+ years in this wonderful and crazy business but we are looking forward to finally having time to spend with family and friends--and time to relax with each other instead of working together! We thank the community for so many years of support, and we ask you to continue to support the Bridgewater and our staff.

Bridgewater Bistro updated their business hours. 07/02/2022

Bridgewater Bistro updated their business hours.

Bridgewater Bistro updated their business hours.

For Some Of The Most Scenic Coastal Dining In Oregon, Head To Bridgewater Bistro 06/10/2022

For Some Of The Most Scenic Coastal Dining In Oregon, Head To Bridgewater Bistro

For Some Of The Most Scenic Coastal Dining In Oregon, Head To Bridgewater Bistro For some of the *most* scenic coastal dining (and best fresh seafood!) in Oregon, venture up to Astoria's Bridgewater Bistro.

04/09/2022

Oven-roasted fresh sturgeon with sauteed bok choy, choconut-red curry sauce, Marcona almonds and cilantro for dinner on this spring day on the Columbia. Delicious! Join us! Reservations 503-325-6777

04/06/2022

The cruise ships are back, and this one cruised right by the Bridgewater Bistro on it's way upriver and under the bridge (the ships usually tie up at the West Mooring Basin next door). These ships have been mostly absent for a couple of years now, and we've forgotten how huge they are! There will be 6 more ships in April, and 5 in May for you to look at! Join us. 503-325-6777

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04/01/2022

We have an opening for a full-time" dishwasher to join our professional team. We value respect, kindness, professionalism and great team players! Pay DOE, includes kitchen tips as well as monthly performance-based bonuses. Come in to the restaurant to apply.

04/01/2022

We are looking for a couple of experienced line cooks. If you would enjoy working with a creative, respectful, and talented group of professionals, this is a rare opening on our team. Full time. Pay DOE, plus tips and performance-based bonuses.

03/17/2022

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you. May the road to The Bridgewater be smooth, the beer green and the corned beef hash as delicious as it looks! Colcannon soup and soda bread and this delicious corned beef hash should please the leprechaun in you! Give us a call 503-325-6777.

03/11/2022

The Bridgewater's new Meze plate is a harbinger of spring days to come! The bold flavors and textures of the quinoa tabbouleh and fennel bulb-zucchini salad are accented by the creamy housemade hummus, salty marinated olives and rich roasted red peppers. Available for lunch or dinner. Join us! 503-325-6777

Donate to World Central Kitchen 03/05/2022

Donate to World Central Kitchen

My father lived in Odessa before he and his family had to flee the revolution in 1920. Our family stories of that time, of leaving behind businesses, friends and all of their belongings and walking across the border into Poland with only what they could carry on their backs are always on our minds now as we watch history replay itself. We know the work of Jose Andres and his World Central Kitchen. Please join us in sending as much as you can to his efforts to keep hot and healthy foods available to all those who are suffering from the affects of this war.

Donate to World Central Kitchen Help provide fresh meals to Ukrainian families in need

02/16/2022

We are looking for an experienced line cook. If you would enjoy working with a creative, respectful, and talented group of professionals, this is a rare opening on our team. Part to full time, depending upon experience. Pay DOE, plus tips and performance-based bonuses.

02/12/2022

Happy Valentine's Day weekend everyone! Join us at The Bridgewater for a romantic cocktail made with locally distilled spirits: The Love Potion is made with Planet Oregon sparkling rose, Fishhawk Distillery Fleet gin, St. Germaine liqueur and a lime twist. Our housemade Blood Orange Raspberry Shrub is blended with Pilot House Bar Pilot Vodka and garnished with a fresh strawberry. We are serving our special Valentine's Day menu all weekend as well as Valentine's Day. Give us a call at 503-325-6777 for reservations.

02/06/2022

Our Seafood special of the day on this amazing sunny day is just as delicious as it is stunningly beautiful! A delicate roasted fresh Alaskan halibut filet atop a bed of wild foraged king trumpet and hedgehog mushrooms with forbidden rice and a porridge made from wild oca and cauliflower. Come down and enjoy a delicious meal while enjoying our fabulous view of the mighty Columbia river! Reservations are highly recommended! Call us at 503-325-6777. Hope to see you soon!

2021 Coast Weekend Readers Choice Awards 02/05/2022

2021 Coast Weekend Readers Choice Awards

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Be sure to vote for all of your favorites--and we hope that we are on your favorites list!

2021 Coast Weekend Readers Choice Awards 2021 Coast Weekend Readers Choice Awards

02/03/2022

Treat yourself and those you love to an elegant evening of wonderful live music, sparkling libations and delicious food. Let us pamper you! We will be serving this special dinner menu on Saturday the 12th, Sunday the 13th and Valentine's Day, as well as our regular menus. Our dining room seating is still limited to keep us all safe so be sure to call for reservations! 503-325-6777.

01/28/2022

Our fish special tonight is just as bright and sunny as the day was here on the river: Pan-seared halibut served with polenta cakes, sauteed foraged black trumpet mushrooms, sauteed greens and a Cajun remoulade. Delicious! We hope you'll join us at The Bridgewater soon. For reservations call 503-325-6777.

01/23/2022

This gorgeous plate of shrimp 'n grits with andouille and red pepper agro dolce tastes like it came straight from New Orleans. Of course the mighty river flowing by is The Columbia, not the Mississippi! Join us, and don't forget to make reservations! 503-325-6777

01/22/2022

Fresh Quinault river Steelhead! Served over a bed of creamy black trumpet mushroom risotto with roasted broccolini and herb oil! Perfect for a chilly night overlooking the grand Columbia! Hope to see you here! Reservations are highly recommended! 503-325-6777

01/15/2022

It's a beautiful day on the river--and no sign of the tsunami wave! Join us for a delicious roasted halibut with fresh Manila clams in a garlic-tomato-white wine broth and fresh broccolini! Danny is playing piano tonight--reservations are a good idea!

01/15/2022

We have reopened after our annual floor refinishing and deep-cleaning and are looking forward to celebrating Martin Luther King's birthday with some wonderful southern specials! Danny Sternadel will be at the piano Friday and Saturday nights, and the new local group Three in Accord will play for Sunday brunch from 11:30 to 3. Join us!

01/10/2022

We have an opening for a full-time" dishwasher to join our professional team. We value respect, kindness, professionalism and great team players! Pay DOE, includes kitchen tips as well as monthly performance-based bonuses. Come in to the restaurant to apply.

Timeline photos 01/03/2022

We will be closed from Jan. 3-13 for our annual deep-cleaning and floor refinishing. We will reopen for lunch and dinner on Friday, Jan. 14th to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday weekend with a special Sunday brunch performance by Three in Accord (and our fantastic Shrimp 'n Grits!). Reservations would be a good idea! 503-325-6777.

01/03/2022

We will be closed from Jan. 3-13 for our annual deep-cleaning and floor refinishing. We will reopen for lunch and dinner on Friday, Jan. 14th to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday weekend with a special Sunday brunch performance by Three in Accord (and our fantastic Shrimp 'n Grits!). Reservations would be a good idea! 503-325-6777.

Timeline photos 01/02/2022

We will be closed from Jan. 3-13 for our annual deep-cleaning and floor refinishing. We will reopen for lunch and dinner on Friday, Jan. 14th to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday weekend with a special Sunday brunch performance by Three in Accord (and our fantastic Shrimp 'n Grits!). Reservations would be a good idea! 503-325-6777.

01/01/2022

We will be closed from Jan. 3-13 for our annual deep-cleaning and floor refinishing. We will reopen for lunch and dinner on Friday, Jan. 14th to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday weekend with a special Sunday brunch performance by Three in Accord. Reservations would be a good idea! 503-325-6777.

Photos from Bridgewater Bistro's post 01/01/2022

Happy New Year! May 2022 bring you peace, health and happiness...and great food! Love from all of us at The Bridgewater.

12/29/2021

New Year's Eve: Join us for some wonderful music by The Ragged Edges. Blues, pop, a little jazz--a soulful way to put 2021 behind us and to welcome in a brand new year! Dinner reservations are required. 503-325-6777

12/27/2021

We will be open for dinner tonight starting at 4!!!

12/24/2021

In spite of impending snowfall and surging COVID we are counting our blessings this holiday season, and YOU are one of them! May the light and love of the season be with you as you celebrate with family and friends. Love, The Bridgewater family

12/24/2021

We wish you the happiest of holidays! In spite of impending snowfall and surging COVID we are counting our blessings--and YOU are one of them! May the light of the season shine upon you as you celebrate with family and friends. The Bridgewater Staff

12/22/2021

Wishing you and yours a sweet holiday season. We look forward to celebrating with you! We will be closed for Christmas Day, but we do have a few reservations left for Christmas Eve, and NY Eve. Give us a call at 503-325-6777.

12/05/2021

Tonight at The Bridgewater: Beautiful halibut, braised black lentils, fresh-from-the-hills chanterelle and sheep's head mushrooms with spruce brown butter! Danny is at the piano, and holiday parties are in full swing! Join us....but call ahead! 503-325-6777

11/11/2021

These Ginger-Cavatica Stout mini-bundt cakes are full of warm spices, molasses, fresh ginger and great stout! Served with a light chantilly cream and strips of candied ginger this dessert will make you think of fall, warm fires and piles of leaves to jump into (no raking needed!). Join us for a fall treat!

Our Story

Located in a historic boatyard/cannery building, The Bridgewater perches on piliings over the Columbia River with 270 degree views up and down the river, across to the Willapa Hills and to the charming Victorian homes marching up the hills to the south. Remodeled in 2007, this 110-year old building’s Douglas fir tongue-and-groove flooring (3” thick!) and massive “kicker” beams will take you back in time.

Our dining rooms include a main floor with access to an outdoor dining deck and a mezzanine level which seats up to 54 for special occasion gatherings and meeetings.

We work with local farmers, fishers, cheesemakers and meat producers to source all of our ingredients as close to home as possible--we even have a lovely kitchen garden right here along the river that supplies us with most of our herbs and many specialty vegetables year-round. We strive to keep our menus fresh and seasonal. Fine dining? Yes. Casual dining?Yes. Kid-friendly? Yes. Gluten-free friendly? Yes.

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Bridgewater Bistro Dining Room Opens 5/19
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General Manager

Co-Owner Tony Kischner

Attire

Casual

Services

Catering Groups Kids Outdoor Reserve Takeout Waiter Walkins

Specialties

Dinner Drinks Lunch

Price Range

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Payment Options

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Address


20 Basin St, Suite A
Astoria, OR
97103

Opening Hours

Monday 11:30am - 3pm
4pm - 8pm
Thursday 11:30am - 3pm
4pm - 8:30pm
Friday 11:30am - 3pm
4pm - 9pm
Saturday 11:30am - 3pm
4pm - 9pm
Sunday 10:30am - 3pm
4pm - 8:30pm

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