by Nikki Cleveland
Astoria is home to several restaurants along the Columbia River, including the popular Bridgewater Bistro in a historic cannery building. The fine dining bistro sits on a pier overlooking the river with 270-degree views of the water, Astoria-Megler bridge, and Willapa Hills in the distance.
The bistro uses locally sourced ingredients including fresh seafood, brought in from boats just 100 yards away, as well as plants grown in-house right from their own garden. They also team up with local farmers to bring in local poultry, beef, and pork, as well as other produce delivered daily.
Bridgewater features these ingredients, as fresh as they get, in various sandwiches, pasta dishes, and entrees, including Wild Pacific Salmon, New York Steak, Wild Cod Fish & Chips, and a Wild Mushroom Ragout for vegetarians. Their menu also includes soups and salads with house-made bread and delectable desserts such as chocolate-Kahlua silk pie.
The restaurant has a main dining room, as well as outdoor dining deck, with sweeping views of the river and bridge. Their in-house dining is currently closed due to COVID, however, they are still open for takeout 7 days a week.
Bridgewater Bistro is currently open Sunday through Thursdays 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. They are located just off Highway 101 by the Astoria Riverwalk, at 20 Basin St Suite A in Astoria, OR. View their take-out menu here.