Bistro Bridgewater

4.6
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28 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Casual
While we're still the VILLAGE STORE you know and love, we welcome you to BISTRO BRIDGEWATER which now shares our historic space. We're a casual, family friendly restaurant with a menu influenced by what's in season and growing locally. We are taking reservations for those who want to book a table in advance at 860-354-2863 or just stop by and see us!

Special Offers

Wednesday Pizza Day

We are now offering pizza from 11a-7p on Wednesday Eat in or take out

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 18 February 2019

Ends: 19 February 2118

Availability: Wed 11:00-19:00

What 28 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great evening. Service was great and the menu is always fresh and innovative.

IV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent. A little confusing with ordering. This was our first time there. You order at the counter and they bring your food or you wait and carry it to your table. Excellent value. Will definitely go back

MM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the place for Dinner & have been there for brunch- but a recent visit for lunch- it was so disorganized- there was no one to greet us or seat us- we waited on the cashier line- only to be told once we got to table we were to have ordered at the cashier- while other tables had menus??
Think it would be better if you separate the village store purchases from the restaurant- that was rather annoying so we left- without staying to eat-
Food is very good- & we did enjoy dinner on saturday-
Thank you-

TB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We made a reservation and assumed we were going to a full-service restaurant. Charming as the exterior is, the "restaurant" is a take out food stand that's inside. The interior is not all displeasing but the venue was not what was expected. I THINK that all of this MIGHT be different in the evenings, but I'm not sure if that is the case. All of that being said, the food was delicious.

MR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Lovely waitress. Cute place. Water tasted awful. Limited menu. Hamburger not medium rare but well done. Won’t return.

BS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food we had at The bistro was fantastic. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. The wait staff was excellent. I could not give a restaurant higher marks for being an overall great experience.

JT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The swordfish was delicious. Excellent service from our favorite waitress Tracy.

NY
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really like this place a lot. The food is local and always good. The service is friendly and efficient . You are not rushed and can have a leisurely dinner . I very much appreciate how close it is to my home and what an asset it is to the community of Bridgewater. The atmosphere is very pleasant and not overbearing in the least. Very nice choices on the menu. The baked goods are nothing short of excellent. Always look forward to going there because it is consistently a good experience.

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is outstanding and service is very considerate and professional. The only problem is the excruciating noise, which is amplified by hard surfaces (glass display cases, vintage tin ceiling). If not for that, we'd be there much more often.

RD
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We come here whenever we can. It’s such a lovely setting . The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating and the food is always delicious. We’ll be back

NY
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat. Food is excellent. Limited menu but that is probably one reason why the food is good. I always enjoy going there and have never had a bad experience. Friendly people . A real asset to Bridgewater.

SN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, it was a pleasure to dine at Bistro Bridgewater. The food was excellent, as was the waitstaff service. Thank you, Tracy, and the entire team for a lovely dining experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best cheeseburgers ever! The wait staff is very friendly and you feel such a warm sense of community.... we are so lucky to have this Bistro in our town!!!!

SS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely spectacular restaurant. Everything was cooked to perfection. I wish it wasnt so far from me as i can see myself eating there often.

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the Bistro any day, and we enjoyed a great Mother's Day lunch.

E
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I would recommend sticking to lunch here at the cafe. Dinner was very disappointing. Overly salted, and overly sauced and not particularly well cooked.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is a hidden gem located in Bridgewater, CT. The food is amazing and the service is exceptional. You'd be hard pressed to find a more satisfying dining experience in Litchfield County.

KM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a great experience here! Tracy makes us feel very welcome. She's so lovely

LP
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, small bistro with warm ambiance and terrific food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service.

p
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local place with attentive service and real farm to table ingredients. Lovely waitstaff.

Bistro Bridgewater
Responded on 24 November 2018

Pattty thank you for your kind words, greatly appreciated and glad you enjoyed your experience. We are so pleased you chose us for dinner. Looking forward to your next visit! Anthony Sartori, GM

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BB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Nice for lunch. Not for dinner: menu choices odd, kitchen super slow, food served cold, prices high. Not just once but every time (3) . Too bad because it's a nice space & we could use a good dinner spot.

Bistro Bridgewater
Responded on 24 November 2018

Hello Brigitte, Thank you for joining us for dinner. Sorry to hear your experience was not what you had hoped. We are aggressively working on menu changes to bring it a little more home and comfort food feeling. We have adjusted our menu to meet the price points for any budget. The changes with the menu have allowed for a more paced service. Please reach out to me would love to chat more and hear your ideas. Anthony S GM : anthony.bwbistrostore@gmail

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IN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Stale bread, inedible creamed kale, absolutely delicious burger. Service painfully slow.

Bistro Bridgewater
Responded on 24 November 2018

Intheknow, thank you for choosing us for your dining experience, sorry to hear there were some bumps in the road. We have taken many steps to enhance the quality of our foods and our service standards. I invite you to join us again. Please feel free to reach out to me, I value your input. Anthony Sartori, GM Anthony.bwbistrostore@gmail

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DS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just had the Pizza. Was really great with the perfect crust.

Bistro Bridgewater
Responded on 24 November 2018

DSnyc, thank you for joining us for Pizza, glad to hear it was a great experience. Our every changing pizza menu is amazing, our crust is handmade and toppings are farm fresh. We look forward to your next visit ! Anthony Sartori, GM

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We are so happy to have this restaurant so convenient to us. We appreciate the changing, relatively small menu. Some favorite
dishes could be repeated. The food is fresh and creative. Our only complaint would be that some of the spicy dishes have been too spicy for our pallets, but the dishes would be excellent otherwise. We would also like a soup choice. The wait staff is very pleasant and welcoming. Good drinks and dessert.

Bistro Bridgewater
Responded on 24 November 2018

Thank you for joining us for your dining experience, we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Your input is a very valuable tool our executive staff use these to enhance and make everyone experience the most. Our winter menu has settled in and we are offering soups and stews on a regular basis and as the seasons change so will our soup options. Thank you again and feel free to reach out to me at any time! Anthony Sartori, GM anthony.bwbistrostore@gmail

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DS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to eat dinner for miles around.

NY
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I live in Bridgewater and I believe that this restaurant is a great asset to the community. It is a destination for sure. The food is excellent and creative. It has a pretty good menu selection which covers most tastes. It is not a large selection which I like for various reasons. The baked goods are wonderful and locally made. They have a nice liquor selection and bar drinks. The service is good and the people are friendly. It is a very , very nice local restaurant and I can’t tell you how pleased I am that they are in Bridgewater. I have eaten here with family and friends over the summer and the food is consistent and always good. I am glad to see that they are now on open table which is a real plus.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, creative menu with many items from local farm. Charming local feel. Warm, friendly service and excellent value!