Bistro Bridgewater

4.6
35 reviews
$30 and under
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!
What 35 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.4
Service
4.4
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4.6
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TinaC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent! We will be back. This has become our go to restaurant for celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Great food service was just ok. Waitress was nice but felt like we were bothering her every time we asked for something.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Menu had many wonderful choices. Every thing we chose was delicious. Hats off to the chef! The place was totally full, and yet we got great service! Tracy is a phenomenal waiter! Will definitely return.

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LauraD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bistro Bridgewater was a wonderful choice for Valentine's Day. The food is excellent as was the wine list. Our server was great with just the right amount of attentiveness. I would say it is one of the top restaurants in the northeast corner of Connecticut, and way better than that pretentious place called CT.

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DebbieL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Are favorite spot in town. Go almost every Friday night and have never been disappointed. Friendly staff and fabulous menu. Love pd the change up in the valentine menu.

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vipDebbieL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was all very tasty. The staff was great. We have a very nice dinner. We’ll be back next Friday !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was fantastic! And our waitress was totally on top of her game!!! The maple glaze on the chicken was delicious!!!

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Jonathan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipInVinoVeritas
New York Area
7 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

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MicheleM
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-

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vipTomB
New York Area
20 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.

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vipMelissaR
New York Area
18 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.

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BarbaraS
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.

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

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

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vipNYCperson
New York Area
80 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 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.

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RossD
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

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vipNYCperson
New York Area
80 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.

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SusanN
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
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!!!!

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vipSarahS
New York Area
17 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.

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Groupdinner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipElypze
New York Area
20 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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KathleenM
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

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, small bistro with warm ambiance and terrific food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service.

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vippattytv
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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BrigitteBardot
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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IntheknowNY
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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vipDSnyc
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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OpenTable Diner
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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vipDSnyc
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to eat dinner for miles around.

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vipNYCperson
New York Area
80 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.

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vipPeterM
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!

FAQs

Bistro Bridgewater offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 354-2863.

Bistro Bridgewater is rated 4.6 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.