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Bistro 29

620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
+1 707-546-2929
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cassoulet” (17 reviews)
“steak frites” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful ambiance, service and food! We were looking for a locals place, and this little Bistro was perfect. It's located conveniently downtown on 5th St, with plenty of off street parking. I had the cassoulet, and my wife had the steak frites, both of which...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Loud and a tight fit in but worth it. We always have crepes; savory and sweet. The house buckwheat crepes are nice but a bit heavy for me, i stick to white. All the meats are sublime and the cheeses, over the top! Desserts are...More

Thank sanfranfam2016
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We just came back from our second time having lunch at Bistro 29 and, once again, it was outstanding. The scene is delightful in that it is quiet and flooded with sunlight from above and everyone looks their best against the deep red walls that...More

Thank Occi0
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

One friend ordered the Scottish salmon. What? Something wrong with the local fish? She said it was delicious. Second person ordered the prix fix dinner with the wine pairing. The items preceding the chicken entree were good but the chicken breasts were over- breaded and...More

Thank burrata
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We really enjoyed Bistro 29. It reminded us of being in a Paris bistro. I had the duck confit crepe, which was wonderful, but more crepe than I could finish. My husband enjoyed the chicken dish. Service was great too.

Thank RenoTravelCritic
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The wife (Francoise) of the chef/owner is from Normandy and the influence shows. Best described as "modern-classic French", all the favorites are there served with such California touches as a bed of Faro under the Duck Confit in place of potatoes. The cassoulet is good,...More

Thank Blogger
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Eaten here dozens of times. Always enjoyable. Monday thru Thursday try the $34 prix fixe 3 course dinner. Plenty of delicious food for the low price. Respectable wine list. Friendly & efficient service. Cozy dining room. Family owned and operated. Reservations recommended.

1  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I stopped here halfway home after an exhausting week in the central Bay Area. Had an ambrosial French fish stew, an exalted Sancerre, and a blessed chat with an unhurried wairess. I am renewed. Great quiet place on a weeknight.

Thank Karenl L
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Bistro 29 is a small restaurant, bistro. Reservations are necessary. Service was a bit slow at first, but then got better as the evening went on. My bistro steak was cooked perfectly and very tasty on a bed of arugula with frites, cooked crispy and...More

Thank trvltee
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have been here several times. Recently we had the wine pairing and prefix menu which was an excellent value especially for the high quality food and service we received. The Amuse Bouche was a delightful beginning. Next we had Crispy Buckwheat Crepe Dentelle with...More

Thank Janscience
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jan g
17 March 2017|
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Response from Eric G | Reviewed this property |
Craft micro breweries exist all over the County - there are plenty of really good choices; their food tends toward pub style and can be quite good. Bistro 29 is a French Bistro where wine is the adult beverage of choice.
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Warren B
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Wednesday & Friday 5 - 6pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
    (Riley Street)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown transit mall is three blocks away, taxis and pedi-cabs available.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-546-2929
  • E-mail
Description
Bistro 29 located in downtown Santa Rosa, Sonoma County. Bistro 29 is a traditional bistro specializing in “Breton” regional cuisine. The number 29 comes from the department of Finistère (end of the earth) located in the upper tip of north-west France. Known for the Galette de blé noir (traditional buckwheat crêpe) and sweet crêpes, Bretagne also uses a variety of local seafood and produce that can easily be found in and around northern California.
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