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Bistro 29

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620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411 (Riley Street)
Downtown transit mall is three blocks away, taxis and pedi-cabs available.
707-546-2929
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bistro 29 located in downtown Santa Rosa, Sonoma County. Bistro 29 is a...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious, amazing, as usual!

I have eaten here many times over the years...never disappointed, continually impressed with the servers, food, experience and chef. The Tues-Thurs $29 three course meal is a steal! Ordering off the menu is always available, and the crepes are not to be missed! This visit we shared a Mushroom... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Morcella
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Santa Rosa, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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647 reviews 647 reviews
438 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here many times over the years...never disappointed, continually impressed with the servers, food, experience and chef. The Tues-Thurs $29 three course meal is a steal! Ordering off the menu is always available, and the crepes are not to be missed! This visit we shared a Mushroom crepe. Generous portion and three of us enjoyed it. I Had... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you're lucky enough to be at Bistro 29 Tues-Thurs, you will get a chance to try their prie fixe menu. ($29.00 for 3 courses and an amuse bouche.) The food is elegant and well prepared, never too heavy or too large of portions so that you're comfortably full at the end of the meal. Our last meal included glazed... More 

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Hardyston Township, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My wife and I have extensive experience with French food and this is one of the most authentic menus we have come across, ever. We were there on a Wednesday night. The restaurant has just enough space to make it feel intimate without making it impossible to get a table. The wine list was extensive and fairly represents California wine... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband and I have traveled quite a bit in France, and lived there for several months at a time. Bistro 29 is the best French restaurant we've found outside of France. Chef Brian Anderson never fails in producing delicious meals! The restaurant has a fixed price menu that changes weekly, and is always a delight. His pork and lamb... More 

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mendocino
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Brian Anderson (owner/chef) opened Bistro 29 on a Sunday for a private party. There were over 30 of us. This was the best group dinner that we have ever attended. People came from Hong Kong, Australia and even Nebraska as well as Santa Rosa and Southern California . The food was exemplary and the service was, as always, perfect. This... More 

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had a wonderful New Year's dinner in this cozy and friendly bistro. The food was excellent and they had interesting food combinations without being too fussy or flashy. Good balance between taste and looks.

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Santa Rosa, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Bistro 29 offers a lovely weekly dinner which is a nice selection but also offers a la carte. I like the options of wines and even hard apple cidre which is appropriate with a savory crepe. Very nice meal.

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Very small, homey restaurant specializing in French cuisine. The food is outstanding. Our server was Sierra - a real gem - pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. The wine list is reasonably priced offering both California and French wines. Worth to stop if you are in Santa Rosa. It is our "go to" place when in the area.

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Santa Ana, California
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167 reviews 167 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was one of the best meals I've ever had. The entire experience was wonderful. The service was great and our server gave us a really nice wine recommendation. Every single course we ordered was amazing. I started with the seared goat cheese crottin, which was a really tasty endive salad. For the main course I had the seared scallops... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This French restaurant is a hidden gem! The sweet breads with capers in lemon sauce was delicious! Also the bone marrow and escargot was to die for! Good wine list, local and French, deserts and coffee. Be adventurous or plain, they have good food for everyone. Great place for a romantic date!!

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Restaurant Details

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: 707-546-2929

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 am

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