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Bistro 29

620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
707-546-2929
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Ranked #10 of 444 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 am
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Riley Street
Transit: Downtown transit mall is three blocks away, taxis and pedi-cabs available.
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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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have been to Bistro 29 about 6-7 times this summer, and we go on a Tuesday thru Thursday, when their special three course dinners are just $29 !! This week we had a special chicken dish, plus salad and dessert. Last week the feature was Filet. This is a cute little restaurant (seats maybe 40, plus a few at... More

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Penngrove
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the food here, duck confit is amazing, actually everything I've tried here is delicious! I would highly recommend this eatery for the francophiles out there.

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Moultrie, GA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had a nice meal here. We had one steak entree, a chicken entree, and two crepes. They were all good. I would go back if in the area.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Bistro 29 was our choice before a concert at Sonoma State. Though the service was helpful, the food was merely okay. The gazpacho special as an appetizer was very good, but the petrale sole was not. My sweetbreads - which I often order at a French restaurant - were okay, but not outstanding. Coffee - in presse - was mediocre,... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Bistro 29 is one of those gems that you wouldn't notice, driving by it. Picture an unassuming French bistro transplanted to Santa Rosa, CA. A wide selection of meals, and the quality is always superb. Wine selection is delightfully matched to the cuisine, which ranges from the seafood and savory or sweet buckwheat crepes of Bretagne in the north, to... More

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SF
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

About once a year we are in Santa Rosa and dine at Bistro 29. We have eaten there 4 times over the years and, remarkably, IT KEEPS GETTING BETTER! Last night we had meals that were PERFECTLY prepared! My wife had the lamb shank with desert of the Carmel/Toffee Cake (?). I had the Steak and Frites with a sweet... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I've been here three times. All three experiences were very good. Friendly, prompt service. Menu has a wide variety. Appropriately priced. I'll be back.

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Richmond, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went to B29 last night to celebrate our 15th anniversary. I made a point of checking out the restroom; it was perfectly clean. Now to the rest of our report. My wife loves butter lettuce and had that salad, which she loved. She particularly liked the dressing. I love French onion soup and theirs was very... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Really bad experience here -- food was not good, service mediocre -- reviews must come from owners relatives and friends. There are so many better choices in the area.

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Canton OH
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103 reviews 103 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We have eaten in a lot of great places around the world, and this one is right up in the top 10. In Northern California for exploring wine country, my wife and I stopped in here last Saturday and were both delighted. She had a beef and I had lamb shank, and we shared their signature fig toffee pudding for... More

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