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Bistro 29

620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
707-546-2929
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Ranked #15 of 443 restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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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SF
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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92 reviews 92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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milpitasca
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205 reviews 205 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We get to Santa Rosa about twice a year. For many, many years we have dined at John Ash. We really wanted a new spot, so I looked on Trip Advisor. We dined on a Tuesday evening and about 60% of the tables were filled. We had a lot of space between us and the nearest table and it was... More

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San Diego, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

came here with my family last weekend. i had the salmon special with peas and cous cous. it was delicious! great wine selection as well. would highly recommend.

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Visited Bistro 29 for 10th anniversary celebration. So happy with the choice. I was stuck between two items on menu, fortunately my wife ordered the second. We sampled eachothers and it was win-win. Had dessert special at servers recommendation and another winner. Definitely will be coming back the next time I'm in Santa Rosa.

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We visited Bistro 29 on a Saturday night as a party of four. Having recently spent 10 days in Paris, we were hoping to recapture some of favorite eating memories. We were not disappointed, as Bistro 29 is like a small Parisian bistro. The buckwheat crepes were excellent as a starter. We enjoyed entrees of chicken in terragon sauce and... More

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We ate here with friends on recommendation from our B&B. If you like french food, you will enjoy this place. We all had something different and ate from each others plates. Loved the food. Service was fine, ambiance was really nice. Tiny and close-knit eating (almost like a NY style restaurant), but charming. Great wine list, of course!

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