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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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  • 5
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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
Superb French Bistro

This restaurant provides high end French cuisine. The food is fantastic, and everything is fresh and delicious. The chefs are very creative, and provide new taste experiences. We chose the set price dinner option which offers several courses for one price and we were delighted with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Suburban MD
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This restaurant provides high end French cuisine. The food is fantastic, and everything is fresh and delicious. The chefs are very creative, and provide new taste experiences. We chose the set price dinner option which offers several courses for one price and we were delighted with the selection. While this bistro is not cheap, the food is well worth it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went their for a birthday. The ambiance is terrific and intimate. Their food and wait staff are absolutely amazing!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

What a gem!! Located in downtown Santa Rosa, this intimate bistro offers fantastic traditional buckwheat crepes and much more - we love to take advantage of their twice a week happy hour deals with reduced prices on crepes and drinks. The perfect summer dining experience is their forestier (wild mushroom) crepe w/ egg on top with a nice glass of... More 

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Santa Rosa, Ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We go to Bistro 29 often and absolutely love Chef's work. I think he is one of the most talented in the County, turning out dishes from casual classic French crepes to star-quality Cal-French masterpieces. The menu is tuned to the seasons and everything tastes so fresh. The T-W-Th night $29 prix fixe menu ($39 with wine pairings) is a... More 

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This has now become our "go to" restaurant in the Sonoma County area. Yes its small, but good things come in little packages. The food - Outstanding! The wine - Outstanding in not terribly expensive. The staff - Fabulous, especially Sierra. She is efficient, friendly and knowledgeable.

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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We went here for an evening with my sisters family and found that the restaurant was small but very nice. The waiters were right on the spot with menu help. The menu was loaded with what they were preparing for that day with local produce and meats. I had the brick roasted chicken with wild local mushrooms. It was prepared... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It will melt in your mouth! A small town in Santa Rosa holds the biggest treasure for anyone passing through town. This french bistro will make you want to come back to Santa Rosa. A little something for every taste, fantastic staff and a Chef that will take the time to come to your table and give you his own... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Hard to pick from the menu - you want to try everything. Fantastic escargot with bone marrow, osso Buco, duck. Great atmosphere French provincial. Wonderful service.

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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Additional Information about Bistro 29

Address: 620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
Phone Number: 707-546-2929
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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