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Bistro 29

620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
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Ranked #10 of 444 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

this is a small intimate place that offers great food ( try the scallops) and specials such as their $29.00 three course meals ( check for days offered) and happy hour. They have local sourced food and great wines. It is well worth taking a look and I promise you will enjoy every bite!

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Chantilly, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

The Vintners Inn recommended Bistro 29 for dinner and we're very glad they did! Bistro 29 is small, quaint and perfect! We love Bistros like this. From the moment we entered, we were treated as though we were special. Zack, our waiter was excellent, as well as the entire staff. All were friendly, professional and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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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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130 reviews 130 reviews
83 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
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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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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71 reviews 71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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