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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 - 9:30 am
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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, Seating
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
Good duck

This small but busy bistro offers sound French food and a reasonable selection of wines. Staff were friendly and the offer of tastings before selecting one of two wines was appreciated. The cassoulet is quite good although with a much lower proportion of meat to beans than I am used to. The duck... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KierenX
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Fraser Coast
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Fraser Coast
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218 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small but busy bistro offers sound French food and a reasonable selection of wines. Staff were friendly and the offer of tastings before selecting one of two wines was appreciated. The cassoulet is quite good although with a much lower proportion of meat to beans than I am used to. The duck comfit is excellent as is the pate.... More 

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Thank KierenX
Santa Rosa, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BEWARE!! Reservations are for 1 1/2 hour slots and you will be asked to leave if they have overbooked!! Also check bill carefully!

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Thank CatherineJerry
Santa Rosa, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

NYE prix fixe menu was excellent - several choices for the second and entrée course were wonderful. We had the filet mignon which was cooked perfectly. Sommelier doted on us allowing us to try several wines to find one we loved.

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Thank Lisa B
Santa Rosa, CA
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good for me but not cooked well for my dining companion. Scallops were cold & undercooked. The service was sub par. Server did not bring us water ever & we had to flag down another wait staff to get it. Took awhile to order but food came fast. Server never returned to pour us more wine so... More 

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Thank refereemom
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The food here was fantastic and lived up to its advance billing. The steaks and desserts were particularly good. However, we were very disappointed in the service. I had actually gone in the day before to tell them that we were celebrating my dad's 90th birthday and would they put a candle in the dessert (which we ordered and paid... More 

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Thank rebeccaguerin
Santa Rosa, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This little French Bistro serves consistently high quality food with excellent, friendly and attentive service. The food style is from Brittany in North Western France and features a good variety including traditional Galette de blé noir (buckwheat crêpe) and a variety of local seafood and produce from Sonoma County. The Steamed Mussels- Pernod cream sauce makes a great starter; the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful find in wine country! Having been to France a year ago, we were nostalgic for a bit of French bistro food and were not disappointed! Bistro 29 delivered on all fronts. The wine list was varied with good options by the glass as well as by the bottle and reasonably priced. I had a glass of rose... More 

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1 Thank Denvergirl80238
Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Cozy, quiet, excellent service! Nearest thing to a genuine French bistro in the North Bay. $29.00 mid-week fixed price dinner is a joy and worth the trip.

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Thank WAP37
Santa Rosa, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I eat here often. We celebrate special occasions here and we also meet friends for more informal dinners at the bar. The servers are knowledgeable, professional yet warm and gracious. The owners show much pride in this wonderful gem of a restaurant.

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Thank SR_Betty
Sydney
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

A quiet evening out to catch up with an old friend - we stayed in Windsor, she lives in Napa, so we decided to meet sort of in the middle. We couldn't have picked a nicer spot. The service was attentive without being too overbearing, the recommendations were spot on, both for food and wine. And the food was good.... More 

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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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