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Bistro 29

620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
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Ranked #11 of 439 restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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90% Recommend
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The owners, Brian and Françoise are amazing. They welcome you to their family when you walk in. Fortunate for us they offer a special for locals that allows us to sample great food from Brittany. The buckwheat crepes are superb and great for a post movie sup. There is a nice selection of wine by the glass that covers both... More

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California, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Santa Rosa residents are very lucky to have this little pearl straight from Paris tucked away in downtown. Friendly service, good prices, excellent and authentic food including real French bread.

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San Mateo, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I am very surprised because their dishes look Real French… no wonder the owner chef is French and keeping the genuine quality. This place became our favorite dinner place when we visit Sonoma County. Their dishes – escargots, scallops, even steaks… all French style and impressive.

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-an American living in England
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We[5] enjoyed our meal & service on Feb 22 . I can echo the review by miles c of San Diego. However, a vintner from the area dining with us, thought the corkage fee high. Would definitely return.

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Delightful little restaurant on a side street in Santa Rosa, CA. Only 14 tables, but each brings you a little bit of France. The food and the staff are excellent. The wine list is very reasonable offering both French and local wines. The house specialty is creeps - both savory and dessert. The entrees are wonderful - lamb, Daube of... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This was a disappointment, pretty much from the start of our evening. We went on a Thursday night with another couple. 2 of us ordered the prix fixe meal at $29 each; the other orders were a crepe and a fish dish. The soup came to the table barely lukewarm - apparently it was supposed to be hot, so both... More

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My wife and I and friends dined at the Bistro 29 on Feb. 22, 2014. The appointment of the Bistro is austere but warm. The staff were very courteous and efficient. I had the duck, which was excellent and my wife had the mussels, which were excellent also. We brought our own bottle of wine and the corkage fee was... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Had a wonderful fixed price dinner here last night. Reasonably priced and absolutely superb service. The waiter was so attentive and made us feel like we really mattered, a rare experience these days. Each course was great and he was willing to let us substitute a dessert even though we had the fixed price meal! Can't say enough. A must... More

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lancaster, pa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The photo is verey accurate. The restaurant is small, and possibly a little loud, the service was very good, the atmosphere casual and pleasant, the food was off the charts excellent. Between us we had four entrees, two appetizers, and two deserts, all of which were flawless. I had a braised lamb shank that was as good as any meal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Thanks to the other good reviews on Tripadvisor we chose to have dinner at Bistro 29 during our stay in Santa Rosa over the thanksgiving weekend. We were not disappointed. The Daube of beef was cooked perfectly resulting in a very rich flavour and the steak-frites was excellent. Naturally being a french restaurant desert must include crepes and the combination... More

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