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“Wonderful surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro 29

Bistro 29
620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
707-546-2929
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Ranked #8 of 404 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.
DFW, Texas
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“Wonderful surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

Recommended to us by Josh at VJB tasting room. VJB is wonderful by the way!
Bistro 29 crepes were Fantastic! Goat cheese salad a delight! Service was helpful and personable! Salmon entre was delish, can't wait for our next trip to wine country so we can come back!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Santa Rosa, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Expected Great Food but only got Mediocre Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Went here recently with much anticipation and excitement. An actual gourmet restaurant in Santa Rosa? Well that is what they claim but the food fell short. The seasoning was poorly done, the fish was overcooked, and they couldn't even do Escargot properly. How hard is it to make a typical Escargot preparation with butter and garlic? Nothing tasted good enough for me to ever return. Don't waste your money on this spot.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Rosa, California
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39 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“prix fixe is on Tue, Wed, Thurs; delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Walked downtown to this wonderful prix fixe meal:
Amuse Bouche: Crispy Buckweat Crêpe Dentelle with a salad of smoked scallops & shrimp
First Course: Spring Onion & Fennel Tart with gruyère cheese & arugula
Second Course: Oven Roasted Brined Pork Chop with fingerling potatoes, Rogue River Smokey Blue cheese, hazelnut ramesco & natural jus
Dessert: Sablé Breton with chocolate-fromage blanc mousse & Grand Marnier strawberries
The wine pairing was perfect. Scrumptious meal. Busy restaurant, but low noise allowed great conversation with tablemate. Fine service.
 

 

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glendale, California
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“imaginative food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

The salad with beets in it was amazing and fun to eat with all the different flavors including candy almonds. The service was friendly and you definitely need reservations since it is a small popular place

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Rosa, California
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268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
“Hurray for cassoulet!!! And many more things here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

This is my favorite place in Santa Rosa. The food, staff, owner/chef, all make this an enjoyable evening. Our starters were onion/cider soup that knocked my taste buds out of the park. I could have made a meal of it. The salads were fresh, delicious and well dressed with flavors. Our mains, well three of us had Cassoulet. I had talked it up because I had it on my first visit, and was very impressed. My husband had the scallop dish and would not share a bite. The dessert menu is varied and I was full so tried three scoops of house made ice cream and sorbet. All excellent! Living in Sonoma County we have many good places to eat, we are very fortunate. Bistro 29 is one of the best!!!!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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