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Bistro 29

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620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411 (Riley Street)
+1 707-546-2929
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 am
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Bistro 29 regularly and are rating it with the rubric of three stars (***) meets fine dining expectations, four stars (****) exceeds, and two stars (**) is below expectations. Decor and Noise: The interior is attractive but not posh, chairs are comfortable and noise levels allow conversation (***). Service is prompt and attentive, water glasses are kept full... More 

2 Thank Specmonkey
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend had made the reservation and so prior to going I looked up Bistro 29 and checked out their menu. One of their regular items was Cassoulet. I had Cassoulet for the first time in Paris 35 years ago and fell in love with the dish. Of course I ordered it. The cassoulet was quite disappointing. It was bland... More 

Thank Harvey K
Santa Rosa, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Happy hour is only available on Wednesday & Friday nights from 5-6pm but so worth it! It's so good, I want to keep it a secret.

Thank revett2016
2516 Rancho Cabeza Dr.
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Bistro 29 offers an eclectic and approachable menu with options to suit just about everyone. I am a vegetarian but most of my friends are not. This is a place we can all enjoy and I really appreciate that. The service is always spot on and the food is so delicious - I would eat here every day if that... More 

1 Thank Erica L
Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great authentic Brittany Cuisine. We loved the earthy goodness of the Buckwheat Crepes and the fresh food and wonderful combination of flavors. The setting is intimate and romantic. Having eaten at some of the best authentic creperies in France, this compares very highly.

1 Thank crsmithy
Highland, CA
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

This intimate setting is everything you would expect an artisan gourmet experience to be. The wait staff are professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. The menu changes frequently, but be advised, every option will exceed your wildest expectations. There were ten in our group and every single person was blown away by the presentation and quality of each course. I opted... More 

1 Thank rharch
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This was by far one of the best restaurant meals we've ever had. The place is small and charming, but the food was amazing!

1 Thank Barb B
Santa Rosa, CA
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160 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

So many restaurants have occupied this site with many notables having dined throughout the forty plus years. Even Julia Child dined at Matisse. Now it's Bistro 29 and what a find! Well, Michelin obviously found it and the place has done very well. Of particular interest to us is their prix fixe menu offered Tuesday's through Thursday's. The menu changes... More 

1 Thank M-man11
Santa Rosa, California
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

This is one of my very favorite restaurants. I recently went on a weeknight with three of my girlfriends to celebrate my birthday. We all had the prix fixe, and what a treat! A smooth and elegant shot of mushroom leek soup was offered as the amuse bouche; I could have eaten a bowl full! This was followed by a... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Had a family dinner here. My first time but a place my parents go often. I really enjoyed it. Cozy, classy neighborhood restaurant feel. Small. Comfortable seating. Great, friendly service. Nice wines. Pris fixe menu and al a carte. Fresh bread and butter provided to the table. I started with a shrimp appetizer that was something of a twist on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 am
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: +1 707-546-2929
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?