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Bistro 29

620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
+1 707-546-2929
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cassoulet” (19 reviews)
“steak frites” (18 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Brittany food. Excellent feeling and terrific service from our knowledgeable and very friendly waitress. Cassoulet was very good (see photo). Onion soup was a disappointment and wasn’t very hot. Lamb shank got great remarks. The beignets were terrific. They were the highlight of the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Coastman3
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Pretty rare to find a good French restaurant that is not overly priced. Bistro 29 is a gem: good French food, nice selection of wines and even some beers, and fair prices. We tried some of the French classics: liver pate, garlic prawns, steak frites:...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RoniKo
Reviewed June 14, 2018

I visited this little bistro with some friends for restaurant week. We did their Prix-fixe menu. It was nice. But, I might go again and try a regular menu choice, as the restaurant week choices were just ok. My friends were raving about this place,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Htown77
Reviewed June 9, 2018

The food is front and center; delicately prepared and delicious. It is well flavored--subtle when it needs to be; intense when it should be. We are repeat customers (over 20 visits) and if, on that rare occasion, something isn't up to perfection, the kitchen makes...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank bobbint
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We stayed near Santa Rosa and I perused the Trip Advisor top restaurant listing and found this great French bistro. While the front and neighborhood are not terribly appealing, once inside you'll enjoy great food and service. I thoroughly enjoyed their Cassoulet.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ron C
Reviewed May 29, 2018

For our first night on our wine-tasting trip, my wife picked Bistro 29 for dinner - based mainly on the good reviews. We reserved a table ahead of time (since it was a Saturday night), but they weren't busy when we arrived. Bistro 29 is...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank appellatereview
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Our dinner was fantastic. I had the fixed price meal for $34; a generous serving of perfectly cooked fresh salmon on a bed of lentils with crunchy tasty vegetables and a delicious subtle and interesting mustard sauce. The accompanying 2 wine choices were delicious and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Art2Be
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Don't waste your time. The food was terrible. Our waitress was a bitter woman with a dark, omnipresent cloud attached to her. Wine list was anemic and unimpressive. The best thing about this restaurant was discovering the sports bar across the street.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank trippy l
Reviewed March 15, 2018

We went there with a group of 12 for a late lunch. We hadn't been there before. Prix fix menu w two choices. B29 is excellent a what they do. The coq au vin was fantastic--great chicken & sauce. The dessert, meyer-lemon pudding and gourgette...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Alan S
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Went with friends and the service and food was very good. Excellent wine list and very friendly service in a pleasant comfortable environment. I had the special halibut entree which was delicious.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank HealthyEating29
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July 14, 2018|
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Response from Alan S | Reviewed this property |
No patio, only very good food
July 14, 2018|
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Response from bobbint | Reviewed this property |
No patio...but a charming interior...feels like you are in France.
jan g
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Eric G | Reviewed this property |
Craft micro breweries exist all over the County - there are plenty of really good choices; their food tends toward pub style and can be quite good. Bistro 29 is a French Bistro where wine is the adult beverage of choice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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
  • E-mail
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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