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“Certainly one of the best in Santa Rosa”
Review of Bistro 29

Bistro 29
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Ranked #17 of 530 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
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.
Santa Rosa
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“Certainly one of the best in Santa Rosa”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Went with my wife and daughter, thinking we would have the $29 special. We didn't, as it turned out. But we were all happy. The gem salad is one of the best I have ever tasted. The desserts are outstanding (try the meyer lemon creme brulee, if available). The service is fine. And the buckwheat crepes are as good as you can get outside of France.

  • Visited June 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“If you do not have time to fly to Paris then make reservations here !”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Over the years I have had the good fortune to dine in many great French restaurants both in France and around the world so when I find a really good one I have to write about it.

Bistro 29 is a small typically small bistro in Santa Rosa. A client of mine made the reservations and I soon discovered a gem in the middle of the "valley" .

The food and presentation is as good as it gets, solid service, good wine list and most importantly French Bistro food at it's best!

Our table of three had the Steak Frits, sole and double roasted steak along with salads and calms. All cooked perfectly.

If your in the mood for bistro food while in the Napa Sonoma area this has to be your stop!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Tampa, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Best of Sonoma County”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner on our fifth night in Sonoma County. Previously have eaten at several of the highly rated restaurants ranging from the town of Sonoma to the town of Healdsburg. Bistro 29 was the best we've experienced in Sonoma County.

  • Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great night out at Bistro 29”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Went to Bistro 29 for a small group meal and were not dissapointed. The staff were friendly and very efficient and the food was some of the best on our 2 week trip. Serving sizes were just right with an emphasis on quality over quantity, which is what I prefer. A good wine list that was reasonably priced as you would expect in Santa Rosa. Would defininitely reccomend Bistro 29.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Nice Little Neighborhood Bistro”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

8 foodies enjoyed excellent service in a cozy bistro atmosphere. Their pri fix menu and paired wines were quite good and very reasonably priced. Wine list is not large, but has a broad enough selection and covers appropriate price points. They put obvious effort into having wines that pair well with their foods...and they make frequent changes as necessary. EVERYONE enjoyed EVERYTHING that we had. The only criticism would be that the delicate sweetbreads would be better served with a simpler recipe.

  • Visited May 2013
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