Great dinner on our roadtripWe were driving from the East Bay to Mendocino with our toddler on a Friday for a wedding and knew we'd need a dinner stop around Santa Rosa. Bistro 29 came through for us with a high chair at a corner table (less distracting for the baby) and sophisticated service tailored to our daughter's needs. We enjoyed a steak and a buckwheat crepe with some lovely endive salad and a Burgundy from the excellent wine list, then shared the molten chocolate cake with salted caramel ice cream. Our daughter dined happily on finger food from home. Staff offered a child's cup and brought her a plate upon request. The service was attentive without being obtrusive, and the courses were served in a timely but not rushed manner. We would eat there again!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMReta Little Neighborhood Bistro8 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.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMtry their Tuesday-Thursdaytry their Tuesday-Thursday $29 dinner..always outstanding, but everything is yummy French with a Sonoma flavor, highlighting locally grown ingredients. Best French in North Bay.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little bistro. I hadGreat little bistro. I had two starters which was plenty for me. Both were delicious. My wife ordered the half chicken. Too much food and the fries were soggy because they were on the dinner plate (the chicken was served with a cream sauce). Advice: 1/4 chicken is enough and serve the fries in a paper cone.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in Santa Rosa, CAWe enjoyed our dinner at Bisto 29. Service was wonderful. The food was fantastic. Everything was delicious. Every time I go to Bistro 29 I pick something new. I love the all the food.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Impressions: ExcellenceIt is the little details that make the difference: a chocolate pastille served with the espresso, the French kitchen towels used as napkins; the Breton-style escargots that DON'T rely on garlic, the attention to decor. Everything about Bistro 29 is attention to detail. The service is authentic, flawless French bistro, only with the incomparable California friendliness found in Sonoma's Wine Country. The wine list is interesting, eclectic, and well-chosen, but the house wines are superb and priced reasonably. The food is entirely another matter: It goes far beyond 5 stars. This is without a doubt the best food being prepared in Wine Country. And, the prices are fair, honest and affordable. This is an excellent restaurant.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed a delicious SautéedEnjoyed a delicious Sautéed Pork Tenderloin from the pr fix menu, along with Potato-Leek & Green Garlic Soup! Great service and superb value. Brian and crew, thanks again!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTres Fantastique!We spent a lovely evening here lingering over a few glasses of wine and fabulous food. The service here is gracious, knowledgeable, relaxed (yet attentive, but not overly) and super friendly. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised. We started off with the Escargot (highly recommend) and on to a butter lettuce salad that was perfect, potato leek soup (super yummy) seafood cassoulet & pork tenderloin in a green pepper sauce with potato gratin. The desserts were OVER THE TOP delicious...Sweet Crêpe with Meyer Lemon Curd & Whipped Cream and Warm TCHO Chocolate Fondant Cake with Salted Caramel Ice Cream...two of the BEST desserts that I've ever had. Seriously! Can't wait to come back again.
Merci Beaucoup Bistro 29!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellent,Everything was excellent, except the pork tenderloin was dry. Group of 6 and we really did enjoy ourselves.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMArrived early; greeted graciously,Arrived early; greeted graciously, seated immediately while we waited for our dinner companions. Staff was outstanding as was the food. Looking forward to our next trip.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMJ'adore Bistro 29! It is theJ'adore Bistro 29! It is the little fresh and so very French touches that make the menu distinctive; the night we dined there was a marvelous friture on the bar menu, served with aoli. The duck cassoulet is wonderful and the seafood cassoulet is a great departure from tradition. Service is prompt and professional. Bistro 29 never disappoints. Go early for the marvelous bar menu and to avoid the noise level when the restaurant is full.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Bistro 29 and our experience was wonderful. We started with a simple arugula with loads of good bleu cheese. It was just right. My wife had sea scallops and I had the brick chicken with truffled frites. We were both very happy with the entrees. We finished with a wonderful slice of chocolate cake with salted caramel isce cream. We walked away very contented and will certainly return.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAnd again...another fabulous meal!I have Been dining here for several years, and singing praises to many friends. The servers are friendly, knowledgeable , and efficient ! We love the food and return again and again! Chef/Owner Brian is an open, honest, and friendly man! His specials are creative and always delicious. The Tues -Thurs $29 for three courses is a steal! This last week we had amazing salad, creamy blue cheese taste in the dressing, subtle, and fresh! The duck confit is what tempted us to go out and enjoy another dinner at Bistro 29! I wanted to lick all of my plates! I did glean the duck bones! Dessert...chocolate torte, house made, moist, intense flavor! Also...their ice cream is all house made...for a special treat!
We Will Be Back!!!!!!!!!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoy dining at Bistro 29Enjoy dining at Bistro 29 more every time I go there.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA PERFECT FRENCH BISTRO!It was our first time at Bistro 29. We selected it during "Dine Around Sonoma" restaurant week for my father's 94th birthday. Our experience could not have been more perfect! The "prix fixe" menu was top of the line. We had a creatively executed goat cheese encrusted with walnuts, roasted beet, and thinly sliced pear salad followed by a deftly prepared sole meuniere and an exquisite dark chocolate dessert! Servings were generous, flavors amazing and the service perfectly timed. My father chose his favorite cassoulet from the regular menu and said it was "out of this world!" The decor is charming with a Breton feel and at the same time airy, light and modern. What a find! Bistro 29 will definitely be a new favorite!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro 29We had never been to Bistro 29 before Restaurant Week. We'll be back. Really like their $29 3 course offering Tuesday - Thursday, will have to try it. More restaurants should do this! Wait staff was very friendly and efficient. Lovely French menu and decor. Small dining room which results in tables too close together - that is something we didn't like - but what do you do? Neighbors hear your conversation and you hear theirs. Food makes up for the cramped space however. Wonderful wine list too.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place. It isWe love this place. It is small, intimate, and the staff is friendly, helpful and the food really delicious.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent and nicelyFood was excellent and nicely presented. Staff very friendly and accomodating. Have dined there several times and never disappointed. Especially nice if you can get a table by the windows.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTook advantage of RestaurantTook advantage of Restaurant Week to eat for firsttime. We hose the prix fix menu. Excellent meal with wine pairing. Wait staff exceptional. Will definitely return.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFixed price with wine flightsFixed price with wine flights was outstanding value. Great service3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great meal. I hadWe had a great meal. I had informed the restaurant in advance that two of our guests were vegan and they were very helpful and accommodating. Highly recommended!!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro 29 is definitely oneBistro 29 is definitely one of our very favourite restaurants, and it being French adds its attractiveness. The staff went out of their way to make for a perfect evening. Thank you.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro 29 Always DeliversThis was our fourth or fifth visit to Bistro 29 over the past four years. We love their set menus and found the choices during Restaurant Week delightful. We were a table of four and everyone except my husband chose the set menu. The choices were hard to make even with two per course. I chose the goat chees and beet salad, the beef daube and the apple tarte tatin. My husband went for the steak frite. Great flavor and perfectly cooked. My husband is a big eater but he could 't finish the whole plate as the serving was gorgeous. Two amazing highlights for the whole table-the melt in your mouth beef daube that was the best I have ever had and the chocolate dessert option which my mother went on and on about.
Thank you Bistro 29!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!This was our first time here and everything from the food to the service was outstanding. We will definitely be back!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely well executed CountryExtremely well executed Country French inspired cuisine using local ingredients. Service is impeccable, the wine list while not large is very well selected.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent! as always:-)Always outstanding,we go once a year or so (so many other restaurants to visit!)but we always come back here.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGets even better.I've been coming here. For years now and my most recent meal with Salmon and lentils was one of the finest we have ever had here. Keep it up Brian and staff.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM