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Bistro 29
Bistro 29

Bistro 29 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistro29.com
  • Phone: (707) 546-2929
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday:5:00PM - 9:00PM, Friday & Saturday:5:00PM - 9:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Brian Anderson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Anderson (707) 546-2929

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Riley Street
  • Public Transit: Downtown transit mall is three blocks away, taxis and pedi-cabs available.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking and public lot one block away.
A word from Bistro 29
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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "What I love about Bistro 29 is that the atmosphere is very comfortable. The lighting is perfect, the decor is lovely and the menu and wine list are perfectly designed to please every palat. I highly recommend Bistro 29"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It remains my favorite French restaurant in Santa Rosa."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The server was not very attentive. The food was pretty good, but it was not exceptional. The tables are a little close together. From the reviews, we were expecting a fabulous meal. We would try it again."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Every dish was beautiful and delicious, from the perfectly crispy fries to the scallops and bistro steak, and of course, desserts. Always impressed by the reasonable wine list, too."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Took out-of-town relatives out for intimate dinner to one of our favorite places. As usual, we had great food and service and a pleasant time with our friends/relatives."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "After dining here several times now, I am confident in reporting that our experiences with service, food quality and general pleasure have been consistently excellent. This time I had the prix fix meal of the week which was simply terrific from amuse bouche (melon gazpacho) salad, main course (paillard of pork) to the final dessert. My wife had the lamb shank which was delicious as always and yielded a doggie box take home due to the generous portions. Service was simply perfect. Tempted to go back tonight as I write this."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for our anniversary. He had the pan seared scallops that looked delicious and I had the smaller serving of the seafood casolet. I would give mine a 6 out of 5 stars! It was wonderful. The butter leaf salads were perfect in size and we had sorbet for dessert. All in all a definite winner. We will return."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Lived here 27 years, just found Bistro 29 and had the very best meal ever !!! Would recommend this to anyone and every one. Food excellent, service excellent, can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "the crepes were a delicious appetizer and my scallops fantastic. a restaurant not to be missed. we had a great dinner!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was spectacular. Quaint setting. Ambience just average. Great menu."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Our second time and again charmed by very interesting flavour combinations - chef adds a creative flair to each dish, making them stand out from the ordinary. At the same time, not so outrageous that you can't identify your food. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food at Bistro 29 is consistently fantastic, seasonally spot on, taking advantage of Sonoma county's bounty. Chef Brian is creative and loves his craft, and it shows!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Bistro 29 delivers a delicious meal with grace and charm, at a reasonable price. Opt for a favorite standard or a surprising special meal from the diverse menu. The steamed mussels in tomato broth with chickpea fries (panisse frites) or the day boat scallops with corn beignets provides a light-but-filling meal. The traditional cassoulet or the steak frites (try it with panisse frites instead of regular fries) is richly satisfying. The many traditional buckwheat crepes make their own wonderful statements. Wines are well-selected to match the food, and the servers are helpful with pairing. Tuesday through Thursday you can choose a fixed-price menu dinner for $29, plus two glasses of paired wines for another $11. You can't go wrong."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The Tuesday through Thursday dinner specials are the best value in Santa Rosa. Great food and service. Wine paring goes well with the specials. This is our favorite Resturant in Santa Rosa"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Bistro 29 is a real Santa Rosa gem. The service is warm & welcoming w/o cloying. The food is a delight to the senses and satisfying in multiple ways. The French onion soup was as good as I had in Paris: which is to say; divine."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have been to Bistro 29 on many occasions and we have never been disappointed in the food or the service. The wait staff is attentive, the food is fresh and very tasty, and their special menus have a nice variety. We love that place!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This restaurant flies under the radar, but is one of my favorite downtown Santa Rosa eating spots. It is French, and has fabulous food, while being completely unpretentious and comfortable. It was a perfect spot for my sweetie's 50th birthday celebration with 6 good friends. The wait staff was welcoming, did not hover, and while not perfectly efficient, was entirely adequate. We had a fantastic evening and several of us enjoyed the prix fixe menu option available that Tuesday evening. A treat!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I took my aunt uncle boyfriend and 13 yr old niece out to dinner here on 7th June and would highly recommend this restaurant. Top menu choices definitely the scallops and the sticky toffee fig for dessert!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Pleasant service, well presented and tasty food. Nice happy hour."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Love this place. It's so quaint and cozy. Food is always fantastic and the service was great. Truly is a neighborhood gem"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "From the start the services was below par. Myself and one of my guest were ignored by the staff. It took 15 minutes to bring us drinks and wine and after another 30 minutes the staff came by to check what we ordered as they could not read what was written down. The real trouble came with the food. Scallops were raw, lamb was very fatty and lacked flavor, the crepes had an off taste, and one meal was completely forgotten, they did bring it but the rest of us were done eating at that point. The Duabe of Beef was very good. This was our first visit, and with so many choices in Sonoma County likely our last. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "It was our second visit and it was okay. The waitress was un attentive. Chicken was a bit chewy and appetizer was not what it should be. Anyway I'd rather remember this place for our first visit when everything was just wonderful "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our friends visit 1-2 x each year and love the Sonoma Co offerings of restaurants. We take great pleasure in sharing our local favorits. We four had excellent meals, service and smiles! Whether we order the three course special Tues-Thurs, or a la carte, we are always pleased with our selections!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner with a great dessert and very good service. The only thing I would change is to try to go there more often."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • " We enjoyed everything about this meal - service,food, wine list, dessert. The scallops were the best I've ever tasted. The atmosphere is cozy without being stuffy. As a party of six, we were able to converse easily, no shouting. We will plan on visiting again the next time we stay in Santa Rosa."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. The salmon and steak dishes were the best!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Loved this restaurant! Great find in downtown Santa Rosa. The service was top notch! Our waiter was very charming (I wish I would have got his name) and the bus staff was great too! Very friendly group. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. We had the price fixed menu and every course was tasty and generous. I will definitely dine here again when I'm in the area. Charming!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Interesting menu, excellent execution, great service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Bistro 29 reminded us of a recent trip to Paris. Excellent French bistro food, including great sauces, crepes, and desserts. We enjoyed a crepe before our entrees of chicken in terragon sauce and steak frites in a pink peppercorn sauce. All were excellent. The desserts were special too. We had the profiterole in chocolate sauce and chocolate fondant cake with salted caramel ice cream, both delicious. I would highly recommend Bistro 29."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Bistro 29 is our go-to favorite, fantastic meal, great vibe, super service."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We had many dietary restrictions due to Passover. The chef handled it very well. Delicious food. Great creative touches. Will visit again soon. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Service was excellent~food not so much, very disappointed. Escargot was served in a green (maybe pea) think sauce with no taste. Beef was very tough. My husband said chicken was so so could do better at home. It was several years since being there will not return. Personally I would not specifically recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I love food. I love good food. Bistro 29 is THE place to go to in Santa Rosa for good food. I often have the lettuce as a starter. It comes with a fromage blanc vinaigrette to die for. Last night, I had the sauteed sole as a main dish. I really relished its parsnip purée. I wasn't hungry anymore, but I didn't want to stop here. All the desserts look appetizing on the menu. As I couldn't make my choice, I picked the gourmand, a selection a several bit size desserts. It was exquisite. The staff is really attentive, and they have a $29 prix fixe that's unbeatable. I really recommend Bistro 29 next time you want to have top quality meal - or a romantic dinner - in a nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Started with a delicious Jardesca California Aperitiva and then an outstanding prix fixe meal with wine pairing. Absolutely delicious. Chef Brian is wonderful and Bistro 29 is a gem...."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The scallops were to die for--sweet, soft, buttery. I noticed that many diners were enjoying the traditional French dish,Steak Frites. I always enjoy that when I'm in France but this time I went with the scallops and I'm glad I did. We really enjoyed our meal and the ability to talk without fighting restaurant noise."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I visited again the other evening and had a terrific experience (again). Food was great and service was impeccable. Mussels (moules) for an appetizer, this time with the Pernod Crème sauce (quite popular and highly recommended) accompanied by a glass of Sparkling, followed by Lola Rosa salad (wonderful collection of textures and flavors - just right) and for the main course Daube of Beef (boeuf) with potato-St Jorge cheese croquettes - the beef was succulent, tender and powerfully flavorful with a red wine reduction, the potato-cheese croquettes were rich and creamy and great with a bottle of Vaqueyras. All-in-all another terrific experience; no room for dessert this time (maybe next time - we will be back)."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This is truly French in every way but with a Sonoma-fresh bent. Innovative dishes true to the style of Brittany but using all the best of Sonoma. Wonderful staff, friendly, wash and knowledgeable. The best in the North Bay."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great restaurant with superb food and wine - amazing experience for all and especially those who relish perfectly matched foods."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Every time we need to celebrate (or just acknowledge something important), we discuss all of the wonderful restaurants we could go to. More often than not, though, we come back to Bistro 29. Wonderful food, and the cozy ambiance and great service, make it too hard to resist."
    Dined on 4/1/2014