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About 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.

620 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:00 PM - Close

Cross Street:
Riley Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 546-2929

Website:
http://www.bistro29.com/

Catering:
Please call for details

Parking Details:
Street Parking and public lot one block away.

Public Transit:
Downtown transit mall is three blocks away, taxis and pedi-cabs available.

Executive Chef:
Brian Anderson

Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details

Private Party Contact:
Brian Anderson: (707) 546-2929

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Bistro 29 will be serving a prix fixe menu only for New Year's Eve. Please call or go to our website for pricing and the menu. For large parties please call for reservations.

Bistro 29 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

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4.3

value

4.5

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (27)
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Cozy (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Casual (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
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Tasting Menu (4)
Healthy (4)
Fun (3)
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Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I loved the smoked salmon crepes and the chocolate dessert crepes. Everything was perfect for my birthday lunch with friends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We went for my husbands birthday. I had the escargot and bone marrow excellent. He had the goat cheese and endive salad. yum. He had the duck confit and I had the cassoulet super. For dessert he had the warm chocolate fondant cake with carmela sauce and had beignets with fresh strawberry and real whipped cream. All in all a great dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Very impressed with the ambience--small, intimate--and excellent food. The chef visited the table, which was nice. Janice

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Lovely food, really great service, quick and friendly

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Very nice cozy spot with great food. We had excellent service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Bistro 29 never fails! We always enjoy your evening when dining there. Always enjoy their prix fix menu.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Excellent chicken entre large portion wonderful flovors. Halibut also excellent

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2017

THe food here is very good. Top notch ingredients well prepared. I very much enjoyed my meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2017

A small group of us (6) meet monthly to eat out. We have dined here three times now and ALL have LOVED their food EVERY time! That's pretty amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The Bistro is now open for lunches. Their menus emphasizes French cooking at its best. The buckwheat crepes are gluten free, and have many choices of fillings. The dessert crepes are not gluten free, but they are delicious and the other dessert specialties are delicious too. The restaurant is a block back of the newly opened Courthouse Square park, and it is convenient for business lunches, and dinners. Prices are moderate.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful the setting beautiful the atmosphere makes a perfect place to bond with friends. I did mention on my reservation it was a birthday disappointed that there was no complimentary ice cream for birthdays also the champagne we were told it was$ 9.00 a glass after it was poured the waitress said it was 11.00 a glass maybe should of told us before she poured it. Other than that it was delightful and the chef had a warmth of home-made food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food. We arrived at 5:30 P.M. and it was nice and quiet. By the time we left at 7:15, every table was filled and it was a bit noisy, as is to be expected. I would surely recommend Bistro 29 to others.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This was my first visit and I have to say it exceeded my expectations! The food was excellent with good portion sizes. The waitstaff was very attentive and super friendly!
This is a family run restaurant and well worth supporting!!
I will be back! :-)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Another wonderful meal in this very pleasant local restaurant!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable meal. Tables are a little close together, but it actually didn't make much of a difference overall. would definitely go again/

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Bistro 29 is consistently good. I had the steak frites. The steak was flavorful and tender. The asparagus soup was disappointing--too much cream and note enough asparagus. The wine list is good and reasonable. Overall, there are enough options for everyone, including the prix fixe dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Bistro 29 is a lovely, classic bistro style eatery in downtown Santa Rosa.
We made a last minute reservation, and it got very busy shortly after we were seated and settled.
The small restaurant has a cozy feel, and a busy kitchen. The front is run by several women, who seemed to get overwhelmed as the restaurant filled up.
We got a bottle of French Medoc at a moderate price, and it was delightful.
We munched on warm French bread and surprisingly salted butter that could've tasted fresher and certainly more French.

I started with the seared goat cheese and endive salad. It was divine, although it left me longing for a second coin of goat cheese. What a creative and delicious was to serve endive, and the hazelnuts with grilled pear made for a party on the palate!

My husband had the scallops in creme sauce, and said they were perfectly cooked and the sauce rich and scrumptious.

Next, my husband decided on the Cassoulet and I had a vegetable combination of asparagus, pommes frites, and cauliflower/pasta gratin. The Cassoulet was so good, he had to consciously keep his yummy sounds to a minimum. The duck confit fell effortlessly off the bone, and the flavors were heaven. The asparagus was delicious, while the cauliflower gratin was more mac & cheese than anything else. The Bechamel was a bit overwhelming and the flavors underwhelming. What cauliflower I was able to dig out was fabulous-why not just make it cauliflower gratin?

For dessert, we ordered the flourless THCO chocolate cake, served warm with salted caramel ice cream. It was simply perfect. We also ordered the house favorite, fig cake with caramel and cream. We packaged that up, and enjoyed it the next day.

This place is known for their crepes, and very proud of being a from scratch kitchen. We will certainly return, especially to try the crepes.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Food is excellent. Service took away from the food experience. Just not as professional as you'd expect from a place with food this good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2017

It was a great visit!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

This was my second visit to bistro 29. Even better than the first time . The only issues the second time or that my appetizer of soup was not delivered because I ordered a second appetizer . When it was pointed out to the waitress she brought out our soup and it was cold . She asked if you would like a cup instead of a usual bowl and we said yes but our bill charged us for the bowl. Everything else was spot on and delicious. My partner is very gluten-free and she had a reaction to something during our last meal there but this time she had no residual problems . Nice to find a restaurant that is so aware of dietary intolerance and so accommodating for those kind of request . Will return soon !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Unfortunately our experience was hampered by inattentive service, but the food was quite good and the wine prices and list variety were decent. I would hunk they'd do better on a weeknight, but the weekend night we were there really needed more servers on for them to keep up with the full restaurant. We had the mussels, which were good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food and service was excellent! Atmosphere was cozy; very little wait with reservation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Third time we've been there. super service, lovely setting, our waitress gave very good recommendations on each course. the crepes were special, entree delicious ( had scallops) and dessert trio was perfect ending. wish the location was nicer as on a quiet street but well worth going and as good as any top rated place in sonoma county!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

newly opened for lunch. Great spot downtown for excellent meal at a good price.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

A lunch time visit. pleased with the menu extensive but not overwhelming choice.
The Buckweat pancake with cheese ham and a fried egg was delightful.
The Salad was much appreciated by a fairly picky eater, the commment was just inhale it.

Service was attentive without being overwhelming.
We plan to make a return for the dinner menu.
We plan to have this on our list for regular lunch in Santa Rosa, an addition to Ca Bianca..
Many Thanks

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Personal, professional, friendly service. Our lunch was delicious.
We both ordered crepes which were divine, made with fresh ingredients.

This is our new favorite restaurant because they pay such great attention to the important details, personal service and fresh well made classic French dishes. There is a nice vibe, makes you want to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Very good authentic French food at reasonable prices especially for lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

We've been twice in the last month or so, and each time has been great!
This has become a place we will to come to regularly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Ordered the Salmon Nicoise Salad. Salmon overcooked, mixed baby greens old...had to pick out the funky leaves. Companion ordered the Merguez Sandwich. Unremarkable, baguette not fully baked, other wise just okay.
French press coffee not great- muddy, not great flavor.
Grand Marnier Crepe also not great- too sweet, not much orange flavor.
Service fine.
Tabletop fine.
Ambience nice and quiet so we could actually discuss business.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2017

As always, Brian does French bistro food to perfection! The beef daube melted in your mouth. The vegetables were crisp and tasty. Great wine selection. My favorite restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Service was fantastic. They only thing better was the food. Candied bacon. Period.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Real Breton inspired bistro in the heart of Santa Rosa is a go-to. Duck confit, fish dishes and cassoulet were all excellent. Very good wine list with many French alternatives to the usual wine country suspects!

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We enjoyed all of our food selections and the service was excellent. It's small but not crowded. It reminds me of the cafe's I used to frequent in Paris.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our meal, but with reservations. As a vegetarian, I enjoyed the meatless onion soup, as did my wife, but was less than impressed with the vegetarian entrée of the evening. Either spinach or kale was undercooked, tough and with too much salt to the point of being inedible. The dish was also served slightly warm, like it had sat under a warmer too long.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We had dinner here over the weekend. We had the cassoulet and the seafood dish. The food was good, not great. The ambiance is okay- could be a lot more Parisian or French feeling. Server was very nice and attentive.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The best! We love it here! Never disappointing? Authentic French food. We love Natalie!

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Discovered Bistro 29 a couple years ago during restaurant week. Liked it so much we even went out and bought a case of the wine they were serving. Went back a second time for dinner, and were so unimpressed that we decided we would not be returning. But had a business lunch there last week, and everyone raved about how good their lunch was. So it's back on the love list. Will have to test to see if dinner holds up to lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Wonderful French Bistro with American twist in downtown Santa Rosa. Prix Fixe options in the middle of the week are a great deal. Loved the leg of duck confit and cream of asparagus soup at our last meal. I often order off the generous a la carte menu. One of our favorite places in town!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 25, 2017

We had a fantastic meal and the service was excellent , it was a hit for our 25th anniversary . Cheers to Bistro 29

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2017

We specifically went here to have cassoulet. Three of ordered it and were disappointed. It was served so hot in temperature you could not eat it for a long period of time. It was very bland and boring. On the other hand the cheese board and the foie gras pate were fabulous. Our fourth person liked her halibut. I might go back but do not recommend the cassoulet.

Tags: Casual
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