Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:00 PM - Close
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please call for details
Street Parking and public lot one block away.
Downtown transit mall is three blocks away, taxis and pedi-cabs available.
Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details
Private Party Contact:
Brian Anderson: (707) 546-2929
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bistro 29 Ratings and Reviews
We went for my husbands birthday. I had the escargot and bone marrow excellent. He had the goat cheese and endive salad. yum. He had the duck confit and I had the cassoulet super. For dessert he had the warm chocolate fondant cake with carmela sauce and had beignets with fresh strawberry and real whipped cream. All in all a great dinner.
The Bistro is now open for lunches. Their menus emphasizes French cooking at its best. The buckwheat crepes are gluten free, and have many choices of fillings. The dessert crepes are not gluten free, but they are delicious and the other dessert specialties are delicious too. The restaurant is a block back of the newly opened Courthouse Square park, and it is convenient for business lunches, and dinners. Prices are moderate.
Our waitress was wonderful the setting beautiful the atmosphere makes a perfect place to bond with friends. I did mention on my reservation it was a birthday disappointed that there was no complimentary ice cream for birthdays also the champagne we were told it was$ 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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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!!
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..
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.
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.
Ambience nice and quiet so we could actually discuss business.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.