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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

This was our second time at Bistro 29 and we again had a wonderful experience. The food is out of this world and the wine list had some fantastic local and imported gems. Highly recommended if you want to experience a little Parisian bistro right here in Sonoma County.

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve dined at Bistro 29 on numerous occasions over the last 7 years and have to say this may be the last. The service was awkward ( our party had 3 servers and it felt odd) none noticed I didn’t eat my dish as a different person who was not a server cleared our plates. I asked to sit away from the draft of the door in my special requests ( they don’t look at the computer when they seat you rather they refer to notes on a clipboard) and was seated in front of the door. daub of beef was so dry even the reduction sauce was not enough to choke it down. The fish was covered with a pickled taste that overwhelmed my tastebuds.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding dinner 5 +stars great eating experience. Looking forward to our next visit to
Bistro 29.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We love to make Bistro 29 our date night during their Prix Fixe nights. The food is always delicious. Service is always perfect. We love going there. I highly recommend going for dinner. They do lunches now but we haven't done that yet.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

A great way to celebrate our anniversary with friends!! We broke with tradition and went at 1 p.m. which was perfect. It is a small restaurant and when busy very noisy. By the end of our meal we had the entire place to ourselves. If you like French bistro food, you'll enjoy it. We had mussels, steak frites and a seafood caserole. Food was yummy. The waitress was attentive and funny. Corkage was $15.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Came in about 5 minutes before our reservation, the couple at our table was just ordering desert, we waited an hour before we were seated, the management tried to mitigate the problem, it would have been nice to maybe have had a bottle of wine comped for the inconvenience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Buckwheat crepe, lamb burger, squash salad, pork dip. All very good - everyone was very happy!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great venue, waitress was absolutely amazing. I’m vegetarian and they provided a delicious meal. Thanks Bistro 29!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Outstanding

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place anytime. Food and service always friendly and helpful. Wonderful place to bring someone special.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Everything is quite good about this restaurant except the size of the pour
for a glass of wine. They think five ounces for $12 is appropriate. I think that is too
small. It annoys me. I'll still go back as the food is very good and nicely presented.
Also the service is fine. I have been there a dozen times.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Lovely intimate place with great food and service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

After a harrowing week of fires In Santa Rosa, my friend and I visited Bistro 29 with the hopes of having a decent meal. The meal at Bistro 29 did not disappoint. The Norvegienne and Clairette Crepes were delicious, the endive and goat cheese salad refreshing, and the honey glazed beignets and selection of ice cream and biscotti were out of this world! A Russian River Pinot Noir was a great pair to the meal as well.

UNFORTUNATELY, the service was greatly lacking.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

A true surprise small, cozy , decor very pleasant,
Food spot on

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A very friendly place, nice food but not pretentious. The service was very friendly, but sometimes slow.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was our second meal at Bistro 29 this month, the first being a lunch for four a couple of weeks ago. The food, service, and French ambience was everything we could have asked for. We expect to return with friends very soon. The location in downtown Santa Rosa is excellent and parking could not be easier. As the town center continues to become more attractive and the redesigned square grows into itself, we look for the lunches to become almost as popular as the dinners. The old saw about "no ones goes downtown" in Santa Rosa is becoming ridiculous as so many locals seem to know one another here and the convivial atmosphere makes dining locally even more enjoyable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I had and early lunch here with 2 friends. Love the variety of the menu and look forward to trying many different selections in the future. We ordered buckwheat crêpes: two of us shared the sausage, apple & gruyere crêpe with salad; one opted for the sweeter goat cheese & fig compote with a side of creamy mushroom soup. Everything was delicious, and do save room for dessert! We shared a plate of three beignets and they were yummy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good menu and very good food. Had snails and grilled bone marrow, nice arugula salad and crepe. All very good. Great service. We commented to each other how good they all were at their jobs. Actually fun to watch them. And very pleasant. A good find

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This was my third time, and not the best but I will return! I love many of the food selections and it has a good wine list. I would pay a King’s ransome if they added acoustic tiles or somehow mitigated the high level of noise when it is full. It is a fun little restaurant that always makes me feel good. Oh, and I love France!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Bisto29 is our favorite place in Santa Rosa.
We have fully enjoyed everything we have tried.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent as always. The chef deploys such great technique and consistently delivers nicely balanced flavors. Friendly service. Very nice range of wine styles.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic dinner once again. The salmon entree was superb. Excellent service from Natalie.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We have visited Bistro 29 on several occasions. Each time has been as good or better than the last. The food is absolutely wonderful.. I had the Daube of Beef - melted in my mouth with superb wine flavors. There wine list is reasonably priced and focuses on French wines. The staff os loaded with personality and very engaging as well as efficient. We dine here whenever in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food is delicious. Service is the right balance of friendly and professional. A favorite!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Romantic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Exceptional food and service. Great fun! Specialty is French Breton food. Owner-chef and family run this gem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The weeknight prix fixe menu is always amazing and an incredible bargain. Fresh local ingredients and creative and delicious food.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food and service continues to be wonderful. My only negative is the steps are top thick and chewy- disappointing for a French restaurant. However the menu is exciting and the food lives up to its description.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I've dined here a bunch of times and will continue to come back. Wonderful food, fantastic service, always a pleasure. Can't wait for my next visit!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 20, 2017

First visit. Excellent food. Friendly service. Smaller venue. Enjoyed quaint table in front window. Recommend reservation.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

we really like this restaurant service is exceptional Natalie and Arlo took good care of us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Awesome staff, friendly ambiance, pan seared scallops are obscenely good, possibly illegal. Must visit.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I don't know why it took us so long to finally check out Bistro 29, but I am so very glad we finally did! It's become our favorite local place. Never get tired of great food prepared in unique ways. Service is always spot on. Great place! 5 stars!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Truly a local treasure!! Took friends out for a birthday dinner and all had different savory buckwheat crepes and sides of asparagus or green beans, and accompanied by a nice bottle of wine. For dessert, the beignets were absolutely fantastic!!

Service, food, ambiance - all were spot on and a great value too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The service is wonderful...they go out of their way to please and accommodate requests.
I just wanted salmon and haricots vert for lunch ..it wasn't on the menu but the chef/owner prepared it for me and the charge was the same as if I had ordered a Salad Nicoise.

We enjoy the food and the ambience here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great food. Somewhat overpowering flavor on one our of 4 meals at our table. $350 for 4 people with wine, appetizers and dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I have always enjoyed Bistro 29 for dinner, and I am so delighted they are now open for lunch. I had the Crepe Forestiere with duck confit. It was absolutely delicious and the portion was so generous. Service was superb. It is a lovely spot with great food and very reasonably priced for the quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We enjoyed our food tremendously and Natalie was the super star waitress, very attentive and knowledgeable for the food items.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food at Bistro 29 is phenomenal. The regional Breton cursine is fresh, creative and authentic. The wait staff are so friendly and are helpful in the extreme when asked. The ambiance is quiet and cozy. Perfect for a romatic dinner. I whole heartedly endorse this place for regional, not your run-of-the-mill cusine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

My first time at Bistro 29. I dined with three friends - one of which recommended it primarily for the chocolate cake. Since I'm gluten-free this was truly a treasure! Three of us had the crepes (gluten-free) which were all excellent. My other friend had the beef salad which she loved. We shared the flourless chocolate cake for dessert which was one of the best I've ever had (and I've had alot :). The ambiance was very nice but I think the best part of the meal was our server - Vannessa. She was friendly, sweet, helpful and really knew the menu so she could answer all of our questions. Vannessa was the best. I can't wait to bring dates, friends, family - basically everyone I know - to Bistro 29. It will be one of my go-to restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always our favorite and we never leave disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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