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Bistro 29

620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
+1 707-546-2929
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cassoulet” (18 reviews)
“steak frites” (16 reviews)
French, European, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
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Reviewed 30 September 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...More

Thank BEN P
Reviewed 7 September 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...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Friends recommended this French bistro to us and we weren't disappointed. We stayed at the Courtyard in Santa Rosa and Bistro 29 is walking distance (.6 mile), albeit with a little navigating. We eventually found it by walking thru the shopping mall. Service and ambiance...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Wonderful ambiance, service and food! We were looking for a locals place, and this little Bistro was perfect. It's located conveniently downtown on 5th St, with plenty of off street parking. I had the cassoulet, and my wife had the steak frites, both of which...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Loud and a tight fit in but worth it. We always have crepes; savory and sweet. The house buckwheat crepes are nice but a bit heavy for me, i stick to white. All the meats are sublime and the cheeses, over the top! Desserts are...More

Thank sanfranfam2016
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We just came back from our second time having lunch at Bistro 29 and, once again, it was outstanding. The scene is delightful in that it is quiet and flooded with sunlight from above and everyone looks their best against the deep red walls that...More

Thank Occi0
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

One friend ordered the Scottish salmon. What? Something wrong with the local fish? She said it was delicious. Second person ordered the prix fix dinner with the wine pairing. The items preceding the chicken entree were good but the chicken breasts were over- breaded and...More

Thank burrata
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We really enjoyed Bistro 29. It reminded us of being in a Paris bistro. I had the duck confit crepe, which was wonderful, but more crepe than I could finish. My husband enjoyed the chicken dish. Service was great too.

Thank RenoTravelCritic
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The wife (Francoise) of the chef/owner is from Normandy and the influence shows. Best described as "modern-classic French", all the favorites are there served with such California touches as a bed of Faro under the Duck Confit in place of potatoes. The cassoulet is good,...More

1  Thank Blogger
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Eaten here dozens of times. Always enjoyable. Monday thru Thursday try the $34 prix fixe 3 course dinner. Plenty of delicious food for the low price. Respectable wine list. Friendly & efficient service. Cozy dining room. Family owned and operated. Reservations recommended.

1  Thank Thomas S
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jan g
17 March 2017|
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Response from Eric G | Reviewed this property |
Craft micro breweries exist all over the County - there are plenty of really good choices; their food tends toward pub style and can be quite good. Bistro 29 is a French Bistro where wine is the adult beverage of choice.
Warren B
3 April 2015|
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Response from BEN P | Reviewed this property |
Wednesday & Friday 5 - 6pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
    (Riley Street)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown transit mall is three blocks away, taxis and pedi-cabs available.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-546-2929
  • E-mail
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.
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