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Bistro 29

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620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411 (Riley Street)
+1 707-546-2929
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 09:30
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Kenwood, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Thomas S
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here halfway home after an exhausting week in the central Bay Area. Had an ambrosial French fish stew, an exalted Sancerre, and a blessed chat with an unhurried wairess. I am renewed. Great quiet place on a weeknight.

Thank Karenl L
Santa Rosa, CA
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bistro 29 is a small restaurant, bistro. Reservations are necessary. Service was a bit slow at first, but then got better as the evening went on. My bistro steak was cooked perfectly and very tasty on a bed of arugula with frites, cooked crispy and tasty. Salads were all great--butter lettuce, simple greens and the kale salad. The dressing was... More 

Thank trvltee
Santa Rosa, California
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We have been here several times. Recently we had the wine pairing and prefix menu which was an excellent value especially for the high quality food and service we received. The Amuse Bouche was a delightful beginning. Next we had Crispy Buckwheat Crepe Dentelle with mushroom forstiere, chevre & local Greens - I will be back for this crepe again!... More 

Thank Janscience
Santa Rosa, California
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Bistro 29 is a standout. The food is made with creativity and meticulous care. The servers are great at explaining the food options. Intimate atmosphere and a great date night place. Consistently good and marvelous creativity show on their vegetarian dishes. Only critique is their wine list. Lots of French values but the quality level of the wine list doesn't... More 

Thank lrhorer
St. Helena, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was very impressed. The food was great and very generous proportions. The wine list was good and not very expensive. My father was very pleased that the corkage was only $15 and of course they would wave corkage if you bought a bottle from the restaurant. We had a memorable meal.

Thank cr1824
San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the foie gras and the butter lettuce salad for starters. For our entrees we enjoyed the steak frites and the chicken frites. The food was delicious. The wine list was very reasonable with both French and Napa Valley selections. We would definitely visit again should we be in town.

Thank StephanieL67
Sonoma, CA
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Friends suggested this place, we had never even heard of it, so we went for dinner last nite. Outstanding experience. Good vibe from the moment we walked in, excellent service, and glorious food. One of the absolute best lamb shanks i have ever had, in a light, but delicious sauce. Chocolate dessert thingy was just simply obscene, i am sure... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Bistro 29 is a small family-owned French restaurant located in Downtown Santa Rosa specializing in “Breton” regional cuisine, and is one our go-to places for great bistro food. The number 29 comes from the department of Finistère (end of the earth) located in the upper tip of north-west France. The menu is based in Bretagne cuisine that is known for... More 

1 Thank Eric G
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visit Bistro 29 regularly and are rating it with the rubric of three stars (***) meets fine dining expectations, four stars (****) exceeds, and two stars (**) is below expectations. Decor and Noise: The interior is attractive but not posh, chairs are comfortable and noise levels allow conversation (***). Service is prompt and attentive, water glasses are kept full... More 

3 Thank Specmonkey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
French, Gluten Free Options
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
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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