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Bistro 29

620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
+1 707-546-2929
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cassoulet” (16 reviews)
“steak frites” (14 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
620 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4411
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...More

Thank trvltee
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...More

Thank Janscience
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...More

Thank lrhorer
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...More

Thank cr1824
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...More

Thank StephanieL67
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jan g
What beer options do you offer? We are looking for a restaurant with local craft beers
18 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
When is happy hour
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.