About Us

Bienvenue à Bistro 29

What is with the name?

Bistro 29 is a traditional friendly and casual 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 cuisine also uses a variety of local seafood and produce that can easily be found in and around northern California.

Bistro 29 located in downtown Santa Rosa in Sonoma County’s wine country, first opened its doors in 2008, giving customers a chance to taste a bit of Brittany France and Sonoma County in a causal environment. Owners Chef Brian Anderson and his wife Françoise wanted to give locals and Sonoma County visitors a comfortable place to enjoy great food.

Over the years, Bistro 29 has gained the trust of many locals and returning customers from as far away as… France!

Brian and Françoise met in Brittany in 1990, where Brian was hoping to become a professional cyclist. After a few years of bouncing back and forth between both countries, they were married. Today they live in Santa Rosa, right in the middle of Wine Country with their children, Claire and Tom.

Brian and François