RN74
RN74

RN74

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rn74.com/
  • Phone: 4155437474x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm

    Wine Bar: Opens at 11:30am Monday-Friday; opens at 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Adam Sobel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: RN74 is available for offsite events. Please contact one of our Event Manager's Jin Park jpark@minagroup.net or Nancy Zammit nzammit@minagroup.net or call 415.625.5460.
  • Special Events: RN74 is a great location to host Lunch and Dinner events. The wine bar and dining room are available for private events and buyouts. Please contact Jin Park or Nancy Zammit at 415.625.5460.

    Join us Sunday evenings. Offering a 3 course prix-fixe menu for $39 and a bottle of our house red or white for $30.

    $7 Happy Hour is offered Mon-Fri from 4pm to 6pm. Offer includes speciality cocktails and appetizers for $7.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fremont and Beale
  • Public Transit: BART: Embarcadero

    Muni - F: Market St & Main

    Bus: Beale St. at Mission St
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at 5:30PM nightly.
A word from RN74
Taking its name from the highway, Route Nationale 74, which runs directly through the Burgundy region of France, RN74 is a wine-centric French inspired restaurant.
RN74’s wine program, curated by Mina Group wine director and James Beard Award winning author Rajat Parr, focuses heavily on the greatest producers and regions of Burgundy. However, the well-balanced list also showcases international and domestic selections. RN74 has been awarded Wine Spectator’s highest honor, the “Grand Award” every year it has been eligible starting in 2010.
RN74’s menus are clearly inspired by the wine program; built on a foundation of regional French cuisine, yet market driven with refined, modern American influences. Executive Chef Adam Sobel, recently crowned “King of Porc” at Grand Cochon 555, brings an exciting flair and strong identity to the kitchen of RN74.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
RN74 reviews from OpenTable diners
186 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (109)notable wine list (101)special occasion (65)vibrant bar scene (51)hot spot (41)romantic (37)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (28)great for lunch (25)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Very good but overpriced...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    ... as well as under-portioned. We all expect sky-high prices here, but a little more food on the plates -- from appetizers through entrees -- would make me come here more often than I do.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • A wonderful dining experience
    Benjamin
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The food was delicious and Charles our server was amazing. I decided to go with a Pimms 74 cocktail which was sweet and refreshing. The best item for me was the entree, the chicken was savory and the sauce for the mac was incredible. The gazpacho was a real treat with a cool sweet taste complimented well with sliced almonds. The summer melon salad was good and I enjoyed the dehydrated watermelon in particular, but I'd pass on it next time. I'd pass on the duck wings next time as well. Finishing with the dessert cassis genoise was perfect, but I'm a sucker for passion fruit. The staff was very attentive and provided a sophisticated dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lacks Diversity
    E2dinerVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    RN 74 has a great wine bar, and terrific service. The menu, however, seems to be somewhat limited and lacks diversity. Some of the choices are not that inviting and there were not many entrees that I found appealing. It is on expensive side so my expectations are higher. Great waiter and enjoyed the wine list and many choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The food was very good, especially the escargots as an appetizer. Service was better than I expected, only negative part was a big group next to us was noisy but everything else was awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As Good As I Recalled
    YogaFanVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    RN47 was still fabulous although it had been two years since I had visited. The food is delicious and inventively plated. The service is wonderful and the servers have an excellent knowledge of the menu. My colleague and I both had salads that came to the table looking like works' of art. They were as good as they looked. Then, she got the house made pasta and I got the Panini with squash blossoms. Both were quite a treat. I would highly recommend this restaurant for dinner or just enjoying a drink at the beautiful bar area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Whit
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I was really looking forward to a delicious lunch. I am serious about my food. I can not eat much so what I do eat has to be quality. We ordered the mushrooms to split and both my guest and I had the fried chicken open faced sandwich. The mushrooms were very tasty flavorful. Perfect size to split and leave room for the main meal. My chicken was juicy but the bread was over cooked burnt really too tough to eat. The avocado was not ripe and lacked flavor. I basically ate a couple of pieces of chicken off the top. Bummer not worth a second try.
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  • Inattentive service mares evening
    RidlerGirl67VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food well prepared, creative well presented. Prices on expensive side but quality food. Menu - Regional Oysters (good and meaty), Squash Blossom panini (hot, not oily, mint pesto nice paring and cuts richness), Asparagus Burrata (was OK, needed salt, beautiful presentation), Halibut (rich, perfectly cooked, moist), Coq Au Vin (leg a little dry oddly but breast very moist, truffle not overwhelming). No space for dessert. I also very much enjoyed my Terroir cocktail - refreshing and not overly sweet. Very solid meal but server just couldn't help himself he kept getting distracted -"i'll be right back" ended up being 5 minutes several times. He was overwhlemed and couldn't manage time making our evening less than stellar. Unfortunate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Really good, I read some reviews about the service being a bit slow, we thought the wait staff was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food needs salt
    AHoffman
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food is bland; ask for salt when you order, if you wait until your good comes you won't get it until your halfway through your meal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • im stuffed!
    lmac
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Prepare to indulge! Perhaps that I was coming off of a cleanse, and usually try to be gluten free, but I ordered everything that had bread, cheese, or pasta in the title! Let me tell you, it was worth it! Portions are on the smaller side, which is great if you like to try a few bites of everything; and food is prepared as you order so some comes out quick- others a bit longer. Being in san francisco, all the veggies were of-the-season, and prepared in light butter that enhances their flavor. I would like to come back and order just an entree and perhaps sit at the bar. Bon Apetit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • slow
    slow
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Even after reading reviews where they have slow service. our waiter seemed to forget about us and almost forgot to bring our entre. Food was good but it took forever to get our main course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • banker
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    service was horrible. party of 2. ordered a "snack to share" plus starter and main course. all arrived at the same time and was plopped on the table. no one came back to check how everything was. food was just ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing wine
    Emiindetroit
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Our sommelier David was wonderful. He picked out some gems from the already incredible if substantial wine list. The food was excellent, particularly the pastrami style salmon and pork loin. Fabulous dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Evening!
    Atlantavisitors
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    This was our 1st visit to RN74, but with some good recommendations. The food was exquisite and the service was superior and friendly. Long term patrons already know the quality and range of the wines available. It was a total delight. We look forward to our next opportunity to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for francophiles
    funtimes
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Good food, though pricey. The crispy skinned snapper was a bit overdone. The melon straciatella salad was delightful. Dessert: French crullers were delicious. The wine list is all about Burgundy. You have the opportunity to sample some pricier options by the glass. I had a flight of 1999 Burgundian wines which was really nice. Waitstaff was very knowledgable and friendly, but the food and drinks were slow to come out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I had my 60th birthday dinner at RN47 2 years ago. I went again last Saturday for my friend Helen's 70th birthday. Although I mentioned the occasion when I made the reservation I was disappointed the
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Will not go back
    LunchGuestJan222014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had dinner on June 7, 2014. I was solo and checked in upon arriving and indicated I could sit at the bar or at a table. Hostess stated bar was fine. Later I learned they classified me as a no show even after I checked with the hostess again (second time that evening) and was told all was OK. I spent roughly $175 that evening. Food was good. Service was great. Will not be back as they attempted to essentially screw me on my open table points and classify me as a no show. There is way too much competition to put up with this type of behavior.
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  • Sharon
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The wait staff was excellent and attentive ... the food was delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yes
    snowhazed
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The place rocks and demanding 50 characters doesnt make me want to write in detail about it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated!
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great mixed drinks, but overpriced for such a small serving. Had a reservation and waited a long time (after the scheduled time) to be seated. Cost of valet is unacceptable; $10 seems more reasonable. Food was okay and food runner was good; taking note of another diner's allergy, but altogether overrated and with so many other great food options to choose from in SF, I'm not sure I'll return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WHAT HAPPEN!!!!
    Jf021261VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Use to be one of my favorite resturants in SF no longer I will not be going back!! IT IS JUST NOT THE SAME as it use to be I'm sure the new chef and staff ect.. is trying hard but this establishment has lost what was so magical about it when it first opened which is to bad.
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  • Not my style
    Revenir
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The menu was very limited for a vegetarian. Being a chef myself and having had my own restaurant, I found this to be overpriced for what you got and the Salade Nicoise was really dreadful, tiny (even when I asked to make it a main course) - hardly anything like what I would have in France or the US. Not a good dessert menu and the glasses of wine were terribly expensive, far more than in France. Would not go there again
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  • Tasty food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Food was great but service was slow and inattentive, especially as the restaurant cleared out
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  • Redemption
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Our first time at this restaurant and our first time experiencing a Michael Mina property. We opted for the tasting menu with the premium wine pairing as we were celebrating. This dinner did not meet basic expectations mostly due to service HOWEVER, after writing to the general manager, he asked if we would consider dining with them again. We agreed and the experience-food, wine, and service exceeded our expectations. In addition, it is so rare to find a business that truly understands customer service with the ability to gracefully right a wrong. Our amazing dinner included croque madame gougere, green tomato gazpacho (to die for), marinated Kona Kampachi, Brentwood corn gnudi, seared local king salmon, and so much more. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What happened?
    AHoffman
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    It could be a fluke because I've eaten here many times and it was. That said, they took the tempura mushrooms off the menu (big mistake) and the rest of the food was so bland it was practically tasteless. Both I and my dining companion had to ask for salt and pepper and were halfway through our meal before it arrived. I feel like the chef was afraid to use salt, which is fine with me (Tom Colicchio would say it isn't fine), then at least put salt on the table or bring it with the food! I probably won't go back.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Slow, inattentive service. Pricey wine list. Food is good.
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  • Still the best wine list in SF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Plenty of old Bordeaux but we ended up (thanks to sommelier's recommendation) with a 1982 Haut Medoc. Delicious. Enjoyed it with pate, snails (both decent) and a lamb shank (excellent - v tasty and not over-rich), and roasted sweetbreads (best dish of the night). Portions have been trimmed in size, which good: still generous whereas they used to be too big. Good place for a fun date. The atmosphere is energetic rather than sweet: so, a place to laugh and talk rather than gaze lovingly into each other's eyes. Lots of fun!
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Top Notch all the way
    CookieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Want to have a special elegant evening and spectacular food? RN 74 is for you. The pate was divine, the crispy red snapper was scruptous, sweetbreads were done to perfection even the salads were excellent. Think chicken is passe? Try RN 74's chicken!! It is a little bit of heaven. The wines are plentiful and exceptional. Don't skip dessert. The crullers are fantastic with creme anglaise. Our birthday guest, a 74 newbie, was blown away. The rest of us were not surprised but yet again exquisitely treated to one of the best dining experiences in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2oldfolks
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We appreciate the very good service of our waiter. The food was tasty. It's a crowded, noisy restaurant at lunchtime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Alissa
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Everything was fantastic. We loved the smoke trout salad and the Snapper. The service was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Took two clients here because of Michael Minna's reputation. Once our order was taken and ice tea and sodas were delivered, we never saw our server. My small glass of diet coke was mostly ice cubes and sat empty until I paid the bill. No one ever came by to see if we needed any refills or anything at all. Food was finally delivered after a long wait. I brought some clients here a few weeks ago for happy hour and not once did the bartenders offer any specials. I got the bill for the drinks and it was surprisingly expensive. Poor service, over-hyped and overrated. Really expected more from RN74.
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  • Food amazing. Service insulting.
    Jigsaw
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Go for the food, but be prepared that even if you are paying $500 for two for dinner the service is lackluster. In hindsight, we should have given the gratuity to the kitchen and not the server. This would have been a 5 star rating, but the service pulled down our experience. Here is my point: the food is outstanding, however the service will be the downfall of this restaurant. If I am paying $500 for two for dinner, I would expect a minimal amount of attention. The gratuity should have gone to the kitchen and not our server. Will be return, perhaps but only if someone else is suggesting.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Why so few California wines?
    Lupe
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Excellent food, but why so few California wines in the middle of wine country? I think French and Italian wines are fine, but what about a good representation of our state's great treasures - California wines? I was very unhappy with the supposed incredible wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    love2eat
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Went there for a special occasion. The food was amazing great first courses. The salmon was amazing too
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 112 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 2038 reviews are from the RN74 reviews archive.
  • Good
    sterlinghawk
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Chicken was braised in wine sauce and the bone marrow was outstanding
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something slipped
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We've eaten at RN74 multiple times and have typically loved it. This visit, however, was marred by terrible service. Slow, not helpful, no refills on water, and second glasses of wine were never delivered.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RN74
    SimonkVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Great Food! Very good service. Perhaps a bit too loud.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Not that great
    DiscerningDiner1
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The food is heavy and basic. The fries are too thick. We waited 90 minutes for our first course. In a city with such great food, would not return.
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  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    LOVED IT. The interior and most importantly the food was amazing. Was a smart idea to take my wife there for mother day brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food not service
    m7heines
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I love this place, I have been there several times. Our food was excellent, our service was not. Our server was non-existent and he wasn't busy. The rest of the servers seemed apathetic at best, yes I know its a drag to work Mothers Day brunch but come on! The only reason why our experience wasn't terrible was there were so many people that all the little details didn't get missed (clearing of plates, refills on water etc...) I will go back but if we get another service experience like this, that will be the last time. There are too many good restaurants in the city to have missteps like this.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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