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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RN74 reviews from OpenTable diners
181 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (109)notable wine list (100)special occasion (62)vibrant bar scene (51)hot spot (45)romantic (37)good for groups (34)neighborhood gem (25)great for lunch (20)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    sterlinghawk
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Chicken was braised in wine sauce and the bone marrow was outstanding
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RN74
    SimonkVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Great Food! Very good service. Perhaps a bit too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food. Expensive wine.
    KWMWVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Everything we ordered from the bread to appetizers to salads and entrees were hearty portions and bursting with flavor. The bread was so soft and tasty that I regret I filled up before my entree arrived. I highly recommend the chicken. I typically go for more adventurous proteins but this was the best chicken I've ever tasted - tender and juicy with a seared crispy finish. And the side of macaroni could have been the main entree it was so delicious. We appreciated the help from the sommelier in choosing our wine as their wine list is so long it is impossible to navigate. Few options under $100 per bottle however and mostly Burgundy region.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great wine restaurant
    LimeyVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great food, great French-biased wine selection. Friend raved about his baby kale salad; cheese souffle was perfect with subtle, grassy undertone to Vin Jaune sauce. Cassoulet was a stand-out main dish. Olive-oil poached Halibut was perfectly cooked, as good as it can be.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Melody15
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I was dining with clients and had high expectations for this restaurant. With so many outstanding dinning options in San Fran I was confident this world be an amazing experience. The service was horrible, my water glass was empty several times and I had to wave down a server. I am vegetarian and I'm accustomed to restaurants of this calibre being very accommodating. There were no vegetarian entree items on the menu. The waiter said they could leave the ham out of the Mac and cheese but that was the only option unless he checked with the chef, I said that would be great if he could check with the chef. He came back quite a bit later to take our order and had not talled to the chef, my clients were hungry and I didn't want to delay
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lulu
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I am very hard to please, and this place never fails. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh.
    Manykidsanddogs
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    This is about the fifth time we have been to rn74. It's loud, the service was both good and bad (mostly bad), and we felt like we were being sold the entire meal. , For me, the value proposition is out of whack and I doubt we will go back.
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  • Above expectation.
    HowieVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised for my party of six the other day. Diverse menu, fun and tasty starters and good entrees. Lot's of choices with a gourmet flair. No pressure to drink wine which early on was an initiative by ownership that I did not appreciate. Kudos to RN74 for stepping up as a top lunch spot in SF.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We have been to RN 74 before and enjoyed the experience. The service had always been excellent but it was way off last night. It appeared the were under staffed or poorly staffed. Very disappointing
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Difficult Evening at RN74
    hle415VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Having just moved into the Millennium upstairs I was looking forward to my first dinner at RN74. I will shortcut the review by saying the food was below average for all courses and the waitress was very poor. She wasn't around our table much over the course of the evening and when she was she was awkward and not very helpful. We must have waited for over 30 minutes between the appetizers and the entree service. There were two of us and the review is unanimous on all counts. How disappointing. Larry
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  • Perfection
    Curtis
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Another perfect experience. Great waitstaff, wine list was amazing and the food was perfection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wedding Dinner Nightmare
    ThursNightGuest
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Reservation made 1 month prior to celebrate our wedding (dinner with friends). We arrived 15 minutes ahead of schedule and was told the table was just about ready. 20 minutes AFTER our scheduled reservation time, and now 35 minutes after arriving, I approached the hostess who told me the table was ready but she forgot about us. It then took about 30 minutes to get menus, and we were met by 2 sassy employees who need a lesson in customer service. The best quote of the night came from the manager, "We just assumed..." WHOA - I don't know who taught you customer service, but NEVER assume anything about your guests. The communication was horrible, the experience was awful. The food way overpriced. The staff made a special occasion awful.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best wine lists
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The real thing about this restaurant is the wine list, which has lots of old bottles of burgundy, bordeaux, rhone as well as "New World" wines. The food has always been hearty. But it has changed somewhat over the past year. Portions are now smaller - that is a good thing as they used to be unmanagebly large. So, on the recent tip, we had chicken liver pate, cheese souffle to share, followed by sweetbread-stuffed veal (delicious, well-seasoned) and halibut (light and citrusy). We were also brought a sample of the lamb shanks ( nice and sticky.) The wine - a couple of glasses of rise champagne and a 1989 Bordeaux. Its a place for indulgence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    curbside
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Great spot downtown. Not too noisy, but great drinks (stagecoach recommended). Food was well worth it! Try the kamachi… very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine list. Decent service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Great wine list. Decent service. Food not notable at all....
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Mixed Experience
    finedinerVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Attractive, lively surroundings with an amazing but mostly very expensive wine list. Our experience may be a function of the dishes we ordered. Started with warm olive appetizer, which was very disappointing. The olives had virtually no flavor, no evidence of seasoning. Frisee salad with poached egg was the definite high point--a delicious and satisfying dish. We then had 2 different cuts of steak frites, which was a very mixed experience. The beef itself was excellent and cooked to order but was encased in a rather overwhelming salt crust that really diminished the experience. We ended the meal with profiteroles, which were very tasty but somewhat lacking in creativity. Would recommend but with some hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    Kimie
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We had a good meal at Rn 74. Delicious salads, with a large portion. The selection of entrees was limilted and the 3 that we ordered were average. For the price of the dinner, the food should have been exceptional. Happy hour may be the time to come to RN 74.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting experience
    Anatol
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Key notes: 1) Food is excellent 2) Service is good 3) Corkage fee is very high (so the personal wines are not as welcome as we expected) - $35 for first two bottles (for each one), $70 for third, and then I think it will be even higher. 4) Overall, pretty good place to enjoy eating.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mixed review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Who doesn't want a great French bistro handy? RN74 is almost it, but fails on two counts. It is too expensive given the food quality; if it was cheaper, the food might have been a little more excusable. We had the spring vegetable salad. The greens seemed fresh, but the dressing and overall presentation wasn't tasty. A little soggy and not much taste from the dressing. The salmon tartare was a little cold and again the flavor wasn't there. I had the cassoulet. Best part was a piece of grilled toast soaked in butter. The dish itself was lacking in flavor. My friend had the small lobster risotto which was tasty. The wine ended up really pushing the meal cost north. I will try RN74 again to find the well prepared dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not spectacular
    altor
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    this was incredibly mediocre. wine list is amazing, no doubt about that, but the food was pedestrian. highlight was the lamb. overall disappointing...
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  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We stumbled upon RN74 while visiting San Francisco and it made our trip! The food and wine were incredible. I had the "Roasted Mary's Chicken Breast" and my husband had the Alaskan Halibut. We also sampled several appetizers and deserts and were amazed by all. The sommelier was keenly aware of what to recommend with each course. We would highly recommend this restaurant. It has EVERYTHING you could possibly want in a classy restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $28 for a kale salad?
    BLG12345
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I was at RN74 for lunch. I ordered a Kale Salad, and the waiter asked if I would like an entree size (since that was going to be my entree). The regular kale salad was $16. When the bill came, the Kale Salad was $28!!! It was more expensive than any other entree. Sorry was all the waiter said - the price is the price. I wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful hostess
    ellejay
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The hostess was incredibly helpful and friendly. After that, it seemed as if everyone else who came to help us both at the bar or at our table was distracted. I know it was busy? But if we hesitated for a second, servers and bartenders would just walk away. 75% of my friends who came (we were a large group) are servers in Fine dining, so we respect the time and assistance of our servers. The server for example brought us the cheese plate, but didn't know what cheeses were on it. And we got no help with wine selection. However, our server was very sweet and friendly. I don't want to be a jerk, but this was my birthday dinner, and I guess I'd hoped for more.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous but overpriced wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Fabulous but overpriced wine list. Knowledgeable and accommodating sommelier. Friendly service. Except that we we were totally ignored after (lovely) appetizers and had to leave without finishing, even though we said, at 6PM, that we had theater at 8PM.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch spot
    msquareVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Server was very knowledgeable and food options were all interesting. There were 5 of us and we tried different entrees. Everyone thought their choice was a good one. We liked the interesting preparation combinations and the presentation as well. All thought it was a good decision to go there and would go again. Most had been there for dinner but not during lunchtime.We went early and at 11:30a there were only a few tables taken. By the time we left, there was only one table available. A lot of well heeled business people filled the room. If the service wasn't efficient, I don't think as many would be there at the prime lunch hour - as for us it seemed to go like clockwork.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Great food, great service.
    jliu
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    A lot of fun at RN74. My second time there, and the service is always fantastic - never an empty glass, never a dirty table, nothing. There's a little to be said about the spacing of the tables - you end up overhearing every piece of conversation around you, because the dining sets are so close together. It's important to get as many customers seated at restaurants like these, but if I wanted a community meal, I'd probably choose somewhere else. The good news is that the people around you are also food-lovers and enthusiastic about wines and meals, so you'll like them. Especially if you're the kind of person who will be dining at RN74.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced
    JayC
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    For what you're getting, it's too pricey. You can get better food at other restaurants in the area for the same price.
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    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Disappointed
    DavyVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I have the feeling the quality of food is not getting better with time unfortunately. Don't get the cheese soufflé, it isn't one. Wine list is amazing.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it! food was great!
    hmehrVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Loved it! food was great! wine was outstanding (with a by-the-glass premium wine selection). The decor is so nice and tables are set nicely and comfortably. It's modern and rustic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic