RN74 - Seattle
RN74 - Seattle

RN74 - Seattle

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://michaelmina.net/restaurants/locations/rnwa.php
  • Phone: 2064567474x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: David Varley
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For inquiries:
    Contact Dominique Calle
    Event Sales and Marketing Manager
    dcalle@rn74.com
    206.456.7612.
  • Special Events: Luncheon bookings, buyouts and private event space is available. Please contact our Event Manager, Dominique Calle (dcalle@rn74.com) for pricing and availability.

    RN74 Happy Hour - Monday through Friday from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday from 4pm to 7pm. Offer includes $6 house white, $6 house red, $6 well cocktail and $6 bar snacks including Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs, Burgundy Beef Sliders, and Ahi Tuna Poppers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pike Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available Monday - Saturday for $10.
A word from RN74 - Seattle
RN74, named after Route National 74, the major thoroughfare passing through the heart of France’s Burgundy region, is an urban wine bar and restaurant by Michael Mina, Rajat Parr, and David Varley.

RN74 features modern interpretations of redefined American and regional French cuisine with an extensive wine list highlighting the Burgundy region of France, as well as featuring boutique wine producers from Washington and Oregon.

Chef David Varley’s cuisine at RN74 aims to be a perfect complement to the wines- creative, modern, but simple interpretations of regional French cuisine punctuated with seasonal, fresh ingredients and bold flavors, all executed with an original twist.

RN74 offers more than 40 wines by the glass and an extensive collection of half bottles, hand selected by Washington Wine Commission’s Sommelier of the Year, Jeffrey Lindsay-Thorsen.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
RN74 - Seattle reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (81)fit for foodies (74)special occasion (51)vibrant bar scene (47)hot spot (40)romantic (30)good for groups (29)neighborhood gem (17)great for lunch (15)late-night find (9)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wine Night
    japhyjones
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I think maybe there was something going on behind the scene the night we dined. It was a night of multiple errors with the food and finally the check. I appreciated our server trying to make up for it although I don't think it was his fault. Seemed like a bare bones staff was working that night... I've had fantastic experiences at RN74 with their wine and that's why you should come. Great selection and informative/excited staff. I would order some apps and concentrate on the wine. The food is fine but a bit inconsistent from plate to plate. The wine is consistently amazing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Paul
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is amazing but the noise level makes it impossible for conversation. We have been going there since it opened and I notice the portions shrinking and they were not overly large to begin with. My wife and I had the octopus to start and there were exactly two very small pieces of octopus. Lots of potatoes but hardly any octopus. I think it will be a while before we return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service, LOUD.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    There are too many other places in Seattle to dine to have to endure the level of noise. It may be quieter later - but we were headed for a show. (Food & service excellent, if not a little over-priced for portions.) Nice selection of wines by the glass - easy to order flights.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than the SF location
    DrewPaikVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    If you've been to RN74 in SF, you know it has a great bar, fantastic service, and excellent food. This one is better. The menu is almost entirely different, with a number of choices that are probably locally inspired. The stuffed pork was probably the best pork I've ever had. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    Zeshan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Although bustling and a bit loud, the food and service were both excellent. The food ranged from the creative cuisine to the everyday comfort food done exceptionally well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    fullfish
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a great meal celebrating a special event. The petit set meal with wine pairings was incredible, the service was perfectly attentive and the atmosphere was lovely. A bit pricey, but worth every penny. Totally recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food, but a bit loud
    Diner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Noise level is definitely "energetic", it was sometimes a struggle to understand what my dinner partner and servers were saying. The service and the food were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently One of Seattle's Best!
    CruiseExecVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    RN74 knocks it out of the ballpark every time. It is the perfect combination of outstanding innovative food, gracious service, and high energy. Fabulous well rounded wine list and cocktail menu. This is a restaurant that truly strives to create dining experiences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    mattieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The service has always been remarkable. But our waitress seemed to have a lack of good training. She was condescending. And she took the wine list away when she brought the food menus. I asked if they had just a house salad (I didn't want seafood in it) and she made a display to show "these are our salads" on the menu. Thank you but I can read. She never came back to see if we liked our food, but a manager did and I returned the steak tartare which was VERY salty. Then someone from the kitchen checked to see if it was more to my taste. They were both very nice. We used to love the tomato soup and grilled cheese appetizer, and the Beef bourguignon, neither of which was on the menu. It was difficult to find menu items we liked.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vibrant spot - inventive menu
    CocoaMojoVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had the five-course tasting menu, and I was really wowed for my first three courses - an inventive deviled egg / tuna tartare combo (inventive and so delicious - it combined chile oil and a quail egg), the hearts of palm salad with Alaskan king crab (amazing, unique and woke up my taste buds ), and a lovely risotto. The main dish of tri-tip just wasn't happening for me. The steak was well cooked and sliced thin - the au poivre sauce just didn't seem to work exceedingly well with the tri-tip. Perhaps, I'm just spoiled by the wonderful grilled Santa Maria-style tri-tip I'm used to eating. The beignets were very good. Service was at times excellent, and other times I didn't have my coffee refilled when I expected to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just what we wanted!
    kathy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    RN74 was outstanding! We tried many items and our favorite thing was the burger.. YUM! We loved the atmosphere, the vibe and the service!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The service was spectacular. Several waiters and waitresses were a constant available with professional and highly personal attention. They paid careful attention to us as individuals and helped serve us in time to make a theater date. Quite expensive for the amount of food so be prepared for sticker shock even if not drinking alcohol. Also be aware that their happy hour small plates are only in the bar, not available in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    Aggro2VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Drove by, booked a table. Excellent/interesting food, great service.....thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great restaurant all around for a nice night out. Ordering wine off the old train schedule on the wall is a little delighter. Nice wine options and knowledgable staff Sophisticated yet casual, a great Seattle spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud for us
    KTSeattle
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We near 70-year olds dined with friends and couldn't hear each other. I was a little embarrassed that we recommended RN74. The portion of halibut was very tiny for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ellie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    First time there.. was a terrific experience. The oysters were fantastic as was the rabbit. Paul suggested a terrific bottle of wine to complement our dishes. The staff was attentive and engaging. Superb!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night
    Seattleite
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Total of 12 on a Friday night. They have a large table that is elevated and for our group well. Plenty of space for people to gather around the table prior to dinner and move about during the meal. Service and food were both outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Delicious...thus, I wish the portions were bigger!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Dining Experience
    Quarters2413
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I recently dined here with a couple of friends. The service was outstanding and was what I would have expected from this restaurant. The drinks were delicious and the food was great as well. Our food was delicious however I did think that the bread they served this night needed a little salt which was agreed on by the others at my table as well. I also thought the menu and specials were a little heavy on shellfish which made the current menu feel a bit limited for those of us that aren't big shellfish fans. It was however a hot Summer day so they menu change might have been due to that. I would definitely try it again in the fall/winter as I would love to see what kind of treats were on the menu then.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Messinger
    MessingerVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Great restaurant if you like exceptional service, outstanding, creative and beautifully presented food! It may be a bit pricey but we found it worth it and plan to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Arno
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    While the general food quality was good, it was a far cry from what we expected given the ambiente and price range. For example the grilled Broccoli was served burned, the fries had a fiber from kitchen tools in them, mistakes that should not happen in a restaurant of this level.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced for the food
    pammilpr
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I haven't been to RN74 in over a year, and was great disappointed. The bill was $100, and all we ordered was two glasses of wine, a cocktail and two mediocre appetizers. I feel ripped off, and won't be back anytime soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Drinks!
    tony
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We've been here a few times for drinks and the bar menu was pretty great! We thought we would try it for dinner and it was good, however, for some reason I had higher expectations from the kitchen - perhaps it was because we went the day after the 4th of July... Otherwise, the service was very good (a little timely), but they addressed it without us mentioning it as we were in no hurry. Great atmosphere as I really like the train station theme.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    Hc777VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Wow, the halibut is the best we have ever had and the service is always spectacular!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud to enjoy dinner
    ItalianFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    RN74 is a strange combination of fine dining and bar scene. The food is very well prepared from fresh ingredients and service is excellent. But the room is bare with hard walls, floors, and ceiling resulting in an extremely loud environment. In such places, people raise their voices just to make themselves heard across the table, which only exacerbates the situation. Some sort of sound dampening needs to be installed. I can understand a restaurant may want to espouse an "exciting" place by being loud, but the volume level goes beyond "exciting" to annoying and uncomfortable. When you can't hear your dinner partner, but only the table yelling at each other behind you, it severely detracts from the experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OnetimeonlyVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The chief takes him self too seriously and does not produce good tasting food. Mediocre hamburgers and steak. Lots of ingredients combined on entrees sounded good but tasted poorly. Poor menu and even poorer execution.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As good as hyped
    Wininganddining
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent cocktails food and service. Nothing left to chance. Wine list very clever and comprehensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great service!
    Daemon25
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had not eaten French food before and our waiter was awesome, giving us good food recommendations. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overpriced and overrated
    susanaloca
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Noise was intense. Menu choices were ordinary. Food very expensive and ordinary. Worst experience ever at a Michael Mina.avocado/hearts of palm salad at scale but way overpriced. basically everything there was tiny and $$$$ but nothing special. So for 3 people - 1 appetizer, 2 salads, 3 entrees and 1 dessert - no drinks for 200 - won't return. Have eaten at 11 Madison, Le Bernardin, Alinea, Fleur De Lys, Bouchon, etc - don't mind the $$ but food, service and ambience was terribly lacking.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Michael Mina does it again
    Brainsmile
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Excellent wine list with knowledgeable servers. Please be advised that this place is LOUD. So it's not necessarily a romantic spot but the place is energetic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive & loud
    constanttraveller
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Some of the food is great (amazing duck fat fries; salads conceived and executed perfectly), some is pedestrian (uninspired chicken liver mousse; tuna tartare overwhelmed by sesame oil), and the small portions come at high prices. (Expect to spend more than $100/person at dinner.) The place is attractive and popular but shockingly loud; the service is superb, and, overall, our evening there was fun. We're unlikely to go back--Seattle has too many better options.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The most amazing meal of my life!
    JasonBateman
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I don't typically write reviews but I feel I must for this place. This was truly the most amazing dining experience I've ever had. The chef's selection courses were excellent. The service was outstanding. I will definitely be coming back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Beverage service was good But, time from ordering entree to reciept at table was slow
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow service
    SeattleFoodie
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Reservation at noon. Waiter came and went, but 2nd or 3rd time was too long. Our food arrived at 1:05. Other tables that were seated later than us, had their food befor us.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Jpell
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This is out 3rd time at RN74 and always find it enjoyable. My only critique was being charged for a small dessert tart for a birthday that was shared between 4 people. Would seem more customer oriented to offer a complimentary dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Libman
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great restaurant, knowledgable staff. Amazing food, French with a twist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    adventerouseater
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My wife and I visited RN74 for the first time to celebrate our 9th year together. I'd always seen the sign, but had no idea what to expect. The variety and selection of food is unique & adventurous, but not overwhelming. The staff is pleasant and knowledgeable w/o being stuffy. The energy is high and the atmosphere is everything you'd want from a contemporary, French, hot spot. My only complaint would be that, if you're not sitting in a booth, the tables are so close you can hear every conversation around you. That being said, the service, the food, the wine and the barrel aged cocktails cannot be beat. I would return and plan on doing so again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Great Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Excellent food with a wine list that goes on forever. I love the train station wine board that is constantly updating with an old-timey "clackity clackity clack!" Nicely lit, attractive inside. Solid service. All of the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food - Not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I think this place is just about outlived its useful life. Four people, entrees, 2 bottles of wine ($75 each) was almost $500. While the food is good, this is a "broke and hungry" place, you leave feeling broke and need a snack later. I ordered the Beef Bourguignon and it was essentially about 3 oz of pot roast. Two of our guests enjoyed the 1-2 oz of halibut with a snap pea and the final guest got steak frites which was a $35 tri tip. I don't mind spending good money, what I mind is feeling like I got ripped off. Also, an Elmer T. Lee Manhattan for $16? Come on. The bottle of bourbon is only $30 at the store. In short, go once, then go to the one of a couple hundred other places in Seattle that are great for foodies.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A bit over-hyped
    BosDiningDudeVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    There's a rule in fashion that you should remove one accessory right before leaving the house. RN74 should consider this; each menu item seemed to be trying a bit too hard to "wow" with extra elements that didn't always fit. The olive/mascarpone bread/rolls were a nice idea... but why was there honey on them? Yuck. Overall a bit overpriced, too, and the service was waaaaayyyy to fussy and rushed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic