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RN74 - Seattle
RN74 - Seattle

RN74 - Seattle Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://michaelmina.net/restaurants/locations/rnwa.php
  • Email: reservations-seattle@rn74.com
  • Phone: (206) 456-7474
  • 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: Contemporary French, French American
  • 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
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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 6pm and Saturday from 4pm to 6pm. 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
Diner Reviews
  • "fantastic customer service. servers were attentive and friendly. i have never been to a restaurant where they leave a pitcher of water for you and servers come back frequently to help refill your cup! my water cup was not empty once, and i drink pretty often throughout my meal, which proves the server's attentiveness. food was also very amazing and i left very satisfied with my orders. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great food but it was difficult to get out in 90 minutes to make it to the theater on time. The staff was friendly but the place was full and they could not keep up with the table demand."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I have very impressed with the food and the service. Our waitress was very attentive with making sure that our water was never empty. This to me is a sign of good service. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The waiters were so knowledgeable and helpful. Went here before the theater. Was going to order from the pre-theater menu but the Maître d told us about a "better" menu and less expensive. Had 3 courses paired with wine. Enjoyed all but the steak frites. I'm fussy when it comes to beef. If it's not super tender, it's not for me. The filet was great though! My husband and I rotated plates 1/2 way through each course. I would recommend EXCEPT for the noise level. That's the only reason we won't go back. Thank goodness I always pack foam ear plugs (loud concerts you know) If I wouldn't have put those in, I'd have have a bad headache before leaving."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The food here is consistently good. A couple of dishes were over salted. The dining room is LOUD so don't come here for a romantic quiet meal."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Incredible steak frittes -- in the top 3 I have ever had. All food mixes flavors beautifully. Noisy -- hard to hear. Generally expensive. Glad for Restaurant Week!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We tried RN74 for the first time during restaurant week and it was a great choice. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated in a side booth, which was very nice, and a little less noisy. For main dishes my wife and I were very pleased our entrees. My wife had the risotto and found it very tasty. I the steak frites, and it had very good flavor. Garlic fries were also very tasty. We will go back again."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I've dined in Michael Mina's resto at The Bellagio in Las Vegas several times. This Seattle resto is a far cry from that. The LV resto is a bastion of elegant dining in hushed tones. I could only wish for that here. The food was an earnest endeavor in the art of French cuisine. The ambience was bawdy American. I must've asked my dinner threesome to repeat their remarks ten times, due to the decibels of the remaining dining den. That brings way down the the positive aspect of restaurant dining. The foie gras was lovely, though less than adequate in size. Steak and risotto entrees were nice. Beignets were exceptional. We will need to return in order to satisfy the jury, which is still out..."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The two of us participated in the Restaurant Week promotion. The menu choices were fantastic, the best we have seen during this promotion. The service was polite and calm even though the place was packed. We had to wait a few minutes for our table, but the bar was very pleasant and lively. We were given a booth which was comfortable and nicely situated. It was a very nice evening."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We went during Restaurant Week, which I know can be a little crazy and hectic. Looking around, it seemed most of the restaurant was ordering the same entree that we both did, so naturally the kitchen was getting a little behind. Instead of being annoyed the staff regularly checked on us, brought us complimentary truffle popcorn during the long wait, and even refilled our wine pairing that was supposed to go with the entree for free. To top it off, the food was amazing. I'll definitely be going back."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Very classy but still fun and not fussy or intimidating. The food was pretty much perfect, you know it's a good restaurant when you have to nitpick to find any flaws. The tuna tartar was a touch underseasoned for my taste, but still completely delicious. The roasted bone marrow was incredible, especially the crusty bread underneath soaked in juices. The halibut was perfectly cooked with a nice crust. The steak au poivre was also cooked perfectly(we had the strip) and the fries were some of the best I've ever had. Wait for the table was a little long considering we had a reservation, but we were rewarded for our patience with a perfect, intimate corner booth. Ended up being a perfect night out for my date and I."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The meal experience is always wonderful. Cocktails and wine offerings are fantastic. Definitely a great place to celebrate a special occasion!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food is fantastic. Can't go wrong with any dish! The sommelier was very knowledgeable and pointed us to some awesome wines. I'll be back very soon."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Loved the food and wine but found the atmosphere to be a bit too noisy for a romantic evening out or for visiting with others in the party. At times it was even hard to hear our server when he was explaining the plate being put in front of us."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food is always great! Service was wonderful. We were not in a hurry and were not rushed at all. We asked for a booth which was great because the tables are packed in pretty tight. Had the lobster pot pie - basically a lobster bisque with big pieces of lobster over a buttery crust - it was very tasty. Also had a seafood appetizer plate (raw Geoduck is not for me!!!), steak, fingerling potato salad, pea soup (which was great!!) and beignets (always good.) They still don't have Malibu and sure it isn't fancy, but it is what I like. Have been there before, will go back again... Is there a law against bringing your own rum?!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I always learn something about wine when I dine at RN74. This week's lesson was taught by the tasting flight entitled, "Rising Stars" of Washington Wine. It started with Morgan Lee's 2010 Two Vintners Merlot crafted from Pepper Bridge Vineyard grapes. The next wine was the 2011 Kerloo Cellars Syrah from Walla Walla. This Syrah exhibited the art of Old World winemaking in Washington. The last wine in the flight was Marty Taucher's and Chris Peterson's 2011 Avennia Gravura Cabernet Blend (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc). In my opinion a good flight of wine leaves me wanting more from each glass and this flight delivered. Oh, and the RN74 Bistro Burger was a great companion to the flight."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Everything we got was spectacular. One of the items I was about to order didn't meet the waiter and other patrons palate and he recommended us not ordering. We ended up ordering something else and had a fantastic dinner!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "ordered a number of appetizers and was quite full w/o being stuffed. tomato soup fondue & tempura mushroom were great starters. crab salad & mussels satiated and didn't leave room for dessert this time. ."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I ordered Beef Bourguignon which was lauded as one of the premier items on the menu and one of the more expensive ones as well. My plate consisted of two very small pieces of tough meet with little flavor between some non-descript vegetables. It was very disappointing."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Michael Mina's RN74 manages something atypical in the hubbub of restaurants within blocks of Benaroya Hall. Despite being competitively priced with the various steakhouses in the vicinity it boasts significantly more inventive food, a far superior set of wine and cocktail offerings, and much more capable and accommodating service. It's a diamond in the rough of financial core dining options and would be very much at home in the more trendy, exciting locations inhabited by Seattle's other named chefs."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We ordered the sea scallops and lamb shank with cassoulet and both were excellent. The wine list is extensive and the suggested pairing are lovely. My son loved the Beecher's mac and cheese. I ordered the brussel sprouts without really reading the menu, thinking it would a relatively healthy side, only to discover they're deep-fried and topped with candied bacon. But it's impossible to complain because they were so tasty. And the sea salt caramel ice cream with the Kopke tawny port was a match made in heaven! The service was attentive. When I let the waiter know we had a show after dinner she made sure to help us get out on time."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Holy Bone Marrow Batman! This place always delivers. Love their amazing wine list. Food is outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The food and service were very good! They have a very creative menu. The noise level, however, was VERY loud. Hard to have a conversation with my dinner partners."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Very good food, but pretty expensive. No table linens, paper mats--at this price expect a little more."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "So, we were about 20 minutes late for our reservation. I tried to call 3x but they were having problems with their phone lines so I couldn't reach them. As a result, they were really nice and sat us as soon as they could. We were seated along the window which ended up being great. They had a prix fix menu but it wasn't written down anywhere. Our server told us there was one, but she would have to come back to give us the specifics. It would have been nice to have it included in the menu, maybe as an insert? The salad I ordered was amazing: the crab and hearts of palm! Fabulous!!! thanks for a nice night."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Yes they have a great ever changing! Yes they have great service! And the chefs are willing to mix it up which is always appreciated! Want grilled shrimp on a salad? It's yummy!! But you must try the tempura mushrooms-a fave for everyone!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I saw this restaurant featured on New Day Northwest and wanted to eat here for a specific dish. Unfortunately, they no longer had the dish on the menu. The cheese board was yummy and offered a nice variety of cheeses. We also sampled the gnocchi appetizer, which was wonderful - rich and flavorful, and just the right portion size. I had the duck breast entrée, which was marvelous! Perfectly cooked, and seasoned. It was a very hearty meal for a cold/rainy night.I love the atmosphere here, and the décor is a mix of modern and industrial. The seating is mostly comfortable couches and booths for larger parties. Smaller parties are seated at "bar" tables, which were small and somewhat uncomfortable."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our group of four ordered a wide variety of items from the tantalizing menu selections. Everything was well-prepared and delicious. The service was attentive. The atmosphere was lively, although a bit too loud. When it's necessary to shout across the table to your dinner companions in order to carry on a conversation, it does get a bit tiresome. But even so, I would go back again. But probably only for a special occasion. Prices were a bit steep."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was good but service poor. We have to wait few minutes to meet our server for the night & get a hold of the menu selections. Then it took an hour before we got our appetizers, several minutes to get our main course all the way to our desserts. Even getting our check and change took awhile!!!! We didn't like their idea of picking up our used/"done" plates right away then we'll have to wait several minutes for the next course to arrive. It seems like they're running out of plates. But in fairness, our server is very nice & pleasant. I I also like the ambience and thinking of asking my friends to try it out next time for some cocktails at the bar which interests me, considering i was seated right across."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a small lunch meeting, the resteraunt was perfect! GREAT food. EXCELLENT service."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed RN74 for a birthday dinner. We had the scallops, they were amazing. The lighting was dim, and I'd forgotten my glasses, so I couldn't read the menu very easily, so tried to use my phone app. I had brought in desserts we wanted to try, and they were kind enough to refrigerate and then put on display with a candle."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were four dinner on a Thursday night. Service was excellent with very knowledgeable waiter who had full descriptions of the menu items and he answered our questions fully. Small things like water being refilled were spot-on; prompt removes of plates and utensils between courses. Lots of interesting flavors; two of us had the duck which was fabulous. We had a really nice dinner and will happily return."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "On my second visit to Seattle, I returned to RN74. I remembered a wonderful meal there on the last trip with a delicious sea bass dinner and terrific wine. This time, we went for lunch. The tuna tartare, served as a main course, was delicious, mixed together at the table with quail's egg, garlic, spices, sesame oil, onion. The only negative on that dish was the white bread toast that accompanied the tartare. Rice crackers would have been better. My friends loved their dishes, as well, from the salmon devilled eggs, fresh oysters, the salmon burger. The piece de resistance was the very delicious Green Smoke cocktail, made with Mezcal! It was so delicious that we returned the same evening for a couple more! Chef Michael Mina knows his stuff!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I don't normally obsess about a cocktail, but the seasonal Leap Frog Flip, a Laphroaig-based drink, was one of the best I've ever had. Can't stop thinking about it. The risotto was also some of the best I've eaten - and I'm pretty proud of the risotto I make. Overall, the service was attentive, but it was hard to hear the waitress at times. Yep, it was that loud. My party of three elected to share and sample several items. Everything we tried was delicious, though some portions were a bit miniscule. And yet, we couldn't finish all the food - quite. I'll definitely be back, but mostly for the Leap Frog Flip."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was SUPERB! The service was excellent. We told the waiter we had tickets for the show and he made sure we got our orders promptly and got us out the door at the required time. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food is good, but it's all about the wine. Go deep into burgundy with a flight tasting! The waiters are versed on all the French wines you wish you could understand and pronounce. Get a little culture in your life."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food was great and our server was terrific. The noise level is intense, though, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone wanting an evening of conversation or anyone who wears hearing aids. Otherwise, it has a good vibe."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "What a fantastic find! RN74 is a vibrant, downtown, eclectic French restaurant that simply stunned my wife and I. From the moment we walked in our server made us feel welcome and comfortable. The bartender, Mike, actually designed a cocktail specific to my taste for Absinthe! It was outstanding! The General Manager, Jesse Crowder, was engaging, and was genuinely interested in accommodating our needs...the food was superb!! We found everything on the menu to be interesting, unique, prepared to the highest standards, and, ultimately, delicious! I have nothing but profound complimentary memories of our dining experience...fantastic night!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "It's country France meets the relaxed Northwest, with a staff that clearly aims for service you'd normally find in much more chi-chi restaurants. Everyone who worked there demonstrated a thorough knowledge of their flavor and mission, and BONUS- they were upbeat and cheerful without being intrusive. And the food did not disappoint us. We had the inventive tomato soup fondue (grilled cheese sandwiches cut into bite sized chunks with tomato soup to dip the bites in - delicious and fun!), pea soup and kale Caesar, the succulent magret (duck breast) and the perfect-for-a-cold-night boeuf bourguignon. Everything was delicious, the wine was perfect and we had a great time. Note: they have a valet service off Fourth Ave - $12 plus tip"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I went for lunch and was more than happy with the food, service and overall experience! A must go-to restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014