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RN74 - Seattle
RN74 - Seattle

RN74 - Seattle Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://michaelmina.net/restaurants/locations/rnwa.php
  • 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
    dcalle@rn74.com
    206.456.7612.
  • 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 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Delicious...thus, I wish the portions were bigger!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Wow, the halibut is the best we have ever had and the service is always spectacular!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Excellent cocktails food and service. Nothing left to chance. Wine list very clever and comprehensive."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had not eaten French food before and our waiter was awesome, giving us good food recommendations. Would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Beverage service was good But, time from ordering entree to reciept at table was slow"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great restaurant, knowledgable staff. Amazing food, French with a twist."
    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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Fantastic food, wine list and service. But a bit loud"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My daughter and I ordered the pre-theater menu before a show at the ACT theater. Food was excellent, and service quick and attentive without feeling rushed. We had a starter, main, dessert and coffee all less than the 2 hours we allocated for our before-show meal. The sommelier recommend a lovely wine that was a reasonable price. We both really enjoyed the urban ambiance and vibe, but it is not for you if you are looking for quiet, elegant surroundings."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Was very impressed with the service we received. The was good, but wouldn't inspire me to return. My first time dining here. I've enjoyed evening drinks and small plates several times - I think I'll stick to that. Overall impressed with the atmosphere given the location. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Michael Mina has been putting great food on plates for years, but RN74 may be his best effort yet. The food is creative, lovingly prepared French bistro fare with an American twist. Every dish we had was on the money. The "petite" tasting menu with wine provided more food by far than we expected, so the value was excellent. Service left nothing to be desired, especially from the somellier and our waitress. Wine pairings were good, if a bit unusual. Finally, the attention to decor: a French railroad motif is carried from the "luggage tags" banding the napkins to the antique lantern dividing off the bar area. Excellent addition to the Seattle scene."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "we had an amazing dinner here. Everything from the tuna tartare and the bacon deviled eggs, to the veal tasting and halibut.. But what made this meal exceptional, was the amazing service of he Sommelier, he was so helpful and very informative... and our server Pearl."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I must be too old because I thought this place was way to loud. Ordering at 9pm on a Friday night did give everyone a good head start on the booze...maybe too late to catch up. Otherwise, the food and service were both excellent. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "having eaten [and been very pleased] in several other Micheal Mina restaurants I found RN74 to be underwhelming at the least. Had the snowcrab salad appetizer - it was not good at all. s Stingy amount of crab [at $21.00] and overpowering chunks of citrus fruits that obliterated any other flavors. For the entrée I had steak au poivre, small portion hidden under useless greens and a very poor imitation of what "au poivre" sauce should be. Dessert was disappointing as well. I will not be returning to RN74 though I still like M. Mina's restaurants in San Francisco."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Recently celebrated my wife's birthday at RN74 and has a fantastic time. They accommodated my request for a wine from the year she was born and it was perfect with the chef's tasting menu. Service was well-timed, friendly, and knowledge of the menu was very high. Overall, it made it a very special night and have always enjoyed experiences at RN74."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We spent Memorial Day weekend in Seattle and chanced on RN74 - what a fortuitous find! Great atmosphere, menu and wine list. Neither if us had tried geoduck, so we shared a geoduck and uni starter, small, but tasty. My entree was duck breast Marget, cooked medium rare and served with hazelnuts and baby turnips with farro in truffle oil on the side - yum! My husband had the veal - a wine braised veal cheek, a roasted loin and sautéed sweetbreads served with farro in a wine sauce and turnips. That and a lovely bottle of burgundy made for a memorable meal. The portions were generous and our waitress delightful."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The restaurant was recommended by a Danish friend and so we tried it. Excellent choices on the beer and wine list - the Zwiegalt is a gem for being modestly priced but utterly delicious. The service was exquisitely attentive without being overbearing. We tried a number of choices - all were prepared and served in absolutely first-rate fashion. The only possible complaint was the noise level - but this seems to be common among American restaurants. Finally, an unmentioned treat: a European style train announcement board now used to display wines and prices, changing occasionally when one is purchased."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Second time dinning at RN74, this time alone & was able to partake of the "Petite" tasting menu. It wasn't quite small or Petite but it was great. Wonderful flavors and diverse ingredients. Wine pairings enhanced each of the dishes and of course closing with hand cut beignets with a caramel topped butterscotch pudding didn't hurt either... well except maybe my waistline! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I can only speak for the Happy hour at the bar. The food was amazing and the drinks were great!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Highly recommend for a special occasion. A little too pricey for us for a regular date night out. Many of the dishes are a little exotic (Bone Marrow, escargot, duck liver) but if your a little adventurous it is a great treat. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "For $22 you get to choose among several items in the starter, mains, and dessert categories. In the main dish category are several offerings to upgrade, adding 5 or 6 dollars to get a steak salad, for example. While one can order a la carte, this choice is not immediately apparent, and it appeared to us anyway that the $22 lunch was the only choice. But we were very glad we took it! If you get the chance to order the albacore salad, take it - it was a generous serving cooked just enough with a delicious salad lightly dressed. For dessert we had the basil flavored sorbet - unique and delicious. On the down side, RN74 still has a noise problem: music too loud, too many reflective surfaces, and patrons packed too close together."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I was surprised the attire of the employees. I thought it would be a much nicer restaurant instead of all the workers in blue jeans. I was not impressed as I was under the impression this was a formal restaurant. It is much casual then expected"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Nice menu, great service, thank you Jesse, pick the big beef - a very good cut and super fries!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014