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
137 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (83)notable wine list (74)special occasion (53)hot spot (48)vibrant bar scene (40)good for groups (36)romantic (26)neighborhood gem (18)great for lunch (16)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Wanted to like it more but couldn't
    RaeLynn
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Michael Mina is a powerful name in the restaurant world so I expected a world class dining experience. The food was good enough but the service was off and clumsy. We arrived with 90 minutes for dinner before a show and repeatedly told our waiter. He kept saying "no problem!" After 65 minutes we still had not received our food. Had to gobble it down when it finally came. The tables are so close together that the rump of the slender woman at the next table grazed my plate when she got up to leave. The noise level is unacceptable too. Lots of better alternatives in Seattle in this price range.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • convenient and good
    Olddogsarethebestdogs
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The restaurant was an easy walk from our hotel and was very popular. In spite of reser vation, we had to wait for our table but not an unreasonable amount of time and the staff were very solicititous. Good service and good food although not absolutely first-rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • BAdams
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Best service, the most knowledgeable server I have ever witnessed! Food was extremely well presented and totally interesting, and not to mention tasty!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but...
    unclemick
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Way too noisy. Prepare to yell at whomever you're dining with. Service is very very slow but friendly. Food is better than most but expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing
    MesoFoodie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This menu reminds me of watching the food network, with each ingredient blending together into each amazing blissful bite! The restaurant is high end so expect a 150 dollar bill if you plan to drink...so if you want a 50 dollar bill, go to apple bees(never for me)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting menu!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We dined here for our anniversary. The tasting menu was wonderful! Service was a little chaotic but everyone was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    searchin4greatfood
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We loved this restaurant. We were going to the theater after dinner. The staff made sure we were out in time to get to the theater. The service was outstanding. The food was very good and they even had a pre-theater menu. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Pricey. Food, ordered off the menu, was meh. Too bad we are not big oyster fans. I chose this restaurant because of location - I am still searching for the "right" downtown restaurant for us to meet at before a Showbox concert. (or 5th ave/Paramount show). RN 74 is not it, not for us.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth trying once
    Sally
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    RN74 was worth trying once, although there are too many other great restaurants to make this one a favorite. The lamb had very good flavor but one of the two pieces was all bone, fat and gristle. The cheddar bacon popcorn had great flavor but was very greasy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mr Unhappy
    foodnutMike
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Started out with the waiter who just had to give us the rundown on every item on the menu. Next, my friends were wine nuts so the waiter just ignored me and gave them special wine tastings. I had a Martini with one dark green olive and one ice cube. It was adequate at best. The topper was the Steak. My friend and I decided to split the 32 oz. Rib Eye. I have had better steaks at Black Angus. First they brought out this anemic looking piece of meat so we could see that it was a big Rib Eye. Then they cut it up and served it sliced. We ordered it medium and it was almost raw. I sent it back and 2 minutes later they returned it still almost raw. Then it was tough as shoe leather. Then they tried to hurry us by trying to remove plates early.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Theme /Disappointing food
    CBC44VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Sorry, but the menu did not live up to the unique theme design of the restaurant. Decent wine list but overpriced. Drinks were just OK. My wife was served a mushroom dish that was tasteless. Very high menu prices but very average food quality. That was our experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    the food was nice but it was very noisy and hard to people to hear - especially the non-english speakers. We had to wait quite a while but we were a very big group. We ended up being 17 and they were very helpful and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I did expect more
    Gene
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Wine Sommelier was great. Service was good. We had eaten in Mina's Strip Steak Restaurant at Mandalay Bay and like it. The duck fat fries in LV were much better than RN74. No Garlic and a string size cut. These reminded me of Safeco field.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good
    SeattleDiner
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Good unobtrusive service, fresh unique preparations, quality wine list. Nice blend of open & more private seating, crowd noise at an acceptable level, and upscale contempory, comfortable surroundings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and atmosphere is great here
    Rainkitty
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We came here on Monday for a birthday lunch. I had steak frites and beignets. The butterscotch/sea salt sauce for the beignets almost made me cry it was so delicious. I love the lighting in this restaurant. Subdued and intimate. Even for lunch it was a calming experience after a hectic morning at work. The service is excellent and we appreciated their attentiveness. It's a new favorite of ours!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go for their Tasting Menu!
    VancouverFoodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Cannot say enough great things about this restaurant! Food was fantastic, service was excellent! We did the petite tasting menu with wine pairings and it was one of the best meals I've ever had. This restaurant is now "a must" every time I am in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but there's better in Seattle
    KirbzsterVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Ok food. The mac n cheese side was awesome but rest of the food left me wanting vs. some of the many absolutely awesome Seattle-cuisine restaurants around.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!!
    Valpogirl
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was my second time at RN74, and I arranged for a group of colleagues to have dinner here. At first, a few diners were skeptical as they are not true "foodies," but our server explained the dishes and everyone was pleasantly surprised. Sarah was an amazing server and I would return again and again for her. She went above and beyond for our table and made the experience truly fantastic. We all had different dishes, but the even the rolls with truffle butter were outstanding! If you like a vibrant atmosphere, great food, and excellent service, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This place is wildly inconsistent in food and service and it is impossible to know what you will get when you walk in. The service this day was terrible, it took two hours for a standard business lunch for two people. No apparent reason for the service delays it was not a busy day, just slow in our food coming and once it came we were ignored. My salad nicoisa was awful overdressed and the lettuce was in huge pieces taking over the plate and the soup was horribly over salted. They need to figure this out or they will go out of business.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very slow lunchtime service
    HungryTraveller
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My colleague and I ordered a salad and it took more than an hour for it to arrive. Another colleague had a similar experience the same day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pre theater dinner
    2CAfoodies
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was outstanding--we were over an hour late due to traffic from Tacoma,. we were accommodated easily and at the theater on time thanks to attentive waitpersons. The food wads outstanding . I enjoyed ahi tuna tartare..Wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • celebrity chef mediocre
    lwocynVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    recent lunch for two here ran nearly $100 for a meal that was average by Seattle restaurant standards. Typical celebrity chef name on the door; high prices and average food. $3/each for tiny oysters that paled to what you get at Elliott's; upcharges for everything; $5+ for water, entrees that were solid but unspectacular. You can eat better for half the price at dozens of places in Seattle.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasting Menu
    Cyclescott
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Too many great options. Go for the tasting menu to enjoy the widest range of delights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Pseudofrench
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is a stellar restaurant experience. Amazing food (tasting menu), attentive but not intrusive service, huge wine list, perfect timing, a really great dining experience. Every dish is crafted for maximum flavour - you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Have not been there in awhile and the service seems to have improved significantly - yay!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent again
    Guzziguy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was my sixth time at RN 74. The service and food, as always, were superb. The tasting menu was an excellent choice with great wine pairings. Unless something shocking happens, I plan to keep visiting RN 74!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine by the glass not as good as SF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    But one of the greatest wine list by the bottle in town
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    One of the very best. Will be coming back again, and again, and again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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.
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    • 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!
    kathyVIP
    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