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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
RN74 reviews from OpenTable diners
180 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (110)notable wine list (100)special occasion (63)vibrant bar scene (52)hot spot (46)romantic (38)good for groups (35)neighborhood gem (26)great for lunch (20)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Big miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Booked a table for a large party and had to increase from 11 to 13 ppl. Seating was moved from 8:15 to 8:45, but hostess said we'd probably be seated closer to 8:30 if we arrived early, and guaranteed 8:45. We weren't seated until 9:30, and we're given a table in the adjacent event space, where a reception was winding down. Folding tables were being taken down and dropped to the floor, workers were yelling back and forth, and the waiter made a snide comment when I asked him about moving in to the main dining room. I've eaten here before and the food is consistently excellent, but we've also been treated as though it's a privilege to eat here. Sorry, too many better options in SF. Won't make this $3000 mistake again.
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  • Good but not outstanding
    Cloudgazer8
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We ordered 4 appetizers & 1 entrée. Entree was very delicious (halibut with bouillabaisse). Only 1 of appetizers was good - the rest lacking in an extra umph. Brussels sprout salad was raw so I missed the carmelization, but also fairly bland. Tuna crudo needed way more flavor, especially an acidic component. The cod beignets were ok. The beef tartare Vietnamese style was very good. Overall, though service excellent, it was difficult to hear each other on a busy Saturday night, and didn't feel like the meal was worth $120/person (with wine). There wasn't anything special or extra attention to detail. My husband said the bathroom was a mess, a bad sign of a restaurant's effort.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Fabulous dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Outstanding service, food and atmosphere! Find it all here. Presentation and execution of food was great! One of my top dining experiences in the last 10 years. I love the balance of top tier dining without pretense or snobbery. Innovative menu. Great service. Thank you RN74!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Outstanding and memorable
    Samantha
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    After seeing the movie Somm on Netflix, it was my dream to dine at RN74. And it did not disappoint. The tasting menu was absolutely outstanding, the wine pairings were fantastic, and the service was impeccable. I have not experienced such fantastic service in quite some time that I almost forgot that that is how service at a fine dining restaurant should be. Thank you so much for one of the top 5 dining experiences of my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Laini
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Love this place - always my favorite. The foods are awesome and I love the services and the people are all friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    Meemz
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Meet up with family at the restaurant and had plenty of amazing seafood. I would highly recommend the marrow bones and the scallops. Very will balanced plates (salty, sweet, savory, great textures) and amazing service for a weekday evening.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    RN 74 is a favorite. Best duck breast ever. Always good and interesting wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Wonderful
    Nanaimofoodsie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The service staff, food, were all terrific. No complaints, high recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    Mautezuma
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The tomato soup was the worse I ever taste, food is just regular, not what I expected, we wait 15 minutes after entrees for the main courses.
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  • LellaVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Highly recommend the devilled eggs with crumbled bacon and a small piece, like a small bite of breakfast. Crab cakes are good. The salmon was not available but was offered with rainbow trout instead and was tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Boyzone
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had dinner with the family here (3 kids, 4 6 9) and we had a fabulous time. The food was fantastic, the service spot-on and they were perfectly happy to make something outside the menu for the kids. Top marks all around!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really overrated
    IAmHungry
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    These folks are trying very hard to justify their prices. We ordered several appetizers, salads, entrees and wine by the glass. The result was an okay meal, with the cheese plate as the only standout. Both wines were slightly off examples of their varietals --- one was so odd we couldn't decide if it was or was not corked. Here's what but this experience squarely in the negative: Of three restrooms, two were out of order. The working restroom was filthy. The floor around the toilet was soaked. Even the wall was splattered. I let the hostess know, and her reaction was, essentially, "So?" We should have just left after that, in retrospect.
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  • Decent, pricey, missing server
    SFsticated
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I really liked the atmosphere. However the service was not very good. The waiter disappeared twice for what seemed like half hour periods of time and I had to ask other waiters to track him down. The food tasted fine and was presented very nicely. The fondue appetizer was tasty and filling, but the main courses were chinsey with very little actual main course surrounded by lots of garnish. The two lamb slices on the lamb entree were about the size of two saltine crackers. No joke. This restaurant was highly recommended to me by a coworker, so maybe it was an off night at RN74.
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  • Poor food and selection; overpriced
    newdiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We tried to celebrate our 25th anniversary here. The waiter told us when we asked for martinis that they were all out of most vodka. My wife had medallions of pork which she described as "hockey pucks" and I had halibut which was ok but tasteless. The tomato soup was described as like Gazpacho but it had pieces of lettuce and shrimp with their shells on in it. Bread was cold and dry. Wines were $45 - $50 for a half-glass. Overall bill for two: $198.00. Service was slow. The place was very dark, and somewhat noisy. The waiter asked me if I was "happy" when he brought the fish; not sure if this was attempt at humor or sarcasm. By contrast we ate at Zuni Cafe the night before and it was terrific, and much less expensive.
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  • Great, great,great
    Rick
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great greeting Great service Great food Need I say more? Thank you RN74!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great service and atmosphere! The staff was very attentive even though there was a large party near our table. The cheese souffle and melon salad were delicious.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, marginal wine serive
    JohnnyoVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was very good but service lacked a bit. they did not have the wine I requested and offered a substitution that was poor.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • great experience.
    dinewithclass
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Restaurant came recommended by my brother. It was delicious and nice experience,
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highlight of San Fransisco
    TorontoWineLady
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I were visiting from Toronto, ON and as a person in the hospitality industry I was blown away with the amazing service and attentive staff. The food was not only creative and playful, but also well executed. Each course of our tasting menu was interesting and special and we had a perfect evening- Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Great evening
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Good food, great extensive wine list and good service
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    Excellent
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The dungeoness crab and sweet corn candele was delicious. And the Alaskan halibut was great. Will be back. Loved this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very small portions
    KJNS
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    If you spend $25 per plate it has to include a good size portion. Both dishes were very tiny. You need to order an appetizer and a main course to be satisfied.
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  • High points all over
    Maria
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Service and food was good, the wine was especially good. Only minus was that the bartender poured me a relatively expensive glass of whine without informing of the high price tag, when we started out at the bar. Not professional. Even if I would have ordered it knowing the price, it's not a acceptable behavior when the customer only asks for a glass of dry, white wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I can't wait to go back
    NJWineGuy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Third time here, and it's gotten better every time. The meal was off the charts, and as expected, the wine list was tough to nail down a final choice (and that's a good thing!), but in the end all the selections we made were insanely good. It's a must go to place for foodies and wine lovers.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Disappointing
    hornedowlVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I went back to RN74 for a business lunch. The mushroom appetizer tasted like marinated mushrooms from a jar. It took 45 minutes to get our entrees. The portions were tiny and the fish overcooked. All in all very overpriced for mediocre everything. Sorry RN74. We won't be back.
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  • VTan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Always dependable food and service quality. Good location in Fincl District.
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    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated and under whelming
    BoisedinersVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were really looking forward to this to this place since we have enjoyed other Michael Mena establishments in other cities. Our server was pretentious and it was very obvious that he wanted us to eat and turn over the table quickly. This is the type of place you want to go to for a business dinner, not a personal night out. Our steaks were not cooked properly and were stringy and had lots of gristle. I have had better steaks at Texas Roadhouse. The steak came with plain, limp fries which were bland. Absolutley not what I expected after paying 53 bucks.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RN-74 'excels!
    RoseyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The bar was crowded but not too crowded - and had a lively 'vibe' to it. Bartenders we're very friendly and helpful. Service at dinner was outstanding - server had good feedback for menu questions. I had the lamb loins and substituted the artichoke ravioli for the squash. WOW - what a delicious meal. The lamb was moist, tender and cooked perfectly (med-rare). The ravioli was outstanding - and the little 'sausage' patty (which seemed to have almost an Indian spice flavor to it) was a great surprise. I would order that meal again in a heartbeat. My dining partner had the 'flank steak' which was delicious, but nothing special. The sauce made a nice compliment to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inattentive..would not recommend
    ECRichVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Wife and I enjoyed the food here but the service was so bad I decided to skip going to Michael Mina restaurant reservation the following night. Wife had the Lamb which was excellent and I had the Halibut which was delicious. I think the focus of our waiter was to wait on tables ordering at least a bottle of wine. His demeanor approaching our table was very condescending and only took our order and delivered our drinks once. After that he was focused on the tables having a bottle of wine. Food good, service horrible and shared this with others that gave the same feedback. Being a former waiter and manager of a restaurant it must be the food the keeps peope coming because service like this, would not acceptable in other cities.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I went with my girlfriend and she loved. My cousin recommended to me. In my 20 days trip accross US, it was the best restaurant we went.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    PeninsulaDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    In 30 years of eating at great restaurants in SF, last night's meal was one of the best ever. From start-to-finish, each course proved even better than its delicious description. A very intelligent waiter (also bi-lingual in English and French) suggested unusual and terrific wines with each course we chose. Perfect service - completely attentive without ever interrupting - a common problem even at fine restaurants. Food was fantastic - for a party of four, each person having three courses, hitting 12 home-runs tells you something about the consistency of the offerings. It was our first time here, but we will return - soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Wines...and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was a pleasant experience. The wine list is just amazing and frankly the food is also vere good as well. We were afraid oft being desapointed with the food but it was so good! The only thing to be fixed is the lounge music that doesn't fit with the diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty!
    sfdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Recent lunch at RN74, the food shone more than I had remembered. smoked salmon tartare--killer. pork cutlet with peaches, lovely. nice service, well done all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • BrettVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Chefs menu with wine pairing was outstanding. I only wish it was less expensive. Service was perfectly choreographed.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Food has gone downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've been going to RN74 since they opened, and recently the food quality has taken a major dive downhill. It's not "bad", but certainly no longer up to par considering the price. Disappointing experience. Service was somewhat slow, but polite.
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  • Really enjoyed coming back here...
    Marq04VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Love the atmosphere, the unusually well curated French wine list, and - of course - the food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We were very disappointed as we had originally gone to this restaurant when we were last in San Francisco a couple years ago after finding it in "Wine Spectator"and had a great experience. We really felt the service has slipped and would not be keen to go back.
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    notable wine list
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  • Another great RN74 Outing...
    dmeisterVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I finally was able to bring a great friend to RN74 after many attempts and his first time dining experience was nothing less than exceeding expectations. Our waiter was fun, friendly and recognized me from previous visits well over 6 months ago and welcomed me back and proceeded to make our outing fun and festive. The entire staff was attentive and the food was excellent. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • FOOD SAVED THE DAY
    PKRaymond
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The idea is to have five or six items we all can split and taste the essence of the restaurant and the region of the country the restaurant focuses on. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived and made a reservation through Open Table and were seated promptly by a friendly hostess. The server arrived promptly and we gave drink order but the drinks took forever to be delivered. Bone marrow, steak tartare, roasted peppers, red pepper shrimp in a cast iron skillet and tuna tartare. All food was a journey that was rewarded. It took so long between the tapas items we missed our second reservation. We felt we were held hostage and were begging to leave. Food was the saving grace. I would give it a second chance based on that
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    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • What's in a name?
    RFuntimes
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Naming a restaurant after a highway in a wine region of France lets you know that they probably know something about wine but the food is really the star!!! Try the duck wings "a l'orange" they are fantastic as was the lamb. Staff was excellent and very friendly. We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.