RN74 - Seattle

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RN74 - Seattle, 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.

RN74 - Seattle 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 Thomas Griese's cuisine at RN74 - Seattle 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 - Seattle 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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us for Valentine's Day! We will be offering a 4-course prix-fixe menu with choices for $90 per person. Please note that our regular dinner menu will not be available this evening.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! Amazing wine and sommelier. Service could have been a tad bit faster, but I’m a NYC based boy so I may be just on a difference pace. Definitely not a big enough reason to not come here! Just a solid thing to be aware of. (Don’t bring a foodie who can’t hold a convo). The sommelier was incredible both in taste and storytelling. The food was incredible. Best I’ve ever had!

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GH
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A friend and I had the tasting menu with top wine pairing. The food was excellents as were the wines chosen. The sommelier knew the wines and could provide interesting bits of information, as could the wait staff. The food was not overly rich, and the flavors were complex. It was an expensive dinner, but worth the price. A good spot for a rare blowout celebration.

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AM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was super knowledgeable about the menu and recommended some great dishes. For appetizers/sharing plates, we got escargots, brussels sprouts, and duck fat fries. Brussels sprouts were seasoned just right, not too salty. Duck fat fries was great as usual. All the entrees we got - lamb shank, bouillabaisse, mary's chicken coq au vin, and country farm pork chop - were so delicious. For the price point everything was pretty worth it. We're excited to come back and try the steaks. Convenient location as well, but no parking since it's in the heart of downtown.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Fries are too salty

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Boise
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t say enough about what an amazing dinner we had at RN74. The ambiance was perfect and the food was spot on. Every dish was outstanding, and the service was attentive, but not overbearing. Just how I like it! I highly recommend the rib eye and a side of the Brussels sprouts. De-lish! I’ll be back!!!

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

New Year's Eve prix fixe 5 course dinner ($120) with wine parings ($80) for $500/couple after tax+tip. What a GD rip off! We dined on NYE with 2 other couples and the night did not go well. We had been to RN74 for regular dinner once before and enjoyed it quite a lot. This time though felt like a huge money grab with no substance and we will never go back. Our reservation was at 7:30 and we were able to be seated a little early. This ended up being a FOUR HOUR DINNER because they were clearly understaffed and there were multiple errors. The food was very average and one person in our party even had to send back the main course because it was inedible (duck entree all fascia and fat). Of course they didn't have extra so he had to settle for vegetarian risotto(!). Not only was this dinner worth about half what they charged, the vegetarian menu was chosen by two of us and was clearly a less expensive prix fixe but charged at same price as meat courses. Our server was clearly trying her best and I don't blame her, but she was had to run around like crazy and was the source of a few errors. I don't know how many servers there were but seemed like 2 for the entire restaurant. By the time we left, we were so disappointed with the experience and angered by the cost for what we got that the night was honestly ruined. Thankfully we made it down to the Four Seasons just before midnight and they were doing an AWESOME job there. RN74 you should be ashamed of this night.

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BC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Prefix New Year’s Eve dinner. Food was fine but had hopes of more with such a high price and limited menu. No true deficiencies but also nothing truly memorable for a special evening and a price tag of $120/ea.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Waitress was a bit frumpy but rest of staff great and amazing dishes..duck was a little under cooked

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely try the bone bone marrow and foiegras donut. Also try the duck fat fries and if you also feel like a steak get the steak frites with fillet. Decent wine selection with a cool clackerboard wine menu.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Christmas

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice meal. Decent service. Our particular booth layout made it difficult for service staff to collect plates and glassware (one server staff member interrupted our conversation with, “excuse me, could you please pass your butter plate down to me!?”). Menu selection was adequate. We chose this location based on proximity to Triple Door theater for a pre-show meal. We would probably not make a special trip downtown to dine at RN74 unless we had something else going on close by.

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was very good. Food was average for the price I would of expected better quality and more side dishes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Would go here again without question.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Very expensive for an over cooked very small filet. Shrimp cocktail was over cooked and tasteless. Service was non existent.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with four friends. Started at the bar - drinks were fantastic - moves to our table where Vinnie guides us through some incredible steaks and sides. Will definitely return when back in Seattle.

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ER
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location! Alaskan halibut bouillabaisse, Mary’s chicken and mussels were amazing. The sommelier helped us to choose great Pinot noir.

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SP
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. Highly recommend the RN74 Experience. It is a 5 course meal with wine pairings.

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WH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My only criticism is the lamb shank was overly salty everything else was fabulous.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were running 30 minutes late for our reservation and they still accommodated is. Not to mention we were in a little bit of a rush and they got us out on time. Friendly and the food is really good. Everybody ate everything on their plate.

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G
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were running late for our reservation due to light rail issue, but they got us right in, took care of us promptly and helped up to be ready to leave for our 5th Avenue show on time!! Our meal was delicious and the service lovely.

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D
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Ordered french onion soup and bread for dinner. My friend ordered the same and both of ours were served barely at room temperature. Someone else in our group ordered a different soup and it was an extremely small portion which was disappointing. The duck fat fries were generous and very good. Wouldn't go back again.

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LR
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dishes are well designed, prepared and presented. The Belgian Endive salad was the best treatment of that vegetable I've ever had. Bouillbaisse, a slight variation on the classic, was very tasty. Selection of French wines was exceptional. Service was very attentive, but not overbearing.

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MH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RN74 was so wonderful accommodating our quick meal (we were running late!) before a theater show. They were friendly and brought our food very promptly. Looking forward to visiting again to try another menu!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and experience truly one of the best in Seattle.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Slow service. Food was good but not wow. Atmosphere was mixed...

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

This restaurant has been a favorite of mine. However, my last visit the kitchen went crazy with the salt shaker. And I LOVE salt so this is saying something. I always order the duck fat fries which area amazing but they were so over-salted that I could not even eat half of them. My salad was also way too salty - only ate about 1/3 of it. I mentioned it to the server that the food was way too salty. He credited the bill for only my fries. No credit for my uneaten salad or for my girlfriend fries that she only ate one half. It was disappointing to only eat less than half your meal but still get stuck with most the bill. This is a mistake that should not happen in the kitchen. Salt is so important but can ruin a meal when overdone.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Still dreaming about those duck fat frites. Sooo Goood! Best thing we tried all night. Steak was so tender, melt in your mouth. Even the pasta was amazing. Our waiter accommodated us very well as we had a play to go to and advised us on a course that would get us out on time. It should be noted that we were late for our reservation by 15 min and called ahead about that. They were very gracious and handled it expertly. My only feedback was that there was no hostess in sight when we arrived and we had to wait a while for her to materialize. Later I had to get something from my checked in coat and again no hostess in sight. This was the only thing preventing a solid 5 stars on everything. Next time I will plan for more time to enjoy the food and the experience. It’s worth it!

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CJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love this place, food and cocktails are delicious, lots of wine choices. The people are nice, and have done a good job helping us get out on time for a show after, and it's not far to walk to the 5th Ave Theatre. It is loud... so it's not great for conversation for middle aged ears until we become more fluent in ASL.

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PC
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always top notch. The wine list is deep and broad, so there’s something for everyone, along with wine service by the flight. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. If you don’t have room for dessert, be sure to order their beignets to go. They make an incredible midnight snack or breakfast!

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m
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

First time. Very busy. Arrived early for 7pm reservation and had to wait for seating. Close quarters and heard every conversation at neighboring tables as everyone was trying to speak over the loud music. Service was less attentive than we expected. Enough of the issues. The food and cocktails were FABULOUS!

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MH
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Side dishes were very good but steak was undercooked and fatty. Service was very good to start then just ok once the food arrived. Didn't see much of the waiter once we received the food. Very cool ambiance.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Need to put the tuna tartare back on the menu. I travel all across the US and eat at Michael Mina restaurants for that dish. Best in America!

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at rn74 for our anniversary. The staff was friendly and they celebrated this occasion repeatedly, even offered a complimentary drink. An original restaurant with a striking interior design. Food was exquisite but doesn’t offer a few safe options for picky eaters. Overall, we really enjoyed our dinner and will be back again.

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Server made us wait for everything. She only had 2 other tables, it wasn’t busy and everything took too long. Drinks from the bar were slow, it was just all at her own pace. Service was Very Disappointing but the food was delicious!

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Dined here on Thanksgiving night. Arrived 10 minutes early before our reservation time. But waited 50 minutes to be seated (which was 40 minutes past the Rez time). Only offered Thanksgiving set menu. But speaking frankly food was average, dessert especially disappointing. We expected more for this price point.

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall the food and services were good, but the entrees were under seasoned and my prime rib which I ordered rare was served well done.

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M
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We had our Thanksgiving dinner here. We had to wait at least 30 mins for our table-which I found curious since we had been reminded 4 times 24 hours ahead about our reservation time. Because of that we made an effort to arrive 5 minutes ahead but then the hostess pointed out that we were really early- like it was a bad thing?! We were directed to the bar but was no room to sit so we stood nearby. As it turned out our table was right next to the bar and a main walkway for the servers and was quite loud. We had a hard time hearing each other. The appetizers were very good. Our main course was just okay. The mashed potatoes were heavy and thick, although tasty. Brussels Sprouts were nothing special. Desserts were good.
I realize that it was a holiday & the restaurant was very busy. It must be hard to turn out so many meals to so many people. But the prix fixe menu was very expensive! I don't think we'll be going back.

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Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always an overall exceptional experience from the service to the food. Our server Jim was knowledgeable, attentive and available. Paul, the sommelier, was on point as usual.
A great restaurant for everyday and special occasions!

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JK
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Found the menu limited, prices too high for menu that was not creative with few exceptions. Service was rushed, waiter seemed to have to yell to get heard over the crowd. Tables were jammed in and too close to be intimate with your guests as others can hear every word - which escalates the noise level.

Not recommended for business meeting or dates. May be okay for a crowd of people during happy hour but beyond that not recommended.

Expected a great meal experience and was disappointed. First drink received was made with requested brand, subsequent drinks were made with cheaper bands and sold as requested.


Restaurant over rated, will not return. In a city with a wide selection of restaurants RN47 will not stand out as a "gotta do again!"

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! They are meticulous and thoughtful. And they have great allergy support for those of you that are gluten free.

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