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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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. Server was very experienced in recommending great pairings. Loved pate and coq au vin! Beignets were so delicious.

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1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! It was our 25th anniversary and they made very special from the food to the service we were very pleased. We would recommend this to all.

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JM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was pretty amazing. I mean, how bad could frites fried in duck fat BE? We went for my husband's birthday and not only did they have a card for him on the table but a delicious dessert at the end of the meal. The service was attentive but not hovering. We were 30 min. late for our reservation and the hostess actually called to make sure we were still coming. Very nice! I would highly recommend RN74, as long as money is not really an issue.

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r
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive staff, flavorful, excellent preparation of food. Extensive wine and friendly wine steward, not pretentious.
Served very timely before a show. Would recommend and go back again.

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MW
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, wine selection and vibe....

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am very grateful for the professionalism and grace the RN74 team brought to making dinner for my 8-year-old son’s birthday so special. Paul, Jeff, Chef, and the whole team were spectacular and went out of their way to welcome us. Chef brought out dishes himself, Paul’s wine service was educational and exciting, and everyone in the restaurant seemed to know it was my son’s birthday — all this after I’d noted the occasion via OpenTable less than an hour before our table! I am so impressed by the service and quality at RN74. I will also say that every dish was perfectly executed and that I am now a devotee if Domaine de Montille (to the extent my pocketbook will allow it). Bravo and thank you. Andy Comer

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

They specifically asked what time we had to leave for a show, but we still had to hunt down our server with a credit card to leave at that time.

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RS
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were meeting with new friends and we wanted a place with great food, that was really comfortable and had an interesting décor to encourage conversation. RN74 was perfect! Everything was perfect and we had a great time!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Food was cold, super slow service. Cork floating in the wine

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a great dining experience. Food was great (beef tar tar, endive salad, PN Seafood Boullanese which had scallops that were the best I ever had, no exaggeration) The lamb dish was mediocre. The desert we ordered was a disappointment for this place. Meringe Pavlova which was hard as rock literally. When you stab your fork into it the piece flew off the dish. I will end on + note by saying, if you are a wine enthusiast, you must visit this place. They have their own Sommelier on staff which takes drinking wine to the highest level!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date night. Nice dark lighting. Good food that is approachably French.

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DS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We went for Valentine’s Day and we were squeezed into a row of 2 tops. We could hear the conversations if both couples on either side of us. The food was good but not worth the $300 of overpriced valentines fare. Honestly, the food was just ok, the best thing we had was literally the truffle baguette. Otherwise, meh. On another note the wine list had a good selection and our waiter was top notch. Every year we say we aren’t going out on Valentine’s Day. Maybe 2020 we will learn our lesson finally.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was prix fix due to Valentine's Day. The selections were very bold for my palette but I loved them all. So delicious. Service was amazing, cocktails perfect and each course was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. Big fan of RN74. C'est Bon

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best "all-around" dining experiences I've had in a long time. The food, authentic French, and outstanding. The service was impeccable. Thanks for the amazing dining experience.

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SB
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time at RN74. I was very impressed with the food and the service was excellent. I will return for those experiences. Wine is s big part of the value proposition at RN74 and they fall short on that score. I am a wine collector myself so I can say from experience that while the selection of wines offered is exceptional, the prices at RN74 are ludicrous. I saw a handful of fairly priced wines and ordered one. Without experience in buying and aging wines most people will not be able to spot a decent value and so should expect to be overcharged.

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PT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

A legendary San Francisco restaurant in Seattle.
The food was fine and the wine list solid as expected. But...the front of the house staff was poor the service was painfully slow and overly pretentious considering the lack of basic service to the point of being confrontational. The GM was a saving grace as he was diligently working the floor...saved the day.

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice experience. We both got the 5 course meal and the accommodated my food issues by modifications which I was very grateful for. It was a wonderful way to try something new and for the price I really felt like I got a deal for a dinner like that. The service was outstanding as well. Very polite and professional.

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KK
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent time at RN74. The food was delicious! Highly recommend the shrimp cocktail, amazing seasoning. Endive salad and coq au vin were fantastic. Pork chop was ok, but the beignets made up for it. Excellent service, attentive without being intrusive. Excellent guidance on wine selections. Super convenient location, can walk from several hotels. Will be back for sure!

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JR
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I had appetizers for dinner and our friends had entrees. Decent service for a busy Saturday, only thing lacking is there was rarely someone at the front desk greeting people, we stood for about 7 minutes before anyone came to greet us. I faced the door after being seated and noticed this was a trend. We enjoyed the prawn cocktail best, escargot was a bit bland but fois gras and bone marrow tasty. Our friends thought the chicken was OK but the steak a bit bland and tough.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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We arrived at the restaurant 5 min late, we were seated immediately. The staff was very professional. The food price was what you would expect for the price level that was stated on open table. The portion was appropriate for the price of the food. The service staff was attentive and professional. After each dish the utensils were replaced with new ones. When I left to go to the bathroom my napkin was folded and placed on the table. The server was kind, funny, polite and professional. We were not rushed through dinner.
Food:
We started with shrimp cocktail and oyster. They were perfect. The shrimp had some herb on them so a little different from just boiled shrimps for shrimp cocktail. The oysters were very good, no shells in the oysters sometimes left by poor preparation. Next was soups, French onion soup and butter nut squash soup. My wife loved her soup and I enjoyed my soup but it was just a little bit salty. Then we had the Foie Gras was very well done, even my wife who is 50/50 on it really enjoyed it. The mussels were the best mussels I have ever had. I don’t know how they cooked the mussels to be so tender. Finally we had bone marrow. The bone marrow was just ok. It lacked some flavor. The alcohol prices were a little bit on the high side. I would expect to find a glass of wine for about $9 to $15 across the board. The wine was $12 to $20. Don’t get me wrong I am not being cheap but is nice to see when they have a wide variety of prices for all people. Too may restaurant today price their drinks too high. The price of alcohol has not doubled or tripled in 10 years but the price of a drink in the restaurant have. I think it’s also hard to see the price of soda climbing to $4 when the cost of an 8 oz soda is about .20 cents.
Our dinner consisted of all appetizers. We were not in the mood for the entrees that were offered.

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We had a very nice time and the restaurant provided excellent service as well as good food.

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GR
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Music not conducive to conversation

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
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
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
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 9, 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 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Fries are too salty

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Boise
1 review
Dined on January 8, 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 December 31, 2018
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 December 31, 2018
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 December 31, 2018
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 29, 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 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Christmas

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 26, 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 24, 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 20, 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 18, 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 15, 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
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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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