About 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.
Contemporary French, French American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
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Valet parking is available starting at 5pm Monday - Saturday for $10.
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
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Luncheon bookings, buyouts and private event space is available. Please contact our Event Manager, Dominique Calle (email@example.com) for pricing and availability.
RN74 Happy Hour - Monday from 3pm to close, Tuesday through Thursday from 3pm to 7pm, Friday from 3pm - 6pm and Saturday from 4pm to 7pm. Offer includes $6 house white, $6 house red, $6 well cocktail and $5 - $8 bar snacks including Heritage Bacon Deviled Eggs, Burgundy Beef Sliders, and Ahi Tuna Poppers. Happy Hour available in the bar and lounge only. No Reservations.
RN74 is an urban wine bar and restaurant designed by acclaimed New York City design & concept firm, AvroKo. The cuisine at RN74 is a perfect complement to the wines – creative, modern, but simple interpretations of regional French cuisine punctuated with seasonal, fresh ingredients and bold flavors.
RN74 - Seattle Ratings and Reviews
This is not the same RN74 as it was a ye ...
This is not the same RN74 as it was a year or two ago. The menu has changed and so has the atmosphere. The lights seemed brighter and the music loud. I was so taken back by the new menu I thought I'd order small plates to try things out. The Bacon deviled eggs were very small and tasted like something from a potluck-not bad but for $9 and two eggs, I expected much more. The foie gras was another story. This dish made no sense at all. It was layered on top of a soggy phyllo, crepe wedge of some kind. The foie itself was stone cold slimy. I've had foie gras many times and understand how it's to be cooked but this was not ideal. The only saving grace from this dining experience was the service. Our waiter was wonderful, warm and accommodating. I have dined at RN74 several times in the past. I recall it being unapologetically expensive but with a promise of unapologetically amazing food which made the price and wait worthwhile. I feel it is now just expensive with an unimaginative menu to appeal to the masses and an atmosphere that takes away from what this place once was.
RN74 is a bustling place with quite a no ...
RN74 is a bustling place with quite a noise level. On the other hand our waiter was very attentive with a wide knowledge of wine and advised well on the food. All was vey good with some over the top seasoning.
We had a very good overall experience he ...
We had a very good overall experience here. All of the dishes that we've ordered were delicious and the cocktails were strong without sacrificing taste. I would say that the ambiance is more for special occasions vs romantic dinner dates because the noise level was moderately loud. The servers were knowledgeable and took their time to explain the dishes as they're serving it. I would definitely go back here and recommend this to friends.
Bad start. My wife and I arrived a half ...
Bad start. My wife and I arrived a half hour early to have a drink at the bar. We waited 30min and asked 3 people for a cocktail but still never got one until we sat at our table- bizarre. Once we sat down everything was fine. Our server was great as was the food and wine.
Careful where you are seated! We enjoye ...
Careful where you are seated! We enjoyed our food at RN74. The favorite was the crab salad and the fresh baked dinner rolls with honey. Our fish was good. We liked that they serve wine flights. Our complaint is that our two top table was so close to the two tables on either side of us that we felt like we were having dinner with them. To our left the guest cussed profusely and bragged about his wine knowledge and to our right we felt like we were on a date with them. To get out of my seat my husband had to push our table up against the one next to us and I am a small individual. If you get these tables ask for a different location.
Sub standard Michael Mina restaurant.
No attention to detail. Food just ok, nothing special. Service was nice but very informal. Expected better so disappointment was my overall feeling. Won't return.
Met & exceeded expectations. Great service!
Both my dinner companion & I had never been to RN74. We both were delighted with our food, wine & the service. We went prior to a play at Act Theater so we had a little bit of a time constraint. Our waitress was marvelous, fun, and very efficient. We made it to our play easily. I will certainly return!
Great food and service, quiet and comfor ...
Great food and service, quiet and comfortable ambiance.
We booked at RN74 for a graduation dinner and were not disappointed. The service was top-notch...every attention to detail was maintained throughout the meal. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful and really made the dining experience special. Even with a large group, everyone was served their meal at the same time and not a single issue with any dish (appetizers and desserts included) was noted. The drinks service was impeccable, with the servers and Sommelier paying particular attention to each person's wine choice and providing non-alcohol options for others. This was such a memorable experience...we almost returned the second night we were in Seattle! Will definitely return on future visits. Highly recommended for any occasion! The French Onion Soup, Mussels, and Beignets were the most commented orders at our table...just delicious through and through! Thank you for making our dinner so remarkable!!
Great food, order the last bottle!
This restaurant is a great location and menu. Some of the best food I have ever had! If you like crab, spring for the pot pie!
We enjoyed a delicious dinner at RN74. A ...
We enjoyed a delicious dinner at RN74. Also enjoyed the decor. Service was good.
Everything was delicious and our waiter ...
Everything was delicious and our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We had salads, appetizers, entrees and deserts. The crab pot pies were out of this world. Loved it and can't wait to go back!
High touch service, but not intrusive
Server and manager came around A LOT, but apart from refilling water glasses and pouring wine (we got a whole bottle) they weren't all up in our business. We asked for assistance from the sommelier who was very helpful, asking about our tastes and preferences and spending as much time on the 2 digit bottles as he did on the 3 figure ones. Food was excellent and the service was well paced. We got cheese instead of dessert and the small plate was still more than enough for two.
Tini portion, huge price
RN74 is great for a cocktail and bar nosh after work. For dinner, go anywhere else. Prices are exorbitant, $68 for a crab pot pie with three pinky size pieces of crab. Beef bourginon was half fat. Beet salad was nice and strange at the same time. We looked forward to a great meal but we're sadly disappointed. The service was great. The tables in the back are so close together that the host has to move the table to provide access to the chair, not great for an intimate meal. Totally meh, grab a drink in the front of the restraurant/bar and go elsewhere for dinner.
Great for birthday celebration
Food was decadent, the staff were incredibly helpful with coordinating and working with our dietary restrictions for a party of 11 (one Celiac, one vegan, one pescatarian, picky eaters, etc.). The staff were very attentive and the sommelier chose a great Riesling to pair with appetizers. We made a reservation the day before and didn't get exactly the time we wanted, but that's to be expected with so many people on such a short notice. Our table loved the maitake mushrooms and bacon deviled eggs appetizers.
The menu seems over priced for what is offered. It took nearly 40 minutes from when we ordered to when our dinner arrived. Food quality was very good. The wine list, while expensive, is extensive and terrific. The waitress we had was outstanding with a thorough understanding of the wine list and menu.
Just wonderful, great atmosphere and food
After seeing a show at the 5th Ave, wanted to try a new place for dinner. So happy I found this place. The menu has something for everyone and everything look delicious. Being our first time there, we opted to go with the 'tasting menu', with the wine pairing also. Great service and wonderful dining experience. Will definitely be back.
The Seattle Restaurant Week menu was excellent.
We met friends for dinner and we all enjoyed the food. It was a busy Friday evening and the restaurant was busy but we had excellent service. I was disappointed with my cocktail, a Martini that wasn't served in the proper glass but was not made well. However we all loved the desserts.
My fiance and I visited this restaurant ...
My fiance and I visited this restaurant for lunch during restaurant week. While we love the ambience and the general feel of the restaurant, we left feeling disappointed with the restaurant's timing and service. We had made a reservation for 12:15pm, but we ended up leaving at 1:45 because of how long it took for our food to be served. (For example: our appetizers arrived at 12:45pm. Absolutely not an exaggeration. Why did it take 30 minutes to get our appetizers? That's ridiculous.) Service was slow throughout our entire meal. The waiter, who seemed curt, was often nowhere to be found. He didn't check up on us at all. The food was only okay. We enjoyed our appetizers (the eggs and the soup); however the main entrees were average. The grilled tuna was somewhat bland and the vegetables were underseasoned. The fish and chips was nothing extraordinary. Between the wait and the lackluster service, I don't think we'd be coming back... which is shame because it seems like a nice place for a date.
We will not return. Neither the meal nor ...
We will not return. Neither the meal nor the service met expectations or price.
Great wine list, delicious food and flav ...
Great wine list, delicious food and flavors. Great pick for restaurant week.
I am a fan of Michael Mina's restaurants and this one is as wonderful as others I have dined in. The food is excellent and menu selections are great. The service is outstanding!
We had a delicious lunch during Seattle Restaurant Week. The menu options were good. Our salad and main course were both excellent and interesting. We chose to share a dessert, even though we were full, and it was well worth it. Our waiter was professional and friendly. We were very pleased.
Food and wine pairings were excellent. It was a great value. Nice atmosphere, courteous waitstaff.
Not as good as before
I've been here once before when it first opened and couldn't wait, years later, to go back. Unfortunately, not a good restaurant week trip. Server was great. Food was meh for the cost. Salad was too salty, which is weird, risotto was under cooked and way too hot. Tuna was, according to my date, "unremarkable and not worth the cost of admission." Beignets were good and profiteroles were too crunchy- not doughy enough. Don't think we will be back, as we've discovered other gems that are more with it.
Seattle Restaurant Week
The food was delicious! Our waiter was very tentative and contributed to the wonderful atmosphere.
Three of us went for a pre-concert dinner. Appetizers were so-so. Fro the entree my son and I both had the seared tuna, which was excellent. The other diner had octopus, which had been recommended highly by the waiter, but the diner thought it was mediocre compared to lots of other octopus he's had in many places. My dessert was quite unappealing (I had not anticipated that a main component of it would be salty crackers (I don't even add salt to my food). I did have a bit of my son's beignets, and they were delicious. I would not come back to this place.
Not coming back!
The food was not good as all. The appetizers were really salty while the Main entrees were really dry and plain! Really disappointed when coming to enjoy our first French dinner.
Best Steak Frites in town
The duck fat fries are absolutely sublime - crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, and seasoned perfectly too. The steak was cooked to my specifications. If you are looking for an authentically French steak frites, this is the place
Had a good time here. The food was good, some dishes on the tasting menu seemed strange or flavors were out of place. Service was amazing though. Definitely would come back for a few drinks and appetizers probably not a full on meal.
Great Place for beautiful food
Sadly the tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons is not on the dinner menu but it is still an amazing menu and everything that comes out from the kitchen is delicious.
Just the Ticket
The suggestive ambience of a train station prepares one for a short journey away from the bustle of the big city to a provincial restaurant in France. Attentive, careful service is matched by attention to food and wine flavors--all nicely balanced. On this, our first visit, the assistant manager circulated among the tables, checking briefly with diners while servers executed their ballet around her. "How is everything?" "The soup should be a little warmer." "Thank you. I'll let the kitchen know." Don't hesitate to ask for the services of the sommelier before the server takes the food order; for Seattle, the wine list per glass, demi, and bottle is extensive and balanced between old and new worlds. Wine pairings with the prix fixe menu were appropriate and pleasing. The Happy Hour grenache at the bar was excellent.
Four of us had a wonderful lunch for Seattle Restaurant week on Monday. Excelled food, service and all. We are all looking forward to going back for a happy hour sometime soon!
The boeuf bourguignon was incredible. Service was spot on. The room felt a little Steampunkish, but did not alter the pleasure of dining there.
The food was excellent and the restauran ...
The food was excellent and the restaurant was able to accommodate very varied tastes, from my 11 year old who is a meat and potatoes man to my vegan daughter. The pot pie (both vegan version and crab version) was excellent. We were able to pick a wonderful Bordeaux off the changing wine list posted by the bar. And our server was outstanding! He went the extra mile and found a way to get my cell phone charged while we ate.
Excellent place for a Friday night dinne ...
Excellent place for a Friday night dinner! There is a great bar where you can get a nice cocktail or two before dinner. Actually also a fun place to just have cocktails before or after dinner. Dinner choices are great and different in a good sense. The chef uses fresh ingredients and creates great flavor experiences with attention to detail. It makes for a great night out! Servers are very friendly and knowledgeable. They are attentive yet leave you to eat your meal at your pace which is nice if you want to have a conversation over dinner. All in all a must to go eat
We loved the food and ambiance, even my 18 year old son was impressed.
Great service and benefits for frequent diners
I have eaten at RN74 Seattle fairly regularly over a number of years. My last dinner there was amazing for the detail that the whole staff of RN74 brought to my dining experience. They remembered that I had an aversion to dairy and suggested modification of a dish without my asking. They know I like sparkling water. The executive sous chef brought out an appetizer himself, and later came back to ask how I liked it. And this is on top of excellent food! Wow! While I've eaten at a number of Seattle restaurants as often as at RN74, nowhere has nearly the level of attention to detail as RN74. Kudos to the entire staff!
Best restaurant in Seattle
This was our favorite restaurant in Seattle. The waitress reminded me of Drew Barrymore, her face, voice, and personality. She was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and the wine. We all loved our dishes - hamachi and mussels. The fried mushrooms were bland. The sturgeon wrapped in swiss chard was fantastic. It was surrounded by turnips, beets, and lots of little gems. The crab pot pie was rich and decadent. The lamb chops with white beans and eggplant were terrific. I can highly recommend this restaurant.
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