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About RN74 - Seattle
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 Benjamin Godwin'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.
Seattle, WA 98101
Contemporary French, French American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm-9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday 3:00pm to 9:30pm
Tuesday – Friday 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Monday – Friday 11:30am to Close
Saturday 5:00pm to Close
$31 to $50
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Event Sales and Marketing Manager
There is a lot located just north of our restaurant on Pike & 4th Ave and just south of us on Union and 4th. Please contact restaurant for parking suggestions if you need additional assistance.
4th & Pike
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Luncheon bookings, buyouts and private event space is available. Please contact our Event Manager, Jennifer Olsen (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 6pm. Offer includes $7 house white, $7 house red, $7 well cocktail and $4 - $20 bar snacks. Happy Hour available in the bar and lounge only. No Reservations.
RN74 - Seattle is an urban wine bar and restaurant created by Michellin-Starred Chef Michael Mina. The cuisine at RN74 - Seattle 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
We tried the RN74 experience 5 course meal with grand wine pairing for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic, got me out of my comfort zone in food selection and introduced me to some fantastic choices. I would highly recommend it.
We've been to RN74 a few times and have always been blown away. This time was no exception.
The service is some of the best i have had anywhere and the food is always tasty. Not to mention the extensive wine list.
Thank you for helping us celebrate our wedding anniversary in style.
Food was fantastic, as was the service. Drinks were delish. Wish we'd known that you can only get happy hour menu/drinks in the bar because there were a few items we wanted to try off there. Next time, we will plan ahead, go early and sit in the bar instead of making a reservation.
This is my second time for the Seattle Restaurant Week(s) and just as the last, it's amazing! I'm sad to hear the Beignets will be going away but I anticipate the Crullers they'll bring on.
Loved the food! For dinner, I had the Foie Gras Torchon, Roasted Chicken Thigh and Beignets. The Foie gras was silky smooth and buttery with a hint of that liver flavor that I personally enjoyed. When combined with the Onion jam and toast, it melds together so perfectly and nicely, like a small bite of rustic France. The Roasted Chicken Thigh was pan-seared on the outside, making the skin crispy and blending so well with the pesto it was served on. the Beignets were fluffy and sugary and the strawberry rhubarb preserves added a splash of tart to the affair.
For Lunch: Butter Leaf Salad, Confit Duck Leg and Beignets. I won't chat more about the Beignets TBH because they're delightful.
The Butter Leaf Salad was a nice start tot he meal, the leaves were crunchy and fresh while the acidic vinaigrette reminded me of the Hungarian preparation with style. The Confit Duck? To die for. The meat was tender and buttery, the skin crispy and crunchy and the saw was a little sweet and tangy to cut through the fat.
Not only am I going back but I'm bringing friends.
If the idea of Restaurant Week is an opportunity for restaurants to impress new customers, they missed the mark. I selected the restaurant from a list, and came dressed like many members of the tech industry would. Me and my guest were seated in the back. The staff was very attentive, and the ambiance was very intimate, but the food itself fell flat in terms of flavor.
The first issue was looking at the special menu. The event touts 3 courses for "thirty-ish" dollars, but one item in each category had an "up-sale" option of $5-$15 in addition. The server also offered sparkling water with no indication of it costing extra. Wether explicit or implicit, a cash grab feels like a cash grab to the customer.
As for the food, the beef tartare, with many ingredients, did not taste like much of anything, surprisingly. The chicken dish was much more flavorful, but you can still get a better dish at Crow in Queen Anne. The chocolate pot de creme was rich and cremes, but failed to "wow" with any type of originality. Serving sizes were European, which I personally appreciate, but I came hungry, and ordering a side order of duck fat fries to share was a good choice.
By the end, a meal that should have totaled at $75 for 2 ballooned to $110+ (sparkling water!!! And a cider) without the food or experience leaving a positive lasting impression.
From the minute we walked in the door, we were taken care of. My wife and I were in town from Portland, celebrating our 7th anniversary, and lucked into Restaurant Week, which offers three course meals for $32 at over 150 Seattle area restaurants. After carefully sorting through online menus, we chose RN74 and its French atmosphere and attention to detail.
They were able to accommodate a same-day reservation change that enabled us to be flexible on our little getaway, which was nice. Then, when we arrived and were shown to our table by the hostess, there was a "Happy Anniversary" card SIGNED BY EVERYONE on the staff, and hand-written with a lovely message. Great way to kick things off!
We each ordered a cocktail with a spring theme. My wife had the Spring Pimm's, which had gin, cucumber, and mint. I ordered the seasonal sour, which had a charred pineapple-rosemary syrup and 10 yr old scotch, with a perfect amount of shaken-egg white foam on top. These paired perfectly with the duck fat fries, which come with a pickled ketchup that we want to replicate.
To start, my wife ordered a garlic soup appetizer, which was made with leeks and had fried garlic as a garnish. I ordered the asparagus with sauce gribiche, puffed rice, and very thinly sliced radishes. It tasted like spring on a fork.
For dinner, my wife had gnocchi with walnuts, pesto, and parmesan. It was very light, but still filling and delicious. I ordered the "short rib" with dauphine potatoes and an onion sauce. I put the short rib in quotations, because it was boneless, and tasted like pot roast rather than short rib, but was delicious nonetheless. The carrots that arrived with it were a bit crunchy, but the presentation was on point, and I was too happy to be picky.
Dessert was a long time coming, but we needed the time to make room, anyhow. The chocolate pot de creme was rich in the best way, and the beignets with rhubarb were just enough. Overall, a perfect way to celebrate!
I took my daughter to RN 74 to celebrate her success in school and as a last day out before went back to school. We chose items rom the Restaurant Week menu, but were surprised when we received our bill and were charged extra for the fries...we thought they were included. We ordered the soup, beef and the gnocchi, and beignets... and they were delicious!
Overall good experience at RN74. A friend and I dined here for Seattle Restaurant Week and didn't do any of the upgrades or additions to the menu because of the steep prices. The food arrived in a timely manner and the courses were timed well. I had the asparagus, chicken and pot de creme. The pot de creme was the stand out for me. The restaurant was rather loud with A LOT of people standing in the bar area (possibly waiting for tables?). Our server was nice but not particularly attentive. All in all I would return but likely only for a special occasion due to the price.
I tried RN74 as part of Seattle's restaurant week. It's an interesting, bright, wide open space right on the corner of 4th and Pike. There were far more people in business suits than I'm used to in Seattle, probably catching the happy hour on their way home. They have an extensive wine and cocktail menu; I was only there for the food.
The service was friendly and attentive. I have a food allergy, and the server was very careful about that, including it on my ticket. The food was tasty, but the portions were a bit small for my appetite. What stands out most in my mind were the potatoes dauphine with the glazed short rib - I could have eaten another dozen of those delicious cheesy-potato concoctions.
ALtogether a good dining experience, but even at Seattle Restaurant Week prices, it seemed a little over-priced to me, and their normal menu prices are much steeper. I certainly wouldn't go outside of special occasions.
A business colleague and I ate there during restaurant week. It was chaos in the restaurant. Our waiter disappeared after serving our food. Never checked back. We had to ask another staff person to help us--he was very gracious even though we weren't his table. He ended up helping us get take out containers for our food and dessert (we were on a timeline of one hour and had told our waiter that when we started--but we didn't have time to finish our restaurant week 3 course meal because the service was slow) so we gave him our tip. I realize it was restaurant week, but if they are going to participate they should staff up. It had the opposite effect for us, we won't go back. Our food was fine, but not worth going back for. The butter lettuce salad was hilarious--about 4 lettuce leaves, nothing else. I had to ask for dressing.
We visit RN74 at least 2x a year for Restaurant Week and always have looked forward to it. Unfortunately after this visit it is off the list for SRW and as a biz lunch place. Service was exceedingly slow even though the restaurant was not full - to took 20 min to get water and a menu, 20 more to get salad and when we asked for dessert to go because of slow service we only got part of the dessert - the dipping sauce for the beignets was missing in all of our boxes. The fish and chips, fish was exceedingly salty.
RN74, you used to be a special treat and now, well we miss those days.
We came here for restaurant week. Unfortunately, we weren't seated until approximately 30 minutes past our reservation. (To be fair they apologized and let us pick two appetizers for the inconvenience). After we were seated it took another 20-30 minutes before they brought us a dinner menu. We ended up not finishing and leaving until after 10... that was a bit longer than anyone in our group was prepared for.
Although the service was slow, it wasn't bad. The food was pretty good, everyone in our group was satisfied with their selections. However, I'm not sure we'd be willing to pay full price for any of the food... it wasn't so good I would NEED it again for the price.
Overall, I don't think I would come here again. It's really hard to get over the first impression and slow service for the price. The restaurant did apologize and try to fix the situation, so they do care above service. I would say if there is a promotion on RN74 is still worth a try.
We had a wonderful dinner and were able to share many tasty dishes. The service was high touch and thoughtful. Shout out to Jim for the specialty cocktail suggestions, guiding us to fantastic menu choices, and overall attentiveness. Jeff Thorsen was able to help us with wine choices. We will return!
This restaurant is trying hard to go for the French bistro market and are broadly successful. My starter of French Onion soup was a little too sweet for my taste; my companions salad was perfect. Our main courses of bavette steak frites were quite excellent possibly the best I've had outside France.
The dessert of apple tarte Tatin was unfortunately not so good...the somewhat Spartan original recipe was converted in a mushy super sweet dessert that most definitely NOT a tarte Tatin.
Excellent though somewhat pricey wine list; good service, nice atmosphere.
Food and service were great! I just wish Happy Hour extended beyond the artificial confines of the bar and lounge. That said, the food I really wanted to eat wasn't on the HH menu anyway. I had a craving for the marrow and the butter lettuce salad. I had a bourbon cocktail that was delightfully strong. Great and attentive service.
I try to dine here on each trip to Seattle, as every meal is a new adventure. The chef is always right on the mark and the wines by the glass provide incredible choices for those who may not necessarily want more than a glass or two. The choice of having a 2.5 oz pour or a 5 oz pour allows one to pair different wines with each course. RN74 also has a retail license, so you may find a bottle on the list to take home for later. As for the food, I chose the special of the day, which was a beautifully done duck leg confit with beets, which paired perfectly with a glass of Burgundy. My starter was the Burrata salad, which was an excellent pairing for a smaller pour of Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire. We had no room for dessert, but ordered their famous Beignets to go (while I admit, they are better consumed piping hot). Paul, our Sommelier for the evening, was as knowledgeable as he was friendly, which made the wine experience all the more memorable. The method ancestral off-dry bubbly at the end of the meal was a super surprising treat. I can hardly wait to go back again!
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