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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Event Sales and Marketing Manager
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
Special Events & Promotions:
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
Love this restaurant but this visit was ...
Love this restaurant but this visit was not the stellar experience I promised my dining mate. Always good are the cocktails, the tomato tart, oysters and onion soup. My friend got the burger and I remember saying for $24 it better be a greatburger. It was not. My friend wanted the cheese sauce "on the side." So when the burger arrived it had 2/3 slices of processed cheese on the plate. We thought it was weird so asked them to go ahead and melt the cheese on the burger. Even after that the burger, ordered medium, came back very rare. It was a burger disaster. They brought us a dessert to make up but all in all I would skip the burger in the future. The fries, however, are something else altogether - AWESOME!
My husband and I went to RN74 for our 2n ...
My husband and I went to RN74 for our 2nd wedding anniversary. We had the tasting menu with wine pairings. Our server, Paul, was awesome and very knowledgable! The food was excellent, and the wine pairings were fantastic - and included some very special selections! Really brought us back to our honeymoon in Provence! The chef even brought one of the courses to the table. At the end of the night, we asked for a list of the wines we had tried, and we were brought a beautiful print out that even had our names and the occasion at the top. Really really special! We plan on making this an annual tradition!
There are 2 things I will forever rememb ...
There are 2 things I will forever remember about this restaurant: the incredible service and these amazing little truffled bread rolls with their ricotta honey spread.. Would go back in a heartbeat. The food was good, a little pricey for what it was, but nonetheless all in all an amazing experience.
FYI- This is not a French restaurant. T ...
FYI- This is not a French restaurant. The cuisine is hard-core Fusion. French/Asian, French/North African... not French France, not what I was expecting. All the dishes were expertly executed and presented, but I'm a purist with no interest in Fusion. The service was exceptional, by both our waiter Mike and the Som Jeff. The Kumamoto oysters were of the highest quality; plump and juicy, well shucked. Beautiful mignonette and house made cocktail sauce. Bone Marrow was delicious, but could do without all the extra ingredients piled on top. Heirloom Tomato Tart didn't make sense to me, it's served with a strange cracker and caramelized fruit on it. Also did not care for the Butter Lettuce salad on account of the harsh, stringent tasting leaves it's prepared with. Creamed Spinach was delightful. American Wagyu strip was served at a perfect Med/Rare, however, the meat was so lean and completely devoid of any marbling that it looked and ate like chuck. The generous portion of Foie Gras was absolutely exceptional. As is the status quo in Seattle, desert was a sad selection weak mediocrity. Recommendation: Double and/or triple down on the oysters, bone marrow, and foie gras, get a nice bottle of wine, and don't bother with the rest of it.
One of the top 2 French Onion Soups that ...
One of the top 2 French Onion Soups that I've ever had (competing with Bouchon's in Napa Valley - strong competition - but RN74 having BETTER cheese/bread crusty goodness than Bouchon - take that, Thomas Keller, but with Bouchon having more broth/less onion leftovers in the bowl)!
Ribeye steak for two was excellent (as was service - manager, server, everyone were incredibly nice and wanting our experience to be perfect). If steak is what you want (our table of four ordered different cuts - with a thumbs up for the add-on Crab) then RN74 is the place to go.
The only thing I can't recommend is the fried mushroom appetizer which, for some reason (to us), tasted like Calamari (reviewer's note: given RN74's menu, this is not possible, but that was the consensus at the table). However, the server noticed we didn't enjoy the mushrooms and insisted on removing the charge from our bill (which was both incredibly observant and very generous of both him and the restaurant). *****for attention to detail, service, and plain "likeability" of the people that work there.
I recommend requesting a booth over a table because their chairs are not very comfortable.
On a scale of 1-10 of the chances of us recommending this restaurant to a friend, or an interested reader, especially a carnivore like myself, with 10 being Most Likely to Recommend, I'd rate it a 10 (and would definitely want to return on our next trip to Seattle)! I would also check out RN74 next time in San Francisco.
Brought my husband for his birthday dinn ...
Brought my husband for his birthday dinner. Little did we know it would be Torchlight Parade night. The staff was amazing! They focused on us the entire night and helped suggest meals and wine that paired nicely.
Our server John, was delightful and made the night feel very special. We will definitely be back!!
I ordered the Salmon. It was a very bad ...
I ordered the Salmon. It was a very bad cut of fish that was about 30% cartilage. Expensive and poor quality I'm afraid.
Service was attentive, atmosphere pleasant, and otherwise a fine experience. But bad food was a deal-breaker for me.
We went to RN74 to celebrate our Anniver ...
We went to RN74 to celebrate our Anniversary. I had read mixed reviews but heard good things from friends. Matthew our server was an absolute pleasure. He made some thoughtful recommendations. We shared the seafood appetizer (crab leg, oysters, clams, geoduck, mussels) , squid risotto and lamb shank. The food was delicious. We will definitely be coming back and requesting Matthew.
This place was amazing. The server was k ...
This place was amazing. The server was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was outstanding. And the ambiance was perfect. We went before show t he 5th and it was a great to go within walking distance. I will definitely go again.
We had a terrible experience . Not Micha ...
We had a terrible experience . Not Michael Mina typical. Terribly mismanaged restaurant. Service was horrible. Waited 45 minutes between appetizer and salad. I repeat salad, not even a hot second course. No notice of time lapse by wait staff. Restaurant was not filled to capacity. Ended up cancelling salad and rest of meal order and asked for our$60 check!
Fantastic return visit to RN74. So glad ...
Fantastic return visit to RN74. So glad we could dine here again. Wonderful service and stellar tasting menu was created for our enjoyment. Great pairings of wine with each course made the experience even better. Can't wait for our next visit.
Creative & beautifully prepared dishes. ...
Creative & beautifully prepared dishes. We will put this top on list for next trip to Seattle. We missed Happy Hour but it looked/sounded worth doing. Again, next time. The wait staff was helpful, friendly, and eager to share their culinary knowledge. Atmosphere was comfortable and visual interesting. We sat at high tables and would recommend if you like being able to take in the entire experience.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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