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.
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 Benjamin Godwin'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
Happy Hour- Monday 3:00 - close, Tuesday - Thursday 3:00 - 7:00, Friday - Saturday 3:00 - 6:00
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
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Contact Dominique Calle
Event Sales and Marketing Manager
Please contact restaurant for parking suggestions.
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, Dominique Calle (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 3pm 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 is an urban wine bar and restaurant created by Michellin-Starred Chef Michael Mina. 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 was one of the most if not the wond ...
This was one of the most if not the wonderful most dining experiences of my life at 48 years old and I'm very high maintenance everybody nailed it out of the park and then some have a treat get a booth and enjoy yourself Jeff we'll pick the best according to your palette. The staff from Dominique to the manager Lawrence Matt or we like to call Matty Jeff the song Ben the executive chef please go in early to have a cocktail with Blair the bartender with the best wine experience in Washington. Have yourself a great evening tell them David of Aspen limo tours sent you
found the bartender rude - had a round o ...
found the bartender rude - had a round of drinks at the bar while we were waiting for our table. When our table became avaialble I asked to transfer our bill to the table . He said he would prefer we settle the bill at the bar but could transfer it if we wanted - when i said I wanted it transfered like I asked for originally he would not make eye contact with me and was noticeable not pleased - not the best way to start our dinning expereince -
While the food is exceptional the menu i ...
While the food is exceptional the menu is a fairly limited. What we found really outstanding was the service. There was not a server that passed by our table without looking to see if we needed something. If we did, they were right on top of it. Being light eaters both my wife and started with the butter lettuce salad which was fresh with a great dressing. I had the Hand-Cut Beef Tartare. The Potato Gaufrette was a nice addition and the beef was prepared into a nice patty.
My wife had the Ahi Tuna Tartare which was finally prepared at the table - delicious!!
Overall it was a very outstanding dining experience.
We were greeted and seated right away. ...
We were greeted and seated right away. Loved our booth seating, was easy to have a conversation without raising our voices. The food was delicious and the wait staff was friendly. The only thing I would mention is that our waiter checked in to see if we were ready to order, we were not, he said he would be back in a few minutes, but at least 10 minutes, a little too long... But overall a great meal and fun evening!
We were in Seattle for a weekend getaway ...
We were in Seattle for a weekend getaway. Went for an early Dinner @5pm since we had another dinner to go to much later in the night. We decided to go here after looking at the menu.
The roasted bone marrow was the best I've ever had, the oxtail marmalade on it was genius. The lobster salad was very refreshing and the steak was superb. Our waiter was incredibly wonderful, we ordered one entree and 2 starters which he had the kitchen split prior to bringing it out to the table. Needless to say, I will be coming back to this restaurant the next time we travel to Seattle.
Great upscale French cuisine in a city t ...
Great upscale French cuisine in a city that currently focuses on the hot, new, quick, and casual to the Amazon crowd. Michael Mina brings a class to the downtown area where if you're looking for a quality dining experience with exceptional service and immaculate preparation, this is it.
The place was highly recommended by my c ...
The place was highly recommended by my colleagues; I had a business dinner there and really enjoyed the food. I would specifically recommend the tuna tartare, prepared at the table; it's a real experience! There is also a good wine list, with affordable bottles. Great service as well.
8:30 reservation, arrived 8:29. Told it ...
8:30 reservation, arrived 8:29. Told it would be 15 min. Ordered drinks in bar.. Martini was terrible. 9pm they still don have a table. Hostess seemed put off when I would politely ask about our table.. Sat 40 min after reservation. Oysters not as good as Blue Acre.. Sorry they are better there. Everything else was incredible. They got the entrees right. Service not great. I get the tattooed young server thing and hipster atmosphere but they don't know how to serve food. I would go back when not busy for the great food but not anytime soon. Really put off by the service overall
We don't get out often(parents of 3 youn ...
We don't get out often(parents of 3 young boys) so when we do we prefer to dine at establishents that are well reviewed.
Rn74 is a must do. We will definitely return.
Date night on a Saturday night. We ordered the menu degustation. A five course tasting menu. We Chose the grand pairing; obscure and rare wines, including a fantastic white burgundy, that was well worth the extra $20 per person.
Each course was exquisite in presentation and execution. The first course of scallop and fois gras is a keeper. I Normally don't like fois gras due to a liver aversion but this dish was so perfectly paired all flavors melded together.
The only complaint was that the first course was delivered before the wine pairing. A profuse apology was offered.
The evening was topped by an extra course of oven fresh,steaming hot madelines accompanied by a passion fruit cream. I would return just to have this dish as a stand alone. We lived in France for 3 years and these were by far the best madelines we had e er eaten.
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!
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