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Saturday, October 01, 2011

#1478 #S894 - RN74, Seattle - 6/25/2011

Update: After closing temporarily in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, RN74 announced in 2021 that they would not be reopening, and announced plans to open one of Mina's "Bourbon Steak" establishments in the fall of that year.

Seattle's RN74 echoes Michael Mina's San Francisco version (named for Route Nationale 74, running from Dijon in the North to Chagny in Burgundy's wine country).  Mina was born in Cairo and resides in Las Vegas, but grew up in Ellensburg and attended the University of Washington.  RN74 is upscale, busy, designed like a French train station, and has an emphasis on French cuisine and on wine.  A large sign board announces prices on wines like arriving and departing trains.  It's a bit loud, rushed, and crowded for Seattle restaurant, but adds a nice alternative to downtown (the location was previously a Rite Aid pharmacy).

RN made big news by seducing legendary Seattle bartender Murray Stenson away from his long-time home at ZigZag.  But subsequent reports had Murray delayed a few months recovering from a shoulder industry.  Nevertheless, while the emphasis is on food and wine, there are some very good cocktails to be had at the bar as well.

1433 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 1433 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 - (206) 456-7474
Est. June 13, 2011 - Closed May 2021 - Building constructed: 1910 - facebook - thestranger - seattleweekly - bizjournals - seattle times - - seattletimesyelp

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