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RN74 Seattle is the nineteenth restaurant of the Michael Mina group.

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Each table is engraved with its own code number based on its position in the restaurant.

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Polished as it is, RN74 is meant to cater to casual crowds as well as downtown types.

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The dining room will seat about 55. Unlike at most restaurants, the wine informs the food rather than vice versa. In that March interview, Mina talked of adjusting acidity in dishes to harmonize with the vintages. “I’m totally into the whole idea of balance.”

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The menu is made up of Mina-modernized Franco-American classics and shareable plates—five snacks for under $5, 10 consumables under $10, another 10 less than $20—all of which go down best with a pour.

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The bar accounts for a majority of the restaurant’s real estate.

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Certain design cues are borrowed from the SOMA-set original, like the real-time train station sign that tracks wine sales.

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Industrial chic is the theme here. The bar’s seating area is festooned with strands of worn fixtures.

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