RN74

SIZE: 4,600 Sq. Ft. / 427 Sq. Mtr. and 5,000 Sq. Ft. / 464 Sq. Mtr.
LOCATION: San Francisco | Seattle

Interiors, Custom Furniture and Lighting, Branding, Graphics, Menu Design, Restaurant Collateral

In the same spirit that the name RN74 derives from the main highway connecting the wineries of Burgundy, the restaurant’s design was inspired by the early railways that linked Burgundy to the rest of France. Despite being highly touted among eighteenth-century Parisian cognoscenti, very little of Burgundy’s wine ever left the landlocked region prior to the advent of the steam locomotive during the Industrial Revolution. RN74’s red-leather booths, its station-style wine board, and even the signal-like pendant lights all evoke the romance of nineteenth-century train travel.

  • "It is beautiful and elegant inside but not overwrought, and it is one-of-a-kind."
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • "Classic European train stations inspired the luxuriously informal interior, dimly lit in amber and red. The design conceit is pervasive: from the earsplitting Gare de Lyon acoustics right down to red business cards punched like train tickets."
    Seattle Times

Accolades

  • Best New Restaurant, finalist
    James Beard Foundation
  • 10 Best Designed Restaurants in the U.S.
    Dwell
  • 3.5 Stars
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Best New Restaurant, Reader's Choice
    San Francisco Magazine
  • Best New Restaurant
    Seattle Magazine
  • 3 Stars
    Seattle Times