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“Loved it!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of RN74

RN74
301 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105 (South Beach)
4155437474
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Ranked #620 of 5,007 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: South Beach
Cross street: Fremont and Beale
Transit: BART: Embarcadero Muni - F: Market St & Main Bus: Beale St. at Mission St
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Loved it!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We went with a group of 5 plus a baby. Our table wasnt ready so they took care of us with drinks and some delucious snacks. Bartenders, servers, hostesses every single one gave us a great service made us feel like home. Food, omg! What to say... awesome! Everybody loved it. I will totally bring all my friends over to enjoy such a great place. The service and atmosphere of the place is super possitive, friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, AZ
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127 restaurant reviews
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“Chef Berthold Keeps on Delivering”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

OK, Chef Jason Berthold is gone, but was still at the helm, when we last dined at RN74.

My wife had dined there, when it first opened, on a trip, where I did not accompany her. She was impressed, and shared her review with me. About 2 mos. later, we were doing a culinary even at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN, USA, with Chef Michael Mina. Chef Berthold was there, as well. My wife shared her report, and then we followed up with two visits to RN74, as we dine in San Francisco perhaps 40x per year.

Our most recent experience was good, but with some downsides.

We are more into fine-dining, than more boisterous bistros, but RN74 had been on the "good side" of noisy. The last visit was just over the limit. Also, we were seated (just a couple) at a very tiny 2-top, that could not hold our wine glasses. Before, we had been seated at a 4-top, and that worked out fine. At that tiny 2-top, we could not hold the food, or the wines - just too, too small.

As always, the food was excellent, and we watched the "wine board," to pick a few "deals." If we had only had room for both the food, and the wine, all would have been great.

On our first two visits, though filled, the noise level was not that bad. On this trip, it was a bit "over-the-top," and not to our liking. I suppose that it depends on the night, and the other diners.

We are sad that Chef Berthold has moved on now, but will dine at RN74 again, just to check and see, for ourselves.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“So. Much. Food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I definitely indulged the night our group went to RN74. We tried the bone marrow and sea urchin appetizers which sound weird, but tasted great. The main dishes and dessert were great as well. This place can get pricey, but the variety an creativity of the dishes are awesome.

Visited July 2013
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Great food and service, expensive wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We chose the restaurant for our last night in SF to end on a high as we'd read good reviews.

Loved the setting and the ambience of the restaurant.

The menu was fantastic but needed some explanation. Everything we ordered was top class.

The service was great, our waiter was knowledgable and gave great recommendations.

Wine - as others have said, huge menu, but expensive.

My one major criticism was the state of ladies toilets. It was a Friday evening, but not late, and the toilets appeared to have not been cleaned or checked all day

Visited July 2013
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“Excellent food, pricey wine and fun, casual ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Ok, it's a casual Michael Mina, a combo that ranks high in my book. It's a loud and always humming place. The food is terrific and the wine runs from the familiar to the arcane. I've eaten here 5 or 6 times and always enjoy it. But, I am also always annoyed by how expensive the wines are. They need some good, more moderately priced choices. The service is not great but not bad (in all fairness, I'm usually with a group of 8-10). There are many interesting combinations of ingredients (cavatelli with duck confit and goat cheese) and it will satisfy both the fish and meat lovers. It's less suitable for vegetarians. Reservations are a must on the weekends at least.

Visited May 2013
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