1433 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Restaurateur Michael Mina reproduces a version of his San Franciso original in Downtown Seattle with RN74, bearing the same name as a highway in Burgundy. The French bistro menu has upscale international touches (seen in signatures like ahi tuna tartare, roasted foie gras, seared halibut, steak frites au poivre) that are enjoyed under a dramatic row of yellow and orange cylindrical lamps hanging form the high ceilings amid concrete pillars. Bottles of wine sourced from Burgundy, Washington and Oregon and their prices are listed on a series of throwback train ticker signs, with letters and numbers flipping to update with new arrivals. Pride is taken in the bar's version of the classic French 75 champagne cocktail (and a couple twists on it, served with lemon twists).