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Muse Restaurant & Lounge
Muse Restaurant & Lounge

Muse Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://muserestaurant.ca
  • Email: contact@muserestaurant.ca
  • Phone: (403) 670-6873
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Monday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Canadian, American
  • Executive Chef: JP Pedhirney
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer 2 different dining levels for your private events. The upper dining level accommodates up to 30 people for a sit down dinner format and up to 45 guests for reception events. The lower dining level seats up to 50 guests for dinner and 90 for reception style events. Our private Chefs table, located on a private landing, seats groups of up to 10 people. The entire venue can hold up to 150 people for reception style events. Many options are available for any corporate functions, private celebrations, weddings, and gatherings.
  • Private Party Contact: Heather Wighton (403) 670-6873

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kensington Road
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available or 3 level parkade on the corner of Memorial Drive and 10A Street NW. Reduced rates after 6pm and on weekends.
A word from Muse Restaurant & Lounge
Energized Fine Dining. Composed Dishes. Creative Multi-Course Dining Experience. Passionately Seasonal. New American Cuisine. Located in the heart of Kensington. Unqiue atrium style restaurant. Sexy and contemporary space. Private dining rooms. Private Chefs table. Five course or eight course Chef's Tasting Menus. Extensive wine list.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "All four of us thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our visit to Muse, starting from the greeting we received at the door, the table we had, the excellent service and above all the delicious food. Our meals were beautifully presented and they tasted even better. This is our 3rd time back and we have now introduced another couple to a gem of a restaurant. They will be back as well. Thanks very much."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Tried the 8 course spring taste menu. Outstanding food and presentation. The wine that was suggested was so perfect. Service attentive without being hovering or overbearing. A lovely evening. Left very full and will have very good memories of the evening."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Food was excellent and the service was great. It was a little pricey but we knew that before hand."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Was absolutely excellent all round - best meal I've had in ages!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was my 3rd time to the muse but hadn't been for many years. It was the first time for my two friends. Every thing was excellent service. How food was explained as it was brought out. Our only complaint was the dishwasher was turned on while we were finishing our wine after dinner. We all that was unnecessary but didn't say anything. So maybe you can pass it on. Overall it was excellent evening."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The service was fantasitic, great decour, but I wasn't overly impressed by the food for the price we paid. Based on the fact our meals were all in the $40 range, I expected it to be better. Not my first time at Muse, but it might be my last."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Fantastic food and great service. I took my wife here for her birthday. The hostess asked us if we were here for a special occasion, when we mentioned it was for my wife's birthday they brought us a glass of prosecco. Very nice touch. The quality of the food and service makes this my favorite restaurant in the city"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Went on a date night with my girlfriend and it was both our first time there and we thought the food was great, the maple drink was super good , and the server was super nice !"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Husband and I went here for a special night out and had a great time. Expensive, but we knew that and were prepared. Food was so delicious, and service was great! Very attentive and informative."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Salad was bland . Starters , salads are pricey. Veal t-bone was excellent. Server was fluent re: menu, wine & Appropriately welcoming , friendly & professional."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Excellent service from knowledgeable staff. Great food. But its getting to be overpriced. It is a loss that Muse does not participate in "taste of Calgary" - it did in years past."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Superb food, personal service and great wine list."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The Muse Restaurant turned out to be a the best and most unique dining experience I've ever experienced. We decided to go with the five course Chef's selection. When each course was presented it wasn't just put down in front of us, the server explained the contents of each dish with perfection (we suspect that most of the dishes were presented by each chef that created them). The explosion of new tastes on the pallet was fantastic. This upper class, romantic restarant deserves a visit."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Flavors were very nice but every entre was unpleasantly cold when delivered to the table."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Muse is tucked away in Kensington but how it shines! Outstanding food featuring local produce with an outstanding wine list. A must go for anyone desiring a truly special evening of dining delight."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Although the service was excellent, the night we were in Muse was VERY noisy. We were seated between two large parties and could hardly have a conversation over the noise of the other tables. As noted, our server was excellent and very helpful. The food was good but nothing spectacular which unfortunately has been the case the last two times we have dined at Muse."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Muse had built a special Valentine's Day menu - a 4 course meal with many complimentary snacks in between. Overall it was one of the best meal experiences I have ever had. The layout is very smart. They have the dining room divided into sections-this way it feels intimate, and they can still handle a large number of guests. Our waiter was great, always offering to help, speedy at cleaning up the table, and refilling our drinks. Even the maitre' d remembered who we were from the two hours since we gave them our coats and had it waiting as we came to the door."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "As always the food and service were great!! Had the Valentine's tasting with wine and enjoyed every bit of our dinner. The whole dinner was done to perfections and I can't wait to go back again. Highly recommend the tasting menu, nice chance to try new foods expertly prepared and served. Overall lovely experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We celebrated Valentine's one day late at the Muse and had a wonderful evening there. We ordered the set valentine's menu and every course exceeded expectations. I actually enjoyed pate for the first time. The black cod was amazing. Our server was friendly and extremely knowledgeable- he paired our entrees with the perfect wine. We were seated next to the fireplace and it was quiet enough that we could have a conversation at a low volume without straining to hear each other. Overall a wonderful experience"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience - food was great! Especially appreciated the amuse bouche, and little palate cleansers in between each meal. Every little touch contributed to a fantastic dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The menu on valentines day was delicious. The wine pairing for each course was spot on as well. Our waitress was great at explaining why they paired each wine with that course. Overall a great place to have a romantic dinner with amazing food. Brennon"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant has great food, great service, great atmoshpere."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We were impressed with the ambience and the hostess's welcoming demeanour. Our food selections were outstanding, beginning with the pumpkin soup, mushroom salad and charcuterie. Our main course selections were the trout, pig confit and duck, all exquisite and well balanced. The portions were generous, so we ended up sharing a citrus infused dessert. We wished we had more time to try the 8 course menu, but will definitely return to do so. Chantelle, our server, was knowledgeable and suggested some options for our 13 year old. The restaurant has a romantic feel and intimate environment, but was also flexible in accommodating children. I would not describe it as a family eatery but rather as a fine restaurant for the discerning palate."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Arrived hungry (and a bit late). Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. Food was exceptional - we chose A La Carte, as we had a compressed schedule. Started with "House Charcuterie" and "Foie Gras Mousse". Cannot say enough good things about the foie gras. Amazing. I chose the veal (m/rare) - it was tender, hot and medium rare. Truly exceptional. My friend chose the Lamb and her daughter chose the Duck. Happiness abound. Not a single complaint was voiced. We look forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I went to Muse on Friday January 17th 2014 with extremely high expectations. The reviews were great and I was very excited to try it out. From the service to the ambience when we first were seated, we were blown away. The food exceed all my expectations! I would highly rate this restaurant as a hot spot in Calgary. I will be back again hands down.thank you for the remarkable and inspiring experience. Haven't had food that amazing since I was in Europe."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "No spelling mistake here! An excellent atmosphere gets it going. Fantastic presentation of the meal with starters culminating in the main course followed by an exquisite dessert! I started at 7:30 and left well after the official closing of 11:00 pm; no rush. I left satiated and fulfilled."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food was just ok. Could have been better for the price."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Poor bar service, very slow and rude down in the lounge. No idea how to make a whiskey sour. My 4 course New Years menu was absolutely terrible and overpriced. Very overly salty, ordered the veal chop and got a cheap chewy veal T-bone steak with soggy chanterelle mushrooms. Got the bill and it had an autograt on it for 2 people at 18%. Wow muse what happened to you. I guess you miss chef Cam and owner Chris. I will not be returning anytime soon. $330 for a terrible experience for 2 people"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very nice ambiance & service, but New Years Eve menu was unremarkable. While food was well prepared, it was not as inspired as I would hope a chef's tasting menu would be, especially for the price. The truffle-buttered popcorn was a poor replacement for bread; the amuse bouche of shredded Brussels sprouts was dry and imparted a bitter flavour but was partially saved by the viola petals. The salad was tasty but not particularly memorable, but I thoroughly enjoyed the the flavourful beet consommé. The veal chop was a little fatty but generous and tender with some nice accompanying flavours, especially the brown sauce and puréed cauliflower, but it lacked texture & colour. More vegetables would have helped. The ginger ice cream was delicious."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Really enjoyed the 8 course dinner with the wine pairings. The service was outstanding. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food was good, but not exceptional. We had the 8 courses tasting menu, and the food quantity was surprisingly generous and well-presented. Maybe a tiny bit rich for a few plates. One disappointment we had was related to wines. I had the "premium" wine pairing, but wine quality was mostly low quality and for some pairings, questionable. I had higher expectations in that regard. Also, the restaurant wouldn't honor gift cards from previous ownership, which was another disappointment. But overall, service was friendly and efficient. So overall, we had an okay experience. Might give it another try at some point, but wouldn't take the wine pairing if so."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "A definite must try if you are an aventurous type! Tried things I have never eaten before and fell in love before the 2nd course. Would recommend the tasting menu for sure!!"
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Muse was a good choice because it allowed me to bring my team members to a nice dinner and allowed us to talk without having to yell over each other. Food was outstanding. Next time I am going to pay closer attention to the wine list. Carl"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Food and service were once again seriously amazing!!! Probably the best tasting menus ever."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Went to Muse for a romantic birthday dinner last weekend but left unimpressed. Our food choices looked good based on the menu description (trio of lamb, steak and short rib), but the lamb dish had virtually no side accompaniments and the steak and rib portions were pretty small. For the price ($40 plus per entree), really was not particularly special. Menu choices and food was way better a couple of years ago. There was also a larger group downstairs with a couple of very obnoxious diners yelling very loudly which was pretty annoying."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Muse! Always a challenge for daughter to eat out because of severe food allergies. The chef and service staff were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and very accommodating. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely recommend Muse to friends and return for another fabulous meal!!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a romantic dinner at Muse. We ordered the Chef's 8 course special selection. Fabulous presentation, taste, atmosphere and service!!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Had the tasting menu with wine pairings. Very wonderful experience. I would recommend the restaurant and I will be for sure going back again in the future! Thank you to the front of house and chefs of Muse"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "We had the pleasure of experiencing the 6 course Mushroom & Truffle Tasting Menu (plus an amuse bouche martini and appetizer). This was an evening of true decadence! Each course was beautifully presented and thoughtfully prepared so that the flavours were enhanced and not overwhelmed. The blind tasting menu provided an opportunity to appreciate dishes that I likely would not have chosen on my own (who knew mushrooms for dessert could be so delicious?) and had us excited to see what would come out of the kitchen next. The servers at Muse are always attentive and knowledgeable of the food they are presenting- I appreciate the descriptions of each course and the subtle suggestions at how you can best enjoy and savour the meal. Thank you!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Enjoyed a great tasting menu with family and friends. Every course of the Mushroom & Truffle Tasting was great. A wonderful way to spend an evening enjoying great food with outstanding service in a wonderful atmosphere. Enjoyed every morsel we had."
    Dined on 11/9/2013