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About aMuse- Le Meridien Hotel- Philadelphia
Traditional French fare & classic drinks served in the large, romantic dining room of Le Méridien Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
French, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am-10:30am,
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
On Arch, between Broad Street and 15th Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Nouvelle Vague is a collective of talented artists, featuring a rolling cast of popular Parisian musicians. Translated literally as “New Wave” in the French language, the group’s music pays homage to the swooping elegance of Bossa Nova, melancholic melodies of the “New Wave” era and 1960’s French cinema, providing a modern twist on the classics. Our partnership with Nouvelle Vague honors our French heritage and offers guests a unique 24-hour, curated playlist of music that promotes discovery and culture. Won't you join us?
Valet is $18+tax ($21.60) for up to 6 hours. This is very convenient if you care to walk to City Hall or some local attractions or lounge in our chic and sophisticated bar.
We are close to the City Hall stop for all transporation (Subway: Orange Line, Ell: Blue Line, and all major bus routes traveling through Center City).
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, aMuse can accommodate all of your special event needs.
aMuse- Le Meridien Hotel- Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews
The food was perfectly cooked and the quality was that of any other high end restaurant. I highly recommend the steak frites. Service however was only fair, as the waiter seemed both inattentive and bored at the same time. Given the place was dead on a Friday night I suppose I expected slightly better. My biggest complaint were the wine prices, they were outrageous for mid-level vintages, even in a major city. We have dined in nice establishments in both Atlantic City and Boston in the last month and never come across such over inflated alcohol prices.
We had a large group in for brunch on a Sunday and this place was lovely. The room is spectacular and a fun mix of new and old. The various versions of poached eggs with salmon and eggs benedict were great. The service was efficient and attentive. Call the hotel if you need to speak to a live person about any special reservation requests - everyone was so helpful!
My son and I took my wife to Amuse for Mother's Day ! The food was very good and the friendly and attentive service could not have been better ! The view of the City Hall right out the window was spectatcular, especially against a beautiful blue sky ! Every thing went very well, and I was even able to earn SPG points for the meal !
I wasn't amused with the food. For the price the restaurant charges, the food should be better. I would say that McDonalds has tastier and higher quality food than Amuse. The "pate" was below average, like it was defrosted and bought from the supermarket. Duck was filled with mounts of pasta, with no taste. And the worst part was the dessert, old, stale taste, with lots of oil in it. I hated it! Will never recommend!!!!
We went to Amuse on a Friday night, around 7 pm. When we got there, there was no one at the host stand to greet and seat us. The bar area which is also the lobby-area was packed- we think there may have been a sponsored event. The restaurant seating area was right off of the lobby with no separation so it remained fairly noisy for dinner. We were the only ones dining there for most of our meal. Halfway through our dinner another couple was seated. The server seemed fairly disinterested or perhaps inexperienced and didn't necessarily make us feel at ease, and didn't address the loud event going on. All of that said, the food was very good. We ordered the ribeye and the duck pappardelle and both were delicious! Overall, food was good, just an interesting atmosphere, especially what we are used to on a Friday night at a restaurant in Philly.
It is surprising that a restaurant that serves $30 entrées would have such basic quality wines. And the cost of one glass of wine is basically what a whole bottle costs retail. The charcuterie appetizer was a disappointment with only one of the three meats worth repeating - and neither of the two cheeses. I called the waitress over to ask where the lobster was in the lobster bouillabaisse, eventually found two pieces. The steak frites were tasty but meager.
I am not sure how Amuse got the label of a FRENCH restaurant. It is glorified Diner type food with huge price tag. I consider myself a foodie and there are excellent French restaurants in the city of Philadelphia. But not this one!
Those of you who are interested in French food should head to South Philadelphia, where there are two good ones, or across the park in Rittenhouse square.
We ordered the fish and the lamb. There was no trace of the the various French sauces that are essential in high quality French food.
The ambience was dingy and dark. We stood at the entrance of the restaurant but there was no hostess. Instead we had to ask one of the hotel check-in clerks to seat us. Never again!
Location: Ideal for visitors as it is close to the Convention center as well as city hall. The view of City Hall is spectacular at night time. Very romantic.
Ambience: Modern and Chic, yet has warmth and character due to the traditional space with huge fireplace, wooden arched doorways, and massive windows
Food: Delicious. I've been here for brunch and dinner, and have been very happy each and every time. This last visit I had the Kale and apple salad (delicious), Lobster Bisque (dare to say best ever), Steak Frites (Immensely delicious-- flavor and texture of flank steak was exceptional). Guests ate lite, Charcuterie (very nice), pommes frites (excellent) and a salad (very good).
Drinks: Delicious. I had a Vesper Martini (lovely), my guests had champagne and a good quality bourbon.
I was five minutes late for my 10pm reservation. However when I arrived I had my companion go in to be seated while I parked because I decided not to use valet. When I returned she had been standing by the door awaiting service. So we stood their in good faith patiently for about 13 minutes. I knew it had been sometime because one of the valet came and said to us "no one came to help you yet? ". So around 10:20 pm a waitor came and let us know he was going to get us a seat by the fireplace soon as he prepared the table. A few moments later a woman approaches and tells him "your taking in too many people". She continued what seemed to be a chastising conversation then turns around and tries to get rid of us. She says "the kit
It was no wonder it was easy to get reservations for valentines weekend at muse. First, the bar was nice, but it is located right in front of the entrance. It was cold outside, and every five seconds the door opened and let in a freezing breeze. Worst of all, the bartender shorted me $10 when I paid my two drink tab. Then, it took me ten minutes to get her attention to correct her mistake. Dinner was not worth the price. Service was unsatisfactory. The charcuterie board we had was bland and the cheese had no flavor. The table next to us ordered the same and I wanted to tell them not to, but when they got theirs, they had different cheeses than we did. The inconsistencies didn't stop there; I saw some tables get rolls and we did not. Then, my date ordered the lobster bouillabaisse and her clams were gritty. They tasted like they weren't rinsed. I saw one waitress with her finger in her ear cleaning it while she was walking a plate to a table. The atmosphere was terrible. It feels like they are not trying. I wish I never stepped foot in that building. It is such a shame considering their location and view.
I was really hoping for a high end meal with dishes full of flavor and a wow factor that should come with the added expense. Unfortunately the food was so under seasoned that it ruined the experience. The ambience was pretty good, though I didn't feel transported away from the hotel lobby quite like I had hoped.
French cuisine is known for its sauces and if they aren't correctly salted, the favors just fall completely flat.
I ordered the flank steak with fries, which was excellent, after adding salt. Not overdone like my wife's steak. However, the sauces tasted like you were just eating creams/oils without any other flavors. I can grill a great steak at home, I don't cook the sauces, and that's what I was hoping for coming to a French restaurant.
I will say the portions were quite large, so I did appreciate that, which keeps the value score higher.
In the end we were able to season up to our liking, but there wasn't anything that special about the meal that would have me choose this restaurant vs any other.
Went on a Friday night 8pm, the last night of Restaurant week. Food was great, Gerrod, out server, was as prompt, and the atmosphere was solid for a first date.
Now the food was good and we went with the Restaurant Week menu but, our bill for 2 was still over $100 w/o tip. I felt it was steep for what we ordered. Also, this restaurant isn't just a hotel restaurant, it's literally in and to the right of the hotel lobby. It was a bit strange but, still a pleasant evening. I wouldn't go again simply because I felt that the restaurant thought it was classier than it actually was and it reflected in our bill.
Yikes! The worst experience I've had out of all the restaurants I've been to in Philly.
Food- outrageously overpriced and below average. Frozen salads?? No thank you
Service- redefined poor. On top of empty water glasses, we had to get up and get our own forks from a nearby table after some point (something we've never had to do). When dessert came, the waiter tried to put down the dessert plate down before picking up my sister's entree. We had to do this awkward juggle to make it work.
We were never asked if we were satisfied with our untouched salads. Never warned about our scorching hot plates. Nor never given utensils (forks for entrees and spoons for gravy?). We left the restaurant quite angry for paying premium prices for such a poor experience. We will not be back
My brûlée was burnt - like not just black along the edges but almost the whole sugar crust had that bad burnt taste and the creme underneath the was not smooth but a bit cottage like. What happened?
The steak had this sauce that congealed and the dipping for the fries was a hard mayonnaise like dip. It did not have a good taste. Not the sauce it was describing. The fish was amazing although the buttery sauce was quite salty and overpowered
Server was fine, but the kitchen was very, very slow. It took us three hours to get the 3 courses that made up restaurant week menu. One dish off the regular came out cold and the kitchen replaced it in record time. Overall, because of the slow service in the kitchen it was a disappointing meal. We could have understood the wait IF the restaurant was busy but there were only two tables of guests for most of our meal.
This was an okay experience. Our sever was a nice guy, but very disinterested. The ambiance was a little uncomfortable because it was sterile, much like the service. The meal was fine up until the main course... Neither my wife and I were impressed. Considering the price point, I truly expect more.
always love the food here and they are quite an accommodating staff. I never have a bad meal, the fireplace is quite nice if you can be seated near it on a colder day. The drink choices are varied with classic and novel items and I love the complex but French influenced flavors of all the dishes.
We had a coupon to try this restaurant which promoted its fine French food which we did for a special birthday meal. The setting and atmosphere were indeed delightful and we were placed by the window with a Christmas view of City Hall.Our server was pleasant and attentive and when the charcuterie plate and French onion soup was brought, we thought we were in for a great authentic bistro meal.However, the Mediterranean seafood "bouillabaisse" had minimal depth of flavor, like it had just been made by putting seafood together in pot, without a developed fish stock (which I could have done at home). The "steak frites" was just ordinary with a lower cut of beef not transformed, as it would have been in a real French bistro. The sorbet was good and creme brûlée so-so- not even decorated with some fresh berries-again we could have made this meal at home. Not worth the drive into Center City from the burbs!
I was in the mood for pasta, and my husband was in the mood for steak. We were both satisfied by our meals here. But our server seemed nervous, and the restaurant is basically in the hotel lobby, which smells like chlorine. If they would do something to make the place a little more cozy, we would definitely be back.
Great atmosphere, but food ranged from second-rate to truly terrible. Onion soup was a disaster, lukewarm and under-cooked with tough chewy onions and flavorless broth. Chicken sandwich was dry with uninspired toppings. Honestly, Panera equivalent is much better at half the price. Steak frite was considerably more acceptable, but nothing extraordinary. As the specialty of the house, I expected much, much better. Service was very good, dining room is very pleasant and nice and quiet for the business I needed to discuss. Good wine. The prices are high, but sadly in no way does Amuse offer value for money.
So, food is good, but the real attraction is the beautiful space and relatively quiet dinning. That is not to say that the service is not excellent, but if you are looking for somewhere where you can talk with the people you are dining with and not have others rubbing your elbows listening, this is a great spot.
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