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About Muse at Benaroya Hall

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle at the renowned Benaroya Hall, Muse offers a great combination of convenience and luxury to your pre-concert experience. This season at Muse our brilliant culinary team will be creating weekly pre-fix menus. This way we can highlight the bounty of the seasons from the Pacific Northwest. We are proud to be supporting local farms, such as Local Roots in Duvall, WA and sustainable seafood from Penn Cove Shellfish. We look forward to serving you, our guests, in Muse this season!

200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Open 2 hours prior for most Seattle Symphony performances.
PERFORMANCE TICKET REQUIRED

Cross Street:
3rd Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 336-6699

Website:
http://www.dsquaredcompany.com/

Catering:
For more information please visit our website.

Parking Details:
The 430-car underground garage at Benaroya Hall provides direct access from the enclosed parking area into the Hall via elevators leading to The Boeing Company Gallery. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street. The maximum vehicle height is 6"8". The garage is equipped with Blink charging stations for electric vehicles. The event rate is $13 in advance and $14 day of show unless otherwise posted. Hourly and other non-event rates are listed here.

Public Transit:
Benaroya Hall is served by numerous bus routes. Digital reader boards along Third Avenue display real-time bus arrival information. For details and trip planning tools, call Metro Rider Information at 206.553.3000 (voice), or 206.684.1739 (TDD), or visit Metro online. For Community Transit, call 425.353-RIDE or 1.800.562.1375

Executive Chef:
Lamar Montgomery

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Muse at Benaroya Hall Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.3

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4.4

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3.9

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92% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Not up to the usual standard. Our waitperson had far too many tables.I ordered chicken and it tasted like a whole salt shaker was dumped on top of it. The staff was accommodating and offered me another entry which was good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The convenience for this place is wonderful. I love being in the same building as the concert.

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We keep returning for all the five star reasons listed above.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Dinner was not worth the charge. Serving sizes are small, unsatusfying. Pork was dry, cabbage unappetizing, potatoes bland, dessert small. I totally wanted to go eat at McDonald's afterwards.
Also, my date did not get the selection ordered, and settled for the chicken instead

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food and service was outstanding. The price for the prix fixe was a little high for the amount of food. Great atmosphere

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The Wait Staff we’re having a terrible time delivering the correct meal to the patron. Their ‘system’ was definitely not working. Not just once, but continuously. No more braised beef. Just a pork loin that was somewhat tough and moderately warm. This time, I was not impressed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was good, service friendly, but a bit uneven. Took a log time to get check. Almost late for symphony.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lovely setting. Buffet style was a last minute change from table service, which was fine for us but maybe not for several people with walkers. The buffet was attended to constantly by the staff, who kept everything fresh and were also very attentive to our table needs. Nice to be right there in Benaroya Hall BUT disconcerting that one had to walk so far to get to the Nordstrom recital hall when it felt like it was just on the other side of the wall!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our first visit to Muse prior to the symphony we attended at Benaroya Hall. The dinner was set up as a buffet, which I don’t think is their norm. We even received a call from the restaurant earlier where they pointed out that the meal was a buffet, and what the cost would be so there would be no surprises. I appreciate a staff that anticipates the expectations of their patrons. Everything at the buffet was absolutely delicious. I loved the Arctic Char, the salads, the apple parsnip soup and the short ribs. The mini tiramisu pastry in its own chocolate cup was delightful. Best of all, the convenience of parking once, dining in a comfortable and lovely room, then hearing the Seattle Symphony all under one roof, just can’t be beat. The weather was pretty awful that night, so we enjoyed being warm, dry and unrushed before our concert. We will be back again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Perfect before symphony dinner.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Dinner was buffet style, food was very good. Round table we sat was crowded, could barely move, elbow to elbow crowded. Chairs were added for another couple, not comfortable....

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Outstanding dining experience. Very convenient prior to symphony concert, but a marvelous surprise to find outstanding food and superb service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

You must have tickets to the symphony to enjoy the excellent food and atmosphere at The Muse. We have found it challenging to enjoy a meal just prior to attending the concerts. The Muse provided an incredible meal, lovely venue and easy transition to the concert hall.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We ate at Muse for the first time before a concert at Benaroya Hall. The food was elegantly prepared and very tasty. The service was excellent, and the setting was tasteful and quiet, which was perfect for our get together with friends. We could hear one another.

Also I left my cell phone on the table, by accident, and a staff member went out of his way to retrieve it for me (the restaurant had turned found it and given it to the house manager) when I went to find it during the concert's intermission.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Muse is located inside Benaroya Hall and is open only to ticket holders for the evening concert. We like to make a reservation for 6:00 for 7:30 or 8:00 concerts. We think the fixed price, 3-course dinner is a great value.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were so glad Muse changed their policy to make it possible to order a la carte and not just the prix fixe meals. As ever, the food was excellent and our server was charming! All the staff are appropriately attentive and the wine selections were quite good. It’s only a shame they’re only open for Symphony attendees.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Have been many times. Always great service and food at Muse.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Entree portions a bit too large, but everything else was fine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Good service by Missy. Pleasant ambiance. They present interesting and unusual menu offerings. It was a quiet atmosphere. Light and bright during the day. The friendly staff added to the pleasure of the visit. We enjoyed the relaxed setting prior to attending a wonderful concert at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere, relaxing and quiet enough to be able to enjoy conversation and still hear soft music in the background. The food was flavorful and tasty and portions were reasonably sized too. The service was professional and attentive. Overall not a bad value and definitely conveniently located for pre-symphony dining.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 15, 2017

EASY TO DROP IN BEFORE THE CONCERT.DON'T OVER COOK THE RISOTTO.

SERVICE EXCELLENT.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The salmon dish was a disappointment, it was soft and not very flavorful. They said it was from Vancouver Island, but it was farm raised. This seems a bit odd, since the restaurant is only a few blocks from Pike Place Market, which has all sorts of fresh wild salmon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great location for pre-concert dining. The service was particularly slow, which made it a bit stressful trying to get to the concert on time. Very limited menu at a steep price.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

A bit pricey but a wonderful way to enjoy a beautiful evening!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Solid dining. Great salad and wine. The main entree was okay.
I appreciate greatly that the staff went through the trouble to find me in the symphony hall and return the keys I left behind. I can't thank them enough!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 1, 2017

I found the meal to be kind of small for the price. And a bit slow.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Lovely nonstressful way to get to your event at Benaroya Hall. The facilities are great and service and food as good as it gets. Always very accommodating for special dietary needs. Great presentation. After dinner one can stroll to the seats.
Great way to spend an evening in the city.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Only issue was poor service. Waiter seldom came by even though place want busy. Slow to fill water and clear plates. Otherwise love the atmosphere and the food

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Even though the price is considered a little higher than dine at one of the surrounding restaurant, it is well worth it....especially for the 3 course dinner. The only thing that needs to improve on is to serve tea in a real tea pot and not in a creamer size pot. The server had to fill my teapot 3 times so I could have 2 cups of tea. I will definitely go there again for dinner.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 5, 2017

This is a place that does not get used nearly enough. It's an awesome place for a meal right before a concert. I highly recommend it.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Ran out of the main entrée. Food was not up to the same quality as normal .

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 24, 2017

The Muse was a great experience for us. We have been coming to Benaroya for years and
enjoying the performances. It was a new adventure for us to find and enjoy a leisure dinner
with great ambiance. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Muse offers a small menu of thoughtfully conceived and carefully prepared items. (Prix fixe, either two or three courses, although the menu says, without pricing them, that items can also be ordered a la carte.)
Everything is good; nothing is especially creative. We had salads, very nicely composed and dressed, then a dish of monkfish roulettes wrapped in prosciutto and a dish of mushroom ragout on a polenta base. Both entrees were quite decent, if a little on the plain side.
Considering food alone, it was modestly expensive; considering the pleasant experience and the extreme convenience of the location, it was very reasonable.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Excellent food; creative menu; good location; refined atmosphere; attentive service

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Muse is a convenient option for dinner before an event at Benaroya Hall.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 13, 2017

I celebrated my birthday at Muse. The staff was great, and the food was lovely. It was perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We did not realize the price range when we made reservations at the last minute for a spot close to the concert. Ultimately, the higher-than-what-we-planned-for-cost was well worth it -- food was wonderful; location was ideal; quiet atmosphere great for conversation; service delightful. will go again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

As always, a great dinner and service before the show! The friend I brought had not been to Muse before and she liked it very much. Max was our waiter (again) and he remembered me from March. He is exceptional; attentive, friendly, informative, genuine and cute, too! There was another young man who assisted us, however, he did not have a name tag on; he was just great also. I look forward to returning in May. See you soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Very convenient. Portions, gratefully, reasonably sized. Correctly mixed Sazerac cocktail a big plus.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Muse is our go-to restaurant for pre-concert dinners. It's inside Benaroya Hall and open only to ticket holders for the evening's concert. They offer a limited fixed-price menu--$40 for starter and main courses, or $50 with dessert. They have a decent wine list. Being of a certain age, we appreciate the fact that we can drive to the Benaroya Parking garage and go straight to the restaurant (showing our tickets at the door), without ever going outside. Food portions are adequate thought not overly small.

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