Muse at Benaroya Hall

4.5
280 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(206) 336-6699
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Erik Nitsche
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Catering
For more information please visit our website.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd Avenue
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Parking details
The garage at Benaroya Hall 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
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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
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 280 People Are Saying
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MS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were blown away by the pleasant dining experience and will be coming back regularly pre-concert.

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KM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely time. Dinner before a concert. It was great not having to be in a rush or worried about getting to the concert on time. Fabulous food, I had the short ribs, they were excellent. The warm spinach salad was delicious. A great atmosphere to people watch and traffic watch. I highly recommend Muse❣️

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R
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very tasty and the portions were larger than expected. Service was good and pricing was reasonable. Especially liked that the restaurant was in Benaroya Hall, near the concert and we didn't have to travel outside to find another place to eat. The atmosphere was quiet and the menu selections although not extensive, were just enough to have a good choice. Only negative was that they were out of cognac from any winery even though it was on the menu.

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NE
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Muse is always a pleasant experience, the food was especially good on 9/20/18.

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JM
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Muse is an excellent place to have a wonderful meal before attending the Seattle Symphony,

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NW
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another excellent meal. It had been month's since we ate there and I'm so glad my husband and I opted for dinner before our last concert. He had the ribeye steak and I the Halibut. My first was a bread and arugula and onion salad, very interesting and tart and tasty. His was grilled nectarine, which he devoured. Our mains were excellent and since he ordered all three courses, he had a flourless chocolate cake to close, beautifully presented with rosettes of whipped cream and berries. Service was perfect except our salads were a little dealyed in arriving, meaning our main dishes arrived before we were finished with salads. the waiter apologized well, and it was a small miss.

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SE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dining option for a pre-event meal at Benaroya. Very good service, and the food was quite good. Will definitely go again.

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M
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 5th time at the Muse. I brought my adult son as we were going to the Symphony.
He is a foodie. He describe it as the restaurant with the best preparation.
I agree.
We are going again this coming weekend.

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BR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

I recommend it as a convenient, pleasant place to go for dinner before a symphony concert. It is in Benaroya Hall.

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c
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to dine when going to the symphony. We celebrated my brother's birthday. Had a lovely dinner with dessert on the house. We could have a quiet and special celebration and then just walk down the hall for the symphony! Very convenient and the service was stellar.

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j
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For concert ticket holders only, on the side of the Benaroya Hall. We like getting here right at 6PM. It makes for a relaxing dinner after the stress of getting here by car. Best to buy your parking in advance, since Benaroya's garage usually sells out.

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AG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a very nice dinner here before Symphony concert and made the whole experience that much more special. The dinner options in the corridor outside the hall are good, but this full sit down elegant meal was that much better.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Muse is a very convenient restaurant for those attending a concert at Benaroya Hall. The food is good, and the ambiance is quiet and elegant and conducive to visiting with friends prior to attending a concert.

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AJ
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for a meal before symphony at Benaroya.
Food was attractively presented, quite good, perhaps generous for before a concert.
Makes an evening out so leisurely & special.

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R
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Last two times I was there my fish was seriously undercooked. I sent it back the first occasion. The second time I just scraped off half the raw flesh and ate the rest.

$40 for two courses seems high to me.

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E
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to eat at Muse. Menu varies and they are always great to make changes for food allergies.

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DN
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were here to attend the symphony on Saturday night and decided to try this restaurant. Service was very good. We had the 3 course meal, plus drinks. Food was fresh, well presented, and delicious. I was pleased they offered vegetarian options on the menu. Atmosphere was relaxed, tables were well spaced apart, nice background music. Good for conversation. Well worth the splurge.

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j
Seattle
214 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A small menu, but thoughtful and well executed. Very good service. We went prior to symphony concert and the convenience can't be overstated (Muse is in the back corner of the symphony hall). On top of the location convenience, they made effort to serve us promptly.

Muse probably fits into the "pricey, smaller portions" category, but the convenience quite compensates.

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JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience with well prepared food and good service. Perfect for night out at the symphony

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JM
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff.
Excellent for a before Symphony meal.

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a
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Muse makes a perfect place to have an unhurried diner before a concert. Good food, pleasant staff and a perfect location - you only have to park once. It was comfortable, quiet enough to have a conversation and there are some nice views of the city and some have Puget Sound views as well.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and wonderful service. The perfect dinner before the symphony!

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JM
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was pleased to get a table. Actually there were several open tables, despite the fact that OPEN TABLE did not list any tables available. The Muse management was surprised to hear that OPEN TABLE did not list any availability.
My suggestion is to go directly to the Muse web site for reservations rather than rely on OPEN TABLE.

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r
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a very pleasant dining experience.
Staff was attentive and solitious. Our sever, Tony, was superb. He understood that we needed to make the symphony; he timed our entrees so that we did not feel rushed but still had adequate time to enjoy each course.
We look forward to another dinner with Muse

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AB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I've been to Muse 3 or 4 times and this last was the least enjoyable. A buffet arrangement, not attractively placed or arranged.

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L
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice way to dine before the symphony. Great setting with a nice view of downtown and good food. Quiet and calm--good for conversation.

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BA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience and service were outstanding. The soup and vegetables were perfect. The steak was tough and the sauce was way over-salted. I’ll give them another try in the hope that the positives remain and the negatives improve.

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JM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, limited menu allows completion of dining prior to pre-symphony lecture. Oysters were tasty but small and only 3. Would have liked more. Salmon and risotto were delicious! Enjoyable experience.

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KR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an excellent dinner here before attending the Seattle Symphony concert. It was so wonderful that we made reservations for the next time we will be attending the symphony.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hidden gem for dinner before our
Concert at Benaroya. Beautiful
Presentation. Especially loved the lemon Merangue pie and the Brie en Croute. Fabulous.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The response options did not always make sense.

Really enjoyed our Muse experience.

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P
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Before a Seattle Symphony concert, I took my lady to a surprise dinner. She loved the gesture and loved the restaurant. The service was top-notch. The food was very well prepared, with great visual presentation, and delicious. You are paying for all of that, of course, and once in a while it is a great place to go.

Our dinner, with 2 and 3 courses, one glass one wine, and one fabulous dessert, was $111 before tip. Pricey, to be sure, but a great special occasion option.

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R
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant for before symphony concert meal. Lovely atmosphere, tasty food, and quick efficient service.

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L
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely, calm restaurant at Beneroyal Hall for a drink and dinner before the symphony. I had an onion tartlet and braised short ribs. Tartlet could have used some seasoning. The short ribs were fork tender. Cocktails were also very good. It’s especially nice to have such a no hassle option before the symphony.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

People will expect that you have tickets to see a show

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful venue, fabulous meal, relaxing, great city views and then a leisurely stroll to our seats before the concert at Benaroya Hall. We will definitely do it again! What a great evening with my son celebrating his 30th birthday.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Muse is a great restaurant by any standard, but if you also happen to be attending a performance of the Seattle Symphony later that evening, then you can easily combine the two experiences as they're both in the same building.

We arrived just after they opened (6:-00pm) and were able to have our pick of seating, choosing a table by the window. They offer a fixed-price menu, of either two ($40) or three ($50) courses: an appetizer, soup or salad, followed by the entree, and optionally dessert. You don't have to decide up front. My wife started with a sweet onion tartlet, followed by an 8-oz king salmon. I had an ahi tuna tartare, with a spaghetti squash entree. A light whole wheat bread proceeded the appetizer. We accompanied this with a nice Riesling. At this point we were full, and (regretfully) declined dessert. Everything was delicious. The cost, with the wine and tax, came to $108.

A fine dining experience is more than good food. The service provided by the staff was excellent as well. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and helpful--including finding a seat cushion for my wife, and going back to get more information on the wine we had enjoyed.

We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday--and she's still telling her friends about it.

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L
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Muse was so quiet and relaxing that it felt special. Everything was great. Definitely on the do again list.

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NW
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous- terrific salad, the salmon was crispy on thwe outside but not over done. The noise level is wonerful for visiting, the service perfect for before the concert. So easy and convenient but more than this- it's just an excellent dining exp
erience.

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M
Seattle
89 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent for pre- concert dining; sets wonderful tone for the concert. Beautiful setting, Well paced service, Tasty and attractively plated appetizers, main courses and desserts.
Park your car in the theater garage, leave your coat in the car, avoid the rain and cold, take the elevator to the restaurant and concert hall.

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