Muse Restaurant

4.6
2205 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
This Charleston locals’ favorite is nestled away in a historic home in downtown Charleston. The charming restaurant and intimate bar are reminiscent of a Mediterranean Villa, where Executive Chef, Josh Ogilvie, melds the cuisines of Italy, Spain, France, & Greece, featuring fresh preparations of Seafood, Fish, Savory Meats, Homemade Pastas, Homemade Bread, and Salads, all served by a warm and friendly serving staff. The extensive wine list complements the experience and offers 75 selections by the glass. The cozy bar empties out onto a terrace, offering outdoor dining and drinks. There are numerous menu items, which are gluten and dairy free and vegetarian, and there are vegan options as well.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2205 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephanieH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience overall- food was outstanding, service was great and the tables were divided by decorative screens which offered quite a private dining experience! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donnie made sure we were well taken care of with food and drinks we had a blast. Food was phenomenal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We originally had reservations somewhere else downtown and they had to cancel that day so to COVID exposure of an employee. Was able to find a reservation here last minute and it was a pleasant surprise! Our waiter Donny was amazing! He made the whole experience! Food was great, and a great selection. Would definitely be back here and excited to come back and bring guests that will love it too!

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Delicious
Wilmington
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitor, will not be our last time! Sarah did a great job for us! She also made some great recommendations! Already looking forward to our next visit.

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Alec
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Donnie was the best. Great recommendations on drinks and food and took care of my wife for her birthday giving her cake and even a free shot. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service with Donnie !! Fabulous food- go with what Donnie recommends and you won’t be disappointed.

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BBW1
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. Our server was very friendly and informative. Food was outstanding and the environment was all you could ask for.

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vipTizita
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was very good but the service was not. Our server poured lots of wine rather than do it as we progressed with our meal. Pour some o the tablecloth as well and did not even apologize. There was a cold draft where we were seated, she said she would turn on the heating but nothing really changed. She was nice but not interested in providing a good customer experience. There are many good restaurants in Charleston, not sure we would go back even if the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Donnie hosted us and we had the most amazing experience! 10 out of 10

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous evening. Food was outstanding, love the vibe of the place, but Donny made it most memorable. Probably one of the best servers I have ever had. Not only did he ask all of us our names (there were five of us), he remembered our names, and the names of all of the guests at every table around us! That’s pretty impressive!!!! We will definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time with Donnie!!! Great service

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vipFantastic
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem. Food was incredible, service impeccable and great atmosphere.

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Happytraveler
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

he manager was very concerned about all guests well being. Service was excellent as was the presentation. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donnie was great!

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vipJTee
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donnie has fantastic eclectic French/Southern restaurant. Coming from Boulder, CO we always enjoy his menu, attentive staff (GF friendly for my Wife with celiacs) & family favorite every Fall ~ Winter ~ Spring when we drop-off/pick-up our Son at CoC. Cheers to a better 2021 - Fondly!

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SherriS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. What a great, intimate local find!

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JWcharleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Overpriced, slow service (took one hour to get our food), way too salty food. NOT WORTH THE MONEY.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service with a knowledgeable waitress! Good wine recommendation for our delicious meals.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner experience in a warm, romantic, intimate setting.

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DeaC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table for 2 on a Juliette balcony. The oysters, pasta and dessert were just wonderful.

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Shaun
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem of a restaurant in Charleston. The food was delicious, the service was attentive and kind, and the ambiance was romantic. We had a great time and we highly recommend Muse!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food tasted very good but took extremely long to come out, so I don’t know if they had staffing issues or not. Was also weird they didn’t really acknowledge how long everything was taking. A simple “sorry for the wait/delay” would’ve gone a long way.

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GraceS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing... everything! I had a lobster bisque & scallops, they were super good and for dessert we had a pomegranate trifle that is an invention of the chef here, it's just too good to believe! I live in Florida and have gone twice in consecutive months, just for their food, wish they would open here.

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vipGooch
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant recommended by our hotel. EXCELLENT service and information on selections.
Meal courses well prepared and served with care and diligence.

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AlfredoN
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ... amazing service and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back !!!

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vip57mgaman
Charleston
283 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Terrible meal!! Service was good. One of the worst meals that we have ever had! Went to this place 12-13, and was very good. 12-31 was horrible!!! Will Not go back again. Mangers could care less!

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vipSugaree
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Service was great and food was delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We showed up early and were seated immediately. It was just us and one other table in our section for a time, which was nice. It took a bit to get our drinks, though no fault of the server. Sam, our server, was excellent. His dinner recommendations were spot on. I had the sea scallops and risotto and my husband has the sea bass. Overall, excellent meal & experience and would return.

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2OutofTowners
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad I was able to find table here. This was the best meal of our little escapades in Charleston SC. Caroline, was very pleasant and on-point with her suggestions. Tonight we had cocktails, potato & leak soup, beef capaccio, baked oysters, sea bass, local shrimps, nice Bordeaux, pomegranate trifle, flourless chocolate torte... Compliments and thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the BEST!!

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vipKFMJAM
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joseph and his team were spectacular!! Food was some of the best we had in Charleston.

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TORIB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant! We were running late due to the backup on I-95 and the staff at Muse shifted our reservation with no problem. We were warmly greeted and seated upon our arrival and met our server, Samuel. (We decided to adopt him!) He was knowledgeable and helpful as we decide on wines and entrees. Started with the bake oysters, MUCH creamier than a rockefeller and so delicious! I opted for the Local Shrimp that was served perfectly cooked on a bed of mascarpone polenta. OMG!! LOVED IT!! Also ordered at the table was the Tagliatelle Bolognese- so rich with beef and delicious. Scallops over a wonderful risotto, and lastly, the special of the night, grouper with artichoke hearts, baby potatoes etc. We all tasted each others' entrees and all deemed completely fantastic. Did you say dessert? We did! Flourless Chocolate Cake and Carrot cake were brought as well as coffee, and port. Our entire experience was, frankly, unforgettable. Too bad we live in Virginia and can't become regulars. But we will be regulars at MUSE every time we visit Charleston!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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TomB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Muse on Christmas Eve. The food and service was A+. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening. Don, our waiter, took fantastic care of us. Food was excellent and the ambiance was inviting, casual and a great overall experience. We sat outside and it felt like our own private courtyard. Will definitely be back!

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viplouist
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a solid Italian restaurant, easy walking distance from downtown king st. small, cozy, intimate with great food and service!

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ChuckJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donny & Roman did a great just job making us feel welcome. Great job of social distancing during this Covid time. Plenty of spacing between diners. Food was great! If we lived here we would visit it often. Will return next time in Charleston!

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Seahorse
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outside table with a wonderful tall heater beside. It was warm and toasty to sit outside. The atmosphere was wonderful, service outstanding and the food was excellent. Highly recommend, felt very safe during these Covid times.

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vipDmp1269
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food and service were great. We were sat next to a very loud and unaware party. Was hard to have a conversation with my fiance in between f-bombs and such.

FAQs

Muse Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 577-1102.

Muse Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.