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Muse Restaurant

4.4
1535 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Romantic (26)
  • Good for Anniversaries (25)
  • Good for a Date (22)
Nestled away in a historic home in downtown Charleston is MUSE, an elegant restaurant and intimate bar reminiscent of a Mediterranean Villa. Executive Chef, Jason Houser melds the cuisines of Italy, Spain, France, & Greece, featuring preparations of Grilled Seafood, Seared Fish, Savory Meats, Homemade Pastas, and Salads. The extensive wine list complements the experience and offers 100 selections by the glass. The cozy bar empties out onto a terrace, offering outdoor dining, tapas, and cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 577-1102
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What 1535 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWino4life (Charleston)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Food was just an great as the service! We’ll be back again for sure!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

We went for restaurant week and was very happy with the menu, food and service.

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SBeal (Charleston)
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Another great experience at Muse! We felt a little rushed by the waiter in the beginning, but that decreased throughout our 2-hour time there (we made sure there wasn't a wait for the table!) The server made a great wine recommendation and was happy to answer any questions about the menu. I did include that it was my birthday in the OpenTable reservation, but this isn't the type of place to bring you a free desert unfortunately. We had the squash soup, calamari and duck for appetizers; as well as the sea bass and osso buco, all was deliciuous!

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic food and really great atmosphere. Impressive wine list as well.

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CM56 (Miami)
2.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was ok, but the place is old and tired. Tables are so small and close together that it is impossible to have a private conversation. I don’t call this setting romantic as they claim, I call it cramped and uncomfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent homemade pasta wine choices.

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We had New Years dinner and was very disappointed. When entering the host was sitting and without a welcome or looking at us she just yelled, "Your name?" The wait staff seemed more interested in taking/processing our order in contrast to an enjoyable experience. We ordered the cauliflower soup which was salty and the fish on the select menus was also very salty. I will not go back.

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vipBrooks (Chicago)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve Pre party dinner. Seated upstairs. Dark & dingy atmosphere. The maitre d explained how Sick she had been and shouldn’t get too close. Took 20 minutes to get a beverage. Ordered a Chardonnay. Waiter brought me a Cabernet. Finally brought me a Chardonnay. He admitted he didn’t know a thing about wine. Ordered the lobster and gnocchi. Lobster came quickly. The gnocchi was mushy then I noticed the lobster was actually cold and translucent. Couldn’t cut it as it was raw. Returned my meal. They brought it back out on the same mushy gnocchi, top appeared seared when I flipped it over the bottom was still cold & raw. At that point I sent it back & had shared my daughters steak which was prepared fine.
They didn’t offer to adjust our bill nor did we ask unfortunately but I could not possibly eat my meal.
We felt that because it was New Years Eve they were just trying to get us in and out quickly.

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We loved Muse! The cauliflower & potato soup was divine!

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rocky (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

disappointing for new year's eve. Server seemed overwhelmed.
I ordered lobster with gnocchi - lots of pasta, not much lobster and the
tiny bit I had was poor quality.

Bit of a ripoff considering the price.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(843) 577-1102
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Parking details
A city parking lot is 1/2 block away
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Executive chef
Joaquin Bustos
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Private party facilities
Muse is comprised of five separate dining rooms, all of which can be used for private parties. The entire establishment may also be booked for special occasions.
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Private party contact
Beth Anne Crane: (843) 301-1450
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine