Muse Restaurant

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2014 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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, Jordan Moore 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.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DaddyStacks
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Donny is the best. Great for couples.

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DuGueZ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After weeks of lockdown, we chose Muse as our first fine dining experience. I am so glad we did. The whole experience was excellent. I highly recommend the arugula salad! My wife had the black cod over black rice and it was amazing. I had the veal parmigiana with spaghettini and marinara. Delicious! We paired that with a bottle of white Bordeaux!
We will be back soon! - D. Carr

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WoodsWife
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding!

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WIHikingGurl
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what a cute, unique place with quality service and food! We are so glad we found this place to celebrate our anniversary for our first trip to SC. The owner greeted us and had casual chats with us while we were there and the menu had wonderful options that were still approachable (not too foo-foo!!!).
The location is quaint and right off of King street so you can go there early and explore the neighborhood shopping and such.

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vipPVFam
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were visiting Charleston

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SuzanneE
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We discovered this delightful little restaurant several years ago and each time we visit Charleston, we have The Muse on our dining list. Really enjoyed the pistachio and pomegranate trifle for dessert!

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vipMartinR
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muse is a neighborhood gem. The building is worth the visit by itself. The food is always excellent and the service is the best.

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naner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming reminder of the old south with a varied menu and good wine prices

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JudiM
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although a long time resident of Charleston, I'm almost embarrassed to say that this was my first visit to Muse. Boy have I been missing out! I absolutely LOVED this restaurant. Muse is so quaint, the decor is interesting and comfortable, the background music was perfectly selected, the service was on point and the food was simply outstanding. I can't wait to go back and this restaurant is definitely at the very top of my go-to list for restaurants in Charleston. If you haven't been, you simply must go!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Great food. Great service.

Awesome night out with friends in a very cool historic Charleston building!

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Rhelms06
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and wine list! Very authentic...beautiful historic building and great service!

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EstherD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ten of us went to Muse before a concert, and enjoyed both the knowledgeable bartender at the wine bar, and the service there as well as in the dining room. I worried that it would take forever to serve our large group, but luckily the place was not busy at 6:00, so we were served in a timely fashion. The food was quite good, and it was an altogether lovely meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I wouldn’t NOT recommend it either. The experience was simply not memorable given the array of choices in Charleston.
Out server seemed disinterested in assisting us or in making our visit special in any way.

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TheresaW
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caroline did an awesome job as our server. We started with the cheese plate and leisurely enjoyed as we chose our entrees. She was helpful with our wine selection as well as our entrees. Our group had the bolognese, veal, and carbonara. Awesome atmosphere and charming decor. I always like taking guests here!

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JodiB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service started out sketchy (no water or drink order for about ten minutes) but ended up with a fantastic server, great food and wine and overall experience. Would def recommend and go back!

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vipRocket973
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Everything about Muse is great. We happened to be seated next to 4 individuals who felt that it was game time. Almost shouting with some profane language made it a less than enjoyable experience.

We still love Muse, but this was unbearable. Couldn’t wait to leave

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a place! I will definitely be back.

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vipJCappello
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant has a ton of Charm and we had a wonderful time. The recommendations were excellent and we would stop back again.

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vipBoris
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in about 48 degree weather and it was extremely pleasant! Their outdoor seating is in a a beautiful book away from wind with warm heaters!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I had been at Muse on three occasions prior to last night, and had very nice experiences. Last night, Valentines day, was not up to par. Perhaps the night was too busy for them.

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vipCenglish07066
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu and execution. Great service. Will be back to taste eveelsemon the menu!

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Colin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service, especially with wine recommendations. Food was good but portions are on the smaller side. Not a huge fan of the antique setting but my wife enjoyed that. Go later at night for the best "vibe"

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CarolynH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine day

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vipHurried
Western NC
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Noise level was very, very high. Food was OK but not outstanding. Service was good. After reading the rave reviews we were a little disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Love the decor. Such a great place. It’s a staple every time I’m in Charleston.

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CathyannB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely intimate dining. The food was fabulous! My entree was the sea scallops over risotto and my husband had the lamb chop, both dishes excellent and the presentation of the food, beautiful. I started off with the Bette cocktail. mmm delicious. I must try to make it at home. We shared the tomato callabrese appetizer which had a mozzarella cheese called burrata, which was new for us and quite creamy and more flavorful than ordinary mozzarella. The service was flawless. We highly recommend getting reservations and treating yourself to an exquisite dining experience.

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Sarah
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service and ambiance was great! I was disappointed in the appetizers (cheese plate and duck), but our meals were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my wife's 60th birthday at Muse. A very special dinner that exceeded every expectation. Wonderful food and the very best service. I give Muse my strongest personal recommendation. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner last night at Muse! Started out with the Merguez Sausage appetizer which was very tasty, then for dinner I had the Veal Scaloppini and my husband had the Lamb Chops both dinners were excellent. The service was wonderful and we really loved the atmosphere. Muse is definitely on the top of my list for dining experiences in Charleston.

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vipPMJr
Charleston
49 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner at Muse. It's a beautifully done older building in what used to be a dentist's office on the ground floor and residence above. We very much enjoyed the atmosphere of the setting. The only fifteen side was it was a little bit tight. Thre food was delicious. I started with the potatoe soup with an English chedder ale infused cheese. I would have locked the bowl if I was at home. My wife had the Meze platter with hummus, olives, and marinated vegetables along with an ample supply of pitas. She was kind enough to share so I can say that was also very good. The main course was a difficult decision because so much on the menu looked enticing. I settled on the piah since I don't usually get that. My wife got the crispy fish. My fish came with scallops and shrimp grilled deliciously along with mussels over saffron rice. My wife's fish wad excellent too although i only got one bite of that. Along with 2 glasses of malbec out was a delicious meal topped off with a tasty chop of coffee and a wonderful pomegranate and pistachio dessert. Oh, I don't want to forget our server, Todd. He was terrific. Very personable, knowledgeable of the menu, and willing to make suggestions. All told for appetizers, dinner, dessert, 2 glasses of wine, 2 glasses of ginger ale, and coffee and a cappuccino the bill came to $155 including tip.

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Elizabeth
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a glass of wine at the bar when we arrived and then sat down to a wonderful meal. The service was terrific start to finish. We will definitively be back in our next visit to Charleston.

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner before the Three Dog Night concert the other night. We should have stayed at Muse! The concert was terrible but our meal at Muse was awesome! Jenny was our waitress and her husband Rob was the sommelier. We couldn’t have asked for better food, service and conversation. Muse is a great place and we will be back!

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edhill
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the ambiance was great. The food was below our expectations. We were there Restaurant Week and ordered off that menu. The food appeared to have been prepared in advance and warmed up. I wonder if our experience would have been different if we had ordered off the main menu.

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GretchenP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service, specifically the waiter, was exceptional.
The food was excellent, and the bar tender was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The food was great, the service was good and the atmosphere is pleasant. Would love to go back again and will soon!

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Mer15
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience at Muse during restaurant week! The food was creative and tasty! Our waiter was wonderful and so helpful!

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EdwardM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Maybe. Food was good but starters and main course were stone cold. And very noisy. They did comp which was appreciated.

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vipDafJaf
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Muse is a very energetic fun restaurant. The food was excellent. Everything we had we was well prepared. We were there during restaurant week so the service was a little uneven but we enjoyed ourselves. We sat out on the patio with the heaters on (it was a pretty cold evening) and we were quite comfortable. It was also very loud inside the restaurant so we enjoyed the quiet outside with the few other hearty diners. It’s in a great part of town and we enthusiastically would recommend it if you are visiting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance was wonderful being that you are in an old Charleston house. Restaurant Week menu was delicious. Get the Sweet Potato Gnocchi!

FAQs

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

Muse Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 2014 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.