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Muze

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738 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Quiet Conversation
Using the finest local produce combined with the distinctive flavors of South-East Asia, Muze offers a tantalizing menu of international dishes with a delicious Asian feel. Offering the ease of all-day dining, combined with a relaxed atmosphere and waterside views, Muze’s menu has been developed under the direction of Executive Chef Stefan Kauth and our talented new Chef de Cuisine Andrew Powers. Featuring dishes such as Spicy Dan Dan Noodles, Prime Beef Tartare and Black Cod Hong Kong Style, the diverse menu showcases cuisine that reflects our ‘East West Kitchen’ concept, complemented by universal dishes that everyone will recognize and enjoy.

In addition, we offer a selection of hand-crafted cocktails and a comprehensive wine list to enhance your dining experience.

For guaranteed reservations, cancellations can be made up to 48 hours prior to the day of the booking otherwise a cancelation fee will apply.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Asian
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Hours of operation
Open Daily

Breakfast (Monday - Friday): 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
(Saturday and Sunday): 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Brunch (Saturdays and Sundays only): 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Dinner: Nightly 5:30 PM - 10 PM
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(202) 787-6148
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
12th Street
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Parking details
$12 With validation from the restaurant
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Public transit
Smithsonian (Orange and Blue Line) and L'Enfant Plaza (Yellow Line).
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Special events & promotions
Please inquire at the restaurant for all large party and special event information or email mowas-muze@mohg.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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At Muze, our cuisine is approachable, locally sourced and served with an Asian flare. The restaurant offers varied comfortable private event options for your next special occasion.

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What 738 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The hostess was snippy so it didn’t start our experience off well. However the food was delicious and our waiter was attentive overall good experience would try again hoping we encounter a different hostess

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Menu was a third of what was posted online by the restaurant. Bread put on the table was like a brick. We asked for new bread and they brought an empty basket with w pieces. Very disappointing overall.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

A quiet dining experience with good food and service

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I have mixed feelings about Muze. It could be a really great restaurant. Set above Washington Channel, it has great views of east Potomac Park. When we visited, the cherry trees were in full bloom and the view was great. Unfortunately, we spent the first hour without food because the kitchen didn't get our server's order ticket. They comped our drinks (~$90), which was a grand gesture. The food was well executed and interesting enough (though nothing truly note worthy). I am close to giving 4 stars. However, there were just too many little things wrong to give the restaurant a high rating: our table was missing napkins for 2 of 4 place settings, we waited fifteen minutes for our table despite having a reservation, the servers used the plates they were serving to push dishes on the table out of the way when serving (despite having ample staff to properly arrange the table before serving). It's extra disappointing because the restaurant clearly has the location and resources to be great...

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We ate here several times while staying at the Mandarin Oriental in DC. Servers were kind and professional. They were welcoming and accommodating. Food was very good. Edamame was excellent. Lobster roll was outstanding. Crab soup is amazing. Breakfast buffet was very good but a bit pricey.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had an early dinner, following a walk around the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms. This hotel is fabulous during this period (March-April) and you can't beat it for its proximity to the Tidal Basin, along with the many memorials nearby (Holocaust, FDR, Jefferson, etc.) I was hoping for a taste of the pan-Asian menu, which I recalled from a previous visit, but during cherry blossom season they offer essentially pub food, along with cherry-themed salads and deserts. Makes complete sense.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Muze is my go-to lunch place when I need to meet people for lunch someplace nice. It's a great place to see the river, the new Wharf, and also the Cherry Blossoms. I had out-of-town family meet me here for lunch, and it never disappoints. Great service (helps that they know me by now, but the point is that they do know me by name). The menu changes fairly frequently, and I love the menu they have right now. My typical order is the green salad topped with salmon. The sesame dressing is DELICIOUS. The service is always gracious. Yeah, it's a little pricey.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent Fusion Menu, Great Service, and Beautiful Views.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was just fair to me. Not very flavorful, kind of bland and lacked enough seasonings. Everything else was better than the food. I probably won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

An excellent experience overall. The hostess had us seated in a cozy area that gave us a semi-private feel. We were greeted by James, our waiter, who went out of his way to find the perfect beverages for each of us. Despite the set menu, we were offered to select from the main menu which we had reviewed prior to our arrival. Chef Sean even made a special effort to ensure our selections met expectations. Later, we were greeted by the Executive Chef to ensure everything was prepared and served timely and as requested. We had the succulent duck breast served on a bed of lentils and crisp basil leaves. Another order was the wonderful lobster tail and the third was an awesome salmon filet. These delicious dishes were followed by the most deliciously decadent desserts. The first was a chocolate cake that completely redefines cake. The other was so beautifully presented, it was almost too prety to eat. A truly wonderful evening and fantastic dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Muze was very good. Was a little surprised when we arrived that they switched dinner to a buffet, which I was looking forward to trying their menu, as I looked at before we arrived. The buffet was delicious, but I still would have preferred to order from their main menu and try their different dishes.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Fabulous location.. Service perfect. Great open space feel yet intimate.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Went with my husband on date night. Food was generally good, not outstanding, for the price.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The restaurant was empty and for good reason. The food was average at best and given the prices, the value was poor!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We arrived at 6 pm early and no wait at all. Were seated at a wonderful table overlooking the Potomac river. The sushi was fresh and fish was cooked to perfection. The wait staff was very attentive. My favorite was the cheesecake, this was definitely not your traditional cheesecake but it was excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was excellent but the server seemed a bit distracted. The restaurant wasn’t busy, so it was odd that he wasn’t more attentive.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food was excellent. The portions were well-sized. The service was top-notch. We highly recommend Muze.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Celebrated my husband's birthday. We were a party of six. Had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, not pushy. Knowledgeable about the menu items. The food was served hot and delicious; everyone enjoyed their food. The ambience was great and the rest of the staff was friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

My luncheon guest and I had a lovely meal with minimal and unobtrusive service which allowed us to carry on our conversation without interruption. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Really enjoyed our visit. Staff were attentive and the food was delicious. We got a free dessert for my husbands birthday.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent views of the Jefferson Memorial and the Potomac River. Beautiful dining room with touches of modern Asian and European decor. The ambiance was quiet enough to have a good conversation. With the little nooks created near each window, we seemed to be secluded and private and I appreciated the ability to talk without being interrupted by other conversations or activity. As the evening turned to night, the car lights passing by added to the beauty of the place. We didn't have to compete with the noise of the cars; it was so quiet and peaceful.

The dishes were presented well--as colorful and laid meticulously on each plate. In terms of flavor and taste, my house salad had the surprising addition of light wonton chips that added a crispy quality to the greens. The main course--a chicken and eggplant curry dish--had a light spicy, hot taste that didn't overpower the basmati rice. The sorbet was beautiful and tasteful with the addition of a mint to the lemon.

Superb service overall. The wait help and server were polite as well as suggestive. Although many couldn't speak English well, they patiently responded to our requests to repeat what had been said and answer our questions. Especially wonderful was the entry to the restaurant. The young professional who greeted us was very warm and full of the aloha spirit. I felt like I was the most important person being seated and found her grace a real touch of class.

Overall, the restaurant was a cut above the many eateries in a city of eateries. The beautiful decor and style of the restaurant truly invited my party in to dine. I never felt rushed or pushed. There was such a easiness and style to both the atmosphere and the service. The food was wonderful, both in terms of look and taste. I would definitely bring a party of friends here to dine when I return back to town.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolutely amazing experience! Made more memorable than I imagined!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We've just discovered this treasure after going to the Artechouse gallery nearby. While expensive, it is a great value in a peaceful setting. The food is creatively done especially the desserts.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

good food and consistently excellent, attentive service. A great spot for a sit down meal where there are few good options in this part of the city - not too far from museums and monuments. i would definitely recommend Muze for a business lunch, or just a good, classy meal in the city.

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Retirement

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The service was very attentive and gave us plenty of time for a leisurely dinner. We had a lovely table with a water view. Good was quiet good. Looking forward to trying breakfast buffet and New Year dinner.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food and attentive service. The facility and environment were great with fantastic views of the water. Very enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

I asked for a couple appetizers but they said dont have it at the moment, but the rest was a great experience

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

It was a pleasure.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

My wife and I went here for her 30th Birthday and the food and service was Amazing! 5 starts all day in every aspect! Our server knew the menu well and had great wine recommendations to go along with our meals! Thanks for the great experience Muze!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a great experience, everyone was so friendly and made you feel welcome. I was a little worried reading some of the reviews about the pricing, but it seemed normal to me for the d.c. area. The food is not over priced in my opinion, because you are also paying for the ambience and customer service. I did not like the lobster sandwich but everything else was amazing!

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1.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Asian Fusion done wrong.
Paid 200 dollars for supermarket sushi.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

The Staff at Muze is wonderful! The food is delicious and the staff is friendly and seems genuinely happy to see the guests enjoying the food. We went for Thanksgiving Brunch and it was delicious! Thank you Muze Staff!

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

What a wonderful find. Excellent service with special touches. Casually elegant environment. Terrific food. Will find reasons to return

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1.0Dined on October 29, 2017

It was super overpriced. The food was not that great. The service was great. And the hotel and decor is beautiful. You can get way better food somewhere else for that price

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Beautiful view of the harbor and tasty food options, so easy that it was located in my hotel!!

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2017

A great culinary experience. Sat at bar. Great interactions with staff and chef. Limited but great cocktails. Good wine. Incredibly well organized kitchen. Every one has a role. Like watching a ballet.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Food quality seems to have declined since our last visit.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

The Bento box lunch special was delicious and a good value

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was great and attentive. It was the weekend so the restaurant was pretty quiet.
Would love to go back again next time I'm in town.

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