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Muze

4.4
721 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Business Meals
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Waterfront
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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Phone number
(202) 787-6148
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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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 721 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 8 hours ago

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

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Goodfood (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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EmmaC (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 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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WalterK (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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HGM503 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolutely amazing experience! Made more memorable than I imagined!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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MattA (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Retirement

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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Vince (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

It was a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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vipjeannie (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 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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Bussler (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined 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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Sunshine (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Food quality seems to have declined since our last visit.

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vipCakewalk (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

The Bento box lunch special was delicious and a good value

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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Lynn (Houston)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent food. Perfect portions. Excellent service!!!

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DCFoodie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. I would definitely return!

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vipandoc (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

Staff and food was great. Wife and I went after going to aArtecHouse. Oysters,sashimi and the burger were excellent

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MinnaDC7 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 15, 2017

Nice ambiance and friendly service but food is meh.
I have lunched at the Muze about 5-6x now. It is the only "nice" restaurant in the neighborhood where I work. So I take friends there for special occasions.
I always ask for a quiet table with a view. This last time was one of two times both requests were honored. I am grateful. Usually they stick me at a tiny table in a corner with no view. This time they sat the 2 of us at a decent sized table for 4, with a view of the waterfront. I wonder if they read my review from last week complaining about the seating.
Whatever the reason, I guess it's good to keep asking for what you want. Sometimes they will honor your request.
My friend ordered the steak salad and liked it. I got the beef "saltado" which was really an Asian noodle dish with thick wheat noodles and marinated beef strips. It wasn't great but it was much better than the terrible hamburger I had the previous week. Whatever you do don't order the hamburger. It has a very strange dry mealy texture and is devoid of any flavor. You are paying for the service and ambiance here; don't expect delicious food.
Service was friendly and attentive as usual. I really like that the waiter leaves the water bottle at your table so you can serve yourself instead of having to flag down waiter each time for refills. This was the best dining experience at Muze so far.

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MinnaDC7 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

NICE PLACE - BAD FOOD.
I took a friend to Muse for a birthday lunch. I asked for a quiet table with a view (as I always do), and the hostess showed us the same table in the corner I have been seated in before. It was relatively quiet but there was a table of 3 people seated within arm's reach of us. There were other tables that were surrounded by empty tables so not sure what the hostess was thinking in seating us here. Also, there was no view.
My friend ordered the Caesar salad with shrimp which she enjoyed. I got the burger and fries which was interesting in that while the fries were fine, the burger was one of the worst, with a weird mealy texture and zero taste. How can they screw up a hamburger?! This experience is consistent with my past dining experiences at the Muse, which is that you are paying extra for the ambiance, not the food which is consistently disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

The service was fantastic. My friend and I were the last people to leave at brunch and the staff left us to talk for as long as we wanted.

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FoodDude91 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was good; however I ordered the filet mignon medium rare, and got almost well done. Food portions were small for the price.

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