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About Muse

MUSE offers contemporary Alaska cuisine featuring fresh seafood and local produce. Located in the Anchorage Museum, the atmosphere is modern, contemporary and comfortable. The lunch menu offers a delicious variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and freshly prepared entrees - and, our service is fast and friendly!

Try one of our delicious wine flights or choose from an impressive list of over 150 carefully selected vintages. We also stock a nice selection of local micro-brews.

Live music Friday nights with wine flight specials and special First Friday Battle of the Breweries beer tastings.

Dinner is served 5:30-9pm on Friday evenings. Our team has created a truly inspired menu of the best cuisine Alaska has to offer!

625 C Street
Anchorage Museum at Rasmusen Center
Anchorage, AK 99501
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:


Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday : 11:00am - 6:00pm

Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Saturday : 11:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Cross Street:
6th & 7th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(907) 929-9210

Website:
http://www.muse.anchoragemuseum.org/

Catering:
We offer on-site catering for groups from 10-400 people.

Executive Chef:
Brad Harris

Private Party Facilities:
Muse is a great place to host a private party. The entire restaurant can be booked evenings from Sunday-Wednesday and can seat up to 70 people for dinner or serve 100-125 for receptions.

We also have a small private dining room that can seat up to 30, and has audio-visual capabilities for presentations.

During the summer months, our patio is available for private functions up to 50 people. (weather permitting)

Private Party Contact:
Ariel Poston: (907) 273-4233

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
From staff meetings, receptions and banquets, to an unforgettable formal wedding - our Muse Catering staff will help you custom design everything from menu to decor for your special event.

Muse Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (92)
Fit for Foodies (78)
Special Occasion (63)
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Notable Wine List (51)
Good for Groups (40)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Romantic (29)
Great for Brunch (28)
Kid-friendly (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Scenic View (9)
Late-night Find (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Business Meals (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The sun was shining and the deck was almost empty. Quiet and peaceful dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The restaurant was quiet and warm and cozy and festive with Christmas decorations. We came there to have dinner and watch the fireworks and ended up watching fireworks right from the window where we ate which was perfect. The cream Brulé was out of this world 😋

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 23, 2016

We really enjoyed the music and the food. The staff was very accomodating.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Our first experience was a good one, after museum hours on Friday evening. High-quality menu, professional service, and live music made for a nice date. All Muse needs now is patrons! We had the place almost all to ourselves. If word gets out, this could be a great downtown restaurant.

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Wine tasting

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Need a steak on the menu

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 15, 2016

We enjoyed a visit to the museum and decided to dine in the Muse while there. The food was outstanding and the lunch time atmosphere on a Saturday was great for bringing school age kids to. Very comfortable chairs as well!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 8, 2016

I got the goat cheese pasta which had goat cheese in the sauce and a whole scoop of goat cheese in top. That's way too much goat cheese! Plus the flavor was bland. Not worth the money I spent on it

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 2, 2016

The food was creative and delicious. We were there on a Sunday and it was fairly empty, but the waitress was not very attentive and we had to wait 10 minutes or more just to get the menu. The food came quickly and as I said it was excellent. Maybe our waitress was just having an off day.

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food5
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 28, 2016

There's only one vegetarian option, and it's a cold, limp hummus sandwich. They didn't even toast the bread. Very disappointing. My appetizer of flatbread with apricot jam was delicious, however.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Great food! Server was friendly and knowledgeable and very nice welcoming atmosphere

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 8, 2016

The food at Muse used to be excellent, but our last visit was quite disappointing. The menu has lost much of its creativity. It's just not worth the price. We like spicy food but the creole seafood linguine was gloppy and any flavor it might have had was overwhelmed by the heat. Our other menu choices were fine but not special. Surprisingly, there was only one waiter for the entire restaurant, although under the circumstances he did a good job.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Consistently, a solid option in Anchorage for dining out. Service is among the very best! Always a pleasure to dine here especially when you precede or follow it with a visit to the Anchorage Museum. Would definitely dine here again and suggest to others to do likewise.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 3, 2016

The food was excellent! I order for pick up all the time and thought it would be a great place to grab lunch over the weekend. As for the dine in service? It could use some improvement. The restaurant was pretty open having only 4 tables taken and maybe 2-3 servers. None of the tables were sat at the same time so time management for order taking and drink refills needs to be worked on. Never the less both servers who waited on our table were kind and open to given advise and answered questions professionally and truthfully. I will be returning, soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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food5
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Worst first experience. Will not be going back. Bad service, unfriendly staff.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Thanks for a great evening!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 31, 2016

All nice staff and thank you for the birthday desert!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Our Friday evening dining experience was great- except we were disappointed with our main dishes. House salad and the shrimp appetizer were great. Wine choices were very good. The chicken pot pie main dish "with puff pastry" had more spices (thyme?) in it than we liked, and the puff pastry was just a few little bitty discs of pastry decorating the top. The smoked chicken broccoli pasta with a goat cheese sauce didn't have broccoli in it and instead of the shaved parmesan cheese topping, there was a dollop of more goat cheese. That was a lot of goat cheese. I was looking forward to the broccoli. :-( Wait staff were friendly and helpful. We probably won't go back, just because there's a great steakhouse close by. Too bad Muse wasn't more impressive. It has such potential!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Server was behind when taking our order. Food was cool by the time it arrived at table. Still it was good tasting and we would go back.

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food3
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on June 23, 2016

Service was a little slow at the beginning due to being short on waiters but our service was still good. Food was great. Our waiter even took the time to take our picture :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 17, 2016

It was good. Service was slow but there was only one server. Food was average to above average. I'd be open to going back but only after trying other places.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Good place to take out-of-towners for lunch and good place to refuel after several hours of touring the museum. The ambiance is suitable for a museum cafe and the food is very good, well prepared and well presented. Like most restaurants in Anchorage, serving soup luke warm is considered appropriate. We brought it to the server's attention and she was gracious and brought fresh cups of soup steaming hot. Understand Muse has been sold. I hope the new owners realize that the competitive advantage for Muse is its elegance and not try to compete with Midnight Sun cafe at its level.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Had a great mother's day dinner. For appetizers we had different salads and a seafood chowder; all were very nice prepared. For dinner we had Shrimp & Grits, beef short ribs and prime rib. More than enough food (to go boxes were required) and, unfortunately, we did not have room for desert. The wine list was nice and reasonably priced. Would definitely go back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on May 8, 2016

My sons brought me here for Mother's Day. The menu was very limited. The $16 Caprese salad was only about three bites. The service was awful. This is the second time I've been to Muse and had terrible service, despite the fact there always seem to be managers on the floor. After sitting and getting water (although on guest at our table didn't get any water), I had to ask someone to take our order. They were out of two items on the menu. But, there was also confusion between the kitchen and the wait staff and we kept being told one thing then another. There are so many better options downtown for good food for that price. I can't imagine I'll be giving them another shot.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Great food! Everything tasted wonderful. Perfect mothers day brunch. Even got a flower at the end of the meal!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on April 30, 2016

We loved the ambiance, and the fact that it was quiet enough to hold a decent conversation, but lively enough to enjoy the spirit of the place. Great food for all ages.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2016

This was my first time here, and it was a pleasant experience. The staff is very friendly, & helpful, everyone seems genuinely glad that you decided to eat there tonight. The spicy tomato soup starter with walnut/ basil butter &a homemade wheat bread was delicious. This was followed by the crispy fried shrimp ( also spicy) on a bed of pickled cabbage & cucumber. Also delicious.for the entree I decided on the beef tenderloin special with onion rings, and a Demi glacé sauce. This was tasty, but the meat was medium well, & a little chewy. Overall the meal was a success, & the prices are very reasonable. I'll definitely give it another chance on my next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2016

Muse always delivers. Whether I just need a glass of wine before taking the kids on another round of the discovery center, lunch, dinner and dessert are consistently fantastic.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Great venue. Wonderful service and outstanding presentation of food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 27, 2016

The food was good and the personnel was kind and efficient.i

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Great Easter brunch. Food was very good. People who work at the Muse were very attentive. Will try dinner there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 24, 2016

We had the place to ourselves! Good food, and our server, Devon, was fantastic! She helped us with other things we had planned on our trip.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 28, 2016

Leom was great as a waiter, loved the food, good time!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 21, 2016

Lovely experience with some friends this past Sunday. Ambience is beautiful, staff is super friendly and attentive. Better yet, they're beautiful too! In all seriousness, the food was perfect and I would definitely recommend the yam wedge appetizer. Our server, Brittany, was attentive and friendly, without being overbearing. She had great recommendations and we most definitely will come back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 14, 2016

First visit to Muse. Valentine's date. Restaurant located inside the Anchorage Museum. Both of us had the seafood chowder and grilled halibut. Both were excellent. Would have been nice to have some warm bread and butter with the soup. I had a red wine while my partner had a glass of moscato. Nice wine selection. Finished off sharing a lava cake with ice cream. Way too much icing. Restaurant has no view and little privacy. A little on the loud side. Great service. Overall an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Food was good, but expensive. Wine list extensive, but no descriptions. Beer list disappointing. Service extremely rushed even though most tables were empty. Main course came out before we were done with appetizer. Pricey, but felt kind of cheap. Likely won't go again even though food was very good (...but very rich and salty!!)

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Even though I had made reservations via Open Table, when I got to the Muse they said they had no record of reservations for me. Fortunately, there was plenty of room to be seated.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 5, 2016

Two of the meals were very awesome. The pot pie has a strange twist on it. Not bad but there was a lack of filling. It was really loud. Although we had reservations it took a long time before our waiter came to our table. Long periods of time with very few water refills. It was a Friday night & quite busy. But it seemed as though other tables were getting much more attention.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 5, 2016

We took two out of town guests there and they just loved it. Loved the food. the service was just right . They loved that it was connected to the museum that they thought was great. We started at the museum at 11:00am. Then took a break with an Open Table reservations at 12:30. Then went back to finish seeing the museum after lunch. Great museum. Great lunch break. Great day.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 20, 2016

Muse should have more beer tastings. The service was great the beers were awesome. Had a great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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