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Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar

82 Society St, Apt A, Charleston, SC 29401-1431 (Downtown)
843-577-1102
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Ranked #161 of 716 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $39
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We arrived in Charleston late at night, looking for a restaurant that was still open at 11:30 PM. We were directed to Muse. That was the best piece of advice we were given in Charleston! Muse is a cozy, friendly yet elegant small restaurant in an old house on a side street We found an intimate bar with excellent wine... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We have been visiting Charleston a few time a year over the past decade and have come to see Charles as a food center of the SE. Being familar with the favorites, we wanted to try someplace new. We arrived at Muse at 6:45 for a 7:00pm reservation on 4/4/14. The place was fairly empty. We approached, not greeted by... More

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San Jose, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I can't believe the concierge at the Renaissance recommended this restaurant. Our first impression was of the hostess who was sloppy and unorganized. As we were taken upstairs I almost turned around and walked out...the carpet on the stairs and the walls...disgustingly filthy! We only stayed because we were so tired from traveling all day. The service and the food... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

it epitomizes the TV series in terms of friendliness and "belonging" even as a first-time customer. Only difference is the GREAT food!! After eight years still one of my favorites in Charleston and my definite "go-to!!!"

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Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Great for the after theater crowd, to partake of the theater special. House wines are good and at $4 a pour for happy happy hour, quite a deal. Food was very good, although by 10 pm a number of the entrees were sold out. Great bar atmosphere if you can find a seat in their tiny space, but all in... More

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This restaurant is in a very old house which has not been updated, making the restaurant very quirky...however the food is EXCELLENT. We wish they'd refurbish/restore/paint the inside of the place....it really would make this place be a STANDOUT NOT to be missed.

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Los Gatos, CA
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11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

After several meals in Charleston, we discovered this small gem in an 1868 house. It seems to be a favorite of locals. Low lighting and small dining rooms enhanced the romantic atmosphere, and the locally sourced food was outstanding, especially the carrot-fennel soup and grilled flounder. The wine list was eclectic but interesting, and the server was cordial and knowledgeable.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We spent a long weekend in Charleston enjoying the Food and Wine fest this March (2014). Muse produced the best meal we had by far. No guest chef and no silliness. The menu was fixed, but I couldn't have ordered any better. The goat cheese ravioli was superbly crafted and accented with a light orange tomato based sauce with plenty... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were told about this place by the bellman at the Renaissance hotel across the street. We wanted someplace nearby and with a good bar. It fit the bill perfectly! Our bartender was great and there were only a few other people at the bar. It's a small space, but quaint. It's just what you would think a restaurant in... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We arrived during the daylight hours. Had we not been with guests, my wife and I would have walked out the door. The walls were really dirty. It looked like grease and cigarette smoke smeared over all the walls. The carpet on the stairs needed cleaning, the floors needed to be swept and the windows were streaky. I did not... More

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