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Muse by Jonathan Cartwright

41 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-6200
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Ranked #10 of 203 restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Clarke Street & Thame Street
Description: Opened at the Vanderbilt Grace in Newport Rhode Island to match critical acclaim a fine dining restaurant under the direction of Grace Hotels' Group Chef de Cuisine, Jonathan Cartwright. Muse delivers international food and wine with homage to many of the local culinary traditions of Rhode Island. The hotel's restaurant offers selected dishes created by Chef Cartwright including some classic New England favorites. Grand Chef Relais and Chateaux Jonathan Cartwright is one of the most celebrated chefs in New England. He is also executive chef at Vanderbilt Grace's sister hotel, The White Barn Inn and Spa in Kennebunk, Maine - the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star dining experience north of New York City.
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Warwick RI
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We have been going to the Muse for 3 years now. We celebrated my birthday the first year and now it's my favorite restaurant. The price fix menu is wonderful ,you leave full and satisfied . The food is incredible the service is spectacular , it is pricy but worth every penny. Make sure after dinner you enjoy the Vanderbilt's... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Dining room was full so we ate in the bar area and it was great. Food was delicious with creative presentation and gracious staff.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Muse has become our anniversary dinner tradition. Start to finish everything about the restaurant has far exceeded our expectations. We will continue to spend our anniversary there.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great experience, our server was extremely attentive and thorough, the food was superb! Atmosphere very quiet and high end as well. Beautiful interiors of the hotel!

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My wife and I recently visited Muse on the occasion of my wife's 71st birthday. We had been there once before a couple of years ago and recalled that a piano player provided an ambience which we had enjoyed. Kristine Wilbur is the pianist and chanteuse; her music was the perfect touch to a romantic and sentimental evening for the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This restaurant was lovely, piano player and singer made it extra special. Menu was creative, food was tasty. Sommelier was excellent! Waitstaff welcomes you by name and continue to address you by name throughout the meal. Our soup arrived cold so we had to send it back, but otherwise, the food was good and the pace of food presentation was... More

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Rhode Island
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I always mistrust 'name' restaurants. If you go to Las Vegas there are several celebrity chefs with their name associated with a restaurant. I doubt if they ever show up and the food is at best mediocre. Worse they try to justify high prices by tricks. My favorite is liquid nitrogen, which never helps the flavor. While Muse doesn't use... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Perhaps ordering from the lower price menu was the problem, but the same items are listed in regular menu. Sauces without distinction, soup pretty but flavorless, ersatz vegetables tough, overall not appealing. Sad but true.

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Mamaroneck, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Great food and ambiance. Very Historical restaurant that almost makes you feel your are in colonial times . Great staff.

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Interlaken
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

We should have known when we arrived and were the only people there to turn around, but we didn't. I'm not sure if Jonathan Cartwright is here, or even who he is, but he needs to put on a disguise and eat at his own restaurant! 85 per person for a meal if this quality is highway robbery! The presentations... More

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mmoody79, Manager at Muse by Jonathan Cartwright, responded to this review

Dear nydd, We thank you for your feedback and are sorry to hear that we did not meet your standards. Chef Jonathan Cartwright is a Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef who visits the restaurant frequently and oversees the creation of all menu items. Our Chef, Basil Yu, works directly with Chef Cartwright and has trained under him for many years.... More

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