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Muse by Jonathan Cartwright

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41 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840 (Clarke Street & Thame Street)
+1 401-846-6200
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Opened at the Vanderbilt Grace in Newport Rhode Island to match critical...
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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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner at muse. Vanderbilt grace hotel

Outstanding service Presentation Food Had not visited the dining room for a few years. New chef. Decor. It was a very cold and rainy night with a few people in the bar. We were the only diners in the main dining room. The service and preparation of every dish was extraordinary. Wine offer and... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Newport
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Freehold, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We started out looking at the view of the harbor from the rooftop, which was fantastic. Then we went downstairs and it was all down hill. The restaurant was empty except for us and a bunch of loud 20-somethings who continually marched through to get to the bar (in the restaurant) and bring drinks back to the rooftop. Our waitress... More 

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Newport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Outstanding service Presentation Food Had not visited the dining room for a few years. New chef. Decor. It was a very cold and rainy night with a few people in the bar. We were the only diners in the main dining room. The service and preparation of every dish was extraordinary. Wine offer and explained truly inspiring. The chef has... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My wife and I visited Muse on a quick weekend away in Newport. Restaurant was very tastefully decorated and the added touch of a live piano/singer was very romantic. Food selections were limited but everything we ordered was well prepared and presented. We will visit again if we return to Newport. Added benefit of valet parking is nice when town... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was a marvelous meal. It was a dreadful night outside, the first snow of the season apparently, as we were offered a special drink to celebrate. But inside, it was warm and cozy, and everything more than lived up to expectations. I was expecting stuffy and uninteresting, and instead we got genuine service and sensational food. I remember a... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I also work in the service industry, and when i do have time to enjoy a meal for me service is everything. Muse is a shinning example of how service should be. Detailed and fluent, but never faked. Alex took great care of me from pouring still water to start, glass never below half empty, to a smile when departing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We go out to lunch in Newport quite often. Muse was a place we always meant to try. We finally did, and have returned twice. It is a lovely setting and the food is excellent. It will always be one of our go to places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a wonderful Valentine's dinner. The food was outstanding. It was not overly complicated as others have commented. Appetizer was perfect and the salmon dinner was outstanding. I did not think I would have dessert but so glad we ordered soufflé. The staff were attentive and accommodating. It really was worth the price for enjoying a special evening. Highly... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My wife and I ate here while staying the Vanderbilt grace. It's a great setting, we sat close to the fireplace. Our server was very nice and helpful with the menu. Our meal was good a bit diff than what we are used to at home but good. My wife had the risotto which wasn't rich and creamy like usual... More 

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New York City, New York
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56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We dined here while staying at the Vanderbilt. We ate early at 6pm, which meant that we were able to get a lovely table right in the froint of fire - very nice at that time of year. We started off with some lovely mulled wine and had a great dinner. The food was very fresh and the vegetables complimented... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Newport is full of excellent restaurants but we found Muse really special. The food, the service and the atmosphere are all unusually good, indeed excellent. Our request to share a small plate(poached shrimp), a appetizer (a wedge salad), an entree (a steak) and a dessert (a chocolate mouse) was honored without any problem. many restaurants are too noisy but at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840
    (Clarke Street & Thame Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-6200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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