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Muse by Jonathan Cartwright

41 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-6200
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Ranked #11 of 207 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $50
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Muse last night for our anniversary. We started with drinks on the roof watching the sun set over the harbor and the bridge. Don't miss it if you get the chance. We then were seated in the dining room. Mid week after Labor Day and we had the dining room... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We started out our evening by dining at the Muse by Jonathan Cartwright on the bottom level of the Vanderbilt hotel and did enjoy our time. I have to admit that the food was OK, it was really nothing crazy, my bf had a duck and it was cooked to perfection, my cod on the other hand was not so... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

At their very nice veranda they offer an excellent brunch which was very tasty, little less so for the kids - the service was very forthcoming.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We had a reservation somewhere else for our 5th anniversary but as we were walking back to our inn we saw the signage and made an inquiry. Well it was probably the best decision we made. The service was beyond anything we ever experienced and we are from nyc so we know restaurants. Alex greeted us and throughout the entire... More

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Warwick RI
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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