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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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Hours:
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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  • 6
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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
Gem inside the Vanderbilt Grace Hotel

The Muse was a restaurant we stumbled upon when looking for a location for my brothers rehearsal dinner. The atmosphere is beautiful, and the art work is spectacular! It is located in the Vanderbilt Grace hotel, which has one of the most spectacular views of Newport you will find on their roof top... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Muse was a restaurant we stumbled upon when looking for a location for my brothers rehearsal dinner. The atmosphere is beautiful, and the art work is spectacular! It is located in the Vanderbilt Grace hotel, which has one of the most spectacular views of Newport you will find on their roof top bar. The drinks are one of a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

PT Barnum said there's a sucker born every minute ... and many of them come to Muse to drop a bundle on a mediocre meal. Unfortunately, I and my guests are now among them. The service here is extraordinarily amateurish; I can only imagine that J Cartwright is doing some good deed by setting these poorly trained east European "boys"... More 

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ArielleKleinsmith, Restaurant Manager at Muse by Jonathan Cartwright, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. This is incredibly important to us, and whilst we are, of course, disappointed to read that, on this occasion, our service fell short of excellent, we have taken on board your feedback and will try to improve in every way we can. Let us reassure you that our staff receive... More 

Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We decided to make reservation at Muse for our anniversary dinner after reading all the reviews. The restaurant was beautiful and the wait staff were very attentive, however, we felt there was little selections on the menu and did not feel the quality of food was up to standard for our expectations. We realized it was still off season for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A lovely setting in a beautiful hotel. Jacket preferred, linen table cloths, a lovely pianist serenading the diners. I had the poached lobster appetizer, which was the perfect size, and the cardamom butter added a new dimension of flavor. My friend had the pea soup with scallops which she really enjoyed. My husband had the fisherman’s stew which he said... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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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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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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Additional Information about Muse by Jonathan Cartwright

Address: 41 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: +1 401-846-6200
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
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
Average Prices: USD $50
Cuisine: European

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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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