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Muse by Jonathan Cartwright

41 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-6200
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Ranked #16 of 208 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $50
Hours:
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
Staten Island, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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NYC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Food was nothing special, atmosphere was ok. I can't even tell you what we ordered except for caviar, and nothing was memorable. Thought it would be much better. Wouldn't go back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were 2 couples dining early at Muse. It was a cold night and we were warmly welcomed and shown to a well appointed dining room. Service from great drinks through dessert was top notch. Started with very tasty appetizers and then onto salads. Dinners were 2 filets of beef, fish and vegetarian. Wine list was broad and well matched... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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150 reviews 150 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We chatted with the chef several times during out meal. Ariel provided great service. It was very quiet on the evening before Thanksgiving. We enjoyed the beet and goat cheese salad and the terrine as our first courses. The Main courses were excellent too. This was our second time at Muse.....it was just as good as the first time

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Stamford, Connecticut
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38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had a good parking valet who led us to the very nice dining room. This is a large room with only twelve or so tables, well-spaced and on the sophisticated side as 3/4 of the men wore jackets. We came on a Saturday evening during Restaurant Week, but the restaurant was not crowded. The quality of the food was... More 

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

Dear Mr. M, We would first and foremost like to thank you for dining with us during Restaurant Week. We are glad you enjoyed the quality of the food, but are very sorry you did not appreciate the portion size. Because of Restaurant Week, portions were a bit smaller, to ensure guests could enjoy three courses comfortably. As for the... More 

Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There was no valet parking nor signs pointing out where to park. The restaurant was empty. There was supposed to be a trio playing jazz. One of the musicians did not show up, but the two that did were superb. My wife had lobster served over gnocchi and fennel. The lobster was perfect, but very little (my wife said she... More 

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

Dear Mr. H, While we are thrilled you enjoyed the jazz and the service from Barbara, we regret you did not enjoy your meal. We pride ourselves on the presentation of our food, as well as the richness and complexity of flavors; unfortunately sometimes that equates to smaller portions. We would love to invite you back for a meal with... More 

Mahwah, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

"I don't understand why this restaurant gets great reviews on Trip Advisor....yes, the ambiance is wonderful....a softly lit pastel room, with tables that are spread out, an inviting fireplace and lovely and melodic music to set the stage for a memorable evening..but the service and food are less than memorable. No valet attendant to take our car on our arrival,... More 

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

We genuinely regret that you did not completely enjoy your experience with us at Muse. We strive to give the highest and most elegant level of service, and we would love to extend an invitation for you to give us another opportunity to do so. We truly wish to provide an unforgettable dining experience, so please allow us to give... More 

Kings Park, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Very fine restaurant in the heart of newport... The service was attentive without being overbearing... The setting is elegant yet not stuffy or uncomfortable... The menu choices offer something for every palate... Very pleased with the overall experience ~ it's not somewhere to dine if you're on a budget but foodies will recognize the value you get for the price.

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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 0 - 50
Cuisine: European

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