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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: 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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  • 18
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  • 8
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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
A very pleasant surprise.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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
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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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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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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NYC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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115 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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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 0 - 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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