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Muse by Jonathan Cartwright

41 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-6200
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Ranked #13 of 206 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
Stamford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had a fabulous meal at The Muse. The food, the restaurant team and the atmosphere were all great. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant and really hope to return one day.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We did not have dinner here, but did get drinks and appetizers. The drink menus is amazingly long! It was awesome! The apps (tuna poke and charcuterie) were very good as well. Service was good. There was a lounge singer/piano player who started around 6pm on the Saturday evening we were there. Ambience was really nice.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had a very strange night at Muse, on a Tuesday after the summer season where there were no other diners. Normally, that creates a very uncomfortable feeling, but the graciousness of the surroundings and the staff, and the quality of the food, were such that we felt we were having our own "Gilded Age" moment. My husband declared his... More

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wow - this place is fantastic! We ate on a Sunday evening and there was only one other couple in there, however this did not take away from the atmosphere. There was a pianist playing which was nice. The service was attentive and the food amazing. It was expensive but for a special occasion I would definitely recomend eating here... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Was staying at the Vanderbilt Grace and decided to have dinner at Muse. Smoked Lobster over Corn Puree is out of this world. One of the most creative appetizers I have ever had. Service was excellent. The piano player was a nice touch too. For dessert had the beignets, which were good by them selves, but the basil ice cream... More

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had our very special and AMAZING 20th Anniversary dinner here. From the time we walked through the door, the evening was simply spectacular! The service was impeccable. Our waitress greeted us with a complimentary glass of champagne as soon as we sat down at the table, remembering that we were celebrating our special anniversary. I was so touched by... More

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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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