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101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA
(760) 322-4895 ‎
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent soup and sandwich

My wife and I always catch lunch at the Muse while we are waiting for a movie during the Film Festival. The food is always good and the volunteer staff is always friendly and helpful. We recently shared a sandwich and soup which was very delicious and don't forget the chocolate cookies!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dale H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I always catch lunch at the Muse while we are waiting for a movie during the Film Festival. The food is always good and the volunteer staff is always friendly and helpful. We recently shared a sandwich and soup which was very delicious and don't forget the chocolate cookies!

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Thank Dale H
Astoria, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband and I shared a grilled cheese sandwich with avocado and tomato - served with chips and salsa. There is inside seating, but a lovely volunteer suggested we eat outside in the sculpture garden - thanks to her we had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch. The menu is varied and offers enough for most peoples' tastes. Food is really good... More 

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Thank chobham241
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Very nice restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was very good. Its close to downtown Palm Springs so you dont have to worry about getting around. Also close to local gaybar. Would definitely recommend!

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Thank Brozzzi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Spacious, Artistic, Self-Serve Drinks ... I needed plenty of Iced Tea after a morning hike in the desert ... quite lovely start to my afternoon of art!

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Thank visuality
Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Muse is a pleasant spot for a break if you're enjoying the P S Art Museum, but we enjoy it for a quick lunch without entering the museum proper. You can eat in a lovely sculpture garden most of the year. Service is friendly and the food is fresh and delicious.

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Thank CaFrancophile
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We like this little getaway in the bottom floor of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Even on a very hot day we were able to sit outdoors in the zen-like sculpture garden with shade and a cool breeze. The menu is limited but everything is freshly made. The service is friendly, with volunteers providing table service after you place your... More 

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Thank SophiagoestoItaly2
Palm Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I always enjoy eating here. The menu has a nice selection. Everything is always fresh, and pleasing to the eyes. Reasonably priced with nice decor. Museum membership will get you 10% discount. One small rant. The inside dining area is also the route to one of the sculpture gardens. If the museum is busy lot's of traffic walking through.

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Thank josch1122
Palm Springs CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is the cafe hidden downstairs in the PS art museum. Just simply a great little cafe with fresh and appealing food. I've only had the salads but the sandwiches look great. Everything is homemade and the staff is always attentive and friendly. It's an extra delight to be able to eat in the sculpture garden.

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Thank CrankyTravler
Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

It is a simple cafe in the museum that has wraps and sandwiches and soups and some desserts. nothing to rave about, nothing to complain about other thatn for what it is, it is a little pricey. I wouldnt go there as a food destination bit it is ok to grab a quick bite while waiting to go to a... More 

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Thank Barbara M
Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great way to end or begin your visit to the Palm Springs Art Museum. Lots of excellent healthy food choices, and weather permitting a lovely outdoor patio with great art to enjoy.

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  • Address: 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: (760) 322-4895 ‎

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  • Cuisine: American

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