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“Dinner food good, service bad. Breakfast service exquisite!”
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Muze
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Ranked #333 of 3,216 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 12th Street
Transit: Smithsonian (Orange and Blue Line) and L'Enfant Plaza (Yellow Line).
Description: Blending contemporary design with space, light and scenic waterfront views of the Washington Channel, Muze offers an alluring ambiance in which to indulge in modern American cuisine with an Asian twist. Muze's distinctive design featuring dark wood banquets, floor-to-ceiling windows and dramatic wine cabinets provides the perfect backdrop for the exquisite and diverse menu, developed under the direction of Executive Chef Adam Tanner and his talented culinary team. Showcasing cuisine that reflects an 'East West Kitchen' concept, dishes feature only the finest local produce combined with the distinctive flavors of South East Asia. Our convenient all-day dining menu, seasonal outdoor seating on a terrace overlooking the hotel's gardens and open fire pits offers a choice of personalized dining options. A selection of hand-crafted cocktails and a comprehensive wine list enhance the dining experience.
Charleston, West Virginia
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40 reviews
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“Dinner food good, service bad. Breakfast service exquisite!”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a late dinner and for some reason they serve everything in these large deep bowls (which was difficult for my elderly aunt to manipulate her salmon or cut her vegetables in.) She loved what she could get to. I had a roasted beet appetizer (on a flat plate and it was yum) and veggie salad (in large bowl) with delish dressing. Also had gazpacho soup (again a huge bowl) and though the flavor was good, it was akin to thick tomato soup. Did fish out a couple cherry tomato halves. A flurry of service at the outset (they want to know your name to personalize) and then nada. Food came quickly, then soon after the check, never saw our server again. Breakfast was a world of diff. Service was attentive, not cloying, from beginning to end. And none of that deep bowl stuff either. Appropriate plates and normal bowl for oatmeal. There was a continental buffet, but we chose from the menu. Breakfast was perfect in every way!

Visited June 2014
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Simi Valley
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant in the hotel”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

I ate here for both breakfast and dinner. The food was wonderful and the service was impeccable. They have a decent wine by the glass list and nice selection of items on the menu.

Visited May 2014
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Purcellville, VA
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice, respectful service and solid food.”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

We enjoyed our late dinner and view of the marina. The Caesar salad was refreshing and plentiful. Good food and beverage selection.

  • Visited May 2014
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Washington, DC
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“good breakfast but nothing else”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

My friend and I had breakfast here on Sunday April 6 before our Cherry Blossom viewing in Tidal Basin. I ordered breakfast buffet and my friend ordered from menu. The food was good so we did not have a problem paying $70 for two. If we come back next time, we will bring a tablecloth and some flowers for our table. This place is very bland and noisy. The only thing that reminds us about a restaurant are the cloth napkins.

  • Visited April 2014
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Over priced”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch here today with our administrative assistant for Administrative Professionals' Day. With tip, the bill was almost 40 bucks a person for two salads, two sandwiches, 1 dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. That would've been OK if the food was outstanding. Unfortunately, it was not. It was just mediocre. The service was excellent and the restaurant is very pretty. But, as they say where I grew up, you can't eat the wallpaper. Unless you're on an expense account, I would think twice about dining here, because the value ain't great.

Visited April 2014
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