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“Muse cafe detracts from museum's ambiance”
Review of The Muse Cafe

The Muse Cafe
Ranked #172 of 324 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

The theatre-level facility itself is surprisingly small and thus cramped compared to the parent museum's open architecture and spaciousness. The food counter and prep space - and the lone staff member - are located around a small corner, and not visible when one first enters: visually a bit shabby, to be honest. The staff needed to be roused from texting, but was friendly enough thereafter. My order was taken promptly, but the staff did not know that a white zinfandel was available nor whether the wine was oak-aged. The veggie wrap was ample and tasty, and I was able to eat outside in the adjacent sculpture garden. The meal's cost was a bit high, but attributable to its function as a funding source for the museum itself.

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

I was impressed with my food but also the staff at the Muse Cafe. If you get a chance go downstaires at the Art Museum to the Muse Cafe for something to eat. You will be happy you did.

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Reviewed November 23, 2011

You can find The Muse Cafe' in the lower level of the Palm Springs Art Museum. It is open during museum hours but you don't have to purchase a museum admission just to visit the restaurant. Use the north entrance to the museum, down the stairs.

The ambiance is a clean, pleasant, modern look with black-and-white photos of various Hollywood personalities adorning the walls: Rock Hudson washing his Oldsmobile convertible; Elizabeth Taylor catching some rays; speaking of rays, bandleader Ray Anthony chatting with Frank Sinatra; Alfred Hitchcock and a lot more. It's kind of fun looking at all the pictures of movie stars.

OK, the food ... A bowl of soup will set you back $6, you can get a ham and swiss sandwich or quesadilla is $7 and the most expensive thing on the menu is a chicken, mozzarella, roasted red pepper and pesto panini wrapped up in a flour tortilla for $10.50. Basic lunch counter stuff, but OK.

Whether you're visiting the the Palm Springs Art Museum or just want a quick, quiet lunch away from the hustle and bustle of Palm Canyon drive, The Muse Cafe' should be considered.

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Thank Glen K
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Reviewed February 10, 2017
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