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“Cozy bar, great people, excellent food”

Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Ranked #116 of 984 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$39
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We were able to sneak in and grab 2 seats in the bar with Donnie! He was super friendly, made great recommendations off of the menu and made us feel right at home. Recommend reservations if you want to eat in the dining room, this place is a hit with tourists and locals - and justifiably so!

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Thank slstelling
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This restaurant was located right across from our hotel, and when we saw it we knew it was perfect for us. When we made the reservation we were able to specify which table we wanted outside. The inside is also charming and beautifully decorated with a full bar. Our meal was excellent. We shared a bibb salad as well as the chef's cheese platter. By then we were already quite full so we shared the lamb chops. This was more than adequate for two people. The food was fresh and well prepared, and the restaurant was a perfect contrast to the other highly touted, very large restaurants in Charleston.

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We had dinner at Muse following our daughter's college graduation. This is an old house converted to a restaurant. It has two floors and is very Charlestonian. The food was very good. Our server was a total delight. The interior of this place needs a little work. A few holes in the wall and some areas that need painting. I would still recommend this place for lunch or dinner.

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Thank RemusJ
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We had reservations for 12 on a graduation weekend night. Our reservations were for 8pm, and when the group arrived, we were told that the people at our table ahead of us were running behind and they had to move our reservation to 8:30. They could have contacted the person who made the reservation in advance to let him know. And I know that they had his contact info because a few days before the dinner, they contacted him and said because it was such a large party on a busy weekend, they would need a credit card number to hold the table.

We all crammed in the bar from 8:00 - 8:45 until our table was finally ready. While they did take drink orders a little after 9, they didn't take our meal orders until 9:30, and the food didn't show up until well after 10. Our waitress was anything but friendly and she never came by to see how things were. When the food arrived, it was unanimous that the meals tasted wonderful, but the portion sizes were abysmal. I had the tagliatelle bolognese, no complaints at all other than the portion size, it was delicious. One had the crispy sea bass and one or two the swordfish special, also rave reviews of the flavor but very small portion. One said that her trout was great, but the potato and leek gratin was so strong it took away from the fish. Several had the chef's choice of steak for the night and said it was excellent.

Again, while the meals tasted wonderful, the service and portions were such an incredible disappointment to our family.

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Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Stopped in on a whim and had a bite at the bar. Let me start off with how great the bartender was; very knowledgeable about wine but most of all very friendly.
We had a couple of appetizers, grilled Duck Breast and the Meze Platter, both very good.

Thank DER65
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