Muse at Benaroya Hall

4.1
336 reviews
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Contemporary American
Located in the heart of downtown Seattle at the renowned Benaroya Hall, Muse offers a great combination of convenience and luxury to your pre-concert experience. This season at Muse our brilliant culinary team will be creating weekly pre-fix menus. This way we can highlight the bounty of the seasons from the Pacific Northwest. We are proud to be supporting local farms, such as Local Roots in Duvall, WA and sustainable seafood from Penn Cove Shellfish. We look forward to serving you, our guests, in Muse this season!
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JA
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent and it’s so nice to be able to dine in the Hall before a concert!

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D
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We went for a pre-performance dinner. Our server was great. However our meals came late and lukewarm, had to send them back to be warmed . I ordered from the chef’s menu which included two entree’s and dessert. I chose the dessert when I ordered the meal. At the end of the meal I was expecting the desert, but was told unfortunately they were all out and they served us a complementary chamomile cream Brulé. It was upsetting to know that my order had not been taken care of at the beginning so we settled for the desert offered, did not love it. I appreciated that our server tried to make it right but I expect better from The Muse.

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great hidden dining experience, for symphony patrons!

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j
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing menu with white king salmon which is always a treat and not commonly found in a restaurant. Very quiet and relaxed environment. Good service. Short wine list but some good choices. A very pleasant dining experience before the symphony.

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LI
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been to Muse on many times before . It is great before the symphony. This weekend they chirp fo a buffet, this wasn’t a great idea. The food was like warm.
But we will go back , when they go back to using the menu.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding and the buffet was much better than table service. If the margin would allow for the buffet to be a nightly item that would be a real win.

The food quality was excellent. One of the best experiences in many years.

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BS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We have had lovely meals at Muse in the past. However, they have switched to a buffet, and the change was not welcome. The food did not taste nearly as fresh end it felt overpriced. We will not return until the buffet is gone!

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Buffet was not what we expect from Muse. As good as it could have been, but we are not “buffet people”.

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BA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pre-concert dining. Good food, excellent service. Perfect ambience for conversing with friends.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server, Bobby was great!

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BQ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Wait staff was attentive, martini and coffee good, food not appealing. We were so disappointed in the quality of the food. The dessert was not edible. We were excited to try Muse for our preshow dinner to the New Years Eve Bash at Benaroya. We will not return and I would not recommend to friends.

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L
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Muse was just right...it was an enjoyable fixed menu and so nice to be so conveniently down the hall from the Symphony. I keep going back! 👍🏽

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EK
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delightful service and well priced food. We had a great time for NYE!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was great service from seating to leaving. The environment is excellent and the food presentation is beautiful. Bob was my server and he was very friendly and professional.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great if you're seeing a show. Very pricey but nice.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unusual menu, great waiter, wonderful room, excellent overall

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CA
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the wonderful evening celebrating my husband’s birthday with great food and the Symphony experience that followed.

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ID
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived at 6 pm, before an 8 pm performance. The location is a bit hard to find. You have to get your tickets scanned at the Benaroya Hall lobby entrance, cross the lobby, then around a corner, down a long hall, and finally end up a "The Founder's Room".

It's clear it wasn't originally set up as a restaurant space and is really just a big room with a bar that's meant for hosting a variety of events. However, it was set up very nicely for dining. There were no bad tables.

Our server was great. Very professional but relaxed at the same time.

The food was great. I don't have much to say. It's simple yet classy and well done.

I would come back again next time we're going to a performance at the hall.

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GG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very classy, the servers wear suits instead of uniforms.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Slow service

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w
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good! Server was great! We were there at 6:15pm before a 8pm concert. Our food didn't arrive until 7:30 - way too slow!

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MJ
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our evening started out very well for our pre-preformance meal, our first time at Muse. Four of us were there at Benaroya to celebrate our December birthdays. Initially and throughout most of our time there, the wait staff was attentive and the food was delicious. As the time neared for us to head out to the performance we flagged and waited for the server to bring our bill. I have no idea what happened but she seemed distracted and did not acknowledge our request. By then, almost every other diner had left the room. Finally we had to leave for the performance and the maitre d' told us to go, that he would comp our meals. This was a nice gesture but overall our evening was dampened by the experience.

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DG
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant for pre-symphony. Food is always good with interesting and tasty choices.

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C
Seattle
61 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

A very convenient location for the symphony in Benaroya Hall. Food was lacking considerably. Seared tuna extremely dry with orange risotto which didn’t compliment the dish. The pork loin was served luke warm the first time, then they reheated it, but again very dry with scalloped potatoes that were made hours in advance. We didn’t opt for dessert although the server did offer since the pork loin was cold. $45 seems like a high price to pay for a mediocre meal. We won’t be back.

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M
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional. The food was marvelous. You can tell the cooks are extremely creative I their abilities.

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R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A great place to eat prior to a concert. The French Chocolate cake was enough for 2 people.

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M
Seattle
91 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for dinner before a Benaroya event. Food and service are great as is the convenience of parking in the Benaroya garage and not having to worry about weather and what to do with coats and hats.

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EN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We loved the duck in pastry app. The rest of the food was not as good as we expected, esp. with the price. There was no time to taste dessert, due to the concert schedule. We had been seated with enough time, but the kitchen could not keep up, folks had to rush to get to the hall, even tho we were already in the building.

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an incredible menu, and amazing service. The wait staff are clearly experts at delivering only the best customer service. My waiter preemptively brought me a drink on the house because of the wait time on my food (that I didn't even notice!)! Talk about being on the ball. So amazing!

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B
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

My chicken and vegetables were cold, I asked for asparagus and ended up with rice pilaf - the fixed it, but the asparagus was cold and tough. My husbands pork loin was warm. The flavors were good. - for the price nothing to write home about.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Service as well. On a tight concert schedule we were pleased with the entire evening's experience.

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j
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is inside Benaroya Hall and only available to concert-goers with ticket in hand. The restaurant is located in space overlooking 2nd Avenue. Very convenient for Benaroya concert ticket holders. We usually make a reservation for 6PM with an 8:00 concert. Currently, there are 2 fixed price options--3 courses for $55 and 2 for $45--as well as a la carte choices. The menu is rather limited but of good value.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Food not hot. Pork dry. Potatoes stale and cold. Coffee cold.

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

We were first time customers and the menu was somewhat confusing as to the 2 and 3 course dinners. A short explanation would have helped.
The staff was helpful in getting us the bill so we could get to the concert on time without rushing.

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BW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our first experience at Muse about six months ago was not remarkable because the food did not seem particularly good. This second experience was far better, with well conceived and well served fare. We left feeling that we would be returning with pleasure as it is very convenient before concert events.

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MB
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

If you're going to an event in Benaroya Hall; Muse is your absolute best choice for fine dining. Great food; excellent service; and one of the best Restaurant "Rooms" in Seattle.

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p
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was well done but was soooooooo sloooooooooow.

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d
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

the venue is very nice, cozy and quiet, the people working there are very friendly and accommodating however the food is quite expensive and mediocre at best. my husband 'steak' dish was practically inedible, tough and gristly.

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S
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

This is our second dining experience - food was great. But unfortunately service was poor. Felt like we were being rushed out by the wait staff.

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DK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The most expensive terrible meal ever.

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