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“Busy place”
Review of Muse

Muse
Ranked #72 of 891 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th Avenue
Description: The museum's Muse restaurant is the lunch destination for foodies. New offerings include sandwich specials and yam wedges with basil aioli. Now open during museum hours, except Fridays when we're open till 9 pm. Eat inside, or on the outdoor patio. Join us for our monthly beer tastings (1st Friday of the month) Piano Fridays starting May 5. Wine pairing with Chef selected appetizer specials.
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Located in the Anchorage Museum, this place is very busy during the height of tourist season and you may end up waiting a significant amount of time for a table or service--this is a problem if you are on a timed tour and your bus leaves at a set time. However, if time is not your master or you can visit during non-prime time, the food is outstanding. You can visit the Anchorage Museum, eat at the Muse and then visit the gift shop. Prices are in line with it status as a high end tourist place but not the worst in town. Service is good--during the rush, they could easily use twice the space. In good weather there is some outdoor seating. Don't know that I would take very young children here. There is also a small coffee and snack bar in the old part of the museum in the atrium area where the kids can run around a bit. Might be a better spot for the young ones.

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Reviewed 8 January 2014

A great place to eat and drink in downtown Anchorage; half-price appetizers from 4 -> 6 on Thur, Fri, & Sat. When they have live entertainment, it is always excellent. Service is excellent. I'd definitely make reservations for the half-price appetizers and for weekend dinners.

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Thank Orangegator
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

We were looking for a place to walk to for lunch in downtown Anchorage. Not bad at all, but not worth a special trip.

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Thank super1dan
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Great tasting food but that is where the good ended.
(keep in mind the place is 80% empty during our visit)

-Hostess asked for a minute because she was swamped. She assumed we (2) were walk-ins but never asked. After a minute I said we had a reservation... "Oh, let me seat you then."

-Ordered drinks. Studied the menu, ordered, salad was served, and finally the drinks show up.

-Staff sets table for 8. Hostess brings them back and sets them at a different table. Then we all got to hear how the other table was set for them... well their seated now so we shouldn't move them... blah blah blah and we all have to listen to this... (very unprofessional and undesirable to sit through)

-Food was served and tasted very good. Only problem I have with the kitchen is when 2 equally priced plates show up but one meal is a fraction of the size as the other. I left there hungry. Just not right.
All-in-all it seemed as if they were a new business. Probably won't be back anytime soon.

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Thank watrmite
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Enjoyed the Alaska Benedict with king crab. Very tasty and adequate portion size. Kids had Mac and cheese and liked it but was small portion. Wife had a sandwich that she shared with our daughter since it was good sized. Service a little slow. 30 minutes before we received our food.

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Thank Michael B
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