Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar at 82 Society Street is where food and wine meld together in harmony in the Mediterranean tradition. Muse has embraced this Mediterranean theme in a comprehensive fashion - from its frescoes, grape cluster wall sconces, Pompeian red dining room, faux painted plaster walls, ceiling medallions and Ravello ceramic dishes.
The soothing decor with candlelit tables give testament to the time and care owner Beth Anne Crane spent fashioning Muse. The hand-crafted majolica plates and dishes speak to an ancient aesthetic. Muse feels good, comfortably familiar, slightly exotic, sultry and alluring.
Chef Howard LaFour uses simple bold flavors while performing unique interpretations of classic dishes. “Our food at Muse works in tandem with fine wines from around the world, but still strives for its own unique signature palate.”
The Muse menu unites local seafood and Carolina coast vegetables with spices and cooking traditions from the Mediterranean. Savor the influences of France, Italy, Spain, Morocco and the Middle East with selections that include Seared Scallops Topped with Gremolata and served with Fazzoletti, Lamb Grilled and served with Butterbean Hummus, Romesco Sauce and an Olive Tapenade.
Muse is splendid, intimate and inviting, with 100 wines by the glass that can be paired to almost any mood or fancy. The spirit of the Alhambra, the Bedouin, and the bazaars of the ancient spice road glow in the dim candlelight as they wash upon the shores of Greek, Italian and Iberian heritage.
Dinner from 5:30 to 10:00 PM Daily, Late Night Menu Friday and Saturday 10 PM 'till Midnight; Sunday Brunch from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM. www.charlestonmuse.com
Restaurant & Wine Bar
82 Society Street
Charleston, SC 29401