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Muse at the Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-360-7390
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Obviously it’s the most convenient place for lunch after a morning on your feet in the museum! It’s very busy, but our wait was short. Our server didn’t know we were “hers,” but once on her radar, service was good (staff really seems to want...More

Thank stowtraveller
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Museum at the Ringling Museum is a destination in and of itself. The service is polished and affable, the setting is lovely, and the food is very good indeed. Everything looks good, and everything is delicious. The group BLT is wonderful.

Thank Panajody
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't the only ones eating here before a show at the Asolo Theatre. Far a restaurant attached to a museum venue it is very good. Decent wine list and good food. Service is typically efficient, especially if you are show goers. Presentations of the...More

Thank WmECamp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A decent place to rest your feet and refuel. View from terrace was pretty much the best thing about the restaurant. Service was adequate and so was the food, but certainly nothing special. Not a big surprise; often find that dining in museums pretends to...More

Thank Noni314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner with friends at The Muse before attending Ringling by the Bay. We sat on the terrace overlooking the grounds on a beautiful, sunny evening. Service was great and food was delicious. Great presentation and a good variety of entrees. Crab...More

Thank Katherine8183
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was better than I expected. The menu is varied and the plates are served with such artistry that it enhances the experience a big deal. I wish they had a kids menu, though! Everything tastes divine and the service is really good. I like...More

Thank FrancescaMusica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought the grandkids here for lunch while visiting the Circus Museum. The service was excellent and the portions were large. The childrens' menu is very good. We were happy with the experience.

Thank bikehog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the Ringling Museum , the Muse is a perfect place to dine before the Asalo Theatre or after a day at the museum. Dining outdoors is lovely with a beautiful view. Food is good, the trout was excellent. A special appetizer served on...More

Thank Maxine K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to stop while touring the Ringling Museum and Art exhibits. Our waitress Amy was friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive. Plenty of local and traditional options on the menu. Will definitely stop in again.

Thank ACJC7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Considering it is located on the theater’s grounds, it needs to be good, and it is. (Can’t say that about the predecessor) It’s a limited menu and reservations are essential, but much better than running all stressed out trying to make an 8:00 performance from...More

Thank JordanS8
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David K
1 May 2017|
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Response from Mary Ann F | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, especially if there is a production being offered that evening...summer, possibly not so much.
5 April 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-360-7390
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