Set in a pale yellow building on Society Street, Muse lays bare Mediterranean stylings in sophisticated, relaxed quarters. The bar functions as a drawing room, permitting easy introductions and closer inspection of the restaurant's impressive, 100-plus-bottle wine list. Nature provides ideal lighting, as sunlight spills into the dining rooms during evenings in spring and summer. The restaurant serves standout plates, such as tuna carpaccio, sweetbreads, swordfish, and
its signature dish: a delicious, scarcely fried sea bass, served with head and tail intact, over saffron rice and roasted-pepper puree.