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Three Muses Restaurant Review: Three Muses is the collaborative work of chef Daniel Esses, musician Sophie Lee and restaurant manager Christopher Starnes. The tiny stage just inside the front door is the focal point of the long, narrow room. On that stage, from early in the evening (sometimes as early as 6 p.m.), local jazz musicians draw a crowd at a time when most nearby competitors haven’t quite fired up yet. Esses turns out such small plates as lamb sliders with tomato chutney; and butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter. For dessert, there’s banana mascarpone strudel with banana, caramel and Mexican chocolate ice cream. This is a good place to stop in for a cocktail after anywhere else you spend an evening, and there’s a brief wine list too. And don’t be afraid to make a joyful noise --- that’s what this place is all about.