Amuse Restaurant

Amuse Restaurant

A fine-dining restaurant in a top 10 fine arts museum sets the bar high. So we set our expectations even higher. Make a reservation or call 804.340.1580.
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Taking our cue from our unique and inspiring environment (with views into both our Sculpture Garden and the Atrium), we create masterpieces that tickle your sense of aesthetics, along with your taste buds. Amuse is a fun place to dine and hang out with your friends (our bar is one of Richmond’s worst-kept secrets), but we take our food and drink seriously. Chef Greg Haley creates his dishes using only the best of what’s in season, with a focus on local ingredients. And just like the works of art in the museum and on the walls of Amuse, we introduce new masterpiece dishes and cocktails on a regular basis. We also offer a varied choice of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Come on in!

Thanksgiving (SOLD OUT) Dinner, 11:30 am – 8 pm. Click here for a menu. Cost: $55/adults, $28/children under 12 (prices do not include tax or gratuity).

Christmas Dinner, 11:30 am – 8 pm. Click here for a menu. Cost: $62/adults, $30/children under 12 (prices do not include tax or gratuity). Call 804.340.1580 for reservations. Do not reserve online.

 

 

Snacks

Menus are subject to change.

Each $4
House Beef Jerky
Kimchi Tater Tots
Deviled Eggs du Jour
House Fries | Ranch

Starters

Garlic Mushroom Soup | 6
duck & lamb meatball

Heirloom Pumpkin Bisque | 6
brown butter crumbs| pepitas

Local Greens Salad | 7
lotus root| red onion| cucumber | sweet & sour vinaigrette

General Tso’s Veal Sweetbreads | 10
tempura broccolini

Steamed Pork Buns | 9
cucumber| scallion| sweet garlic sauce| pickled onion

Cheese Plate | 12
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 9
lemongrass| coconut | cilantro| Hardywood VMFA Forbidden Beer

Curry Fried Oysters | 10
cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies | micro cilantro

Entrées

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 16
fried green tomatoes| bacon| pimento cheese| hoppin’ john

Crispy Skin Chicken | 13
sunchokes & brussel sprouts| local gala apple sauce | tarragon

Grilled Sockeye Salmon | 15
garlic & ginger glaze| sour carrots| cucumber| crispy wonton| toasted sesame seeds| baby bok choy

Crispy Pork Shoulder | 14
yellow grits| collard greens| red eye gravy

Seared scallops | 15
sweet potato puree| Tuscan kale| puffed farro| hibiscus syrup

Kung Pao Beef | 14
Szechuan peppercorns| red peppers |scallion| cilantro | jasmine rice| Virginia peanuts

Mapo Tofu | 12
fermented black beans| scallion| mushrooms| jasmine rice

Vivreau Purified Water – Complimentary Unlimited Refills – Available in Sparkling by Request Please inform your server if you are a VMFA member to receive a 10% discount!

*These items may be served raw or undercooked. Consuming raw or undercooked foods increases your risk of food borne illnesses.

Several menu items can be modified to accommodate a gluten-free or vegan/vegetarian diet. Please inform your server of any dietary restrictions & we will be pleased to make recommendations.

Snacks

Menus are subject to change.

Each $4
House Beef Jerky
Kimchi Tater Tots
Deviled Eggs du Jour
House Fries | Ranch

Starters

Garlic Mushroom Soup | 6
duck & lamb meatball

Heirloom Pumpkin Bisque | 6
brown butter crumbs| pepitas

Local Greens Salad | 7
lotus root| red onion| cucumber | sweet & sour vinaigrette

General Tso’s Veal Sweetbreads | 10
tempura broccolini

Steamed Pork Buns | 9
cucumber| scallion| sweet garlic sauce| pickled onion

Cheese Plate | 12
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 9
lemongrass| coconut | cilantro| Hardywood VMFA Forbidden Beer

Curry Fried Oysters | 10
cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies | micro cilantro

Entrées

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes | 26
fried green tomatoes| bacon| pimento cheese| hoppin’ john

Crispy Skin Chicken | 22
sunchokes & brussel sprouts| local gala apple sauce | tarragon

Grilled Sockeye Salmon | 24
garlic & ginger glaze| sour carrots| cucumber| crispy wonton| toasted sesame seeds| baby bok choy

Crispy Pork Shoulder | 23
yellow grits| collard greens| red eye gravy

Seared Scallops | 25
sweet potato puree| Tuscan kale| puffed farro| hibiscus syrup

Kung Pao Beef | 21
Szechuan peppercorns| red peppers |scallion| cilantro | jasmine rice| Virginia peanuts

Mapo Tofu | 19
fermented black beans| scallion| mushrooms| jasmine rice

Vivreau Purified Water – Complimentary Unlimited Refills – Available in Sparkling by Request Please inform your server if you are a VMFA member to receive a 10% discount!

*These items may be served raw or undercooked. Consuming raw or undercooked foods increases your risk of food borne illnesses.

Several menu items can be modified to accommodate a gluten-free or vegan/vegetarian diet. Please inform your server of any dietary restrictions & we will be pleased to make recommendations.

 

Snacks

Menus are subject to change.

Each $4
House Beef Jerky
Kimchi Tater Tots
Deviled Eggs du Jour
House Fries | Ranch

Starters

Garlic mushroom soup| 6
duck & lamb meatball

Heirloom Pumpkin Bisque | 6
brown butter crumbs| pepitas

Local Greens Salad | 7
lotus root| red onion| cucumber | sweet & sour vinaigrette

Steamed Pork Buns | 9
cucumber| scallion| sweet garlic sauce | pickled onion

Cheese Plate | 12
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 9
lemongrass| coconut | cilantro| Hardywood VMFA Forbidden Beer

Curry Fried Oysters | 10
cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies | micro cilantro

Biscuits du jour | 6

Entrées

Crispy Pork Shoulder* | 13 yellow grits| collard greens | red eye gravy| slow poached egg

Grilled Sockeye Salmon | 15 garlic & ginger glaze| sour carrots| cucumber| crispy wonton| toasted sesame seeds | bok choy

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 16 fried green tomatoes| bacon| pimento cheese| hoppin’ john

Stuffed French Toast | 11 pumpkin mascarpone cheese | pecans | bacon | maple syrup

Corn Beef Hash | 12 slow poached eggs| toast| hollandaise

House Made Spicy Pork Sausage | 13 fries| sunny eggs| garlic cream

Mapo Tofu Frittata | 11 fermented black beans| scallion| mushrooms

Vivreau Purified Water – Complimentary Unlimited Refills – Available in Sparkling by Request Please inform your server if you are a VMFA member to receive a 10% discount!


*These items may be served raw or undercooked. Consuming raw or undercooked foods increases your risk of food borne illnesses.

Several menu items can be modified to accommodate a gluten-free or vegan/vegetarian diet. Please inform your server of any dietary restrictions & we will be pleased to make recommendations.

Forbidden Cocktails

Lucky Peach| 10
Plymouth Gin|Crème de Pêche|Lillet|Cava|Pink Peppercorn

Blushing Lotus| 9
Tito’s or Bombay Sapphire|Soho Lychee| Cappeletti|Hibiscus|Lemon

The Meridian|10
Hornitos Tequila|Solerno Blood Orange|Ginger|Yuzu Sour|Brown Sugar

Imperial Scroll| 10
Courvoisier|Pedro San Emilio Sherry|Pear-Lemon Foam

The Silk Road | 9
Phoenix Baijiu Chinese Whiskey|Galliano|Luxardo|Yuzu

The Dynasty| 12
Bulleit Rye Whiskey|Averna|Orange|Five Spice Bitters

Szechuan Tiger| 9
Szechuan Flor de Caña Rum|Dolin Rouge|Orange-Chili Marmalade|Black Tea Bitters

Moon & Stars| 9
Belle Isle Moonshine|Cardamaro|Spiced Apple Syrup|Lemon|Black Tea Bitters|Star Anise

Bamboo Bloody Mary| 8
Absolut|Housemade Asian Bloody Mix|Szechuan-Salt Rim

Dancing Dragon| 8
Hardywood Forbidden Beer|Johnnie Walker Black|Crème de Cassis|Lemon

Champagne Cocktails

Combine the listed ingredients with delicious sparkling wine | 9

Double Happiness
Soho Lychee Liqueur|Coconut Jellies

The Empress 
Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur| Orange Juice

 Jade Rabbit   
Midori Melon Liqueur|Grapefruit Juice

Spice of Life   
Licor 43|Five Spice Bitters Sugar Cube

Porcelain Pear    
Apple Jack Brandy|Pear Nectar|Pear-Lemon Foam

Ginger Sparkler    
Canton Ginger Liqueur|Candied Ginger

Craft Beers

12 oz. bottles and cans | 5

Hardywood Park | Richmond, VA 
Forbidden Beer

New Belgium| Fort Collins, CO  
Shift Pale Lager

Blue Mountain Brewery | Afton, VA
Full Nelson Pale Ale

Lost Rhino Brewing | Ashburn, VA
Face Plant IPA

Breckenridge Brewery | Denver, CO
Oatmeal Stout

Legend Brewing | Richmond, VA
Brown Ale

Lucky Drink Company | Qiandaohu, China
Lucky Buddha Lager

Halewood International | Merseyside, England
Crabbie’s Ginger Beer

Soda du Jour|5  Ask your server about today’s house made selection

 

We proudly brew:

illy© Espresso (Regular or Decaf) single | 3.50 double | 4.50 Blanchard’s© “Dark as Dark” Regular Coffee | 3.50 Blanchard’s© “Swiss Water Brazillian” Decaf Coffee | 3.50 Café Latte or Cappuccino | 5 Iced Irish Coffee with Fresh Whipped Cream | 9

Aperitifs, Digestifs, Scotch & Spirits

Cocchi Americano Trinity Absinthe Cocchi Americano Rosa Cocchi Vermouth di Torino Pernod Byrrh Quinquina Lillet Blanc Cointreau Green Chartreuse Yellow Chartreuse Lemoncello Grand Marnier Fernet Branca Benedictine B&B Frangelico Bailey’s Kahlua Trinity Absinthe Grande Absente Pernod Strega Galliano Taylor Fladgate Port MacAllan 18 yr Oban 14 yr Balvenie 12 yr Glenfiddich 12 yr Kelt Cognac Couvoisier Disarrano Amaretto Chambord Crème Yvette Pimm’s No. 1

Vivreau Purified Water – Complimentary Unlimited Refills – Available in Sparkling by Request Please inform your server if you are a VMFA member to receive a 10% discount!

*These items may be served raw or undercooked. Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, shellfish & eggs may increase the risk of food borne related illness. A 20% gratuity may be added to parties of six or more. No separate checks for parties larger than ten.