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!

 

 

Snacks

Menus change frequently.

Each $4
House Beef Jerky
Kimchi Tater Tots
Deviled Eggs du Jour
House Fries | Ranch
Pimento Cheese Dip
Spiced Pecans

Starters

French Onion | 6
sourdough croutons | Gruyère

Roasted Cauliflower Bisque | 6
fennel pollen

Local Greens Salad
| 7
pansy goat cheese | radish | shallot vinaigrette

Duck Pastrami | 10
cured egg yolk | pea shoots| lemon sorghum syrup

Chicken Liver Pate | 7
crostini | onion| cornichons| mustard

Cheese Plate | 12
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 9
smoked sausage| wine| butter & parsley

Curry Fried Oysters | 10
cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies

Entrées

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 16
celery root & sweet potato hash | smoked tomato sauce | apple horseradish slaw

Coq au Vin | 14
local mushrooms | house bacon | cipollini onions | red wine

Tuna Conserva Nicoise | 15
olives | boiled egg | haricot vert | roasted peppers | herbs & flowers |anchovy vinaigrette

Grilled Ratatouille | 12
creamed spinach |  potato nest

Braised Lamb Shank | 14
white beans | rapini| nasturtium gremolata

Calf’s Liver | 13
parsley | garlic | pan fried potatoes| kale

Bouillabaisse | 17
scallops | fish | mussels | rouille | fennel | grilled bread

Croque Madame | 12
ham & comte cheese | béchamel | fried egg | challah bread | grilled frisee salad

 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 change frequently.

Each $4
House Beef Jerky
Kimchi Tater Tots
Deviled Eggs du Jour
House Fries | Ranch
Pimento Cheese Dip
Spiced Pecans

Starters

French Onion | 6
sourdough croutons | Gruyère

Roasted Cauliflower Bisque | 6
fennel pollen

Local Greens Salad | 7
pansy goat cheese | radish | shallot vinaigrette

Duck Pastrami | 10
cured egg yolk | pea shoots| lemon sorghum syrup

Chicken Liver Pate | 7
crostini | onion | cornichons | mustard

Cheese Plate | 12
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 9
smoked sausage | wine| butter & parsley

Curry Fried Oysters | 10
cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies

Entrées

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes | 26
celery root & sweet potato hash | smoked tomato sauce | apple horseradish slaw

Coq au Vin | 21
local mushrooms | house bacon | cipollini onions | red wine

Grilled Catfish | 20
roasted cauliflower | carrots | brussel sprouts | black bean sauce

Grilled Ratatouille | 19
creamed spinach | potato nest

Braised Lamb Shank | 25
white beans | rapini | nasturtium gremolata

Calf’s Liver | 22
parsley | garlic | pan fried potatoes| kale

Bouillabaisse | 27
scallops | fish | mussels | rouille | fennel| grilled bread

Oven Roasted Pork Chop | 24
house made sauerkraut | roasted fingerling potatoes | beer mustard

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 change frequently.

Each $4
House Beef Jerky
Kimchi Tater Tots
Deviled Eggs du Jour
House Fries | Ranch
Pimento Cheese Dip
Spiced Pecans

Starters

French Onion | 6
sourdough croutons | Gruyère

Roasted Cauliflower Bisque | 6
fennel pollen

Local Greens Salad | 7
pansy goat cheese| radish | shallot vinaigrette

Duck Pastrami | 10
cured egg yolk | pea shoots | lemon sorghum syrup

Biscuits du Jour | 6

Cheese Plate | 12
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 9
smoked sausage | wine| butter & parsley

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

Entrées

Quiche | 12
caramelized garlic | Swiss chard | tapenade

Tuna Conserva Nicoise | 15
olives | hardboiled egg | haricot vert | roasted cherry peppers | fresh herbs & flowers

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 16
celery root & sweet potato hash| smoked tomato sauce| apple horseradish slaw

Stuffed French Toast | 11
apple cinnamon mascarpone cheese | pecans | bacon | maple syrup

Corn Beef Hash | 13
slow poached eggs | toast| hollandaise

Croque Madame | 12
ham and comte cheese| béchamel | fried egg | challah bread | grilled frisee salad

Fritater Totta | 12
kimchi tater tots | spinach| roasted tomatoes | sriracha mayo

Dutch Baby | 11
bacon | goat cheese | scallion | arugula

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.

Cocktails Among Flowers

The Greenhouse | 10
choice of Tanquaray or Tito’s | Cocchi Americano | Celery |  Herbes de Provence Bitters | Soda

Honeycomb | 8
Jameson | Honey Sour | Chamomile Bitters | Amontillado Sherry

Hummingbird | 10
Bison Grass Vodka | Lemon | Dolin Blanc | Crème de Fraise de Bois | Lemon Foam

Marguerite | 12
Espolon Blanc| St. Germain | Apricot |Orange Blossom Water | Lime | Hibiscus| Smoked Rim

Forget-Me-Not | 9
Citadel Gin | Crème de Violette | Lemon | Vanilla | Tonic

Lazy Daisy | 11
Flor de Caña | Licor 43 | Pineapple | Ginger Beer | Hibiscus | Lime

Beauregard | 15
Bulliet Rye | Green Chartreuse | White Port | Cherry

The Light of Day | 13
Trinity Absinthe | Dolin Dry | Lemon | Orange | Cantaloupe | Tarragon

Rendezvous | 13
Calvados | Crème de Mure | Bolan Gentiane Quina |Orange

Belle Vie Martini | 12
Thyme Belle Isle Moonshine | Dolin Dry | Caper Berry

Absinthe Service | 9
choice of Grande Absinthe or Trinity Absinthe | Sugar Cube | Ice Water

Pickle Bloody Mary | 8

 

Signature Champagne Cocktails | 9

Garden Party | Pims | Celery

French Kiss | Ricard | Pineapple

Purple Rain | Cocchi Americano |Crème de Violet | Lemon

American in Paris | American Honey Bourbon | Lemon Foam

Cherry Amour | Grapefruit | Luxardo

Rose 75 | Citadel Gin | Rose | Lemon

Craft Beers

12 oz. bottles and cans | 5

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery | Richmond, VA
Singel

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

Spiked with your favorite house spirit | 9

 

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.