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!

 

Starters

Miso Soup | 6
mushroom| scallion| tofu

Watermelon Soup | 6
beets| basil

Local Greens Salad | 7
Sungold tomatoes| feta |radish| preserved lemon

Tuna Tartare* | 12
avocado| sesame tuile |yuzu |red boat salt

House Fries | 6
spicy mustard| garlic aioli| ketchup

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
fried green tomatoes| bacon| corn relish| pimento cheese

Green Tea- Smoked Chicken | 14
sticky rice| pickled carrots| fresh herbs| green tea broth

Tempura Salmon Roll* | 15
spicy mayo| pickled ginger| shoyu| soba noodle salad

Smoked Tofu | 12
crispy mushrooms| baby leeks |roasted carrots| black garlic puree

Cheeseburger* | 15
house roll| bacon jam| cheddar| B&B pickles| kimchi tater tots

Pork Belly Noodle Bowl* | 13
ramen| smoky broth | baby bok choy|onion pickles| slow poached egg

Seared Scallops | 17
zucchini “linguini”| cherry tomatoes|roasted garlic |marjoram butter

Crispy Skin Red Snapper | 18
shoyu| scallion| wakame

 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.

Sample menu. Dinner menu changes weekly to reflect seasonal offerings.

Starters

Miso Soup | 6
mushroom| scallion| tofu

Watermelon Soup | 6
beets| basil

Local Greens Salad | 7
Sungold tomatoes| feta |radish| preserved lemon

Tuna Tartare* | 12
avocado| sesame tuile |yuzu |red boat salt

House Fries | 6
spicy mustard| garlic aioli| ketchup

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
fried green tomatoes| bacon| corn relish| pimento cheese

Green Tea- Smoked Chicken | 21
sticky rice| pickled carrots| fresh herbs| green tea broth

Grilled King Salmon | 26
spicy napa cabbage| sesame jasmine rice| pickled giner

Smoked Tofu | 19
crispy mushrooms| baby leeks |roasted carrots| black garlic puree

Braised Lamb Shank | 23
white beans| rapini| nasturtium gremolata

Seared Scallops | 25
zucchini “linguini”| cherry tomatoes|roasted garlic |marjoram butter

Cast Iron N.Y. Strip | 32
goat cheese gnudi |filet beans|foie gras butter| grilled scallions

Crispy Skin Red Snapper | 27
shoyu| scallion| wakame

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.

 

Starters

Miso Soup | 6
mushroom| scallion| tofu

Watermelon Soup | 6
beets| basil

Local Greens Salad | 7
Sungold tomatoes| feta |radish| preserved lemon

Tuna Tartare* | 12
avocado| sesame tuile |yuzu |red boat salt

Biscuits du Jour | 6

House Fries | 6
spicy mustard| garlic aioli| ketchup

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

Pork Belly Noodle Bowl* | 13
ramen| smoky broth | baby bok choy| onion pickles| slow poached egg

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 16
fried green tomatoes| bacon| corn relish| pimento cheese

Stuffed French Toast | 11
mascarpone cheese | peaches| bacon | maple syrup

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

Cheeseburger | 15
house roll| bacon jam| cheddar| B&B pickles| kimchi tater tots

Togarashi Tofu Scramble | 11
mushroom| baby leek| carrot| black garlic puree

Okonomiyaki | 12
Napa cabbage| shrimp| scallion| spicy mayo| shishito | wakame

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.