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

Oxtail Chili | 6
cornbread croutons| sour cream

Celery Root Bisque | 6
black vinegar reduction

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

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

Homemade Scrapple* | 9
slow poached egg| grilled Billy Bread| pickled onions

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
hoppin’ John | green tomato chow chow   

Crispy Skin Chicken | 13
roasted cauliflower & carrots | house bacon| chicken consommé

Grilled Rockfish | 15
milk braised fennel | rutabaga puree| beet vinaigrette

Mapo Tofu | 12
mushrooms| scallion | jasmine rice| black bean sauce

Braised Lamb Shank | 14
San Marzano tomatoes | polenta | buffalo parmesan | broccoli rabe

Ridiculous Reuben | 12
7 day corned beef |1000 island | 30 day kraut | gruyere | overnight rye | Yukon gold chips

Hushpuppy Fried Catfish | 13
grits & greens| roasted chili tartar sauce

Cuban Pork Press | 12
braised pork shoulder | ham | gruyere | pickles | beer mustard | black bean 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

Oxtail Chili | 6
cornbread croutons | sour cream

Celery Root Bisque | 6
black vinegar reduction

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

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

Homemade Scrapple* | 9
slow poached egg | grilled Billy Bread | pickled onions

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 | 26
Hoppin’ John | green tomato chow chow

Crispy Skin Chicken | 19
Roasted cauliflower & carrots | house bacon | chicken consommé

Grilled Rockfish | 27
Milk braised fennel | rutabaga puree | beet vinaigrette

Mapo Tofu | 18
mushrooms | scallion | jasmine rice
black bean sauce

Braised Lamb Shank | 24
San Marzano tomatoes | polenta | buffalo parmesan| broccoli rabe

Cast Iron Ribeye | 30
black truffle gnocchi | brussel sprouts | pine nut puree

Hushpuppy Fried Catfish | 20
grits & greens| roasted chili tartar sauce

Pork Belly Noodle Bowl* | 19
fresh ramen | smoky broth | 63° egg | pickled onions | cilantro & sambal

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

Oxtail Chili | 6
cornbread croutons | sour cream

Celery Root Bisque | 6
black vinegar reduction

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

Homemade Scrapple | 12
yellow grits | pickled onions | slow poached eggs | grilled Billy Bread

Hushpuppy Fried Catfish | 13
grits & greens | roasted chili tartar sauce

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 16
Hoppin’ John | green tomato chow chow 

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

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

Cuban Pork Press | 12
braised pork shoulder | ham| gruyere| pickles| beer mustard| black bean salad 

The “Fritater Totta” | 12
kimchi tater tots | mushrooms| scallion| black bean sauce

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.

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 Singel 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 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

 

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.