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

Chicken Tortilla Soup | 6
micro cilanto 

Power Greens Soup | 6
quinoa crisp

Local Greens Salad | 7
toasted almonds | grapes | dates | champagne vinaigrette

Asparagus* | 10
garlic| buffalo milk parmesan| 63° egg

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
Carolina rice | collard greens | pepper relish 

Braised Chicken| 14
Swiss chard | olives | chick peas | couscous

Open Faced Pork Pate | 14
fennel kraut | mustard | pickles | sourdough

Roasted Mushrooms | 14
English peas | spring onion | radish | pecorino polenta cake

The Burger* | 13
pimento cheese | bacon jam | pickles | fries

Chermoula Lamb | 15
cauliflower | carrots | fingerling potato

Bouillabaisse | 16
scallops | mussels | fish | fennel | rouille | grilled bread

Market Fish | 17
grilled frisée | beets | green goddess| potato nest

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

Chicken Tortilla Soup | 6
micro cilantro

Power Greens Soup | 6
quinoa crisp

Local Greens Salad | 7
toasted almonds | grapes | dates | champagne vinaigrette

Asparagus | 10
garlic | buffalo milk parmesan | 63° egg

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 | 26
Carolina rice | collard greens | pepper relish 

Braised Chicken | 21
Swiss chard | olives | chick peas | couscous

Royal Sea Bass | 28
baby turnips | romanesco | taramasalata| pickled onions

Roasted Mushrooms | 21
English peas | spring onion | radish | pecorino polenta cake

Cast Iron New York Strip | 30
Comte cheese mashed potato | broccolini | bone marrow butter

Chermoula Lamb | 25
cauliflower | carrots | fingerling potato

Bouillabaisse | 26
scallops | mussels | fish | fennel | rouille | grilled bread

Market Fish | 28
grilled frisee | beets | green goddess | potato nest

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

Chicken Tortilla Soup | 6
micro cilantro

Power Greens Soup | 6
quinoa crisp

Local Greens Salad | 7
toasted almonds | grapes | dates | champagne vinaigrette

Biscuits du Jour | 6

House Fries | 6
spicy mustard| garlic aioli | ketchup

Cheese Plate | 12
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 9
house bacon | wine | butter & parsley

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

Entrées

Quiche | 12
house sausage | leeks | goat cheese | spring pea pesto

The Burger* | 13
pimento cheese | bacon jam | pickles | fries

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 16
Carolina rice | collard greens | pepper relish

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

Fried Chicken & Grits | 13
tomato marmalade | shaved brussels sprouts

Open Faced Pork Pate | 14
fennel kraut | mustard | pickles | sourdough

Smoked Trout | 13
haricot vert | olives | spring flowers | anchovy vinaigrette | hard boiled egg

Asparagus Benedict* | 13
mushrooms | 63° eggs | hollandaise | fresh biscuit

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.

Cocktail Selection

The Drinker | 9
Toasted Almond Beefeater Gin | Cappelletti | Cocchi Torino |

Age of Bronze | 14
Glenlivet Scotch | Laphroaig Scotch | Dry Vermouth | Cranberry Orange Spice | Bitters

Belle of the Ball | 11
Belle Isle Moonshine | Pomegranate | St Germain | Lemon | Rosemary Apple Cider Shrub

Final Touch | 9
Rittenhouse Rye | Becherovka | Maple Sour | Red Wine Float

The Camille | 12
Bison Grass Vodka | Poire Williams | Lillet | Vanilla Foam | Pear

Gates of Hell | 14
Hornitos Tequilla | Persimmon | Canton | Mezcal Spritz | Smokey Ancho Rim

Fig Leaf | 16
Fig-Infused Bulleit Bourbon | Byrrh | Black Pepper Bitters

Siren’s Song | 8
Choice of Citadelle Gin or Tito’s Vodka | Crème de Cassis | Dolin Blanc | Lemon | Tonic | Fennel Bitters

Suzette | 14
Butter-washed Flor de Cana Rum | Gran Marnier | Lemon

Stone Love | 9
Applejack Brandy | Cardamaro | Crème de Mure | Lemon Bitters

Warming Cocktails

Very Sherry | 15
Balvenie Scotch | Jameson Black Whiskey | Pedro Ximenez Sherry

Hot Chocolate with Chartreuse | 8

Signature Champagne Cocktails | 9

Metamorphasis | Cassis | Dolin Dry Vermouth

Eternal Spring | Solerno | Pomegranate

Purple Rain | Cocchi Americano | Crème de Violet | Lemon

Le Boheme | Becherovka | Grapefruit

First Snow | Allspice Dram | Vanilla Bean Foam

Rosemary 75 | Citadel Gin | Rosemary | Lemon

Craft Beers | 12oz bottles & cans

Rare Vos ∙ Amber Ale | Brewery Ommegang | New York | 8

Stella Artois ∙ Euro Pale Lager | Stella Artois | Belgium | 5

Ginger Beer ∙ Crabbie’s | Scotland | 6

Tripple Belgium-Style Ale ∙ Triple | New Belgium Brewing | Colorado | 5

La Chouffe ∙ Belgian Strong Ale | Brasserie d’Achouffe | Belgium | 8

Sculpin IPA ∙ American IPA | Ballast Point Brewing | California | 7

Absinthe Service | 12
Grand Absinthe, France OR Trinity Absinthe, Colorado

Soda du jour | 5
Ask our server for today’s selections
Spiked with your favorite house spirit | 9

 

Wines by the Glass | 8oz carafes

NV     Cristalino Cava | Spain

NV     Nicolas Feuillatte Brut | France

NV     Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé | France

2013 VMFA Viognier by Michael Shaps | Virginia

2013 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay | California

2013 Patient Cottat Sauvignon Blanc | France

2013 Lagaria Pinot Grigio | Italy

2013 J Mourat Rosé | France

2014 Dr. Loosen Riesling | Germany

2011 Sivas-Sonoma Pinot Noir | California

2013 Cane and Fable Cabernet | Paso Robles

2013 Ramsay Merlot | California

2010 VMFA Meritage by Michael Shaps | Virginia

split | 8

split | 18

split | 18

13 | 39

13 | 39

11 | 33

11 | 33

11 | 33

12 | 36

12 | 36

13 | 39

12 | 36

11 | 33

Happy hour specials daily:

Saturday-Wednesday 2:30-4:30, Thursday and Friday from 2:30-6

$3 off champagne cocktails, $2 off signature cocktails,

$2 off craft beers

 

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.