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

Chilled Strawberry Soup  | 6
buttermilk| shrimp ceviche

Chicken Tortilla Soup  | 6
micro cilantro| avocado

Creamy Kale Salad | 7
cherry tomatoes| red onion| cucumber| carrot| crispy chick peas| tahini dressing

Pickle Jar  | 9
house Tasso ham| rye crostini| dill aioli

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| field peas| spicy mayo

Brazilian Chicken Thigh| 13
smoky red beans| jasmine rice| mango BBQ

Cured & Smoked Trout | 14
French beans| fresh flowers| olives| hardboiled egg| anchovy vinaigrette

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

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

Crispy Pork Shoulder | 15
succotash| salsa roja| shoot salad

Roasted Lamb | 16
fresh pita| marinated veggies| tzatiki

Market Fish | 17
baby bok choy| black bean sauce| beet 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.

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

Starters

Chilled Strawberry Soup  | 6
buttermilk| shrimp ceviche

Chicken Tortilla Soup  | 6
micro cilantro| avocado

Creamy Kale Salad | 7
cherry tomatoes| red onion| cucumber| carrot| crispy chick peas| tahini dressing

Pickle Jar  | 9
house Tasso ham| rye crostini| dill aioli

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
fried green tomatoes| field peas| spicy mayo

Brazilian Chicken Thighs  | 21
smoky red beans| jasmine rice| mango BBQ

Cast Iron N.Y. Strip | 30
Comte mashed potatoes| crispy brussel sprouts| mustard demi

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

Crispy Pork Shoulder  | 25
succotash| salsa roja| shoot salad

Chermoula Lamb | 25
cauliflower | carrots | fingerling potato

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

Market Fish | 28
baby bok choy| black bean sauce| beet 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.

 

Starters

Chicken Tortilla Soup | 6
micro cilantro

Chilled Strawberry Soup  | 6
buttermilk| shrimp ceviche

Creamy Kale Salad | 7
cherry tomatoes| red onion| cucumber| carrot| crispy chick peas| tahini dressing

Pickle Jar  | 9
house Tasso ham| rye crostini| dill aioli

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

Avocado Toast Benedict* | 14
72° eggs| hollandaise| bacon| shoots & radish

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

Pork Chop Biscuit | 15
fried egg| mushroom gravy| asparagus

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

Bonaparte | 12
Rock and Rye Whiskey | Cherry Heering | lemon | sour cherries | cacao bitters

Duke of Earl | 14
Johnnie Walker Black Scotch | Barenjager | lemon | Earl Grey Bitters | soda

Funky Kingston | 13
Courvosier Cognac | Frangelico | banana |
Espresso syrup

Sun King | 12
Espolon Silver Tequila | Cappelletti | lime |Papaya

Faux Real | 9
Hibiscus-infused Bacardi Rum | ginger syrup | lime

The Ambassador | 10
Pimm’s | Potter’s Hopped Cider | cucumber

Chevalier | 16
Bulleit Bourbon | Averna Amaro |smoked bitters

Rio Rio | 9
Leblon Cachaca | lime | demerera simple syrup | cilantro

Summer Moon | 10
Belle Isle Moonshine | Mezcal | vanilla shrub | pineapple

Ivy League | 10
Choice of Citadelle Gin or Tito’s Vodka | Crème de Peche | basil seeds

En Vogue | 11
Bison Grass Vodka | Campari | Dolin Dry Vermouth | watermelon

Warming Cocktails

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

Hot Chocolate with Chartreuse | 8

Signature Champagne Cocktails | 9

Morning Glory | Espolon Silver Tequila | watermelon

Strawberry Fields | Crème de Fraise | Cocchi Americano

Purple Rain | Cocchi Americano |Crème de Violet | Lemon

Honeysuckle | Crème de Peche | Dolin Blanc

The Beehive | Barenjager | lemon

Filigree | Pimm’s | Dolin Dry Vermouth

Craft Beers | 12oz bottles & cans

Stone Delicious ∙ American IPA | Stone Brewing Co | Escondido, CA | 6

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

Ginger Beer ∙ Crabbie’s |Scotland | 8

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

Brooklyn Summer Ale ∙ English Pale Ale | Brooklyn Brewing | NYC | 6

Grapefruit Sculpin ∙ American IPA | Ballast Point Brewing | California | 8

Sorachi Ace ∙ Hopped Cider | Potter’s Craft Cider | Free Union, VA | 9

Woodbooger ∙ Belgian Style Brown Ale | Strangeways Brewing | RVA | 6

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

2014 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay | California

2014 Patient Cottat Sauvignon Blanc | France

2014 Lagaria Pinot Grigio | Italy

2015 J Mourat Rosé | France

2011 Dirler Cade Riesling | Alsace

2011 Sivas-Sonoma Pinot Noir | California

2014 Cane and Fable Cabernet | Paso Robles

2014 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

13 | 39

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.