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 below 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 are subject to change.

Each $4 |  House Beef Jerky, Kimchi Tater Tots, Deviled Eggs du Jour, Grilled Street Corn, House Fries and Ancho Chile Ketchup, Summer Squash Hummus

Starters

Italian Parsley Soup | 6 fresh grated horseradish
Watermelon Gazpacho | 6 celery | ginger sorbet
Local Greens Salad | 7 goat cheese | plums | candied pecan | fig vinaigrette
Caprese | 10 burrata | tomato | purple basil | flaked salt | olive oil & aged balsamic
Cheese plate | 12  fruit| honey | cracker bread
Pork Liver Pâté | 10 gerkins | mustard | crostini | red onions
Mussels | 9 garlic | linguiça sausage | white wine | butter | pecorino cheese | grilled bread
Curry Fried Oysters | 10 cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies | micro cilantro

Entrées

Greek Lamb Pita | 12 home made pita | marinated veggies | raita
Grilled North Carolina Trout | 16 quinoa salad | cucumber foam | cracker bread
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 15 Carolina Plantation rice | succotash| pepper relish
Chicken Korma | 13 almonds | cashews | Saffron Biryani
Lobster Roll | 17 truffle aioli | peppercress |Yukon gold chips
Smoked Tofu | 12 pea shoot pesto | crispy mushrooms| cippolini onions | garlic chips
Cheeseburger* | 14 American, bleu, or cheddar | homemade buttermilk bun | B&B pickles | bacon jam | house fries | ancho chile ketchup

Download Lunch Menu

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.

Snacks

Menus are subject to change.

Each $4  | House Beef Jerky, Kimchi Tater Tots, Deviled Eggs du Jour, Smoked Paprika Pork Rinds, Grilled Street Corn, House Fries and Ancho Chile Ketchup, Summer Squash Hummus

Starters

Italian Parsley Soup | 6 fresh grated horseradish
Watermelon Gazpacho | 6 celery | ginger sorbet
Local Greens Salad | 8 goat cheese | plums | candied pecan | fig vinaigrette
Caprese | 10 burrata | tomato | purple basil | flaked salt | olive oil & aged balsamic
Cheese plate | 14  fruit| honey | cracker bread
Pork Liver Pâté | 10 gerkins | mustard | crostini | red onions
Mussels | 10 garlic | linguiça sausage | white wine | butter | pecorino cheese | grilled bread
Curry Fried Oysters | 10 cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies | micro cilantro

Entrées

Pan Roasted Wild Salmon | 23 wax beans| baby zucchini |arugula
Grilled North Carolina Trout | 24 quinoa salad | cucumber foam | cracker bread
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 26 Carolina Plantation rice | succotash| pepper relish
Chicken Korma | 22 almonds | cashews | Saffron Biryani
Smoked Tofu| 19 pea shoot pesto | crispy mushrooms| cippolini onions | garlic chips
Pork Tenderloin | 24 white beans | bacon | Tuscan kale
Cheeseburger* | 14 | American, bleu, or cheddar | homemade buttermilk bun | B&B pickles | bacon jam | house fries | ancho chile ketchup

Download Dinner Menu

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.

Choice of First Course

Local Greens Salad goat cheese | French breakfast radish | candied pecan | fig vinaigrette or Italian Parsley Soup fresh grated horseradish

Choice of Main Course

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Carolina Plantation rice | succotash | pepper relish or Smoked Tofu pea shoot pesto| crispy mushrooms | cippolini onions | garlic chips or Chicken Korma almonds | cashews |Saffron Biryani

Choice of Dessert

Tres Leches Cake strawberries | pineapple | caramel or Chocolate Pâté fresh whipped cream | berry coulis

Download Prix-Fixe Menu

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.

Snacks

Menus are subject to change.

Each $4  |  House Beef Jerky, Kimchi Tater Tots, Deviled Eggs du Jour, Grilled Street Corn, House Fries and Ancho Chile Ketchup, Summer Squash Hummus

Starters

Italian Parsley Soup | 6 fresh grated horseradish
Watermelon Gazpacho | 6 celery | ginger sorbet
Local Greens Salad | 8 goat cheese | plums | candied pecan | fig vinaigrette
Caprese | 10 burrata | tomato | purple basil | flaked salt | olive oil & aged balsamic
Cheese plate | 14  fruit| honey | cracker bread
Pork Liver Pâté | 10 gerkins | mustard | crostini | red onions
Mussels | 10 garlic | linguiça sausage | white wine | butter | pecorino cheese | grilled bread
Curry Fried Oysters | 10 cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies | micro cilantro

Entrées

Lamb Frittata | 12 spinach | curried raisins | Greek yogurt
North Carolina Trout | 15 quinoa salad | cucumber foam | cracker bread
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 15 Carolina Plantation rice | succotash| pepper| relish
Stuffed French Toast | 11 mascarpone cheese | strawberries | bacon | maple syrup
Lobster Roll | 17 truffle aioli | peppercress | Yukon gold chips
Chorizo Hash* | 14 masa cakes| sunny eggs |corn salsa
Cheeseburger* | 14 | American, bleu, or cheddar | homemade buttermilk bun | B&B pickles | bacon jam | house fries | ancho chile ketchup
Smoked Tofu and Mushroom Quiche | 12 cippolini onions| pea shoot pesto

Download Brunch Menu

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.

Specialty Cocktails

The Singel Sphinx | 8 Drink like an Egyptian with this refreshing beer cocktail — Hardywood Singel | Averna Amaro | Ginger | Lime
Aztec Gold | 10 Mesoamerican margarita with a smoky bite & spice — Hornitos Tequila | Vida Mezcal | Passionfruit | Ancho-Chili Syrup | Sweet & Spicy Salted Rim
Roman Frieze | 10 Classical sipper best al fresco or in the Forum — Rittenhouse Rye Whisky | Cynar | Cardamaro | Regan’s Orange Bitters | Soda Water
Gilded Glass | 11 As delicate as the cathedral windows of Notre Dame — Coriander Vodka | Yellow Chartreuse | Lemon | Dolin Dry Vermouth
La Primavera | 10 Celebrate the Renaissance with our Allegory of Spring — Choice of Gin or Vodka | Cocchi Rosa | Strawberry-Thyme Syrup | Lemon | Rhubarb Bitters
The Dutch Master | 12 A dramatic still life from the Golden age of painting — Bols Genever | Cocchi Vermouth di Torino | Galliano | Angostura Bitters | Lemon
Baroque Float | 11 Swing into this peachy, Rococo cloudscape in a glass — Cruzan Aged Rum | Licor 43 | Ginger | Citrus | White Peach Meringue
The Painted Lily | 12 Talk about a good first Impression — Choice of Gin or Vodka | St. Germain Elderflower | Lavender Bitters | Grapefruit | Pinot Noir
Polynesian Punch | 11 Dreamy Tahitian tiki of which Gaugin would approve — Mt. Gay Rum | Pineapple | Coconut | House Falernum | Dry Fino Sherry | Lime
The Cubist Cocktail | 12 Picasso viewed this drink from multiple vantage points — Absinthe Ice Cube | Bulleit Bourbon | Byrrh Quinquina | Cappelletti Aperitivo Americano
Untitled Composition | 14 Some masterpieces are still in the works — Ingredients to be determined. Ask your server for details.
Amuse Bacon Bloody Mary | 10 Spicy tribute to America’s favorite brunch beverage — Absolut Vodka | Bacon | House Pickles | Pepperoncini Lose the frills, keep the vodka | 7 Sparkling Lemonade du Jour | 5 Ask your server about today’s selection — Spike it with Vodka, Gin, or Tequila | 9 Our signature
Champagne Cocktails combine the listed ingredients with delicious sparkling wine | 9 Posing Beauty Strawberry-Thyme Syrup, Gin & Lemon Lady Day Dolin Blanc Vermouth & White Peach Nectar Queen Bee Licor 43 & Pineapple Juice My Sunday Best Sparkling Rosé & Chambord Raspberry Liqueur Motown Mimosa Capelletti Aperitivo Americano & Orange Juice The Dream Girl St. Germain Elderflower & Passionfruit Juice Dom Perignon Champagne 2003 | 170

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

Download Cocktail Menu

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.