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.

Will Burgess joined VMFA as Amuse Restaurant’s Executive Chef in 2022. Hailing from West Point, Virginia, Will received a degree in studio arts with a concentration in painting and sculpture from James Madison University and attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu Chicago. Over the course of his 15 years in the food industry, he has held Sous Chef positions at Marché, DoG Street Pub, Café Provençal, La Tienda, and Duck Duck Goat, and Chef de Cuisine or Executive Chef positions at delish! Catering, The Cellars, and Postbellum. Will’s passion for food began with his grandmother, Ruby, and the time he spent cooking alongside her as a child. He describes his style of cooking as continental European with an Appalachian-to-Southern influence and he is constantly drawing inspiration from both family heritage and exciting new sources such as, at VMFA, the coalescing of art and cuisine. His passion for local product and letting quality ingredients shine leads him to develop relationships with all his purveyors as a way to connect with people at every level of menu development. Above all, he hopes to create simple, delicious food done elegantly and with feeling, and for people to feel comforted and inspired by food in the same way that he is.


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A 20% gratuity may be added to parties of six or more. No separate checks for parties larger than ten.

*These items may be served raw or undercooked. Consuming raw or undercooked foods increases your risk of food borne illnesses.

Please inform your server of any dietary restrictions & we will be pleased to make recommendations