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

Local Greens Salad | 10
Cucumber | tomato confit | labneh

House Fries | 6 v
mustard | garlic aioli | ketchup

Cheese Plate | 14 v, gfo
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 9 gfo
house bacon | garlic | white wine | butter | grilled sourdough

Curry Fried Oysters | 10
cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies

Barley Salad† | 9 v
walnuts | raisins | feta | pomegranate vinaigrette

Entrées

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 18
Cumin roasted cauliflower | grilled asparagus | pearl onions | harissa

Spiced Chick Pea Stew | 14 v, df, gf
sweet potato | turnip | tomato | saffron | preserved lemon & parsley

Chermoula Baked Market Fish | 17 gf
lentils | spinach | charred lemon

The Burger* | 15
pimento cheese | bacon jam | bibb lettuce | fries

Chicken Tagine | 16
apricots | olives | couscous

Lamb Shawarma| 15
Tzatziki | salata baladi

Dukkah Fried Trout| 16
Pickled beets | arugula | tahini | spiced fava beans


Dessert

Chocolate Pate | 8
whipped cream | seasonal fruit

Chamomile crème caramel | 8
cookie assortment

Cheese Plate | 14
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Strawberry Shortcake | 8
Whipped cream | local berries


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

† – Contains nuts
v – Denotes vegetarian options
gf/gfo – Denotes gluten-free items or items with a gluten-free option
df – Denotes dairy free item

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

No separate checks for parties of 10 or more.

Starters

Veggie Chili | 7 v, gf
butternut squash | scarlet runner beans | cheddar | sour cream | chestnut bread

Caesar Salad | 10
white anchovy | sour dough crouton

Waldorf Salad † | 9 v, gf
apples | celery | grapes | walnuts | mayo

Duck Pastrami | 12 gf, df
cured egg yolk | local shoots | lemon sorghum syrup

House Fries | 6 v
mustard | garlic aioli | ketchup

Cheese Plate | 12 v, gfo
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 9 gfo
house bacon | garlic | white wine | butter | grilled sourdough

Curry Fried Oysters | 10
cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies

Entrées

North Carolina Trout Almondine† | 26
French beans | baby potato | Meuniere

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 28
shrimp & andouille perlou | lemon butter

Root Veggie Pot Pie | 23 v
celery root | parsnip | peas & carrots | mushrooms | puff pastry | fresh herbs

Moroccan Chick Pea Stew | 21 v, df
sweet potato | turnip | tomato | saffron | preserved lemon & parsley

Market Fish | 27
French green lentils | roasted beets | cauliflower | rutabaga puree

Braised Lamb Shank | 30
crispy polenta | rapini | pomegranate lamb jus

Bouillabaisse | 30
scallops | fish | mussels | fennel tomato broth | rouille | grilled bread

Cast Iron Ribeye | 32
goat cheese gnudi | creamed spinach | butter poached cherry tomatoes


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

† – Contains nuts
v – Denotes vegetarian options
gf/gfo – Denotes gluten-free items or items with a gluten-free option
df – Denotes dairy free item

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.

No separate checks for parties of 10 or more.

 

Starters

Local Greens Salad | 10 gf, v
cucumber | tomato confit | labneh

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits | 6 v
honey lavender butter

House Fries | 6 v
mustard | garlic aioli | ketchup

Cheese Plate | 12 v,gfo
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 9 gfo
house bacon | garlic | white wine | butter | grilled sourdough

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

Barley Salad† | 9 v
walnuts | raisins | feta | pomegranate vinaigrette

Entrées

Stuffed French Toast | 13 vo
peaches | whipped mascarpone | applewood smoked bacon | maple syrup

Tomato Cheddar Omelet | 12 v
sorrel salad | grilled sourdough

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 18
cumin roasted cauliflower | grilled asparagus | pearl onions | harissa

Corned Beef Hash Benedict | 16
homemade English muffin | hollandaise | grilled asparagus

Shrimp & Grits | 16 gf
Andouille sausage | BBQ sauce | grilled scallions

The Burger* | 15
Vidalia onion | tomato | pimento cheese | Iceberg | fries

Shakshuka | 15 v,gfo
roasted red bell peppers | eggplant | San Marzano tomato | baked eggs | fresh baked pita

Dukkah Fried Trout | 15
pickled beets | arugula | tahina | spiced fava beans


Dessert

Chocolate Pate | 8
whipped cream | seasonal fruit

Chamomile crème caramel | 8
cookie assortment

Cheese Plate | 14
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Strawberry Shortcake | 8
Whipped cream | local berries


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

† – Contains tree nuts
v – Denotes vegetarian options
gf/gfo – Denotes gluten-free items or items with a gluten-free option
df – Denotes dairy free item

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.

No separate checks for parties of 10 or more.

* – Denotes a tree nut or seed allergy

Sparkling Cocktails ∙ 10

Love Spell
hibiscus • grapefruit

Carter Mntn.
Apple cider • Barenjager

Mandarin Spice
Mandarin Napoleon • Alspice Dram

Into the Woods
sugar cube • Black Walnut Bitters


Soda du Jour* ∙ 5
Spiked Soda du Jour* ∙ 9
Ask your server for today’s selections


Beer Selection | 12 oz bottles & cans

Coors Banquet Beer | 5
American Lager | Coors Brewing Co | Colorado

Bingo Lager | 7
American Lager | Bingo Beer Co | RVA

Anchor Steam | 7
Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing | San Francisco

Shiner Bock | 6
German Bock Style | Spoetzl Brewery | TX

Fat Tire | 6
American Amber | New Belgium | Colorado

Founders | 7
Porter | Founders Brewing | Grand Rapids


Wines by the Glass | 8oz carafes

Cristalino Cava | Spain | 8/split
Nicholas Feuillatte Brut | Champagne | 18/split
Nicholas Feuillatte Rosé | Champagne | 18/split
VMFA Viognier by Michael Shaps | VA | 13
2016 BR Cohn Chardonnay | CA | 13
2017 Tablelands Sauvignon Blanc | NZ | 11
2017 Empire Estate Riesling | Fingerlakes | 11
2018 Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio | Italy | 11
2018 J Mourat Rosé | Loire, France | 13
2016 Eola Hills Pinot Noir | Oregon | 12
2016 Fableist Cabernet Sauvignon | CA | 13
VMFA Meritage by Michael Shaps | VA | 13


Daily Happy Hour Specials:

Saturday–Wednesday 2:30–4:30 pm
Thursday & Friday from 2:30–6 pm
$2 off Signature & Sparkling Cocktails


Aperitifs, Digestifs, Scotch & Spirits

Cocchi Americano
Cocchi Americano Rosa
Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
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

 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

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!

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