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

Spring Vegetable Soup | 6
mint | yogurt

Oyster Stew | 6
crackers | house hot sauce

Local Greens Salad | 9
chevre | tomato | compressed watermelon | blood orange dressing

Escargot | 11
garlic | parsley | wine

House Fries | 6
mustard | garlic aioli | ketchup

Cheese Plate | 12
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 9
house bacon | white wine | butter | grilled bread

Curry Fried Oysters | 10
cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies

Entrées

Market Fish | 17
brandade | asparagus | tomato | lemon & herb vinaigrette

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 16
French green lentils | basmati | crawfish butter

Veal Sweetbreads | 18
shallot confit | house bacon | spinach | brandy & butter

Chestnut Polenta & Truffles | 19
English peas | Parmigiano-Reggiano | poached egg

Duck Confit | 16
ricotta & chard strozzapreti | red wine duck glace | cured egg yolk

Lobster Roll | 18
homemade roll | chervil | pickled vegetable salad

Pulled Pork Croquettes | 14
vidalia onion | baby carrots | fava beans | black garlic broth

Chicken Marengo | 14
mushrooms | tomato broth | fingerling potatoes


*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. 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

Spring Vegetable Soup | 6
mint | yogurt

Oyster Stew | 6
crackers | house hot sauce

Local Greens Salad | 9
chevre | tomato | compressed watermelon | blood orange dressing

Escargot | 11
garlic | parsley | wine

House Fries | 6
mustard | garlic aioli | ketchup

Cheese Plate | 12
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 9
house bacon | white wine | butter | grilled bread

Curry Fried Oysters | 10
cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies

Entrées

Market Fish | 27
brandade | asparagus | tomato | lemon & herb vinaigrette

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes | 26
French green lentils | basmati | crawfish butter

Veal Sweetbreads | 26
shallot confit | house bacon | spinach | brandy & butter

Chestnut Polenta & Truffles | 27
English peas | Parmigiano-Reggiano | poached egg

Slow Roasted Duck Breast | 30
ricotta & chard strozzapreti | duck leg confit | red wine duck glace | cured egg yolk

Lobster Thermidor | 32
braised fennel & leeks | fried spinach

Pulled Pork Croquettes | 24
Vidalia onion | baby carrots | fava beans | black garlic broth

Chicken Marengo | 24
mushrooms | tomato broth | fingerling potatoes


*These items may be served raw or under cooked. Consuming raw or under cooked 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.

No separate checks for parties of 10 or more.

 

Starters

Spring Vegetable Soup | 6
mint | yogurt

Oyster Stew | 6
crackers | house hot sauce

Local Greens Salad | 9
chevre | tomato | compressed watermelon | blood orange dressing

Escargot | 11
garlic | parsley | wine

Biscuits du Jour | 6

House Fries | 6
mustard | garlic aioli | ketchup

Cheese Plate | 12
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 9
house bacon | white wine | butter | grilled bread

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

Entrées

Quiche | 13
broccoli | brie | pine nuts | herb salad

Corned Beef Hash* | 15
poached eggs | biscuits | hollandaise

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 16
French green lentils | basmati | crawfish butter

Pulled Pork Croquettes | 14
vidalia onion | baby carrots | fava beans | black garlic broth

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

Chestnut Polenta & Truffles* | 19
English peas | Parmigiano-Reggiano | poached egg

Omelet | 13
Parisian Ham | swiss cheese | grilled asparagus | toast

Le Burger* | 16
bacon | pimento cheese | bibb lettuce | fries


*These items may be served raw or under cooked. Consuming raw or under cooked 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.

No seperate checks for parties of 10 or more.

Cocktail Selection

Cocktails Inspired by Napoleon: Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace

Bourbon Restoration ∙ 15
Kopper Kettle Bourbon ∙ quince wine ∙ lemon ∙ lavender

Marie Louise ∙ 13
Bison Grass Vodka ∙ St. Germain ∙ Dolin Dry ∙ Herbes de Provence ∙ lemon aquafaba foam

The Joséphine ∙ 16
Courvoisier ∙ Luxardo Maraschino ∙ St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram ∙ lime ∙ coconut

Waterloo ∙ 12
Choice of Citadelle Gin or Tito’s Vodka ∙ Benedictine ∙ lemon ∙ tonic

Exile in Elba ∙ 10
Belle Isle Moonshine ∙ peach basil shrub ∙ peach brandy ∙ lime

Master of Ceremonies ∙ 15
Mezcal ∙ Grand Marnier ∙ olive oil ∙ pineapple ∙ lime ∙ fennel bitters

The Corsican ∙ 14
Cap Course Rouge ∙ Campari ∙ Cava ∙ lemon

Imperial Hunt ∙ 14
Dewar’s Scotch ∙ Averna ∙ Cherry Heering ∙ Angostura bitters ∙ orange peel

Coup d’état ∙ 13
Espolón Tequila ∙ Mandarine Napoleon ∙ lime ∙ grapefruit ∙ apricot puree


Sparkling Cocktails ∙ 9

Fontainebleau
Mandarine Napoleon ∙ grapefruit

Grand Marshal
Farigoule ∙ lavender bitters

King of Rome
Courvoisier ∙ peach and basil shrub

Lady of Honour
Kopper Kettle Bourbon ∙ quince wine

Purple Reign
Crème de violette ∙ Cocchi Americano


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


Craft Beers | 12oz bottles & cans

Peroni ∙ 5
Euro Pale Lager ∙ Birra Peroni Industriale ∙ Italy

Grapefruit Radler ∙ 6
Fruit Beer ∙ Stieglbrauerei ∙ Austria

Salad Days ∙ 7
American Saison ∙ Pale Fire Brewing Co. ∙ Harrisonburg, VA

Ardent IPA ∙ 7
American IPA ∙ Ardent Craft Ale ∙ Richmond, VA

Brooklyn Brown ∙ 6
American Brown Ale ∙ Brooklyn Brewery ∙ New York, NY

SeaQuench Ale ∙ 6
Session Sour ∙ Dogfish Head Craft Brewery ∙ Delaware


Wines by the Glass | 8oz carafes

NV Cristalino Cava
Spain ∙ split ∙ 8

NV Nicolas Feuillatte Brut
France ∙ split ∙ 18

NV Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé
France ∙ split ∙ 18

2013 VMFA Viognier by Michael Shaps
Virginia ∙ 13 ∙ 39

2014 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay
California ∙ 13 ∙ 39

2016 Tablelands Sauvignon Blanc
Martinborough, NZ ∙ 11 ∙ 33

2016 Empire Estate Dry Riesling
Fingerlakes, NY ∙ 11 ∙ 33

2015 Lupino Pinot Grigio
Provincia di Pavia, Italy ∙ 11 ∙ 33

2017 J. Mourat Rosé
France ∙ 11 ∙ 33

2014 Balleto Pinot Noir
California ∙ 12 ∙ 36

2014 Cane and Fable Cabernet
Paso Robles ∙ 13 ∙ 39

2014 Ramsay Merlot
California ∙ 12 ∙ 36

2014 VMFA Meritage by Michael Shaps
Virginia ∙ 13 ∙ 39


Daily Happy Hour Specials:

Saturday–Wednesday 2:30–4:30 pm
Thursday & Friday from 2:30–6 pm
$2 off Signature Cocktails, Craft Beer, & Champagne


 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 under cooked. Consuming raw or under cooked 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.