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!

**Please note the menus listed below represent all possible menu items for any given day. For daily menus options, please call 804.340.1580**

STARTERS

Local Greens Salad | 10 v, gf
strawberries| piave| crispy shallots| green goddess

Corn & Sweet Potato Chowder |8 v
smoked paprika oil| ramp salt

Deviled Eggs & Caviar | 10 df
bacon crumble| avocado puree| chive

Chicken Liver Pate | 9
red onion| mustard| pickled fresno| crostini

Parmesan & Herb Fries | 8 v

Cheese Plate | 15 v, gfo
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Mussels | 12 gfo
house bacon| garlic| white wine| butter| grilled sourdough

Curry Fried Oysters | 11
cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies


ENTRÉES

Smoked Chicken Sandwich | 15
mac & cheese| collard greens| Alabama white sauce

Fennel Risotto† | 16 v, gf
roasted leeks & turnips| pistachio pistou

Lump Crab Cake | 18
Carolina rice| confit pearl onions| asparagus & radish salad| buttermilk vinaigrette

Braised Lamb Shank | 17
Israeli couscous| Brussel sprouts| San Marzano tomato sauce| feta

Shrimp & Grits | 18 gf
butter beans| stewed tomatoes

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf | 16
stewed black eyed peas| grilled zucchini| herbed breadcrumbs

Blackened Catfish Etouffee | 16
Carolina rice| cornbread| grilled scallions

Grilled Ribeye | 19 gf
roasted garlic mashed potatoes| green beans| horseradish cream

The Burger* | 15
chowchow| Hook’s cheddar| iceberg | fries

Pan-Seared Market Fish† | 17 gf, df
roasted cauliflower| frisee| pine nuts| fried garlic| caper vinaigrette


DESSERTS

Chocolate Mousse Paté | 8 gf
fresh berries| port wine gastrique| whipped cream

Molasses Crème Caramel | 8 gf
chocolate bacon bark

Banana Pudding | 7
chantilly cream| homemade vanilla wafers

Cheese Plate | 15 gfo
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Profiteroles† | 8
coffee ice cream| chocolate sauce| hazelnut brittle

Blueberry Cake | 8
apple compote | maple buttercream

Cantaloupe & Cilantro Popsicle | 3 gf,df

Pineapple Upside Down Popsicle | 3 gf,df

STARTERS

Local Greens Salad | 10 v, gf
strawberries| Piave| crispy shallots| green goddess

Corn & Sweet Potato Chowder |8 v
smoked paprika oil| ramp salt

Chicken Liver Pate | 10 gfo
red onion| mustard| pickled peppers| crostini

Parmesan & Herb Fries | 8 v

Mussels | 12 gfo
house bacon| garlic| white wine| butter| grilled bread

Cheese Plate | 15 v, gfo
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Deviled Eggs & Caviar | 11
bacon crumble| avocado puree| chive

Curry Fried Oysters | 11
cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies


ENTRÉES

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf | 24
stewed black eyed peas| grilled zucchini| herbed breadcrumbs

Smoked ½ Chicken | 26
collard greens| mac & cheese| Alabama white sauce

Grilled Ribeye | 32 gf
garlic mashed potatoes| green beans| horseradish cream

Braised Lamb Shank | 32
Israeli couscous| San Marzano tomato sauce| Brussel sprouts| feta

Blackened Catfish Etouffeé | 27
Carolina rice| cornbread| grilled scallions

Pan Seared Market Fish† | 29 gf
roasted cauliflower| friseé| pine nuts| fried garlic| caper vinaigrette

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes | 32
Carolina rice| confit pearl onions| asparagus & radish salad| buttermilk vinaigrette

Fennel Risotto† | 24 v, gf
butter beans| roasted leeks & turnips| pistachio pistou


DESSERTS

Chocolate Mousse Paté | 8 gf
fresh berries| port wine gastrique| whipped cream

Molasses Crème Caramel | 8 gf
chocolate bacon bark

Banana Pudding | 8
chantilly cream| homemade vanilla wafers

Cheese Plate | 15 gfo
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Profiteroles† | 8
Smoked banana ice cream| caramel sauce| hazelnut brittle

Blueberry Cake | 8
apple compote | maple buttercream

Cantaloupe & Cilantro Popsicle | 3 gf,df

Pineapple Upside Down Popsicle | 3 gf,df

STARTERS

Local Greens Salad | 10 v, gf
strawberries| Piave| crispy shallots| green goddess

Deviled Eggs & Caviar | 11
bacon crumble| avocado puree| chive

Cheese Plate | 15 v, gfo
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Parmesan & Herb Fries | 8 v

Chicken Liver Pate | 9
red onion| mustard| pickled peppers| crostini

Homemade Biscuits | 6 v
whipped butter | strawberry star anise jam

Corn & Sweet Potato Chowder |8 v
smoked paprika oil| ramp salt

Mussels | 12 gfo
house bacon| garlic| white wine| butter| grilled sourdough

Curry Fried Oysters | 11
cucumber mint raita | pickled veggies | micro cilantro


ENTRÉES

Spinach, Sundried Tomato & Feta Quiche | 13 v
local greens |marinated cherry tomatoes|

Lemon Popovers | 14 v
maple syrup| blackberry compote| candied pecans| whipped cream

Fennel Risotto | 15 v, gf
poached eggs| turnips| reggiano

Shrimp & Grits | 17
butter beans| stewed tomatoes

Blackened Catfish Etouffee | 17
Carolina rice| cornbread| sunny eggs

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf | 16
stewed black eyed peas| grilled zucchini| herbed breadcrumbs

Corned Beef Hash | 16
cornbread| hollandaise| French beans| fried eggs

Smoked Salmon | 16
homemade everything bagel| whipped cream cheese| cucumber salad

The Burger* | 15
Hook’s cheddar | chowchow| iceberg | fries

Braised Lamb Shank | 17 gf
polenta| San Marzanos| spinach| baked eggs| feta

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | 18
Carolina rice| confit pearl onions| asparagus & radish salad| buttermilk vinaigrette


DESSERTS

Chocolate Mousse Pate | 8 gf
fresh berries| port wine gastrique|
whipped cream

Molasses Crème Caramel† | 8 gf
chocolate bacon bark

Blueberry Cake | 8
apple compote | maple buttercream

Profiteroles† | 8
smoked banana ice cream| caramel sauce|
hazelnut brittle

Banana Pudding | 8
chantilly cream| homemade vanilla wafers

Cheese Plate | 15 gfo
fruit | honey | cracker bread

Cantaloupe & Cilantro Popsicle| 3 gf,df

Pineapple Upside Down Popsicle| 3 gf,df

WINES BY THE GLASS 8oz glass pours

NV Cristalino Cava | 10/split
2018 Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio | Italy | 11
2018 BR Cohn Chardonnay | CA | 15
2020 Famille Fabre Sauvignon Blanc | France|14
VMFA Viognier by Michael Shaps | VA| 14
2017 Von Buhl Dry Riesling | Germany|15
2020 J Mourat Rose | France |14
VMFA Meritage by Michael Shaps | VA| 14
2018 Grochau Commuter Cuvee Pinot Noir | Willamette |15
2018 The Fableist Cabernet Sauvignon | CA | 15

Spring Rosé Features:

2020 Gerard Bertrand Hampton Water | Languedoc | 15
2020 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare | Central Coast | 13


BEER SELECTION

Petite Cider | 6
Potter’s Craft Cider | Charlottesville, VA

Pocahoptas IPA | 7
Center of the Universe | RVA

Coors Banquet | 5
Miller Coors | Elkton, VA

Bingo Lager | 6
Bingo Brewing | RVA

Sour Monkey | 6
Sour Trippel | Victory Brewing | PA

Ardent Saison | 7
Ardent Brewery | RVA


FEATURED COCKTAILS

BBQ Bloody Mary | 10
vodka | house bloody mix | tomato

Honeysuckle Collins | 11
gin or vodka | honeysuckle syrup | lemon | soda

Spiked Sweet Tea | 12
Rock N Rye | peach brandy | lemon | iced tea

Banana Pudding Daiquiri | 13
white rum | dark rum | banana liqueur | lime | sweetened condensed milk

Bon Temps | 13
Belle Isle Coldbrew Coffee Moonshine | chickory liquor | cream


FULL WINE LIST

SPARKLING

NV Vincent et Tonia Careme Cuvee T | 49 | Vouvray
NV La Ronciere methode Champenoise Pinot Noir and Chardonnay | 40 | Chile
NV Emendis Can Xa Cava Brut Rose Pinot Noir | 39 | Spain
NV Sommariva Prosecco Superiore | 40 | Italy
NV A.R. Lenoble Intense Mag 15 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Petit Munier | 52 | Champagne
NV Petit Royal | Lambert de Seyssel | 44 | Savoy

LIGHT BODIED WHITES

2017 Arca Nova Vihno Verde | 41 | Portugal
2014 Hollerer Kamptal Gruner Veltliner | 40 | Austria
2019 Azienda Agricola Elvio Tintero Vino Bianco | 34 | Italy
2020 Quinta de Raza Vinho Verde Branco | 34 | Portugal
2018 Santa Crisina Pinot Grigio | 33 | Italy

MEDIUM BODIED WHITES

2017 Monte Tondo Soave Classico | 36 | Veneto
2017 Domaine de la Bergerie Sous Le Tonnelle Anjou Blanc | 39 | France
2018 Gregoletto Manzoni Bianco | 40 | Italy
2015 Early Mountain Five Forks | 40 | Virginia
2019 Filipa Pato Dinamico Bical and Arinto | 39 | Portugal
2018 Dirty and Rowdy Familiar Blanc White Blend | 46 | CA
2019 Omne Sauvignon Blanc | 36 | Chile

FULL BODIED WHITES

2019 Longevity Chardonnay | 32 | California
2017 Alquimista Cellars Mes Filles Chardonnay | 50 | Russian River Valley
2018 Forge Cellars Breakneck Creek Dry Riesling | 46 | Seneca Lake, NY
2017 Lightwell Survey Hintermen White Petit Manseng-Riesling Blend | 42 | Virginia
2017 Bodegas Itsasmendi Artizar Riesling | 70 | Basque Country
NV VMFA by Michael Shaps Viognier | 42 | Basque Country
2018 BR Cohn Chardonnay | 45 | CA
2015 Stag’s Leap Karia Chardonnay | 45 | Napa

ROSÉ

2019 Clos la Coutale Rosé Malbec | 35 | France
2020 J Mourat Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir | 42 | Loire Valley
2020 Gunther Schlink Rosé Pinot Noir | 35 | Germany
2020 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare Rosé | 37 | Central Coast
2020 Gerard Bertrand Hampton Water Rosé Grenache, Syrah, Cinsaut, Mourvedre | 45 | Languedoc
NV Emendis Can Xa Cava Brut Sparkling Rosé Pinot Noir | 39 | Spain

AMUSE STAFF PICKS

2012 Northstar Merlot | 47 | Washington
2016 John Anthony Cabernet Sauvignon | 80 | Napa
2009 Chateau Beau-Site Saint Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Blend | 55 | Medoc, Bordeaux France
2014 Barboursville Octagon | 63 | Virginia

LIGHT BODIED REDS

2015 Domaine de Belliviere Rouge-Gorge Pineau d’Aunis | 55 | Loire, France
2018 Robert Chevilion Nuit Saint George Premier Cru les Roncieres Pinot Noir | 149 | Burgundy
2012 Dumol Pinot Noir | 87 | Russian River Valley
2018 Dom de la Mongestine Les Monges Grenache Syrah Blend | 39 | Provence
2018 JK Carriere Provocateur Pinot Noir | 45 | Willamette Valley
2019 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir | 45 | Santa Barbara County
2019 Dom Chignard Fleurie les Moriers Gamay | 50 | Burgundy

MEDIUM BODIED REDS

2018 Chateau Feuillet Torrette | 45 | Italy
2013 Alcance Vigno Carignan | 38 | Maule Valley, Chile
2014 Pasanau Ceps Nous Garnacha, Merlot, Syrah | 44 | Priorat
2016 Boschis Francesco Dogliani Superiore Dolcetto | 41 | Italy
2016 Domaine des Homs Clots de Pals Grenache-Syrah Blend | 35 | France
2015 Anne-Claude Leflaive Clau de Nell Grolleau | 64 | Loire Valley
2017 Marc Bredif Chinon Cabernet Franc | 42 | Loire Valley
2011 Domaine Leccia Patrimonio Sangiovese | 47 | Corsica
2018 Finca Millara Cuesta de los Olivos Mencia | 45 | Galicia
2015 Domaine de Courteillac Merlot-Cabernet Blend | 45 | France
2014 Glen Manor St. Ruth Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot | 52 | Virginia
2012 Ch. Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Merlot | 42 | Washington
2018 Herdade de Gambia Touriga Nacional, Aragones, Syrah | 38 | Portugal
2017 Kiona Vineyards Estates Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Mouvedre, Syrah | 42 | Columbia Valley
2013 Early Mountain Novum Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot | 42 | Virginia

FULL BODIED REDS

2016 Clos Cibonne Tentations Rouge Syrah, Grenache, Tibouren | 37 | Provence, France
2014 Domaine Lafage Tessellae Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre | 40 | Roussillon
2013 Casa Agricola HMR Varal Tinto Aragonez and Alfrocheiro | 35 | Portugal
2011 Chateau le Puy Emilien Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere | 63 | Bordeaux
2012 Sans Liege The Offering Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre | 53 | Santa Barbara
2009 Chateau Falfas Le Chevalier Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot | 69 | Bordeaux
2012 Ch. Ste. Michelle Artist Series Dale Chihuly Meritage | 65 | Washington
2010 Barranco Oscuro La Familia Cabernet Sauvignon | 60 | Spain
2014 Le Fervent Syrah | 43 | Rhone Valley
2013 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon | 67 | Napa
2014 Nickel and Nickel Bear Flat Merlot | 71 | Napa Valley
2019 The Fableist Cabernet Sauvignon | 45 | Paso Robles
2014 Birichino Saint Georges Zinfandel | 47 | Central Coast, California


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.

† – 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.