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 | Greek yogurt | garam masala dressing

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 | tarragon | pomegranate vinaigrette


Entrées

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

Grilled Hanger Steak | 18 gf
fava puree | roasted beets | Brussel sprouts | butternut mostarda

Lamb Shawarma | 15
fresh pita | tzatziki | cucumber tomato salad

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

Curry Braised Chicken Breast | 16
apricots | olives | couscous

Pan Roasted Market Fish | 17 gf
lentils | spinach | charred lemon | chermoula sauce

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

Pan Seared Scallops† | 17
jeweled freekah | crispy chickpeas | berbere spiced squash bisque | cashew cream


Dessert

Chocolate Pate | 8
whipped cream | seasonal fruit

Pumpkin Spice crème caramel | 8
cookie assortment†

Spiced Carrot Cake | 8
smoked honey ice cream| cream cheese

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

Pecan Pie Shortbread | 8
pumpkin ice cream | mixed chocolate | tahini caramel


*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

Local Greens Salad | 10
cucumber | tomato | Greek yogurt | garam masala dressing

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 | tarragon | pomegranate vinaigrette


Entrées

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes | 28
cumin roasted cauliflower | grilled asparagus | pearl onions | harissa

Pan Seared Scallops† | 28 df
jeweled freekah | crispy chickpeas | berbere spiced squash bisque | cashew cream

Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb | 30 gf
skordalia | fried eggplant | butter poached tomato

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

Pork Bolognaise | 25
ziti | broccolini | reggiano | grilled sourdough

Curry Braised Chicken Breast | 24
apricots | olives | couscous

Grilled Hanger Steak | 32 gf
fava bean puree | roasted beets | Brussel sprouts | butternut mostarda

Pan Roasted Market Fish | 27 gf
lentils | spinach | charred lemon | chermoula sauce

Dessert

Chocolate Pate | 8
whipped cream | seasonal fruit

Pumpkin Spice crème caramel | 8
cookie assortment†

Spiced Carrot Cake | 8
smoked honey ice cream| cream cheese

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

Pecan Pie Shortbread | 8
pumpkin ice cream | mixed chocolate | tahini caramel


*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 | Greek yogurt

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits | 6
bacon bourbon jam | 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

Dutch Baby | 13 v
poached apples | housemade marshmallow fluff | gingersnap butter | maple syrup

Cheddar and Broccolini Quiche | 13 v
shaved turnips | arugula salad | dukkah walnuts

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

Corned Beef Hash Benedict | 16
homemade English muffin | hollandaise | fried eggplant

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

Shakshuka | 15 v, gfo
local peppers | eggplant | baked eggs | San Marzano tomato | feta | couscous

Breakfast Koshari | 15 gf, v
saffron rice | lentils | pasta | confit tomatoes | crispy chickpeas | schug | soft eggs

Chicken-Fried Porkchop | 16
bacon-braised collards | local cider gravy | arugula


Dessert

Chocolate Pate | 8
whipped cream | seasonal fruit

Pumpkin Spice crème caramel | 8
cookie assortment†

Spiced Carrot Cake | 8
smoked honey ice cream| cream cheese

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

Pecan Pie Shortbread | 8
pumpkin ice cream | mixed chocolate | tahini caramel


*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

Wines by the Glass | 8oz Glass Pours

Francois Montand Blanc de Blanc | France | 10/flute
2017 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay | CA | 15
2017 Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc | Marlborough | 13
2018 La Villa Pinot Grigio | Italy | 11
2018 LeFraghe Garganega | Veneto | 11
VMFA Viognier by Michael Shaps | VA | 13
2019 By.Ott Rosé | Provance, France | 15
VMFA Meritage by Michael Shaps | VA | 13
2018 Patricia Green Pinot Noir | Oregon |15
2016 Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon | CA | 13
2018 Alessandro Veglio Dolcetto D’Alba | Itlay | 11


Beer Selection

Hardywood Singel | 6
Belgian Blonde | Hardywood Park | RVA

Full Nelson IPA | 7
Pale Ale | Blue Mountain Brewery | Virginia

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

Not My Job | 6
Brown Ale | Midnight Brewery | RVA

Rockville Red | 6
Scottish Red | Midnight Brewery | RVA

Founders | 7
Porter | Founders Brewing | Grand Rapids


Featured Cocktails

Melon Spritz | 12
vodka | Midori | lime | pineapple | soda

Pimm’s Cup | 14
Pimm’s | St. Germain’s | ginger beer | cucumber

The Upsidedown Sparkler | 10
Tuaca | pineapple | prosecco

Whisky 75 | 10
American Honey | lemon |prosecco


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