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Amuse Restaurant VMFA

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200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA
+1 804-340-1580
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner at Amuse

It is a very good restaurant in the museum. It is convenient if viewing a collection during the week.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
dttclayton
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Richmond Virginia
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Richmond Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It is a very good restaurant in the museum. It is convenient if viewing a collection during the week.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had a reservation for a late lunch, so, not at peak time. We waited 40 min after our reservation time to be seated , and were attended to 15 min after that, and waited another 20 for the food to arrive. I was hungry. I ordered the scallops. 4 tiny scallops arrived w a minuscule salad...that was it! Not... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I went with work colleagues to this restaurant today for a celebratory lunch. The restaurant is quite fancy in its ambiance etc., which makes sense as it is located in the beautiful Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. I had checked the menu beforehand and was seriously considering having the Grilled Ratatouille. It came with creamy spinach which I was not... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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137 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Visited the restaurant for dinner with a large party. Food was high quality and prepared well. I wish I had spent more time in the museum. They had some very nice artwork there that I could spent much more time viewing. Service was long but that is to be expected in a higher quality dining area. Servers were very good... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Wonderful place to enjoy some wine & nibbles after enjoying the art exhibits. You may eat inside or outside on the deck near the water feature. The food is good. Clean cafe. Cheerful ~ enjoy!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a light lunch after viewing a special exhibition. It is a large stylish setting on the top floor of the VMFA, with one wall entirely made of glass overlooking the lawns and the former home for Confederate Widows. There is a great feel of space and light. The menu is not extensive but sophisticated and interesting. I had... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The spacious, glass-walled dining room with white tablecloths sets the stage for a great experience in dining and drinking. We were there for the art of the flower show, and to fit with the theme, our cocktails were adorned with appropriate flowers. The white sangria I had was filled with tropical fruit. My friend's gin cocktail was a pretty lavender... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

After viewing a stunning display of floral painting by the great impressionists we realized "Amuse" was two floors up. We squeezed in at 11:30 and had a fine lunch. The black decor sets off the glassed in views and black uniforms. We ate light with salad, mussels, and soft shell crabs. A beautiful refined experience.

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Wake Forest, Nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Amuse is far more than a lovely restaurant for ladies who lunch in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; it is the best restaurant in Richmond with a menu that is appealing to men and women that changes regularly. The space is peaceful and beautiful, overlooking the sculpture garden and with an outside terrace perfect for dining on pretty days.... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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117 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Got to be one of the best dining experiences in Richmond area! Amuse has location, ambiance, culinary delights and friendliest and helpful staff. Going to lunch at Amuse was akin to taking a short hop to France where outside dining and quality gastronomy are honed to perfection. Overlooking the sculpture and water garden, on the third floor shaded veranda and... More 

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Additional Information about Amuse Restaurant VMFA

Address: 200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA
Phone Number: +1 804-340-1580
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-340-1580

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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