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Amuse Restaurant VMFA

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200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA
+1 804-340-1580
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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, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for:
Fine Dining

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Pleasant Dining in Beautiful Museum

It's hard to beat fine dining in a fine art museum. Enjoy lovely vistas overlooking the museum sculpture garden and great imaginative dishes that please the palate. Worth visiting whenever in RVA. Great curried oysters, crab cakes and fiddle leaf salad. The NY strip looked luscious, maybe next... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
jall55
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It's hard to beat fine dining in a fine art museum. Enjoy lovely vistas overlooking the museum sculpture garden and great imaginative dishes that please the palate. Worth visiting whenever in RVA. Great curried oysters, crab cakes and fiddle leaf salad. The NY strip looked luscious, maybe next trip.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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290 reviews 290 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

first time at this wonderful treat, full up so we got last 2 seats at the bar: no matter, TYLER was great and took excellent care of us, had an amazing sangria/honeysuckle........got oysters, chicken liver pate and kimchee/cabbage tater tots fabulous food and service; really want to go back....... beautiful place

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Amuse continues to impress with its fresh, imaginative menu and drinks. Be sure to reserve and request a table at the window or on the porch because you will love the setting, overlooking the sculpture garden and various historic buildings. Sitting at other tables is not as pleasant. The food is uniformly well-prepared and presented, with many inventive dishes. The... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Amuse has a beautiful site, well spaced tables, excellent food, and elegant friendly service. It is serene but sufficiently lively. It sets a standard for the mid-Atlantic area.

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nj
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105 reviews 105 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Day 4 into my midatlantic roadtrip and I was tired of fries. I was at VFMA, decided the cafe wouldn't do and made my way up to Amuse. I cant complain about the srrvixe- the folks were friendly but not hovering which is my preference (there is such a thing as too much attention). We had the kimchi tater tots... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Do make a reservation, because even on a Monday this place filled up quickly at lunch time. Delightful cocktail list (I had the Lazy Daisy) and many wine/beer/cider offerings, including splits of champagne. We chose deviled eggs du jour, Fr onion soup and Coq au Vin and none of it disappointed. Service was prompt and pleasant. Lovely view from the... More 

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Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Located in the premier Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the restaurant and its offerings live up to the excellence of the art collection! And the beautiful view of the grounds and classic Pauley Education Center make you want to linger the afternoon away! As a VMFA Council member, I always try to fit in lunch or cocktails after my 'tour... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been here several times for lunch and dinner. Have not yet had a dish that has had me craving to go back. Food is good but average. Cocktails have been good ea time. The atmosphere is nice. Large window overlook the courtyard, nice for lunch.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I go to Amuse for both lunch and dinner, and never does it fail to live up to expectations. The dishes are always an "Amuse-ing" take on traditional favorites. I'll never forget the luncheon salad I ordered year before last: spring vegetables in "soil"! Who could resist trying such a dish? And the "soil" was a combination of ingredients that... More 

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lanex
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268 reviews 268 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We get to Amuse about 2-3 times a year usually for lunch. Never fails to be an enjoyable experience. Food always excellent, service always gracious and attentive and the location and view are excellent. Always recommend.

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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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