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“This was a great stop for lunch!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
2800 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23221-2466
804 340 1400
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Ranked #1 of 82 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“This was a great stop for lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Dont feel the need to stop at the closest McD's - take the family to this cute little place to see the important cultural sites AND EAT! I found the pricing family friendly and certainly the latest exhibit to be eye opening! Go - you wont regret it!

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Vienna, VA
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“A Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Drove down from D.C. to see the Chihuly exhibi. Amazaed by the wealth of other collections, especially the Art Nouveau furniture. Unfortunately the Faberge eggs, etc. are on a 2 year tour,.

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Roanoke, VA
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“VMFA's Amuse Restaurant, Food as Art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

VMFA has 2 restaurants -- both good. However, Amuse, the more formal venue makes a day at the museum a very special occasion. The setting is a glass front space on the museum's second floor overlooking the sculpture garden and a beautiful pond with "red reeds" executed in glass by the noted glass sculptor, Dale Chihuly. On fine days, you can lunch outside on the balcony. Food and drinks are creative and done to perfection. Portions are small, but every bite is delicious. Often, the menu reflects a special exhibit in the museum, for example, Indian specialties during the Maharajah exhibit. It is a lovely place to rest your feet and please your senses after checking out all the wonders the museum has to offer. (Be sure to include the gorgeous 1st floor gift shop in your day at the museum too.)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“VMFA for Art Lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

VMFA has been a regional gem for decades; but since the re-opening, after years of renovation and expansion, it has blasted to the top in the nation with both its programmings and stunning new space. It has featured special exhibitions such as Picasso, Faberge, Chihuly, to name just a few; not to mention the outstanding permanent collections of Pop Art, Tiffany, Art deco, Himalayan arts. The dining room "Amuse" serves inventive dishes with a panoramic view of the museum campus.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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“Wonderful exhibits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We have visited this attraction several times and have always enjoyed it's exhibits! We especially enjoyed The Mummy presentation and exhibit. We are anticipating the glass showing that is currently there (through February 2013, I believe).

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