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“Great food with a view!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Amuse Restaurant VMFA

Amuse Restaurant VMFA
Ranked #30 of 1,593 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
atlanta
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food with a view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

We were visiting the museum and decided to stay for dinner! This place has great food and wonderful coctails. We were seated near the window with a view of the White House replica (explained by the hostess). Very lively bar scene, fun place!

Visited December 2013
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English first
Washington, DC
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hidden Secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

If you have not read about it, you may miss this great restaurant on the 3rd floor with a great view. Prices seemed reasonable coming from DC. We had brunch and desert. The service was great, and it seemed like a team effort. Everyone cleared tables and re-arranged settings including waiters and greeters. There is outdoor seating available, but the greeter warned us that if the wind kicks up, then the canopy will retract leaving you in the sun. As this was summer, we chose inside seating and really enjoyed it. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bethesda, Maryland
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Wonderful venue for quiet and tasty luncheon with friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts offers two dining options: a very fine cafeteria on the ground floor with salads, sandwiches etc. Amuse Restaurant on the 3rd floor is the "high-end" restaurant of the Museum, featuring a quieter venue, nice views, table service and linen napkins & table cloths. Amuse provided the 4 of us with an interesting selection of very tasty items for lunch. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our selection, including a delicious crab cake, perfectly cooked scallops and pretty good chicken croquettes. All in all, a wonderful place for conversation with friends over a fine luncheon that didn't break the bank.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dr_J_F_M
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Kilmarnock, Virginia
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Sophisticated and Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Located on the third floor of the VMFA, Amuse is the perfect compliment to the Museum. Ambience is sophisticated with beautiful views of the Museum's gardens. The menu is an upscale twist on American favorites like an open face BLT beautifully crafted on homemade bread with heirloom tomatoes, thick sliced bacon, bib lettuce and a delicious sauce.

Amuse has a large and well selected wine list with many by-the-glass selections. This is a terrific place to enjoy lunch or dinner.

Visited September 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An amusing little meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Small plates for 4 museum visitors, but one of the portions (the mussels) was big enough to pass around at least twice. Tuna tartare -- not something you often see in a museum restaurant. Very tasty, even if on the pricey side.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Martha B
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