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Amuse Restaurant VMFA

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200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-4007
+1 804-340-1580
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 20:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Love this spot. Great location regardless of the weather. Looking out on the sculpture garden is a treat. The fried oysters are perfectly done and I enjoyed the shaksuka. Small, but inventive menu.

Thank AdriennePhilly
Agoura Hills, California
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful surprise. My friends took me out for a nice dinner celebration after an event and they out did it. The restaurant is gorgeous, with beautiful specially made spacious marble tulip tables, stunning views, perfect service and superb food. I highly recommend it and can't wait to go back.

Thank sheilafajl
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum with friends who were members and who highly recommended Amuse. We were indeed pleased with the food, service and ambiance. One of our foursome has spice issues, and the waiter was both knowledgeable and helpful with his order. I had the curried oysters to start (they're enough for two!) and the wagyu beef, and my companions had... More 

Thank Michael L
San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had only planned on spending the morning at the museum but once we got there, we ended up spending the day. We did not have reservations so we did not get a window table but our view was still delightful, since half of the walls of the restaurant are full glass panels providing a view of the exterior. The... More 

Thank TexasJane09
Newport News, Virginia
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190 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat here 3-4 tines a year, usually after a lecture next door at VHS or visiting VMFA. They are open for dinner on Thurs/Frids only and that is our preferred time to dine here. Lunch is also served but often packed then. The room looks across the rear grounds of the VMFA toward the old UDC building. Large windows... More 

Thank M C
Richmond, Virginia
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I have mixed feelings. There was good and bad. I'll start with good. We had a group of 10, and they allowed us to have separate checks with no problem. The wine selection is good and you get a generous pour. Mine was $13 a glass. The food was good. The bread was fantastic. The waiter asked if we were... More 

Thank sisterwifeone
Charlotte, NC
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497 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

After spending a few hours in the museum, I decided to grab a light lunch before returning to the exhibits. It was after 1:00 p.m. however very crowded....fortunately there was an open spot at the bar! I started with a chilled glass of Pinot Gris - a very generous pour and then chose the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with asparagus... More 

Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Harpswell, Maine
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346 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Before plunging into the terrific museum, I fortified myself at the restaurant on the top floor. Surrounded by ladies that lunch, the food, wine, and service were all very good. Large windows look out onto the law with Henry Moore statutes and small children playing in the grass. A mellow start.

Thank Peter B
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I very rarely post a bad review, however, I find it necessary to do so now. We were visiting our daughter in Richmond, Va and she had made reservations at Amuse. Being a vegan, she had called ahead and she was assured they had many vegan options for her. When we arrived and began ordering, they basically only had a... More 

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Palmyra, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Amuse is in the Viriginia Museum of Fine Arts and is a delightful surprise. It's not very large, but has windows along one whole side of the restaurant. In spring, the view is wonderful because you can see the lawns and trees outside (down below - the restaurant is on the second floor). The food is excellent, as is the... More 

Thank Hoosierlee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-4007
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-340-1580

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?