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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Monument Blvd, Richmond, VA
+1 804-340-1580
11:30 - 21:00
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Thu - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Wed 11:30 - 17:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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496 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

After an absence of over a year and a half we were able to stop by Amuse once again for a late lunch. And the food is better than ever, beautifully presented and with wonderful combinations of ingredients. My husband got the market catch, today a crispy-skinned red snapper served on a bed of steamed baby book Chou in a... More 

Thank CarolinaBecky
Snoqualmie, Washington
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348 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We had a board dinner here and it was fantastic. My crab cakes were delicious and everyone at my table felt the steaks and fish was expertly done-- no one felt like they were at a group dinner ( which we were). Perfect service and definitely a chef's touch.

Thank couplessPS
Richmond, Virginia
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188 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Consistently innovative menu that changes quarterly, or in thematically keeping with the origins and topics of major exhibits. Brunch is especially delicious. In good weather, the outside terrace offers a lovely al fresco dining experience.

Thank Freddyt64
Stony Creek, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

This is a delightful place for members and their guests. The out-of-town membership is quite reasonable. The service is prompt and attentive and the food is quite good. It is a great place to relax after touring the galleries.

Thank dunnmary52
Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

This is a beautiful restaurant complementing a first-rate museum. Menus change daily, but presentation is great, and the food delicious. The chef changes the menu according to a current exhibit. The crab cakes are always on the menu and set the standard...they're as good as Maryland crab cakes and I am picky. The soups and entrees--roasted chicken falling off the... More 

Thank Gracie L
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

After a disappointment with service I emailed the manager who worked to make everything right. Stopped by to try lunch again and every aspect was perfect. The food, service and attention to detail were wonderful!

Thank elizajane1917
Tappahannock, Virginia
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606 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

In both senses, a stunning view over the sculpture garden, and a perfectly delightful menu with creative choices! A glass of Au Bon Climat Chardonnay to start and the Bouillabaisse along with grilled rockfish for my companion. The chef does wonders with the selection of quality ingredients and blending the tastes to perfection with a fennel based tomato sauce, scallops,... More 

Thank northernneckinn
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Dinners are always great at Amuse, but I was really pleasantly surprised by how great lunch was too. Stop in for lunch then check out the museum - perfect weekend day : )

Thank benne2ja
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,262 reviews
479 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

First thing to know is make a reservation ahead. The restaurant is always full. Food is very good; serves perhaps the best crab cake in town. Everything else on the menu is very good. Pork dishes have consistently been excellent. Every day they have one or two specials. Try them. Wine se4lection is good and reasonable as are the local... More 

Thank Chinapjs
Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Enjoy the fresh and artfully presented dinner or lunch at Amuse. The atmosphere is so relaxing and pleasant. Hopefully, you can take time to visit one of the special exhibits at this fabulous Art Museum. And be sure to visit the gift shop!!!

Thank ValerieCald

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Monument Blvd, Richmond, VA
  • 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?