In Les Misérables II: Final Justice, Jean Valjean is arrested for committing an even greater crime against French law: applying margarine to another man’s moustache during dinner without asking first. Feast around the proper tableside etiquette of France with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of French cuisine and drinks at Amuse! in Midtown. This Groupon is good for dine-in only but can be used with other offers.
Amuse!’s airy, bohemian atmosphere welcomes guests with fresh ingredients and imaginative French dishes. For lunch, patrons can begin with a helping of organic chicken and dumplings ($7) followed by an egg-bun burger with tomato marmalade, crispy onions, and mustard ($11). Dinnertime customers initiate ingestive engines with goat-cheese fritters ($7) served with honey and fennel pollen, delightful charred octopus ($10) with onion and avocado, or a leafy bibb-lettuce salad ($8) carousing in a ravishing raiment of hazelnut vinaigrette. Entrees such as the Tasmanian salmon ($20) and the peppery entrecote au poivre ($27) complemented by mashed potatoes and spinach fill stomachs to their fill points. Amuse! also offers brunch fare on the weekends, including blueberry corncakes with sorghum syrup and vanilla butter ($7) and sweet Georgia shrimp and grits ($12).
After a satisfying meal, guests are welcome to procure a carefully crafted cocktail and lounge on the outdoor patio while breathing in Mother Earth's fumes from nearby Piedmont Park. Created by Arnaud Michel of Anis and Andy Alibaksh of the Café Diem chain, Amuse! pleases both belly and eyeball with its mix of culinary treats and colorful, appealing ambience.
Amuse! was reviewed by Creative Loafing. Patrons have mixed reviews of Amuse!'s service, but a majority enjoy the inventive cuisine. More than 110 OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 3.8 stars, and Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars.
- Yummy French casual. Service was attentive. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 05/30/2010
- Love this place. Imaginative menu, well prepared, great prices! They seem to really care about making it a good experience. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 03/29/2010
- The food at Amuse is eccletic [sic]. I do truly enjoy different menu items I have never tried and Amuse will definitely bring some of that to the table. – John H, Yelp