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About a(MUSE.)

a(MUSE.) uses local, Mid Atlantic ingredients to give the guest a unique dining experience. Both classic techniques and modern culinary preparation combine to give you an experience with our food you will not find anywhere else. Please let us know when making your reservation if you would be interested in our 5 or 7 course tasting menus. If interested in a tasting menu, we encourage everyone at the table partake in the tasting experience together.

44 Baltimore Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00PM - 9:00 PM Thursday& Sunday. 5:00PM - 10:00PM Friday & Saturday
Happy Hour Daily: 4:00PM - 6:00 PM in the bar and patio with drink specials and $5 & $10 food menu
Late night Menu: 9:00 PM - close in the bar and patio with $5 & $10 food menu
CLOSED MONDAY TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY in Off Season


Cross Street:
Between 1st & 2nd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 227-7107

Website:
http://www.amuse-rehoboth.com/

Catering:
We can customize your catering needs to fulfill any request you may have. We work closely with local farmers and purveyors to offer the guest the highest quality ingredients possible.

Parking Details:
Metered parking directly in front of restaurant May - September. Free permit parking after 5 pm starting 1 block away Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free street parking middle of September until Friday before Memorial Day.

Executive Chef:
Hari Cameron

Private Party Facilities:
We can customize your private party to fit all your needs. Please contact us via phone or email at steph@amuse-rehoboth.com

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

a(MUSE.) Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Organic (3)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Top end for the beach area

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

One of the higher rated venues in Rehoboth Beach, and well deserved. We’ve frequented quite a few over the past year and would have to rate a(MUSE) at the top of the list.

Cocktail menu is excellent; lots of hand-crafted choices to start the fete. Wine selection is also very good; mark-up is in the 50% range from retail pricing which is not unreasonable for a vacation spot. More than enough recognizable selections on the list and some interesting excursions beyond the ordinary.

We were there during Valentine’s Day week so the holiday menu was still in play. Outstanding bone-in ribeye for 2, locally sourced and perfectly prepared. Looking forward to returning and exploring some of the other options. The “pot brownie” desert is insanely good.

The wait staff is great — neighborly, professional, and well-versed on every menu item. Really made the evening an exceptional outing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Second time we went there and both times the food and service were great

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We had very high expectations for a romantic Valentines dinner. The limited choices and lackluster menu resulted in a disappointing experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

When the owner/chef come to your table to thank you for coming it’s a great night. Food was amazing as always...a work of art in many ways. Service couldn’t have been better. Extraordinary flavor and offerings.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Kitchen overwhelmed. Took 1 hour & 45 minutes for entree’s. No apologies. No complimentary drink or dessert. Lack professionalism & aptitude.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Interesting eclectic selection, excellently prepared and presented.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was an off-season night, service was perfection he even updated me on the Eagles game! Food was fantastic, the broccoli rabe was outstanding and the anchovies were excellent! Great place for a date or special occasion. We will be returning!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our waitress, Emily, was Great! She answered all our questions with grace and she put together a fantastic cheese plate after asking us just a few questions about what we like. Make sure you try the Pot Brownie for dessert. A bit pricey, but really worth it for a nice dinner out where you don't have to dress up.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Absolutely great appetizers and entrée. Average dessert. Very expensive. Service was excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was better than average for a "locally sourced"-type restaurant. The service was a little lackluster...not rude or unfriendly, but the waitress seemed a bit distracted and unsure about the food/drinks she was serving. This is not a restaurant for a quick meal. If you are looking for a quick in and out...this isn't going to fit your needs. The prices were a little steep for the wine and entrees. Appetizers and cheese plates were fairly reasonable. Portions were better than expected and the plating and presentation were very appealing to the eye. If I can be honest, I don't know that I'd return (considering how many other restaurants are in the area), but I'd definitely recommend trying it once.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Organic, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our 3rd time at aMuse and we have not been disappointed by any of our visits. The food is not run of the mill, so some adventurous in your nature will help you enjoy your visit. If you decide on the 5 course menu come hungry as the portions are more than enough to satisfy.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing as always! The food was stellar (the cornbread ice cream was my favorite; the sheep’s milk ricotta was a very close second). The service is phenomenal too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Organic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Yesrs Eve Dinner - top quality ingredients, delicious courses, some truly unique items deliciously prepared. Well worthwhile , I imagine, at any time of the year. Professional, friendly service.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This meal was laughably bad from start to finish. We arrived at 645 for our 7 pm reservation on New Year's Eve and were greeted COLDLY by the hostess. She seemed surprised we had a reservation, and directed us to the bar. When we sat at the bar, the bartender, who seemed drunk, informed us that we would have to move shortly because those seats were reserved. We told him we were expecting a table and that he was rude, and he reacted defensively. Again, he seemed drunk. We were eventually seated for our $100 each fixed five course menu. Course three had ridiculous choices - pork, celery root and hare? The celery root was disgusting, by the way. A man named Glen, who presumably works there, came up to our table and said he was "glad we found a seat," as if we did not have a reservation.

I have been going to Rehoboth for 20 years and spend a lot of money there - I will never again dine at this establishment. thumbs down.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love love this restaurant. Unique, professional and very friendly staffs. Food was amazing!!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The staff is always absolutely fantastic and friendly, and the food is always amazing!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service and creative dishes........a little pricey!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic!!! I've been coming to a(MUSE.) since it opened. The food is always spectacular and the service never falters. The star of the show was a peach mignonette oyster that was an unforgettable party in your mouth. The short rib was right there with it, but got edged out but just barely. We'll definitely be back again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

My family's favorite restaurant. It is amazing and a gift that a chef could make such flavors and texture combinations. We trust everything that comes out of his kitchen. Highly priced but the experience is worth every penny.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Corned beef not described on menu- Prize not to get a piece of meat but to get a chopped up cabbage dish

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Another excellent dining experience at Amuse! The gem of Rehoboth!!!!!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Been several times, and this place does not disappoint. If you are not one to experiment with new flavor combinations, stay away.

Started with the always-on-the-menu potted chicken with toasted bread tiles. It was a wonderful appetizer. It was not a scarf it down app, you had to spoon it out, so it filled the time until the entree showed up. It is the many flavors of chicken!

My entree was fresh bucatini with homemade crumbled sausage, cherry tomatoes and herbs. The pasta was dense and the sausage was so flavorful.

I always recommend aMuse, and last night was a fabulous fine dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding, delicious, creative food, made with top-notch ingredients and great skill.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always interesting and very good. We visit often. Danny terrific. One of our favorites.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Spectacular as always. Excellent service and fantastic food.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fun, Bar Seating, Authentic, Seasonal, Casual, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Had the tasting menu. The ingredients were local and fresh. The portions were large for a tasting menu. The kitchen was flexible. The server was knowledgeable. The dishes were generally rich, maybe too much so for a tasting menu. Did not find the dishes that creative.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very limited menu off season and tasteless food. Can't believe how highly recommended this restaurant is.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We moved to nearby Lewes three months ago and have eaten here twice because we have heard so many good things about it. It's fine, but I can't say anyone in either foursome raved about any dish. It's good, fine...not as impressive as its reputation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food excellent however, the waiter took a very unpleasant turn when with the table as he loudly and most annoyingly insisted that he be called a server. His subsequent attitude ruined the evening. It will be some time before we return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Halibut chowder was absolutely perfect. Silky smooth, nice chunks of fish, Generous portion, seasoned just right. We had soup and split three starters in order to get a wider sampling. No disappointments
Service was good during most of the evening, restaurant was very busy. Would definitely return and try an entree.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

An excellent experience. Service 5 star. Food spectacular.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

From first to, well, not exactly worst, but a great disappointment. Food was still very good, but in general it wasn’t supported by comparable service, knowledge or attitude.
During our prior visit to Rehoboth Beach, we found Amuse to be both stellar and memorable. Our experience made us look forward to returning, and being wowed once again with the chef’s tasting menu and catered to by a crew who took delight in sharing a deep affection for each plate; a sommelier’s respect for not only the wine list itself, but a care in serving it and a level of professionalism commensurate with the pricey menu.
Wasn’t to be this year, I’m afraid. Servers had little understanding of either the food or wine. Bread (really good btw), had to be provided by a manager, as our waiter(s) never bothered. We mostly poured our own wine (not a biggy, other than as measured against the cost of the meal). Quite frankly, while there was plenty of help, they seemed to be literally running in circles or chatting with their friends.
Again, the food was unique, but I would think that Chef Hari could put a better frame around his art. He's done it before…I do hope that Amuse regains all the attributes that we fondly recall from our first visit. Our most recent left much to be desired.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

A wonderful dining experience! Was so curious to see what this restaurant was all about. Chef Hari Cameron has done a terrific job. Fresh ingredients (much locally sourced), well-prepared food, and excellent options lead to outstanding meals. Diners have a chance to try new things and indulge.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 6, 2017

My pick for a birthday celebration and I was not disappointed! Food was really different but delicious. Servers were very friendly and helpful. The menu changes often so I can't wait to go back! Also, pot brownie for dessert was yummy!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I had heard of a(MUSE) for over a year, and on a recent trip to Delaware, decided to swing through.

Some reviews have complained about slow service, but on the first Wednesday after Labor Day, everything was perfect. Service was attentive, but not unobtrusive, and timing was just right for a relaxed meal.

The Matty 73 cocktail (gin - lemon - sparkling wine) was refreshing and not sweet.

The OCMD scallops and squash were excellent, as was the Atlantic Halibut. Cheesecake with honey peach reduction made for an outstanding desert, very light, and more like cheesecake mousse spread on a very crispy bed of what was described as graham, but much tasier and crunchier.

a(MUSE) is not cheap, but provided the best dining experience I have had anywhere in Delaware.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Had dinner one night and went back the next. Menu changes daily so always something new. Chef has creative use of ingredients as a strength in his cooking. Amuse is a great addition to the Local dining scene

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Had a nice meal but took a really long time between courses . Way too long and wouldn't recommend on that comment!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

This was our second visit. The wait between courses was terrible and there was no apology or offering of food in between. We arrived at 7, ordered apps and entrees, was served apps by 7:45 and dinner at 8:22. No offer of bread or anything else to pass the time. Restaurant was not full. We had a reservation. No apparent reason for delay. Disappointing... lack of communication from management or staff. FYI/ two apps were cold- tartare and cucumber soup. No reason for such a delay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great food, good service, and punitive music. Why do so many places play such awful music?

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