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About Permanently Closed - Amuse
This restaurant is permanently closed.
Butcher Burgers, formerly known as Amuse, offers a full menu of burger options, hence the name. Those in Westfield, New Jersey will enjoy the quality that being locally sourced lends to the dazzling array of burger choices. For the non-burger lover, the menu also has a handful of vegetarian burgers, other sandwiches and salads.
The burgers at Butcher Burgers are far from ordinary. Imaginative options include a lamb burger, breakfast burger, surf and turf burger and shrimp burger. Some of the burgers are made with Angus beef, whereas others are Kobe beef. Toppings include everything from crayfish to foie gras. Vegetarians will love the portabella burger which is vegan and gluten free. Butcher Burgers also offers specialty milkshakes and amazing desserts.
Westfield, NJ 07090
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
$31 to $50
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There are lots available by the Westfield Train Station and throughout the downtown area. Westfield does not charge for parking after 7pm or on Sundays.
C.J. Reycraft, Jr.
BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Amuse - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
Let's start with the lack of air-conditioning, in 80 degree heat. Then we can talk about their shrimp burger that was smothered in hot sauce. The menu didn't indicate that none of the specials come with sides, nor did the server inform us of this. The food took almost an hour to get to us. I will not be coming back.
We went to Amuse to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary and we're pleased in every way!
We decided to share small plates and there was such a multitude of favors to tickle our palates we couldn't decide on a favorite. We were glad that we chose Amuse to celebrate such a wonderful milestone and would highly recommend it
The food was delicious. We had the frisée salad, duck confit, another duck dish, and lamb chops. All were great. The sides were good as well - we had snow peas, mushrooms and cole slaw. We finished with coffee, chocolate soufflé, and pineapple sorbet. Good ambiance, nice decor, nice staff.
It's been a year or so since our last visit, and I have to agree with other reviewers that service overall needs some improvement (never a problem previously - there was always a very attentive manager present). This was our first experience with the new small plate menu and we were not impressed overall. Highlight was the crepe. Escargot and beets were pretty good. The burger was just so so, and we did not care for the tarragon risotto. It was bland with just a very dominant tarragon flavor. Either we're simply not fans of tarragon (admittedly not familiar with it), or it should be paired with something more flavorful than white rice. We'll give it some time before our next visit.
This is a a GREAT restaurant to go to if you enjoy terrible service and pretentious food presentation. I had hosted a party of 5 for my adult son's birthday. My Caesar salad was presented with the entire head of romaine lettuce (not cut up) with a little grated Parm. cheese, lightly sprinkled on it. My table just laughed at the ridiculousness of this. My older son commented that the Onion soup, in a small bowl tasted very bland. After the appetizers, our waiter apparently had to leave the restaurant -for personal reasons ??. No one else thought to ask if they could provide service until I had asked for the Manager. I had asked for some bread at this table and they reluctantly, brought some. When the food did arrive, it highlighted the bad name some (a few) French restaurants have earned in America, tiny, tiny portions and expensive. I had 4 mini slices of duck, each about the size of a half a dollar. Too bad the price didn't reflect the size. After my table finished their dessert & coffee, my son asked if we could stop off to get something to eat. Go figure ?
My husband and I had dinner here on a Tuesday evening. We have been here several times and have had overall positive experiences but this was our first since they switched to a small plates format. We had read several not good reviews about portion size and service. We loved our dinner. Food was excellent and service was excellent. Professional and attentive but not hovering. I had the Tarte Alsace and Duck Confit plus profiteroles. My husband had the corn soup, risotto and pork loin plus the chocolate fondant. It was a lovely evening.
Since we were at Amuse last, the menu has been changed. Instead of the usual appetizer/main course format, Amuse now serves smaller plates and encourages the diner to order 2-4 per person. My wife and I both started with excellent onion soup. She had a small steak and pomme frites; I had mussels and a very nice crab meat risotto. It was plenty to eat. One complaint: when we were told the specials, our waiter mentioned a chocolate dessert souffle. We asked if we had to order in advance and were told no. When a different server took our dessert order, we were told it would be 20 minutes for said souffle. Get your act together!
Love the small plates concept. Love the BYOB. There is a liquor store around the corner if you forget. Parking is tough. We shared the French onion soup, mussels and frites, crabmeat risotto, crepes and bone marrow. Loved everything except the bone marrow.. There was nothing but a 1/2 teaspoon at best of marrow. Really just paid for the bone. Apple crisp was a little disappointing. It's a deconstructed apple crisp missing most of the yummiest parts... The crumbs. We will be back though. Very lovely.
We enjoyed our dinner at Amuse. The menu is not huge but has several interesting choices. The frisee salad was delicious as were the special perch and the moules frites entrees.
The profiterole with salted caramel ice cream and warm chocolate ganache was wonderful. A special tarte appetizer was disappointing. Service is very professional. The atmosphere is lovely. And, the byo policy is a treat.
Diappointed as we made res rvations to try Amuse for Westfield Restaurant week. We had reservations on Friday for lunch. When we requested the special menu, we were told that restaurant week prices did not apply as they said Friday was considered the weekend. I can see how Friday evening might be considered such, but not lunch. However, it stated such on the website, so it was my oversight. Just started the meal being somewhat disappointed at not getting what we had anticipated.
I made Valentine's Day brunch reservations after seeing the brunch menu on Amuse's site. When we were seated, at noon, we were given the dinner menu. When we asked for the brunch menu, we were told the restaurant doesn't serve brunch and hadn't updated its website. What's more, there was nothing in the restaurant or on the menu to suggest it was Valentine's day (aside from the hostess's red dress). We ended up ordering appetizers (salad and trout coleslaw and a crepe). Very disappointed, especially because we have had excellent dinners in the past. My advice: come for dinner, not for "brunch."
Saturday Dinner at 830pm. Had reservations and was seated within 5 minutes of checking in with the hostess. Wouldn't recommend coat check since there was an 'unique' smell coming from the closet. But other than that minor point, food was great with proper portions. This place does fill up quick so highly suggest reservations. This place is BYOB.
We've been trying to get a reservation at Amuse since it opened and were very surprised to be able to book a table the night before Valentine's Day. We were seated immediately. The food could not have been better. The crepes with seafood appetizer and the smoked trout appetizer were both outstanding and looked as good as they tasted. The seafood risotto was more than I could possibly eat and enjoyed half of it the next day. My husband said the duck confit was the best he's ever tasted. The special dessert left us licking the plate of the chocolate souffle with molten chocolate and vanilla anglaise sauce on the side. The service was fine and the waitress very friendly. The fact that it's a bring your own made it really affordable
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