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Permanently Closed - Amuse

4.2
306 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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About

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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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
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Phone number
(908) 317-2640
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
C.J. Reycraft, Jr.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Quimby St.
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Parking details
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.
Additional
BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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realestate44 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

The food was good, with ample portion. However, the service was somewhat slow, and the waiter was not very personable. There was a mistake, overcharge, on the bill, and he did not even apologize for the mistake.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on June 21, 2016

Very mediocre
Food was tepid. Not served hot.
Quality was ok.
Just not a run back for more.

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tall (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

Very good tasty and quality food with reasonable price

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GerryP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2016

Always outstanding! Traditional French but with a twist. T he trout was incredible as was the duck confit. CJ and staff are welcoming and attentive, Bravo!

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beanie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2016

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

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vipSadie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 14, 2016

The food was very good, however the menu is very limited.

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Fantasitic (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

Amuse is always a gem. My neighbor and I enjoy it each time.

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vipmomtrop (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

Delicious food, as usual. One of my favorite places.

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vipRSilver (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 31, 2016

It was our anniversary and we wanted someplace special. Amuse did not disappoint. We ordered the special dessert which was chocolate soufle and it was amazing. The dinners were both delicious! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 29, 2016

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.

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vipNJhiker (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

We usually like Amuse and have a good meal there. This was not the case on Saturday. Our server was not great, very aloof and seemed not pleased to be there. The food (red snapper and risoto) were both really bland. Disappointed, but will try again.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

The small plate menu concept allows for more choices and adventure than a traditional menu. The french onion soup, foie gras, NY Strip Steak, scallops and chocolate souffle were all wonderful. The service was right on. Looking forward to next time.

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Hugh (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 20, 2016

food down hill with small plates, had duck 2 months ago, it was great, had it this time terrible tough and gravy had no taste.

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