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Vermilion Restaurant

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1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925 (Fayette St.)
+1 703-684-9669
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From the amuse Boucher to the dessert we loved every bite! It was a Thursday evening, not too crowded. Waiter was attentive but not overbearing. Suggested an Italian wine we all loved. Standouts were the fried oyster appetizer, steak, duck. And the caramel gingerbread dessert had us all wishing for more!

Thank amd-cba
Houson, Texas
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96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Underwhelmed is the only way I could describe my experience at Vermilion and I was disappointed because I was so looking forward to a lovely meal. My daughter now lives in Alexandria and during our visit with several family members we dined at Vermilion. She had raved about it.... The decor and ambiance were most promising....really loved the overall look.... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed, coming from out of town to celebrate our daughter' s birthday and there move to Alexandria, the phone staff and greeters were amazing. Bottle of champagne was waiting table side as ordered. We wanted a few bar apps like warm olives, cheese board and hush puppies. Our waiter,Andrew, acted inconvenient and wasn't sure he could serve us these requested... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky to find a parking space directly in front on a Friday afternoon. A party of four on our first visit, we elected to share many dishes from the special "Winter Restaurant Week" offerings. The meal was full of pleasant surprises. Our accomplished waiter Dan was informed about ingredients. Starters included a salad of endive and spinach with... More 

Thank broadcreek
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings. The food was excellent. The service was smooth and well paced - neither rushed nor slow. Our sever provided background for each of the wines. I was impressed that a first question asked was whether we had any food allergies or dislikes. I returned with a friend for lunch a few... More 

Thank Sue H
Alexandria, Virginia
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Such a great restaurant - the food is delicious, the atmosphere is industrial chic, the wait staff is always knowledgeable and friendly. Close to King St. Metro and on street parking us easy to find. Try it - you'll love it!

Thank Sheila W
Everett, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Met a friend in the bar and ended up sharing space in the lounge with another group. The place was cozy, good sized and maybe had some space upstairs? (saw the stairs but never went up). Had some drinks and appetizers. The herb fries were really good as was the hushpuppies (3 dipping sauces). Will definitely come back for a... More 

Thank Toni W
Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Went here for dinner based on foursquare reviews. Turned out the menu was slightly different which wasn't a huge deal. If you want to start with a cheese board, better ask for it - it's on the dessert menu. Cheeses were DELICIOUS! We tried 3 out of 5 and the servings are very generous for two people that can eat.... More 

Thank Roberta J
Norwalk, Connecticut
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115 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Very nice restaurant located in the quant streets in Alexandria. Food was excellent, service excellent and the staff was very well vested on wines. A little pricy but overall a great place to eat.

Thank northernlights40
Alexandria, Virginia
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

returned to Vermillion after a couple of bad experiences over the past 18 months - it went downhill after previous chef left - to find it's on the road to recovery - tasty dishes, relatively simply prepared with local products - still a little over-prices, with mid-size portions charged full price; but worth a visit. The deserts are new and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
    (Fayette St.)
  • Public Transportation: King St. Metro Station Using the King Street Trolley, get off at the Fayette St. Stop coming in either direction.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-684-9669
Vermilion features Chef William Morris' menu of Contemporary American cuisine. Complimenting Chef Morris' menu is Vermilion's wine list, named one of the top wine lists in the country by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. Combining a charming location in Old town Alexandria with stylized design and atmosphere, Vermilion represents a bit of downtown sophistication: from the exposed brick in the upstairs dining room to the overstuffed pillows in the lounge downstairs, Vermilion holds something for all tastes.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?