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Vermilion Restaurant

1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
703 684 9669
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Ranked #9 of 648 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fayette St.
Transit: King St. Metro Station Using the King Street Trolley, get off at the Fayette St. Stop coming in either direction.
Description: 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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Portland, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Would definitely return for special occasions. A bit pricy for weekly visits. try three small plates to create a more varied meal for same price as entree. each dish thoughtful and creative. Little gems salad excellent.

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Alexandria, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The tasting and wine paring menu is amazing. Great place for brunch. Attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We visited Vermillion on a recent rip to Alexandria and even although it was a arainy Wednesday Night , the place was packed . The food was excellent , it's a small menu but dont let that deter you. The service was outstanding and although, as mentioned , the restaurant was busy , it was prompt, efficient and very timely.... More

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Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Because my husband is not always a planner, he asked me Sunday morning where I wanted to go to my birthday brunch/lunch that day. I had been to Vermillion before but I had read that they had recently rennovated, so I thought we should go. We decided to sit at the bar. We always enjoy it as we love having... More

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Arlington, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My meal started with an amuse bouche of cream of broccoli soup that was outstanding. The food and atmosphere are sophisticated without pretense. It's a great date restaurant.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I went here for our anniversary. The ambiance is extremely nice, the perfect balance of modern and classic. I love the brick exterior of the building which is reminiscent of the old world. My husband and I look young and are sometimes treated in restaurants like we are too young to be there (we are in our... More

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Calgary, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Was disappointed in the taste of the food. It was bland and not flavourful. Also green beans seemed to be added to many of the courses. Presentation was nice. Portions were small. I wouldn't return.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant is charming unfortunately the quality of the food and service don't live up to expectations. In my opinion there are far better food options in Old Town

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We go here for Sunday brunch after spending the morning walking around Huntley Meadows to the south. The salads are great and the entrees are also excellent, especially the hanger steak. The service is excellent with appropriately attentive wait staff.

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Leonberg, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our meal started off just fine--complimentary bubbly for our special occasion, black napkins for our black clothes. We ordered the tasting menu--one with wine pairings and one without for the designated driver. We did not expect large portions since there were 4 courses. We thought the portion sizes were very appropriate. Unfortunately, the food, while good, was not exceptional and... More

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