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Vermilion Restaurant

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1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Fayette St.)
King St. Metro Station Using the King Street Trolley, get off at the Fayette St. Stop coming in either direction.
703 684 9669
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Vermilion features Chef William Morris' menu of Contemporary American...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 136
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  • 90
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not Impressed--At All

I had a class in Alexandria and at the lunch break headed to Vermilion for lunch. Saw that it was Restaurant Week and wanted to take advantage of that. Isn't restaurant week suppose to showcase the restaurant's best stuff? From the pre-fixe lunch menu, I order chestnut soup, pulled pork sandwich... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
jamdogg
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Reston VA
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Reston VA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I had a class in Alexandria and at the lunch break headed to Vermilion for lunch. Saw that it was Restaurant Week and wanted to take advantage of that. Isn't restaurant week suppose to showcase the restaurant's best stuff? From the pre-fixe lunch menu, I order chestnut soup, pulled pork sandwich and goat cheese cake for dessert. The chestnut soup... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We have been here a few times and they are amazing for all of the reasons that you want in a restaurant such as excellent service, a beautiful atmosphere and wonderful food. What has impressed me is how they have bent over backwards to make sure that they can accommodate my dietary needs. I am allergic to dairy and gluten... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I was so excited to try this restaurant out! I had read lots of reviews and people had said it was amazing. The restaurant is very beautiful and we were seated right in the front so we could people watch. That part was wonderful... but the food was just not that good! I was very disappointed because I wanted to... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great bar with the best fried oyster Banh Mi Sandwhich! The bar tender was friendly and so were the other patrons and the food was outstanding.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I hadn't been to Vermillion in ages. We met friends for dinner and could only get an early seating. The food was excellent and our waiter made some very good recommendations. We were never rushed and enjoyed a great dinner. Although we weren't rushed our waiter did seem to disappear for a bit. I enjoyed the leisurely meal, others might... More 

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DC
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

It was our first time here for dinner in a while as we are usually part of their brunch crowd. The menu was great and all of the food was fantastic. Waiter recommended the gnocchi and he was not wrong - it was fantastic. Had the cheese selection for desert and again, it was really great - fabulous selection. I... More 

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New York, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I didn't expect that the food would be as good as this from being well-acclimated to the dining scene in our home town of Manhattan and the various restaurants we have visited in DC. The food was above our expectations, but at a price, of course. I would definitely go back here any night of the week.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The food was good - but nothing exceptional. Compared to other high end restaurants, it was ok. The waiters were very knowledgable and fast. The dessert was bad - really bad.

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Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

As part of my USA holiday I included a visit to Washington DC. We chose to stay at a hotel in Alexandria, Virginia. On our first night we took a walk down King Street and decided to dine at the Vermillion Restaurant. Little did we realise at the time, we struck a gold mine, as far as choice goes. I... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is such a cute and cozy place. I went here on a Friday night and was seated upstairs. The decor is sort of modern, rustic. The server that help us that evening was so pleasant and very very attentive. For appetizer I had the steak tar tar. Amazing. For the main course Roast Magret Duck Breast with roasted polenta,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
    (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: 703 684 9669

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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