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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 138
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Fancy brunch!

My husband took me here for brunch one day, and it was not only delicious, but also a fancy treat! I loved the food and the service, brunch was amazing. Looking forward to going back for dinner soon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
WhitO5214
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Cleveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was really excited to get back to Vermilion as I loved the decor and the food when I first visited. this time it wasn't as special. The octopus was a great app and was prepared wonderfully, but everything else, for the price, was meh. The entire table ordered the steak selection and we were less than impressed with the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,140 reviews 1,140 reviews
566 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My husband took me here for brunch one day, and it was not only delicious, but also a fancy treat! I loved the food and the service, brunch was amazing. Looking forward to going back for dinner soon.

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Basingstoke
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Strange sort of place. Bar and restaurant downstairs, more atmospheric room upstairs. I was meeting a friend and was early so I went to the bar for a drink. I waited for 15 mins before I found my friend at the other end of the bar - front of house hadn't told him I was waiting...ho hu. The 2009 Nappa... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I love their food, and their wait staff have the best recommendations. Never had anything I didn't like there, but the prices make sure we only go there for special occasions. I've been there a few different times in the last year (anniversaries, birthdays, etc.) and never been disappointed. Their menu changes, but I've learned to trust the servers recommendations,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Following a colleague's recommendation I took my wife to Vermillion to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary a couple of days ago. What a fantastic place. The staff were terrific and their attention to detail could not be faulted. They were aware that it was our anniversary and really pushed the boat out. The beautifully presented food was very much on... More 

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Belfair, Washington, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This rating should have been a four but when you don't know how to cook salmon it gets you what it gets you. I went there with three co-workers on a business trip. One of my friends had done some homework and found it on the internet prior to our departure. We went for dinner and spent three hours or... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

disappointing. Let's start with the positives, the staff is very polite and very well trained. My only complaint is that the waiter recommend an $18 dollar glass of wine without telling me it was $18. Two glasses of that with dinner was a little pricey, even for Vermillion. Now the bad, I started with the charred octopus. Unfortunately, it was... More 

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Reston VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?