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Vermilion Restaurant

1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
703 684 9669
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Ranked #14 of 654 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Savannah, Georgia
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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Vermilion was our "Go To" restaurant for a consistently above average (4 stars) experience. The Sunchoke soup was okay but lacked zip. The charred octopus was good - excellent char - but the octopus pieces were as large as your thumb and very chewy. Both the Porkloin and Duck Breast, again, fell into the OK category. The saving grace to... More 

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Fenton, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Love this place. The servie, the atmosphere, the food...fresh and absolutely delightful and different.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went for a late lunch and maybe that was our first mistake? Dinner may have been a better choice? The ambiance is nice but a little strange. It has a mix of old and some odd newer decor. I think they could do away with the new paintings and photos on the wall and the updated lighting should go away... More 

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Additional Information about Vermilion Restaurant

Address: 1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703 684 9669
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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