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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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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 92
    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
Excellent choices

Vermillion offers considerable choices on its menu; excellent quality and well-prepared. Fresh ingredients and good experience. Dine upstairs for quieter meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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274 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Vermillion offers considerable choices on its menu; excellent quality and well-prepared. Fresh ingredients and good experience. Dine upstairs for quieter meal.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I did not know a mamosa could taste so good! Best ever! Great friendly staff and excellent food. I was concerned it was not going to be child friendly but the staff was just wonderful to my 2 year old.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you're in Old Town looking for a bite to eat this is a must try. The service is absolutely excellent. Staff is friendly and calm and ensure you are fully satisfied. The hush puppies are probably the best in the history of hush puppies. No matter how hard you try to just have a couple you will fail and... More 

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Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I've dined at Vermilion many times at all meals. Dinner really shines though lunch and weekend brunch also are great. I've rarely been disappointed, and when I was, they fixed it. Though I've never had anything bad here, not all options on the menu are excellent. It's worth listening to the right server (e.g., ask for Anthony) for their favorites.... More 

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Out to dinner with colleagues after a day of meetings. Tried the tasting menu with wine pairing. The chef did an outstanding job of blending subtle flavors and then picking great wine pairings. Would return again and again.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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131 reviews 131 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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1,233 reviews 1,233 reviews
593 restaurant reviews
360 helpful votes 360 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant 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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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?