My husband and I had been wanting to try Vermilion since moving closer to Old Town for three years...we were just waiting for a special occasion because we heard it was fabulous! I made reservations for my Husband's birthday, a Thursday night. When I made the reservation, the host asked if we were celebrating anything and I told him that we were celebrating a birthday and our first wedding anniversary in the same week!
When we arrived, we were greeted and brought to our table right away. We were seated at a lovely table on the second floor with a great view of an adorable section of King Street. We had an excellent waiter, who explained every dish we asked about. We were brought out complimentary champagne to start our celebration and it was delicious! We were also given a taste test of cauliflower soup that the chef was trying out...melt in your mouth wonderful!
I ordered a parmesan crusted dover sole dish with basmati rice and sun dried pesto sauce...I never thought flavors could compliment each other so well without overpowering. The dish was perfect and the portion was spot on, not too big, but not pretentious and small either. My husband ordered a beef duo dish and said everything melted in his mouth. Our waitress then asked us to pick out a dessert on the house, which we were very grateful for! They have a separate dessert chef, that put together wonderful desserts. We ordered the peanut butter cheesecake, which came with plum sorbet and peanut butter crunchies...it was insanely delicious! They also brought out ANOTHER free dessert of cream puffs and caramel. My husband, who NEVER eats a sweet let alone a full dessert devoured both desserts with me!
At the end of our visit, they gave us a nice hand written card thanking us for spending our special occasion with us. It was a classsy gesture and i never felt overwhelmed or bothered by the nice attention. Our entire meal, with a glass of wine and beer, came to $80ish without tip.
The service was impeccable and the value cannot be beat. We will definitely make another visit to Vermilion in the future!
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