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“Amazing happy hour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vermilion Restaurant

Vermilion Restaurant
1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
703 684 9669
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Ranked #10 of 650 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $31 - $50
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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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing happy hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The pimento cheese is the best and happy hour is a real bargain. The appetizers are fun and tasty without being too complicated. The restaurant also has a great dinner menu. One of my favorite places in Old Town.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great experience with Chef's tasting menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We have been to Vermilion quite a few times. We were there the other night and had the tasting menu with wine pairings. Great variety and perfect portion sizes. The wines were a perfect match to each course. The waiter was attentive but not too attentive! He was great with his awareness of dietary needs for one of us. Really relaxing, tasty mid-week evening dining experience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Falls Church, Va
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424 reviews 424 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 107 cities Reviews in 107 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Truly disappointed with food and quality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I came here with very high expectations and was sorely disappointed. My initial impression was that the ambiance was lacking. There was also a clear disconnect between the price point and the patrons. This restaurant is ambitious and unfortunately fell extraordinarily flat with its delivery. Wine and cocktails were average. The entrees were nearly laughable in portion size and quality compared with price point. More so, the food really wasn't that great. I do not recommend dining here.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not at its Prime”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Vermillion seems to have suffered the loss of Chef Chittum. The octopus appetizer has been changed (to the chagrin of one of the diners in our party, who spoke to the manager about this) and another said her salmon had a minute too long on the fire. But the service and the wine were just fine.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“For the Love...what a great find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Traveling to Virginia for business found this restaurant on trip advisor. Fantastic Food!!! Wonderful service great ambience and try the fritters for dessert!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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