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Vermilion Restaurant

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1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Fayette St.)
703 684 9669
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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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Falls Church, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the heart of old town Alexandria, Vermilion is consistently rated by food critics in the top tier of the business. I can see why—the food is good, the service is exceptionally helpful and the management attentive. Appetizers of grilled octopus was charred, crispy, but tender and juicy and when served with some cashews it was a testament to flavor... More 

Thank RussellJW
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was so delicious. I had made our reservation weeks in advance and was really looking forward to eating at this restaurant. So many of the workers there were trying very hard to be professional and to provide a positive experience. I have waited a week to give this review but I am still so troubled by my experience... More 

Thank b317
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there with a business partner to have a nice dinner after a long day with an Italian wine treat. The restaurant seems fancy yet cosy. It offers limited number of dishes but great selection of wines from all over the world. Reading through wine list I spot few wines from winery which is just situated less than 60 miles... More 

Thank George1133
Alexandria, Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have come back to Vermillion several times over the years. Has consistently been a great experience. Great old town location near plenty of mid-King street shopping. Dark, warm atmosphere inside, with nice outdoor seating on pleasant days. Although being right on King Street, outdoor seating can get noisy. Service has always been excellent. I have always found the waitstaff pleasant... More 

Thank jshu703
raleigh, nc
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at National Harbor for our recent vacation. We decided to take the water taxi to Alexandria to try something different for our "date night". We stumbled upon Vermilion by chance. What a wonderful meal. We had 3 different cocktails which were fresh and were perfect for a hot night. The restaurant was quiet, it was a late... More 

Thank justliked
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service for dinner recently. The grilled octopus was different and delicious, as was the crab and corn soup (forget the exact name of that dish). The duck was cooked perfectly and all of the desserts were amazing. Definitely recommend Vermillion to anyone celebrating an event or looking to have a wonderful meal. The prices are also very competitive; you... More 

Thank USR1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very quaint little restaurant, Courtney and Bethany were working the bar and were fun, friendly,and made a great Moscow Mule! The steak was prepared perfectly, and the succotash was the perfect compliment to the meal. The only down side is it was very expensive for the amount of food, meal was amazing but I left hungry.

Thank Zoukosmash
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We chose vermillion on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews when we were looking for something in Old Town. We were very pleased with the food and the service, but were not as happy when we saw we were paying Old Town rents. We've had comparable food and service in Vienna for a whole lot less. So, if you need... More 

Thank Ajaxtol
London UK
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192 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

All a bit rushed. They were fully booked with our table for 8 allocated again after us. Food was OK, nothing to gush over. The amuse bouche was laughable. A few noodles... We had food ratings from 'oh wow' to 'so-so' in our group. Mine was 3 scallops to start - OK and the steak - OK again. Stingy portions,... More 

Thank pjspjs
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15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Romantic, classy, delicious. Outstanding service from the moment the booking was made. Greeted with champagne (an anniversary celebration). Corn/crab soup and scallops to start (scallops won), bas and salmon as mains - both delicious. Snickers to finish off with was fantastic. Complementary treats flowed. Great selection of wines and cocktail. If you're looking for a special romantic spot...this is it.

Thank Graeme S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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
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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