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Vermilion Restaurant

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1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925 (Fayette St.)
703 684 9669
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for brunch during restaurant week, and the food was amazing, service was excellent. The upstairs dining room is cozy and can get a bit noisy, but we really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Kelly H
Jeffersonville, Vermont
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The salmon was special. This is a restaurant where you savor each bite. Take your time and experience the delicacy.

Thank Dgottshall
Washington, DC
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I went here for a birthday dinner. First off, the basil cocktail (Type something or other) is mindblowing. We both ended up having two. Sweet, fragrant, and goes down very easily. We opted for the vegetarian tasting menu, which meant the chef made a few dishes for us based on what they had in season and in... More 

Thank DawnSerra
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147 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was perfect. Our server a young lady had a smile on her face and was helpful. The menu was filled with marvelous choices. Our dinner was divine. The salmon tartare was terrific. The salad with avocado and hazelnuts was light and ample. There are just not enough words for the duck dish. ..fantastic and perfectly prepared. The almond dessert... More 

Thank trigger1070
Troutville, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked Vermilion out of many choices for our 25th anniversary. I am so glad I found it. Over the top service accompanied by an outstanding meal made for an awesome mesl. Thank-you for making a great trip even better.

Thank Dawn O
Atlanta, GA
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127 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just dined at Vermilion for brunch. First, I'll start off by saying that we had reservations and we were promptly seated upon arrival. I appreciate that. However, the service went downhill from there. Our waitress was extremely slow. We waited an abnormally long time to place our drink order. We waited an abnormally long time to place our food order.... More 

Thank QTPyePop
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Question: Why have a "week" to promote restaurants that have no interest in participating? It is voluntary, so there is nothing forcing any to offer a special menu. Two of us had lunch, one ordering off the "special" menu, and one off the regular lunch menu (the cost was about the same , each included a soup or salad, entree... More 

Thank Michael P
Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

I recently was in the DC area with two elderly friends and I came across Vermilion on searching the web. I love local food places, and seek out new dining experiences--particularly the local farm to table type places. Vermilion fit the bill, and we were throughly pleased. Happenstance, it was Restaurant Week, and with a bit convincing I got my... More 

Thank yellowrider221
Washington DC & San Diego CA
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

This chef's food is always inventive, surprising, and delicious. I've been several times and he never disappoints. Three of my favorite things on the menu are the duck dinner, the cream cheese pancakes at brunch (UNBELIEVABLE---the best!) and his red pepper coulis soup with shrimp. If you are familiar with Restaurant Eve in Old Town Alexandria, you definitely want to... More 

Thank roeslers
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We came to Old Town Alexandria for an early Father's Day brunch. So thankful we did! Absolutely delicious meal- even the girls (age 10 & 8) loved their meals. Waitstaff was attentive but not overbearing. My husband wanted a meal which came with grits. Unfortunately our server came to the table to tell us the meat for that dish "was... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
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 22314-2925
    (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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?