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Vermilion Restaurant

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Sun, 6/16
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Citrus Spice Marinated Olives
Castelveltrano, picholine & niçoise, feta cheese with herbs & garlic
Pimento Dip
Roasted peppers, cheddar & grilled whole wheat flatbread
Cornmeal Hush-Puppies
Bread & butter pickles & 3 dipping sauces
Roasted Path Valley Carrots
Local baby carrots, house made yogurt, honey & granola
P.E.I Mussels
Spicy tomato ragout, garden herbs & spanish chorizo
Chilled Tomatillo Gazpacho
yogurt, cilantro & oil poached tomatoes
Oven roasted amish chicken breast +5.00
Caramelized & sliced hanger steak +6.00
Chophouse Wedge Salad
Bacon,​ cucumbers, piquillo peppers, brioche & bleu cheese dressing
Oven roasted amish chicken breast +5.00
Caramelized & sliced hanger steak +6.00
Path Valley Beet & Radish Salad
Parsnip puree, shaved celery & toasted sesame
Oven roasted amish chicken breast +5.00
Caramelized & sliced hanger steak +6.00
Local Mixed Greens
Shaved vegetables, petite herbs & red wine vinaigrette
The Goat Herder
Peppered goat cheese, honey roasted beets, peppers & garlic confit
Fried Oysters & Bacon “Bahn Mi”
Pickled carrots, shaved ham, cilantro & spicy aioli
Crispy Old Bay Chicken
Ice-burg lettuce, maple mustard & smoked gouda
Chef's Cheeseburger*
Crispy onion ring, cheddar cheese & BBQ braised onions
Pan Roasted Hanger Steak
Sauteed​ spinach, frites & house made steak sauce
Herbed zucchini, English peas, asparagus & ricotta
Skuna Bay Salmon
Roasted orzo, glazed endive & almond milk
Pan Roasted Chicken Breast
Potato puree, spring vegetable ragout & charred lemon vinaigrette
The Ceo
A relaxed two course meal choice of pea soup or any salad & any main
The Junior Vp
A more streamlined two courses choice of mixed local baby greens salad or soup & any sandwich
Vermilion offers deceptively simple Modern American cooking in the heart of old town Alexandria. From Chef Thomas Cardarelli's seasonal cooking using local, farm-raised products whenever possible, to the warmth of its ambiance and graciousness of hospitality its staff brings to the table, Vermilion serves as an ideal location for a casual weekday dinner, a special occasion destination, or simply a great gathering place for drinks with friends.
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of 8 had a great birthday celebration today. We had delicious food and very good rose wine. The restaurant gives a good discount if you order an appetizer, main dish and a dessert. The service was very accommodating and prompt on water and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute booking for Vermilion. Somewhat smarter than I anticipated and wish I’d dressed better for it. Ambience very nice with a nice looking dining room and bar. Drinks very good with some different, interesting cocktails. Ordered off the main menu (they have a 5...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jamespaulding
Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Made the wise choice to stop into Vermillion as I was actually walking to another restaurant. Checked the menu posted outside and decide to change my plans. Glad I did. First of all, a much more casual atmosphere than I was expecting. Definitely classy and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank gondekp
Reviewed April 21, 2019

We had a spectacular evening for our girls' night out. The pisco cocktail was a lovely light start - followed with a seasonal salad with pea shoot and feta. We sampled various pastas as well as the house roast chicken. Everything was perfectly prepared and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Amy L
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Very dark upstairs where we sat Service was fine French toast was fine and came with real maple syrup The salmon eggs Benedict though good was a tad small Coffee was good Hush puppies were regular

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

Went for a Saturday night dinner with family. Good food, and service. It was quieter upstairs, so we could enjoy conversation. I would recommend making a reservation.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank karens3boys
Reviewed March 26, 2019

We celebrated my father's birthday at Vermilion and had a perfect evening. When I called to make the reservation they made sure to give us a special table and the service the entire evening was perfect. We were all very happy with the food and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 150gregb
Reviewed March 19, 2019

The service was amazing! We sat on the 2nd floor and it was quiet enough for us to enjoy conversation! The wait staff was amazingly helpful! The bread is to die for--a variety and warm! The menu is not extensive but absolutely perfect. The portions...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LuannP9
Reviewed March 18, 2019

Creative dishes, well executed. Balanced flavors, textures, and ingredients. Each dish stimulates your taste, eyes, and brain to figure out the recipes. Excellent wine list by glass or bottle. Fair pricing and quality of the food and service make this a great value. Look forward...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Miniamo
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I had been walking around the area and saw the menu here on walked in on a Saturday evening. We did not have a reservation and they were full, but they managed to fit us in. Just a great experience. Wonderful wait...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Mary C
July 8, 2017|
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Response from tonitoneetoni | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on the first floor.
December 6, 2016|
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Response from Robert E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply. I just parked right on the street quite close to the restaurant. I never found out if they have valet parking or not, you may have to google that. Plenty of parking spaces on the street, but then... More
December 6, 2016|
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Response from yellowrider221 | Reviewed this property |
Yup, as Richard said, it is a crowded area--street parking is hard to score, and I was lucky (but it took 15 minutes). As you move a few blocks away it gets better. I was driving several hobbled seniors, so I was able to... More
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