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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
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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Alexandria, Virginia
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I will be the first to tell you i visited Vermilion about 2 years ago and the menu was rather "bacon" forward and had "foam" on some of the items. I don't eat meat so my choices at that time were limited. I enjoyed the atmosphere and service yet based on that one experience, never went back...until today. The menu... More 

Thank CoronaOldTown
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely and comfortable restaurant. Great drinks at the bar (and do have some pimento cheese to nibble on), and an eclectic menu.

Thank suesboys
Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a friend for dinner to Vermilion and we pleased to find a restaurant that rated the "fine dining" price point. Service was very good ... not fawning or looming ... servers were observant and at the ready when something was needed. That being said, the quality and taste of the food is that really makes or breaks... More 

Thank AgeOldDinosaur
Istanbul, Turkey
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93 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been to Vermilion Restaurant a couple of times for business lunches but this was the first time I went for dinner as it was my birthday. Normally I don't place much stock in that but the waiter heard my wife say something, picked up on it and must have told the chef, because we got a few delicious... More 

Thank Robert E
Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That's how the food is and that's how they have treated us over the past few years - consistently special. My husband and I usually have dinner at Vermillion every few months, often enough to notice how consistent they are,but not often enough that they would recognize us as regulars. Very good wine list and creative cocktails. Only place that... More 

Thank TracyVA_11
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 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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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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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217 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?