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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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Washington DC & San Diego CA
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Mmerola22
Greenwich, Connecticut
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196 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for Sunday brunch, and couldn't be more pleased. The restaurant is in a beautiful colonial brick building, with great decorations, including working gas lanterns. The staff is extremely friendly and efficient, and the food is outrageously delicious.

Thank BobLeblaw
Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a business dinner for 9 people. We were upstairs. The menu and price are fixed: one of three appetizers, one of three entrees, one of three deserts. Drinks extra. I had the beef and it was excellent, those who had scallops were less pleased, the corn chowder with crab, or whatever, became corn chowder with some other seafood... More 

Thank Richard S
Falls Church, VA
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385 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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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88 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

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 

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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 Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, 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 22314-2925
    (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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