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Vermilion Restaurant

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1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925 (Fayette St.)
+1 703-684-9669
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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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

My girlfriend and I visited Vermillion back in June during our trip to DC, and we both agreed that this was absolutely the best meal, best environment, service, all of it, that we have ever had. The price was right, the food was amazing, the portions were perfect, and I want more popcorn ice cream!!!!! :)

Thank onebad92vr4
Syosset, New York, USA
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

This was one of our favorite dinners ever and we've been to restaurants around the world. The decor and atmosphere was warm, inviting and romantic. The food was amazing. They use local food from the farms and you can definitely taste the freshness. I got the potato wrapped fluke, which was one of the best fish dishes I've ever had.... More 

Thank love2travel1207
Alexandria, VA
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1,261 reviews
588 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 501 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Yesterday we went to Vermilion for a dinner with very good friends. We were seated on the second floor by the window and against the wall to accommodate a hearing problem in our party. We decided on the four course dinner and particularly enjoyed the sirloin steak, salmon, and the beet and apple salad, though the dessert of fried fritters... More 

Thank VAChuck
Springfield, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Vermillion is an amazing dining experience! The best food and atmosphere. Service is terrific. It should be #1 on this list. We greatly enjoyed our anniversary dinner there last night. We've enjoyed it every time we've gone.

Thank Elmcnair
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Had a very nice anniversary dinner at Vermilion. The service was great. We were welcomed with a great window table upstairs in the corner of the room and given a complimentary glass of champagne each. It was a very nice touch. We also ordered a bottle of wine. The meal started with a broccoli soup amuse bouche. Very tasty. I... More 

Thank Monica0209
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

One night I was planning a romantic date night and this was the restaurant I decided to go based of the reviews and location. I am SOOOOOOO glad I picked this gem. It was absolutely amazing. Definitely one of the best meals of my life!!!! The restaurant has very romantic decor as well as being candle light. We had many... More 

Thank Carnitta W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

My wife and I dined here for our wedding anniversary. I booked the table online and added a comment about the special occasion. We arrived on time and were seated in a booth on the main floor which separated us nicely from the tables on both ends. The server brought complimentary champagne and was attentive without being pushy. We took... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, USA
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013

M boyfriend and I went to this restaurant mid-week to celebrate my birthday, and it was an overall stellar meal - great service, good food, and laid-back ambiance. Service Vermilion uses a team approach to serving, which means super attentive and seamless service. Also, my boyfriend mentioned that it was my birthday. Not only did the waiter offer birthday wishes,... More 

Thank beebechica
Alexandria, Virginia
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116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I went here for my birthday and had an incredible experience. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. Knowing it was my birthday, they seated us in a private area, even though it was a busy Friday night. I ordered the lamb and seasonal cocktails while my wife had the gnocchi with a unique flavorful... More 

Thank DNeck19
Arlington, VA
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a new favorite. We visited for a special birthday dinner and were quickly drawn in by the rustic charm of the upstairs dining room. The service was attentive and cheerful, and the food creatively relied on local vendors. A table by the front windows offered a great view of King Street. We'll definitely go back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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: +1 703-684-9669
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?