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“spotty flavors from the kitchen” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vermilion Restaurant

Vermilion Restaurant
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Ranked #26 of 748 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fayette St.
Transit: King St. Metro Station Using the King Street Trolley, get off at the Fayette St. Stop coming in either direction.
Description: 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.
Tucson, Arizona
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“spotty flavors from the kitchen”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

This place tends to be a little loud - no matter where you sit, so if you're hoping for a nice date spot or a place to catch up with friends, think again.

Also, the food , while seemingly creative on the menu, is often inconsistent. Sometimes it's spot on and others times, not so much

Visited June 2012
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Athens, Georgia
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241 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fresh Eggs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Visited for lunch on the weekend. Good selection of brunch dishes with fresh eggs and crispy bacon. We were seated quickly and wait staff was attentive. Food was presented well on the plates. Overall experience was pleasant. Will probably try some of the other good restaurants in the area before going back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FredL757
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Washington,DC
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157 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Casual and fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Our birthday group had lunch there last week. We enjoyed hubs puppies and pickles for appetizers. The sole and the barbecue chicken were delicious.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank amieduvin
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

My husband and I celebrated our 42nd anniversary at Vermilion and it was one of our most enjoyable celebrations. We were welcomed and wished a happy anniversary by the hostess.As noted in a previous review, we too were seated at a cozy table for two beside the window. Our waitress, Kristen S. was extremely friendly and accomodating and also wished us a happy anniversary. We were offered a glass of complementary champagne to start off our celebration. Kristen explained the menu items in detail and we chose to share a garden salad to start, which was crisp and fresh. I ordered the sole and my husband had the grouper special. The flavor combinations in each entre were amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed every bite. We chose not to have dessert but were treated to two small cream puffs complimented by raspberry sorbet. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful evening.
Every anniversary we have chosen a different restaurant to try and this year, we decided, the service, food, and atmosphere at Vermilion just may have been the best of all!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 542Mary
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Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Local favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

The food is great and I love the atmosphere! Been here many times for lunch, happy hour, and dinner. The lunch menu is very reasonably priced. Dinner is expensive.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicole G
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