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Vermilion Restaurant

1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
+1 703-684-9669
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“tasting menu” (19 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

We visited Vermillion on a recent rip to Alexandria and even although it was a arainy Wednesday Night , the place was packed . The food was excellent , it's a small menu but dont let that deter you. The service was outstanding and although,...More

1  Thank TorontoWeller
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Because my husband is not always a planner, he asked me Sunday morning where I wanted to go to my birthday brunch/lunch that day. I had been to Vermillion before but I had read that they had recently rennovated, so I thought we should go....More

1  Thank Kendallwood
Reviewed 17 August 2014

My meal started with an amuse bouche of cream of broccoli soup that was outstanding. The food and atmosphere are sophisticated without pretense. It's a great date restaurant.

1  Thank Vanessa S
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went here for our anniversary. The ambiance is extremely nice, the perfect balance of modern and classic. I love the brick exterior of the building which is reminiscent of the old world. My husband and I look young and are sometimes...More

1  Thank Claire M
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Was disappointed in the taste of the food. It was bland and not flavourful. Also green beans seemed to be added to many of the courses. Presentation was nice. Portions were small. I wouldn't return.

2  Thank LauraL112013
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This restaurant is charming unfortunately the quality of the food and service don't live up to expectations. In my opinion there are far better food options in Old Town

Thank luxurybarginlover
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We go here for Sunday brunch after spending the morning walking around Huntley Meadows to the south. The salads are great and the entrees are also excellent, especially the hanger steak. The service is excellent with appropriately attentive wait staff.

Thank Soars37
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Our meal started off just fine--complimentary bubbly for our special occasion, black napkins for our black clothes. We ordered the tasting menu--one with wine pairings and one without for the designated driver. We did not expect large portions since there were 4 courses. We thought...More

Thank sszeke
Reviewed 27 June 2014

After reading all the glowing reviews I finally went to Vermilion and my experience was quite disappointing. On the plus side, service was very good and attentive, and the wine recommended to us was excellent. But, there were too many downsides: Food was OK --...More

1  Thank Carlupi
Reviewed 13 June 2014

During a week in Alexandria I dined at Vermillion, The Majestic, Brabo Tasting Room, Hank's Oyster Bar and Restaurant Eve - of these, Vermillion was hands down the best meal. The atmosphere is charming and quirky - the Kimpton of restaurants, if you get the...More

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Mary C
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Response from Toni W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on the first floor.
Bob S
6 December 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
Bob S
6 December 2016|
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Response from Dgottshall | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the pay lot above no behind the restaurant. It is a short walk .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
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
  • E-mail
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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