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at Vermilion Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thevermilionrestaurant.com
  • Email: info@thevermilionrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 871-6600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. monday-friday
    Dinner: 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday
    5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
    Lounge: During restaurant hours
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Latin American, Indian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Cutting edge fusion music (indian, latin, lounge) plays in the sensual Lounge, ideal for cocktails, tapas or as an after-work destination. Vermilion hosts the occasional DJ – event related.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lexington & 46th
  • Public Transit: 4,5,6 at 42nd St/Grand Central Terminal
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Garage on next block, 46th between Lexington and 3rd Avenue.
A word from at Vermilion
A gorgeous bi-level contemporary midtown restaurant & lounge with a global melding of Indian and Latin American cuisines, select regional Indian fare. Lauded by Gourmet, FT, Time, NY Post, Esquire. Ideal for LUNCH (three course latin express lunch), DINNER, AFTER WORK cocktails in the patios or lounge, and EVENTS (7 private spaces for 30-1000 guests). Marquis items by celebrity chefs for the James Beard Vermilion women’s scholarship and CFW program, as a woman led entity. Fashionable, urbane (worlds 50 best, wallpaper).

CUISINE tapas, fusion entrees & regional Indian include our tandoori skirt steak, lobster Portuguese (#1 dish worldwide USA Today), chimichurri new york strip, tamarind blackened ribs, saffron seafood paella, kababs, naans; a custom vegetarian menu of over 20 options; decadent desserts.

BEVERAGE: Artisan latin & signature cocktails and a global wine list (lauded by Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast), full service bar and stunning lounge with patios.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFusion / Eclectic
Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant was empty when we got there due to the time and location. Many of the dishes had great elements, but did not seem to go well together as one cohesive dish. The ribs as an entree were too sweet and might have been better with more spice. Overall, the food was good enough and the atmosphere was extremely relaxing on the weekend."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Amazing night great good great service will visit again for sure"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Service is good. Food is interesting design and concept. One of the dish (arepas) was extremely hot/spicy. Neither my wife nor I were really impressed by any dish. But it's not bad at all. We just had higher expectations for a mid-town Manhattan pricey restaurant. We were impressed so few people were there, so for a Friday night in NYC, that tells something."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was our third time at this restaurant for dinner. My wife and I invited our friend to join us. My wife and I ordered the seafood tasting menu. Our friend ordered the meat tasting menu. We agreed that the food was excellent. The price of the tasting menu is $90 per person. The servers explained each course in detail to us. The seafood included a lobster. The food combines Latin and Indian flavors in an very interesting way. The service is not rushed. The restaurant is very quiet, which enables good conversations. The decor is very modern. The tables are placed far apart. Our dinner took three hours. The three of us left this restaurant in a happy mood."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I had eaten at Vermillion in Chicago and loved it. This time was in NYC and was equally good. The tasting menus are a good value and the best way to enjoy the full cadre of delectible dishes available. My only issue was that the final plate served on the Omnivore tasting menu was far too large. It could have served as a meal in and of itself. It was delicious, but was simply too much to eat."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I didn't enjoy my Valentine's dinner here. The food was subpar, and it took forever to be seated despite having a reservation. I won't be returning."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I love the Indian and Spanish blend. Interesting and tasty dishes."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Not being ones to specifically seek out Indian cuisine we looked at the menu before making our reservation and were very glad we visited. The food was bright, fresh and delicious - definitely fusion. The squash soup, smoked chicken salad and artichoke fritters were outstanding, and we wanted to try every dish that passed by. Love the open, contemporary setting, too. A new favorite, we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The food was disappointing -- some dishes were excellent while others were poor. The dishes that sounded most appealing were discouraged by the waiter. The restaurant was empty on a Saturday night, and apparently expected to be empty since there were few servers. We and our guests will not return."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Overall very good. Went with an old friend and found the food excellent, and a great atmosphere to talk too.I would definitely recommend for a special night out"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food is OK. Nothing to write home about. We went for RW, and comparatively, there are Michelin starred restaurants with better food at the same RW price. And this place does not give you any bread unless you pay for it. Tsk, tsk! Taste-wise the food is OK. The decor is good, especially the bar lounge area on the first level. I would not go back again though since other better tasting restaurants are of better value."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Food okay, service so bad that this is my first review on a restaurant in over 5 years. It was so bad that after two attempts to get salt my husband walked into the kitchen to get some from there! Ordered Naan came with the main curse, wine came at the end of starter. And more..."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed lunch at Vermilion. The food was very interesting and the menu gave you lots of choices even a vegetarian option. The place was nice looking and offered privacy to diners. One criticism was the chairs. They were uncomfortable for me. In all it was a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Been here for dinner and thought I would give lunch a try. Had the Grilled Salmon and while that was great, the pairing with the yucca tasted yucky. Nothing wrong with the yucca per se, I just don't like yucca and wish I would have noticed it when I ordered (I would have told them to leave it off). This place is huge and modern with tables spaced far apart. Really nice to be able to carry on a conversation without having to yell and also without other diners eavesdropping. Seems to get a much larger lunch crowd than dinner, probably because of the location. Attentive service and you're never rushed. They also have interesting beers including Cusquena which is from Cusco, Peru. I've only had it in Peru and was happy to find it here."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Surprise this place isn't packed on Friday at lunch? With the prime location, delicious food, good service and nice decor. This place needs some advertising, perhaps? Will come back!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed the NY Restaurant Week 'Tasting Menu' offered by Vermilion. Good selection with innovative combinations of seasonings. The mussels in coconut milk broth and beetroot salad were especially tasty appetizers. The chicken kebab and mango rice and tandoori salmon were very good. I didn't care for their version of chutney - pickled onions which tasted like raw onions dipped in beet juice. The restaurant was very comfortable - tables were not too crowded and not too noisy. Service was very good."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I love this place!! This is the tastiest meal I have had in a really long time. Excellent service friendly but not pushy attentive but not on top of you. Our waiter made great suggestions. I ate from the Restuarant Week menu but my son decided to eat from the regular menu. Duck Vindaloo Arepas -- Crazy Good. The ribs so tender you really didn't need a knife the meat just slipped off the bone. Blue Cornmeal Crusted Scallops!! I can't wait to go back and try more of the menu. Innovative menu and so beautifully plated every dish was like a mini art work.."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food and drink interesting and tasty. Attractive bar/lounge lower level and upper level dining room. Really, only problem was that by close to 10, place had pretty much emptied out, and at 10 they started flashing the lights. Really odd for a midtown Manhattan restaurant."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Husband had duck and steak, he said it was pretty good. I had pork roti and chicken."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Space is absolutely beautiful - modern, clean lines, spacious... dining tables set far apart so you can have a great conversation... the menu is fusion / eclectic.. which often means the try lots of things without mastering one, In this case you could see that the chef was trying to be creative... sometimes hitting... sometimes missing. Our table loved the pumpkin curry soup - creamy and rich... but the mussels in coconut juice needed more flavor . The tandoori salmon was a definite hit - good size portion, and juicy... the Brazilian stew a bit of a miss - again just not enough flavor. However Vermillion is SO SO ELEGANT... and we stayed to enjoy a long afternoon chat... the pros outweigh the cons; I'd give it a try again."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "So the concept of Latin-Indian fusion was what intrigued me and it was executed amazingly at Vermilion! The food was absolutely delicious. The portions were also perfect. The service was attentive, kind, and accommodating. The ambiance was also trendy and sophisticated at the same time. I already recommended this place to my co-workers."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This is an interesting menu. The Latin/Indian fusion yields some interesting results. My companion had a spicier experience than I did. The food was equally interesting. My chicken was prepared very nicely; and the soup was excellent. The service could have been a little more attentive. We had a 12:30 reservation; there were a handful of occupied tables, and the level of attentiveness was definitely lacking. There were long periods between meal completion and a server visit, for example."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Went here for NYC restaurant week. The service was fantastic from the time you walked in the door to the time you left. I wish I could remember my servers name (she had braids). The drinks were great! I forgot the name but it was a minty jalapeño drink. Perfect. The food was great. I definitely recommend getting empanadas. I would go here again."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I have had better food at a regular indian take away. Presentation was ok. Over priced!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We loved our blond jolly waiter so much. I am a vegan and he really helped me with the menu."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We were in NYC this past week for the Westminster Dog Show and needed a very early dinner place--5pm. I'd read about at Vermilion and wasn't disappointed. We were the only ones there at that hour so there was no one at the hostess desk. I had to ask the barman to find someone--he said he'd called up but hadn't bothered to let us know. It was the only sour note. We had the verdant salad, top notch, and it turned out, we all had the butter chicken, which was fabulous. Portions were generous. The chocolate dessert had a blueberry sorbet to die for and was just the right small size to finish. Great coffee, too. We'd go back in a heartbeat, and plan to when we return to NYC twice next year."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I would highly recommend for vegetarians looking for something a little unusual -- I had by far the meatiest preparation of eggplant I've ever had."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "There is a vegetarian menu as well. It is an unique concept of meshing Latin and Indian food. The dishes we tried were all flavorful. The cauliflower was a surprise treat. The flan was great and we really enjoyed our mixed drinks: a mango mojito and gin with cucumber. On an accessibility note, I had listed on the reservation that we needed a first floor seat. The manager called me and left a message stating while they do not have first floor seating, they can arrange for us to take an elevator. This was very thoughtful and the manager actually escorted us out an exit so that my partner did not have to walk the stairs on the way out. The only improvement I would suggest is that they improve the speed of getting the drinks."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The uni-sex bathrooms on the 1st floor looked like they belonged in the Southwest terminal at Laguardia... I wonder what the kitchen looked like?"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "my second time here. got the 4 appetizers, good but nothing extraordinary. The valencia paella didn't meet expectations, rice was totally overcooked. Service ok, but the restaurant must improve if they want to survive, food is creative but not balanced, and way too overpriced."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This was the perfect dining experience - a spacious modern ambience, perfectly prepared food with an unusual blend of spices and tastes, and excellent attentive, knowledgeable service. Highly recommended!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I will go back in a heart beat. The food was over the top exceptional. The lamb shank is one of the best Ive ever had. Excellent!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I ate at Vermilion in Chicago and was eager to try its NYC sister, especially since I was staying down the block. I was not disappointed. Wonderful fusion of Indian and Latin cuisines. I heartily recommend the corn crusted scallops as an appetizer, the shirt steak as a main course and the mango flan for dessert. They have a cucumber-mint vodka martini that is great as an aperitif. Unlike the Chicago restaurant which is in a kind of funky neighborhood and has a similar groove inside, the NY version reflects its midtown-east environment with a very sleek, modern feel to it. It was very quite when I was there the Monday before Xmas. I imagine it is quite hopping during a normal business week. The noise level may increase."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The prix-fixe lunch was a disappointment. The salad was just thrown on the plate, the entree (fish was dry and just put on a bed if raw kale, the chicken fajitas soupy and nit with a taco). The mango flan dessert was hard and dry. The wine list was minimal. Being the holiday season, the restaurant was stark."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "As long as you like mild Asian spicing, great low-key lunch spot. Large room is good bet for last-minute reservation."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "I found Vermilion through a random google search and plan to go back again. The service was great (slightly over attentive, but very helpful), and the food was interesting and flavorful. The restaurant was quiet, low-key, and very nice. I recommend it for a nice dinner without the NYC bustle, and it was also well priced for the quality and service."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "We ordered: - Scallops(perfectly cooked, nice flavor profile) - Duck Vindaloo arepa(good vindaloo spiced duck on an arepa. what's not to like?) - Artichoke pakoras(suprisingly delicious fried; good dipping sauce) - Avocado fritters(unsurprisingly delicious fried) - Daal makhani(amazingly spiced and perfectly tender lentils) - Chili-glazed blackened tamarind ribs(sweet and spicy Indian flavored, fall off the bone ribs) Along with Kadai naan(spicy) and ginger mint naan(Interesting, but the flavors worked) Everything was oustanding and we had no issues with anything! The service was very polite and prompt. The only issue was that is was very loud, but I think it is because there was a company happy hour going on upstairs."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Everything was excellent, had it not been for a party going on that was extreemly loud and disruptive, the night would have been perfect."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The burger was recommended as exceptional but showed up thoroughly burnt despite having asked for it to be medium. The shrimp curry was nice but nowhere near as delicious as Darbar close by for a franction of the cost. Wines by the glass were overpriced bottles you can find for less that $15 a bottle at a liqueur store. Excellent service and ambiance but the food is not worth it."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "We had reservations before a play on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and we had the entire restaurant to ourselves...for the entire time. We were spoiled. The food was very good. The bar is on the first floor and then you walk up some open stairs to the dining area, windows all around so you can see the streets. Loved the ambiance. Nothing negative to say, although it was a little weird to be the only patrons!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013