at Vermilion
at Vermilion

at Vermilion

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thevermilionrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2128716600
  • 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: Latin American, Fusion / Eclectic, 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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at Vermilion reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (18)great for lunch (14)good for groups (13)special occasion (12)romantic (9)hot spot (8)neighborhood gem (7)great for outdoor dining (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Brilliant
    noodlesnstripes
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was our first-time visit to Vermillion and we could not have been more happier. Lovely food, great staff, romantic ambience! we will be back again very soon. Thank You!!!!!!!
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    good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing food
    Foodie128
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We went due to a recommendation from a friend and were quite disappointed. The food was average at best. The nans were also bad. The restaurant itself was empty at 8:40pm on a Friday night.
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  • TigerVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    great fusion food .... nice drinks seafood great ..... location is fantastic
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I wouldn't go back or recommend it. I thought that it was over-priced, the food was mediocre and I had to hunt down the waitress for the check. the only plus is that we were seated outside but there were so few people in didn't matter!
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  • Subtle fusion
    Explorer
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Loved the food. .. The Latin Indian fusion is not at an obvious level (no chicken tikka burritos!)... It is more subtle. .. at the level of flavor and methods of preparation. .. congratulations to the chef! They were also very good at working with dietary restrictions that one of our party had. ..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was quite flavorless. My brother ordered paneer masala and roti. There was a lot of paneer, but he mentioned he wished they had invested on the flavors of the curry instead of the quantity of paneer. I ordered Patrani machli and the spices used to coat the fish were not well balanced. My husband ordered the restaurant week tasting menu, and none of the items he chose were impressive. We felt the whole thing was a waste of money.
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  • Lackluster Lobster
    McAuntLinda
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I went during Restaurant Week. There was nothing on the Restaurant Week menu that appealed to me so I ordered the Lobster Club from the regular menu. I didn't find it very tasty at all. The waitress said it was similar to a Lobster Roll but it wasn't. I found the roll too thick and they had chunks of potatoe on it. The meat seemed to be more claw meat and no chunks of lobster and I didn't find the meat very tasty either. On the other hand, my daughter's tilapia was quite tasty. I should have ordered that.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    foodie718
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was delicious! Such a good combination of flavors and spices. Definitely one of my favorite dining experiences. I loved the decor and the ginger lime margarita was a hit. *** Try the lobster! Amazing***
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Ate lunch at this restaurant. Minimalist decor, tables are not crowded together so no bumping into neighbors and conversing with dining partners is easy. Dishes are creative and have lots of wonderful flavors - some mixed influences but they really work well together. Service friendly and impeccable. Would definitely recommend to others and will return in future.
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  • worst food ever
    CamilleVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I ate here at their opening many years ago. For our lunch, my friend ordered the restaurant week menu and I ordered an entry seafood paella. it turned out just a bed of left-over dull dry rice topped with some sauteed small shrimps and fennels circled by some old mussels that were shrank down to very small and tasteless pieces. Even a fusion Paella could not be this bad! My friend gave me his fish, so I wouldn't be starved. It was eatable, but not great. The naan were tasteless without any flavor or salt. when the bills came, there was chicken kab were on our bill. except our table, there were only two other tables. NO wonder! terrible food and experience! my friend who worked two blocks away said he would never come back!
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  • Lovely food shame about the service
    Lunchfor2VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I had the Restaurant Week Prix Fix menu and everything was delicious. My companion ordered á la carte and declared their food to be delicious, too. Unfortunately, the wait staff seemed distracted: they brought my starter, twice, brought the wrong check and generally were difficult to summon despite the area not being particularly busy... I like it here so will be back...
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing visit
    BobBerkowitz1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I've been to At Vermilion many times and have always enjoyed my meal and experience. Not this time. It was Restaurant Week and the food was mediocre. Ordinarily, food ordered off the regular menu is outstanding. It's creative and imaginative. The service on this visit was the real problem. The Restaurant Week menu offered to options: two plates or three. The desert was optional. My dining companion said he just wanted the two plate offering (also less expensive) and the waiter kept asking him what he wanted for desert. My frieind kept saying "no desert." The server kept asking what he wanted for desert. Frustrating. There were three of us. We all ordered from the speical menu. One starter came 10 minutes before the others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Read the reviews AFTER my visit
    RightoSkipper
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had friends in town, and restricted ourselves to a specific mid-town area and very early 6.15PM reservation (hence lower rating for noise level and ambience). The food was amazing. After I finished my dishes I just wanted to eat them all over again. My guests felt the same about theirs. The service was very pleasant, very attentive (they checked in regularly and quick to respond to requests) but didn't always actually listen (i.e., brought the check, rather than the chardonnay I'd asked for). I would probably visit again at the risk of the inconsistent reviews as the food was so good on my visit. But, hopefully, the management are reading their reviews... I like having my own vegetarian menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmmm
    PuddingBlarghenhousen
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The restaurant was beautiful. I loved the open space and color scheme. I did think it silly that though there were free tables, I was still seated at a table they knew was wobbly. The food was good but not necessarily my cup of tea. If you are very sensitive to spice I would not recommend this place. If you love spice, then go for it.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodLover27VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Really enjoyed the spicy shrimp tacos and the yucca mash.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our server, also the bartender at night, was amazing! She knew details about the dishes and about the restaurant itself that left us wanting to return. The food itself was fresh and creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Latin & Indian- delicious combo
    Cookies2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The decor is lovely. The stew appetizer was full a flavor and just the right amount of spice. The sorbet trio was surprisingly good.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing food.
    EatatMichaels
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    For a beautiful restaurant, the food is a disappointment, e.g., the tacos were super soggy with only two tiny shrimps!
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  • Genius!
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The menu at Vermilion is one of the most creative in NY city. The execution of this Latin/Indian fusion theme is flawless. I can't say enough about the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 825 reviews are from the at Vermilion reviews archive.
  • Great Food, Service...eeeh
    InFoodRehab
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was an interesting fusion of Latin and Indian. I had the New York steak with chimmichurri which was cooked well and delicious. My friend had the lobster portuguese which was tastey but a bit overcooked. The service was spotty. It took us forever to get our server's attention and once we ordered, she paid no attention to us at all. We ordered two appetizers, but only recieved one. She apparently totally forgot about the other. The food was great, but service needs improvement. We sat on the patio, which was nice, but the place was awfully empty. There were only a few other tables filled, and the inside of the restaurant was a ghost-town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    DandG2VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We tried several times to eat at Vermillion but each time the hostess was very unaccommodating. We were beginning to think there was something wrong with us. After so many attempts our expectations may have been high. In the end we were somewhat disappointed. My husband ordered the duck vindaloo, and chicken kabob, and I the jicama salad and lamb chops. We wanted more mild dishes and was advised that the duck was one of the spicier dishes but the others were okay. The duck ended up being the least spicy and the lamb the most. So I ate his duck and he ate my lamb. The flavors were okay but nothing outstanding and not what each of us was hoping to eat. After so many attempts we should have taken the hint and given up!
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  • The shine is gone
    inwinewetrustVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    When at Vermilion first opened, I remember it being very crowded with absolutely delicious food and drinks. The food and drinks are still good, but the place is now totally empty and that shiny feeling is very gone. I'd say the food has been downgraded too -- the lamb chops were delicious, but the butter chicken was too sweet and the naan was way too doughy. We also had the lobster, which was mediocre at best. I was sorely disappointed. Won't be going back anytime soon.
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    fit for foodies
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  • first time will be the last time.
    RogerVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    food was really nothing special (not even that good) but it was expensive
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  • Great food, sloppy service
    3SSSVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I quite liked this place since I found Maneet Chauhan of Chopped heads it. A full fledged vegetarian menu for me is amazing! The Portuguese Indian fusion cauliflower and the very fresh avocado mango escabeche are divine. What happened this time was that for half an hour we didn't get asked for water, nor did someone come get our plates and bring the cheque. I walked around the ENTIRE restaurant and there was nobody to be found, upstairs or down. It was so strange. Hence the food was nice but the service was really odd. Read my entire review here: http://sssourabh.com/2013/03/02/juxtaposing-cuisines-latin-indian-fusion/
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Good lamb chops
    Meecee
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Food was good; however, the chops & the skirt steak could have been a little less done.
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    special occasion
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  • A superb resto
    ChoosethebestVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great to try something different. As stated, a fusion of Indian and Latino. Good choices. Love to comeback soon.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Good Food
    dukie
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    All the food was quite good. On the service side, the restaurant was not in a hurry to move things along...to a fault. Don't dine here if you're in a hurry.
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    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
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  • Relaxed Sunday Night Dinner
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
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  • Wonderful
    Anniversarydate
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Amazing night great good great service will visit again for sure
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit pricey for what you get
    Kych
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
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    scenic view, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our third time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just as good the 2nd time around!
    Josh
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A surprising treat and new favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    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!
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
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  • Great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mix
    Nicky
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I love the Indian and Spanish blend. Interesting and tasty dishes.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Bad
    Foodie78GodwellVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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.
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  • Not going back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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...
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  • at Vermilion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Nini
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Husband had duck and steak, he said it was pretty good. I had pork roti and chicken.
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