Great open-modern ambiance,
Great open-modern ambiance, delicious Indian-Latin fusion dishes artfully presented.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Loved this place. Great for
Loved this place. Great for vegetarians even have a separate menu. Indian fusion but don't skimp on the spices. We really enjoyed it.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a business dinner at Vermillion and it was definitely one of the best meals I've ever had. The service was impeccable and the food outstanding - definitely recommend!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quiet lunch place
I come here whenever I want to be away from the crowd. It's never busy at this restaurant. I don't get it but I can generally have a reliable meal in a quiet setting. It's a probably a good bar scene in the evenings.
4/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative Indian - Latin American
I opted to go to this restaurant because of the notable chef Chauhan from the TV show "Chopped". The meal was impeccably presented and had multiple layers of flavor in each bite. The vegetarian tasting is an excellent opportunity to discover Indian/Latin Fusion at its best. Favorite morsel was the Artichoke Pakora, a twist on a traditional food that was incredibly perfect. Each bite had you craving for more. My only disappointment were the deserts. Although the creativity and the presentation was excellent, I felt they lacked the proper level of sweetness and or refreshing taste you long for at the end of a beautiful meal. Over all the meal was fantastic and I would definitely return to experience the non-veg meals.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply phenomenal. Everything
Simply phenomenal. Everything was amazing. Cannot wait to go back.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Why is this a secret?
We had a business lunch at Vermillion and it was perfect. We got a three course lunch for a very reasonable prix fix. The food was very good (love the spices), service was attentive and I loved the decor (very modern). I look forward to returning. But the place was less than half full - I can't figure out why.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Modern atmosphere -- not intimate
Modern atmosphere -- not intimate or cozy, more spacious and energetic. Unique fusion of indian and latin flavors. Had a sampler dish of appetizers which we loved -- especially the avocado fritters, artichoke pakoras and cilantro tamarind shrimp. We also enjoyed the fish paella. There is a separate vegetarian menu which we also ordered from.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very tasty food and service was wonderful and apropriately attentive.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great but expensive
The Vermilion was our favorite n NYC this time around!
The only glitch was that we were placed next to the kitchen even though there were plenty of free tables.
The Sea food meny ($ 90) is very good but also pricey.
My Vegan daugther - no animal products- was very happy with the meal created for her.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The unique twist to Indian
The unique twist to Indian food is fantastic. It's turned out to be one of my favorite restaurants in NYC! I love the fact that they are not afraid to spice things up. I recommend the appetizers and small plates.
Recommended dishes: duck arepas and artichoke pakoras.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to at Vermillion several times. We are always pleased. Creative menu; beautiful presentation; friendly and helpful service. And one of the few restaurants in NYC where one can get a relaxed, quiet, and unhurried meal on a Saturday evening.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was tasty. Very strong in flavor and spices. The only disappointment is their dessert! They need to re-due the whole dessert menu. I tried 4 of them on the list because it was a group dinner. So i know that it wasn't only one bad dessert. Overall, i would say yes give vermilion a try!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious vegetarian friendly food
The choices were delicious and there were many fish-etarian and vegetarian choices. The vegetarian paella was very spicy and interesting, a surprise really. Nice cocktail choices. The decor is stylish and feels open and expansive.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The fusion food was spectacular - the sauces and artichoke fritters were outstanding. Chef Manmeet Chauhan who judges on Chopped and her partner Rohini De are masters at what they do.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place! The food was fab! Plating was very eye appealing and the taste, delicious! Wait staff friendly and attentive. Decor: modern, light airy. Will definitely be a repeat customer. Ambiance: the air of fine dining at affordable upper east side prices.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The decor and the menu were but striking. I enjoyed every minute of it.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good, surprisingly actually
Ambience was quiet for a Thursday night, not many patrons. The food was very good, good concept plan to go back.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent overall. The food
Excellent overall. The food combines the best of Indian and Latin dishes. The sauces are very tasty. We had an appetizer of Indian fingers. Our main course was a Brazilian seafood stew with curry which was marvelous. The dessert of caramel flan with mangoes was fine. My wife is allergic to mangoes, so they switched the dessert for her. The dinner menu for the NYC Restaurant Week offers nice choices. This restaurant is very quiet, which we like. The music is played very softly. We give them a lot of credit for providing a quiet place where people can talk.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I always love coming here, the service is amazing and the food makes you taste buds got insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were staying two blocks
We were staying two blocks away on Lexington Ave and Vermilion was a great choice for a quiet late dine out. The spacious interior is upscale millenial with tranquil flowered pools and a red splashed decor. The food was excellent -we had the sheekh kababs and the coconut shrimp curry with extra coconut rice -flavorful and spiced with discretion. The wistful ghazals playing softly added much to the ambiance -we enjoyed the music so. There was shahi tukra for afters - a rare Indian delicacy and truly delicious. We had this paired with the Latin Tango show on Broadway- and it made for a rather delightful mix! .
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is so nice to find such a good restaurant in midtown. They have great cocktails and a fantastic vegetarian menu. I love the fusion concept. Absolutely delicious!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about my dining experience at Vermillion. Dan my server was attentive and helpful in choosing my dinner. Next time I'm in NY I will happily return.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A business contact selected the restaurant as an alternative to one that was close for lunch on a Monday. We had a party of three and were the only ones in the restaurant. The original choice was Italian, to be on the safe side of everyone's palate. I was pleasantly surprised by the lovely flavors that danced in my mouth. I had the lunch tasting menu which narrowed down the selection since the latin indian fusion food was a new experience. Service was great and ambiance was trendy!
9/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful spot for vegetarians!
First note: This is not a vegetarian restaurant - plenty of non-veggie options. But there is a wonderful assortment of vegetarian options with even a special vegetarian menu offered. I thought the food was great and gave an opportunity to try so many dishes, with soup samplers, lots of appetizers of interest, and 3-flavor sorbet/ice cream dessert. My friend and I lunched there midweek. The restaurant was gently populated and noise level was fine for talking. But...It's a huge open bi-level space and my guess is when the joint is jumping, conversation may be difficult.
Note that I checked "recommend" attributes for only what I experienced and could observe.. It may qualify for others.
I look forward to dining again at Vermilion.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is great to find a restaurant so close to Grand Central with inventive, interesting food. the pakoras are addictive, the butter chicken delicious with huge chunks of tender chicken and I couldn't stop eating the dulce de leche icre cream. My husband really enjoyed the complex flavors in the tandoori skirt steak. the staff was friendly and attentive and didn't mind that my daughter was getting more rice on the table than in her mouth. I'll definitely be back and recommend it to friends!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is so good, I cannot understand why it is always so empty. The staff is attentive, atmosphere interesting - fun bar, great cocktails and really delicious food.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Indian Fusion
- 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.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the food! Also the service was great and the servers knew memo well. I will definitely go back!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Business lunch was wonderful
For the price, lunch was a great deal. Service was excellent, food tasted great, and it was quiet enough to have a meaningful conversation with others. It was relatively empty when I arrived, surprisingly. But I'll be back.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
WIll definitely be back
One word: amazing. There was literally nothing I would change. The food was so good we considered coming back later in the evening for Round II. Thanks to the staff and kitchen for a great experience. Will absolutely be back (if everyone I recommended go here don't take all the seats!)
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, lousy service
Fantastic, creative food, however the whole wait staff spent the evening taking care of a large private party and pretty much ignored the rest of us. Extremely long wait for our drinks order and very little personal attention. At the end of the night, the server who came to take our payment snapped at us to hurry up. We had guests from out of town and I was embarrassed at this rudeness. I hope this was just an off night because we love Vermilion.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Indian-fusion food!
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!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic / Creative Food
We simply followed our delightful servers suggestions and all was well.
REALLY WELL. I will return again.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Almost a perfect night
Everything was excellent, had it not been for a party going on that was extreemly loud and disruptive, the night would have been perfect.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food, good service, and quiet!
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.
12/15/2013 4:00:00 PM