Surprised my NYC Visitor!I picked Vermilion to entertain a friend and frequent restaurant diner visiting from NY. As I hoped, the unusual fusion menu piqued his interest and his taste buds. Hard to impress these NY folks but Vermilion did it well. Could use a little more atmosphere, especially for early diners when one walks into an almost empty space. Some music could help a lot.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturday Date Night DinnerI was a little scared to come here on a first date due to some of the reviews. The reviews had Vermilion a hit or miss. And I hadn't been in years so I couldn't base it on my last experience which was very good, things could have changed. Well I am glad that I took the chance, they were definitely a HIT. Service was perfect throughout the night starting from the moment we walked in. The table we sat at was for 2 right upfront near the window. The table was extremely eclectic and was perfect for trying to impress the lady I was with. The candle on the table had real rose pedals around it. It was awesome. Finally the food was really good. We thought that our appetizers were just good. But the main course and dessert...OUTSTANDING!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI was a solo diner on a businessI was a solo diner on a business trip. Came early (5:30pm) and got a nice window seat with great, attentive service. The complete tasting course is a good deal and I left after about 2 hours with a substantial doggie bag (which made a great breakfast). I live in Southern California and am fairly familiar with Latin Fusion food and I arrived at Vermillion after a month in India and I can say, unequivocally, this restaurant has one of the most creative chefs on the planet today.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHow was Vermilion? Awesome.How was Vermilion? Awesome. It was inventive, our server was awesome and gave us great recommendations, and it was worth every cent. Not sure if my cauliflower curry was better or the goat cheese cheesecake. Or maybe the hearts of palm appetizer? It was all wonderful, and the presentation was beautiful, without being precious. Next time I'm back in Chicago, it's a must.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and ambience. InterestinGreat food and ambience. Interesting fusion of Indian spices in some of the Latin dishes4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good and interestingVery good and interesting twist to Latin/Indian food,
the fish dish though was way tooooooo hot, we could not eat it.
it would be great to have it were it's nice and spicy,
but tolerable which it was not, but that was the first time we have experience that, otherwise a gem!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience. Re:TheWonderful experience. Re:The tasting menu - would have like to have been informed how much food the last plate had on it. Was a surprise and we'd ordered appetiser and bread Not knowing the quantites build. All in all we enjoyed the meal and ambiance emmmensly.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI have a new favorite restaurantI have never tasted such flavor combinations. The 5 course tasting menu was phenomenal. I wanted to continue eating more selections from the menu. The ambiance was hip, modern. The service staff was attentive and professional - very helpful with understanding the dishes presented to me.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWent pre-theater. ServerWent pre-theater. Server was very good and accommodated for one diner who didn't like things as spicy. Artichoke fritters were very good. Salmon/lobster cake a bit more spicy than expected. Butter chicken and shrimp curry very good. Atmosphere was wonderful and noise level was very good at that early time until they started setting up a table in room on other side of curtains, which was noisy and a bit loud for awhile (only real down side of our experience). Prices a bit high.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding - loved it! GreatOutstanding - loved it! Great (and enthusiastic) service.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionWe enjoyed dining here for our anniversary and splurging on the ultimate meal option. We believe that dinner was a tad overpriced but we had zero complaints regarding our entire dining experience which made it worth it.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've gone to Vermillion severalWe've gone to Vermillion several times over the last year, and have always had great food and service. For date night last night, we decided to go again, despite what appeared to be a recent trend of negative feedback on OpenTable & Yelp (our two trusted sources for dining recommendations). We were pleasantly unsurprised to find the same excellent service and food that we've had in the past, and had an absolutely lovely evening. The best compliment I've heard paid to Vermillion was from a work colleague of mine visiting from India. After I took him to Vermillion, he's been recommending to all his colleagues visiting Chicago from India.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter Mike was awesome,Our waiter Mike was awesome, the food was outstanding, it is a tad pricey but we would go back again3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Latin-Indian Fusion Tapas!Awesome tapas! We tried 3 Vegetarian Tapas - all of them were out-of-this-world!
I'd recommend to any vegetarian romantic couple :)3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was very good.Our waiter was very good. He had great knowledge on the food. Great service! Food was good too.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Every TimeI could eat a bucket of their juhu ki pani puri. My wife has chosen Vermillion for her birthday dinner three years in a row, and we've been very happy every time. Their menu offers items that don't taste like anything else I've had anywhere else, and it's always a pleasant surprise to discover new flavors that are totally new to me.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic, creative food.Fantastic, creative food. We love spicy and the heat was perfect to our taste. Our waiter was colorful, energetic, and helpful. Already thinking about what to order when we come back!2/2/2013 12:00:00 AM