Vermilion - Alexandria
I’ve been going to Vermillion for years and it never disappoints.
Probably one of the best meals I have had in awhile. Skylar was amazing. We will be back!
This was a wonderful experience! I listed in the notes that this was a special anniversary dinner, and not only did we receive a handwritten card from the restaurant wishing us a Happy Anniversary, but a free dessert! Thank you so much for this experience.
Food was excellent. Great bottle of wine
Outstanding. The best meal I have had in the 6 years of living in Old Town. Thank you for making my girlfriends birthday memorable. The hand written note was a very nice touch among many other things that you did. First class.
My wife & I very much enjoyed our experience at Vermilion this past Saturday evening (3/23). Great food, ambience, and the staff made everything right. We have to share that Vermilion has turned into Old Town Alexandria's best fine dining restaurant. Thanks for a great evening and see you again soon! Sincerely, Scott & Nancy Hill
Everything from the phone call after I made the reservation, to the ambience, to the staff, to the presentation, to the flavors, was all just wonderful. I can’t wait to bring others to show off my new favorite restaurant.
The food and cocktails were delicious. The service was topnotch. I would definitely return.
The vegetable tasting course with wine pairings - straight up, Michelin-star level experience. Normally Vermillion is a consistent neighborhood standby, but the 5 course vegetable menu is insanely good, and I’m not a vegetarian. The wine pairings were perfection. Whoa.
Every time we eat here the food seems to get better. I’ve had the gnocchi several times and it’s perfect. Light, creamy & beautifully accented with mushrooms. This time we split the hazelnut chocolate cake. Lovely end to a lovely meal.
We have enjoyed Vermilion for many years and the food keeps getting better. Great staff, chef, and management. The upstairs dining room is delightful. Really enjoyed the almond tart off the tasting menu even though we were dining al carte. Simply the best!
I've been here probably dozens of times and the food is always fantastic, as is the service. This time we went for a birthday and they brought out a dessert and a sweet card signed by the staff. Thank you!
Creative dishes, well executed. Balanced flavors, textures, and ingredients. Each dish stimulates your taste, eyes, and brain to figure out the recipes. Excellent wine list by glass or bottle. Fair pricing and quality of the food and service make this a great value. Look forward to returning.
Met out of town friends for Sunday brunch, easy metro ride for them as they were staying in D.C. We all ordered the delicious omelette. Comfortable atmosphere, attentive, friendly server who rightly assumed we wanted to visit, this day was not busy ( not sure why, Vermillion is fabulous) which made it easy to hear & be heard! Highly recommend!!
Out to dinner with friends. We all commented that it was the best meal we had had in a long time. Food was excellent. Service was ok but I think that was mostly due to inexperience in the servers’ parts. Looking forward to going again.
The food was some of the best we’ve had in Old Town. Wonderful experience. We will be returning.
Delicious meal. Highly recommend to get a pasta to split for the table. It’s so fresh and def worth the indulgence. Everyone enjoyed their entree, my duck was seared perfectly. Our server was attentive and friendly and it was overall a great experience.
We came with a group of 5. There was lots of conversation and we were a little scattered, but the wait staff was very patient. The food was outstanding. A spectrum of the entrées were sampled and everyone thought their meal was excellent. An overall very good experience. We all agreed we would return if we have the opportunity.
Excellent evening. Food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect.
The Vermilion has both great food and great service. Vermilion is a great place for a couple tp celebrate a special event.
I would recommend Vermilion with a caveat that it's not for everyone. The dishes (which are very good) are somewhat small for the price and unless you have a sophisticated pallet, or are adventurous, the choices are minimal.
This was recommended by an old friend that lived in Old Town, and it exceeded expectations. Although $$ on OpenTable, the check was very reasonable at the end of the night. The waiter spoke knowledgeably on the menu, and was enjoyable throughout the evening. Highly recommend this for anyone looking for an enjoyable evening out.
It’s ALWAYS a delight to eat here. We are always treated specially and the staff is exceptional! Food choices can get a bit too artisan, but everything I’ve ever picked has been truly delightful!
I LOVE Vermillion. Just make sure the chef on duty really crisps that salmon skin! (Depending on which night you go it's as crunch as a potato chip or...a bit soggy.) Also, the crisp or soggy attitude of servers can also change night-to-night. We've had several LOVELY experiences, with staff that was knowledgeable, professional and accommodating, and some that embody the stereotypical snooty French waiter. All in all though, Vermillion is one of my Old Town Alexandria FAVORITES.
First time visit with an important client. Food was delicious. Service was efficient. Would definitely go there again.
OMG, from the appetizers to the dessert and everything in between, the food and the experience was tremendous. It’s been awhile since we’ve had food so well prepared. We were there to celebrate my wife’s birthday and the Vermilion simply did not disappoint. WELL DONE!
Excellent service! I really appreciated the servers attention to discussing the different gins and their characteristics. Oysters and steak dishes were both flavorful and interesting. A great meal.
We celebrated a very positive change in our lives which includes a move! Ever since Vermillion has opened its doors, it has been our restaurant of choice for special celebrations! We love the atmosphere, the service, and the food. Our experience this past week was our best yet! If we could give them more than five stars we would. Our server Johnny was exceptional! Each person who delivered the food to our table gave a little information on ingredients and preparation.This added to the fun of the evening. The presentation and flavor of the food approached Michelin star level! Great job Vermillion!
A fantastic evening. The four of us sat at a window table on the second floor. Waiter Johnny was terrific. Duck liver croquette starter and salads were excellent. The Sancerre Rouge was the perfect wine for starters and mains which included plates of pasta (tagliatelle was amazing) and duck. Everyone enjoyed their desert as well. All around a wonderful meal.
A bit noisy, but the food was outstanding. I'd go back just for themushroom gnocchi.
Love this restaurant, been here multiple times and enjoy it each time I go
We had a fantastic experience at Vermilion! The service and the food were both excellent. We felt like everyone at the restaurant went out of their way to make us feel incredibly welcome and special. I highly recommend Vermilion, and it will be my new “go-to” for nice meals and special occasions alike.
Outstanding food and service. Timing was a little off because one of my guests in the part of 6 did the tasting menu. We had to rush out due to a reservation at PX for cocktails and she didn’t get the dessert course. The wine list was outstanding and appropriately priced and our server was fantastic. I will definitely go back.
Vermillion is always fantastic! Great date spot in Old Town.
Thomas is a great chef with an amazing feel for food. We brought two friends and they were totally amazed at the food and wine. I highly recommend Vermilion for both the excellent food and the amazing wine list.
Lovely from start to finish- both the food and service were exceptional. The Rohan duck breast was perfection!
Great food that should fit most types of diets and appetites. The staff was very attentive and the atmosphere is great. Highly recommend to anyone.
Service was phenomenal. We came for brunch but definitely want to come back for dinner!
Fantastic place! Service was wonderful. Food was amazing. Cocktails were unique and really awesome!