Vermilion - Alexandria
Really nice Father’s Day experience
Seating folks new about our anniversary because we had come in several years ago on our anniversary. Pretty special. Brought champagne for a toast. Very kind of them!
Delicious food, really well mannered and professional servers, unsure at time which server to request beverages, check, etc. overall a wonderful experience and look forward to our next visit.
Celebrated our wedding anniversary. The service and food was amazing!!!
Absolutely wonderful! Not to be missed.
Easy to make a reservation, great service, not crowded, and the food was incredible.
Fabulous evening, just a bit pricey. It will remain a special occasion destination for us.
Vermilion is our favorite restaurant in Old Town and every time we visit we confirm our opinion of it. This time, we did the tasting menu which was probably too much/too rich for us and we likely wouldn't do that again. But the food was great with one exception...the cobia (substituted for duck breast for reasons I don't know) was so fishy tasting as to to be inedible. They made up for it by bringing us an extra dessert, but I much rather would have had the duck breast which is in the tasting menu shown online. But this was a rare aberration for Vermilion. Normally, everything they do is great and, but for the cobia, that was true on this visit as well. The marcona almond tart dessert was SO good that we would come back there just for dessert, and may well do that sometime.
I can't conclude this review without giving a shout-out to our server, Skylar. She was simply awesome...great personality, very friendly, knowledgeable about everything on the menu and, in summary, everything you would want in a server. We have no doubt she will succeed in whatever endeavors she pursues.
Fabulous meal and service; can’t wait to return!
The food was amazing! And the staff was fantastic. The perfect restaurant to celebrate our first anniversary! Will definitely return soon.
Food is always amazing and very innovative. Our server was fantastic - attentive, funny, and knowledgeable. So nice to have a restaurant of this caliber in Alexandria!
The food was wonderful. The service also. The only thing I would recommend is more lighting up stairs. It was so dark that we could not see our dishes and had to use our telephones to see the food. Other than that everything was wonderful! We will definitely return.
Wonderful dinner! The only feedback for improvement would be for the waiter to highlight a little more about each wine during he chef tasting/wine pairing. It seemed the waiter was in a little bit of a rush.
This was our second time at Vermilion, and as with our previous visit, the food and service were excellent. Especially memorable was the goat cheese pansotti, which had a remarkable balance of contrasting flavors, between umami-rich braised lamb and what I can only describe as a hint of orange creamsicle - strangely delightful. It’s the sort of studied creativity that makes a chef more that just merely good. The staff was also courteous and knowledgeable.
Vermilion is an great example of high-end farm-to-table done right. Looking forward to future visits.
Everyone from the bartenders to our server helped make our anniversary special. Thank you for an excellent night!
Brought my NYC cousin here knowing she frequents great restaurants in the city. Not disappointed: we were accommodated even though one member of the party was 20 mins late, they went ahead and seated us, had drinks waiting for the miscreant. We did not opt for the tasting menu (which we know is fantastic) but enjoyed starters--loved the chilled pea soup. Prime rib was excellent, summery salads delightful, and hand-rolled pasta to die for. Skipped dessert, although we know it's great here too. Love this place.
Fabulous food and service. Interior decor is nice but could use a little spruce up. Best chef in Old Town.
Service food impeccable. Becoming one of my favorites
Wonderfully executed dishes, small portions, high prices. Service has been good in the past, but on our recent visit, our lead server had an unpleasant demeanor and he only attempted to warm up at the time of delivering the check.
Vermillion use to have beautiful textiles draping the ceiling, but those have been removed. As with the restaurant fad over the past 10-years, everything is now bare and the noise level does not accommodate conversation. The bar area and bartenders remain exceptional.
We received a Christmas gift certificate from friends in NY. We finally got around to using it. We spent more than the amount of the certificate. Vermillion was worth it!
One of the best finds on our weekend get-away. Different, but very good food with some interesting combinations that worked perfectly. Service (Skyler) was awesome. We'll be back.
We just had our 8th anniversary dinner at Vermillion and we were both really happy with our meal. My duck breast with foie gras was perfection and we both really loved the Marcona almond tart. Highly recommend!
Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your anniversary dinner with us! We hope to see you again soon
Got to the restaurant early on a holiday evening, and temporarily had the upstairs to ourselves. Bonus! What a beautiful space, and we looked out of their lovely windows onto King Street on a sunny day, the dining area bathed in the light of near dusk. The staff was professional, knowledgeable, courteous, the whole nine yards, and the food and drinks coated our palates with joy. I will go back to Vermilion again and again.
Thank you for such a glowing review and highlighting so many wonderful things. We're glad you had a good time, and can't wait for your next visit!
not good, my reviews are no stars, the real cook probably were out for long weekend ?
nothing special /overated
We're so sorry to hear about your experience and hope that you are able to come visit us again
Great restaurant, perhaps one of the two or three best in Old Town. Not necessarily one or three, but one of the top three.
The food was great, the service was great, quiet enough to have a conversation, particularly for older folks who cannot hear a dog whistle.
The menu is limited, but that's not bad because there is something for everyone and this allows them to focus and turn over the food items rather than repurpose them as tomorrow's specials.
Thank you for such a glowing review, we look forward to your next visit!
Amazing service .... best waiter we have had in years!!
Thank you so much, we feel very fortunate with our staff and are always glad when their hard work is recognized!
Superb dinner -- delicious! Service was very good. Priced appropriately. This was our third visit to this restaurant and were impressed again.
Thank you for continuing to visit us, and for your very kind review. We will see you soon!
This is my favorite restaurant in old town. I get the tasting menu and it is always so good.
Thank you for your kind words, we love watching Chef develop his menus as the seasons change and different products become available for him to bring to our guests!
One of the best restaurants in Old Town. Consistantly solid. Portion s are perfect, so as not to overwhelm. The roasted pig and salmon were superb.
Thank you for your kind words! Being in such a restaurant-friendly area, we appreciate your continued patronage
We had excellent service and delicious food to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had mentioned in our reservation that we were celebrating and we were given a lovely card and a free dish of ice cream/sorbet as dessert which was above and beyond and much appreciated.
Thank you for choosing to celebrate your wedding anniversary with us! We hope to see you again soon
Great food and great service! I’d highly recommend this place to everyone.
Thank you! We hope to see you again soon
My girlfriend and I LOVE this place! We have never been disappointed ever since we started coming here a few years ago. The staff is always warm, friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about everything on their menu.
Thank you so much for your continued patronage, and for highlighting our staff -- we always feel exceptionally lucky to have them, and so appreciate when our guests take the time to recognize them as well.
Enjoyed our visit, the food was excellent, the service was fantastic, wine was good....list was limited, but still good. Overall we enjoyed it and will be back on our next visit to Alexandria.
We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again soon, thank you!
Great service. Food was outstanding, especially the pastas. Wine list was fun and interesting. All around fantastic experience!
Thank you thank you! We like our pastas, too :) so much so that we feature them as a special in the Lounge on Monday nights!
The food isn’t haute cuisine but kudos to the chef for his creativity and fresh ingredients. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The pasta was good but not appealingly plated. The pea soup WAS well presented and plated and delicious. The wine by the glass selection is very good.
Thank you for your review, Chef really has an eye for great ingredients and how to incorporate them into our ever-changing menu, and has built relationships with local farms like the Culinary Garden at Evening Star Cafe and Arcadia Farms!
Our waiter was excellent and the food delicious (one of the best soft shell crabs I've ever had). We ate early, so it was quiet but still cozy. I'd go back.
Thank you for highlighting the soft shell crab in your review! As the seasons change and new products become available, Chef is always excited to bring new dishes to the menu to share with our guests.
Simply put, the venue is super. The service could've been a little tighter, with just a slight more attention to the timing of drink refills. But all in all, that was minor. On the positive side, the food was simply outstanding and the servants did not invade our space or interrupt the flow of the table conversation. The visit was a first for my dinner date, and she will be telling her friends.
Good service and very good first courses and desserts but main courses for both my wife and myself were dry (how you can make suckling pig dry, I don't know) and unappetizing.
The manager Wes is outstanding! He made us feel so welcome. Thats what brings customers back again and again to a restaurant. For us, Vermillian is a special place!!!! Thank you Wes