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About Vermilion - Alexandria
Vermilion offers deceptively simple modern American cooking in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. From Chef Thomas Cardarelli's regional cuisine using local, farm-raised products whenever possible to the warmth of its ambiance and the gracious hospitality its staff brings to the table, Vermilion serves as an ideal location for a casual weekday dinner, a special occasion destination or simply a great gathering place for drinks.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday, Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm (closed for lunch on Tuesdays);
Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
For those who have enjoyed dining at Vermilion and wish to have us cater your next event, we are pleased to partner with 550 Events & Provisions, a chef-driven, full-service catering and events company. As a member of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s family of award-winning restaurants, 550 possesses an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience, as well as culinary talent. For inquiries and more information, contact 550 Events & Provisions at email@example.com.
King St. Metro Station.
If you are taking the King Street Trolley, exit at the Fayette St. stop heading in either direction.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Vermilion - Alexandria Ratings and Reviews
A wonderful evening! I chose this restaurant to meet with out of town friends staying near old town based on reviews. It did NOT disappoint, and we will be back. A unique and interesting menu, excellent service, great presentation, yummy food and excellent wine selection.
My wife and I have come to vermilion for new years eve dinner for the last 3 years. Unfortunately they have a new chef this year. The food was great and I will still recommend vermilion for the food but the wine pairing this year was just ok where in previous years it was amazing. None of the wines transformed with the food. With the exception of the port all wines came from Italy. It made me think the chef really handicapped his selection by only choosing Italian wines. Next year my wife and I will have to find a new restaurant for new years.
Sampled the tasting menu with wine pairing. I was blown away by the creative and complex tastes, complimented nicely with the wine. Walked away with a new favorite wine! The service was excellent too. The waiter was able to recommend excellent pairings for items not on the tasting menu. Would love to return again!
As usual Vermillion served up a delicious meal from beginning to end! The service was excellent. Friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The prices are high, maybe justifiably so, but wish it was a tad less so we could eat there more often. We were seated downstairs for the first time and I definitely prefer upstairs.
An amazing meal and experience. One of the best in recent memory, including establishments much more expensive. The lounge for cocktails, a 2nd floor table by the King St windows, the tasting menu and an extremely knowledgeable and helpful waiter made for a truly special evening. Vermillion continually impresses, and on this wintry December night, outdid itself in every way.
The skirt steak dish came out cold and lacked seasoning. The lamb cavatelli did not have pieces of lamb was more like the sauce was just favored with lamb. Will not be back for food. Would only recommend for a cocktail/wine at the bar because the scene and decor is nice.
The waiter brought champagne to kick off our anniversary dinner and at the end of the meal, brought a complimentary dessert to wish us a happy anniversary. I had hesitated in sharing the occasion when I made the reservation, but he helped make it a special evening. Thanks Vermilion!
We have come here for our Anniversary for the past 3 years. Every year the food is top notch and rhe service matches!
This year was even better as they personally wished us a happy anniversary and gave us a complimentary, off menu, dessert with a hand scripted chocolate plaque that said Happy Anniversary on it.
I was amazed by how personal they made the evening feel.
Food was delicious, surprising flavor combinations. Each uniquely different. Staff was professional without being stodgy, and was knowledgeable regarding the dishes being served.
Would recommend for any one who enjoys dining on meals prepared with creative combinations and artfully presented.
We had heard great reviews about Vermillion so we decided to try it. The foie gras was good not great. I like it seared thinner and with a more creative sauce. Presentation was one big glob of foie gras. My pasta with duck confit was ok and I chose it because I do not like lamb and the other choices were not appetizing to me. I prefer my pasta with maybe shrimp or mussels or just a great white sauce, mushrooms without the meat. The duck pieces were large and came from the leg so it had the grizzle on it. My husband had the port and it was good. Did not have dessert, The service was EXCELLENT. Great server! This would not be my first choice. Want to try Restaurant Eve in Old Town next time.
Wow! We came to Vermillion for a birthday date--it's been a week or more and we're still talking about the dishes. A huge tip is to go to the first tuesday of the month Farm Table dinner. You'll have to make reservations in advance but WOW it is incredibly worth it. The service was fantastic, the wine pairings were on point (this is coming from someone who usually finds at least a couple wine pairings every evening to disagree with), and the food was creative, thoughtful, and local. I can't say just how impressed we are with Vermillion. Thank you for the incredible evening.
My wife and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary at Vermillion and could not be happier with the experience. The ambiance was great, our table was ready on time, and the service was outstanding. They made us feel very special, brought us champagne, delicious dessert and a personalized happy anniversary card. If you're a picky eater, this small menu may not be for you. Overall, we had an excellent night and will definitely be back in the future!
Went for my wife's birthday, from the moment we walked in everything was great. Hostess was wonderful & accommodating...she secured us a prime window table for the occasion. We had a drink at the bar before we sat down, and we were treated so well by the bar staff that we made it a point to go back after our meal. The let us try several drinks when we weren't quite sure what to get, the bartenders were funny engaging & made my wife a special cocktail for her birthday. The room was cozy, not too bright/not too dark, and you could have a conversation at a comfortable volume level.Once we sat down our server was equally fantastic. He made great entree suggestions, selected the perfect wine paring and was very nice and professional. The courses were timed perfectly and that food was fantastic. I get the feeling that this used to be more of a Olde Town hot spot back in the day, but do yourself a favor and go there...it was perfect.
One of my favorite in the DC area. Great service and super attentive staff. Good was of s very high quality, although I have had equally good good at a more reasonable price point. The only negative, other than overall value, was desert. Options were limited and the portions small. I felt like they ran out of chocolate ice cream and only half filled my cup. Not in line with the price or the restaurants reputation.
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