Vermilion continues to delight and surprise us with its unusual, delicious dishes. Everything is very fresh and local. Our server, Andrew, was helpful and friendly. We were celebrating Valentine’s Day, a little late, and it was excellent.
Excellent service and food. A cut above
We did the tasting menu and enjoyed eveeythung on it! The portions were decent size for a tasting menu. The service was great!
I came here after years of being away from the Alexandria area because I remember having great, whimsically named cocktails. This isn't the Vermillion I remember. Although the food was tasty, the service was not decent. I walked in with a reservation, the host acknowledge it on his computer screen, then he had to "go see if my table was ready." The restaurant was fairly empty at this time. The couple behind us did not have a reservation and they were seated right away at an empty table. We had to wait another 5 minutes for our table. The waitress (one of 3 we had serve us--and I'm not just talking about the ones that simply bring out the food) was extremely soft spoken and even after telling her I was having trouble hearing her, she didn't attempt to say anything louder. We also had a waiter who was difficult to hear speak. At one point, one of the waitresses brought us the check while I was biting into my burger (clearly we were not even close to done with our meals). After we had finished our meals, it took too long to get help to get our check brought back to us. Lastly, I had booked my reservation through Open Table, and I received an email stating that I had missed my reservation. It was a mild annoyance to have to send an email to confirm that I had been at the restaurant. I might try this place at night for some drinks, but I will not be back for food.
We went for my sister's birthday. The food was very good and so was the wine. The service was attentive without being oppressive. We had to wait a bit, even though we had a reservation, but the bar is nice. The cardamon ice cream, included in the ice cream sampler, was really outstanding. I had the duck as an entree and it was ok, not as crispy on the skin as I like and a bit overcooked for me, but definitely within acceptable range. The waitress was very patient and there were no complaints when one of our party asked to have her bill separate, even though we had not said this at the beginning. Also, my gratitude for just bringing an extra dessert with a candle for my sister rather than an embarrassing singalong.
It was wonderful. The food, wine and service were terrific. Loved the warm salad, foie gras, salmon and pasta. All were delicious.
It took forever to get our cocktails and it was not busy! Felt the server should have ask if we desired cocktails on our first contact. It took awhile to order our cocktails and it took a long time to receive them. We were there at 6:00 the day after Valentine’s day and it was fairly empty. Food was good as was the meal service.
My boyfriend and I went here for dinner on Valentines Day. We normally avoid going out for dinner on this day only because restaurants are usually over crowded and the staff all but forces you out the door after your meal. This was not the case at Vermillion. The menu was well thought out and our waiter was kind, polite, and happy to answer any questions we had. It was a great meal, great ambience and we didn’t feel rushed at all. We will definitely be back.
Went for a Valentines/lunch date - great service and delicious meal at a great value. Drove over from Arlington (not far). Enjoyed the atmosphere. Surpassed expectations. Will be back.
We came for a early Valentine’s Dinner and it was fantastic. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. I will definitely recommend and come back again!!
We always enjoy our dining experience at Vermillion! Great job to the chef and staff!
We went in for a pre Valentine's Day dinner and had a nice table by the window upstairs. The server, a young man who seemed to really know his stuff directed us towards a great wine for my husband and I had the Clementine drink which was quite tasty. I had the pork and my husband had the salmon I believe. Both super tasty. Also was given a complemtary glass of Rose since they knew we were there for valentines day. The desserts were superb. Overall an amazing nite added to by an amazing waiter! We love this place. Cozy, quaint and special! The bar downstairs also looks like it could be fun with friends!
Once again we enjoyed the Tasting Menu with wine pairings. Our waiter, Andrew, was very well informed, pleasant, and efficient.
We enjoyed his comments on the courses and the wines.
Went on early Monday evening so the place was super quiet. Service is excellent and the food is amazing. Best salmon I have ever tasted! Great cocktails too! Well worth the price I think.