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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
11:30 PM
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Vermilion - Alexandria

4.5
3065 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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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
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Phone number
(703) 684-9669
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Cardarelli
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Catering
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 inquiries@550events.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fayette St.
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Public transit
King St. Metro Station.

If you are taking the King Street Trolley, exit at the Fayette St. stop heading in either direction.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 3065 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined a day ago

Went for brunch. Friend got the French toast and it was delicious. I got the pork belly breakfast sandwich and it was okay, but missing something to make it great.

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Polly (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

This restaurant has consistently served truly delicious, generous meals with perfect service every time I have frequented it. The dishes are creative without being overly precious. It has become one of my favorite Washington area restaurants.

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SheilaW (London)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent service and food. A cut above

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abusbisk (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We did the tasting menu and enjoyed eveeythung on it! The portions were decent size for a tasting menu. The service was great!

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MeganM 
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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MHOM (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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vipRosanneF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

It was wonderful. The food, wine and service were terrific. Loved the warm salad, foie gras, salmon and pasta. All were delicious.

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Floatplan (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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