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Vermilion

3.9
1992 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
Vermilion is an intrepid and lauded melding of Indian and Latin American fare. We believe in bold flavors and unpretentious real food with finesse. Our cocktails are equally innovative with artisan botanic "herb & spice" and nonalcoholic drinks. We offer a boutique global & Latin wine list. Expect unique dishes like Tandoori Skirt Steak, Tamarind Chili Blackened Ribs, Lobster Portuguese (#1 dish USA Today), Crab Tellicherry. Takeout is offered, as are curated Experiences.

We are lauded Best Restaurants by Travel & Leisure, Bon Appetit, Esquire, Town & Country, Wine Enthusiast, Chicago magazine. We relaunched with a stunning sensual new white interior, dramatic fire table, metal wall, Moorish corner, bar lights curtain, white gazebo dining patio. We are woman led and champion women. Founder of Let's Talk Womxn. Founder/Chair of the James Beard Foundation Women's Leadership Program for a decade.

Safety precautions include distanced tables, dividers, masks, sanitation, weekly testing.
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Experiences

  • The Deep. Seafood or Vegan Tasting. 10Days of Heat

    $48.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 22 - Jan 31, 2022

    The Deep. A Seafood OR Vegan Tasting to pack heat and flavor. Four of Vermilion's best fare curated for an unbelievable $48. Feast on a seafood medley stew, shrimp curry, crab and lemon rice or their vegan renditions. Add accompaniments, desserts and cocktails! Pre-select your preferred Add-on. No substitutions. Non-Refundable

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    Sun 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, 8:45 PM - 10:00 PM, Wed - Thu 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, 8:45 PM - 10:00 PM, Fri 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, 8:45 PM - 10:30 PM, Sat 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM, 9:15 PM - 10:30 PM

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1992 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I love Vermillion, but the curry was too spicy. When I asked for some yogurt to tone down the heat, they charged us $5 for 2 oz. And there was another weird $2.00.
We just paid it but it seemed too much for the yogurt and questionable charges. I did give them an additional $10 tip because I’m in industry and know the struggles that are going on. But, would encourage you to investigate these two charges.

Thanks!

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AlexandraB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Indian food with a twist! Highly recommend this if you want to try Indian fusion.

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JohnS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and enjoyed tasty new dishes ( at least new to our taste buds)!

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HSZW
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Some highlights of great food but overall the food and drinks were overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

The decor was jarring and out dated and the place felt unclean. The food was mediocre - the hen in the biryani was old - you could taste it - the servers were very nice - but the overall experience was poor

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AdamC
London
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had great service, was looked after by Raphael who couldn’t have been a better host - lovely place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Bad service and decent food in an overpriced menu!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. Drinks were obscenely overpriced.

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vipGlennW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was terrible

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RheaS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The food tasted pretty good. The service with some of the worst I’ve ever seen in this country. It took us an hour to get an appetizer. The restaurant only had about 1/3 of the capacity at all the tables yet the service was slow. We could hear at other tables they were bringing out the wrong food to them. We finally got our entrées after 90 minutes. Don’t go there. Also 18% is automatically added as the tip so you can’t even give them any sort of indication of how bad their services by a bad tip. They basically just hijack tip money. And finally there’s a 3% credit card service fee.

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Likeseverything
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Great food. Butter Chicken and Kale were superb. Cocktails were also excellent. Ambiance was sterile. Quite noisy too.

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ElizabethS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding! So flavorful and brilliant flavor combinations. Our server was very passionate and knowledgeable about the foods.

TS
vipTeeShoe
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was very creative and well done. Haven’t been here in quite some time. Room ambiance is more fast service/ hotel lobby. No vibe or ambiance at all. Service was not good. What a shame because food was lovely. I hope the owner is going to make some real changes.

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vipSonomaFoodies
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Delicious food but the order of dish delivery made little sense and definitely distracted from overall experience. When rice and second bottle of wine arrive after nearly everything else has been consumed you’ve got to question the communication between servers and the kitchen!?! Other than that food was fabulous.

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NormsnJ
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Disaointing and overrated. This place will not lasr

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KiKi
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful to experience a menu that is unique compared to other restaurants

MB
MarkB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Poor service, lack of good vegetarian options, and I left hungry

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

One dish was very good, and the other dish was not. Not a great atmosphere is very slow

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Chocko
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Ordered the Indian Regal Experience meal on #OpenTable. The price was outrageous, but said to myself would have a good meal. But turns out the whole experiences was a disaster. The meal does not even come with rice or bread.?! Hv had great meal @ #Vermilion b4.

Also how can Open Table charge me 18% tip without consent.

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SumanS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I have been dining out for over 30 years in all types of establishments and have NEVER been this disappointed, angry and frustrated by any restaurant like I was at Vermillion. Longer review and emails to Owners will follow with further details

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vipSurajS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was quite not to the mark . Crab curry was salty . They were kind to take it back and fix, but I wonder how could u remove salt from a already made curry . What came back still was salty . I wasn’t comfortable sending it back again and ate that salty thing . Also other items we got weren’t great either , I asked if paratha was made of whole wheat , we were told yes but it clearly was of maida. Price per piece was also way too much for that unhealthy paratha . We were told the beef wasn’t spicy but it ended up being spicy . So all in all average food for expensive pricing .

CB
vipChrisB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! One of the best restaurants in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Royal Indian feast. Food well prepared and spiced. Service was really accommodating. We will be back!

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AnnaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cozy spot with spectacular food and fabulous service!

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Gourmet
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food , eclectic ,different , delicious ,. the ambience very good , classic ,love every thing about this great restaurant .

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NoName
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not clear if the food was made fresh to order and cooked appropriately
Did not have great service..and when requests made the staff was not responsive in the way I would have liked.

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SaraK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Interesting dishes, nicely seasoned, friendly service, pretty surroundings. Also liked the cocktails. Atmosphere was a little too quiet because there were only a few other customers on a Saturday evening,

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robertb
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food & drinks were excellent, but the room was near deserted, lacked energy & character. It felt more like we were dining at a pop-up, instead of an established restaurant in Chicago's swanky River North neighborhood.

Service was attentive, and food came out quickly. However it was upsetting that there was no valet parking offered after seeing on both their website and OpenTable that they did offer valet parking. And for anyone who's tried to park their car in downtown Chicago, you know how much of a life saver valet parking is instead of trying to find a nearby garage or lot.

All-in-all the experience was mixed; great food & drinks combined with good service, but lacking the flair, energy, and extra little things that make a restaurant a DESTINATION spot for nights out.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I usually don't drink but ended up having 2 margaritas they were really good.

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AimeeN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again date night with my babe. Third time is a charm! Definitely now is our top go to fav restaurants! This time we booked the Indian-Latin Experience. From the ambience, food delivery, taste and cocktails, you can’t go wrong. Nevera dissatisfied. A BIG SHOUT OUT to the GREATEST bartender ever, PACHECO!!!! You are a truly know your clients and their taste buds to the tee. You are a true gem. Can’t thank you enough!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Ambience was not good, nor was the food for the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indian food! I am indian and their flavors were perfect and authentic just like back home! Especially the butter paneer, portuguese goan gobi curry, tamarind paneer! Loved all of it. A must visit for Indians and indian food lovers visiting Chicago

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AimeeN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again another hit out of the park! Pacheco you rock!!!

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vipNLH88
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience1

We never made it to dinner, as we were so turned off by the ambience! For what this restaurant is charging for food and drinks, they really need to work on their surroundings. Decoration was cheap looking, lights were too bright, the furniture was cafeteria style, and the noise level was over the top loud and echoing throughout the place. Just a terrible place to be in when looking for a Good Friday night place to dine. Ended up going to RPM steak instead. Needs major make-over if they want any business!

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BiaN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I wouldn’t want anyone wasting their precious time or money wasted here, took out a friend for a diwali menu. The menu is mentioned on the website when you are reserving but sadly its not the same when they are served. Pani puri had such small amount of pani, never paid for green chatni.. the waiter told me if i need extra chatni(sauce) its $5…. Clearly he was annoyed when we asked for extra chatni, butter chicken had no rice or naan to go with. Thats just the bennning, i can write pages and pages of disappointment. Money wasted!!!!!! I was heart broken … got overly excited to see diwali menu and wasted my friend’s event.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food was mediocre. Service was abysmal. We needed to ask for plates and silverware. We had to almost shout at the waiter to get his attention in a not very busy restaurant. Went there a couple of years ago and it was great. No more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Would eat here again.

JJ
JasnaJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great space and our guests loved the food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Vermilion. It had a nice ambience. The food was very good and the waiter was very nice and helpful in recommending things for us to try.

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Amanda
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner was absolutely amazing! All the food had such interesting, spectacular flavors, our cocktails were uniquely delicious, and Alex took such great care of us! We will definitely be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Vermilion using the Order Online button. Vermilion also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Vermilion also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 527-4060.

Vermilion is rated 3.9 stars by 1992 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.