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Vermilion, Chicago, IL

Vermilion

3.5
3.5
1979 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian

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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Contemporary Indian, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 527-4060

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    We are a culinary team. No one Exec Chef

  • Catering

    Five reasons our catering is better:<br />1. Talented culinary team (Culinary Institute of America, Johnson &amp; Wales, Kendall)<br />2. Vermilion’s latin-indian cuisine, selection of Latin, global, mainstream menus<br />3. Fine dining quality ingredients<br />4. Experienced catering, upscale dinners, budget lunches, black ties, galas<br />5. No tired bland salmon &amp; steak

  • Private party facilities

    VIP area for 8-14. Three exclusive event areas for 30-120 screened off with shimmering silver drapes combining the best of seclusion with ambiance. You are not in a windowless basement or backroom. Custom seated prix-fixe menus, buffets, interactive food stations, or reception style events.

  • Private party contact

    General Manager: (888) 330-0245

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    State and Hubbard

  • Parking details

    Public lots and street parking is available, valet parking is offered in adjacent restaurants.

  • Public transit

    Red Line at Grand

  • Entertainment

    Cutting edge fusion music (indian, latin, lounge) plays in the sensual Lounge, ideal for cocktails, tapas or as an after-work destination. Vermilion hosts the occasional DJ – event related.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Small

  • Charred Chile en Mole Morelos$16.00

    charred poblano, masala chorizo potato hash, morelos mole, slaw

    • Artichoke Pakoras$12.00

      indian fritters, spain's thistle, chili mint chutney

      • Crisp Kale Bhel "Chaat"$14.00

        street indian, mango, yogurt, tamarind chutney, puffed rice, sev

        • Juhu Pani Puri "Chaat"$12.00

          flour shells, potato-garbanzo, chili mint water, tamarind chutney

          • Tandoor Grilled Achari Chicken/Cauliflower Kabab$16.00

            pickled onion, chili mint chutney

            • Kochi Lamb Chops$18.00

              keralan marinade, chili mint chutney, pickled onion

              • Curry Leaf Tamarind Paneer$16.00

                indian cottage cheese, shallot kerala batter, slaw

                • Fiery Kerala Rasam Soup$12.00

                  tomato & pepper based, to wash down anything

                  • This Week's Featured Naans$10.00

                    please ask us for details

                    Accompaniments

                    $6; to customize your meal

                    • Potato

                      street masala fries

                      • Rice

                        lemon rice, steamed basmati

                        • Naan

                          garlic cilantro, chimichurri, plain

                          • Paratha

                            malabar flaky paratha

                            • Green

                              garlic spinach

                              • Chutney

                                mint chili, tamarind, chimichurri

                                • Slaw

                                  tropical seasonal, pickled onion

                                  Medium

                                  Add accompaniments. Experiment

                                  • Blackened Chili Tamarind Ribs$25.00

                                    unique pork ribs, braised melting, watermelon mint slaw

                                    • Tiffin "Pindi" Butter Chicken or Paneer$23.00

                                      tomato fenugreek hued gravy, ode to delhi's "pindi" dhaba

                                      • Tellicherry Crab Masala$30.00

                                        a toddy shop favorite, complex seasoned crabmeat, kerala's finest pepper, watermelon mint slaw

                                        • Brazilian Seafood Caldeirada$27.00

                                          medley of seafood, coconut fenugreek broth, indian crisps

                                          • Tandoori Skirt Steak$34.00

                                            10oz prime angus, churrasco, indian marinade, garlic spinach

                                            • Cornish Hen Tehri$30.00

                                              royal awadhi mughal deconstructed biryani, spiced saffron rice, slow cooked and seasoned to perfection, mint raita

                                              • Lobster or "Gobi" Portuguese$38.00

                                                fresh lobster tail, stewed in goan gravy, lemon rice, a USA Today #1 worldwide!

                                                Dessert

                                                Liqueur Pairing +$12

                                                • Ceiling Smasher$12.00

                                                  vermilion hedonism dense flourless chocolate cake spiced cotton candy ceiling – molten chocolate ceiling demolisher (Liqueur Pairing: Disaronno almond liqueur, Italy)

                                                  • Shahi Tukra$12.00

                                                    regal indian passion - warm rich reduced milk rabri – richer nut cake. A royal piece of your heart, the favorite of Mughal courts (Liqueur Pairing: Napoleon Mandarin Cognac, France)

                                                    • Mango Cardamom Flan$12.00

                                                      coconut foam – coconut crumble – fresh mango - cardamom perfect melding of a Spanish dessert prevalent in Latin America (Liqueur Pairing: Sorel Jamaica Style Clove Cassia Hibiscus Ginger, US)

                                                      • Red Chai Coconut Vegan Ice Cream$10.00

                                                        By Pretty Cool Ice Cream, a let's talk womxn collaboration (Liqueur Pairing: Vermilion Devil In the White City Dessert Cocktail)

                                                        Ode To Chicago Cocktails

                                                        $14

                                                        • Lake Michigan

                                                          botanic cucumber, verdant cilantro, lime, vodka refreshing and serene, like our lake

                                                          • LSD

                                                            green chartreuse dropper, gin, green tea, house made oleo saccharum, a playful tribute to Lake Shore Drive

                                                            • The Black Fist

                                                              punch of dark rum, amaretto, pineapple, citrus, clove, for social justice

                                                              • Devil In the White City

                                                                vermilion cardamom saffron vodka, coconut milk, vanilla, a smooth and sweet tropical essence

                                                                Herb & Spice Indian Latin Cocktails

                                                                • Bucket List Pani Puri Margarita$14.00

                                                                  liquid street indian, tequila, tamarind, chili mint infusion, melds india's favorite chaat with mexico's favorite drink

                                                                  • Bollywood Item Number$14.00

                                                                    sensually spicy, vodka, pear liqueur, jalapeno, lime, for India's feisty power women, packs a double punch

                                                                    • Mango Mint Mojito$14.00

                                                                      Melding India and Cuba's favorite spirit rum, with the favorite fruit mango, fresh lime, fresh mint, raw sugar

                                                                      • Brazilian Lychee Caipirinha$14.00

                                                                        national cocktail of cachaça, muddled lime, sugar, lychee

                                                                        • Vermilion 3-C Sangria

                                                                          uniquely spiced and fortified, infused with clove, cardamom, & cinnamon

                                                                          • Tumbler$10.00
                                                                          • Pitcher$40.00

                                                                        Botanic Nonalcoholic Craft Drinks

                                                                        $8

                                                                        • Cucumber Mint Agua Fresca

                                                                          cool muddled verdant, chili optional

                                                                          • Pani Puri Cooler

                                                                            street indian masala lime chili water

                                                                            • Mango Mint Mojito Fizz

                                                                              muddled mint lime sugar, soda

                                                                              • Lychee Caipirinha Sparkle

                                                                                muddled lychee lime sugar, soda

                                                                                Wine

                                                                                  Whites

                                                                                  • La Cana Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2019

                                                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                                                    • Btl.$52.00
                                                                                  • Valravn Chardonnay, Sonoma, California, 2019

                                                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                                                    • Btl.$52.00
                                                                                  • E. Guigal Condrieu Viognier, Rhone, France, 2014

                                                                                    • Btl.$160.00
                                                                                  • Pahlmeyer Chardonnay, Napa, California, 2014

                                                                                    • Btl.$190.00
                                                                                  • Veuve Clicquot "Yellow Label" France, NV

                                                                                    • 375ml$90.00
                                                                                    • 750ml$150.00
                                                                                  • Veuve Ambal Brut, Burgundy, France

                                                                                    • Btl.$100.00

                                                                                  Reds

                                                                                  • Ricardo Santos Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2018

                                                                                    • Glass$14.00
                                                                                    • Btl.$50.00
                                                                                  • Marques de Caceres Reserva Rioja, Cenicero, Spain, 2015

                                                                                    • Glass$17.00
                                                                                    • Btl.$65.00
                                                                                  • Maquis Carmenere, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2017

                                                                                    • Glass$11.00
                                                                                    • Btl.$44.00
                                                                                  • Donati Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast, California, 2017

                                                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                                                    • Btl.$52.00
                                                                                  • Nicolas Catena Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina, 2010

                                                                                    • Btl.$210.00
                                                                                  • Chateau Montalena Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga, California, 2014

                                                                                    • Btl.$300.00

                                                                                  Last updated: May 4, 2022

                                                                                  What 1,979 people are saying

                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                  3.5
                                                                                  3.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                  • 3.8Food
                                                                                  • 3.6Service
                                                                                  • 3.4Ambience
                                                                                  • 3.2Value

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                                                                                    Jkrags

                                                                                    Milwaukee

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 21, 2022

                                                                                    overall1food2service2ambience3

                                                                                    Quality of food and menu choices have deteriorated

                                                                                  2. LK

                                                                                    LarryK

                                                                                    Denver

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                    The food was wxcellent, but the service was slow due to lack of staff. One person out front and one cook in tbe kitchen

                                                                                  3. B

                                                                                    Baldegl

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    114 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    114 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                    This seems to have come down a few pegs since our last visit which was admittedly some time ago. The restaurant was almost empty on a Saturday night at 8 PM.

                                                                                  4. WT

                                                                                    WalterT

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                    The bartender, host and waiters were AMAZING. I think there were only two. I wish I knew their names so I could shout them out. Truly excellent!!! The host found a private space for my friend and me. The bartender made excellent drinks and spoke with me while I waited for my friend. They were both very accommodating and kind. They were running the whole operation themselves - excellently I might add. The cook did their thing as well. The food was quite good. Very tasty! I will return.

                                                                                  5. C

                                                                                    Cole

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience1

                                                                                    While the food was good, the environment was mediocre and the service was awful. It took 30 minutes for us to be waited on in the first place, and another 40 minutes to receive a follow-up. We did not continue with our meal and moved on to another location.

                                                                                  6. RR

                                                                                    ReluctantReviewer

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                    This is one of the most creative, delicious restaurants in Chicago. A female owner/chef is big too! We went on a Sunday night in mid- April and it was nearly empty. We felt like we had our own private dining experience but simply cannot fathom why it was so empty because the food is out of this world awesome! And our waiter Dominick was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable that he made the experience even better. We are looking for excuses to go again and again. Thank you!

                                                                                  7. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    New England

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Run, do not walk, to Vermilion for dinner as soon and as quickly as possible. This was, without question, one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Dominic the Manager? An angel among us. The kale? I’ll dream of it the rest of my life. You will love every minute of your experience here.

                                                                                  8. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                    overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                                    Too many disappointments to lists. Just go somewhere else and thank me later

                                                                                  9. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Flavor full

                                                                                  10. A

                                                                                    Anonymous

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                    The experience was interesting to say the least. Upon arriving, the host didn’t walk us to the table, instead he pointed at a table across the room and told us that’s our table, which is quite rude. However, the waiter was good server none the less. The drinks were great, however there was a drink called the”The Black Fist” that made a mockery of Black Lives Matter movement by highlighting that it’s ingredients are for Social Justice. I still ordered “The Black Fist” and the drink came with a Black Fist (picture below) which was offensive to my friends and I. In the context of an Indian and Latin fusion restaurant, I was disturbed because it feels as it makes a mockery of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Mango mojito is great and would recommend. The food was good for me, but my friends complained of their Brazilian Seafood Dish being too soupy. Overall the experience was okay but the restaurant can use a major overhaul to not disrespect patrons.

                                                                                  11. AA

                                                                                    AnandA

                                                                                    Detroit

                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food5service1ambience3

                                                                                    The place was not busy. The metal chairs were uncomfortable. The server was polite but the service level for such a great place was bad. He did not change plates after starters to main course , we had to tell him. He made use use the cutlery. I have been here few times in past five years and I have noticed the service level go down. With mandatory 18% service charge why care seems to be the attitude. We ordered one dish which he when serving the food has not come out good asking us to order another. She had to wait for her food to come while rest ate. There was no proper apology for this incident rather made it sound he was doing a favor. I believe this is a great place to go. The owner needs to supervise and see that service standards become better.

                                                                                  12. SG

                                                                                    SubhashishG

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food4service1ambience1

                                                                                    This is an overpriced restaurant with a decor for a tornado shelter. Servers are polite but come out to serve food plate by plate sometimes their fingers touching the food. They add 18% service charge and then ask for a tip as well. Not going here again.

                                                                                  13. P

                                                                                    Philosopher

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                    We were at Vermilion for Restaurant Week and we all ordered the prix fixe Seafood Platter. It included a four course dinner along with dessert. The soup (a kind of Indian bouillabaisse) and the fried shrimp appetizer were excellent. The main course, halibut in a mole sauce, was not so successful, as the fish was a bit dry and overcooked. I did enjoy the mango flan dessert. Service was on point but not exceptional. Overall, we enjoyed the meal but didn't think it was a great value at $55 a person. I think we'll come back for the regular menu rather than the RW special.

                                                                                  14. e

                                                                                    emily

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food3service3ambience2

                                                                                    My friend and I went to Vermilion for Restaurant Week. The food was great, we both got the prix fixe dinners, and our server was very attentive and accommodating. However, the cost ended up being more expensive than all other Restaurant Week menus I've been to due to an 18% service charge on top of gratuity, which was not clearly marked, so we way overpaid in tips. Aside from food, the restaurant felt outdated and tacky – it was empty except for one other table and the music was loud/club-like. Compared to other Indian and Indian-fusion restaurants (I've tried most in the city), it wasn't worth the trip at all. I'd recommend India House or Rooh over this place in a heartbeat!

                                                                                  15. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                    Portion sizes were really small. Nice and quiet though

                                                                                  16. P

                                                                                    Patrick

                                                                                    Indiana

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food4service3ambience2

                                                                                    Significantly overpriced in my opinion! The food was good, but not good enough to justify the bill. This is not the type of place that includes naan with your meal as part of the cost. Not great.

                                                                                  17. KM

                                                                                    KatieM

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                    Great food, great ambiance, a bit pricey but worth it for food aficionados. Cocktails amazing. Wait staff still learning.

                                                                                  18. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                    overall1food1service4ambience4

                                                                                    Good was flavorless. Unfortunately my reviews are similar to other Yelp reviews.

                                                                                  19. M

                                                                                    Marc

                                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    Excellent food. A bit pricey, but worth it.

                                                                                  20. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                    overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                                    Slow and uncoordinated service and the food was mediocre at the best. Cocktail were disappointing as well.

                                                                                  21. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food1service5ambience5

                                                                                    It was or first time there and we both agreed we could’ve ate somewhere else. Servers were good. The food and the quality of it was meh at best. Lamb chops were cooked as well and missing some seasoning too! Our drinks and rice was good though.

                                                                                  22. RA

                                                                                    RajatA

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                    overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                                                    Food was quite bad! It seemed it was pre cooked! Bread didn’t seem to go along with Indian food at all. When u mentioned this to staff, they expressed a very non sincere regret! Sorry to have gone there!!😒😒

                                                                                  23. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Everything was really good. I recommend the fries and the garlic naan!

                                                                                  24. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Just visiting from out of town and decided to try this place, it’s been on my radar for awhile. Drinks were solid food was tasty. The server was very kind and caring. 11/10

                                                                                  25. IK

                                                                                    IKnowNewYork

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience1

                                                                                    Service inattentive. Used plates are left on the table and ignored. Food presentation is not attractive. Food itself was tasty but similar to less expensive venues.

                                                                                  26. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The chicken kebabs were really awesome, our server Pacheco was gr8. The ambiance is something that can be worked on.

                                                                                  27. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 24, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The food was delicious, our server was amazing his menu knowledge was good. A must try if lace

                                                                                  28. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Had an awesome time. Butter chicken is sooo good. A must try place

                                                                                  29. JS

                                                                                    JackS

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food2service4ambience1

                                                                                    Empty, very uncomfortable atmosphere. Very average food.

                                                                                  30. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Amazing time here, food, drinks the works. All in all great time, can’t wait to come back.

                                                                                  31. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                    Decided to give this place a try, read the recent reviews and wanted to see for myself. Turned out to be a surprisingly great experience. The food was amazing and the drinks were good too. Would definitely come back.

                                                                                  32. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Food was awesome, they have some must try cocktails. Definitely understaffed

                                                                                  33. a

                                                                                    akeema

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food3service1ambience4

                                                                                    Poor and slow service! Not impressed! Will not visit again. Very disappointed.

                                                                                  34. d

                                                                                    dntrip

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                    overall1food4service1ambience2

                                                                                    To keep it short and simple, service was terrible. Food was good until myself and a different couple found hairs in the ribs. The final item we had ordered came an hour after the restaurant closed. I got offered 50% my next visit although I will never go back. Go at your own risk.

                                                                                  35. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                                    7:30 reservation by 10 o’clock we still haven’t had our plates removed from our table nor offered additional beverages, let alone dessert. We will never return to this restaurant. The food was way to spicy and too meat focused. Worst Valentine day dinner ever.

                                                                                  36. l

                                                                                    laurenp

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food2service5ambience2

                                                                                    Very expensive for small portions. The sangria was unpalatable. Great service though

                                                                                  37. D

                                                                                    David

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Pleased to see Vermilion re-opened with a refreshed interior. Always a fav for unique tastings and sophisticated cocktails.

                                                                                  38. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                    Ended up getting only 3 out of the 5 dishes ordered as they "forgot." Poor service all around. Easily get better indian food for less than half the price. This place is trash

                                                                                  39. KS

                                                                                    KStu

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                                    Seated in the back, poor service, dishes were cold, very poor experience for Valentine’s Day

                                                                                  40. TU

                                                                                    TerriblyUnhappy

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                    Horrible experience! For a special Valentine’s Day meal, it was an UNMITIGATED DISASTER. From the moment we entered, it was clear that it would be a terrible experience. They made us wait although we had a reservation and were there 5 mins. early; no explanation. Then, no water, no one came to take our appetizer or drink order. And, although we chose the prix fixe, they didn’t bring anything out at all u til we complained, and then brought the same item again. We never got our meal! The manager claimed it was because the owner used a catering company to staff the restaurant, and none of the waiters had any experience. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter: I would NEVER return here and CANNOT/WOULD NOT ever recommend this place to anyone. HUGELY DISAPPOINTING: The owner should have closed the place years ago and tried to start from scratch.

                                                                                  Safety precautions

                                                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                  • Physical distancing

                                                                                    • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                    • Extra space between tables
                                                                                  • Screening

                                                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                    • Staff is vaccinated
                                                                                    • Staff temperature check required

                                                                                  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 3.5 stars by 1979 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                  Google Map for Vermilion

                                                                                  10 West Hubbard Chicago, IL 60654

                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                                    State and Hubbard

                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                    River North (Chicago)

                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                    Asian, Contemporary Indian, Mexican

                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                    Fine Dining

                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                    Smart Casual

                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                    Public lots and street parking is available, valet parking is offered in adjacent restaurants.

                                                                                  • Public transit

                                                                                    Red Line at Grand

                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                  • Owned/operated by

                                                                                    South Asian/Indian, Women

                                                                                  • Executive chef

                                                                                    We are a culinary team. No one Exec Chef

                                                                                  • Entertainment

                                                                                    Cutting edge fusion music (indian, latin, lounge) plays in the sensual Lounge, ideal for cocktails, tapas or as an after-work destination. Vermilion hosts the occasional DJ – event related.

                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                  • Phone number

                                                                                    (312) 527-4060

                                                                                  • Catering

                                                                                    Five reasons our catering is better:<br />1. Talented culinary team (Culinary Institute of America, Johnson &amp; Wales, Kendall)<br />2. Vermilion’s latin-indian cuisine, selection of Latin, global, mainstream menus<br />3. Fine dining quality ingredients<br />4. Experienced catering, upscale dinners, budget lunches, black ties, galas<br />5. No tired bland salmon &amp; steak

                                                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                                                    VIP area for 8-14. Three exclusive event areas for 30-120 screened off with shimmering silver drapes combining the best of seclusion with ambiance. You are not in a windowless basement or backroom. Custom seated prix-fixe menus, buffets, interactive food stations, or reception style events.

                                                                                  • Private party contact

                                                                                    General Manager: (888) 330-0245

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