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1757 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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A global unique melding of contemporary Indian and Latin American cuisines. Lauded by Chicago Tribune 3 stars, Time, FT, WSJ, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure, Chicago, Bon Appetit, Esquire. Tapas, fusion entrees, regional Indian fare. Featuring marquis items by eight celebrity chefs for the James Beard Vermilion Women in Culinary scholarship and CFW program, as a woman led entity.

Heart of downtown Chicago, we offer a global wine list, artisan latin & signature cocktails (raves by Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast), a fashionable lounge ideal for after-work. The perfect venue for social or corporate events with an eclectic twist to seafood, meats, tasting menus, and a custom vegetarian menu.

Our innovative cuisine includes tandoori skirt steak, lobster portuguese (#1 dish worldwide USA Today), chimichurri NY Strip, tamarind blackened ribs, seafood saffron paella, regional Indian fare, a custom vegetarian menu of over 20 options, & decadent desserts.
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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Fusion / Eclectic, Latin American, Indian
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Hours of operation
Brunch - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-2:00pm ; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 527-4060
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Three reasons why our catering is better –
1. Our talented culinary team (Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales, CHIC, Kendall) combines their skills

2. Offer Vermilion’s latin-indian cuisine offsite, also a selection of custom Latin, Mediterranean, and Nouveau American fare. We offer twenty additional global and mainstream catering menus.

3. Fine dining sourcing of quality ingredients.

4. Range of experience of full-service catering from upscale private intimate dinners, budget office lunches for over 500, offsite black ties for over 1000
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Cross street
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Parking details
Public lots & street parking available, valet parking offered.
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Public transit
Red Line at Grand
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Support women in culinary, James Beard Vermilion CFW. Global fusion cuisine & mainstream event menus (prix fixe, buffet, cocktails). Lauded by Time, FT, Gourmet, WSJ, USA Today, Bon Appetit, Tribune 3 Stars. Hold exclusive groups of 8-250 in semi-private areas, restaurant buyouts also.

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What 1757 People Are Saying
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Rajat (New York Area)
Dined on January 5, 2018

Great tasting food but very very slow service from the kitchen. It was a weekday dinner with only one other group of 3 ladies at the restaurant. Yet the food took way above 20 minutes to arrive. We asked for one extra Naan order and that took another 30minutes to come. Wonder how they manage when it’s busier.

MalsG (Chicago)
Dined on December 23, 2017

The food is good and so were the drinks, but could do with a change of decor!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
Dined on November 23, 2017

It was amazing

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
Dined on November 8, 2017

2nd time in over 12 month period I had the same experience. We were the only customers (4ppl) in restaurant for duration of meal and the restaurant was freezing.

Dined on November 5, 2017

This place used to be more festive and fun, but was pretty quiet (dead for a Saturday night, relatively speaking). There didn't seem to actually be any waiters or waitresses - just a hostess and another manager type doing these duties. It took 15 minutes to even get someone to come over to us for our drink order. Service was at a snail's pace throughout and the lack of festive ambiance was very noticeable to say the least. Strange since the place only have 3-4 tables full of patrons?

We used to come here for special occasions, and even though the food is still very good (not amazing, but very good)... I'm afraid we can't recommend. They desperately need to overhaul their service, hire an actual bartender, update the decor, etc., if they want to be what they once were (and if they want to avoid closing their doors). It's depressing more than anything else, since it was once such a fun and interesting destination. Not sure if we'll be back, I'm sorry to say...!

ExRegular (Chicago)
Dined on October 23, 2017

It took nearly 20 minutes to get in our drink order after arriving - despite only 4 tables in use, there were no servers attending us. We had to wave emphatically to flag down a server.

The restaurant had the lighting set at the brightest. When we commented about it, we were told that it was because it was dark during the day (it's now 8PM at night), and they didn't do anything about it.

We used to be regulars at this restaurant. It was one of our favorite places to eat, but the service and ambiance have gone to hell. The food is still great, but quite out of place now.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
Dined on October 20, 2017

Not worth the hype about Latin Indian food. I would rather go to Indian restaurant and get real Indian food.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined on October 16, 2017

Very good food. Very nice service (the waitress was alone but lovely). The only thing that the restaurant could do much better is the decoration / ambiance, which is really outdated and a little kitch. Not much would be required to modernize a lot the place.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on October 16, 2017

We have been to Vermilion many times. They have a very interesting blend of Latin and Indian dishes that are found nowhere else. Often pretty spicey but not all. Very much worth going to. One of our favorite places.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on October 15, 2017

We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and had dinner here. Absolutely wonderful staff who made us feel special. The drinks were outstanding and the food was delicious. We will be back for more.