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1768 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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(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

Private Dining

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 1768 People Are Saying
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vipBill (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The food and service were wonderful. My wife has some severe food allergies and they did a great job directing us to dishes she could eat as well as modifying some dishes as needed. We will definitely return.

MonaA (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The fusion of Indian and Latin food really gave our tastebuds a nice kick! We reliahed the food. The quantity was good for two people. The ambience not so much! They need to atleast het their fused lights fixed !
It was a fast service!
Overall our experience was good!

Dianeanton1 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was excellent! Service was very slow, but we received 3 drinks on the house! They were very apologetic and I was a great night

Pacman009 (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Our waiter was very gracious but unfortunately the food service is super slow. It took them over 1 hour to serve food. We were expecting warm/hot food with how long we had waited but unfortunately it was warm at best. Our order was not complicated but still took so long. The menu features fancy dishes with fancy names but actual food served was average e.g. for Gobi Portuguese - coconut rice is regular white rice + cream of coconut served on the side (canned cream) and the cauliflower was undercooked. Also my dish was supposed to come with eggplant chips which they did not include. In short I paid $100 for 2 hrs dining, not all items served and semi cold food. Disappointing for Chicago downtown restaurant.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was good. The service was horrible. We sat there for at least 20-25 minutes before a server took our order.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was slow and unprofessional. Wait staff would disappear for 30 min at a time. Drinks and food brought out 1 by 1. Had to wait 15 min to be seated at a reservation at a mostly empty restaurant. They also have menus with different prices. Either way, over priced and terrible experince. Dont go.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was excellent. Love the food. Service was not. Took way too long. We had three different servers. Food was served and had to wait for 15 minutes for any kind of knife. Ordered wine, but another wine was served. Have no idea why. The server didn’t even show it to me before pouring it in all the glasses at the table. Don’t know if the wine was a different price than the one I ordered, because I never got an itemized bill. At the end, we were told the espresso machine was broken. So we ordered coffee and tea. After paying the bill, which included the coffee and tea presumably, the coffee and tea never came. So we left.

jimbob (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

a good restaurant week trial! not disappointed! saw things on menu (tasting course with EIGHT things! yum!) that convinces us to go back! week night visit. it was slow, but ONE waitress, ONE bartender did dual roles to take care of everyone very well. If you go and service is slow, relax! the food is worth the wait.
never heard of Latin/Indian fusion, but they've done a fine job. Nice people there. hope they're around a long time and plenty of people discover them.
try the duck vindaloo and the tamarind ribs! both awesome! drink called "devil in the white city" is very metropolitan and goes so nicely with those delish churros for dessert! try this place!

vipALSV (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was good; however, the service left us little to be desired. While it seemed like there were enough servers, there was a lack of organization and the food took forever to come. Moreover, we didn't seem to have a dedicated server, so it was confusing to figure out which person to ask for our requests.

OpenTable Diner (Northern MI)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Very creative cocktails. Nice presentation of food. Excellent service. Highly recommended.