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Vermilion Restaurant

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1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925 (Fayette St.)
+1 703-684-9669
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Washington DC, United States
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132 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been looking forward to going here for a while based on some reviews/blogs about their desserts. Had the opportunity to go recently, and enjoyed the dessert (Mint Oreo Mousse Pie), but it didn’t quite live up to the hype. After dessert, we asked for the bread that is served before dinner as we had seen it go to... More 

Thank srussell3travel
Sarasota, Florida
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely evening enjoying the vibe of the lounge at Vermilion. We caught the end of happy hour and enjoyed several lite bites off the happy hour menu. Nice selection of craft beers and wines. The lounge menu offered several interesting choices including a very spicy chicken sandwich worth trying. Relaxing atmosphere, great service.

Thank Tyler B
Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

10 reviews 5.0 star rating 11/5/2016 We just got home from our official Anniversary dinner, and WOW, just wow. The food is incredible. We started with the salmon and caviar tartar, and the arugula salad with crispy artichokes. Both were amazing. Tons of caviar in the tartar, and the artichokes were divine. my husband had the pork loin, and I... More 

Thank wegirl65
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I went here for my husband's birthday dinner. The food was positively amazing. I highly recommend the lamb bolognese. The cocktails were incredible! Even better than the food, though, was the service. Our waiter, Jay, guided us through the whole food experience expertly. He took care of everything we might need before we even thought to want it. The ambience... More 

Thank Cara W
Alexandria, Virginia
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170 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I will be the first to tell you i visited Vermilion about 2 years ago and the menu was rather "bacon" forward and had "foam" on some of the items. I don't eat meat so my choices at that time were limited. I enjoyed the atmosphere and service yet based on that one experience, never went back...until today. The menu... More 

Thank CoronaOldTown
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A lovely and comfortable restaurant. Great drinks at the bar (and do have some pimento cheese to nibble on), and an eclectic menu.

Thank suesboys
Alexandria, Virginia
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went with a friend for dinner to Vermilion and we pleased to find a restaurant that rated the "fine dining" price point. Service was very good ... not fawning or looming ... servers were observant and at the ready when something was needed. That being said, the quality and taste of the food is that really makes or breaks... More 

Thank AgeOldDinosaur
Istanbul, Turkey
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93 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I had been to Vermilion Restaurant a couple of times for business lunches but this was the first time I went for dinner as it was my birthday. Normally I don't place much stock in that but the waiter heard my wife say something, picked up on it and must have told the chef, because we got a few delicious... More 

Thank Robert E
Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

That's how the food is and that's how they have treated us over the past few years - consistently special. My husband and I usually have dinner at Vermillion every few months, often enough to notice how consistent they are,but not often enough that they would recognize us as regulars. Very good wine list and creative cocktails. Only place that... More 

Thank TracyVA_11
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went for brunch during restaurant week, and the food was amazing, service was excellent. The upstairs dining room is cozy and can get a bit noisy, but we really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Kelly H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
    (Fayette St.)
  • Public Transportation: King St. Metro Station Using the King Street Trolley, get off at the Fayette St. Stop coming in either direction.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-684-9669
Vermilion features Chef William Morris' menu of Contemporary American cuisine. Complimenting Chef Morris' menu is Vermilion's wine list, named one of the top wine lists in the country by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. Combining a charming location in Old town Alexandria with stylized design and atmosphere, Vermilion represents a bit of downtown sophistication: from the exposed brick in the upstairs dining room to the overstuffed pillows in the lounge downstairs, Vermilion holds something for all tastes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?