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Vermilion Restaurant

1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
+1 703-684-9669
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“tagliatelle” (10 reviews)
“tasting menu” (21 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I came in for our 35th anniversary celebration dinner and were seated upstairs. Our server greeted us and immediately wished us a happy anniversary, which started the evening off on a nice personal note. As we started each course on the tasting...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a table for 4 in the upper room. The service is very professional. We took the 5-course tasting menu. This price (68$) appeared to be a very good value for money. Also the accompanying wine parings (27$ for a glass with each dish)...More

Thank PeterW37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would like to go on and on about each of the dishes we enjoyed but you might lose patience and not read about the amazing attention of the staff ( especially Chad our waiter) nor would you know that the atmosphere makes it a...More

Thank urwhatueatdkm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vermillion is an excellent restaurant on King Street in old Alexandria. We visited with another couple for dinner. Service throughout was excellent. Our dietary requirements for gluten free and vegetarian were easily met. Dishes were cooked and presented well. We went straight to mains and...More

Thank StevoHughes1
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Vermillion was recommended by a friend and we met there for dinner last week. The menu selections are very creative - yet no too "over the top". Everything was delicious. The service was excellent as well. In addition to the restaurant, the bar is also...More

Thank petergladis
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The ambience is wonderful, a nice, cozy atmosphere complete with gas lights, perfect for a special date. The drinks were strong but well crafted. The food was tasty but otherwise nothing extraordinary. Don't go hungry, the potions are reasonable but not enough to need a...More

Thank tim_b_toolman
Reviewed 13 May 2018

On a dinner visit here recently, the steak tartar appetizer and the cavatelli were both excellent. The salmon was not prepared as ordered, but that was easily remedied by having it cooked a little more. Unfortunately, it didn't have great flavor, leaving the impression that...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We dropped by on a weeknight without a reservation. Luckily we were seated after a short wait. Having seen Vermillion on a number of "Top xyz" and "Best restaurants" lists, my expectations were high, and the dinner did not disappoint. The little rolls were warm...More

Thank ima_little_hungry
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We happened upon this restaurant and were delightfully surprised! The asparagus soup in incredible—the best I've ever had. We also ordered the hushpuppies with three sauces and they were great. Would highly recommend!

Thank LizBRJ
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Nice location, great intimate vibe in the bar area, there is also a small lounge area for cocktails. happy hour food and drinks tend to be non competitive to other places in old town. Dinner is rather expensive and brunch is rather limited and not...More

Thank Zotmeister
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Mary C
9 July 2017|
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Response from Toni W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on the first floor.
Bob S
7 December 2016|
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Response from Robert E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply. I just parked right on the street quite close to the restaurant. I never found out if they have valet parking or not, you may have to google that. Plenty of parking spaces on the street, but then... More
Bob S
7 December 2016|
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Response from Dgottshall | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the pay lot above no behind the restaurant. It is a short walk .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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