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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” (32 reviews)
“tasting menu” (19 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I do not understand why this place is considered one of the best places to go. Maybe there isn't great food on King street. Went and tried their two tartares and another dish. The tartares were obviously made by someone that doesn't understand the purpose...More

Thank Maia E
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great drink and friendly bartender. Lovely spot for a quite drink with your loved one. Definitely will be back to try the food another time!

Thank Hstaff71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vermillion opens at 5:30 and doesn't get crowded until after 6:30. We went on a Friday night and you can't talk to your table mate after that unless you shout. The food is among the five best in Old Town. They have creative cocktails if...More

Thank BonVivant39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has always been one of our favorite restaurants in Old Town, where you are almost always assured of a good meal. My one caveat would be that the menu is somewhat limited. I know that is better than to have a chef or restaurant...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard that Vermillion had a new chef at the helm and decided to stop by Friday night for dinner. Everything was excellent! The ambience, cocktails, service, and food were all top notch. We started with cocktails at the bar. The bartender was very...More

Thank TravelAlex2017
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We arrived early and had a drink in the bar area and then moved upstairs for dinner. Were given a window table, since it was 5:30 in the afternoon in June and it was still quite light out. Very nice! The bread basket is wonderfully...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We walked in without reservations on a Monday and were seated immediately. The menu was eclectic and creative. My husband ordered octopus and I tried their soft shell crab for appetizers. When the waitress brought our food she had two octopus. When I mentioned my...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A dinner was arranged at Vermilion Restaurant to take out 5 of our customers based out of Arlington. Most had not visited this lovely place in Old Town. Dark interior but very charming with a very private ambiance. Arrived early for Happy Hour. Bar staff...More

Thank Neil T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

What an attractive old town building with an eclectic collection of table groupings, great use of lighting and exposed brick to create alcoves and a sense of privacy despite being extremely busy. The meal was delicious, the menu really interesting and varied the server explained...More

Thank Chris54Don
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is an excellent option if you want solid good food and service. The atmosphere is very warm and inviting. We ate upstairs in a corner and didn't feel on top of our dining neighbors. The portions of food were slightly odd. The crispy oyster...More

Thank HappyNewlywed08
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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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