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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (46 reviews)
“tagliatelle” (9 reviews)
“tasting menu” (20 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried Vermilion as the kids were home from school and one has dietary restrictions - Gluten and eggs. I called in advance and they said most of the menu could be adjusted to accommodate. They were extremely flexible and the food was delicious. Stand outs...More

Thank NoVAFamilyof4
Reviewed 15 March 2018

My group of 6 had a wonderful time at Vermilion celebrating a birthday. The atmosphere there is lovely and warm, and you can actually hear your tablemates. The service was spot on and the food was delicious. A few little extras made the evening even...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 15 March 2018

I was with a group, and it seemed that everyone had a great dinner here. We also had excellent service. I was excited to see they had a vegetarian tasting menu option, and the dishes I had were really great (I can't remember now what...More

Thank gremlin_337
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We dined here our last night in town after a recommendation from Hank's Oyster Bar. The menu is eclectic and innovative. The chef most likely enjoys the challenges of using local products to make original combinations of food. For example, on the bar menu, steak...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 16 February 2018

This place was a success. I looked all over Old Town for a romantic spot to eat dinner on Valentine's Day and I was not let down. The ambiance was perfect, the food was terrific, and the service was impeccable. If you're looking for a...More

1  Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Had a lovely bottle of yeasty, dry champagne in the fun "red" lounge area. It was a little loud in the bar area, but felt like we were in a happening location. We were moved upstairs for dinner -- much quieter, though it was still...More

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 20 December 2017

If you're looking for that special night out, this is not the place to go. But if you want an average meal, I guess this is as good as any. There were not many other diners, so at least there was not a noise issue...More

Thank bathtravel123
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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
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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