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Vermilion Restaurant

1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
+1 703-684-9669
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“fritters” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
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1 - 10 of 396 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 24 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
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Went to Vermillion last Saturday for my birthday dinner. We live within walking distance to this restaurant but for some reason always feel we have to go into DC to get a really great meal. Not anymore! Starting with the perfect martini at the bar...More

Thank LeighD
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. The salmon tartar appetizer was great. Sirloin was cooked perfectly. Atmosphere as well as service were top notch. Waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. Highly recommend this place for special occasion. I have received very nice birthday card...More

Thank Matt T
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My husband, granddaughter and I met a family friend at Vermilion to catch up and to celebrate a recent achievement for family friend. This restaurant was recommended by my niece. First thing our server was so friendly and so informative about the menu. I think...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My wife and I ate here for Easter Brunch. It did not disappoint! Everything from the sparkling wine cocktails to the delicious entrees were on point! We split an order of cornbread hush puppies to start. They came with three dipping sauces, two of which...More

Thank PanamaZac
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Three of us were there for brunch and everything was really well prepared and nicely served. The soup had a lovely silky texture and a beautiful flavor. Nice sauces for the hush puppies. Really nice waiter.

Thank cranberries0928
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Bob S
What us the parking situation?
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
What us the parking situation?
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 .
Wendy B
Do you do anything special for "special occasions" such as a birthday? If so what options do you have?
17 November 2016|
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Response from BobLeblaw | Reviewed this property |
They seem to cater to special events, so give them a call directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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