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Vermilion Restaurant

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1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925 (Fayette St.)
+1 703-684-9669
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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243 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

I was looking for something nice and romantic in the area for our anniversary and kept coming back to Vermillion. After reading several reviews, I decided to go for it and made our reservations. I am so glad that I did! From the moment we arrived, we could tell we were in for a treat. I have rarely experienced a... More 

Thank DPres
Montgomery, New Jersey
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

For a small group, I was charged with finding a restaurant in Alexandria which we visited for a conference. We had one vegetarian, and we wanted a farm-to-table place. Vermilion fit the bill on both counts! We were seated in the upstairs room next to the windows. The service was attentive and helpful. Some of our favorite choices: the beet... More 

Thank MaryPat105
Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

A cozy little restaurant with excellent food on King Street in Alexandria, the Vermillion offers interesting cuisine in beautiful surroundings. We had a delightful lunch and enjoyed excellent service. I had the best Sazerac cocktail I have found outside of New Orleans. Don't miss the chance to visit the many nice small shops along King Street while in town.

Thank Charles L
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Vermillion is a place where you can meet friends for a cocktail and hanging out in their very comfortable bar, where you can lounge on their couches or sit at the bar, that has two great columns that makes the place very warm and friendly. If you are hungry, the food is outstanding from the light snacks at the bar... More 

Thank Matt M
Long Beach, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Wonderful food and service. Also, this restaurant supports the Humane Society of the United States' fight against the Canadian seal hunt!

Thank blcats
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

I visited this restaurant for a romantic date and it did not disappoint. The general area (Old Town Alexandria, VA) has a fabulous atmosphere anyway, but Vermilion takes it to a whole new level. The inside is absolutely beautiful....quite plush, with deep red tones and dark wood throughout. We were warmly greeted and seated immediately Our server was very friendly,... More 

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York, PA
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222 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We love Vermilion for occasions. This particular time, we were in heavy traffic on 495 and got off in Alexandria to let traffic pass - just because we knew we could dine at Vermilion. They didn't disappoint! I ordered the Rockfish with Squid Ink Sauce and Squash, and my husband had the Berkshire Farm Pork Loin. The chef sent over... More 

Thank Foodielicious2
Washington DC
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

We chose the tasting menu with wine pairings and were overjoyed with our choice. The meal was quite spectacular. It is easy to see why the Washingtonian magazine lists Vermilion as one the top 100 very best restaurants in the DC metropolitan area. I am local to the area and it is easily in my personal top 5. My favorite... More 

Thank MegansBayCouple
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Vermillion serves the tastiest and cheapest weekday lunch in OT. Really tasty soup and salad and 1/2 Oyster Po'boy sandwich. Its the best $13 you'll ever spend.

Thank Sue P
Washington, DC
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

This was a planning meeting with one of my new reports. It was quiet and we were seating by the window. We both had the mixed green salad which was good but a bit over salted. I had the mussels and they were very good, no grit, flavorful broth with delicious chorizo. My associate had the salmon and while I... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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?