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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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1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
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Reviewed 24 December 2014

It was our first time here for dinner in a while as we are usually part of their brunch crowd. The menu was great and all of the food was fantastic. Waiter recommended the gnocchi and he was not wrong - it was fantastic. Had...More

Thank dcmidnight
Reviewed 6 December 2014

I didn't expect that the food would be as good as this from being well-acclimated to the dining scene in our home town of Manhattan and the various restaurants we have visited in DC. The food was above our expectations, but at a price, of...More

Thank centralpark6
Reviewed 29 November 2014 via mobile

The food was good - but nothing exceptional. Compared to other high end restaurants, it was ok. The waiters were very knowledgable and fast. The dessert was bad - really bad.

Thank Marina N
Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

As part of my USA holiday I included a visit to Washington DC. We chose to stay at a hotel in Alexandria, Virginia. On our first night we took a walk down King Street and decided to dine at the Vermillion Restaurant. Little did we...More

1  Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 18 November 2014

This is such a cute and cozy place. I went here on a Friday night and was seated upstairs. The decor is sort of modern, rustic. The server that help us that evening was so pleasant and very very attentive. For appetizer I had the...More

Thank DANNYBOY1013
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Vermilion was our "Go To" restaurant for a consistently above average (4 stars) experience. The Sunchoke soup was okay but lacked zip. The charred octopus was good - excellent char - but the octopus pieces were as large as your thumb and very chewy. Both...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Love this place. The servie, the atmosphere, the food...fresh and absolutely delightful and different.

Thank Rita L
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

Went for a late lunch and maybe that was our first mistake? Dinner may have been a better choice? The ambiance is nice but a little strange. It has a mix of old and some odd newer decor. I think they could do away with...More

Thank DavidHD413
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Very cool cocktail lounge and fantastic restaurant. They recently renovated the space and it has a great vibe. Highly recommend their cocktail, beer and wine selection.

Thank bman6262
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Dishes I saw and had were very good. Service was also excellent. Only reason they only got a very good was that I thought the portions were small.

Thank TheDukeCalifornia
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Mary C
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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