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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” (43 reviews)
“tagliatelle” (8 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
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Reviewed 22 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...More

1  Thank April S
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Foodielicious2
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...More

Thank MegansBayCouple
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
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,...More

Thank drcorley
Reviewed 25 March 2014

First, get there early enough for happy hour drinks. The malbec they had for $5 a glass for happy hour was wonderful. We shared the artichoke dip with bacon, which was good. I had the duck which was also very good. But what was absolutely...More

Thank bleujello7
Reviewed 24 March 2014

After a Sunday morning walk in the gorgeous city of Alexandria, me and my wife popped in to this charming place. We were lucky and could get two of the four places that were not alreade booked for brunch. The coffee was excellent and the...More

Thank Claes B
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Very reliable menu, service, Creative dishes. Convenient location in heart of Old Town Alexandria. Noise level reasonable.

Thank William U
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is my go to place for wonderful food. I've been many times for both lunch and dinner. The fare is simpler at lunch and the price reflects it. It's a fun place to meet friends and reservations are not needed. At night the food...More

Thank leashuba
Reviewed 1 February 2014

I have now been to Vermilion twice. The first time, I went with my mother to celebrate her 93rd birthday. When we arrived, we were greeted with complimentary champagne for the occasion. Virtually every dish we had from the farm-to-table menu was superb, from the...More

Thank Katherine M
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Mary C
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Response from Toni W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on the first floor.
Bob S
6 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
6 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, 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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