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“Best meal of our trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vermilion Restaurant

Vermilion Restaurant
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Ranked #27 of 748 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fayette St.
Transit: King St. Metro Station Using the King Street Trolley, get off at the Fayette St. Stop coming in either direction.
Description: 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.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best meal of our trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

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 spectacular was the nutella cheesecake. Mmmm, I so want some more of that!

Visited February 2014
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English first
McKinney, Texas
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely Brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 food was both good and came in hearty portions. The bread was delicious as was the egs and sausage

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Upscale Contemporary Continentakl Cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

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

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Alexandria, Virginia
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“My favorite hometown restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 is more elegant, and I go for special occasions. The Obamas came here for Valentines Day a couple of years ago. Most of the food is sourced locally. The desserts are fun-particularly the samplers.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank leashuba
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Wayne PA
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food and Equally Fabulous Service”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 garlic soup with hen's egg and gnocchi we had for appetizers to our main courses of duck breast and steak. The room-temperature lemon-poppy fritters were the only slightly off note. However, we were served a complimentary plate of delicious interpretations of American junk food classics (e.g., Hostess cupcakes, snickers bars, etc) in honor of my mother's celebration. The waitstaff is incredible, striking just the right note at every turn.
Our meal was so memorable that we returned yesterday with my brother and his son, in town from the west coast. Once again, everything was superb. The beet salad, tuna steak, and winter squash soup deserve special mention, along with the mini-Parkerhouse rolls we found in the bread basket. The chef's interpretation of lemon meringue pie was absolutely outstanding, from the lemon curd with marshmallow topping to the scoop of pistachio-rose ice cream and - last but certainly not least - the pomegranate molasses that looped around the plate (every bit as good as it sounds). One of the best desserts I have ever had!
Overall, my two meals at Vermilion rank with the best experiences I've had in many years of dining.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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