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“A First For Me: Great Indian-Latin Fusion”
Review of Vermilion

Vermilion
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Ranked #1,304 of 10,076 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: Indian, Latin
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
Cross street: State
Transit: Red Line at Grand
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We had reservations - for a group of 7 - which limited the tables where we could be seated. The restaurant was packed and the group at the table we were assigned to way over-extended their experience which meant we were not able to be seated until about 45 minutes after our reservation time. The management was nearly mortified and gave us several free drinks and appetizers while we waited, but it still was a bit long! Once we got seated, the food was fantastic! We had a variety of items like coconut chile mussels, duck vindaloo arepas, caldeirada de peixe (Brazilian seafood stew with Indian seasoning), and lamb shank gassi (mangalorean braised lamb shank, mango panch puran rice, tomatillo jalapeno “pachadi”). Such variety, such fusion! Though a long wait, a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Was walking down the street and overheard a native telling her out of town friends about this restaurant. After looking at the menu for the restaurant I had chosen, decided to check it out. The menu was daunting, so the waitress suggested the Valentine's Special, which they were continuing for a week after the date. It was amazing. Combinations of flavor that were surprising and portions that were just right. The service was excellent, with the manager making a stop at each table not just to visit, but to help out as the waitress was extremely busy with the full restaurant. Each course was presented and explained and beautiful. I felt like a judge on Chopped or some other Food Network show, but without all the weird ingredients. It was expensive, but not outrageous.

Thank Cyndielee
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

The menu looked great but as the restaurant is not accessible for wheelchairs I will never know. We are visiting Chicago, picked out the restaurant based on the interesting menu but there were stairs to the entrance and no alternative entrance so we could not go. The waitress looked at me like I was crazy when I asked if there was an accessible entrance. So if you have a wheel chair go elsewhere.

Thank Patti T
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

An absolute delight. Unique concept of having indian food in a "dabba".Great taste, great ambience, excellent service!

Thank Sarang N
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Been here often - great food, service and the ambience is fantastic. The food has not changed a great deal since we started going here several years ago. It's pricey but we feel its worth it

Thank sunitharay
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