New American Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Wed–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 5:30 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Vermilion offers modern American cooking from Chef Tony Chittum. From its regional cuisine using local, farm-raised products to the warmth of its ambiance & hospitality, Vermilion is an ideal location for a casual weekday dinner, special occasion destination or gathering place ... (See all)


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  • Ranked #5 for New American restaurants in Alexandria
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    Cheri 🍓 B.
    "The vegetarian tasting menu with wine pairings was fantastic."(5 Tips)
    "Wow. Server Alex knows his wines!! Great apps, wine AND desserts!!"(10 Tips)
    FiOS 50
    "seven different types of mid-Atlantic seafood"(8 Tips)
    Tammy G.
    "Chef Will Morris is slaying it!"(2 Tips)
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  • tasting menu
  • wine
  • seafood
  • brunch food
  • steak
  • happy hour
  • great value
  • good for dates
  • desserts
  • breakfast food
  • grits
  • french fries
  • burgers
  • salads
  • fritters
  • chicken fried bacon
  • risotto
  • fancy
  • omelettes
  • baked eggs
  • Bitches Who Brunch

    Voted "Worst Service" in 2014 by Bitches Who Brunch. Find out why... Read more

    Bitches Who Brunch · January 3
  • Jared C.

    Good bar food and great atmosphere, but the drafts were warm, the cocktails were weak, and the service was slow.

    Jared Campbell · November 2, 2014
  • Tyler M.

    Little pricey, food is average. Happy hour is nothing special.

    Tyler M · October 2, 2014
  • Talisha H.

    The Sweet Gem salad is delicious.

    Talisha Hill · August 13, 2014
  • Doug M.

    Scallops yes, green salad euh.

    Doug Mohney · May 31, 2014
  • Daniel S.

    Had the tasting menu with the wine pairing- a must do if you just say to relax and enjoy the meal. Great food!

    Daniel Saint-Victor · May 11, 2014
  • Atlanta Food & W.

    Would you travel from Alexandria to Atlanta just for breakfast? You might if the talent behind Vermillion was cooking. And they are! Join them at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 29 – June 1. Read more

  • Northern Virginia Magazine

    It was a game-changer salad. Like the 2013-rockstar version of Jared Leto wearing leather pants and long hair, it can take years to grow into the personae you want to be. For me, it was liking frisee.

    Northern Virginia Magazine · April 25, 2014
  • Colleen N.

    From Washingtonian: 3 egg omelet, baked eggs with grits, trout with fingerlings, soup and salad

    Colleen N · January 11, 2014
  • Esther S.

    Fantastic brunch. Need to come back for dinner.

    Esther Scott · December 29, 2013
  • Tammy G.

    Chef Will Morris is slaying it! Don't miss the pork belly or the grilled octopus if it's on the menu.

    Tammy Gordon · December 22, 2013
  • Washington Post

    Longtime chef Tony Chittum is missed, but his successor, William Morris, is a rising star.

    Washington Post · October 16, 2013
  • Jim W.

    One of the better restaurants in Old Town and since it's on the west end of King Street it tends to cater to a more local clientele rather then the typical King Street tourist crowd.

    Jim Walterman · September 19, 2013
  • Danny W.

    If it's a special occasion, let them know when you arrive. They'll take care of you!

    Danny Wein · September 2, 2013
  • Hilary D.

    It's restaurant week! Come by and taste generous portions at Vermillion. The bar is just as nice as any table.

    Hilary Davis · August 20, 2013
  • Kathryn P.

    Everything was excellent. Service was attentive by not clingy.

    Kathryn Pagoni · July 7, 2013
  • Jonathan D.

    Great crew manning the bar! Always good food at Vermillion.

    Jonathan Dagle · June 7, 2013
  • Larissa B.

    Try the riotto fritters!

    Larissa B · June 7, 2013
  • Jessica G.

    Ask to sit upstairs! Table bread is is superb!

    Jessica Geiszler · May 31, 2013
  • Raghda S.

    حاطين الأسعار في المنيو بالدولار .. فاكرين نفسهم في لاس فيجاس

    Raghda Safwat · April 20, 2013
  • Maria S.

    I love the interior design and stew-type brunches.

    Maria Sigillito · April 14, 2013
  • Bradley S.

    Great ambience and food. The sirloin is amazing, but the nutella cheesecake is disappointing - not enough nutella or cheesecake.

    Bradley Saull · March 19, 2013
  • Washington Post

    For Valentine's Day 2012, the president and first lady dined at Vermilion. Read more

    Washington Post · March 2, 2013
  • Northern Virginia Magazine

    "Like the swinging hips of Elvis, the tenderness with which the kitchen treats ingredients arises instinctually." - November 2012 Issue

    Northern Virginia Magazine · October 17, 2012
  • Northern Virginia Magazine

    A handsome Parmesan crisp exposes a featherlight crepe filled with wine-braised, sausage-stuffed cabbage, magnified by a red onion-sour cherry reduction. - November 2011 issue

  • Patrick M.

    The tasting menu is fabulous with excellently paired wines. The Atlantic fish course today was Grouper with Risotto and Peas...outstanding! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Patrick McDermott · June 6, 2012
  • Helena N.

    This is awesome food with a great atmosphere! Sit upstairs, enjoy a glass of wine or beer, have the dirty rice for entree. Lovely! A bit pricey, but worth it.

    Helena Nacinovic · May 17, 2012
  • Rachel S.

    Outstanding food. Had the chocolate chip pancakes, potato hash and mint juleps. All realllly good

    Rachel Stallworth · May 5, 2012
  • Leandro L.

    Try the Crispy Skin Trout - Nice Crispiness on skin and great summer citrus salad! Wrote about it here:

    Leandro Lagera · May 3, 2012
  • Burger Days

    Cop the Chef's burger here, available at lunch and brunch, with chicken fried bacon (yup, CHICKEN FRIED BACON), cheddar, escarole and green goddess dressing.

    Burger Days · April 10, 2012
  • Sean D.

    Best brunch in Alexandria, VA!

    Sean Donahue · March 10, 2012
  • Chris

    Wow. Server Alex knows his wines!! Great apps, wine AND desserts!!

    Chris · February 5, 2012
  • Washingtonian Magazine

    What to get: Polenta-filled agnolotti; potato-leek soup with smoked cod; beet salad; rib eye with salsa verde; garlic-crusted cod with ham and potato; peanut-butter/chocolate tart.

    Washingtonian Magazine · January 9, 2012
  • FiOS 50

    Check out their five-course menu featuring seven different types of mid-Atlantic seafood - available until December 30, and priced at $75 per person.

    FiOS 50 · December 27, 2011
  • FiOS 50

    Book their farm table, available for reservations two nights a week. Tony Chittum serves you himself and explains where he found all the local produce you'll be eating. A real foodie experience.

    FiOS 50 · November 28, 2011
  • Brian F.

    Treat yourself with the dinner tasting menu!

    Brian Foor · November 4, 2011
  • Washington Post

    *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends pork chops.)

    Washington Post · October 12, 2011
  • Nick S.

    Brunch is great, the Double Cheeseburger is to die for, tasted like a beautiful steak.

    Nick Stone · September 25, 2011
  • Sanders P.

    Mushroom dusted Fries are awesome, Don't forget to book your ride to/from V. with Taxi Magic smartphone app for a safe ride home.

    Sanders Partee · August 13, 2011
  • Eater

    Vermilion stays true to its surroundings in Old Town Alexandria, from a charming atmosphere to the seasonal and locally sourced menu. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · July 28, 2011
  • Carl G.

    Brunch is not to be missed @ Vermillion. Read more

    Carl Gieringer · July 20, 2011
  • Cheri 🍓 B.

    The vegetarian tasting menu with wine pairings was fantastic. /recommend. Read more

    Cheri 🍓 Berry · July 19, 2011
  • Katie E.

    Sit st the bar with alex as your bartender he is so helpful! Fun decor too Read more

    Katie Eichin · July 18, 2011
  • Melinda D.

    The Junior VP "box" lunch is the best bet so you can try soup and a sandwich!

    Melinda Dawson · July 15, 2011
  • JP P.

    Get the hibiscus blossom. The flower is edible!

    JP Phillips · May 14, 2011
  • Runnin' Donna

    Don't get picked up by a blue-hair!

    Runnin' Donna · February 15, 2011
  • David F.

    Lobster tortellini. Delicious!

    David F · February 13, 2011
  • Kerin K.

    Excellent bar snacks--love the fancy fries and the artichoke dip. So good.

    Kerin Kolonoskie · February 11, 2011
  • Neet

    Amazing food. One of the best American bistros I have been to. Try the tasting menu. The butternut squash soup is very tasty.

    Neet · January 24, 2011
  • AJ J.

    Everything is good but they have an excellent steak.

    AJ Jones · October 30, 2010

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