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Indian Restaurant$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
  • Kay L.
    "Try the artichoke pakoras."(3 Tips)
    Ashwin P.
    "Lamb shank gassi, Frankie wraps and Shahi Tukra"(3 Tips)
    ISC C.
    "Don't miss the lamb chop appetizer and the spicy cocktails."(5 Tips)
    ryan l.
    "chocolate desert with sorbet is fantastic...the fruit with chili"(5 Tips)
40 Tips and reviews
  • artichoke pakoras
  • shahi tukra
  • spicy food
  • cocktails
  • good for dates
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  • Eater
    Eater3 days ago
    The one-of-a-kind philosophy at Vermilion fuses Indian spices with Latin flavors to create intriguing mash-ups. Read more
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoNovember 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Bollywood Item Number
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoOctober 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Magnificent Mile (sparkling white wine, summer bouquet ice, habanero ginger infusion)
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoOctober 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Pani Puri Margarita is probably my favorite cocktail here
  • Lx C.
    Lx ChenOctober 4, 2015
    Appetizers and cocktails are great. Devil in the White Citu cocktail was great
  • Paolo
    PaoloJuly 10, 2015
    this place has curry, cheese, crumbs, sea stuff and all that kinda shit.
  • S K.
    S KuMarch 24, 2015
    Adventure and fascinating fusion food
  • Hara K.
    Hara KimOctober 12, 2014
    Food was cold. Service was nonexistent. Overpriced. Going to Portillos.
  • Piyush A.
    Piyush AroraApril 21, 2014
    Don't waste your time here.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeiFebruary 23, 2014
    Tamarind ribs were amazing and so tender
  • Eric R.
    Eric RodriguezJanuary 31, 2014
    Any of the 10 dish menus are great. They give you a wonderful tour of the types of foods they serve here.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EberleSeptember 8, 2013
    Awesome food.. I (the outta towner) loved it
  • Venu T.
    Venu ThangalapallyAugust 4, 2013
    Loved the veggie thaali ... Great taste
  • Venu T.
    Venu ThangalapallyAugust 4, 2013
    Kerala red fish curry--- avoid it ;;; not tasty
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DockalApril 29, 2013
    Lentil soup is spicy and amazing! Gobi and eggplant combo entree was disappointing. Lukewarm and not half amazing as I had hoped. :-(.
  • Lindsay P.
    Lindsay PomazalFebruary 8, 2013
    Overrated. The portions left something to be desired. I got the tilapia and was shocked at how small and flat it was. For the price this place is not worth it. However, the flan was superb.
  • Dan F.
    Dan FFebruary 2, 2013
    The Brazilian seafood stew was amazing
  • Akita
    AkitaDecember 9, 2012
    The food was good but the service was so slow. We waited for 25 mins just to receive our food and when we did I had to send my plate back. Also the drinks are small and pricey.
  • Corinne S.
    Corinne SullivanAugust 18, 2012
    Decent food, but missing a certain je ne sais quoi to bring it to that true gourmet level. Fine dining prices without an attention to detail. Think Ikea does upscale. Scallops are amazing however.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoMay 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the pani puri margarita
  • Ashwin P.
    Ashwin PrashanthApril 23, 2012
    Lamb shank gassi, Frankie wraps and Shahi Tukra
  • Kay L.
    Kay L.March 5, 2012
    The flavors are terrific. Try the artichoke pakoras. Or the juhu ki pani puri is fun, with the mint water that you pour into the shell.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the lamb chop appetizer and the spicy cocktails.
  • Ap D.
    Ap DiteFebruary 19, 2012
    Food is overpriced and drinks are way too expensive!
  • Meghan M.
    Meghan MartineauJanuary 15, 2012
    Amazing restaurant. Service was impeccable. Blue corn hearts of palm were my fav. Pear and chili cocktail was to die for. Def come here!!
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityDecember 19, 2011
    This is an upscale restaurant where you won’t find truffle oil or coconut foam—the down-to-earth kitchen eschews molecular gastronomy for more traditional uses of bold Indian and Latin spices.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BurkholzDecember 18, 2011
    I was going to say how awesome the ribs are but now we are killing the goat cheesecake. Truely delicious meal. Don't pass Vermillion by!
  • Vincente V.
    Vincente VecchioDecember 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best kept secret on Hubbard street!
  • Mihir S.
    Mihir ShahOctober 26, 2011
    Under staffed!
  • Ariana K.
    Ariana KaiserOctober 22, 2011
    The drinks are so different, and DELICIOUS! The food is the best I have ever had, no question. So interesting, I highly recommend it. Worth every penny.
  • David G.
    David GulleyJune 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Indian and Latin fusion...the best!
  • Anastasia B.
    Anastasia BarrientosJune 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the artichoke pakoras
  • Kiana B.
    Kiana BasuJune 4, 2011
    Come here w/ VIPs if you wanna be served after close.
  • Agnes L.
    Agnes LiouApril 23, 2011
    Try the Iron Chef menu, a little $$ but so worth it!
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TJanuary 31, 2011
    Shahi Tukra dessert is phenomenal!
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaOctober 25, 2010
    Vermillion has two menus, 1 meat and 1 veggie. Worth the visit and the fusion of flavors works. Amazing. try the punjabi chloe from the street fair side of menu.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AvnerOctober 18, 2010
    Menu faves: Tapas - artichoke pakoras; Main - lobster portuguese; dessert - shahi tukra. All out of this world. Waiter Michael C was the perfect menu tour guide.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LillyOctober 9, 2010
    The skirt steak is phenomenal!
  • Designkitchen
    DesignkitchenMarch 23, 2010
    Indian and Mexican fusion that works.
  • ryan l.
    ryan libsonOctober 25, 2009
    The chocolate desert with sorbet is fantastic...the fruit with chili on it has quite bit of zip
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