Vermilion - Alexandria
Relaxing date night after a stressful week - and Vermilion was the perfect spot. A light crowd ensured we were given the absolute best table in the restaurant. We started with a bottle of Octagon from Barboursville. paired with a most- outstanding summer salad, and spicy ravioli appetizer. Our The main course was a wonderful New York Strip cooked medium rare, and a delicious Red Snapper. The Duck Fat Tater Tots were a little heavy for my taste, but undoubtedly prepared perfectly. A Marcona Almond Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream was the perfect ending. Our servers Chad and Patrick could not have been more gracious or attentive. All-in-all a wonderful experience.
Wife and I went for a 5th year anniversary dinner. Received great care from the staff and kitchen, even an anniversary card form the staff (who does that?!? Terrific people). We went with the tasting menus (one vegetarian, one regular) and both were outstanding. The ingredients and preparation - the eggplant was silky smooth - were to a high quality. We left full and quite satisfied with the meal, we only wish we could have finished the tarts! Glad we came for such a special occasion, a wonderful evening.
We had an excellent brunch. We loved the hanging tender, the calamari, the kale salad, the burger. Excellent service, pleasant environment. Great value for money.
Unbelievable. The waitstaff is tremendous and the food often stunned.
The gnocchi with mushroom and the marcona almond tart were excellent. Nice selection of wines by the glass. Outstanding service -- friendly and attentive.
Excellent bar service. Manhattan and meal were fabulous!
We love Vermilion but the service has been extremely slow on our last two visits. Took an hours and fifteen minutes to get our main course.
An amazing experience. The price fixe lunch with bountiful choices is an astounding value, service was impeccable, and for once my guest and Imdid not have to shout at each other to be heard over the din.
Everything about my meal at Vermillion was exceptional. The staff were extremely gracious and professional. The food was surperb and full of complex flavors. Only took one visit to become a favorite of mine in Old Town.
Always fantastic - reliably delicious and intriguing.
Anniversary dinner was special and the restaurant made this date perfect in every way, the food and the service.
The food was excellent and so was the service. So, pleased!
Been planning to visit for a while and finally made it for brunch. Happy with every single thing we ordered. Definitely will be back for dinner.
Great service and atmosphere! The staff really made our anniversary special. Food was inventive and delicious.
We had a memorable birthday celebration. The wait staff could not have been kinder or more helpful. As always, the pastas were divine with perfect pairing of wine.
Lovely experience. The staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to make adjustments for any food allergy. Cool ambiance. Food was very good
Delicious brunch! Quality food.
Everything was amazing from the food, to the ambiance and the exceptional service! Truly an experience and I would highly recommend!
We had a wonderful gathering for birthday celebration. Added by the restaurant week deal, it is totally value for money. But, wondering if the restaurant menu might not bring out the real, high quality of dishes. So, it might be worth a re-visit.
Wonderful brunch, we made a reservation for restaurant week, but the regular brunch special was also a good deal. Our waiter Gabriel was informative, friendly and efficient. Every dish was well designed and executed. We had Gnocchi, steak tartare, potato tots and kale salad - all of which we recommend. Upstairs was nice and quiet.
Thanks for joining us for brunch. Sounds like Gabe recommended all the hits (tots, gnocchi). Check us out again soon for some drink specials rolling out this weekend.
Great food and service. The restaurant was super accommodating to my family with two kids.
Thanks so much for stopping by and bringing the whole crew. Glad you all had a lovely time. See you soon!
I went there for Saturday brunch during the Alexandria Restaurants Week and I had a good time. I ended up ordering food on their regular menu. Regular brunch menu is $22 per person for 2 courses. Service was perfect and the food that I ordered was amazing. It was nice that they refilled my coffee many times without charging extra fees. I would definitely go back to try other things on their menu.
Best restaurant experice personally.
Absolutely fantastic food and service. Made us feel completely welcome as if we were celebrating with close friends or family. We’ve eaten at a few of the 1 Michelin star restaurants in DC, and I say this place is better and better value!
Hey Kyle, thanks for the awesome review. That is some rarified space to mentioned with such restaurants. We're honored to be thought of so positively. We appreciate it!
Consistently great food and beverages. We always enjoy and recommend Vermillion!
Hi, Deborah. Thanks for coming back again and again.
What a wonderful experience. The service was perfect, with our server Skylar being sincerely passionate about the food and the descriptions. Everything was fresh and made in-house. It was Restaurant Week so I’m not sure if it is always as busy as it was the night we were there but it was easy to carry on a conversation without yelling. I will definitely be returning.
Hey Susan, Glad to hear you had such a great time. Skylar and the team are truly passionate about our food and restaurant. Thanks for noticing and thanks for your visit.
We had a very pleasant dinner in this restaurant.
The restaurant-week menu offers a very good value for money.
The wine list is very nice.
The temperature in the restaurant is a little to high to my taste.
Thanks for checking us out for Restaurant Week. We love to hear you enjoyed the food and wine list. Thanks for the note about the air temp too. Clearly it's been super hot but we are working hard on keeping everyone cool. Should be a bit cooler the next time you come. See you!
All four of us had the pescatarian tasting menu and it was exceptional!! Thanks for your help in celebrating our friend’s performance and being so accommodating with our infant. We have been here before and will be back again. Your restaurant is a true gem!
Hi Alexandra, Thanks for coming. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the tasting experience and we are glad you brought the kiddo! We've got a little something for all ages. Hope to see you soon.
Recommend to a friend? Yes, typically meals are flawless and terrific. But beware: downstairs can be loud; food quality has been inconsistent from excellent melon soup to tasteless catfish; and service may be spotty. Our waiter served us warm Chardonnay and flat sparkling wine; he took both back to the bar and provided cool wine and wine with fizz, but what's up with that?
Hi Trixie, Thanks for your visit and for the useful comments. We are glad you enjoyed some of the flavors we have to offer and we are going to put a closer eye on consistancy due to your review. We appreciate the constructive thoughts.
The food was, as always, excellent. But our server was very abrupt - not quite rude but close. Did only the bare minimum, acted rushed and we felt rushed. I would have complained to the manager, but I had guests and didn't want to make a "scene".
RE recommend: If there was a chance of having that same server, not sure I would return....
Hi Katheryn, Thanks for you visit and for your thoughts on the service. Our goal is to make all of our wonderful guests feel comfortable and at home in our space. We will mind this feedback you have shared very closely as we try to achieve that goal every night.
Our first time here. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. We will be back.
Thanks so much! See you real soon!
Servers were great, they let us chat. The menu is yummy. Great cocktails.
Brunch was excellent. Just the right sized portions of well crafted food. The tagliatelle was delicious as well as the hush puppies. The yogurt parfait was small but delightful. Quite a noisy and energetic brunch crowd. Service was a bit slow, especially when waiting for the check and getting the first drink to the table. Overall though, great experience!
Thanks for joining us for brunch! Glad you enjoyed your experience and thanks for the feedback on the speed of service. It's a useful reminder to keep those drinks coming fast during our busy brunches. Appreciate it!
Loved it! Loved everything about the experiences!
Thanks a bunch!
Our server Skyler was very nice and descriptive of the wines that went with my tasting menu.
Hi there! Glad you enjoyed the tasting menu and wine pairings. Thanks for stopping by!
Lovely evening - food was delicious and drinks were perfect.
Thanks, Jess. We appreciate the compliment.
We had the vegetarian tasting menu: it was delicious !!!! Also the cocktails with the mezcal was very good. Definitely recommended!!!
Thanks Julie! Our veggie tasting menu is really a hit for the meat-free crowd and I am glad you thought so too. Wonderful!
Good except the server was a little weird.
Unpleasant restaurant smell, food was too salty, Prosecco was not carbonated it means bottle was old.
Hi there, Thanks for the comments. We are looking into these few things in order to make Vermilion the best it can be. We can't do it with out honest feedback like this.
With Vermillion you always know what you’re going to get and that’s why my wife and I keep coming back. The food combinations and preparation is always ‘on point’, the wait staff are knowledgeable and always courteous and the place has a great feel about it.
Glad to hear you had a such a great time! We appreciate that you and the missus keep coming back. It's our great regulars that help make for that good vibe around this place so I think we should be thanking you. Thanks!