Vermilion

Modern American

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Overview

Vermillion's swanky dining room — with its namesake-hued velvet booths — is the perfect setting for fine dining in Alexandria’s Old Town where tasting menus of modern American dishes like salmon with preserved lime and brown butter are considered a good value. Overlooking King Street, Chef William Morris crafts regional cuisine from local, farm-raised ingredients, lush cocktails and unforgettable poppyseed ricotta fritters.

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Accolades

  • Finalist: RAMMY Award for Upsale Casual Restaurant of the Year 2015
  • Two and a half stars from the Washington Post 2013
  • Best Restaurants in Alexandria 2015 — Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 25 out of 30

Menu for Vermilion

Lunch Menu

Firsts

  • Citrus Spice Marinated Olives castelveltrano, picholine & niçoise, feta cheese with herbs & garlic
    $8.00
  • Pimento Dip roasted peppers, cheddar & grilled whole wheat flatbread
    $9.00
  • Cornmeal Hushpuppies bread & butter pickles & 3 dipping sauces
    $6.00
  • P.E.I Mussels spicy tomato ragout, garden herbs & spanish chorizo
    $10.00
  • Roasted Sunchoke Velouté shaved parmesan, fried bread & lemon oil
    $12.00

Greens

  • Sweet Gems whipped goat cheese, golden raisins, spicy pecans & sherry vinaigrette
    $10.00
  • Path Valley Mixed Greens shaved vegetables, petite herbs & red wine vinagrette
    $9.00
  • Heirloom Carrot & Bulgur Salad local arugula, shaved apple, ricotta salata & honey-lemon vinaigrette
    $12.00

'Wiches

  • The Goat Herder peppered goat cheese, honey roasted beets, peppers & garlic confit
    $11.00
  • Fried Oysters & Bacon "Banh Mi" pickled carrots, shaved ham, cilantro & spicy aioli
    $13.00
  • Pulled Pork two cabbage slaw & creamy potato salad
    $12.00
  • Chef's Burger shaved ham, caramelized onion, sharp cheddar
    $14.00

Mains

  • Pan Roasted Hanger Steak Pan Roasted Hanger Steak
    $17.00
  • Garganelli herbed zucchini, roasted broccoli & ricotta
    $12.00
  • Pan Seared Salmon roasted potato, eggplant, zucchini, turnips & beurre choron
    $17.00
  • Pan Roasted Chicken Breast squash puree, vegetable ragout & charred lemon vinaigrette
    $16.00

The Power Lunch Box

  • The CEO a relaxed two course meal choice of soup or any salad & any main
    $23.00
  • The Junior VP a more streamlined two courses choice of mixed local baby greens salad or soup & any sandwich
    $18.00
  • The Intern quick, fast and in a hurry half mixed greens salad, cup of soup & half fried oyster & bacon "Banh Mi"
    $13.00

Dinner Menu

Firsts

  • Roasted Sunchoke Soup chicken liver mousse, shaved parmesan, fried bread & lemon oil
    $12.00
  • Path Valley Farms Mixed Greens shaved garden vegetables, petites herbes & red wine vinaigrette
    $9.00
  • Steak Tartare* hand cut local sirloin, shaved trumpet royale & spiced olive tapenade
    $12.00
  • Heirloom Carrot & Bulgur Salad local arugula, shaved apple, ricotta salata & honey-lemon vinaigrette
    $12.00
  • Charred Octopus spanish chorizo, confit potato, herb puree & preserved lemon
    $13.00
  • Lamb Gnocchi Bolognese tomato, merguez & parmesan
    $14.00
  • Crispy Oysters cornmeal crusted, creamy fennel slaw & scott's hot sauce
    $13.00
  • Sweet Gems Salad whipped goat cheese, golden raisins, spicy pecans & sherry vinaigrette
    $10.00

Mains

  • Roast Atlantic Rockfish glazed tokyo turnips, cippolini, trumpet royale, clams & ham broth
    $31.00
  • House Cut Tagliatelle herbed squash, birdseye chilies, italian sausage & cauliflower cream
    $28.00
  • Local Beef Sirloin* braised kale, potato cake, creamed broccoli & barrel aged soy
    $34.00
  • Berkshire Pork Loin* sweet potato puree, roasted brussels sprouts & bourbon pecan glaze
    $32.00
  • Line Caught Fluke ember roasted eggplant, curly spinach, yogurt, sumac & citronette
    $32.00
  • Roast Magret Duck Breast* roasted polenta, fairytale eggplant, glazed artichoke & parmesan brodo
    $34.00
  • Pan Seared Salmon* roasted beet puree, sweet potato croquettes, swiss chard & truffle jus
    $31.00
  • Autumn Squash Risotto roasted squash, chopped apples & shaved serrano ham
    $14.00
    $28.00

Sweets

  • Lemon Meringue Pie pomegranate molasses, micro basil & pistachio-rose ice cream. Wine Pairing: Smith woohouse 10 year tawny (douro, portugal) $10
    $9.00
  • Sweet Potato Panna Cotta cranberry paper, candied cranberries, chai sorbet, buttered pecan, toasted fluff, & ginger cookie crumb. Wine Pairing: Rare wine company thomas jefferson special reserve (madeira, portugal) $14
    $10.00
  • Poppyseed Ricotta Fritters key lime curd, roasted apples & cheesecake ice cream. Wine Pairing: Alvear pedro ximenez "solera 1927" sherry (jerez, spain) $9
    $9.00
  • PB & J Terrine chocolate cremeux, peanut butter mousse & mixed berry sorbet. Wine Pairing: Grahm's "six grapes" reserve port (douro, portugal) $9
    $9.00
  • Cookies & Confections hostess cupcake, cashew snickers, oatmeal cream pie, pudding pop & marshmallow ice cream. Wine Pairing: Badia a coltibuono vin santo (sienna, italy) $14
    $11.00

Digestives

  • Benedictine Dom Liqueur
    $12.00
  • B & B Dom Liqueur
    $12.00
  • Courvoisier Vsop Cognac
    $12.00
  • Remy Martin Vsop Cognac
    $12.00
  • Hennessy Xo Cognac
    $30.00
  • Larressingle Vsop Armagnac
    $15.00
  • Busnel Calvados Vsop
    $14.00
  • Clement Vsop Rum
    $12.00

Cheeses

  • Mona - Sheep & Cow's Milk (Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Co-op) semi-firm, aged 6 months salty, buttery, grassy
    $4.50
  • Farmstead Toma - Cow's Milk (Point Reyes , CA) semi-soft, aged 3 months grassy, creamy, tangy
    $4.50
  • Lindale Reserve - Cow's Milk (Goat Lady Dairy, NC) semi-firm, aged 60 days rich, semi-sweet, earthy
    $4.50
  • Cayuga Blue - Goat's Milk (Interlaken, NY) semi soft, aged 2 months earthy, grassy, creamy
    $4.50
  • Pasture's Cheddar - Cow's Milk (Cleveland, WI) firm, aged 2 months mild, sweet, mellow
    $4.50
  • Appalachian - Cow's Milk (Meadow Creek Dairy, VA) semi soft, aged 2 months buttery, earthy, sweet & citrusy
    $4.50

Additional Accompaniments

  • Sweet & Spicy Pecans
    $2.00
  • Baby Vegetable Pickles
    $2.00
  • Seasonal Preserves
    $2.00
  • Sea Salt Roasted Marcona Almonds
    $2.00
  • Imported Olives with Herbs & Citrus
    $2.00

Brunch Menu

Starters

  • Roasted Sunchoke Soup shaved parmesan, fried bread & lemon oil
    $10.00
  • Heirloom Carrot & Bulgur Salad local arugula, shaved apple, ricotta salata & honey-lemon vinaigrette
    $12.00
  • Housemade Yogurt seasonal & dried fruits, granola & local honey
    $6.00
  • Mixed Local Greens shaved vegetables, petit herbs & red wine vinaigrette
    $9.00
  • Sweet Gems whipped goat cheese, golden raisins, spicy pecans & sherry vinaigrette
    $10.00
  • Cornmeal Hushpuppies bread & butter pickles & three dipping sauces
    $6.00

Weekend Brunch

  • 3 Kreider Farm Eggs* cooked any style with home fries, choice of pork & toast
    $12.00
  • Three Egg Omelette sautéed spinach, feta & red pepper with choice of pork & toast
    $13.00
  • Grilled Ham Steak or Cured Salmon Benedict* home fries, crispy onion & béarnaise
    $14.00
  • Baked Eggs cheddar grits, roasted mushroom, chorizo & fresno pepper
    $14.00
  • Buttermilk Pancakes sweet berry compote, sorghum butter & choice of pork
    $13.00
  • The Goat Herder peppered goat cheese, roasted beets, peppers & garlic confit
    $11.00
  • Chef's Cheeseburger* lettuce, tillamook cheddar & mayo
    $14.00
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich two cabbage slaw & house potato salad
    $12.00
  • Skuna Bay Salmon turnips, new potato, tarragon & beurre choron
    $17.00
  • Hanger Steak* herb fries, baby greens & house made steak sauce
    $17.00
  • Garganelli herbed zucchini, english peas & ricotta
    $12.00

1120 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Lively, Romantic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Hot Spot, Meet For A Drink
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (703) 684-9669
  • Private Dining Room: Yes