100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Vermilion
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Address: 1120 King St. , Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-684-9669
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
Cuisines: Modern, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 10, Friday 11:30 to 11. Open for brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 to 2. Open for dinner Saturday 5:30 to 11, Sunday 5:30 to 9.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: King Street-Old Town
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Roasted scallops with leeks and a potato gratin; fried oysters with fennel; roasted chicken with smashed grapes and kale; rockfish with clams and a light chowder; Maryland rib eye and short rib with blue cheese; seared duck with duck sausage and dirty ric
Price Details: Starters, $4 to $15; main courses, $11 to $36.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Among the many chefs touting their connections to local farmers, none is as assiduous in sourcing his products as Anthony Chittum. This is sturdy, no-tricks American cooking, rooted in the traditions of Virginia and coastal Maryland, with a seeming simplicity that’s the product of more time, effort, and sweat than you’d ever guess. Chittum is aided by a staff that manages to make a meal of relatively high-stakes fine dining feel like a low-key dinner party. Don’t miss: “Waldorf” salad; smoked polenta and sausage agnolotti; goat-cheese tortelloni; duo of beef; a plate of upgraded candy bars, cupcakes, and pops; hazelnut cheesecake. Open: Monday and Wednesday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Tuesday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Expensive.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013
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