Vermilion: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
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Vermilion
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

Few restaurants can check off as many boxes as this one when it comes to brunch. Charm? In abundance. Service? Gracious, informed, attentive. Setting? Gas lamps, wooden floors, cozy booths. Cooking? Chef Tony Chittum is one of the most passionate artisans in the area. The result is among the most versatile spots around—ideal when you’re part of a group with divergent tastes. You can choose breakfast (a perfect three-egg omelet filled with local vegetables, cheese, and herbs or baked eggs with white-cheddar grits and stewed tomatoes) or lunch (crisp-skinned trout with fingerling potatoes). Soup and salad are not emblematic of brunch, but Chittum excels with both, so consider augmenting your meal with one—or better yet, both. Saturday and Sunday 10:30 to 2:30.

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