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Vermilion to Close for Renovation in Honor of 11th Anniversary

Old Town restaurant to reopen Friday; anniversary party is set for Thursday, July 17.

Vermilion will get a makeover this week. Patch archive photo
Vermilion will get a makeover this week. Patch archive photo

Vermilion will close after dinner service tonight (Sunday) to receive a makeover and an updated look.

The popular Old Town Alexandria restaurant, which attracted President Obama and wife Michelle for Valentine's Day two years ago, is celebrating its 11-year anniversary.

When the restaurant, located at 1120 King St., reopens its doors for dinner on Friday, guests will find updates such as refinished floors, new tables, banquettes and furniture as well as several fresh new design elements, according to a news release from the restaurant.

On Thursday, July 17,  the restaurant will host a “Vermilion Goes to 11” birthday party to show off the new look. Beginning at 8 p.m. in the downstairs bar and dining room, the party will include live music, featured drinks from special guest bartenders, a celebratory lounge menu from Chef Will Morris, and a birthday toast at 11 p.m. All are welcome to attend with no admission required.

Vermilion opened in 2003 in the heart of Old Town and offers simple modern American cooking. With Chef Will Morris at the helm, Vermilion’s menu features regional cuisine using local, farm-raised products whenever possible.

To follow the progress of the renovations and to join the conversation about Vermilion's 11th anniversary, use the hashtag #Vermiliongoesto11. 

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