Choose Between Two Options
$65 for an Indian and Latin-American fusion dinner for two
- Two entrees
- Two signature Herb and Spice or Ode to Chicago cocktails, beers, or wines
$72 for a Nine Element Extravaganza Omnivore tasting menu for one
Located in the heart of Chicago in the River North neighborhood, Vermilion’s sleek and contemporary dining room showcases sensual images from India’s leading beauty photographer, making for an ideal backdrop for their collection of stunning fare, edgy cocktails and their globally-influenced wine list.
The tasting menu spotlights all of Vermilion’s flagship dishes, including their famed Lobster Portuguese, the Chimichurri NY Strip, Blackened Tamarind Ribs and Brazilian Seafood Caldeirada. The Deep (all seafood), Seared (all meat), and Green (vegetarian) tasting-menu options are available. See the full menu here, the cocktail list here, and the wine list here.
Vermilion has garnered a great deal of press and accolades over the years. From being named one of Chicago magazine’s Best New Restaurants of 2004 to gracing the pages of Esquire in an article titled "15 More Restaurants Not to Miss," the restaurant is no stranger to the spotlight. And at the heart of its success is Rohini Dey, a former consultant who, in 2003, decided to dive whisk first into the restaurant biz. Inspired by her Indian heritage, Dey set out to re-engineer the country’s traditional approach, fusing contemporary homeland flavors with elements of similarly bold Latin cuisine. The restaurant is also now offering a new relaunched menu designed by chefs Anup Patwal & Javier Alvarez, who were featured on the CNBC show Consumed.
At Vermilion’s Chicago and New York City locations, the chefs craft meat and vegetarian fusions. Some of their most successful creations include the Gourmet-lauded duck-vindaloo arepas, lobster tail stewed in coconut-and-curry-leaf gravy, which was named the top dish worldwide by USA Today in 2004, and the tandoori skirt steak, hailed by Esquire Vermilion's chefs have competed on Iron Chef, Top Chef and judged Chopped.
Vermilion has also been praised for its goal of bringing women into high-profile culinary positions. In fact, Dey partnered with the James Beard Foundation to do just that via the Women in Culinary Leadership program. The program has since earned praise from the likes of CBS and The Wall Street Journal.