Vermilion is a restaurant in midtown Manhattan that blends Indian and Latin American cuisines. When it opened in 2009, it didn’t get great reviews. The New York Times described it as “a glossy Grand Central-area offshoot of a Chicago restaurant, [where] flavors are treated carelessly, while care is lavished on the interior.” Five years later, restaurateur Rohini Dey relaunched Vermilion.
Still, the big influencers of the restaurant world aren’t impressed. Eater called the “restaurant-cum-catering hall” a “shitshow.” On the TV show Consumed: The Real Restaurant Business, Dey will face her critics (June 24, 10pm on CNBC).