Had another great meal at the Del Merie Grille in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood Saturday night. I was sad to see that at 8:00 on a Saturday night, this wonderful little neighborhood restaurant was more than half empty. So, I wanted to post and remind everyone that this little gem is there. If you've not checked it out yet - try it soon!
We started with the fantastic frickles! The super thin dill pickles that are battered and fried and served with a tangy dip. I had their house salad with the basil vinagerette - which was too heavy on the vinegar. My husband had the crabcakes with the creamed spinach and the cheese grits and devoured it. I had the flank steak with their homemade BBQ sauce and the smashed potatoes with bacon. YUM. For dessert, we shared their version of bananas foster - which was fantastic. Neither of us drank (we'd been out the night before with friends and had had plenty) and our bill was $70.00. YOu can't beat that for the quality meal we had.
So, check out Del Merie - we need to keep locally owned places like this going!