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Del Merie Grille

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DC Gal Jun 26, 2006 03:31 PM

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!

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    ebcher Jun 26, 2006 09:18 PM

    They used to have brunch along with the most amazing burgers. Unfortunately they stopped after a few short months. I'd love to see them bring it back though!

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      DC Gal Jun 26, 2006 05:41 PM

      I agree - brunch would be awesome! I want to try lunch there sometime soon as well. Has anyone tried their sloppy joe sandwich?

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        westofrome Jun 26, 2006 03:43 PM

        Agreed, Del Merei is a nice neighborhood place. I wish they served brunch - I bet they would do a great one, and other brunches along Mt. Vernon can get packed.

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