6909 Metro Park Drive
Alexandria, VA 22310
American | $$
Chef Duane Keller has created a wonderful Spring menu at Walker’s Grille. Chef Keller creates complex flavor profiles using a combination of farm fresh locally sourced vegetables and high quality meats. Flavors are rich and blend perfectly.
There is plenty of outdoor seating with large fans for those warm summer nights.
The seating is comfortable, not the kind you sink into because it hasn’t been replaced in 20 years.
Bread is fresh and warm when it comes to the table.
The Chicken Empanadas with Avocado Puree and Tomato Salsa are incredible. The Avocado Puree is the perfect complement to the chicken.
For my entrée I chose the Prosciutto Wrapped “day boat” Scallops on Roasted Creamed Corn. The thin prosciutto elevates the flavor above the standard bacon wrapped scallop without the chunky texture of bacon. The light cooking of the prosciutto with the scallop brings out the aroma for the perfect combination. The scallops are paired with a medley of Fingerling Potatoes and Asparagus Hash.
My wife had the Veal Shank over Pasta with a Mushroom Spinach Cream Sauce topped with Shaved Parmesan. The veal was cooked flawlessly, easily coming off the bone. The Cavatappi pasta is lightly coated in the cream sauce and a nice counterpart to the mild taste of the veal.
We took the waiter’s suggestion and ordered the Warm Apple Fritters for dessert. These fritters are twice the size of most. This is the best apple fritter I have had. The sugar coated donut around the warm al dente apple slices was unbelievable. It was a hard choice between the fritters and the Peanut Butter Chocolate Pate but I am glad we got the fritters.
Chef Keller has done a masterful job creating this new spring menu. I can’t wait to go back and try more dishes. The service is always first class and even when busy the noise level is not deafening. Walker’s Grille has a 4½-star rating on OpenTable. Make your reservations now before all the Apple Fritters are gone.