The Wharf — Lunch on 23 August 2016

Noe that we’re into the homestretch of 2016 Summer Restaurant Week(s), the action shifts to Alexandria, Virginia.  Today’s lunch was at The Wharf, a seafood restaurant a couple of blocks from the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria.

It was a warm day, but not so warm as to prevent outdoor dining.  After July’s triple digit temperature, late August is feeling quite pleasant.

Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder

I’d ordered the She Crab Soup, but when the server brought me this creamy New England Clam Chowder, I decided to keep it instead of sending it back.  No regrets.  It was good, and I’ll try the She Crab next time.



A few years ago, it seemed as if one of the appetizer options at every Restaurant Week participant was kale salad.  This summer, I had to work hard to avoid gazpacho.

But year in and year out, a salmon main course is ubiquitous.  Fortunately for me, I really like salmon.   The Wharf’s version was Grilled Atlantic Salmon with sautéed Texas Treasure shrimp, spring onions, and a white wine and sherry sauce.

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

The White Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding, with Chantilly cream, tasted as great as it looks.


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