Friday, October 8, 2010

Walter's Steakhouse - A must!

Last Saturday, October 2nd, my husband and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary with dinner at Walter’s Steakhouse on Union Street in Wilmington. This was not a Diva night out; this Diva was out for dinner with her hubby. It has been years since we last dined at Walters. While our previous visit was pleasant, this time our total dinning experience and the food was outstanding! We especially want to mention our waiter, Andre. We cannot remember when we had a waiter that was so professional, absolutely top notch! He was so on top of everything attentive with out hovering, did not remove the dinner dishes until we were both done eating, and did not rush us through each course. Let me share our experience.
First the décor is very warm and reminded us of a fine dinning restaurant in the early 1900; lots of wood, dark reds and greens, white tablecloths, etc. I recall the décor being similar to what it was the last time we were here but it seemed fresher.
We were seated at a nice sized table, one where you did not have to move all of the table appointments to one side to make room for your dinner plate and bread basket. You know what I am talking about …how often have you had to move that little vase of flower, salt and pepper and candle to one side of the table? Not all of the tables for two were this large but we were lucky enough to get this one.
My hubby and I ordered our before dinner drinks. Fred had a Dewars and water, and I had a Grand Mariner Martini. We made a toast for our Anniversary and within a 30 seconds., so it seemed, Andre was at our table side with two glasses of Champagne and the bus boy walked by and wished us “many more”! We did not realize Andre was near by and overheard us. Impressive! The bread for the table was warm and delicious. We ordered from the $29.95 special menu which included an appetizer, salad, an entrée and a dessert. Fred ordered the Lobster Bisque, filet and crème brulee. I ordered the scallop wrapped bacon, prime rib and bananas foster. Fred’s filet was medium and was perfect to order. I ordered prime rib medium rare, and emphasized “rare” and it also was perfect, full of flavor with little fat or waste. We gave the over all dinner an outstanding rating. The last and final touch for the evening was the coffee. When the Divas go out coffee is one of our pet peeves it is usually just ok or so so. Not a Walters. There coffee was so out standing that we had to ask what is was, and hoped that would not tell us “Maxwell House”. Well, he didn’t. It was a brand we had not heard of I believe it was Casa. It was absolutely the best and a perfect ending to a perfect meal. We are putting Walters on our list of places that we plan to frequent more often. Andre, thank you for making our special evening extra special!

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