Range
Range
  • Address:
    5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20015
    Neighborhood:
    Friendship Heights
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Range

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.voltrange.com/
  • Phone: 2028038020x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday – Thursday | 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
    Friday – Saturday | 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
    Lunch and Dinner Daily, Brunch on Weekends
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bryan Voltaggio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: RANGE can play host to corporate events, private parties, and social celebrations. Please contact our events coordinator to discuss special event options and menu development. Please call (202) 803-8016.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Military Road, NW
  • Public Transit: Red Line Metro Friendship Heights station is located on the Metro Level floor of Chevy Chase Pavilion.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: RANGE patrons may park in the adjacent Chevy Chase Pavilion garage operated by MarcParc, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Guests are invited to self-park in the garage at the current hourly rate. Validation is not offered.

    Valet parking is provided by Chevy Chase Pavilion and is located on Military Road, NW. The cost of valet per car is $12.
A word from Range
RANGE by Chef Bryan Voltaggio offers modern interpretations using seasonal ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic region prepared through classic and progressive techniques. From salumeria, bakery, and raw bar, to the rotisserie and wood fired hearth, each of the state-of-the-art open kitchens showcases the craftsmanship of the chefs.
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Range reviews from OpenTable diners
414 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (245)special occasion (178)notable wine list (111)neighborhood gem (100)good for groups (88)hot spot (82)vibrant bar scene (56)great for lunch (54)romantic (49)great for brunch (36)late-night find (17)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Inventive food and drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excited about the opportunity to try different foods (lamb neck curry). Inventive drinks that provided unexpected but delicious flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Passing through town
    paleojeanne
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was very good, despite the very noisy and stark ambiance. Service was excellent and friendly staff tried to make up for steely empty decor
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 3 for dinner
    Ralph
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Overall, the food was good, but not exceptional. The beet salad appetizer was pretty standard. The hangar steak was served quite rare, not medium-rare, and the meat was actually too tender, to the point of falling aprt when cut, though the taste was fine without the thick sauces. The mushroom/goat cheese pizza was very good, though the crust was very chewy. The service was excellent. The restaurant got very noisy as it filled up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, inconsistent food
    dcshrink
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our server, Remy, provided outstanding service - efficient, friendly, knowledgeable. Would hire her in a second. The food was hit or miss. Gazpacho and Murray's chicken were excellent, hanger steak was lackluster - burned but not crusted, stringy. The vegetables accompanying the steak were a mess of muddy flavors. The semifreddo dessert just didn't work while the ice cream sandwiches were very good without being special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The restaurant was FREEZING. Multiple patrons near our table commented on the air temperature. It was hard to enjoy the food because the restaurant was too cold. Food was good, although incredibly small portions and was surprised that the bread was an additional charge. The service was poor. Plates were not cleared after we were done eating and our second course was brought out with a table full of dirty plates. The bread didn't even come until after our appetizer. Also the server did not explain anything on the menu. For a nice fine dining experience, usually the server discusses the menu and talks about any specials or the concept of the restaurant. We probably will not be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food & Service
    EAO27VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was incredible, especially their Kale Caesar salad, YUM! Every dish showed creativity without being over the the top and was so good. Pork Belly was tasty too. Will definitely recommend and come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went here for restaurant week. The food and drinks were great. The only thing is restaurant week the portions were small, the waitress let us know before hand that they were smaller size portions. I'm not sure how large the actual plates were. Overall the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    Renee
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Have been to Range on many occassions, never during Restaurant Week. We were not disappointed. NIce choices; I had the kale ceasar salad, delicious as always and the shellfish pasta for the entree. The shrimp in the pasta tasted as if it had been plucked from the ocean moments earlier. My husband had the gazpacho with crab - delish! The hangar steak was cooked just right and was wonderful for that cut of meat. The desserts were gianormous and delicious - ice cream sandwiches; quality ice cream encased in scrumptious cookies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worstmealofmylife
    Lovetoentertain
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Chairs extremely uncomfortable. Noisy, Service is excellent. Chief was arguing with matradee. Long between time when salad was serve before main course was served. Pizza to doughy not done! Actually terrible! Deserts were the highlight.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun and Delish
    Cindy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent food and service but can get noisy. View of atrium and embassy suites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I'd like to say that I was excited by this restaurant because I was looking forward to this new restaurant in the neighborhood, but it was just average. Certainly acceptable for restaurant week but I would not return at regular prices. Speaking from a wealth of experience in 3 star Michelin guide restaurants in Europe, it wouldn't even have made it to the bistrot level of food. Kale Cesar salad and the gazpatcho were the best but the Margarita pizza gave one of our group indigestion. The Hake sandwich was watery. I had to throw away the bun and eat the fish separately, but it was almost unseasoned, it was so tasteless.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was good. Appetizers and desert seemed to be everyone's favorite. Service was outstanding. Our waiter had multiple suggestions ranging from drinks to dinner. He was always on time and never a shortage on table service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food not hot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went to Range for Restaurant week. My hanger steak arrived lukewarm at best, and when returned, a new plate arrived also lukewarm. To their credit, they took my meal off the bill, but I was disappointed. I love Volt and Family Meal, but won't return to Range. My friend had a great heirloom tomato salad, and my ice cream sandwich dessert was yummy, but the overall experience was not good.
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  • Excellent service
    Foodie415VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service is superior to most restaurants and the food did not disappoint. Great addition to the Friendship Heights neighborhood and well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best part was the bathroom
    Tara
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We visited for restaurant week. The caesar salad was made with kale which over powered all the other flavors and disappointed all that ordered. The steak dishes were spot on and the deserts were decent but again the coffee flavors over powered the rest of the dish. The host set us quickly and was very friendly. The waitress however had to be flagged down between courses and there was a long time between courses. It was a full night during restaurant week so i hope it was unusual. We were seated near the kitchen which normally would be neat but to compensate for the kitchen heat, it felt like we were in an ice box. Of our party, no one was particularly impressed by the food. It was ok faire. Most impressive were the dark, modern bathrooms
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could not have been better
    foodpilgrim
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were celebrating. One of us had received a new job offer. Another had recovered from a dire medical situation. We hadn't seen each other in a long while, and we were ready for a good time. Range delivered in every way. We arrived when the restaurant was not very full. We were greeted warmly. The food was expertly prepared; the portions were just right, and the service was extraordinary. We left completely satisfied and happy, and to the good wishes of the front of the house. We went back to get some treats from the bakery, and later that evening were delighted by that as well. A beautiful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and delicious, but not perfect
    Yumandyummier
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The bread basket and accompaniment's including bacon mamalade, drinks, green gazpacho, hanger steak and desserts were amazing. The salmon main and salmon tartare were only Ok, it was overdone. The service was a little spacey but very friendly so still get high marks and it was a very fun atmosphere. All in all a fun, interesting place for a special occasion with more delicious sounding things to try!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looks vs. Taste
    Firstimpression
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The presentation of the food was done perfectly, but the taste is less than anything above average.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JonB
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was good but the service was slow. We went there for lunch and it wasn't busy at all but it still took a long time to get our food and then get the check from our waiter as well. I would recommend this restaurant but be sure that you aren't in a hurry if you go.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    etwaswolle
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Met with a work colleague for a working lunch. It happened to be Restaurant Week in our area. The lunch portions were just right and wonderfully prepared - Range always has a slight twist in its preparation but never so much that one wonders what the chef was thinking.... The service was attentive while not being intrusive. Many hard surfaces so noise level can be a bit overwhelming. Great value. LOVE Range!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced, mediocre food,very loud
    UrbanExplorer
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Range was disappointing in evey way. The noise level and ambience left a lot to be desired, we paid 16 dollars for an heirloom tomato salad (that showed up in the bill as $17) that had about five small bites, and none of the food was particularly tasty. I wanted to love it but I was disappointed all around. Save your money and go someplace else.
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  • Elegant and inviting
    CranberriesVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Very impressive and a welcome addition to the neighborhood -- we were celebrating and wanted something more upscale than the Cheesecake Factory or Maggiano's. Range was a great choice. We really enjoyed the cornbread with bacon marmalade and the heirloom tomatoes. The salmon and the pizza were both excellent as well. The prix fixe was a good value. And the wait staff and maitre'd were friendly but very professional. I look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our server was absolutely FANTASTIC!! The hostess was also very accommodating as our party grew at the last minute. The Kale Caesar Salad is not be missed!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and good pace
    gratifood
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had an unrushed meal with excellent food. The noise was somewhat attenuated by the long swath of space the restaurant occupies. Good cocktails. Everyone, as far as I could see from what the servers were transporting, ordered the ice cream sandwiches. We couldn't resist them either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great space, pretty good food
    JeffcVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were rather underwhelmed with the food, apart from fabulous ice cream sandwiches. Salmon was good, but ordinary. Hangar steak was the proper temp, but the sauces around it were bland. Beets were tasty but surrounded by tasteless cheese crumbles. But great service and a funky view of the light show in the hotel/mall atrium were fun. Would we drive 15 minutes again from Georgetown when we can get just as good from our own Daily Grill at a much lower price? Probably not.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTableDiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was our 5th visit to Range. While our 1st meal there shortly after its opening in 2012 was incredible, the quality of service from the servers has been increasingly disappointing every time we visit (bussers and bartenders remain fantastic). This visit was particularly disappointing because our server disappeared after we gave her our drink and food orders. The restaurant was not crowded (on a Tuesday). Throughout the 3 course meal, we waited ~20 minutes for each course to come out (no update from the kitchen), and the only time she checked with us about our food was during the first course. The food was great, but part of the premium of this restaurant is the (expected) impeccable service, and our experience was far from that.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had an excellent time at Range! Not only was the food delicious, the staff at Range was truly delightful. We had a wonderful conversation with both the Assistant Manager and Sommelier, and our server Remy didn't miss a beat. If your a wine lover - do not miss this list! I would definitely recommend this to our friends and colleagues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • See and be seen
    Kathiebr
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Nice restaurant - young and trendy diners. Outstanding service and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible experience
    YogiJames
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I made reservations on recommendations from a good friend. I was so excited to dine here. My experience was less than stellar. We sat down at our table and waited 20 mins for a server to acknowledge we were there. Then it took another 20 mins for our drinks to arrive. We had to track down our server to order food. We asked to speak to a manager after our dessert was brought out when we were finishing up our appetizers. The manager came and had a horrible attitude and acted like we were an annoyance. She neglected to address our concerns, and didn't even come back to our table to check on us to see if our experience improved. Don't expect great service - You can probably get better service at McDonalds! The food was great!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Costly for being in a mall
    Cookback
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Strange place for a restaurant that costs this much.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Range at Chevy Chase Pavillion
    DrewShaw
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I ate at Range for lunch as part of the Washington Restaurant Week promotion and, although the Restaurant Week offering was pretty limited (just three entree options), was well-satisfied with the meal. Particularly the French fries which literally reminded me of those my mother used to make … and Mom was pretty picky about French fries. I also found the waitstaff to be friendly and attentive and not at all vacuous and cursory as has been cited on some other review boards. I'd go back again but probably for lunch; dinner is still a pricey proposition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we tried it
    VAnative
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Three friends met for lunch during Restaurant Week and we all ordered from the special menu. All of us enjoyed our meals and found them to be unique, well presented, and tasty. When there, noise levels were not an issue as Restaurant was not very busy, perhaps too early. Service excellent. The only comment from one was they thought there should have been bread to eat but we had read that there was a separate charge for a bread basket so we opted not to order, just something different for us. Portions were ok - not too much, could have possibly had a little more of hanging tender but plenty of frites to make up. Homemade ice cream sandwiches were great. Overall, god experience. Not sure his often we will go back due to parking costs!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Briana
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is our second time at Range, first was brunch, which was interesting. Dinner was fantastic. This is not an inexpensive place, but the cocktail menu was outstanding and creative, wine list was stellar and menu was varied and perfectly executed. We had four picky eaters and all found something they thoroughly enjoyed. Staple items, like flatbreads and ravioli, all the way to pork rinds.....very eclectic and all perfectly executed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Each time I go to Range I find new things that jump out at me. This time I went for brunch. Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of brunch, but Range has converted me. The Crab Waffle Benedict won me over. Lumps of crab meat surrounding two poached eggs on top of fresh made waffles and hollandaise. Rich, sweet, savory...I was sucked in. The french toast was also amazing. Crispy crunchy exterior with what seemed to be cream cheese, blueberry and orange zest filling. Orange segments and a buttery-citrus foam. The service was spot on and highly proficient, my friend and I never lacked for anything. The place was kinda empty for a Sunday brunch, but given the environment, the food and the service I can't figure out why.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My sister and i had a great pre-movie dinner. the reception people were friendly, excellent, and our Waiter was attentive, knowledgeable, funny and considerate. Our special needs were taken care of; the food was excellent, not too fussy. It was perfect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portion control.
    Minuit
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was very good , but the portion is a little too little for the price. The menu was too concise, not much choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really, Really Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed entire experience, from awesome food to very good service. Ham tasting is delicious. Lamb neck special was awesome. All food came out hot, delicious and quickly. We were a party of 4 and ordered as much as we could eat. Definitely will be back. Chocolates & confections very tasty late night snack :) I Don't get the negative reviews, I am an extreme food snob, and I loved it all. Delicious
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • very good, but some flaws
    steveindc
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was excellent, but the portions were annoyingly small. We each had a main course, an appetizer, and dessert, but still left not quite satisfied. In addition, it was frustrating that on the menu on their website at that time, it lists 4 different cuts of steak available; on the menu given to us in the restaurant, there was only one steak option, but they were out of it, and did not bother to inform us that til I tried to order it - they should update their online menu. In general, the service was extremely poor, it took effort and several minutes to get our server's attention each time we needed anything. Despite all of that, the food we had (beet salad, fried oysters, lamb chops, scallops) was all delicious.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disapointed - Will not return
    Jeanne
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Amateur service! Had to ask about specials of the evening. Waiter was snapping his fingers over and over trying to remember all two of them. One appetizer served and five minutes later the other three arrived ice cold. Plate clearing unbelievable - picked up my plate - reached across me to stack my plate on top of my guest plate to pick up both at one time with his elbow in my face. I was shocked at how poorly trained the staff was. Food totally under salted. Used to be my favorite place to go.
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  • so disappointing
    judaline
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had been there a couple of times before and been unimpressed, but hoped it would be better on a Saturday night with two couples. No such luck. The food was pretty good, not great. Although the waiter said all the meats were cooked sous vide, that was hard to believe given how tough the hanger steak (one of the evening's specials) was. Mostly, though, the service was abysmal. it took forever for the waiter to reach us, both to take our orders and then to deliver them. Dishes were disappointing because they were cold. They even "ran out of spoons" by about 9 pm on a Saturday, and gave the coffee drinkers plastic stir sticks instead, but even these were only available on request!! Voltaggio must be spread too thin.
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