Great food but...We ordered several items per person. I had about half of two plates and asked for them to be boxed to go. When I opened the boxes the next day, there seemed to be quite a bit missing from what was left over on the table! I couldn't go back to the restaurant as we live 1 1/2 hours away. From now on I will ask to box the food myself. My husband even questioned where the rest of the leftovers were. Other than that device was great.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNot quite up to our expectationsMy wife and I visited Range on a recent Sat night. Service was outstanding, wine well-priced and well-matched with our selections. Those are brought out over time, with 9 sep kitchens coordinating their efforts - no easy feat. We had a bread basket & Kale salad as appetizers; both were nice. We paired rack of lamb & grilled asparagus, as well as beef hanging tender & rotisserie potatoes. The lamb was very rare, while the asparagus slightly over-cooked. The hanging tender was not, and the potatoes heavily peppered. We have eaten at Volt, and while it's clear that Range aspires to be an outstanding restaurant in its own right, on our visit, at least, it fell short. So many elements are in place, & we plan to come back at some point for lunch.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!Everything about this restaurant lived up to my expectations. The drinks and food were amazing - I wish I could describe it more but really the cocktails and food were wonderful. The staff was incredibly friendly and came around just enough to the table but not too much. We were not rushed at all. The restaurant itself is beautifully designed. It was a great choice for our anniversay dinner.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLobster Mac & CheeseThe lobster mac & cheese was to die for. They recommend getting 3-4 plates per person, but that would be way too much food. You might just want to get 1-2 plates per person and try to save room for dessert.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie ParadiseWe celebrated Father's Day at Range and had an incredible experience. The bone marrow was the best we've ever had, the brussel sprouts were done perfectly and the goat cheese ravioli was perfection. The restaurant was kid-friendly and the staff was very accommodating. We are looking forward to going back.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood service, better foodMy wife and I went to range for our anniversary, and, overall, we were very pleased. The food was inventive and very tasty. However, our server could have been a little more present- it's not as though we weren't attended to, rather it was that we saw our server only for ordering, not dropping off the food or checking in. When he was there, he was knowledgable, friendly, and engaging. I would recommend to others.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTop-notch serviceInformed, engaged, friendly young wait staff make for a great dining experience, not to mention the lively atmosphere and interesting taste combinations.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMRangeGreat food. Great staff. Fairly priced. Good inexpensive wines6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat NightRange was a wonderful experience for a family gathering. Lots of opinion so all could enjoy. The food was fabulous and the services was spot on. We look forward to going back soon.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but noisyWe liked the food. Octopus, chicken, fish excellent. Less impressed with the pasta. Vegetables excellent, although the brussels sprouts were not as wonderful as we had expected. The wines were a bit over priced. The desserts lacked fruits or alternatives for people who need to control sweets. The biggest drawback was the noise. We went on a weeknight to avoid the weekend crowd. We asked for a table at the back. Even then, it was very noisy.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAn experience, more than aAn experience, more than a meal. Ordering is a challenge, but the dishes are all well prepared and the service is friendly and attentive.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing BrunchFinally had a chance to check out Range on Sunday for brunch. It did not disappoint! The fried brussel sprouts are amazing--cornbread was just what I remembered from down South. Really good burger. I loved the fact the dessert sizes were small enough to "make room for" and rich enough that you didn't feel like you were cheated. Great place. Bonus: Free wifi! Highly recommend getting a reservation. I'll be back.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food. perhapsOutstanding food. perhaps the best Rockfish I ever had. Surprised at the small size of the pasta dish. Pasta isn't expensive, so plate could have been more generous. Wines by the glass were of disappointing quality. First server had an attitude and spoke English with such a thick accent that we had to ask her to repeat herself on multiple occasions. She never understood one of the questions we asked. She was replaced (not by our request) who another server who was excellent. Overall, we'd go back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved this place exceptI loved this place except that the food was heavy for lunch. I'd like more salads on the menu.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHS Graduation eventWe appreciated the manager Steve's assistance in reserving three tables near each other so that the three families could share in this celebratory time together-food was great-Tim, server, was very patient and top notch..food was excellent-like a tapas style we did not anticipate-made if fun for a group to share the different dishes.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, greAt desserts, funTakes a little getting used to but great fun once you get the hang of it Huge menu of well prepared and imaginative food, desserts worthy of the best of them, very friendly and competent service. Extremely well conceived big restaurant. Leave your preconceived ideas at home, bring your friends and kids and have a great time. Very noisy and energetic -- go elsewhere for romance and atmosphere. Not at all formulaic -- fresh food and lots of it6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo words: Corn Bread! OneTwo words: Corn Bread! One more word: HUGE! The place is massive yet, thanks to clever design, still feels... mmm, "cozy" is too strong a word, but it's comfortable. Not too big, not too small... just right. The menu is also huge. Thankfully at Range you are encouraged to try several small plates, but there are so many wonderful items on the menu it will take several trips before I can cover them all. Aside from the cornbread I HIGHLY recommend the Everything Mashed Potatoes (it's not what you think... no sour cream here... think Everything Bagel), the pan roasted chicken (ps - I HATE chicken and I LOVED this chicken), the yellow fin tuna, and the fried brussels sprouts. Can't wait to return!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMParis in DCWow, this place is truly remarkable - it's a lot like Frenchie in Paris. The food is absolutely outstanding, and the method of presentation is great fun: everybody in your party orders whatever they like, and the dishes are brought out in sequence for everyone to share. The servings are small enough so one can sample a great variety without getting stuffed. The wait staff is extremely well-informed about the food and its preparation, and the sommelier is very helpful in selecting from the huge wine list. The decor is modernistic and pleasing. The noise level is somewhat high. It's expensive but worth it6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways DeliciousWe like to sit at the bar and share a bunch of items. The pizzas are really good and I recommend trying the Shrimp, Ramp and Jalapeño one! I LOVE the halibut, though for the $$$$ they could be a little more generous with the portion size.
The bartenders are all very nice and personal, it's fun to watch them in action too.
For dessert there is a milk chocolate one that is very tasty and the carrot cake one is as well - though again, don't expect a regular size dessert, especially if you are sharing - they are one or two bites each at best.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding serviceI know that Range has been dinged for bad service by both critics and diners, but I've dined at Range twice and on both occasions the service has been attentive and servers knowledgeable and helpful.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTook a group for a celebratoryTook a group for a celebratory lunch. Everyone had the 3 course lunch and loved every bite! Service was great, food delicious.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood divine, server sub parThe food was amazing, from the oysters to the cheese to entrees. The drinks we ordered were phenomenal. I'll be honest, the lamb was amazing. I would certainly return if only for the lamb.
Server was somewhat sub par. For starters, i am typically not too concerned about the bill if i know what to expect, however when the server asks me what side i want with the entree that leads me to believe the side comes with it. I even ask if it does, and the response is yes, then on the bill apparently it does not. She had no clear opinion on any of the food items, for instance everything tastes great with no qualifiers as to why.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was phenomenal. WeThe food was phenomenal. We ordered the Baker's Basket which was delicious. The assistant Pastry Cat brought the basket to the table and explained each type of bread she had made! The jellies that came with it were not up to the bread standard. However, we did order the potted chicken liver and it was a knock-out! We also had the octopus ("pulpo"). It was so soft and I imagined that they had to pound the piece for a very long time to remove the gumminess. Then we ordered the halibut over asparagus risotto with morels and the NY strip...both were worthy of 5 stars! Our server Dane was professional and attentive. Our grazing experience was expensive but well worth a return trip. Great job to all!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic staff and food.Fantastic staff and food. This was my second visit and it didn't disappoint. Great bar staff and servers.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal at RangeWe made our 3rd visit to Range last Saturday night and it once again did not disappoint. I was a bit apprehensive when we were seated up front this time (thinking it might be too noisy), but it was fine. Almost all of the dishes our foursome ordered were delicious (loved the corn bread, ciabatta, beet salad, kale caesar, duck special, lobster mac and cheese and grilled lobster)- the only dish which underwhelmed us was the margherita pizza. We had high hopes for it after loving a meyer lemon/goat cheese/arugula pizza on a past visit, but this pizza was flat tasting and short on basil. Fortunately, dessert helped liven up our taste buds again. We'll be back!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMInventive and uniqueBeing a Volt fan, I was anxious to try Range. A Saturday lunch on June 1 meant the restaurant was not crowded and not noisy. Our server was a little laissez faire but the food was fabulous - halibut w/pine nuts and lemon, chicken liver pudding (I could have eaten it with a spoon), kale Caesar (would return just for that dish) and English pea ravioli (more than 3 would be nice). Fun cocktails too. We bought some toffee brittle on the way out since we didn't have enough room for dessert but would consider returning just for the plated offerings which sounded wonderful. A very welcome addition to the fine dining scene, and one in my neighborhood, meaning I won't have to fight to drive and park downtown. Bravo, Bryan and team!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFood experienceFlavors are vibrant, but decibel level is a distraction. Sevice was excellent.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful experience, not perfectRange is a refreshing concept with superb and attentive service. Most of the food was great, but the kitchen has a tendency to oversalt. The tuna crudo is great, chicken gallantine bland and way over-salted, kale Caesar delicious. Leg of lamb was good although romesco sauce was a little flat. Halibut with morels and risotto was amazingly good.
Sat in back room which is kind of bland in decorations but very good on noise level.
Drink selection is quirky. House made cocktails sound interesting but to order something lower on sugar seemed more complicated than it needed to be. Dark and stormy with homemade ginger beer tasted nothing like a good dark and stormy.
Still a wonderful dining experience overall, glad to go back. Service is amazing.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHail the KaleThe Kale salad is divine! The pan roasted chicken the best I've ever had.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for GroupsWith so many delicious items on the menu, we had a blast with our group of 4 trying a ton of different dishes. Although a 2-person dinner would be tasty, the more the merrier for trying all of the delicious food. Highly recommend!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHard to get a table but worth it!We wanted to go to Range for a while but you really do have to reserve a good long while in advance, unless you want to eat at 5:30 (which we did!) or 8:45 -- and that's on a weeknight. But glad we did. It's a really fun dining experience. The waiter explained the concept of the different stations, the choices at each, and then encouraged us to try a lot of things and share them. Good decision. I just loved the pan of cornbread with bacon spread. We also had country ham, two vegetables (the mushrooms and the cauliflower), a shrimp pizza, the rockfish, and some extraordinary handmade chocolates for dessert. I really want to go again soon, because there's a lot I would still like to try. One criticism: The sound level is too loud.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMall SurpriseWho would expect such an outstanding experience in the middle of a bustling, high-end mall. Range is perfection beginning to end. Small plates for sharing, service that is flawless and flavors that jump off the plate at you. Be ready for a delightful night.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone was very attentiveEveryone was very attentive from the hostesses to the busboys. Food was excellent, Fish very well prepared. Nice selection of wines by the glass. I would recommend the fried Brussels sprouts and the everything mashed potatoes! Dessert chocolates were excellent and coffees were of very good quality. Only drawback was the noise level in the restaurant.
I would definitely go back!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is fantastic andThe food is fantastic and interesting -- wine list very nice (I had a great Virginia Pinot Gris recommended by our server). I am not a fan of the ambience, actually -- Range is very big and the tables for some unknown reason are so deep that it makes for difficult conversation. Feels quite insitutational and uncozy. My recommendation: Sit at the bar if there are 2 of you.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy dessert menu!The dessert menu is really novel - I'm a big fan of chocolate and love that they make fresh chocolate at the restaurant. Lots of dessert options. Overall, our meal was delicious - I didn't care so much for the kale caesar salad - too much dressing for my taste, but the leg of lamb, rockfish, and fried brussel sprouts were super. I would all 3 again. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive. I went with a friend and am planning to go back with the hubby soon!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful EveningWe went to Range for my fiancé's birthday. We both loved the way the menu was presented and the fact that we could share dishes. The food was exceptional. Our waitress was good but not engaging. The sommelier was excellent. I asked him for a bottle of wine to go with our entrees and told him what we liked. He came up with a gem. The dessert is playful and just the right amount. I would definitely go back.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the entire Dining Event!There were 4 of us and we loved the "sharing" and had great recommendations from our great waiter!
Loved dessert presentation!
Best wine selections too!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining ExperienceMy husband and I dined at the Range for our anniversary and the experience was incredible. The food and wine selection was amazing. Our sommelier was experienced and extremely helpful. The service was excellent. I can only find great things to say about the Range. This is definitely a restaurant for anyone interested in a dining "experience".5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMYes!!!!This place is great!!! Eat here!!! The food is amazing!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!This restaurant by Top Chef contestant Bryan Voltaggio is a gem. Don't let it's odd, mall location fool you. Is beautifully layer out with modern accents and open kitchens. The open kitchen allowed me to actually see Bryan himself in the kitchen preparing the food! That was a treat for sure. The food is top notch here. They make their own bread, chocolate, ice cream, etc. which I didn't expect. I can highly recommend checking is place out to anyone. It's also fairly casual, so no dress clothes required.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy and Down to EarthWhen I ate the potato dish with onions and bits of pancetta, it reminded me of a scene in the movie Ratatouille where after the critic tasting the ratatouille dish made by the little chef is taken back to a scene in his childhood when he has just crashed his bike and his mother sits him down to a plate of her homemade dish, and he is immediately pacified. That's a long sentence. It reminded me of my Southern Virginia upbringing, where my mother made a similar dish, except it was fried potatoes with onions and a bit of bacon instead of Italian ham.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are big fans of Volt, andWe are big fans of Volt, and thought Range totally delivered when it came to the food. We were a little taken aback by the location and felt the "mall" setting undermined what could truly have been an outstanding spot. We felt the service was good, very attentive, but the many waiters per table thing, was a little impersonal, and I guess we are just old school in that we would prefer to have one server. We would definitely go again, and might order a little differently. Food got a major thumbs up, except for the roasted potatoes which were a big disappointment. Brussell Sprouts rocked though.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great timeI loved the huge ice cube in my drink, the attention to the details of one drink spoke volumes in the efforts gone to woo me into coming away feeling it was a magical night.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHits the mark on foodWe ordered about six dishes. All but two were excellent. The misses were the dry aged new york strip. We didn't like the style of preparation and it didn't deliver on the taste considering it was $45. We were also underwhelmed by the baked oysters and expected more of a flavor punch. Plates that were outstanding, yellow fin tuna crudo, jalapeno cheddar biscuits, fried brussel sprouts, artic char and the salted caramel ice cream. I also found the location a bit of a turn off. After waiting two months to get a reservation, I was surprised to see the restaurant next to a Cheesecake factory.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMthey are nice, tooBesides having a great meal, our request for a different table was honored without a second thought. We were initially seated in the front room, with its attractive lounging chairs, but preferred the more traditional seats.. Our meal was leisurely, delicious, interesting, relaxing.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVoltactularThe skillet corn bread with the bacon marmalade was a great opener.
The rest of the evening got better with the Margarita pizza with the baby bib salad ( the dressing was insane )
The lamb and ribeye were cooked to perfection with a side of fried brussel sprouts and polenta.
What a memorable time.
Not surprisingly...I felt the same after I ate at Family Meal in Frederick. Great!!! Experiences
Bravo Brian5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great service.Great food and great service. We really enjoyed our meal and and thought the wine list was superb. This is not a restaurant where you order an appetizer and entree....Be prepared to order many items and share. Prices are comparable with any other upscale restaurant in the area; however, the portion sizes are much smaller. I suggest to go early to avoid the noise for at least the first part of your meal.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMRight On Target!My cousins and I decided to try Range for a going away dinner. The service, food, and ambiance were all excellent. The cocktail menu is a mixologist's dream. We ordered the Ribeye, grilled octopus, pork shank, beef marrow bones, platter of cured meats, foccacia, cornbread, brussel sprouts and grilled mushrooms. Everything proportioned for sharing. We were each able to share with food to space for seconds. In fact when we were ordering--we went back to the menu and were about to order something else when the waiter said -- "I suggest you wait and order later." He was right we had more than enough -- but we ate it all and had dessert -- the lemon custard and the milk chocolate.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated outside twoWe were seated outside two private dining parties who were in a glass enclosure. One had a cocktail party that was so loud we could hear each other talking. The other was a dinner of surgeons with a slideshow of open surgeries that everyone could see. Made our dining experience very unenjoyable.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is imaginative withoutThe food is imaginative without going over the top. Lots of interesting flavors together that one might not think of. The major drawback is the noise level. Go early to avoid the noise for at least the first part of your meal.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM