5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015Neighborhood:
Chevy Chase, DC
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- 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.
- 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.Continued
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Range reviews from OpenTable diners
350 reviews since June 26, 2014
- Ambiance3.7Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (219)special occasion (140)notable wine list (90)good for groups (83)hot spot (77)neighborhood gem (75)romantic (46)great for lunch (45)vibrant bar scene (40)great for brunch (26)late-night find (14)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
- I went there with the familyOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/7/2013I went there with the family after the New Year. Heard about the chef being Top Chef. I gave the service a "very good" as opposed to "outstanding," because we made reservations but still had to wait close to 45 minutes to be seated. We could have been seated in the back section of the restaurant more quickly, but we would have been the only ones there, which would have killed the ambiance a bit. However, they did make it up to us by giving us a couple of dishes on the house, and the service was very apologetic and responsive as well. Also, they pretty quick in getting the dishes out to our table; no long waits there. The food was really great, especially for meat-lovers. I'd write more but no space left. The ravioli were excellent.Special Features:
- The food was excellent & expertlyOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 1/7/2013The food was excellent & expertly prepared. Service was very disappointing. Our waiter forgot to serve us 3 of our items, was very slow & completely inattentive. He completely forgot our cheese course. He did not clear our first course before bringing our entrees. We also overheard a diner at the table next to us letting the same waiter know that he had forgotten to serve items to that table as well. Inexcusable. The wait staff should be better trained. When we arrived, the hostess asked if we would like to be seated at the counter so we could watch the kitchen. However she then proceeded to seat us in front of an oyster case which blocked our view of the kitchen, defeating the purpose of seating us there. Great food, poor serviceSpecial Features:
- Ok, but a long, long way to goJourneyNeverEndsDined on 1/6/2013Went on a Sunday-never a top food night, but still was disappointed. The lobster was overcooked and flavorless and nothing had the expected pop of flavor. We ran the gamut of the menu and only vegetables stood out. Beyond those, nothing more flavorful than you would pick up at a Safeway. The service would be excellent if they weren't SO helpful -- we were all but fighting people off who repeatedly tried to take serving dishes and plates when they were filled with food and we were still eating. It was a very early dinner and the restaurant had only a handful of patrons even when we left, so it isn't as if we were keeping anyone from a table.
- AWESOMEStevieVIPDined on 1/5/2013Utterly fantastic. The food was inventive and excellent. The food is all small plates, but the portions are reasonably sized. The service was also excellent. We had such fun tasting nine different dishes. Some highlights were the prawn flat bread, the venison, and the goat cheese ravioli. But not a single dish was short of delicious. GO NOW!Special Features:
- Good food, bad host standOpenTable Diner Since 2002VIPDined on 1/5/2013After reading the other reviews, I made sure to let the hostess know that we had a 9pm reservation and, since we arrived at 730pm, we would be at the bar. Eventually, we found 2 seats at the bar. At 930pm, however, we went to the host stand to inquire about our table. She said she thought she had already seated us. Huh??? The food is great, and the bartenders were very attentive. However, the host stand staff need to get their act together.Special Features:
- Not ready for prime timeOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/5/2013Not ready for prime time. Food is great, menu is interesting, but the service is amatuer and frenetic. It seems as though everyone is trying really hard, but there is a lack of coordination and effectiveness. From start to finish - there was no one at the front check in station when we arrived (for 10 minutes). They sat us and got our order rather quickly, but the drink orders took 45 minutes. I kept asking and asking other servers, all of whom noted my order, but it didn't come until well into the second course! I could have used a glass of wine. Also, 25 minutes after we placed our order they let us know they had run out of my husband's choice. Though they offered a complimentary dessert and glass of champagne for our troubl.Special Features:
- Awful experience!OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 1/5/2013Huge disappointment. We ordered 7 or 8 dishes. The first dishes, 2 hams, a cornbread and jalapeno biscuits, came out in a timely fashion. Our cocktails also came out in a reasonable timeframe. Then it all went wrong. While we waited for the next courses to come out, my husband had a second beer and I ordered a glass of wine. Still no more food. Our waiter never appeared again to check in on us or tell us what the hold up was. We had to flag a manager down to order another glass of wine and another beer. My glass of wine was poured right away. The beer never came. Neither did the food. We found the waiter and told him we would be leaving. He gave us the check for everything we had ordered. Really should have been comped at that point
- Mixed FeelingsOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/5/2013Add to Private Note to the Restaurant below: Being fans of Volt, we were looking forward to our dining experience at Range. When asked to be moved from a counter seat to a table, we were told tables were for reservations only. When we told them we had a reservation and would prefer a table, they accommodated us but as if it was an inconvenience for them and we were seated at a rather dark table. The wait staff and servers were pleasant and knowlegeable. We were surprised that no one asked if we wanted our drinks refilled except for water. While there were many men in suits walking around the resturant, not a one stopped to ask us how our dining experience was. With so many other restaurants choices in the area, not sure how quick to return.Special Features:
- Stylish-casual restaurantSuzieVIPDined on 1/5/2013Stylish-casual restaurant with well thought out and often interesting/creative menu choices. The bread basket wwas excellent with all the small spreads. Our cold dish and pasta were very very good! Our meat selections were the biggest disappointment unfortunately. The lamb shank was roasted to perfection BUT had little to no flavor. Only the very very slightest hint of an herb which was impossible to discern. The venison was slightly tough and had zero flavor even when paired with its sauce. Our two vegetable dishes were good and dessert was a winner. The informal options on the dessert cart is a great idea and the brittle with chocolate was just wonderful. The salted caramel ice cream was delicious.Special Features:
- Tapas type experience. SharedOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 1/5/2013Tapas type experience. Shared great chicken, hanger steak, cheese platter, corn bread with a sweet bacon spread, bread basket with a variety of spreads. Huge wine list.Special Features:
- The Kamachi collar in tomatoOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 1/5/2013The Kamachi collar in tomato salsify was excellent I could have eaten more of it, fried brussel sprouts were good but a bit greasy,lamb tasting was just good (liked the lamb shoulder the best as opposed to the sausage & loin), the pork cheek was fair, pizza with prawns & arugula was a bit disappointing, the cornbread with bacon marmalade was a good combination but the cornbread was dry, there's room for improvement. The servers were attentive & prompt in the beginning but when the restaurant got busier, the service slowed down so better get an early reservation. The restaurant has a different concept of service & style which I really love because you get to taste several dishes of smaller than traditional portions but can be confusingSpecial Features:
- Food court?OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 1/4/2013Great food, great service, floor and bar! Only down side is view, one entire side of the restaurant has glass wall... Made me feel like I was in a food court.Special Features:
- The food was delicious andRangeFanDined on 1/4/2013The food was delicious and exciting, but the service was slow. It's still a new place, so hopefully, the timing will improve!Special Features:
- There is nothing here to associateOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 1/4/2013There is nothing here to associate this restaurant to Volt in Frederick. The sampling of ham came with 2 pieces of bread (as did the cheese sampling at the next table). The bread basket came with cornbread that was too sweet to eat. The lamb chops were fatty and without any flavor. The potatoes and brussel sprouts were excellent. In spite of a pointed request not to be seated away from everything by my companion in a wheelchair, we were taken to the farthest corner of the restaurant where absolutely no one else was seated. This was after being made to wait outside the entrance for "our table to be prepared" although the restaurant at this point was far from full. We were disappointed to say the least.
- I thought Range was great!LindseyDined on 1/4/2013I thought Range was great! The only thing that makes it a little odd is that it's kind of part of a mall and it's next door neighbor is the Cheese Cake Factory (Range is totally above and beyond the Cheese Cake Factory's league). The energy was electric and there was certainly a buzz around the dining room. The food was amazing and our waiter Sam was delightful. I will definitely go back and check out their happy hour and brunch.Special Features:
- We were disappointed. ProbablymgoblueVIPDined on 1/4/2013We were disappointed. Probably a result of the over-hype and nothing was bad, but two days later I cannot think of anything that I would definitely order again.Special Features:
- Cheese sampler was delicious.OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 1/3/2013Cheese sampler was delicious. Good selections of cheeses. The service was not so good. Our waiter disappeared for long periods of time. And when I wanted to order oysters, he told me that they only had one type of Oyster available, but I knew this wasn't true. The head bartender had told me about three different options. Thankfully the waiter verified this and I was able o order a sampling of all three types of oysters. The waiter tried to make up for his poor service by giving me two chocolate truffles after our meal, which I really appreciated. Overall, the food was really delicious and that was the most important thing for me.
- Worth a visit, but if you'veOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 1/3/2013Worth a visit, but if you've been to Volt you will need to temper your expectations. The dishes were uneven: the beet salad and chicken were very good, the pizza toppings were tasty but the pie was extremely soggy in the middle, and the black cod had a sauce that overwhelmed the excellent taste of the fish. To be fair, the restaurant is very new and still experiencing growing pains. Here's hoping that it will improve with age.
- For Dining and WiningOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 1/3/2013While only open a month, Range is already serving some great dishes. We enjoyed everything meat (tongue, heart, etc.) and while some of the dishes need tweaking and getting to the table on time, it was still a wonderful experience. What a great wine list too! We loved sitting along the kitchen and watching the activity, but also enjoyed the bar and the cocktails. Our server was a bit overwhelmed and the managers could have been more attentive, but these are issues that will get fixed with time. Go when you have the time to relax and dine and you will really enjoy the experience. A big congrats to the team.Special Features:
- This is all constructive criticism!like2eatVIPDined on 1/3/2013This is all constructive criticism! The restaurant is very new and there is no way a restaurant can be good or great within two weeks of opening especially a restaurant this size. Having said that: the foie gras was bad, the pasta with beef cheeks had no taste and barely a couple of shavings (really shavings?) of beef cheeks. The ribeye end cap was very tasty, the roasted vegetables (carrots and cauliflower) were good and the lemon dessert was excellent! Service was not good with our waitress all over the place and then ending up chatting with a patron for over 15 minutes about somethingpersonal it seemed. I will definitely give Range 3-6 months to work out its food and service before I return and give it my final judgement. Good luc
- We went with somewhat lowLike2eatDined on 1/3/2013We went with somewhat low expectations given the size of the restaurant. Usually restaurants that large aren't particularly good. We thought our food was quite good. The tables were reasonably spaced, but the place lacked a little warmth. Probably would be nicer in the summer. Still, overall, it was an enjoyable experience.
- A wonderful addition to FriendshipOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/3/2013A wonderful addition to Friendship Heights. A very interesting concept and very professionally put together and run. Excellent staff. Prices are a bit high given that you need to order 2 - 3 plates per person, but not over the top and matched by top-quality food.Special Features:
- I was a bit disappointedOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/3/2013My husband and I dined at Range this past Thursday night. Got 1/2 dozen oysters, which was good. Bread basket was more for a group of 4, we could not finish (we asked the waiter to pack the leftover so we could take home, along with fois gras, which he forgot to bring to us and we came home empty-handed). Got the potted fois gras, which was so so, I think it should be accompanied with more bread with that (the brioche was dry). Then got kale caesar, which was fantastic. We then got leg of lamb, which just melted in our mouth -- honestly, that probably was the best dish. We then got kampachi, which I used to eat growing up in Japan, was done too dressed up -- it is a commoner's fish, and it is best cooked to bring out the natural flavor.Special Features:
- Give your review a title (optional)OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/3/2013Small plates, good spirits, fun and imaginative. I like the concept - minikitchens with micromenus of small plates. Go 3x a week for a drink and a bite. You'll never be never bored and rarely disappointed. Come with a small group and dine around the world. It doesn't always work, imagine sharing a whole bowl of fried brussel spouts or 6oz of one terrine with your favorite dinner companion. Mostly reasonable prices with some exceptions. You'll need your server to guide you for more than a tapas style experience. Good thing they are knowledgeable and friendly. Be ready for a highly interactive meal - there are a lot of decisions, courses and plates so the staff (waiters, somms, bus) will be at dinner with you throughout the meal. - butSpecial Features:
- Needs work.... a lot of work.ArvodogDined on 1/2/2013I was prepared for a bit of chaos; after all, the restaurant has been open only for a few weeks. Unfortunately, I wasn't prepared enough. My 9 pm reservation on a normally slow Wednesday evening (1/2/2013) was apparently not sufficient enough to warrant a seating until 9:30 pm! And when finally seated at a table, there were many empty tables all around us in this cavernous restaurant. Then we had to deal with the service. While very nice and helpful, the waiters showed up at our table in geological time. Once we finally were seated, it took at least 20 minutes to get someone to take our order. Then each course of this American "tapas" type menu took eons to arrive at our table. Once the food came, it was very good, but small portions.Special Features:
- This is a dishonest cooking-SanityCheckVIPDined on 1/2/2013This is a dishonest cooking- too gimmicky and stupid- Need to rework the menu- Suggest the chef be sent back to cooking school.
- Give Range more time, go to VoltOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/2/2013Some of the worst service I've had at a resturant in a while.. I would have rather gone to Volt. I understand that it is a newer place but you would have thought they would have been more selective about the service. The bar staff was amazing. If I were to go back I would just stay and eat at the bar. Once you get past the arrogant and helpless hosts who don't check in with you while you're waiting for your table which I didn't get seated at until almost 30 minutes after my reservation was for. Then we didn't even get a server to our table for another 10 minutes. Once we made a comment to a manager the service was better. The food was good but definitely time was taken until the main entree was served over an hour since ordered.Special Features:
- The food at Range is good,agirlthatlovesgreatfoodVIPDined on 1/2/2013The food at Range is good, but the service need improving. It took 20 minutes to get seated with my reservations. We had drinks while waited for the table. The server came over and took our drink order and brought our drinks to the table, but he never came back to the table. We waited for another 20 minutes for the server to come back. I had to ask the bus boy to get us a server…still no server. We were about to walk out. Finally, our bartender, Owen came over and ended up being our server. Owen was a life saver. He was great as our bartender and our server. Anyway, food was good, but they need to work on the Customer Service.
- We had a reservation for 8pmOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/2/2013We had a reservation for 8pm but were not seated until 8:40--and only after we asked repeatedly about our table and asked about a table for 5 that was set-up for at least 5 minutes before they let us sit down. The host wasn't very nice about the situation--he wasn't rude, but avoided eye contact completely, so I sought out the manager who was much more understanding and helpful. Once seated we had to ask repeatedly for menus and it took the waiter a while to get to us but then the food came quickly and was overall quite delicious. The only hitch was with dessert--the waiter had suggested we get a sampling of candy/chocolates from the cart while we wait for our main desserSpecial Features:
- The food & ambience are TERRIFIC.CarolineVIPDined on 1/2/2013The food & ambience are TERRIFIC. I took an adventure with my palate as I tried new things and revisited old classics. The chicken liver pudding, pork cheek and ahi tuna were favorites! Bartenders are great too - interesting cocktail menu and very friendly. That said, all other service was abysmal. The hosts were quite unfriendly, check-in was confusing at best, the waiter was slow and mixed up our order twice, and the timing of our food was either very fast (5 min from order time) or extremely slow (40 minutes between dishes). Admittedly, Range has only been open a few weeks but until the service issues are fixed, I would be hesitant to return to sit anywhere but the bar.Special Features:
- Our reservation was at 7:15.OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 1/2/2013Our reservation was at 7:15. There were two of us. We did not get out of the restaurant until after 10:00 pm. While the food, once it finally arrived, was good, the service was terrible. The table beside us, seated at the same time, were finished their meal before we even received our first order of food---which were salads! Very disappointing.Special Features:
- Terrific - A Real SuccessBethesdaresidentVIPDined on 1/2/2013Bryan Voltaggio has done a wonderful job with his new restaurant focusing on mid-Atlantic staples. Comfortable, spacious, great food, excellent service. The huge menu can be a bit overwhelming, so decide what kind of entree you are interested in (meat, fish, pasta) and order to match. There could be more fish on the menu. It's certainly possible to have a pizza and salad for $20, or ordering appetizers and meat entrees with wine could push you up over $60 per person. Everything we tried was excellent (except the fried potatoes were a bit soggy). Service was great, but seating was bit slow when we arrived (a pet peeve of mine). Music was a bit too loud. Easy parking. We will be back often to try everything. This is a must-try restaurant.Special Features:
- Overall goodOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 12/31/2012Took 20 minutes for a coca cola. Overall good food. Lobster excellent.Special Features:
- What wasn't to love aboutOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 12/31/2012What wasn't to love about this meal? Our server was one of the best I've had anywhere in a long time and the food was exactly what I was anticipating and more. We started with the cornbread w/bacon marmalade- OMG is all I can say- I can't wait til they start selling that marmalade by the jar. We shared a few of the small plates which were all good and then came the main courses- the rabbit for my friend and rotisserie lamb shoulder for me- both just simply amazing. Desserts were great too... Can't wait to go back and try the other menu items that we didn't get a chance to try this time.Special Features:
- fun dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 12/31/2012The server was great. There are a wide variety of dishes. Diners should understand the small plate concept (though not as small as other tapas concepts in the area). We had the tuna crudo, flatbread with hummus, goat cheese ravioli, rotisserie potatoes with onions and the venison plus dessert. We also chose from the candy cart which comes around to your table and is a nice option if you want something sweet but don't want a big dessert. Next time, I might forego the regular dessert menu and have an ice cream with a few cookies/candies from the cart. Our favorite was the goat cheese ravioli with meat ragu... amazing. The cocktails are a standout - lots of creativity on the menu.Special Features:
- More accurately, this is aOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 12/31/2012More accurately, this is a 2.5 star place. We've been to Volt and loved it. We had high expectations for our NYE dinner and left disappointed. It pains me to say it (because I am a fan of Voltaggio) but the food they currently serve at Range seems like food made to appease investors and profit on a name and is no where near the high standards of a chef who cares. Put simply: it was average. We had the ravioli, chicken liver pate, venison, tagliatelle and cornbread. Nothing left us wanting more. Food aside... The menu is big and so is the restaurant. We sat in the back and we had 2 people to fill the water, a different person bringing out the wine and food each round but only one waiter for a section that was clearly too big for hSpecial Features:
- Two friends and I tried Rangepatrimart9Dined on 12/31/2012Two friends and I tried Range for the first time on New Year's Eve, and enjoyed our visit. Our waiter was particularly helpful, especially in disentanglind the bill among the three of us. A couple of points that might be helpful to new patrons: explaining that dishes are served as they are ready, not all at once (we were surprised by this). Also, some terms on the menu could be defined, since not all patrons will be dedicated foodies, e.g. lardo--also, it would be better to make this optional in the bread basket and spreads rather than including it automatically--not everyone (including us) is fond of pure fat. But in spite of these quibbles, Range is very good, and offers interesting choices. I hope to return!Special Features:
- Work on service and adjust food qtyOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 12/31/2012It took the waiter 13 minutes to take our drink order and 38 to bring the drinks. 43 minutes to order. I understand it was New Year's week so when I made the reservation and wanted to add two more, the hostess told me that her instructions were the restaurant will not take any more people. But we arrived at 630pm and from that time until almost 10pm, the place had empty tables, lots of available seats. But after the huge wait to order, i understood that they couldnt handle the load. All the "staff dressed in black suits" were all over the place just standing, alas none of them bothered to expedite our order. Disappointing. A waste of human resources. High prices for good "tapas".Special Features:
- Despite what some reviewersOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 12/31/2012Despite what some reviewers have noted, our service was impeccable: attentive without being intrusive, well-paced, friendly without being overly familiar. The food was wonderful, and the fact that we could order small plates to share and then order more as we went along and had room made for a very pleasant, leisurely meal. Perhaps now that they've been open a little while, some of the kinks have worked their way out. But we had a lovely experience and look forward to more. It is definitely someplace to bring out of town guests!Special Features:
- I took my husband in for hisOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 12/30/2012I took my husband in for his birthday. I clearly indicated this one my OpenTable reservations, however did we hear a happy birthday from anyone? No. I have made special occasion reservations in the past, indicating to the respective restaurant the nature of the event. Needless to say, we have always been wished “Congrats,” “Happy Birthday,” and “Happy Anniversary.” Range apparently does not practice this very simple but courteous gesture. I also asked for a nice table. We received a table right by where the waiters were grabbing the food. The hustle and bustle and rushing of the plates of foods past our table gave me a headache. Despite the lack of service and craziness, the food was amazing.Special Features: