VOLT
VOLT

VOLT

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://voltrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3016968658x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Lounge: Tuesday - Friday: 3:00 - close: Saturday - Sunday 11:30am - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Bryan Voltaggio
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining and meeting space is available in our Conservatory. The Conservatory seats between 6 - 12 persons. In the conservatory we offer audio | visual capabilities for presentations. In addition to our conservatory, we have the option of hosting your event in the Gallery.
    The Gallery showcases a collection of local artists work and can accommodate events up to 32 persons. Please ask for Julie South, Events Coordinator.
  • Private Party Contact: Julie South 3016968658x205
  • Special Events: VOLT is available for private parties and our dedicated dining team is on hand to assist in planning your event. Everything from menu selection to wine pairings can be custom designed for a memorable occasion.
    We offer a number of settings for your private event.
    The Conservatory is available for parties of up to 12 guests.
    Audio/visual capabilities are available in the conservatory.
    Chef's Dining Room can be reserved for parties of up to 20 guests.
    The lounge may be available for larger parties.
    Audio/visual capabilities are available.

    For a wedding reception, social affair or corporate event, we offer the possibility of exclusive use of the restaurant. We can accommodate up to 70 guests for a seated dinner and 175 guests for a cocktail reception and provide the full attention of our entire staff.

    To discuss availability and pricing please contact Julie South at (301) 696-8658.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 2nd and 3rd Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary parking starting at 5:00PM. Our lot is located adjacent to the front entrance to VOLT, off Market Street. Off street parking is also available in the Church Street Deck - located at 17 E. Church Street. Directions to entrance on Church Street:
    From Market Street, take a right onto Church Street, then immediate left into parking garage.
A word from VOLT
VOLT offers guests a menu of modern American cuisine. “The focus of our cuisine is based on classic flavor combinations, creating sophisticated dishes that emphasize purity and seasonal flavors that are based on fundamental and innovative cooking techniques.” said Voltaggio. VOLT’s relationship with local artisan farmers ensures availability of products to fulfill the philosophy behind the menu, in a refined, historic venue where classic meets modern. By design, the restaurant follows along the original footprint of the mansions first floor parlors. Both the 38 seat main dining room and the bar/lounge open off the foyer. The original mosaic tile in the foyer was the inspiration behind the warm monochromatic color pallet that adorns the finishes in VOLT. Private dining can be hosted in the conservatory offering views of the expansive courtyard. The 700 square foot kitchen afforded space to include up to 20 guests.
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VOLT reviews from OpenTable diners
313 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (261)fit for foodies (246)romantic (141)notable wine list (140)neighborhood gem (79)hot spot (50)great for brunch (45)good for groups (33)great for outdoor dining (19)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    very good Service was a little formal, very good, but I prefer a smile and joke to very formal But good experience anyway, thanks
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AJinDCVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This was my second visit to Volt but my first for the three-course brunch. I often dine alone, and Volt is one place that I feel I can do so without feeling awkward despite its ambiance being more suited for couples or groups of friends. Perhaps it was because of the attentive servers. All the dishes I tried (Beets, Lamb and Coconut) were great both in terms of taste and presentation. While my first course (Appetizer) appeared small, the second and third courses made the whole meal just about right. I also liked the bread. The drink list offers a good variety of cocktails, wine, etc. In short, it's a great experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • must have been an off night
    carguy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We did not enjoy our experience . It took 4.5 hours to eat . The dishes while exotic , were not well executed and were served out of order . The wine parings were suspect as well . Some were excellent while others were not appropriate . The wait staff were well trained and attentive . At these prices , a high end restaurant cannot afford an off night .
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    notable wine list
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  • Over the top Awesome
    100dlrhamburger
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Table 21 was an experience to behold! Special night, special dining experience for a special anniversary.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • A really delightful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The service was quite good, everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly without hovering. The courses and their presentations were a true fine dining experience. I'd absolutely recommend Volt.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Table 21 - Absolutely Fabulous!!!!!
    diner
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We went to Volt for our wedding anniversary midweek and splurged for Table 21 with wine parings. I have to say that from the time we were greeted until we left, it was absolutely wonderful. The food was just incredible and was superbly enhanced by the wine selected for the various courses. We were the only ones to take advantage of Table 21 that evening, so it made for a unique and intimate foodie feast!!!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Disappointing
    YumYumEater
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I have wanted to go to this restaurant for years, and finally made the hour+ trip up. The pop music playing was a little weird, but the staff was very attentive. The food was very disappointing. We started with a beet salad which was delicous and unexpected. The calamari bolognese and the lobster ravioli were extremely salty and the lobster pasta was undercooked. The wagu beef was decent, but the lamb dish was one soggy muddled note that was uninspired and under-seasoned. This meal made me sad.
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  • Overall Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This was an amazing experience and there was not one second that was not exciting and delicious! I would love to go again and will for sure make another reservation for another special occassion!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • It's beyond fine dining
    JackieF
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I am not a foodie, but I thought good food involved fresh, locally sourced ingredients and taste. At Volt, I explored the mind blowing concept of texture.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • I Ate My Beets
    BeetingMyFears
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Who knew I would get a dish whose primary component was beets and I would love it? As a devout beet-despiser, I was skeptical about ordering the 5-course tasting menu for brunch since beets were prominent in the 1st course. But why come to a dining experience such as VOLT and be afraid to dabble in the unknown? So I faced my fears and fell in love with beets - at least the smoked beets with tuna, tonnato, and cured egg yolks. This is my second trip to VOLT and it will not be my last. There are so many more culinary adventures waiting for me there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great!
    GuillaumeVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The new menu for the fall is excellent and thank you for keeping the calamary bolognese !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I went for our anniversary. The food was delicious and they were very accomadating towards likes and dislikes even if not an allergy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie find in Frederick.
    Lilbuc
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful food presentation and service. A great special occasion destination though somewhat pricey worth the cost for the quality of cuisine and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dining experience!
    SilverSpringCat
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. This time it was our 10th anniversary. We got the Chef's tasting menu and were not disappointed. The halibut was perfectly cooked, and the butternut squash ravioli with the shaved white chocolate was incredible! We splurged on a great bottle of wine recommended by the sommelier. Ate at a table in the kitchen so we could view all the action and preparation of the food. It was an amazing experience. Our servers were wonderful, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    laespanola
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The tasting menu is creative, bold and original. The fusion of flavors with the manipulation of combinations is exquisite. Enjoyed the meal immensely. The wine list is over 50 pages long. It was difficult to navigate for a novice. The only small, SMALL criticism I can express is that the tables are close too together in the room with the kitchen, and you can be involved in your neighbor's conversation (and them in your) without intention.
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok, But Not Special
    OldAnalog
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had what the waiter referred to as the "protein driven" tasting menu. This was an hors d'ouevres plate plus 6 courses, including soup, dessert, beets, halibut, sweatbreads, & wagyu beef. The smoked beets were first rate as were the sweatbreads, we never tasted better. But the halibut was so overcooked it had a skin on it that could not be cut with the edge of a fork. The "wagyu beef" was stringy and slimy. Service was badly timed with huge gaps between the early courses & the last three arriving on top of one another. Entrees arrived barely warm. Glasses sat empty for long periods. No one server seemed to be in charge of us; the fellow we saw at the beginning we did not see again until he handed us the bill.
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  • Amazing dinner
    yakuza
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Went to Volt for our anniversary. It was perfect and amazing. We had the wine pairing with the chef menu, and we substituted the ribeye for two for the wagyu beef, and I highly recommend getting the special if it's available. Be prepared to eat a lot, and chances are good that you may not finish it all.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • teddybeartwoVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Disappointing. Food interesting but not good. Too muck guck on pasta. Lamb not tender. Dessert the best.
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  • Great place!
    esee7
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My boyfriend is a total foodie, so I took him there for his birthday. We both enjoyed the entire experience. The service was incredible and the food was great. It is a little on the pricey side, but you definitely get what you pay for.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • OUTSTANDING DINING EXPERIENCE !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    If you enjoy fantastic eats and great service . . . then you need to make a reservation and check this place out. Everyone can experience this dining pleasure. From the everyday hard-working couple who enjoys great food and great service celebrating a milestone to the epicurean with discriminating taste and a sophisticated palate. They have a tasting portions where you can order 3, 4, 5 different items or you can select from two different chef selected 6-course meals. You may also have a wine pairing with each course, if you so choose. Be prepared to open up your wallet as it will cost you about $300 per couple (excluding drinks and gratuity) for the 6-course meal with wine pairing. For me, it was worth the experience. Bon Appetite!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Impeccable Dining Experience. Matchless. Without Peer.
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  • Franck6VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Not a problem for me but some of my fellow diners were unhappy with needing menu items explained to them, and ultimately didn't find the food that tasty, although artfully presented and everyone felt the service was superb. My main gripe is that for a pricey place it was hard for our party of five to hear each other.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waking Up The Tastebuds
    Bruncher
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I chose the three course menu on Saturday for brunch - the fluke was sashimi style, the haddock broiled and served with asparagus tips, and the chocolate dessert was FANTASTIC. Please indulge in the breads - cheese and bacon brioche, Parmesan and herb biscuit, cinnamon bun, and whole grain brioche. Breadsticks are great too!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jn52
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Simply outstanding. I would highly recommend. Service, food, overall experience was wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mule
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A great experience but will be a long time before I return
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a special occcasion
    WVRHIA
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was our second time enjoying Volt. Definitely a place for foodies. Everything was delicious and served to perfection. My only comment is that it is very noisy and the tables are very close together, so we probably talked to each other more in the car on the way there and back than we did in between courses! The synchronization of the wait staff is amazing to watch!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food junkies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This was our third experience at Volt and, our budget permitting, we would choose to come again (and again) without fear of becoming bored with the menu because each time it was a fresh variety of delicacies. Also, the menu style gives opportunity to sample a variety of culinary experiences in one meal and the wait staff was impressively cordial and knowledgeable about everything. Also, they willingly accommodated a special needs seating situation for our party on the spot. The venerable old building in Historic downtown Frederick was icing on the cake.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Electrifying. High voltage
    Walker78
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This meal was amazing. A 10! We loved it...the staff is so helpful and knowledgeable. We had the tasting menu and wine pairing and it was truly beautiful food....was on our bucket list and did not disappoint.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Dining at its best
    Greenfieldfred
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Volt is a great dining experience. It is not a place that the average person would go on a regular basis, but it is a restaurant for a special occasion expecting quality food and service. And, you get it all at Volt. We selected the "tasting menu" and loved all 6 courses! We dined for almost 3 hours.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • veryiratecustomer
    iratecustomer
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and i decided to dine at Volt (Table 21) for our anniversary (reservation Friday Oct 3rd). We enjoyed the atmosphere, the staff and some of the chef's creations at table 21. We were not impressed by the individuals that were at our table (Drunk wife and groping husband, also one gentlemen who could not stop talking...way toooo much talking). Our evening which was supposed to be a wonderful romantic evening was destroyed by the ignorance of so callled sophisticaed people of high standards. The final straw that broke the camel's back was the total price for this event. I cannot see how you can justify this event being worth close to $400.00???? Anyway, as they say you get what you paid for and i did not get mcuh for the price.
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  • Best meal ever!
    denisezVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We sat at Table 21 which is the chef's tasting table. Twenty one small-bites courses! Every one was incredible. I don't think I'll ever have a meal as good as this one again!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Dinner at Volt
    Cookfriendly64
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    A old one but apparently a good one. (Old in the group of Voltaggio establishments). Visiting Frederick for the first time I checked out volt. Food lived up to the hype of the book the brothers put out. The restaurant as a whole is very nice. However with a edge that is very transparent. It is very clear that Bryan and his chefs pay homage to there older and fine dinning crowds but still bring tons of fun and adventurous ideas to the plate.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary!
    Robs
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food as art. Food as performance. Food as play. So much fun! Worth every penny and more.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As fabulious as ever!
    cedarVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've been going to Volt for six years now. The food is as jaw-droppingly good as ever. For dinner, and I think brunch on weekends too, you get a choice between an a la carte or prix fixe menu. We went with the a la carte and loved everything. Highlights for us were the Smoked Beets with cured egg yolk & yellowfin tuna; Heirloom Tomato with sourdough & goat's milk ricotta; Lobster Raviolo with snap peas & espelette; Beef Short Rib with English cucumber, malt & salsify; Lobster on Carolina gold rice porridge, shaved fennel& hazelnut; and for dessert: Chocolate with sesame and caramel and lastly Peach with mascarpone, tarragon and smoked honey! Wow! A fabulous wine from the extensive and well-put-together wine list rounded out the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful evening at Volt.
    Sepiatoned
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dinner at Volt was exceptional. The service was well-timed, courteous, friendly, and sincere. I enjoyed the ambiance of the Main Dining room. The Tasting of Menu with the wine pairing was amazing, as foods that I prepare in my own kitchen were elevated to new and exquisitely flavorful heights. The Madeira wine to finish the meal was the best that I have ever tasted. They also read your notes and comments, as they remembered my wife's' birthday and mentioned it more than once during our meal.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but worth it!
    mandypants
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I just want to throw this out there first- it's not clear on the website menu but you basically have the choice of the roughly $100 Chef's menu or to pick your own Chef's menu al la carte. The Menu makes it look like you can just order an entree for $30- but that's actually a tasting plate... so you really can't get out of there without spending a min. of $100/person. However- the food was FABULOUS. Everything was seasoned well and executed flawlessly. It is totally worth the money for a special occasion and the service was impeccable! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a foodie experience for a special night out. Also their scotch and wine lists were pretty extensive.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Worth it!
    Cpm77
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a great experience! I was worried about going too early, we choose the 530 seating but it ended up being great bc it was quiet and felt like we had the place to ourselves for about a whole hour! The service was impeccable. Food was so interesting!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    iceman
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Table 21 is beyond amazing, if you go get the wine pairing. Best service and food I've ever had, unbelievable experience.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • With Reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Seated close to kitchen, too close to tables on either side. No feeling of any privacy. Somewhat noisy at first until dining area emptied. Six-course option too much food for us. Better if we could choose some options. Halibut, Waygu Beef, outstanding, as was service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too over the top for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was a special occasion for us, and VOLT did succeed with an excellent experience. We were, however, under whelmed a little and feel it deserves to be shared. We can't justify the multitude of steps taken for each plate of food to the cost. For instance, a $13 ravioli plate had 1 ravioli that was too al dente and hid the most important flavor of lobster. Perhaps if more dishes had less procedures involved, allowing a lower cost to the guest, more people would dine during the week and not just for "special occasions". We are obviously not "true foodies" because it didn't leave us with the desire to return.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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