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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.
Washington, DC 20015
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner | Tuesday-Sunday | 5PM – 10PM
Brunch | Saturday-Sunday | 11:30 AM – 3PM
Happy Hour | Tuesday - Friday| 4PM-7PM At The Bar
Military Road, NW
$31 to $50
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Self-parking is available in the Chevy Chase Pavilion garage, provided by Impark, 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.
Red Line Metro Friendship Heights station is located on the Metro Level floor of Chevy Chase Pavilion.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
RANGE can play host to corporate events, private parties, and social celebrations for groups of 10-300. Please contact our Catering Sales Manager to discuss special event options and menu development at (202) 803-8016.
Range can accommodate everything from small, intimate groups of 10 guests to large, cocktail-style receptions for up to 500 guests.
Range Ratings and Reviews
Went for a special occasion lunch. Fantastic service; gorgeous space. Generally expect fairly small portions & everything to be ordered a la carte. All ingredients appear to be carefully prepared on the premises. A somewhat heavy menu-- they pride themselves on their charcuterie, so meat features prominently on the menu in some form or another-- but pretty well executed.
Loved the atmosphere at Range - the comfy benches, the subdued lighting that still allowed us to read the menus. The service was very polished yet friendly. Some of the food was stellar, some very good but not special. Tip: choose the chocolates over the composed desserts.
I've been to Volt several times and enjoyed the Chef's Table -- Table 21 -- once with Chef Bryan Voltaggio. Every visit to Volt was memorable and maybe that's why I was disappointed with Range. The location was the first problem. It was difficult to drive to. It was difficult to park. It was difficult to find once I did park. The space is big and feels impersonal. The furnishings add to the same feeling. I even found the plates, utensils and especially the coffee cups off-putting. But the food was outstanding. From the cheddar jalapeno biscuits to the kale caesar salad to the hanger steak to the polenta to the fried brussel sprouts to the everything mashed potatoes to the caramel popcorn ice cream -- every mouthful was a delight!
My second visit to Range. As with the first, the food was outstanding. The Foie Gras is insane, the breads amazing, the 28-day-dry-aged steak melted in the mouth. Wine and beer offerings were diverse and satisfying.
However, this time around, service lacked - there was a long pause between "give us a few minutes" with the menu to make decisions and a return to take drink and food orders and that trend continued throughout the meal. It was a humid day and the air conditioning wasn't keeping up, making it a bit stuffy.
This place blew me away!!! We went for lunch so we could try more things for a slightly lower price. It was totally worth it. I could say good things all day but it would be more helpful to say what I didn't enjoy as much. The lobster Mac n cheese needed some salt and pepper but the lobster was the most tender and perfectly cooked I have had in a loooooong time. Also the pea ravioli was a little lacking; it was a bland initial taste and finish. Other than that everything was spot on. The cheeses were flabbergasting as well as the garlic and pistachio sausage. I wish I had had more room to try more!! I shall be back!
Needs an adult to supervise this restaurant. Food generally good but restaurant can't handle demand yet. Service chaotic (as was the noise level). Dishes uncoordinated (one main course completely forgotten by server). Definitely a hot spot with vibrant bar scene...but major disappointment if you're looking for a Volt-like experience.
Range's menu and cuisine are impressive. The service model, however, is unappealing. They bring courses when it suits the kitchen, not the diner. And, they encourage you to order three whole plates of food before dessert! This is a good way to sell entrees, but it's not pleasant and it leaves diners feeling rushed. We looked over at the table next to ours at one point and they had roast chicken, salad, and and cheese platter all on the table at the same time! That should have been three separate, leisurely courses. Our experience was much the same. We had at least 7 different people delivering dishes to our table of two and each of them interrupted our conversation. Worse yet, our waitress brought the bill with dessert.
We were initially seated at one of two tables parallel to the bar straight ahead of when you first walk in. Guests and staff were constantly streaming by on both sides of the table. We asked, and were politely moved to a table in the back area. It was a little better, but Range is still a very noise place no matter where you sit. The food is great, but the strange way you have to order and share dishes is strange, not to mention how everything comes to your table out of order because they have dozens of kitchens or something. Not worth it. Won't return.
I've now been here 4 times and really like this reastaurant. It has great service. Very good food even though the menu is very large. Reasonable price for what you get. I don't love that it is in a mall, but that is minor. Although it has no children's menu and is not at all geared towards children, we took our young kids here once and they did surprisingly well. The service was good for the kids, and we ordered a cheese pizza that was not on the menu. They have great homemade sodas for the kids, too. All around a great spot -- just be prepared to get your reservation far in advance.
The service was on the slow side. My guess is this was a miscommunication between my dining companion/myself and the waiter. He saw that we still had a semi full plate of beef cheek stroganoff (the pappardelle was excellent btw) and was probably hesitant to bring out the two entrees - the arctic char and Roseda beef hanging tender. To further elaborate, there wouldn't have been enough table room for three plates. Otherwise, I really enjoyed everything we had and the service pre-entree wasn't as slow. The frisee salad with 62 degree egg, shaved asparagus and what I think was a pea puree of some sort was refreshing. I can't recall if the shaved ham in the salad was the house ham or not, but it was American charcuterie at its finest.
Range's menu is divided between small plates, meats, cheeses and pates on the left and larger entree-size portions on the right. We followed the directions of our server and orders a few selections from each side. Although all the food was good, the small plates were outstanding. In particular, we loved the tuna ceviche, the goat cheese ravioli, the corn bread with bacon marmalade, the fried Brussels sprouts and the oven-roasted potatoes. Less outstanding, but still good was the NY Strip. Not good at all, alas, the pizza with its heavy crust, unevenly distributed toppings and an unfortunate avalanche of ramps. Best part: The reasonably priced wine list which quite literally has something for every taste. Impeccable, friendly service, too.
Excellent menu options, made for sharing, especially all the different appetizer portions. Everything was seasoned very well and although we over-ordered the amount of food we could eat, it was very tempting to try and finish it all. Highly recommend this restaurant for everyone. All three of Voltagio's restaurants (excluding Lunch Box as that's mainly sandwiches for lunch) are excellent in their own distinctive way but this one is definitely my favorite. Cannot wait to come back again.
Extremely inattentive waiter; served man next to us all night, while totally ignoring us. Maybe he ordered a lot of food and we were small eaters. There was an error in the bill. Apparently the computer entered a higher amount than what was printed on the menu. The manager had to take care of the error. Food was good but it was a totally negative experience.
Range offers excellent small-plate options and great service. Order the bakery basket: two each of the breads (ciabatti, biscuits, cornbread, pita, foccaccia) plus a spread geared to each bread (bacon jam, hummus, pepper jam, chevre, cream cheeses). Mixed green salad with shaved vegetables and sunflower vinaigrette was perfect. Striped bass was extraordinary (but $21 for a small portion). Tagliatelle with beef cheek stroganoff was not really a stroganoff--rich, buttery pasta with shaved beef cheeks, no real stroganoff sauce (or any sauce at all)--not bad but not something I'd have again. The only truly wrong note was the bitter broccoli rabe. We'll go back to try the cocktails, incredibly creative and decadent, and for another lunch.
My wife and I went there to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary. Though we had mentioned this in our reservation it was never acknowledged by anyone on the staff. We felt that the service was somewhat rushed. We had to remind the server to take our drink order and to tell us about their famed bread basket. We also found the menu confusing. My wife, who is allergic to seafood, wasn't able to find many appealing choices. We liked the salad and the bread basket but the dishes didn't live up to the hype. The veal sweetbread plate was expensive yet unappealing. We didn't see a dessert cart as has been mentioned in some reviews. The server brought us a small cake that was quite ordinary.
the battle for what was worse service or cuisine was almost too close to call, but we decided on service. The gibberish used to mate the seven sauces with the seven tastes would've befuddled a UN translator, but then the waiter was far to busy to make eye contact. The food was mediocre and the noise volume was way beyond "energetic" We will never return
I just really loved the selection that Range offered in terms of dining. There were many categories but they weren't overwhelming at all. The dessert menu was also unique with it's confections and chocolate part. My only complaint was that the music selection coming from the bar area - was a little weird for the restaurant. They were playing lots of 90s hits - like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, etc. It just didn't seem to "go" with the rest of the restaurant ambiance. Overall - I rolled out of there totally satisfied!
My husband and I had a late dinner here on a weeknight. We had grilled octopus ; softshell crab ; and side veggies. We had already finished our dishes when the veggies arrived (they have a separate kitchen for veggies, they said) so the coordination was off. The grilled octopus was memorable, the softshell crab too heavily battered. The menu is classified differently from the norm - appetizers are mixed in with main courses so one can only guess from the prices which is which.
The wine list is mostly pricey but includes some affordable ones. Navigating through the maze of the extensive list to make a decision was a challenge because the wines are listed alphabetically and not classified by varietals or even countries.
We are not opposed to spending money to eat out. But knowing how talented Chef Bryan Voltaggio is (we're huge Volt fans) we were sadly disappointed that the food was very salty. I've had burgers at BGR that were better than the $45 steak. The restaurant is very pretty and the service is outstanding, but for the price, the food just isn't worth it. Disappointed.
I know it's not brand new, but it was new to me. The wide variety on the menu typically spells disaster but with 9 kitchens dedicated to one section each the food was great. There are some standard fares there like steak, but we opted for some of the slightly different items. They were all great (though not all to my personal taste). The wait staff was attentive without being pushy. ll while being very helpful. The Soms (there are actually 2) are fantastic, especially with such an expansive wine list, and will really narrow down your choices to whatever you are in the mood for or just help you pair with your meal. I highly recommend giving this place a try.
The concept of Range is amazing - different kitchens that relate to sections of the menu and the waitstaff are excellent. But, walking in I was disappointed - we were overlooking the interior of an Embassy Suites hotel and the restaurant was cold, over-styled (as if trying too hard) and loud. Right away we were unhappy with the tables which were large, with very uncomfortable bench seating and it was hard to hear each other at all. The food was very good - particularly the vegetables and crudos. I went with some vegetarians who had a tougher time - there were few options for them. I would not return to Range, though the food was tasty.
First time at Range. Most ogf what we had was great. Tuna tartare was amazing as was pork rillette as starters. Cornbread with bacon jam was interesting but not so exciting, and some of cheeses were nothing special. Pork cheeks main dish was delicious, but steak was absolutely tasteless and a waste. Brussels sprouts were amazing but must be incredibly unhealthy right out of the deep fryer.
My wife and I went for our anniversary, poor choice for such an event. The seats are arranged facing out over the atrium of a shopping mall below (with most of the stores closed up), and the rooms of an Embassy Suites above. There are back rooms which would have been preferable. Service was fair. We asked for a wine list, but no one came back to take our wine order until we were almost done with our first course and I managed to flag down a sommelier. He was very good and made an excellent recommendation. The food was underwhelming, halibut dry, rabbit decent, sorbet mediocre. Given our very positive experience at Volt, we expected more from Range and were disappointed.
The food was great. Our sever was a bit distracted throughout the meal. We got there early and the staff was still I there meeting. The punch was a great way to start off the evening. Great prices on the wine list. Pass on the broccoli don't miss the bread sampler , mushrooms, salted Carmel ice cream. I will be back Easy to get to easy to park.
I hadn't just eaten at Graffito. Range is a great addition to the suburbs though I understand it might be hard to find if you aren't regularly in the building. The hostesses could have been nicer. Our waitperson kept disappearing for long periods of time. We had an hour and a half for lunch and it wasn't enough. Someone else must have clued into this though because they comp'ed our dessert and coffee. The food was excellent. The portions were very small, even for small plates. I will give it another chance. Great music.
Very fun dining out experience. The house cured meats are delicious. Very interesting menu items. We ordered about 6 things and definitely hit or miss in my opinion. Depends on your taste. Some dishes were outstanding, others I could go without. Meat pizza, kimchi linguini, beef heart, octopus delicious. Seaweed foccacia, brussel sprouts not so good (sprouts were very very greasy).
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