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I went to Range expected to be completely amazed by it. I wasn't. My reaction began when I arrived and had to wait 10 minutes to be seated for a reservation at noon. There was no large line. I was then shown a table behind a column. I asked to another and was given the table next to it.
The waiter suggested that we order 2-3 dishes each. We ordered 3 for the two of us and were not able to finish them. The food was fine -- nothing outstanding. Perhaps if there had been a group of us we would have been able to test more dishes.
The noise level as lunch was energetic. I can only imagine how loud it must be at dinner.
The 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.
I 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.
Took a group for a celebratory lunch. Everyone had the 3 course lunch and loved every bite! Service was great, food delicious.
The 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!
For a high level restaurant and having thoroughly enjoyed Family Meal and Volt the service at Range is poor to bad. The couches to seat parties of four are spectacularly uncomfortable and slide all over the place. At my table one beer was ordered and it took twenty minutes before the ice tea appeared. One individual's started, soup, came out alone and five minutes later the salads. The food was very good but the service was awful. Water glasses were not even kept refilled through the whole meal.
Fantastic staff and food. This was my second visit and it didn't disappoint. Great bar staff and servers.
We were disappointed with Range. It is so close to our house so we really wanted to love it, but we were underwhelmed. It is very loud, hot, and the service was poor. The food was fine but not worth the price. The best thing about Range is the wine list, which is quite good. One of the best in the city.
We 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!
Being 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!
Range 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.
it takes a lot for me to completely write off a restaurant but I can't imagine that I would ever come here again. The food was good, as i expected it would be coming from Bryan Voltaggio. Unfortunately, the service was so unbelievably bad that we all left fuming and vowing to never return. It was 30 minutes before we were given an opportunity to order, the time between plates was alarmingly long (about 20-30 min after we finished eating before the next arrived) and our waiter was completely unapologetic for any of the issues. We even inquired about a dish that we had ordered but never came, one that we were particularly excited about. He followed our inquiry by bringing our check and saying, well you were never charged for it.
Food was excellent and the service was attentive, but we could not hear each other due to the noise. It is just very loud in the main area.
Flavors are vibrant, but decibel level is a distraction. Sevice was excellent.
Service very disjointed, menu confusing. Better food at non celebrity chef restaurants
With 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!
seemed like a factory and the waitress was so rude I would not return.
Yes, Bryan Voltaggio was on Top Chef. He's clearly cashing in on his celebrity to create an over-priced experience with food that is good, but similar to what I've had elsewhere (e.g., Ardeo). Range is cavernous and loud. We were in the back which was quieter, but without atmosphere or view--we could have been anywhere.
Two of our party were vegetarians, but we studied the menu online in advance and knew there's be enough to choose from. Unfortunately, one of the pizzas listed online (goat's milk ricotta, Meyer lemons and arugula, which sounded fantastic), was no longer on the menu when we got there. Also wished the menu had listed fish sauce on the brussels sprouts, but the waitress was happy to bring us a new vegetarian portion.
The Kale salad is divine! The pan roasted chicken the best I've ever had.
Who 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.
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.
The 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.
Everyone 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!
We three had a 6:30pm reservation. Escorted to the far back corner next to a table with children, we asked to be seated in the front of the restaurant, and we were, but were denied access to window tables (despite those tables remaining empty).
We were told the dishes were sufficient to be split by the three of us. Not true. Very light portions - rather high prices. A serving of three "lollypop" lamb chops was $30. Really? $10 per bite? Plus they were almost rare - and flavorless. A "splittable" salad consisted of a small amount of greens, one egg, and one asparagus spear. A "splittable" octopus dish had two pieces of octopus for $18. I never shy from spending big bucks on a really good meal - but this place is a giant rip-off.
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!
We were looking forward to checking out Range after having a very good experience at Volt. It took 25 minutes for anyone to show up to take a drink order--we ordered one of the bread baskets since it looked to be a long night--it was. Drink showed up 15 mintues later, the bread basket, one hour after we had been seated (after asking about it 4 times). The bread and toppings were excellent--really liked the bacon marmalade. Lobster with fava beans was cold and boring, everything mashed potatoes very good,desserts excellent. Waiter never checked on us--to explain where our food was, ask if we would like another drink, if we needed anything, was the food fine, nothing. It took 2 hours 45 minutes--the service ruined the evening.
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!
Some of our food items were under-seasoned and some were over seasoned. Our server disappeared several times throughout the meal and we were only able to order one more drink after flagging him down. My husband and I are both in the industry and we noticed our server had quite a few tables so we understand when someone is "in the weeds" however our server was not even in the dining room, perhaps he got lost in the kitchen. We had to request dessert menus and then sat for 10 minutes before he came by the table again. I am a HUGE fan of dessert and we had decided on a few items to try but after waiting so long we felt it was best to just ask for our check.
We 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.
My 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".
This place is great!!! Eat here!!! The food is amazing!
We 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.
For starters, we made reservations over a month in advance and they tried to put up at kitchen booth overlooking where dishes are washed - we asked for table or we were going to leave the restaurant. Fortunately, they gave us a table. The food is mediocre and not worth the price. Ambience is like being in a cafeteria - with a 14,000 sq foot restaurant and seating for 300, no wonder.
Best to go when shopping at the Pavilion and stopping by for lunch - definitely not worth it to waste a good dinner on the place. Too big, too noisy, and too large. The concept of dishes coming out when they're ready is also annoying - perhaps great for the restaurant, but not great for the diners.
There are much better places in DC than Range
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.
Unfriendly and unprofessional waiters that makes you feel unwelcome and rushed. Food is ok.
When 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.
We 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.
I 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.
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.
The 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