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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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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
Range was not good, not horrible, just not good. We went for brunch. The server did not know the answers to any of our questions, and after several questions, he admitted that he was there temporarily (which is fine, but I still think he should have known about the menu). Second, the food was not great. There was nothing, apart from the cheddar biscuits, that was any good. The "breakfast potatoes" were inedible, and it is truly hard to mess up potatoes. The menu did not specify that any of the brunch entrees came with any sides, so we ordered several bacon and breakfast potatoes sides. When our entrees came, they all came with breakfast potatoes! So not only were the potatoes not edible, but we now had 8 orders of them. Would have been nice to know... I don't think I will be going back to Range because there are so many other places to go where the food is good and the waiters know about the menu.
We were traveling from the West Coast and excited to eat at one of Bryan Voltaggio’s restaurants. To say we were disappointed after this experience would be an understatement. Overall the food was very good, bordering on excellent, but the service and operation of the restaurant left a lot to be desired. For example when my wife asked how was their medium rare cooked the server responded with “good”instead of describing the color of the meat cooked to that level. Another example, the server had to come back to the table several times to clarify the wine we ordered. Also they didn’t give my wife a steak knife for her steak. We also felt very rushed by the fact he asked us if we wanted to order dessert and we weren’t even finished with our main course. There was just an odd vibe to the place as though they were about to go out of business. From the hostess at the front, to the manager and our server their was a complete lack of enthusiasm that made the night very uncomfortable. I didn’t want to believe the other negative reviews but unfortunately based on my experience they appear to be accurate.
The hostess wouldn’t seat my wife because I hadn’t arrived yet (metro problems). The place was empty, so it wasn’t like there was a line to get in. Not only is that rude to make her wait, the restaurant probably lost out on an extra glass of wine too, since she probably would’ve had one while I was on my way and then another during dinner. the server was actually very nice, friendly, and attentive, so credit due. Wife’s food was great (scallops), but I ordered the steak med rare and it came out charred and almost we’ll done. Not ok for $25. I said something and they happily replaced it and were apologetic. Cheddar biscuits were awesome; oysters were good although no one could describe them to us. Ambiance is basically the standard hotel restaurant. They don’t tel you it’s a hotel restaurant on the website. For a big name like voltaggio, I expected a little bit more.
Worst experience dining out, EVER!! Will never come here again. The meal was limited to a prix fixe set menu, presumably to try to streamline service for a busy Valentine’s Day. Waited more than 1/2 hour for our waiter to come to the table, they brought the wrong courses in the wrong order multiple times, they brought the wrong main course to me and it took another 20 minutes to bring the right one, so my husband had already finished eating. The food was cold, unappealing, not tasty, and we finally left more than two hours later, before getting our dessert) when the waiter said he had not even put in our dessert orders yet ( part of the set menu). All of the couples in our section of the restaurant had the same experience and several also left without receiving their full meal. We and several others asked to see manager multiple times, but the manager did not come until we were already leaving. Extremely disappointed with our Valentine’s Day dinner.
The first course was delivered to the table next to us, the 2nd course was very delayed, the 3rd course was delivered prior to our finishing the 2nd course and the dessert was delivered at an appropriate time. The steak I ordered rare was medium. The other dishes were fine.
Tried brunch at Range because my friend lives nearby. I had been here for dunner a year ago and had a great experhence. Sunday brunch, however, is an overpriced afterthought for Range. My frittata was good, nothing amazing, the hash browns were unappetizingly blackened, and were cold, but the scones were delicious. Service was not up to quality. We were given menus but had to call the server over to explain why we got a restaurant week menu (wasn't that over 2 weeks ago?) and to ask the a la carte prices. Once we ordered, it seemed to take a long time to get a regular and a decaf coffee. Coffee and water refreshes required flagging down staff, repeatedly. There was neither salt nor pepper on the table, and that, too, required flagging down staff. Flagging down staff became such a theme that my friend and I actually started discussing it and envisioned ways in which brunch could be a much better experience at this trendy spot. I know they can do better because when I went to dinner there, the service and the food were high quality.
Nearly every aspect of service was atrocious. Stood around at host stand being ignored, then was told I was first from group to arrive and sent to bar, only to learn after standing there for 5 minutes that my family had been previously seated. Wait staff took extended period to bring water or check on us. Orders seemingly disappeared into a void and the food took forever without explanation. The food itself was fair, not worth returning for and certainly not worth the wait. The decor is lovely but the restaurant is incredibly loud and feels a bit like you are sitting in the middle of a mall food court, ad it is wide open to the mall. I have no idea why anyone would choose to eat there. And I would be ashamed to run it or own it.
Saturday night. The service was the worst I and my friends have experienced in a long time at a restaurant. First there was no server for at least 20 minutes. After we complained - they sent someone who apologized for the the delayed server - and she attempted to take our drink and appetizer order. Those were forgotten - and only after we complained again did another server come over and take our order again. The drinks showed up - but the oyster appetizer didn't - until we complained again. The manager came over - and simply said it was a saturday night - except the place was half empty. After we ordered our main course and salads - they showed up with the main course (which also took too much time) - but forgot the salads, which was supposed to come before the entrees.
The food was delicious. They gave us 20% off our tab - but it is clear this place - which was supposed to be Brian Voltaggio's grand restaurant in DC - is failing and not long for this world.
My boss and I chose Range to try as we caught up while she was in town. The restaurant is large and has many different areas and tables for many different needs of guests (date night vs business dinner). The decor was nicely designed and and modern. For a Thursday night it seemed very slow for a well known DC restaurant. Decent wine list with lots to choose from and the manager/sommelier was quick to come over and help. Service was quick but felt a little overbearing which may have been a side effect of it being slow. It was not the professional service I expected from the owner or of a restaurant that is as well know as Range. Food was presented beautifully but felt it left much to be desired. I had the bistro streak which was cold and lacked much flavor. There was supposed to be a green peppercorn sauce which was completely dried to the bottom of the plate and could not be used or tasted with the dish.
Overall an ok experience but service and food quality would make me think twice about venturing all the way to Friendship Heights for this restaurant.
Restaurant was only serving limited restaurant week menu, which was not advertised on the website - we didn’t find out until we arrived. There also appeared to be a staff shortage in the kitchen, so our food was incredibly delayed. Food was decent, but definitely not planning to return after that experience .
The food was painfully slow. The menu was changed to a pre-fixe menu, which should have allowed for quicker service. First course (salad) was about 15 minutes from ordering. Second course (flatbread) was about 50 minutes! Main course (steak) has simple sauce and starch took 40 minutes from the second course. Even dessert took 25 minutes from ordering. The server was upset and frustrated. The manager was some-what hospitable. This meal should have taken no longer than one hour from start to finish. Not the two and a half hours that we painfully had to sit through. We watch other parties around walkout. The disappointment was the food was really good
I took two business associates that I was trying to impress and Voila, Range did the trick. We lucked out on an extension of restaurant week and had a 3 course meal. The yummy noises from these high powered businessmen were great. They LOVED the food. Voltaggio is such a talented and underappreciated chef that is giving DC a chance to not have to shlep to Fredrick for an amazing dining experience.
We had 3 courses that were as good as any Michelin star restaurant for $35. Incredible.
I plan to go back next week. Too good to miss.
The service was atrocious, to a point we almost left. Our server didn't know she was our server until we'd been seated for almost 30 minutes. It went downhill from there. Even after we spoke with the manager, things didn't get better. Food is great, ambiance is warm and inviting but with service like we received, we're not going back.
We came for restaurant week, after hearing rave reviews about other Voltaggio brother restaurants and being huge fans from top chef. This was a massive disappointment. The waitress greeted us by apologizing for delays as we sat down, the mixologist wasn’t in bc it was restaurant week - drink selections were seemingly limited as my husband had to reorder based on ingredients being “out”, our reservation was for 745pm on a Saturday by the way. We were only asked for drinks when we sat, then not again till dessert. We had ordered a charcuterie board to start, then weren’t asked for our other selections till 15 mins plus after we had finished that and it had been cleared. I had the fish of the day, salmon, and it was raw in the middle, then I had to wait till the server returned at desserts to inform her as she had gone missing from entrees arriving till then. She said “oh sorry” and that was it, we saw her informed a manager who shrugged and never came over to check in. Then for dessert, we had the “peanut butter bar” which was basically s’mores, and the ice cream on top could only be described as tasting like liquid smoke. I cannot emphasize strongly enough how disappointing our experience was and it ended with a stomach ache overnight due to the raw fish. Don’t waste your time or money at this restaurant.
This was by far the worst dining experience from start to finish that we can remember. After waiting twenty minutes to meet our waitress, things went from bad to worse. Each course was less appealing than the one before. A waiter snatched a drink off our table to serve to someone else. It took so long to get dessert that the server simply boxed it to go without asking our preference. Will be surprised if this place is in business in six months.
Sadly disappointed with our visit to this restaurant. A group of 3 of us came to try it out for Restaurant Week. We were seated immediately even though we were a bit early for our reservation- which was Great! Restaurant wasn't too busy when we got there, liked the set up/ambiance of the place. BUT it took about 20 minutes before we were offered water, no waiter/waitress came to greet us or explain anything to us, after we finally got our water and drink orders in, it took another 15 minutes before anyone came back to take our order. The food came out in a relatively decent amount of time, but both the appetizer (lamb crepe) and the entree (bistro steak) came out over cooked. If there was one highlight of my meal was the dessert (cookie plate). I really wanted to like this place but was sadly disappointed. Maybe next time?
This was the next to last night for restaurant week, and we tried to stick to the 3 course menu featured. The veal stuffed crepe was mostly mashed potatoes. If there was meat in it I couldn't discern it. The steak was cool and very chewy, although easier to cut once I was given a better knife (which I had to get up for). The mousse had no flavor. All in all, a disappointing meal, all the more so because the service was so slow (although the restaurant was mostly empty at least through our first course.) The wine was $14-15/glass - rather high given that the menu offered no vintage data. There was a charge for the bread food options.
Range has a strange layout, winding lengthwise around a large atrium. It is like a very long railroad flat, a corridor with food, kitchen on one side and tables along the other side, with the waiters coming to one place to get the food and then run with it to one end or the other. The food is placed on a small platform that holds 3 plates only, with an overhead heat lamp that was not turned on, which perhaps was why my steak was cool. It was opposite where I was sitting, so I could watch how it worked. The wait staff really got a workout.
Enjoyed the Restaurant week menu, which had a nice set of options, along with the cheese board sampler. The wait staff were very attentive. Somehow our OpenTable reservation wasn't finable by the hostess, which was weird, as I even got a message the next day from OpenTable about being a no-show. Happily, they were able to seat us even so. The restaurant should have more diners! The food is excellent!!
Received a confirmation call from Range on Sunday preceding Wednesday dinner reservations. First time visitors to Range from out of town, my husband and I are thinking must really be busy. Very surprised upon arrival for 6:30 dinner that restaurant was virtually empty. We were there for approximately 2 1/2 hours, and restaurant was about 25% filled at the max. Our experience is that first and foremost service was horrible; almost non-existent. Our server was an order taker and check deliverer. And very, very slow at both. Other servers brought our food, as our waiter was conspicuously missing. The restaurant appeared to be adequately staffed, so I don’t think our waiter was overly busy. The bright spot was the sommelier, who made great suggestions, and even bussed our table.
Raw oysters were the shining course. Entrees of salmon and bistro steak were good. In all fairness, it was restaurant week, and surprisingly, only the restaurant week menu was available. We were not able to order from the regular menu.
Perhaps they were having an off night, but lack of diners makes me suspect our experience was not an isolated one.
Firstly the restaurant was empty and we still had to wait for us to be seated and served .
The salad only the kale is great, we ordered a mixed bread basket and were not even informed that two of the four were sold out and unavailable.
We purposely went there because we are foodies ... well the food is good when it gets there but it runs out very very quickly. At 7 pm no more pomme frites were available !!!! The mashed and rib eye are great as well as the tagliatelle.
Cookies for desert is almost like forgetting to put on your tie when wearing a three piece suit !
The cherry on top is that one salad stayed on the pass for 12 minutes waiting for the rest and the manager is clueless . We tried to pay with open table and she said she doesn’t know what that is !!!!! Maybe you should not have this restaurant on this sight or this manager at this restaurant !
Voltaggio is a great chef and we wanted to taste his cuisine but in this setting only one phrase sums up our experience .... Such a let down !!!!
I went with my wife and a friend from out of town for Sunday brunch. The place wasn't open long when we arrived so there were only two other occupied tables when we sat down. The server got our drink order, a mimosa, a bellini and a porter and arrived with the two cocktails but no beer. The server did ask what beer was ordered. We also placed our food order, two burgers and the pasta dish. 10 minutes later, still no beer, but another person explained that they were changing kegs, hence the delay. 5 minutes later, a pilsner came to the table, which was obviously incorrect. 5 minutes more, the porter arrives. 20 minutes after that, we ask about the status of our food and a different server says it would be right up. Another 15 minutes go by and no one comes to the table with an explanation or our food. We ask to see the manager. The manager arrives and gets very defensive, but still fails to provide an explanation on why things are taking so long. The restaurant was not crowded, two two-tops and a three-top had come to the restaurant after us. Finally the food arrives, not terribly warm, one burger's order is incorrect. Our server never came back to our table but was still working other tables. Eventually we finished our meals. The manager comped us the entire ticket and provided hand written apologies and gift certs. We asked for her card, and she stated it was in the note cards. We left, opened the cards and no business card.
We have been to Range before and had an excellent time. This experience however was hands down one of the worst we've ever had anywhere. Normally, I'd say that comping a meal goes above the normal protocol for making up a poor showing. However, in this instance, it was a necessity.
This was a horrible experience. I even reached out to the manager the day after but they did not return our call. The service was terrible. There was a large party in the restaurant so my party of four was ignored. Service was very slow, our drinks were not refreshed. Food came out late and under cooked
Very good, but not as good as I expected. Creativity was not high across the menu. Wines were slightly over priced. Ambiance was modern and pretty, but left me cold. Service was quite good, but not excellent. All in all a very good experience . Would go back only if I was in the neighborhood. Voltagio was there in all his tattooed glory !
We had some great servers, but our main waiter had never actually set a table before nor poured wine (put my wife’s fork and knife in the right spots, my were reversed; he poured or wine like it was water. We also waited 15 minutes for our check. Others around him were very good however, making up for his mistakes when possible. Food was good, but not noteworthy. Seemed like a restaurant who’s time those working there all knew was coming to an end really.
We have eaten here four times and all were stellar, but this one was over the top. We sat at the Chef’s table to watch the action. Chef Bryan Voltaggio was in the kitchen, so getting to watch all the food prep with the owner and master chef on hand was a treat. The octopus was awesome and the bone marrow was too. I had the lamb’s neck and my wife had the local scallop, we split the Brussels sprouts. I usually try to get something on the menu I can’t find at the average restaurant when I go to Range. Everything is always cooked to perfection, service is top notch, and the kitchen is a great show.
The meal was great - the food was incredible. They just didn't really seem to be set up for Sunday brunch. When we showed up there was no one outside to check people in or seat them - the restaurant wasn't busy but it took forever to get service. Everything was just very slow. Our server was very nice but had all three tables that were occupied and couldn't get things done right . One tables order was wrong, our drinks sat at the bar for like 10 minutes before the bartender brought them over. If the food wasn't so amazing I would have been very disappointed. Order the side of bacon - it's worth it!!
Great pizzas, fries looked and tasted like Ore Ida frozen fries. Salads were fine. Service managed to be both intrusive and lacking. A waitress seemed to be constantly checking on us/ him. right after our waiter did. We waited quite a while to order drinks. The food came fast, but they brought the wrong pizza. Both the wrong pizza and the correct one then appeared on our bill. To their credit, they took the additional charge off the bill and comped us the other pizza but that took awhile. Overall, good food but overpriced a bit, especially with poor service. Not excited to return.
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