VOLT

4.6
5356 reviews
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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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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first of many future visits.

A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was bland and cold. Some combinations of ingredients did not taste good at all. I wondered if the chef had actually tasted the food vs. trying for a visual effect. Portions were small for the price - and we ordered from the a la carte menu, not the tasting.

Service was overall good, but a bit too much, and one waitress was a bit rude and abrupt when asked a question.

We will not recommend, nor will we be back.

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great attentive service. Wine was excellent, food was well presented and delicious.

ND
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Saturday brunch at Volt was outstanding. Some of the best food and service we have ever had. Will definately be going back to Volt!!

LK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent! Really enjoyed our dining experience! Would definitely recommend!

HB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

This place was severely overrated. We had very high expectations and were severely disappointed the moment we step foot in the entryway. The hostess was off putting and not chipper. They sat us in the back near kitchen with not a soul around and zero view. The server came over and asked if we had been here before at which point we said no. She literally said, "the right side is a 10-course meal, the left side is a la carte, let me know when you are ready," then walked away. We asked to be moved to front and were placed at a table with a fabulous view. We were then greeted by another apathetic, somewhat snobby server. The menus were tattered and the walls were all scraped up. I asked to keep the drink menu and was told I couldn't because there were not enough for other guests. After ordering our drink, we made the decision that it was time to leave and go to a restaurant where our business was wanted. I do not recommend this establishment.

CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really artistic display of food. Great tastes also.

EL
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for our wedding anniversary midweek. The staff there combines ease and professionalism. The dishes we had were small but perfectly executed. A number of extras presented by the chef at no charge. A ravioli appetizer was truly delicious and memorable. A simple lettuce salad the same. Lavender ice cream dessert with strawberry mousse was a perfect conclusion. The cod main course was interesting; the salmon less so. Reasonable prices for wines by the glass despite a high-end menu.

JP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Love the environment. Can be a little pricey especially for the amount of food that you get.

DW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary experience all around!! The food was sensual, delicious, artistic, plentiful, and best we’ve ever had. The service was exceptional and kind.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for 11 years and the meal tonight was absolutely the best we have had here and they always have been good. The corn soup was delicious, the duck bolognese was always top notch, the filet was seasoned and cooked perfectly and super tender. Best filet I’ve had. Pork chop was also beautifully cooked.

LD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time. My wife and my 46 wedding anniversary Sunday evening. Great time and experience

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!

JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricy but you’re getting top notch food, interesting dishes, flavors, and textures, with great service. I was pleased that the wait staff were all very friendly and relaxed. Sometimes places like this get stuffy but not our staff. One server joked with us, another interacted because of the infant we had with us and actually showed us pictures of his young son. It all added up to a memorable dining experience.
I don’t know everyone’s names who served us but Stan was one and the hostess Onella was so friendly, welcoming, and kind.

FH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was very enjoyable. We will return for special occasions.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Prices are outrageous. Portions were small. Tried to fill us up on bread. Not worth the money.

JT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Bright happy atmosphere that makes fine dinning accessible! The staff was so warm and welcoming, joking and helpful- with recommendations not just limited to the menu. While the chef's tasting menu is a wonderful value and gave a great selection the best part of the meal was the ravioli. I would return for that alone! Also, be sure to ask the knowledgeable staff for a drink recommendation.

R
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is very good. Great experience. Expensive. Would recommend it for a special occasion.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat new dishes in a quiet venue. Serving staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about the food.

It is a bit expensive but you do get value for your money. We go once or twice a year for special occasions.

JF
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give another star for service I would. It was impeccable. The food was delicious and beautifully prepared.

8
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting

DC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice experience. Had the tasting menu. Was about any 8 out of 10.

b
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

First time there . Food was way too expensive for the small portions and menu very limited. Won’t be back.

f
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We sat outside (our request) as it was a lovely day. The food was really great. The service was exceptional. The restaurant is gorgeous. The patio could use a little TLC. We still enjoyed the meal and service - but it just seems like a missed opportunity.

Highly recommend!

G
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at VOLT and not disappointed. Although we did not have a lot of time because we had to leave for a play in Shepherdstown, we enjoyed an amazing carrot appetizer (ridiculously good) and each got a "second course" pasta for our entrees. The portions were smallish, because as the waiter explained they are intended to be "add-ons." But they were delicious and really the perfect amount. Two lovely bottles of wine later we agreed we would return for the tasting menu soon when we could spend more time.

h
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A definite special occasion restaurant. Food is very creative, almost like food art. Texture and taste very inventive. Expensive, but definitely worth the experience and if you like to eat "foodie" you won't be disappointed.

SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was excellent. Wine and pours were very good. Service was attentive and friendly, but pacing was too fast (first course served before pre-dinner drinks were served, no pause between courses). Beautiful old building, but interior was all new and a little austere. Would have been nice to keep more of the historical flavor. Overall a great dining experience.

c
Washington DC
195 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, I can't think of anything realistic that would have made this dinner better. Beautiful restaurant, upscale service, gorgeous plating and really fine food. We sat near the kitchen and watched as thing were happening with little spoken communication.

CF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The 15 course menu at the Chef table has good value but you better be hungry. The setting of the table could be better and the chefs are so busy that they don't care to even say hi to you so what is the point to have a chef table if we have no interaction with the chefs. Given a high cost meal, the service is only OK. You just don't feel very welcome. Our server when asked a question said "he doesn't even work here" Not sure if that is a joke that I cannot appreciate. I would recommend to go for a normal table and choose a lesser pre-fix menu.

AV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

We came for brunch at 12:30 on Sunday 7/21 and by 1pm. we were the only table in the restaurant. It was a little creepy to sit in an empty restaurant for Sunday brunch. Aside from the weird atmosphere, we were disappointed to find that they discontinued the pre-fixe brunch, which was best thing about Sunday Brunch. We have been coming for the last 7 years bringing out of town guests for a Volt experience. The food and staff were good, but it was just such a disappointing experience overall.

FR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Volt for our 10th anniversary and could not have been more pleased. The service was absolutely excellent, great ambiance, and meticulously prepared food. We will definitely be back.

BA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was for my wife’s 50th birthday. We both loved the food and service and highly recommend it for pretty much any occasion.

BF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a special occasion and the food and service were exceptional........they did not disappoint!!!

B
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christine was a great server. Outstanding experience all around.

JG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was memorable in particular. There were I believe three different people coming to our table and each person was very professional and friendly. They couldn't have been more perfect!

The room we were seated was nicely decorated and cozy (even if the Art Work was a little mod for our tastes).

Our meals were wonderfully presented and so delicious and even though the portions were on the small side for our hardly appetites, we left completely satisfied.

I come from a family of good cooks, so I am on the discriminating side. And because my brother-in-law, George Batlas, is MARYLAND CHEF OF THE YEAR, I find myself being especially aware of all the elements of a restaurant experience.

Thank you for a wonderful dining experience and we look for to coming back soon!

RJ
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience overall. Food was great. It would be great to add some more vegetarian options to the menu.

MH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, innovative menu, and elegant, quiet ambiance. Great restaurant for special occasions or when you just want to splurge.

PC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great experience with awesome food. We use it as our tradition for the anniversary.

TB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Superb restaurant to celebrate my friends birthday.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time. We have gone the last three years to celebrate our anniversary and I suspect to continue that tradition. Food is delicious and fun, ambiance is wonderful, and just a great date night.

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