VOLT

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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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MM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've been to VOLT before and the food was much better. The overall feel of the restaurant was a little worn, it seems to have lost it edge a bit. Having gone to Voltaggio Brothers Steak and Estuary, I feel the owner is putting more emphasis on his new projects than VOLT. It was a little disappointing because we took our daughter there for her 18th birthday and it just didn't pack the punch we were hoping for. Overall, it was a pleasant experience, but I think Brian Voltaggio needs to do some updates to the space.

DG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and great service. Wine paired great with everything. Great for a special occasion.

S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Knowledgeable staff is able to explain everything on the menu. Food arrives all at the same time and everyone knows where it goes. The food is really delicious, impeccably prepared and presented. An interesting menu of seasonal items is good value. We will be back

LN
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is creative and delicious. Go there for a special culinary experience.

J
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably good!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice but pricey. Excellent service. Probably the best I've ever had. Food was excellent and unusual. Something for everyone. Definitely recommend Volt for special occasions.

MC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our second time at Volt. The food this time wasn’t as good. I got the French toast and I hate to say this, but the toast was really tough. My husband loved his burger, but said the fries were just okay. The cheese plate was also underwhelming, we’ve had much better at the Wine Kitchen downtown. Maybe it was just an off day? We still like Volt and probably will return way in the future, but this time was just kind of a bummer.

JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal and wine pairings sublime. We had the tasting menu for lunch. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.

F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful Sunday brunch. Carrot vadovan appetizer was spectacular

PL
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I have been dying to try Volt for years. Sadly, I think I missed it’s glory days. Food and service running on reputation and not quality. Tasting menus had more so-so dishes than hits. Flavors muted or non-existent Service was rushed then slow. Such a disappointment.

d
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect.

KM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I think my only nudge would be the cost was a little high for the menu we were presented.

LL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Volt continues to be a wonderful gift to Frederick.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth the drive and money

BE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The first two courses were very good. My wife had the pork entree and it was definitely not tender. There was a good portion of pork but again the lack of tenderness detracted from the entree. I had the chicken cereal entree with mushrooms. Unless I misunderstood the menu description, there was no chicken that accompanied the mushrooms. The mushrooms were good and the entree was tasty but the lack of chicken was certainly surprising.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing dining experience! The chef’s tasting menu is superb, very creative, well thought of and perfectly balanced.

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic and well worth the drive from DC! Innovative appetizers, most particularly a carrot and coconut appetizer that was like an explosion of freshness in your mouth, as well as a delicious lobster congee. For the main courses, the homemade pastas were delicious, particularly the one with duck. The service was impeccable, and they send you on your way with wrapped cookies. All in all a delight!

RS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I loved the wonderful service immediate....
My appetizer was lovely and yummy...a bit over priced...
My octopus ..which I was so excited to have was a bit bland with its ingredients...not up to a higher rating..which I could...
Breads amazing ..butter way toooo salty.

JJ
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb.

JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Volt is the best thing you will ever taste. The only trouble is that you can't order everything you want because you can't eat it all in one sitting!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first of many future visits.

A
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
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 on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ND
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

HB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
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 on August 15, 2019
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.

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

This is a great place you must come with big appetite. Food is awesome and cocktail drinks are unbelievable. Ambience of the restaurant was fantastic and the staff was above and beyond. I will definitely be returning back again and again.

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.

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