This restaurant was excellent! My husband and I were very pleased! We will be back.
Excellent food and service. Portion sizes were very small. Back dining room is very bright.
Everything from the ambiance, decor, service, to the cuisine was amazing. The gentleman who took care of us, Stan, was amazing. He was extremely patient with my fiance, who has quite a bit of dietary restrictions, and we never felt rushed. Overall experience was five-star, but Stan made the entire evening over the top
As always, Volt is terrific. There is simply no restaurant in the area that even comes close.
We went there for Valentine’s Day, and they couldn’t have made it any more special.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
Awesome evening! Thanks for everything.
We enjoyed a very delightful brunch on a Sunday. Service was excellent. There were varied and delicious food choices and a pleasant atmosphere. We were not rushed and could enjoy the meal and conversation. Volt is highly recommended and we will return.
Volt is an unforgettable experience. They were behind on our reservation but the staff was friendly and involved and we never felt forgotten. There’s no other word to describe the food other than amazing.
I had been previously and enjoy the menu more last time. It was OK this time but for the money felt it was not worth it.
This is an upscale, fine dinning venue. I have never been disappointed. The wonderful food and professional service combine for a memorable experience.
I selected Volt for a Valentines get together and my fiancée and friends loved it. The food and drink pairings were excellent and very creative. I saw chef Voltagio on Top Chef many years ago and have wanted to eat at Volt since it opened. It was well worth the wait.
My wife and I have been to Volt's on several occasions. We like the location, food, service, and the chance to experience something different (Sweetbreads this time). The quality and service have been consistent over the years. We never find anything we dislike, but sometimes we find items we enjoy more than others. Worth the trip every time.
We would go again. High end food but we were surprised that it cost significantly less than a high end restaurant that we had gone to in Potomac a few weeks ago.
The food was creative and delicious ! The staff was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu and attentive. I took my brother to Volt for his birthday and it was memorable one due to the amazing food and staff. We will like to try brunch another time.
Exceptional in every way. Service was very good and friendly but Frederick is not New York, London or Paris so the service here is Friendly but less “Professional” than this sort of price would usually demand.
Absolutely amazing. Wonderful service, food, atmosphere, and did I say food - yes, the food was exceptional! Worth every penny (and the drive from Baltimore).
Long waits between the courses ..... coffee was not offered until we were finished with dessert....they were very busy but still, it’s very pensive and very very small portions....
Went to Volt for brunch with a friend visiting from the west coast, and it really showed off the east coast food scene. Each course was creative without trying too hard, and we all loved our meals. The service is outstanding, too. You really feel welcome and appreciated as a guest. Highly recommend for special occasions.
What a great dining experience. I had been wanting to try VOLT for years and finally decided to make the trek from the VA burbs for my birthday. Boy, it did not disappoint. I would rank this as my #2 all time favorite meal and I’ve had to sit through a lot of bougie dinners for my work and also just because I like trying new food. The drinks were spot on. Every course had a purpose and you could taste more love with each bite. The best part? The peanut butter dessert made to taste like a PB&J sandwich when all mixed together. Everyone at my table was beyond impressed and can’t wait to come back for the summer menu. It’s pricey for sure, but it’s worth an every now and then splurge.
Amazing. It was out second visit to Volt. Both times were exceptional. The staff is wonderful and professional. They guide you through each menu item. Each dish is a work of art visually. The food is delicious too. My daughter has dietary restrictions anf the server and the chef altered several items to her needs. Wonderful!
We went to Sunday Brunch, there was a $35 menu, choose 3 options.
Every course was delicious, we added on the bacon and donut side dishes.
The Iced tea was the best we'd ever had, and the cappuccino was to die for.
We can't wait to go back and try the chef's tasting menu for dinner.
We had a great dinner experience at Volt. We sat at a table in kitchen and enjoyed the up close view of how the food was prepared. The atmosphere was just the right mix of upscale without being pretentious. The wine director, TJ, was an excellent resource and made perfect wine suggestions throughout the meal. Worth the drive from DC.
Volt never disappoints and is my go-to venue for celebrations and those special occasions.
The food is absolutely amazing and the service is impeccable.
Overall, VOLT met my expectations for a fancy restaurant owned/inspired by a famous chef. It is a wonderful experience for those in the Frederick, MD area. The food was very good, although we noted it is very heavy on seafood. The plates were presented esquisitely and we were given enough food that we were full at the end of the evening. We had a good discussion with the "wine director" and ordered a very good bottle at the low end of their price range ($40) that complemented our food well. We sat in the main dining room, which while in a historic building, did not elicit the building's charm. The better place to sit (which you can request), I think would have been in the "kitchen room" where you can watch the open kitchen. They also had a very cozy bar area for cocktails. Our seat unforunately was right next to the wait staff's staging area, near the main dining room entrance, so it was often loud with lots of distractions. But the service was outstanding and you get many unexpected extras. Overall, I would recommend it for special occassions without young kids.
They should have a few beers on tap.
I loved the staff!
Had such a great time! Will be back.
Good experience overall. We went there to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. Our waiters were very nice and professional and the food was delicious. We shared the tasting menu. A few of the items on the tasting menu were average but others were amazing. We didn't do the wine pairing but opted to have a few cocktails, no disappointment there.
Love Volt and the tasting table - having the brunch is a very low cost way to enjoy the restaurant and spend a day in downtown Frederick. The breads are amazing and the options of 3 to 5 course prix fixe menus make the experience easy and fun.
Thoroughly impressed by and grateful for every dimension of this exceptional dining experience. Am eager to return for another.
Volt is a gem in our town that I am so grateful for. I have been many times and the food is always delicious and interesting. Dining there is an experience. I have traveled extensively and have eaten all over the world at high end restaurants. I hate to write this but our experience this past weekend was just not that good.
We had the 8 course chef tasting menu. My biggest issue was the service. For the price, this should be an experience where we don't have to worry about having to switch drinks because the drinks were delivered wrong and then flagging someone down for silverware during several of the courses. They deliver the course and then walk away and no one is around when we realize we have no silverware. There were lots of people stopping by the table but the experience was frustrating. Ordering a glass of wine once the tasting began was an ordeal. We had to flag someone down to request a glass of wine. They brought us a drink menu and said they would get our server. Then someone took our order and 10 minutes later, came back with the wine. Halfway through the meal, our glasses were empty and we couldn't find anyone to get us another glass of wine....
We enjoyed ourself despite the poor service but it was very disappointing. Looking around the half filled dining room, I think that we are not the only one to experience this. A few years ago, it took weeks to get a reservation.
The food was outstanding and the service was fantastic!!!
I’d forgotten how much I enjoy Volt. Outstanding. Run don’t walk.
Over and Above is how I would describe the dining experience at the Chef’s Counter at Volt. it should be a bucket list item, it is that good. We made the drive from northern Virginia on a weekday afternoon in rush hour traffic. But From the moment we stepped into the restaurant, we forgot the stressful journey. We were greeted by the maître d' who explained how the evening would progress and confirmed our food allergies. The chefs modified courses to eliminate gluten for me and lactose for my sister. Each course was explained and the wine pairing was impeccable. There was such attention to details. At the Chef’s Counter, you can see the courses being prepared and that adds to the anticipation. The plating was beautiful and artistic for all 16 courses. it made you slow down and look at the detail on the plate before eating. Party in your mouth indeed. There is nothing better than good food, wine and eating with friends and family. Volt enhanced the experience and did not disappoint.
Thank you to the staff, chefs for a wonderful evening. You made my sister’s birthday special.
Really excellent service! Small plates but we got 3 courses and left full and happy. Great for special occasions or anniversaries.
We were celebrating a birthday and had a delightful experience. The service was super and our lunch was delicious. They did not rush us. Everyone was very pleasant. The building is very pretty.
Frederick is so fortunate to have Chef Voltaggio and Volt Restaurant! Truly world-class food and service; to reach this caliber, restaurant needs both! Very nice wine list with affordable wines and extravagant wines; just tell the wine guy what you are looking for, he's great! Ask to see the kitchen, too. It's a nearly soundless machine cranking out amazing dishes. Servers do things perfectly, more so than most people even realize!
What a great way to end 2017 and start 2018! I will be back!
It was our first time to volt. New Year’s Eve. We had some gift certificates and decided to use them. This restaurant is average at best. It was a tasting menu and out of 12 items that we ate maybe 4 were worth the trip...Ridiculously priced for what we got. I was really hoping I get to write something different here.
I had wanted to dine at VOLT for several years, and chose a holiday weekend to have an overnight in Frederick with my family. We infrequently dine at high end restaurants, and I was eagerly anticipating VOLT, but realized that I am somewhat naive. We had to make a somewhat late -8:30- reservation, and were surprised that half of the tables were empty when we arrived. Another reviewer commented on the same situation during her dining experience, and my family wondered if this was deliberate. There are many many servers, ready to fulfill any request, but they all seemed very formal. We would prefer our servers to be friendly rather than proper but detached. The restaurant was quiet, a positive feature for me, but we almost had to whisper in order for our conversation not to be overheard by the other diners.
The menu was largely composed of unusual ingredients, or unique food combinations, or inventive methods of food preparation. Presentation was five star. However, although we appreciated the creativity, the final products didn't necessarily taste better than more familiar recipes.
All in all, dining at VOLT was a memorable experience, but one that we are unlikely to repeat.
Michelin star quality menu, food preparation, taste and presentation. Expect to spend 2-3 hours enjoying your meal without being rushed, We simply loved it and expect to return as often as we can.
We had brunch and as expected it was delicious. As always, the staff was impeccable.