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About VOLT

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.

228 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Lounge: Tuesday - Friday: 3:00 - close: Saturday - Sunday 11:30am - close

Cross Street:
Between 2nd and 3rd Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 696-8658

Website:
http://voltrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary parking starting at 5:00PM. Our lot is located adjacent to the front entrance to VOLT, off Market Street. Off street parking is also available in the Church Street Deck - located at 17 E. Church Street. Directions to entrance on Church Street:
From Market Street, take a right onto Church Street, then immediate left into parking garage.

Executive Chef:
Bryan Voltaggio

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining and meeting space is available in our Conservatory. The Conservatory seats between 6 - 12 persons. In the conservatory we offer audio | visual capabilities for presentations.
In addition to our Conservatory, we have the option of hosting your event in the Gallery. The Gallery showcases a collection of local artists work and can accommodate events up to 32 persons.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
VOLT is available for private parties and our dedicated dining team is on hand to assist in planning your event. Everything from menu selection to wine pairings can be custom designed for a memorable occasion.
We offer a number of settings for your private event.
The Conservatory is available for parties of up to 12 guests.
Audio/visual capabilities are available in the conservatory.
Chef's Dining Room can be reserved for parties of up to 20 guests.
The lounge may be available for larger parties.
Audio/visual capabilities are available.

For a wedding reception, social affair or corporate event, we offer the possibility of exclusive use of the restaurant. We can accommodate up to 70 guests for a seated dinner and 175 guests for a cocktail reception and provide the full attention of our entire staff.

To discuss availability and pricing please contact VOLT at (301) 696-8658.

VOLT Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (59)
Creative Cuisine (47)
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Tasting Menu (43)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Good for a Date (35)
Notable Wine List (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Local Ingredients (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Brunch (13)
Business Meals (12)
Cozy (11)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Authentic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Organic (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

As always, Volt is terrific. There is simply no restaurant in the area that even comes close.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
Awesome evening! Thanks for everything.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is an upscale, fine dinning venue. I have never been disappointed. The wonderful food and professional service combine for a memorable experience.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Absolutely amazing. Wonderful service, food, atmosphere, and did I say food - yes, the food was exceptional! Worth every penny (and the drive from Baltimore).

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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....

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

They should have a few beers on tap.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I loved the staff!
Had such a great time! Will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Thoroughly impressed by and grateful for every dimension of this exceptional dining experience. Am eager to return for another.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was outstanding and the service was fantastic!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I’d forgotten how much I enjoy Volt. Outstanding. Run don’t walk.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Really excellent service! Small plates but we got 3 courses and left full and happy. Great for special occasions or anniversaries.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (México)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had brunch and as expected it was delicious. As always, the staff was impeccable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

What an extraordinary meal. Volt was on my bucket list for the longest time. It did not disappoint, but rather exceeded expectations in every way.
We went for brunch, will be going back to visit our friends who live in the area and going again for dinner.
The brunch marvelous, every bite of food sheer perfection. The service was second to none.
Bravo, Chef Voltaggio and team!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Volt was perfect from the minute we arrived until we left. What a great dining experience! The ambiance is lovely, the wait staff incredibly poised, unobtrusive and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and the presentation was thoughtful. There were several "extras"--the amuse bouche, the after-dinner candies, and the chocolate chip cookie for the ride home! Very thoughtful. We will be back. Loved, loved, loved the whole experience! Thank you.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We have wanted to dine here for years and only just made it. From the amazing amuse bouche, through the 3 course menu and finishing with a complimentary plate of bite-size sweets and two fist sized cookies wrapped to go, the food was inventive, delicious and at times divine. All was presented with panache and served with ballet like precision. Not only did the experience live up to the hype, it exceeded it. We will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fifth or sixth time eating at Volt. Unfortunately, we are seeing a decline in almost every aspect. Waitstaff quite pretentious and inattentive. Took more than 20 minutes to get a cocktail after ordering one. Long wait between courses on a night with a lot of empty tables. Was seated next to where the utensils are gathered, so constantly noisy with waitstaff talking to each other over our two-person conversation. Some courses were excellent, some very mediocre. Portion sizes small, so we left still a bit hungry. Frankly, not worth the cost any longer. Will continue to frequent Voltaggio Brother's restaurant in the MGM National Harbor (which is excellent), but not Volt. Most disappointing was that Brian in the kitchen the night we were there, so we were expecting the best. At least they brought all of our courses this time. The last time we were there, they completely forgot our second courses and didn't seem to care about their error. Not sure why we even returned. Probably won't anytime soon.

Tags: Special Occasion
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