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VOLT

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4860 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Tasting Menu
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(301) 696-8658
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bryan Voltaggio
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 2nd and 3rd Street
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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.
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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.
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Come and join us for a special Mother's Day brunch at Volt, 11:30-2:00. Both a special 5 course tasting menu to celebrate Mom as well as Volt brunch a la carte classics will be available.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 4860 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 13 hours ago

Food was good but not great. Portions are small & pricey.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was absolutely amazing. For the quality (creativity, taste, etc) we felt that it was a good value. I would gladly return.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything from the food to the service was fantastic. We had a girls’ night to celebrate a birthday, and it was a great time for everyone. I have been determined to like beets, and if I had tried them at Volt the first time, I wouldn’t have had to try so hard!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Loved this experience!!! We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. The host, service and cooks all wished him a happy birthday! We did the chefs table with wine pairing. The food was fantastic and service was outstanding. We enjoyed speaking with Bryan and his sous chefs. I can’t thank them enough for this experience. We will be back!!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We truly enjoyed celebrating my husband's birthday at the Volt. He is a self described foodie whose goals include dinning at every fine restaurant within driving distance from home. This was our first visit to Volt. Each course was beautifully plated and delicious. The wine selection was varied and large. Hopefully we will return in a few months. The 45 minute drive was worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was incredible from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. The staff was exceptional, the food was perfection! The chefs table is worth every penny! Very accommodating with allergies as well!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

At a friend's recommendation, we went to Volt to celebrate a birthday. Wow, what a wonderful decision! We started with drinks: one well-balanced cocktail and a unique and very tasty beer, respectively. After viewing the menu, we chose to go a la carte, although the chef's tasting menu looked amazing. Our first and second courses were outstanding: surprising and delicious dishes that paired both everyday ingredients, like carrot, and exotic ones, like specialty mushrooms, with spices from various cultural cuisines. The desserts, including one on the house in honor of the birthday celebrant, were very good. But it was the main dishes that won our hearts. The service was impeccable from start to finish, and the attention to dietary restrictions was greatly appreciated. We will be going back to Volt, despite the 45-minute drive, as soon as we can find another reason to celebrate. Tuesdays deserve celebration, yes?

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The stand-outs for us were the fresh food quality, interesting and excellent combination of flavors, beautiful presentation and a wait staff that was just right: attentive and friendly rather than hovering and stuffy. This was not a meal that we could have prepared at home which made it a very enjoyable and worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Did the 15 course Chefs Counter menu. You might think that in 15 different plates you might find something that wasn’t exactly your taste, but every dish was fantastic. The wine pairing was spot on for each dish. At the end of the night when the chefs were asking which course was my favorite I honestly couldn’t answer because the entire experience was consistently great. The service was also excellent. All around the dining experience was stellar.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Wonderfully creative food preparation with beautiful plating. Delicious and healthy. Volt is an elegant restaurant with excellent service. It is a good place to go for a special occasion or if you want to try a place that excels in creating interesting ingredient combinations. The only negative was a heavy hand with the salt in two of my three dishes.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Absolutely fantastic! It was an wedding anniversary and I went for the whole enchilada, the Chef's Counter. We watched as our 16 perfect courses were made and the hardest part was not eating too fast. All was so good and there was seemingly always another on the way. Paired wine was worth the cost. Speaking of cost, as the saying goes, 'if you have to ask, you can't afford it'. But if 'found' money comes to you, the way as it did to me and you love great food, you can do no better than to enjoy it here.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had an excellent brunch - smoked salmon appetizers were very tasty and entrees were good also. I am glad that items are included on the brunch menu now for a supplemental charge - got to where we missed having something more than eggs or granola as options. Understand the economics of it all, but now good to have the option available. Service, as always, was spot on.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was delicious! As a non-meat eater (pescatarian) there were a number of good choices. There were a lot of egg options, but better than no meatless options at all. I had the cod which was excellent, but also an upcharge of $6. A bit of a turnoff, really.
Overall, the food and service were absolutely excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always outstanding service and experience

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We enjoyed the tasting menu for Easter Brunch. The food was exquisitely displayed and the combinations of textures and flavors was amazing. To go over the top a wine pairing was offered with each course and truly complimented and enhanced each! Fabulous!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food and the service were excellent. It was a very nice family occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Overall experience was great. Only comment is that we were seated at a table facing a Market St. window and the afternoon sun was blinding. Would suggest a pull-down shade for temporary protection at this time of the afternoon.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Overall, a very nice experience. We did the tasting menu, which provided a nice variety and chance to try a few things we might not have otherwise ordered. The salmon was phenomenal and the dessert was excellent. I thought the oats had an odd texture and the pork belly was just ok. Would highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The service was excellent, as was the atmosphere. I found the food to be average. I ordered the foie gras, which is one of my favorite dishes. Theirs was frozen and shaved with granola, it was terrible. I swapped it for the yellowfin tuna dish, which was much better.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The food was very good, but the portions were very very small.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We took advantage of a snow storm special for a belated birthday dinner well worth braving the elements for. I love the anticipation of seeing how the simple ingredients listed on the menu are translated on the plate and the tongue. We were never disappointed. From the amuse bouche to the take home chocolate chip cookie, we enjoyed every bite.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The tuna appetizer and chocolate strawberry dessert were amazing. The beet salad very nice but the cheese needed more substance. The cod entree grew on me but still a little bland. There was too much cabbage and the apple was all wrong. The cheese platter for dessert was wonderful but too rich and heavy - that would have been a remarkable appetizer. Service was too intrusive. Everyone was very pleasant though except the hostess seemed perturbed that I wouldn't go wait in the lounge. There was 1 seat sandwiched between 2 other parties at the bar and I didn't want a drink yet so why take up the space. She didn't even offer to take my coat.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I took my wife here for her birthday. The progression of courses and their composition in the chef's tasting menus was so thoughtful, I would call it intellectual; if it possessed the power of speech, that meal might have had several quite interesting things to say about, for example, music theory or federal budget priorities. Each of the (approximately) ten courses was presented with such pomp and finesse that they would have been absolutely presumptuous, if they had not each been some of the best tasting food I have ever eaten.
You should eat at this restaurant. And if you do, you might see my wife and I, for we shall surely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Ours was a birthday celebration (84th). We experienced gracious service together with creative menu choices exquisitely presented. Food preparation is nothing short of outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Incredible! Could not have asked for a better meal or better service! The surprise take home gift was so unexpected, but it was SO delicious 😉Thank you!

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Went for restaurant week so I am not sure how much that affected our meal. I thought the meal was solid, but nothing spectacular. Nothing I had left me saying I want to come back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

OMG... We had such a wonderful time eating at Volt as usual. The food was incredible. Every mouthful of each course was phenomenal. The service was impeccable . It is obvious how important it is for Volt that their customers walk away thoroughly content and happy after experiencing such a superb dining experience. I can never stop raving about how wonderful it is to dine at Volt.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My last visit about two years ago was a disappointment (over salted) but this visit was very so much better. Loved the roasted garlic soup.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Have been before but wanted to introduce my son and his fiance . We had to do restaurant week which was good but limited choices. Everyone enjoyed it and we will make another trip up there in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our overall experience at Volt was amazing. From the atmosphere to the staff and the mouth watering food.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

A nice surprise for restaurant week meal. Really well done and price was right..

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Brunch w gal pals

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was wonderful and perfectly prepared. We sat in the chefs kitchen so the it was a tad noisy and very bright. Also the tables were very close together and you could hear the conversations of the other tables.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My husband and I went to VOLT for the very first time last Friday during Frederick Restaurant Week and we LOVED it! They are a high end dining experience with the best customer service from the minute you walk into the door. I highly recommend this restaurant for date nights/special occasions!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I have been to this restaurant few times for set dinner, this time was for the Frederick Restaurant Week special dinner menu, the pork loin on the main course was disappointed, it was too dry and not much season.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Admittedly I had very high expectations based on all of the media reviews and personal recommendations. Unfortunately, however, I was disappointed. Even with Restaurant Week pricing I can not endorse the value point. Small portions, high prices. It wasn't that the food wasn't good, there just wasn't enough of it. Although the service people were very attentive, at times it felt like they were hovering and intrusive. Don't think I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Amazing!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Landing a reservation at Volt during Restaurant Week was a coup! The staff are so professional and attentive !

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Consistently exceptional service with absolutely wonderful food adds up to a world class experience! With new dishes added to the menu frequently, there's always something for everyone at a variety of price points. Nice beverage program, too with a great bar scene and wine list.
I started with the Hamachi with a subtle blending of perfect flavors. For main courses, I had the rib eye steak and my wife had the rockfish - delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Excellent restaurant in every sense. Food is exceptional and service is top-drawer.

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