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“Presentation and taste for the Discerning foodie”
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Ranked #19 of 427 Restaurants in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Between 2nd and 3rd Street
Description: 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. 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 palette 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.
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Bryan voltaggio has done it again. Volt is an eclectic an exciting experience for any foodie. Choose from the 3 course or 10 course menu and savor small plates with amazing flavors. You can also reserve a table in the kitchen and watch the magic happen.

On this particular night everything was perfect except for the lamb. It was not a great cut of meat and was undercooked which made it chewy.

While volt can be a little pricey, it's worth the experience.

1  Thank Rtwodogs
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

I have been here twice for lunch, and each time the food and the service was excellent. The menu changes and for me that it great. I like the different variety and the adult milkshakes? HELLO! Yes! All in all. Weather breakfast, lunch or dinner you will not go wrong with Volt.

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Thank Montika C
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Love going to Volt for brunch & dinner! Great food & impeccable service every time!! Lovely atmosphere in beautiful old building in downtown Frederick, MD. Everyone treats you as an honored guest here!!

Thank Cindy H
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This place has always been worth the trek from DC, and I still consider it superior to the restaurants this chef has now added in DC. The attentive staff will be the first exceptional experience you notice, and then the food will just blow you away! There is not one thing on the menu that will give you a bad experience, so order away and enjoy!

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Thank wileyc0y0te
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had a really great experience when we dined here. We were there as a couple and had an early reservation, right around the time they opened. I prefer eating either early or late so it's not crazy. Not sure how attentive the service is during the rush times but it was very attentive for us early in the evening on a Sunday. Attentive but without being overly formal.

We ordered the tasting menu and had a great variety of very tasty and beautifully plated dishes. I only ordered an a la carte glass of wine so I can't speak to the wine pairings. The waitress suggested a very nice dry white for me that I enjoyed.

We had an interesting amuse bouche - small round puffs of green onion meringue with dots of red onion glace and a dill sprig, filled with a foie gras mousse. This was actually one of my favorite dishes of the evening, and it was just the amuse! It melted in my mouth, the flavors were wonderfully balanced.

Our favorites were the savory duck carbonara, the beet salad, hangar steak (with onions, brown butter, and pickled leeks - fantastic flavor combinations and tender, medium rare done beef), and the passionfruit/mango/black sesame dessert. The chocolate-cinnamon ganache was also very tasty.

I didn't love the yellowfin tuna tartare. It was served with very large chunks and the chunks were tough to chew. I had some issues trying to eat this dish. I also didn't love the foie gras dish. The strawberry/pistachio combination was somehow cloyingly sweet. The presentation was beautiful though.

We finished with cups of coffee which was lovely and strong, good quality. They brought us out a pre-dessert consisting of a toasted coconut-rolled pineapple sorbet with toasted marshmallow. It was pretty good. They also followed up dessert with a dish of petit fours, and then a homemade chocolate chip cookie to take home.

The dining room never got packed or overly loud. I don't know if they stagger their reservations to accomplish this, or if the acoustics are just really good. The restrooms were pretty and modern, right by the kitchen.

Overall this was a fantastic experience and the dishes have multiple layers of complementary flavors that add to their experience. We would love to return, but it can't be frequent because it's on the pricey side. A great overall experience for us.

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Thank 1987porsche944
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