We went for our anniversary and I was very pleased with the choice. The setting is lovely, a historic townhouse with updated modern lighting, sparely decorated but comfortable. I thought it was a bit bright, though some who don't like dim, candlelit restaurants might appreciate the lighting. The cocktails were well-crafted, which is to be expected in a high-end dining room, and were also reasonably priced for the setting. As is also typical of high-end modern restaurants, the dishes were very small portions, so it makes sense to order at least four and as many as five courses from the a la carte menu or else go with the 6 course $95 tasting menu if you and everyone else at your table like the sound of everything that is being offered that night. Overall, I thought the executions were creative and tasty but in some cases a bit one-dimensional.If I were to quibble there was a bit too much sweetness in some of the dishes. The cocoa beet salad needed some salt or some sort of smoky meat accent to offset the sweetness of the beets and cocoa crumble, and the apple wheat roll was much too sweet to go with the particular dry white wine we were drinking. I enjoyed the unusual calamari bolognese with squid ink cavatelli, and the black bass in particular, but the arctic char, while very good, was more like an appetizer serving of olive oil infused gravlax, which I didn't quite expect as it was not described as such. One odd aspect of the menu is that not all the dishes are described in detail, some just list the ingredients while others describe the preparation so there is a bit of a surprise aspect, which may be what the chef is going for here. If I were to compare Volt to the Tasting Room and the a la carte dining room at Restaurant Eve, Volt is more of a cool kid in attitude and style. However you will get better value, more "luxe" ingredients, and a higher level of cuisine and pampering at Restaurant Eve, for basically the same cost.
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