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“Very good meal; very serious.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Volt

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Ranked #15 of 397 Restaurants in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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“Very good meal; very serious.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Volt was a wonderful experience all around. The bar offers spectacular drinks, made to perfection by the skilled bartenders. The bar is very small, so hope that it is not crowded.
Dinner was excellent and my group chose to order all courses. It is a little 'structured' in that everyone in your party has to coordinate how you will eat. All of the items that we had, which we each tasted, were works of art. Presentation is wonderful, portions are small as you would expect, and the offerings unique and delicious. The only criticism I would have is that the wait staff is remarkably serious about the menu and food - to the extent that it was sort of too much.
This is not a comfort food place; it is an artistic food place.

  • Visited December 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
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“Pricey but Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

I've been to Volt twice. Both times my food was excellent. The service is excellent. Expect to pay for the food, location and service.

  • Visited November 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Creative and exciting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

The "regular" restaurant is fantastic with creative food but there is enought more traditional fare everyone should find something. The Table21 pushes the edge a bit more, but if that is what you enjoy, it's great! The wine pairing were thoughtful and well done.

  • Visited December 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've had eaten there over the past few years and was not that impressed. But heard it had improved and boy has it The was great and there was less hovering of the staff.

  • Visited February 2014
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Frederick, Maryland
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“Exquisite, phenomenal, and well ... just sublime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've had the pleasure of eating at some of the top restaurants in the USA, and Volt is one of my favorites. The service is impeccable, the décor is pleasing, the wine list is impressive ... but most importantly, every bite is absolute splendor. Chef Voltaggio is one of the pioneers in high end "molecular gastronomy" - and his creations are as beautiful as they are delicious. It's hard to recommend a particular dish as the selection changes with the seasons, but go for the "tasting menu" with the accompanying wine paring if you're feeling extravagant (and if cost isn't an issue - you might want to double check the credit limit on your visa card before making reservations).

  • Visited February 2014
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