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Volt

228 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701ยท301-696-VOLT

Reviews (27)

El Foodo

Chow? You've found the place!! Never mind the dinero, your mouth will be h-a-p-p-y as a clam when you're finished. Yes, gang, for top-flight chow, just direct your feet to Volt's and chowder down big-time. I had lunch there not long ago, one of their big and good ones, and I did not feel a single tinge of hunger until dinner time! In this day and age, can any other restaurant -- or even Wendy's -- make that claim?

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February 5, 2012

Den in Frederick

A friend from DC heard about Volt and wanted to try it. He came out last night and we had the most amazing meal. First, Volt is in a cool old building that I've always wanted to see. I was surprised to see a very modern interior (make sure to check out the bathroom). We were seated in the Chef's Dining Room and had the seven course tasting menu. The Chef's dining room was very comfortable and we had a chance to watch the chefs at work. It was also fun to meet the guests at the other tables -- what interesting groups of people. Before our courses started arriving, the chef sent tastes of ceviche, tuna tartar, and an incredible watermelon with smoked trout roe. We had the wine tasting so I can't describe all of the courses but make sure to get the Heirloom Tomatoes (you haven't tasted a tomato until you taste Volt's tomatoes -- and I bet you've never had tomato ice cream at all, have you?). We had the pea soup with crab tempura which could have been a great meal on its own. The most amazing part about the whole menu was the mixed palate of tastes. I found myself scraping my bowls and plates to get every drop. We had a local cheese that was very nice, an excellent trout, and some kind of red meat that was a little bit too gamy for my taste (my companion assured me that it was wonderful). The final course was one I couldn't forget. Goat cheese cheesecake. That was the best thing I've ever tasted. And just when we thought we were through, Volt delivered a small tray with homemade chocolates and cookies. Wow! I'll be back

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May 8, 2011

Palettie.com

Well, well well! REAL Cultured Cuisine in Frederick!!!!! This restaurant far surpassed my expectations! I felt like I was a judge on iron chef. A Perfect palate was delivered in a timely fashion with a 5 course selection fit for a king. Considering the ingredients and the true culinary labor that went into each dish, it was well priced. I am quite the eater and as far as the portions being too small, get an educated clue......this IS how americans SHOULD be eating! There is no way possible to walk away unsatiated if you would just take the time to enjoy and contemplate what you are actually consuming! Without detailing each course, I can only say I have only given 5 stars to one other restaurant..........they did not give 1/2's so I could not bear to rate it a 4. I am a chef and own my own restaurant, the vot is not only delicious, it is inspiring. I wish thes gentlemen the very best and congratulations on bringing our area truly the classiest place within a huge radious. Can't wait to go back! Educate your palate! You will get what you pay for IF you are aware of what you are buying.............. Lettie Gordon ;)

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May 8, 2011

Jeanette Rice

My husband and I thought the food was delicious. The menu is based on 4 courses, and we were able to eat everything without being stuffed. That included the 4th course, which was dessert. It was fairly expensive, so we won't eat there often. It will be a treat when we do. The waitstaff was excellent and very knowledgeable. Everything overall was A++. We are definitely planning on coming back, and passing on our experience to our friends.

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May 8, 2011

GEM

This restaurant rivals any I've been to in DC or Baltimore. We took a day trip from Calvert County on 8/31/08 and stopped by for a late - 2 PM lunch. The food was fabulous. The portions were small but perfect and we didn't leave hungry. The presentation of the food was perfect and colorful. The service was also perfect. We will go out of our way to retun and this time for dinner.

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May 8, 2011

Anonymous

very very good

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May 8, 2011

Anonymous

Volt restaurant, the newest addition to the Frederick dining scene. I am so happy to see a place like this finally come to Maryland. However I do wish that it would have been a little better. I dined there several days ago, and I am sorry to say very dissapointed. Anyone saving up their money to eat here is going to think its a waste. The food was cold, and obviously sitting in the window for days. The flavor combinations clearly screamed that there was no real creativity in the kitchen. Sure the food was "ok", but for $400, people need it to be GREAT! I do hope that the place comes around, but until then, a negative post is all that they are worthy of.

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May 8, 2011

Crystal Walters

The BEST food in Frederick. Comparable only to The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulfer SPrings, WV. Exceptional service, knowledgeable staff and beautiful decor.

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May 8, 2011

stump

great food and the service was excellent.

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May 8, 2011

Tina

A+!

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May 8, 2011

Serejski

The food was really excellent. However, such a high culinary experience was unfortunately tarnished by two issues. First though we had a reservation we had to wait for 45' before being seated. The most serious issue has to do with the billing. Indeed, I ordered half a bottle of Chianti wine at $30. When the bill came, I noticed that I was charged $75 for the same half bottle. I did received apologizes but the blame was put on the computer! For me it is the responsibility of the personnel of a restaurant to double check that the bill handed over to the customer is correct. Trust is at stake. Finally I sent a letter to the manager but never got any reply.

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May 8, 2011

Lori and Dale

Wow. The tuna (if you like raw tuna that is) was mouth-wateringly INCREDIBLE, as was the shitake soup (I'm sure that's not what it was called but you used a spoon to eat it) appetizer. It was WOW. Buttery and mushroomy and WOW. My husband and I couldn't decide which was better as an appetizer. Shared the goat-cheese ravioli for a second course and it was lovely. Ask Neil to pair a wine with any course and he comes through in SPADES. We had him pair EVERYTHING. The cabernet he paired with my husband's beef entree was FABULOUS. My arctic char was incredible. Dessert was the apple tart (can't remember the whole name I'm so sorry but couldn't pronounce 2/3rds of the menu anyway). 2 incredible appetizers, 1 lovely second course, 2 great main courses, 1 lovely dessert and 6 glasses of wine later... best dinner we ever had. Cost us $206 (plus tip) but was an amazing dinner. Got to meet Bryan Voltaggio (chef) and got a tour of the kitchen, etc. You guys have GOT to try this place. We will def go back.

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May 8, 2011

Pepe

Volt is excellent. The food is great, and the service is splendid. The bar lunch is a bargain for a place of this class.

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May 8, 2011

Anonymous

Best dinner we've ever had, bar none. Had a blast with the serving staff who were attentive and informed. Meeting B.V. was a special treat and we enjoyed the tour. Will def go back.

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May 8, 2011

Anonymous

Frederick should bow down to the culinary talents of Bryan Voltaggio and be thankful to have him here. I have eaten some of the best meals of my life at Volt surpassing those prepared by chefs such as Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck and Masaharu Morimoto. By far the best restaurant Frederick has ever seen. Volt leaves the Tasting Room and Monocacy Crossing at a distant 2nd and 3rd place.

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May 8, 2011

Ben Palmer

The best food in Frederick. This is where I would take a corporate executive, world-famous musician, beautiful woman, or a street person for a treat. Chef brian Voltaggio will justifiably be up for TOP Chef this year. One cannot reach perfection like this without great sous-chefs and staff too. Brian obviously likes eating because the recipes like the yellowfin tuna sashimi have perfect complements and flavorings ...not too much or something thrown in that I don't like or overwhelms the delicate sashimi. The Sea Foam Oysters were perfect and unique - at least to me. Save up your money and go to VOLT.

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May 8, 2011

JayCee

Very good food. We enjoyed the six course meal at the chef's table. Everything was very good, though there were some extremely odd flavor combinations. I would go again, though only on a special occasion as it was very pricey.

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May 8, 2011

Anonymous

Volt was of my dining experiences anywhere near frederick. They treat you like a king and the classic american cuisine is always better than teh best you can remember.

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May 8, 2011

Lisa

This is the only place to go! Frederick has stepped up a notch. I feel like I am in New York, but with fresh locally grown food. Bravo Brian Voltaggio our "Top Chef"! Top notch gourmet food served by a true professional!

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May 8, 2011

Anonymous

I have had dessert and dinner here (2 occasions) and was truly impressed by the staff -- very friendly and competent. Food was great during restaurant week -- not the cheapest place in town by any means, but a very enjoyable treat. Would recommend it to any one looking for "that special place".

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May 8, 2011

ooze2b

I've never had a dining experience where the food was so intentionally crafted to create a specific taste in my mouth. Cucumber sorbet? Beet profiterole? Delicious. Bring lots of money

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May 8, 2011

ooze2b

You've seen him on Top Chef, now try his restaurant. It is very pricey, as you should expect. However, I've never had a better meal. I was especially surprised by the cucumber sorbet. Can't afford to go there every day, but will go at any chance I get.

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May 8, 2011

Jared Baine

Please, stop comparing them to 5 star restaurants. Its just not fair to the other places!

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February 21, 2009

Anonymous

crazy expensive, left hungry . They definitely don't give u much food

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October 30, 2011

Anonymous

I've lived in NY all my life and moved here four years ago and Haven't and never will eat here but I've been to the bar with friend several times - I prefer to pay good money for drinks and food but this is Frederick not NYC and Volt is not a NYC bar. Bartenders are unjustifiably arrogant and inattentive - they would barely make it in a Blarney Stone in NY.

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June 17, 2011

DCHamlinII

Not worth the money.

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May 8, 2011

Brian

I was hungry when I got there, spent $125 on 2 people left hungry

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