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“Overpriced for the quality” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Volt

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Ranked #10 of 393 Restaurants in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Overpriced for the quality”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We stayed for 1 night on a business trip and were in for a good restaurant after a days travel.
Service is good, friendly personnel.
First a drink; to get a "normal beer" is not an option, the chef seems to have decided that you have to have exotic, strange tasting beers that "match better with the food".
Menu looked a bit odd (50% fruits and vegetables), especially the explanation: "you better take the full six course because per course we do not serve a lot of food"...ok?! We decided to leave the menu for what is was and picked 2-3 courses each.
The wine menu was a bit of a struggle as well, probably this must be a money maker, no normal wines under USD 70,00 (at purchase level max USD 10,00, a 7x multiplier is not really customer friendly).
The food was a deception; first course was ok, although to many dominant flavours mixed and unbalanced for those prices.
Beef was a disaster; appr. 40% fat and too salty, accompanying other ingredients were again unbalanced.
Interesting was also the reaction of the restaurant after expressing our dissatisfacton; free wine and another free course (too dry lamb....)
Good thing is that they did not bill everything.
Overall; think twice if you want this for USD 100 per person.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

The best Brunch I ever had! Now this is Top Chef cooking. The staff was great and the food was even better, Can't wait to go back again and agian!

Visited April 2014
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Thank Petermay101
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Table 21 is a must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

We went to table 21 for my 30th birthday and we couldn't have been more pleased. The wait staff was wonderful and the food was out of this world! If you can't handle 21 different types of food, this is not the meal for you- I'd suggest dining in the restaurant instead.

Visited April 2014
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Thank RifleGirl28
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Walkersville, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Not for someone that likes to eat alot”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

The atmosphere is very nice and the staff is great. But I was very disappointed in the amount of food and the price was very high

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ryanha86
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

I had read a lot of the reviews, and selected Volt for a special evening to celebrate a special occasion. We were both very disappointed, and I'm sure we won't be back. Yes, the food was beautifully prepared and presented, and I'm sure only the freshest ingredients were used - and it was obvious, that every dish was created by a very skilled and talented chef. However, except for the bread (which I ordered 2 servings of) all the other dishes were really "far out", and as another reviewer said, "bland". For example, the pea soup was a cold soup, with frozen coconut. Well made, but why cold? My wife ordered one of the seafood dishes - I think, Rockfish, and it was about 1" square, if that. I had the (raw) Tuna, which I enjoyed, and my wife had a mushroom dish - both of which were good. We had 2 different desserts, both of which were pretty, but flavor-wise, nothing to write home about. It's as if they went out of their way to be "different", which is fine, but the final product(s) didn't live up to our (my wife agreed) expectations. It's a shame. Finally, the staff was very friendly and efficient.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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