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228 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701-5335 (Between 2nd and 3rd Street)
+1 301-696-8658
15:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Fri 15:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 21:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went for a date and had a great experience. It's a fantastic atmosphere with top notch service and incredible food. They get the little details right and that makes all the difference. As a young person, my date and I probably spent less than anyone else ever has there, but we still felt welcome. Definitely would recommend.

Thank Blake B
Alexandria, Virginia
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I are here last Friday night at the last minute. The space is lovely and our table by the window was nice. Some of the dishes were excellent and others disappointing. All were tiny. My fiancée's soup consisted of three tablespoons of liquid. The butternut squash macaroon with foie gras filling was great. Goat cheese ravioli was... More 

Thank minhnvu2014
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to Volt a few times and really liked it. We went for Valentine's after reserving one month out. We ordered the wine pairing with the meal. Things began well and then the wheels kind of fell off. The food would come but without the wine. As the courses progressed I think they were running out of the... More 

Thank ElizabethBWeb
Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a place to eat if you have an appetite, rather a laboratory/museum to taste and see experimental food. I think I prefer to see it on the Food network than pay $$$$ to be disatisfied with it in real life.

1 Thank croftonfoodie
Frederick, Maryland
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So while everything about Volt is great, they should be judged on a much tougher scale. Their food is beautiful. Staff needs to be a little more and seem less uptight. I've been there over 20 times and only now do they seem to recognize me. Don't go if you are too hungry. All that said, the bar scene is... More 

Thank adachaliee
Frederick, Maryland
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

So, I have been here three times before and frankly you kind of know what you are getting, a few really nice and somewhat unique dishes, some that are nothing to write home about, all dishes are small and some simply don't rate well. We had a dinner appointment for Kinship, in DC and since the weather turned on us... More 

2 Thank Rich H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

As my TA handle indicates, I am indeed a Culinary Snob. Having been in the food industry 30+ years, I am an avowed "foodie". My wife and I entered Volt with high expectations, and were woefully underwhelmed. We did the 15 course chef's counter experience, and split a wine pairing. That's $150 each for the food, and +$75 for the... More 

2 Thank CulinarySnob
Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The chefs truly prepare creative, unique selections; some I really enjoyed and some were just a little bit to over the top for my taste. Having been a few times over the past couple years, I have walked out each time with mixed feelings. The service tends to be a bit pretentious, which actually surprises and disappoints me each time.... More 

Thank David_J_from_Cville
Washington, DC
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We ate here last week. Overall, an enjoyable meal. Beautiful surround. Expert service. Our waitress was very keen to make sure we were pleased. Dinner for four (the twelve course tasting menu plus a 150 bottle of wine) was about 750.00, and so we should be pleased. Let's start with the positives: at times there was excellence. The tempura shrimp,... More 

1 Thank travelsonitsstomach
Frederick, Maryland
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is by far one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. Service is superior, food is well prepared and presented beautifully and staff is wonderful. You will not be sorry

Thank rsknight1969

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701-5335
    (Between 2nd and 3rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 301-696-8658
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?