Voltaggio’s Newest Creation

Many of you probably know Bryan Voltaggio who was runner-up on Top Chef several years ago. He opened a restaurant in Frederick, MD called “Volt”. Although it’s difficult to get a reservation and a bit pricier than we’re used to, I’ve only heard good things about it.

Bryan recently opened another restaurant in Frederick called “Family Menu” that we visited tonight. All I can say is “WOW”. I would highly recommend it. It was the best food I’ve ever tasted! Everything was fresh (we actually saw a farmer dropping off food), organic and absolutely delicious. It has a 1960’s diner feel – all the waiters wear Levi jeans, Chucks and aprons. The actual building is an old Nissan dealership that they converted into a restaurant. Although in a slightly odd location, the building itself was quite impressive.

Great exterior and design that continues inside

A simple twist on everyday American food. But they also serve unique dishes like frog legs and pig ears.

The modern bar and kitchen

My husband ordered the fried chicken, biscuits and pickles. He said it was the best fried chicken he’s ever eaten. There was nothing left in the dish at the end of the night.

I ordered the Flat Iron Steak with caramelized onions, mushrooms and béarnaise. Hands down, best steak I’ve ever tasted!

Another huge hit! You have a choice of either duck fat or peanut oil fries. We chose the duck despite how odd it sounds. They had two dipping sauces that didn’t last long. One was a marinara and the other a garlic butter. We didn’t have dessert, but it also looked great.

We ended our night with a spontaneous walk around Best Farm…just another great date night in Frederick!

 

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