In recent years, Washingtonians seeking culinary thrills have happily trekked 50 miles out to Frederick, Maryland, to dine at Bryan Voltaggio’s restaurant Volt. They don’t have to any more, now that Voltaggio has opened Range, his new restaurant inside an upmarket shopping mall in DC’s Friendship Heights neighborhood. It’s a massive space with 300 seats, and the equally sprawling menu spans simple dishes like pan-roasted chicken with lemon, garlic and rosemary, to more adventurous fare such as kimchee linguine with scallops and grilled beef heart with chimichurri. Don’t miss the excellent fresh-baked bread and the candy cart.
Chevy Chase Pavilion
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
|Cross street:||at Military Road|
|Opening hours:||5.30–11pm daily|
|Transport:||Friendship Heights Metro|
|Price:||Main courses $13–$45|