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  • Review Count
    2
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  • First Review
    March 21, 2015
  • Last Review
    March 21, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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Situated in the heart of the upscale Chevy Chase shopping district, the decor of this two-level restaurant celebrates the golden age of travel with steamships, planes, and the famed Orient Express rail line. Chef Derrick Jackson uses flavorful, fresh ingredients to prepare American-style cuisine in the Travel Rooms on the main level, or in the casual atmosphere of the downstairs Race Bar and Dining Room. Bar on main level, and a new outside bar and dining area.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2010
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our waitress was so helpful and gave us great recommendations. Clyde's delivers as always! I did not care for my drink and she immediately brought me another one which was delicious. My colleague was equally impressed by the food, ambiance and service!"
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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RANGE by Chef Bryan Voltaggio offers modern interpretations using seasonal ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic region prepared through classic and progressive techniques. From salumeria, bakery, and raw bar, to the rotisserie and wood fired hearth, each of the state-of-the-art open kitchens showcases the craftsmanship of the chefs.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Sloppy Customer Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2010
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"From the onset, I was disappointed. I took my colleague to Range during an important business meeting and I was hoping Range would impress her and reflect well on me in the process. As soon as we arrived, the hostess acted very strange and confused. I had to repeat my name and reservation several times and she looked at me with a blank stare. I felt like I was begging for a table that I had already booked. No big deal but then the other man mumbled something that neither one of us could understand and told us we need to "wait". The place was relatively empty so I thought it was odd. He said he needed to print more menus before we could enter the restaurant. I am no expert on customer service but if I had been the hostess under this predicament, I would have seated us at the table and then went and printed menus to bring us. I have never had a restaurant (besides Applebess) hand you a menu before you are brought to your table, anyway!
My other pet peeve is when there are plenty of open tables yet the waitress decides to cram us in right next to two other couples. The tables were so close that we could literally hear both conversations at the same time and could not even talk with each other as it was so loud. I would have no qualms about this aside from the fact that there were PLENTY of open tables elsewhere in the restaurant. I never understand why servers place people on top of each other except for their own convenience.
The food was bland, at best. The overpriced drinks were very weak and bland. The salad I had ordered was quite bare with the scantest morsels of toppings I have ever seen. I will say the roasted veggies were delicious but that was the highlight for me. I wish I could have a better experience here as the location is supreme...
What a pity."
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2010
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