Range isn't just a dinner destination anymore.
Starting this week, Range—celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio's new restaurant, which opened in the Chevy Chase Pavilion last December—is open for lunch, too.
Reservations still are recommended, and may be made online at www.voltrange.com or by calling Range at 202-803-8020, according to a restaurant news statement.
The lunch menu is mostly the same as the dinner menu, with the addition of a burger and a $30 set-price lunch option, according to the restaurant.
Range now is open Sundays through Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., at the newly renovated Chevy Chase Pavilion (5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC).
Range's menu is meat-centric, offering menu items such as potted foie gras, rabbit, scrapple, pork shanks and cheeks, beef marrow bones, veal heart, veal sweetbreads and whole roasted rabbit, "hunter style." Shellfish options include oysters, shrimp, crabs and lobster. Fish dishes include rockfish and black cod with barbecued hazelnuts. There are also many vegetarian options available, Patch reported.
The food is prepared in open kitchens, so that diners may watch the food go through all of the preparation phases. Large spits roast whole chickens, and chefs prepare sushi, candy, pasta and pizza dough for all to see. Read more about the restaurant on Chevy Chase Patch.
Next-door to Range (inside the Chevy Chase Pavilion) is the Civil Cigar Lounge, which opened last month, and which serves small plates catered by Range. Read more about the cigar lounge on Patch.
And case you have tried Range and were impressed by the quality of the veggies, you can soon get produce from the same farm that Voltaggio relies on.
Big White Barn Produce, which supplies Voltaggio's restaurants in Chevy Chase and Frederick, Md., is bringing its community supported agriculture service to Georgetown this season. The pick-up location will be at a home on 35th Street just up the hill from Dixie Liquor.
See photos of the food and its preparation on Patch.
Have you tried Range yet? If so, what were your favorite menu items? Tell us in the comments.