|Bryan Voltaggio plans to bring popular Frederick restaurant Family Meal to One Loudoun.- Courtesy/Volt Restaurant|
Executive chef-owner Bryan Voltaggio plans to expand his popular Frederick, Md., Family Meal restaurant into One Loudoun this fall.
At 5,100 square feet, the restaurant will be slightly larger than the Family Meal location in Frederick, and the first of Voltaggio's restaurants to move into Virginia.
"I am very excited about the new development at One Loudoun as the location for our second Family Meal. The restaurant was first built on the thought that any meal shared at the table is the most important meal of the day. Gathering friends and family around food is what we do as chefs," said Voltaggio.
"In the growing community of Ashburn and all of Loudoun County, we felt there was a need to create that opportunity for any meal of the day."
The Frederick restaurant was built in an old Nissan car dealership.
"They like to be in unique spaces.," said Bill May, a vice president with Miller and Smith, the One Loudoun developers. "When Bryan and his partners came to this space, they said this is where we want to be."
Voltaggio, a Frederick native also owns Volt, a restaurant serving seasonal plates from a 19th century brownstone in Frederick.
His Washington D.C. restaurant Range serves meals using seasonal ingredients from the mid-Atlantic region.
Family Meal will take over space in the same building as Fresh Market at the corner of Russell Branch Parkway and Exchange Street, according to May.
The proposed location of the restaurant has space for plenty of sidewalk seating and good visibility from the road.
Family Meal is meant to be "a place for families to be together at any time of day."
"The name is apropos because it is homestyle," said May.
The restaurant's website explains the fare this way: "a modern take on comfort food classics."
A quick glance at menu offerings like deviled eggs, chicken pot pie fritters or shrimp and grits would do nothing to dispel that notion.
Voltaggio, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, was a season six contestant of Bravo's TV series “Top Chef” and a season five contestant of "Top Chef Masters."
It was also recently announced that Okada Japanese Steakhouse and a Washington Redskins Grill would go into the Route 7 development.