By Marie Gilmore
Within the MGM National Harbor, there is a foodie’s delight. Several great restaurants but the highlight is the intimate and decadent setting of the Voltaggio Brothers Steak House centrally located within the resort hotel. Despite being directly outside of the entrance to a world-class casino, diners will want to dress to impress and make a reservation for this great restaurant.
Arrive early and grab a seat in the library bar and sample a craft cocktail or single-malt before dinner. Once seated, the menu draws inspiration from the brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, best known for their appearances during the Emmy-winning season of Top Chef.
The pair has designed a modern Steak House with dishes drawing inspiration from their home state of Maryland amid nostalgic design details and contemporary furnishings that produce a feeling of coming home.
The restaurant menu features both familiar and nuanced offerings such as dry-aged cuts and playful riffs on classic steakhouse fare including shrimp cocktail, wedge salad and the twice-baked potato. Reflective of its namesake, the space itself mirrors a home complete with nostalgic design elements and childhood photos of the Voltaggio family.
During our meal, which was the perfect start to a concert evening, we sampled the tasting menu, a great option for a good overview of the extensive menu. Options include choice of salad, choice of entree, shared side and choice of dessert.
Try the Beefsteak Tomato Heart salad with homemade Burrata cheese, olive, basil to start accompanied by homemade Parker House Rolls, followed by the eight-ounce Wagyu Flat Iron Steak cooked to order with rich and decadent Macaroni & Cheese with three-year aged Cheddar and finished with the Upside Down Lemon Tart with aerated lemon, fennel, pollen, brown butter and whipped maple.
A full menu is also available along with an extensive wine list and hand crafted cocktails from the bar.
If given the chance, make a reservation at Voltaggio Brothers and enjoy an excellent night out.
Open every day at 5 p.m. Visit mgmnationalharbor.com for reservations.