Voltaggio's Range announced for fall 2012

It's official. Range, the long-discussed next project from

Bryan Voltaggio

, has been officially announced for a fall opening at the Chevy Chase Pavilion in

Washington, D.C.

Range, the press announcement says, "will not simply be a contemporary American restaurant. It will focus on lesser-used cuts of meat, game, fowl, and seafood."

The whole-animal approach, which will put shoulders, legs and offal on the menu, "will be the specialties on the menu rather than more popular, conventional market steak cuts."

The 14,000 square foot restaurant will have seating for approximately 275 diners an open kitchen design where guests can interact with the chefs and have a complete view of the kitchen action. Range marks Voltaggio's return to Washington, D.C., where he worked at Charlie Palmer Steak before opening


in Frederick.