For parties larger than six, please contact the restaurant at 202.847.0122.
There are no reservations required for Breakfast/Lunch Monday through Friday as it is Quick Service and we have plenty of space!
Please note we do not seat partial parties. We will only hold reservations for 15 minutes.
Great food but the service continually leaves a lot to be desired. This was my third time there and the service each time has been inattentive and slow. A shrieking baby next to our table with parents who didn't pick up on social cues to do something about it also detracted from the meal.
I went here for breakfast on a Sunday at 11 AM. I recommend reserving a table beforehand as a lot of people came in without a reservation, and found out they had to wait like 30 minutes to an hr to be seated. With that being said, the food was great. My table had French toast, pancakes, fried chicken, sausage, a waffle, and a mimosa on it. All of it was great. The portions here aren't too big, so you and your party can try out different options. There's also a lot of space inside the place, so you won't feel like you're crammed, which is uncommon for DC. Lol. I definitely recommend going to unconventional diner to dine!
Enjoyed my egg sandwich and merguez sausages. The Benedict was a bit funky, but OK. My son and daughter loved their shakes and detox smoothie. Service was a bit forgetful.
Service could have been better. Waitress was very friendly, but didn’t see her often. But, the food more than made up for it. Literally one of the best meals I have ever had. Will be back soon!
Food was outstanding. Service was incredibly meh. Kinda tarnished the image.
The food and service were delicious and wonderful. I loved the Chicken Parm Florentine
Food was outstanding.
I did restaurant week menu. Loved the beet salad. Enjoyed my meal
Delicious meal. Great value for restaurant week. Would definitely go back. Fried chicken was wonderful
Cara and her staff are terrific and chef David continues to create delicious cuisine
Love this restaurant, but a repeat visit during Restaurant Week was not up to the standard I have previously enjoyed. The food is always delicious- but please try to seat your Reservations on time. A seating 15 minutes late on a one hour lunch break really inhibits the diner's ability to enjoy.
TLDR: Go, the food is amazing, decor is fun, but please allow for a seating delay if you also have a one hour lunch break.
This was my first visit to the restaurant. I love the decor. The food and service was good. I look forward to going back again.
This was the best meal we’ve had in DC. Thanks for making our evening a special night.
Very fresh food made with care. Plenty of vegan options. Great ambience
A great place to go for people who have food allergies/intolerances. It's great that the menu includes information regarding major allergens or foods to avoid (not all, but some of the big ones), so you don't have to feel like a pain asking for the information. I went during restaurant week, so the restaurant was packed and the service was a little slow. I imagine this was only because of how busy restaurant week can be. The food was delicious, and I can't wait to go back.
After reading a few Yelp reviews, I wanted to find out for myself! As a foodie, I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely go back again!
Delicious meal! The dishes are very creative and the flavors are well balanced. Friendly staff and great service. A modern take on diner food.
I wanted to have dinner and celebrate my birthday with my girls and UD did not disappoint! Dino (manager) worked with me to accommodate my party of 10, even though it was restaurant week. I truly appreciate his responsiveness and warm welcome when we arrived!
We had the pot pie poppers, roasted cauliflower, cornbread muffins and chicken Parmesan. Everything was delicious but I especially loved the pot pie poppers and chicken parm.
I will definitely be back to try brunch!
restaurant week experience. sunny eggs and bacon was unique and yummy
Great food and lovely venue! Good brunch place, definitely reccomend.
Fantastic menu. It certainly has something for everyone, somewhat adventurous or conservative.
Service is outstanding.
Wonderful experience! Came for brunch. Server was incredibly friendly, gave great recommendations and efficient/unobtrusive service. Food was fantastic - had the Shakshuka and it was 10/10. My friend’s Chicken and Waffles looked so good. GM Dino is a gem. Thanks for a great time!
Really lovely brunch. Challenging to choose just one thing from the menu, but I decided to go with the Caribbean shrimp and grits. Perfect combination of sweet and spicy (quite spicy). The plantains were such an interesting sweet twist on traditional shrimp and grits. Would love to go back for the rest of the menu! They had another grits dish that sounded awesome. Restaurant is large and spaced out so easy to get a table but not crammed with people or too loud. The staff constantly refilled our waters and had our orders taken and to the table really quickly. Overall a solid experience that I would recommend!
Plenty of reservations available on the weekday we went for dinner between 5:00 and 6:00. Nice atmosphere and not loud.
Great service at the bar, delicious food will definitely go back again.
We have been hearing about this place for a while but had not tried it. We thought we might be taking a bit of a flyer, but we absolutely loved it and will look forward to returning soon. We ordered three appetizers (mezza, tostada, and broccolini) and that was very satisfactory for dinner
I absolutely love this place!
Service was great. Food-delicious as always!!
Food was tight, shake was dope. Sat us 15 minutes after our reservation then ten minutes before a waiter came over.
Very good food
End of summer internship celebration
The overall experience was excellent but it was too noisy to have a conversation easily.
We had a table on the sideline which was quieter. Food was great
The French toast was pretty awful, unless you like wet, soggy bread, I guess. It didn’t feel like it had cooked for nearly long enough. The Eggs Jamedict was yummy, as were the drinks (although we didn’t get our drinks until after our food came out - not a big deal, but... yeah).
The french toast, pancakes, and shakes are all amazing! Great quality, unique food in a nice environment!
Outstanding experience at the Unconventional Diner- wonderful, inventive cuisine and good service. Overall, an excellent value.
We loved our server, Keenya. She was very helpful and friendly. She helped us narrow down our choices. The food was outstanding. It was initially quiet but by 12:30 it was very loud. Restaurant was clean and the bus service was prompt and courteous. We will be back!
Our waitress, Kelley was excellent!!! The food, as always, was excellent!
The restaurant had a modern look with an open feel. Good food with unusual combinations of flavors. Great place for vegetarians.