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About Unum Restaurant

Unum is a small, nearly hidden restaurant in the middle of Georgetown. Serving contemporary American food in a sophisticated but unpretentious setting. A favorite among locals, but we welcome visitors from across the globe (e pluribus unum, after all).

We will be serving brunch "Pop-Ups" the last 3 weekends in August and then closing for a little break over Labor Day Weekend.

2917 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Monday - Saturday 5:30 pm-10 pm


Cross Street:
29th & 30th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 621-6959

Website:
http://www.unumdc.com/

Parking Details:
See web site for Parking locations. Meter parking on M street.

Public Transit:
Circulator Bus to Georgetown. Closest metro is Foggy Bottom-GWU

Executive Chef:
Phillip Blane

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch

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Unum Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Normally very pleasant evening is had at UNUM. Not so this time, perhaps just an off night but neither service nor food was up to par. Also, tables were really close and the noise was much louder than normal. Might be a while before I return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Good cocktails and food. A good solid choice for an upscale meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

This is the third time that I have eaten at this restaurant. The food has always been very good but the service leaves something to be desired. The last time I was there they automatically put a tip in because our group consisted of 5 people which I was surprised about given that most restaurants only do that for groups of 6 or more. I would not have had a problem with this if I thought that the service deserved a 20% service charge. Not sure that I will go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent place. The food was superb and the service excellent. It was a last minute find but would highly recommend. The service was professional, friendly and refreshingly understated. Absolutely worth the trip to Georgetown from anywhere in the DC area.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything we had we really, really enjoyed. The lamb was out of this world! Scallops were cooked perfectly & the pasta with shrimp was heavenly. Nice staff and decent prices for how much you can get. Will definitely be back!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I chose this restaurant because the review I read said it was a less touristy, more neighborhood type restaurant. I was not disappointed. We were seated in the alcove to the side, and were able to carry on a conversation easily. I was impressed with the menu. While it is not lengthy, the offerings are varied and the option to order a half portion is such a nice touch. Four out of four meals (ranging from steak, to pasta, to fish, to pork) at our table were excellent. And, the service was exceptional. We all agree that we will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Really lovely atmosphere and inventive, delicious food. When the steak was not cooked to our liking, our server immediately responded by bringing another, cooked as requested, no questions asked. Then the chef/ owner came to the table to make sure everything was acceptable. A great spot! Highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was excellent however the experience was blemished by the service which was slow and very inattentive. It seemed that waiters would disappear for large chunks of time, go outside, or converse with each other. We were also sat right by the door which was cold and drafty and on us for not asking to move. My date and I shared the bronzino, scallops, squid ink, cauliflower, and creamed spinach. All the dishes were delicious and what kept us happy!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went to Unum prior to attending an event at the Kennedy Center. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The chicken dish was especially outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always great. One of the best restaurants in DC.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were a bit hesitant about trying Unum because of a few previous reviews about spotty service. As it turned out, the service could not have been better, starting with the hostess and continuing with the server and bartender. Food was delicious and nicely plated; I had the roasted cauliflower as an appetizer and can't wait to go back and order it again. The restaurant got somewhat noisy as the evening went on but if you're not old and a little hard of hearing like we are, you'll be fine. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a delicious meal at Unum. The food was creative, fresh, and very tasty.
The price was moderate compared to the quality of the cuisine.
The service was a bit distracted, but overall it was well-intentioned.
All together a very enjoyable dinner experience.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is a gem on M Street, where dining is otherwise humdrum. Being able to select a half entree allows one to sample more flavors. We were cozy and felt cared for, during an evening with friends.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great steak, amazing creamed spinach. My friends adored the rack of lamb and the mussels!

Nice and quiet even when pretty full. Great service. I come back a lot!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Meal was excellent as always. Server was great and made very nice suggestions. Ambience was very cozy. Always a favorite spot to dine.

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 (Boise)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This is not the first time I've eaten here but tonight the meal was not excellent. The staff and service was below par. The food was good though.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Poor service because the restaurant was understaffed. They literally forgot about us. We had to ask for our waiter to come with menus and then had to call the waiter back to take our order. They comped our drinks and apologized. Food was good otherwise.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Another wonderful meal at Unum. Great combinations of flavors in unique dishes that are clearly thought out and well executed yet without any fluff or pretentiousness. Very nice and accommodating staff. A really great little restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We enjoyed the food and the servers were very friendly and accommodating.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Unum was fantastic! The scallops were some of the best I have ever eaten. I kept talking about them on the way home. Being able to have half plates is a great idea that I wish more restaurants would do as I am not a big eater but still got try a few things. Service was polite and not intrusive at all. I don't know why there isn't a line out this place every night. Really one of the best restaurants in DC, certainly Georgetown. And it doesn't cost an arm and leg either!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

So glad Unum is in my neighborhood. Love the unusual menu, great service, and quiet table upon request. 1/2 portions are a great idea!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The scallops were the best I've ever had!! And the bone marrow with the roasted garlic and toasted bread was excellent. It was evident that the chef put a significant amount of care in crafting the menu and our dishes. I was extremely impressed. My compliments to the chef.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I have had great meals with excellent service at this restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Came here for a birthday celebration and everything was wonderful! We had cheese and salamis to start, then shared two pastas, perfectly cooked scallops, cod with clams in a bouillabaisse, duck tacos and even though we were stuffed they sent us a terrific dessert (with candle, no singing though!). We stayed late and they didn't bother us to leave. All in all it was a memorable night and we'll be back long before another birthday!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

As always, amazing food and service. A neighborhood gem.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The food was amazing and the staff couldn't have been better! The bartender made the best drinks (some were his own recipes!), the Host was super helpful and courteous, and we even got a special visit from the chef to wish the birthday girl a Happy Birthday! Will definitely return soon!

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on September 15, 2017

A very nice evening with very good food. The service was great and very friendly... Love being able to order half size dishes... a perfect amount of food for me!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

What a find! Away from overwrought, pretentious snobs or iphone obsessed millennials, this tiny restaurant-- which is hard to find-- is classy & delicious. Great choices with half plates available for most dishes, very nice wine list, reasonable prices and lovely staff. A must go.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

My favorite go-to restaurant in DC, gone bad. Huge decline. Half the items on menu were not available and the drinks were made by an amateur bartender. More than an hour between seating and ordering drinks. When the food came, it was subpar. Honestly... what happened??? A Great restaurant gone bad.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was great. Service was very good but they were too busy.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The ambience and the food is really good at Unum. The bartender makes amazing cocktails. The only downside was that once seated we did not have good service and one side dish came after we had basically finished our meal. The waiter didn't say anything about that or apologize. We had to track him down for more drinks and ask for bread when everyone else had theirs. I love the location and mostly sit at the bar where I always have great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very delicious food!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The place had great service and food. Its not a huge place but seating is still private while being able to people watch if you want. I had a couple of the cocktails there which were made to perfection and the food was just as amazing.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, People Watching
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

I really like the idea of half or full size orders. The food was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

the food was good, interesting and almost filling. The service was substandard. The hostess ... with reservations and after my wife had taken a nasty fall outside the restaurant ... was nothing less than rude and I will never go back

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Amazing meal, I'm a big foodie and everything was awesome! Will be back soon.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Wonderful in every way! Charming space, delicious food & friendly staff

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This reservation was cancelled on me an hour before my slotted time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

A spectacular dining experience!

Go here! The food is creative and yet simple? The wine list is appropriate and unpretentious and Dimitri behind the bar is a master!
Phillip, the owner, is so knowledgeable, gracious and unpretentious. This is the bistro you have been looking for.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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