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For parties larger than six, please contact the restaurant at 202.847.0122.
Reservations are strongly encouraged and available up to 60 days prior to date of dining.
We encourage all complete parties arrive on time as we are only able to hold your reservation 15 minutes beyond your reserved time.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Pot Pie Poppers
Chicken | Peas | Carrots
Zucchini | Lemon | Pine Nuts
Confit Egg Yolk | Pickled Fresno | Lime. Gluten-free, Multi-grain Bread Option Available
I get it, it’s the name of the place, Unconventional but how bout a few dishes we all know and love. I went here with a friend but we were at a total loss on what to order. I found it weird not unconventional.
That being said, they had all the Covid protocols in place. I felt safe. Our waiter was outstanding and tried to point us in the right direction.
The food seemed overpriced...to each their own, but I don’t think I’ll be returning anytime soon.
great food, attentive service. Get the chicken and waffles, and the falafel/cauliflower salad.
Love the food, the atmosphere and the service!
The waiter was very rude to us & acted inappropriately.
Always excellent, love the food and the service was great.
Nice experience. Food was very enjoyable with good service.
The customer service and food was amazing!
Wonderful attention to detail in regards to covid 19 precautions!
Good food and service. Those blueberry pancakes are heaven.
Great food. A slight twist on your favorites but all very delicious!!
First time back here post lockdown. Service is impeccable as always and food is delicious. There are clear plexi glass dividers between tables, which is great. The restaurant is big and tables are spaced out enough so you are socially distanced.
Great place. Good food originally served. Definitely recommend.
Clever and interesting menu. Everything we had was delicious. Great brunch spot
Amazing 👏 glad to have them back!! Very warm and welcoming greeting. James provided amazing customer service. Food was spectacular as always. It was great to see all the post pandemic changes. I felt very secure and tactfully spaced. Dining felt like normal. Thank you UD
The food here is amazing, as is the service. The restaurant has a very delicate decor that has a soft modern flow, but very comfortable. Their vegan and vegetarian options are delicious, as was their meat options. I would definitely recommend this place.
I have been here twice so far and both times were so great. The service and the food is so amazing. I feel the drinks are overpriced ($11 for a flute of some cheap orange juice and sparkling wine) but the food is spectacular. Also, they’re doing a great job taking precautions for their guests and employees during the pandemic. Definitely worth the drive (I’m from Baltimore) and money! I will be back soon to try more items!
I'm a firm believer that Unconventional Diner has one of the best brunches in the city bcus of how non traditional their menu is. The service and food were great as usual. They also have adapted nicely to the pandemic and I felt very safe. All the staff had on masks, they had a separate entrance and exit to improve the flow of traffic and they also had plexi glass in between the booth tables which highly impressed me.
One of the best places DC has to offer. I will be attending again for the delicious brunch i heard about!
It was a spontaneous brunch to the unconventional dinner, we really enjoyed the food and the service so much.
Very impressed with everything.
Best pancakes I’ve ever had
Open as part of DC phase 2, complete with QR coded menu and Plexiglas between tables. Food and service were excellent. Nice drink options from the bar too.
Food was amazing and the interior was very clean / sanitized frequently
My boyfriend and I were in visiting from PA, and this was the perfect place for us! We loved the food and the atmosphere of the diner itself and can’t wait to come back to DC to eat there again! Definitely somewhere we will always keep in our lists of to-dos when returning!
During Covid 19 crisis the restaurant was very compliant with current guidelines.
Good food and service!
The best French Toast! Excellent coffee. Avocado toast got rave reviews and the Moroccan grits!
We could not have asked for a better dining experience!! Biscuit Benedict and spicy chicken sandwich were some of the best brunch entres we have had in DC!
Amazing place and awesome staff! I would definitely recommend visiting this restaurant!
Food was delicious. The corn bread waffle and plantains in shrimp and grits were phenomenal. Staff was very friendly and did a good job following social distancing guidelines.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Unconventional Diner. The cocktails were delicious. The food was good. I would recommend this restaurant to others!
Amazing service, and every dish/drink we tried was delicious!
Great food and service......couldn't ask for more!
Amazing food as always & so reasonable. A true gem
My roommate and I went here for my birthday brunch. She got the corned beef hash and I got the chicken and waffles. We highly recommend both. This is a spicier chicken and waffles but it was incredible and the gravy is unreal good. We got the china doll/girl drink to start. Little sweeter than we both prefer but a fun drink to have. Then she got the cocktail with espresso and I got the beasts of burden. Both were great but we HIGHLY RECOMMEND the espresso cocktail. Holy smokes it’s like cold brew/latte esq and sooo good. We wish we had just done two rounds of that. Overall great meal.
Excellent food... excellent service - the GM and Felix were outstanding.
The service was wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious!
Best brunch in dc, different to other restaurant that do brunch
Great food with traditional and unique options. Warm, kind attentive service. Cool, low key atmosphere. I was working out of town and my family visited me here - they discovered this place. We came here four times over two and a half weeks. They sweetly gave us a complimentary dessert on the fourth visit. I will definitely return here to eat again the next time I’m in DC. Loved everything about my experience!!!
Such a creative and interesting menu. The food and service were excellent. I'll definitely be back to try more of the food.
Unconventional Diner does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Unconventional Diner also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 847-0122.
Unconventional Diner is rated 4.7 stars by 1567 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.