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.
Food was outstanding.
I did restaurant week menu. Loved the beet salad. Enjoyed my meal
Cara and her staff are terrific and chef David continues to create delicious cuisine
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.
The most delicious pork shoulder and simply fantastic collard greens! Comfort food with style and panache.
Had the shrimp and grits, loved it. Appreciated that they noted the request for a quiet table and honored it.
My friend is traveling back to California after a 3 month internship, and we wanted to celebrate together. As usual, the U-D was fantastic; excellent food, service, atmosphere, and pricing. You are amazing!
We were at an Art Tour at the DC Convention Center- and we opted for this " unconventional" name flip for our dine-out- and it was a very good choice. The place is a mini art space all by itself- loved the square deco art on the walls. The food was good- especially- we ordered the Lebanese pilaf, roasted cauliflower and some pistachio ice cream- delectably served by a gracious waiter. It was full house so there was some wait time between entree and dessert- otherwise this was dining with much finesse at a "diner"- no less!
Get the Kale Nachos, they are delicious! Roberto was an excellent waiter. There were six of us and each meal was prepared perfectly. It's a delightful dinner restaurant.
The restaurant has a great, open vibe. The food is wonderfully fresh and tasty!
Great vegetarian options.
Great menu offering something new- not all the usual, tired brunch menu items. Good vegetarian options too. Service professional. The only issue is that it's a but loud for conversation.