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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
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- 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
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.
delicious food, incredible ambiance, great staff!!
The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful. I'd highly recommend. You'll definitely need a reservation.
It has been and still remains food, service and taste way above the standards one would expect in a similar restaurant.
In my view the best restaurant in the district
Had some super fire French toast, and a cappuccino would recommend to my grandma her sister and her brother in law
This is my new favorite restaurant in DC. I wanted to try everything on the menu!
Nice place, but pretty noisy. It proved to be a bit hard to hear the person that I was with. Food was ok and the decor was nice.
My group really loved the Diner! We had blueberry pancakes straight from heaven, and chicken and waffles that rivaled LA's Rosco's! Friendly and attentive service rounded out a perfect brunch!
Great service, INCREDIBLE food. All four people in our party were blown away. Highly recommend the Corned Beef Hash, the Chicken Sandwich (the Sriracha Honey is so good), and the Brussel Sprouts.
Great service, amazing food
2nd time here. Food way richer than 1st time. Disappointed. Everything had way too much fat bordering on greasy = kale nachos, linguine w/ crab, shitake spring rolls. We were there early but service was still kind of slow.
Once again Unconventional Diner delivers. Finally made it to brunch and it was Awesome! Worth waking up for. Can’t wait to go back for dinner again. Highly recommend.
Service was quick and excellent. Food was fresh and delicious.
Delicious fried chicken. Also loved the cornbread muffins.
I have eaten here many times before. I felt like the food went down a notch--the chicken parm in particular, which I have loved, was somewhat overfried, the sauce didn't taste as good as usual, and the pasta too was not as tasty.
Each time I come, the food is amazing and the service is great!!
Everything was tasty, but my pet peeve is ordering a martini, getting charged $15, then i get 2 ounces of gin in a 5+ ounce martini glass. I said "is this a half martini?" and was told by our server "it's 2 ounces". Well serve it in a 2 ounce martini glass then or charge me $3-5 more to get a real martini in the 5 ounce glass. I just don't get it when a restaurant or bar thinks it's okay to serve a thimble of a martini in a regular martini glass. The optics are simply like "why bother" especially for martini lovers. Like i said, charge me more to get a real martini or change the size of your martini glasses to fit your thimble-like size of a martini serving.
Had a really nice brunch at Unconventional Diner! Really enjoyed all the food we ordered and the staff were very accommodating to dietary issues.
Great place to meet friends for dinner. Interesting takes on comfort food — all delicious!
Beautiful food, drinks and fabulous service!!
First time here. Everything was superb. The food, presentation & service was exceptional. Should be considered 1 of the top dinning destinations in DC. Shared corn muffins, fish sticks, lamb quesadilla & Lebanese fried rice. Server suggested to add falafel & hummus to the fried rice. An excellent idea! Each dish was delicious. Each had a glass of wine. A bit overpriced per glass. Can't wait to return to enjoy these and other dishes. Kudos to the chef!
As always, the brunch menu at Unconventional Diner was both unconventional and delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. We were with friends from out of town, and they were very impressed. So glad we chose Unconventional Diner for a “reunion” brunch.
Delicious meal. Different but not difficult to find something you want on the menu. Great place!
Excellent. I had (I cannot remember their name) roast beef with gravy over cheese and french fries. Very good, too big a serving. My wife the “Tip Top Chop”. A delicious salad with kale, quinoa, etc topped with cold smoked salmon. It was the best.
The service was very informative and prompt.
The only problem was I did not have enough room for dessert.
Good food, friendly service, reasonable portions. My only complaint was the noise level. High ceilings and hard surfaces make hearing people around a larger table very challenging.
Pozole was perfection, great artsy ambiance. Perfect for brunch with my college aged daughter. We shared soup and fried chicken sandwich, both amazing! Outstanding customer service, absolutely above and beyond.
The food here was delicious and just what I was looking for. Everyone in my party ordered something something different from the menu and we each enjoyed our meal very much and agreed we would come back again for more. The entrees we ordered were as follows: Chicken and Waffles, French Dip Poutine, Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich, and the Eggs Benedict which were all exquisite! The fizz drink options are also great!
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 1541 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.