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Inside Unum, Opening Tonight in Georgetown


[R. Lopez, 1/26]

Though it only just announced itself two weeks ago, Unum will open its doors to the public at 5:30 tonight in Georgetown's old Mendocino Grille space. As has been noted, the 50-seat restaurant will be serving "new American" cuisine from former Equinox sous chef Phillip Blane, plus a separate menu for the 12-seater bar. Unum has more than 60 bottles of wine available plus a dozen by the glass — with an emphasis on California wines — plus craft beer and cocktails, of course. The space may be small, but check the gallery above to see some of the nice things they've done with the place.

Unum will be open for dinner seven nights a week and is already accepting reservations at 202-621-6959. They're also planning to launch both Saturday and Sunday brunch within the next few weeks. Here's the opening menus for both the bar and dinner.

UNUM BAR MENU:

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UNUM DINNER:

CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE
choose any variety three 12 / four 15 / five 18 / six 21
with assorted condiments & bread

thomasville tomme / mild semi firm / goat
oakspring derby / grassy cheddar /cow
mona / nutty & firm / sheep
humboldt fog / creamy / goat
maytag blue / peppery & sweet / cow


unum chicken liver mousse
lomo “lonza” / ham
hot coppa / pork
american prosciutto / iowa pork
saucisson sec “rosette de lyon” / pork
bresaola / beef

SMALLER
oysters three ways / 12
freshly shucked with apple mignonette, poached in garlic cream with caviar & fried with tomatillo cocktail sauce

caesar salad / 9
little gem lettuce, sunchoke chips, artichoke-parmesan custard

beet salad / 8
raw, pickled & roasted beets, lemon-goat cheese & vanilla-balsamic vinaigrette

grilled quail / 11
sautéed spinach, pistachio nuts & date demi-glace

unum salad / 8
petite oak & tango lettuce, endive, cherries, asian & bartlett pears & sherry vinaigrette

boneless shortrib pasta / 10/20
tagliatelle noodles, winter root vegetables,
red-wine braising jus

LARGER
grilled hanger steak / 24
jalapeno-crawfish grits, grilled okra & bbq sauce

rockfish “bouillabaisse” / 23
littleneck clams, mussels, rock shrimp, parsnip-potato cake & saffron broth
unum burger / 14
tillamook cheddar cheese, hot house tomato, carmelized onions, unum sauce & fries

smoked duck breast / 22
whipped potatoes, rainbow swiss chard & pomegranate sauce

roasted organic chicken / 18
jus of olives, dried fruit, capers, with roasted fingerling potatoes

pan seared arctic char / 24
sunchoke puree & sauté, jicama-citrus “slaw”

braised indian spiced lamb shank / 24
raisin-cashew cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cilantro-mint chutney

rosemary gnocchi / 9/17
oyster mushrooms, butternut squash, cranberries, brussels sprout petals & truffle butter

SIDES
6 each
crawfish-jalapeno grits / sautéed greens / french fries / cashew-raisin brussels sprouts / spicy japanese eggplant / creamy mushroom truffle mac n cheese

· Unum [Official Site]
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Unum

2917 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 202 621 6959

Unum

2917 M Street NW, Washington, DC

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