The cozy Georgetown space once occupied by Mendocino Grille is now home to a new occupant: Unum.
The husband and wife team of Phillip Blane and Laura Schiller are serving a menu of new American cuisine. Blane was most recently sous chef at Equinox under Todd Gray.
On the menu: grilled quail with sautéed greens, pistachio nuts and a date sauce; four onion soup with slow roasted Spanish onions, crispy shallots, caramelized Cipollinis and fresh chives; smoked duck breast with rainbow Swiss chard and pomegranate sauce; and Indian spiced lamb shank with cauliflower, raisins, cashews and cilantro-mint chutney.
Appetizers are priced $8-12 and entrees $14-$24.
Unum also offers a bar menu with snacks like cod and chorizo tater tots and truffle mac and cheese. For imbibing, the restaurant pours more than a dozen wines by the glass, focusing on California labels, as well as a selection of craft cocktails.
Plans also call for weekend brunch.
2917 M St. NW