My wife and I celebrated her birthday this past Saturday night at Unum's. This was our second visit, the first being about two years ago, as I found my previous review on Tripadvisor. We will not wait that long to visit again.
We made a 6:30 reservation and the restaurant was not very busy when we were seated, however when we left about 2 hours later they were busy. We were seated promptly and then greeted by Stephen Williams, one of the owners, who welcomed us back. Stephen visited us at least two or three more times during our meal to see that all was going well. He is genuinely interested in making your dining experience one that you will enjoy.
We each had a drink from the specialty drink menu, and both were excellent.
We decided to split an appetizer of fried lobster ravioli, there were 6 ravioli's lightly fried with accompanying sauce and what I would describe as a chutney. There was plenty for two to share.
My wife ordered a spinach apple salad, and I had the grilled romaine hearts with bacon jam. Both salads were deliscious. The grilled romaine hearts salad was enormous, almost enough to be an entree. I would not hesitate to get this again, it was absolutely the best!
For entrees my wife ordered lamb chops, with a blueberry sauce, mixed vegetables, and mashed potato. I had the braised short rib with baby carrots and mashed potato. Both entrees were excellent. The meat on the rib just fell off the bone it was so tender. My one comment would be that it was laden with just a bit too much sauce for me, Next time I would ask for the sauce on the side, to enjoy the flavor of the beef on it's own merit.
For desert we split a tiramasu, which was very good, and not too heavy at the end of a wonderful meal.
My one negative comment, and it is a big one, is the wine that we ordered with dinner. We ordererd a bottle of Henri Bourgeois Petit Sauvignon Blanc 2001 at $42.00. Now I know that restaurants mark the wine up a fair amount (I had thought about 100% markup), but back at home I checked the exact bottle we ordered and it can be had at the NH state liquor store for $12.99/bottle. That's a 225% markup, sorry just too much. Plus when I checked the website today they list that bottle for $31.00 (a price that I would not have had a problem with).
So bottom line is, rush to Unum's for a great dining experience, but proceed with caution when ordering your wine.
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