Returned to Unum's last night, following whs's wholly negative review. Best read after my own experiences and the responses of other hounds:
Unum's offers an intriguing menu, some fine choices, but still hasn't hit its stride.
My foursome went in several different directions:
I had a Sea Bass Delmonico that was flavorful, well-presented, and tender. That was preceded by a long-neck sweet pepper, shrimp, and provolone appetizer that was tasty and set a great tone.
My SO had a veal chop special that she enjoyed, though she suggested the chef use a lighter hand on the hot peppers. She preceded that by a tasty well-sauced mussels in broth of which we all had a sample. Here, if anything, the chef erred by offering too much--half the order would have sufficed for the appetizer.
One of our foursome had the duck and pronounced it fabulous--it was all we could do to stop him from eating the plate.
Sour note: our fourth ordered the pork rack from the menu and had to return it: too salty. They swiftly provided the simple salad she then ordered and comp'd the entree.
The bread was warm, crusty, and plentiful, with both butter and herbed oil.
The service was attentive and enthusiastic. (Kira: if you're reading this: good job!)
The wines were poured with a comfortable hand and the coffee refreshed without request.
The service IS leisurely. Can't decide whether they're striving for that or just overtabled or understaffed.
The room IS noisy. The music is an unnecessary layer on top of parties enjoying themselves a bit too loudly.
Jared, the mainstay at the bar, is at the top of his game.
Checking, I saw the owners circulating, helping to serve, and attentive, and responsive to suggestions.
The prices ARE high.
As for the decor, we thought it was fine.
All in all, I urge area foodies to give them another try. They are worthy competition in downtown Nashua.