First Look at Umami Burger New York Slideshow
July 23, 2013
The California chain brings duck burgers, Bloody Marys, and umami ketchup to Manhattan's Greenwich Village
The First Floor
Combining both levels, the restaurant can seat 128, although it could be upped to 130, a representative tells us.
Both floors have full-service bars, although the first floor has slightly more seats. In the back, an acrylic painting from Mike Saijo featuring Kikunae Ikeda, the chemist who discovered the fifth taste and named it "umami."
'Republic of Dreams'
Another work from Saijo, this time featuring the Washington Arch at Washington Square Park.
The second level can also be rented out for private parties, a representative tells The Daily Meal.
Five-Spice Duck Burger
One of the location-specific menu items, this burger is made with light and dark duck meat, topped with sautéed fennel, Madagascar peppers, Chinese five-spice, a seasonal chutney (this season: peach and apple), and duck skin cracklings.
The 17-cocktail drink list (not to mention beer) was created with New York influences in mind. To the left, the 21-U Club, inspired by the 21 Club which created the Bloody Mary. Umami adds some burger spices and Umami Dust for an extra kick.
To the right, the Brownstone (Hennessy Black cognac and Disaronno), inspired by envy-worthy brownstones around Greenwich.
Umami Burger Greenwich Village is located at 432 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. Their opening hours will start off at 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., eventually extending to midnight on the weekends.