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Our Tip The Umami Burger is not worth the hype; try the Manly Burger instead.
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Umami Burger in NYC Misses the Point

Umami Burger in NYC Misses the Point

Umami Burger just doesn't hold up against similar burgers in its price range. While the Manly Burger is a solid choice, the Original lacks balance and highlights the problems with making "umami" an end in itself. Like someone overloading a dish with bacon or fiery chilies, the end result is one-note and, frankly, misses the point.

The Monte Cristo Burger at Umami Burger is Better Than You'd Expect

The Monte Cristo Burger at Umami Burger is Better Than You'd Expect

Designed in collaboration with Ink chef and former Top Chef champion Michael Voltaggio, this burger is topped with Busseto prosciutto and Gruyère fondue and served on a French toast-ified bun dusted with powdered sugar. A first glance it seemingly appeals solely to gluttonous masochists and lovers of a good culinary mashup. Sadly, I am both.