Unami Burger

Being away from NYC for two months means I am now a bit out of touch with the latest NY food trends and dining scene.  Everyone seems to be talking about a new pastry creation called the Cronut and this new Californian burger joint Unami Burger.

I have heard that the wait time at Unami can be upwards of an hour or two.  So, I decided to check it out during lunch time, as in 2pm…after the lunch rush is over.  I only had to wait about 15 minutes for a spot at the bar.  I got the Truffle Burger. The was one messy, but yummy burger.  And there's no mistaking the truffle in the burger. 

 TRUFFLE BURGER - WITH TRUFFLED AIOLI, HOUSE TRUFFLE CHEESE, TRUFFLE GLAZE.

TRUFFLE BURGER - WITH TRUFFLED AIOLI, HOUSE TRUFFLE CHEESE, TRUFFLE GLAZE.

Verdict: A-.  I liked the burger at Unami, but it is no steakhouse burger.  A friend asked me if the Unami Burger is better than the Black Label Burger at Minetta Tavern.  My answer is, I would never try to compare the two. I don't consider the two burgers to be in the same league!  I think of Unami Burger more as a casual, neighborhood burger joint that serves interesting specialty burgers. 

Unami Burger
432 Sixth Avenue (West 9th & 10th St.)
http://www.umami.com/umami-burger/eats/umami-greenwich-village/