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.
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.
432 Sixth Avenue (West 9th & 10th St.)