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UMAMIcatessen - Thoughts?!


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UMAMIcatessen - Thoughts?!

Deidre7 | | Mar 8, 2012 10:27 AM

Surprised this thread hasn't been started yet!

Checked it out last night after work! Longish wait, but to be expected for an anticipated spot. The cocktails are the bar were delish and service was attentive. We had the Black Jack (really yum and could be dangerous as it was strong but sweet!), the pig whiskey thing (was aiiight) and the Urban Trader (could have been mixed better of all ingrediants).

Finally after 30 min or so, we were seated. Waitstaff was lovely and menu was familiar on the Umami Burger section (which I was thinking there'd be something different). It's funny to me that there is a "kosher" Jewish Deli section and then a pork-centric menu! All 3 food menus offered a variety of selections without being too overwhelming. I do however wish there was a lil bit more veggie options, as it was very meat and startch/fried/carb heavy with only a few salads.

We ordered the crispy pig ears (good but nothing amazing), mini potatos knishes (yummy morsels but again, nothing that blew my mind), pastrami burger (yum--want to try just the pastrami sammich next), manly burger, and the tempura onion rings amongst 3 people. Dessert was the beignets and they were not good (pout).

Would I go back? YES! Sure. Would I go out of my way for it? Naaaaaaa.