The celebrated West Coast burger joint hits the West Village, introducing the unique (and addictive) umami-focused menu—thatsavory Japanese “fifth taste,” after sweet, sour, bitter and salty—to the NYC masses. Featured are the original umami burger (shiitake mushroom, caramelized onions, roasted tomato, Parmesan crisp, umami ketchup) and the location specific specialty, the 5 spice duck burger (house-ground duck, peach-apple chutney, Chinese 5 spice, Madagascar pepper,crispy duck skin, garlic ailoi and caramelized fennel). L & D (daily).
Restaurateur Danny Meyer’s hot spot is known for such classics as ricotta gnocchi, roasted monkfish and Berkshire pork chop. Since 1985, Union Square has been treasured for its effortless, friendly service. This is a non-tipping restaurant; hospitality is included. L (M-F) D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$