The last day of vacation is always bittersweet. In attempt to make it a little less so, I always like to plan one final pre-airport meal. After reading about the recently-opened Umami Burger here, I was dying to check it out. Sunday lunch seemed like the perfect opportunity because we didn’t have much time before heading to the airport, and I wasn’t exactly looking to throw a swimsuit back on after downing a greasy burger and fries.
Umami Burger opened its first east coast location in Miami Beach back in May. After perusing the menu for approximately .2 seconds, I decided on the truffle burger. With a side of truffle fries. It was without a doubt the most delicious burger I have ever consumed.
The patty was cooked perfectly, coated in a truffle glaze with a melted slice of house truffle cheese on top. It was absolutely mouthwatering. The bun was freshly baked and branded with their signature “U” on top. It was so juicy I needed quite a few extra napkins by the time I was finished. It was the perfect size as well – not to big, not too small (although I was definitely sad when it was all gone).
Chad went with the Royale, which was essentially the truffle burger with braised short rib on top. When it comes to burgers, I’m definitely a minimalist – the fewer toppings the better. While the Royale was still quite delicious, I definitely enjoyed preferred the truffle burger sans short rib.
We chased the truffle burgers with a side of truffle fries. They did not disappoint. The fries were thinly sliced and topped with truffle salt and more truffle cheese. We just wanted to see how many truffles we could consume in one sitting. I probably could have had more.
The first thing I did post-meal was to Google “truffle burger Atlanta.” I was shocked/disappointed/devastated that of all those burger boutiques in Atlanta, not a single one has a truffle burger on the menu! That’s an untapped market right there if you ask me. Yeah Burger, Flip Burger, Farm Burger: are you reading this??
In a previous post, I called the Holeman & Finch burger the best I’ve ever tasted. I would take the Umami truffle burger over H&F any day of the week.
Is the Atlanta market over-saturated with burger joints? Absolutely. Is there still room for Umami Burger in Atlanta? Absolutely.