Umami Burger, the California-based chain that uses Japanese umami flavors in its burgers, plans on opening its second Chicago location on July 25 in the West Loop, according to a news release. The 2,750-square-foot space at 945 W. Randolph St. has a patio and will have room to seat 100 indoors. There are also more meat-free small plates on the menu compared to the Wicker Park restaurant that opened in 2014.
One such meat-free item is the falafel burger. New menu items will include a nod to Korean cuisine with a gochujang short rib slider. The Monte Cristo burger comes between a vanilla custard-soaked and deep-fried bun with prosciutto, gruyere fondue, powdered sugar and a side of maple syrup. It's exclusive to the West Loop.
Check out the new Umami Burger's full menu below.