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Umami Burger West Loop Will Be The Only Place To Get A Monte Cristo Burger

By Stephanie Lulay | July 12, 2016 11:46am
 Umami Burger will open its new West Loop location at 945 W. Randolph St. on July 25th.
Umami Burger will open its new West Loop location at 945 W. Randolph St. on July 25th.
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WEST LOOP — There's only one place where you can get an exclusive Monte Cristo burger: Umami Burger's second Chicago location, coming to Randolph's restaurant row this month. 

Umami Burger will open its doors at 945 W. Randolph St. with a new expanded menu Monday, July 25th. The Monte Cristo burger — featuring Umami Burger’s signature beef patty, vanilla custard-soaked deep fried bun, prosciutto, gruyere fondue, powdered sugar and a side of maple syrup — will be exclusively served at the new West Loop location. 

The L.A.-based burger chain's expanded menu at the new Randolph restaurant will feature a new selection of starters and sides, all highlighting umami flavor. New options will include Gochujang short rib sliders, Japanese-style wings and vegetable-based small plates and salads. 

The 100-seat Fulton Market restaurant will also offer more non-beef burger options, including two new chicken sandwiches and a falafel burger, as well as a full bar with signature craft cocktails. 

The restaurant will feature Happy Hour specials, including $3 truffle fries, $4 draft beers, $5 wines by the glass, $6 starters and $7 cocktails, from 4-6 p.m. Friday and 9 p.m.-close. 

The restaurant will be open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 

Named "Burger of the Year" by GQ Magazine, Umami Burger hand-crafts its beef burgers, which are coarsely ground in-house and seared on a hot plancha.  Each burger is made with a signature Umami sauce and Umami dust, and layered with house-made condiments, sauces and cheeses on a soft Portuguese-style bun.

Umami Burger West Loop neighbors La Colombe Torrefaction and Nando's Peri-Peri, a Portuguese chicken chain, which opened in May 2015. West Loop developer Sterling Bay owns the 945 W. Randolph building.

Umami Burger announced plans to open in the West Loop in summer 2015 and opened its first Chicago location in Wicker Park in September 2014.  

Check out the full menu below. 

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