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UMAMIcatessen: Now Open + Photo Gallery

Clockwise from top left: Adrian Biggs and Adam Fleischman; Chris Cosentino; pastrami on rye from the Cure; rilette in a can at Pigg; the Back Bar's mise en place

Krista SimmonsClockwise from top left: Adrian Biggs and Adam Fleischman; Chris Cosentino; pastrami on rye from the Cure; rilette in a can at Pigg; the Back Bar's mise en place

Up until Saturday, Broadway Street in downtown L.A. was a great place to be if you were in search of a bedazzled quinceañera dress, a solid gold watch, an art deco architecture tour or a decent torta. But in terms of modern dining, Historic Broadway wasn't quite the hot bed of hipsterdom that the neighboring Arts District and Gallery Row had become.

This weekend's opening of Adam Fleischman's UMAMIcatessen marked the start of a new wave of businesses that have hopes of breathing life into the area, including the upcoming Los Angeles Brewing Company, a remodeled Clifton's Cafeteria, Two Boots Pizza, Figaro Bistro, and the true mark of indie establishment, an Ace Hotel. Fleischman partnered with a serious powerhouse team for the five-restaurant food hall, including James Beard-nominated chef Chris Cosentino and Adrian Biggs of Harvard & Stone, to create a unique urban dining experience.

We stopped by to check out the space and what's on the menu. For a virtual tour, turn the page.

The 6,650-square-foot deli had most of its 170 seats full on Friday night for a friends-and-family party.

Krista SimmonsThe 6,650-square-foot deli had most of its 170 seats full on Friday night for a friends-and-family party.

Adrian and his team build cocktails on opening night

Krista SimmonsAdrian and his team build cocktails on opening night

Adrian Biggs' Bourbon Pig cocktail is made with bacon-washed bourbon and served with a pig's ear garnish from Chris Cosentino

Krista SimmonsAdrian Biggs' Bourbon Pig cocktail is made with bacon-washed bourbon and served with a pig's ear garnish from Chris Cosentino

Teal Goose cocktail, made with vodka, fresh celery, kiwi and lime juices, truffle salt and a touch of sugar

Krista SimmonsTeal Goose cocktail, made with vodka, fresh celery, kiwi and lime juices, truffle salt and a touch of sugar

Clockwise from left: One of the Cure chefs presents the chicken liver pate; Cosentino's jamon iberico de belota crudo; a view from the table; pork liver pate with orange marmalade; canned pork rillette

Krista SimmonsClockwise from left: One of the Cure chefs presents the chicken liver pate; Cosentino's jamon iberico de belota crudo; a view from the table; pork liver pate with orange marmalade; canned pork rillette

Wasabi potato salad with a selection of sliced sashimi

Krista SimmonsWasabi potato salad with a selection of sliced sashimi

Country pâté sandwich with radishes, cornichons and mustard

Krista SimmonsCountry pâté sandwich with radishes, cornichons and mustard

Pigg-style fries with pickled peppers, ham puree and "brainaise"

Krista SimmonsPigg-style fries with pickled peppers, ham puree and "brainaise"

Clockwise from top left: Beignets with chicory brulot, made-to-order-doughnuts and Spring for Coffee lattes are some of the post-pig offerings at UMAMIcatessen

Krista SimmonsClockwise from top left: Beignets with chicory brulot, made-to-order-doughnuts and Spring for Coffee lattes are some of the post-pig offerings at UMAMIcatessen

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852 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

213-413-8626

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