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5 Napkin Burger- Boston

105 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02189 (Back Bay)
(617) 375-2277
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Ranked #616 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
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Price range: $8 - $18
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Description: "Five Napkin Burger" is our homage to the American Bar and Grill. “Five Napkin” combines elements from such diverse influences as the steak house, the coffee shop, the local tavern, and the fern bars of the 70’s and 80’s. An in depth examination, of these disparate concepts finds one powerful unifying: the burger. The “Five Napkin Burger,” a messy 10oz gourmet burger, will indeed take center stage on the menu, alongside a supporting cast of charbroiled meat, poultry, and fish, entrée salads, unique side dishes and sushi hand rolls. Our beverage program consisting of classic and modern cocktails, frozen drinks, ice cream shakes, American wines, and an exhaustive collection of spirits and beers is the perfect complement to this cuisine.
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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had a fairly good burger (the Original, I think), and the tomato, avocado & cotija salad side as a starter. The food was good. My waitress was friendly and provided good advice on the food and choice of beer, but seemed overwhelmed soon thereafter and the service slowed down a bit. Maybe I was watching too much Bar Rescue... More

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Liverpool, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Needed to grab a bite, but it was pouring. Our hotel directed us the 5 Napkin Burger. It was located across and down the street from our hotel, but since we stayed at the Marriott, we were able to access it by using the skywalks and never have to go outside. Awesome burgers and Margaritas!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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216 reviews 216 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Shared a sample burger at one of their temporary stands introducing veggie sliders. It was very good and would go to their restaurant around the corner at the Prudential sometime.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

expected more. Ordered take out of cheeseburger and lobster sliders. Cheesburger OK, lobster sliders were tasteless. The bartender who took the order did not seem very interested.

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Windsor, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Burgers are awesome. Was extremely pleased with the taste of the bacon and cheddar burger with fresh cut fries. Service was quick and staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Would definitely come back to this place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Liked the burger and service was good but paying 15 bucks for a hamburger is a stretch for many people you will not leave this place for under 20 bucks Spent over $100 w family for burgers and fries

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Take a simple product and do it well, that is what 5 Napkins is all about. They were crowded, we sat a a table in the bar section and received prompt efficient service. the burger was everything they said it would be, juicy--and cooked medium rare , they way we requested. Wine was a good size glass for the price.

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Long Beach, California, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great burgers, wings and shakes. Was able to dine here on a slow, Sunday evening and on a crowded, Saturday evening. I prefer the smaller crowd on Sunday, but the food quality and service held up well on Saturday.

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Right off the T at prudential this spot was nice for a few drinks and some wings that were really tasty! Bartender was super sweet and gave us advice on places to see in town.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Will keep this short and sweet...undercooked orders, long waits and indifferent service. AVOID at all costs. This is the 1st one circle I have ever rated but trust me, they earned it.

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