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5 Napkin Burger- Boston

105 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02189 (Back Bay)
(617) 375-2277
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Ranked #666 of 2,819 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $18
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 5 Napkin Burger is an upscale restaurant devoted to the art of the hamburger. The signature is 10 oz of fresh ground chuck topped with rosemary aioli, caramelized onions and melted gruyere on a soft white roll. The full burger lineup includes the all-American Bacon Cheddar, Italian Turkey, Avocado Ranch, Mushroom Bleu, Veggie, Lamb, Tuna, Inside Out, even a Burger Salad. While the burgers may be the headliners, the diverse menu of expertly prepared American classics entice foodies to come back nightly. 5 Napkin is the rare burger restaurant where vegetarians and carnivores are equally at home. Additional temptations include expertly prepared sushi maki rolls, Matzo Ball Soup, Steak Frites and Fish & Chips. The 5 Napkin beverage programs showcases a global selection of 60 wines and 80 beers, 10 signature cocktails, 40 bourbons and a host of decadent milk shakes and floats – all a perfect complement to the cuisine.
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Oxford, Alabama
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

You do indeed need 5 napkins to eat one of their burgers. It is not because the meat is that juicy, it is because of the sauce the put on it. Server was friendly, but slow. Price was too high for what you get - but that is Boston.

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It took a recent trip to finally get to 5 Napkin Burger (I live in NYC where we have several 5 Napkin's) and loved it. From the 'dirty martini' to the very juicy burger to the tuna burger, all great. Our waiter, Matt, was very friendly and accommodating. We took the advice of others and ordered the sauces on the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had a lunch there, tried four different burgers, onion soup and matzo ball soup as well. The server we had was very nice, attentive and friendly. The food was pretty average for the price and not as good as hyped. My burger was severely overcooked (medium rare request, quite well done served), was a 'featured burger' and looked nothing like... More

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Waco, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

You need 5 napkins because there's 1/2 cup of nasty sauce on your burger. But the sweet potato fries are great!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We tried this place for lunch when we first arrived in Boston. The inside looks pretty cool, and they have a great people-watching patio out front (which is where we sat). Our waiter was okay - service was a bit slow but not terrible. I ordered the bloody mary right away because I could see it at someone else's table... More

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went b/c our trolley tour guy told us it was good. What terrible service. They say is in a back room that had 3 other tables. We shared 1 waiter. Ordered the blackberry bellini and a fruity drink & those were good & the Frenchonion soup wasgood. But Asked for original burger well done as its a 10 oz... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great burgers cooked well, good sides and drinks. Good value for money and good service. Very empty on the week night that we went and really liked the choice on the menu.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This looked great busy and fun we were disappointed, the Blackberry and ginger cocktail at $11 did not come with the half salt rim or any fruit dressing. The food was tasty but poorly presented, it was so busy the server barely had time to call at the table.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I am here for a brunch, and can't resist for a Classic Cheese Burger, it was not only good but the service is also excellent. Friendly and nice. The quantity of brands of draft beers is also remarkable. For a Sunday brunch, what else?

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Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We are here on recommendation from a local. The menu had a lot of choice and not just burgers. The food was good and tasty and the service was excellent. The only thing was the onion rings were not great, maybe just a once off as they were a little overlooked. Overall I would recommend it and it had a... More

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