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5 Napkin Burger- Boston

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Back Bay
American, Hamburgers, Contemporary
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105 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02189
(617) 375-2277
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 5 Napkin Burger is an upscale restaurant devoted to the art of the...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Way Too Much Money for a Very Average Burger

I have no problem paying top dollar for a high quality meal and I have paid $15+ for a simple sandwich and been happy to do so. Unfortunately, this burger (I got their standard choice as described on the menu without the extra bells and whistles) was not a worthwhile investment. I had been... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
benny3345
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Boston, Massachusetts
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120 reviews 120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I have no problem paying top dollar for a high quality meal and I have paid $15+ for a simple sandwich and been happy to do so. Unfortunately, this burger (I got their standard choice as described on the menu without the extra bells and whistles) was not a worthwhile investment. I had been waiting quite a while to try... More 

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Oldsmar, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Food was delicious as were the drinks. The waiter was attentive. The only downside is that they were pricey, 2 drinks + 2 burgers was about $70.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Visited here on our way to a show. It was really busy, but they managed to fit us in. Service was prompt and food was really tasty. Portions were a good size. There's a happy hour early in the evening too.

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we found our service to be lacking. They forgot things that we ordered such as sweet potato fries and my husband's main dish which was the special of the night. the food was rather bland and none of us finished our burgers because they really had no flavor-just greasy mounds of tasteless meat. It is conveniently located but you are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The hamburgers were tasty and big. The waiting staff were very friendly. The restaurant was a pleasant place to eat in

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Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This restaurant has a large selection of tasty burgers from the usual cheese burger to fiery red pepper, spicy alioli or blue cheese. Turkey burgers, chicken and salads available and tasty fries too. They make a pretty good dirty martini also. We ate here during the blizzard of 2015. One of the few restaurants open near our hotel and every... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

One of the juiciest burgers I've had, but didn't taste greasy. I also had the grilled fish. It was very flavorful. The chips are homemade and aren't greasy either.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The burgers were yummy, and so were the homemade milkshakes and onion rings. The trolley tour guide recommended this place and I am glad he did.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was a nice find, spotted it driving by on a tour. The food is on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for. Very high quality food, great milkshakes and excellent service. Choice of tables or space at the bar.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love the interior of the restaurant! Service is friendly, and thorough. They always explain the new items. The unique way they serve certain items is fun. Matza Ball soup, blue cheese burger, wings, onion rings, and root beer float top my list.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02189
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: (617) 375-2277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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