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5 Napkin Burger- Boston

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Back Bay
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105 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02189
(617) 375-2277
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Today
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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
45 minutes to cash out the table

My food was delicious but the service was terrible. It took 45 minutes to get my credit card back after I gave it the the waitress. Don't eat here if you're on a time crunch. It took two hours from start to finish.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Ripley, West Virginia
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Favorite of my son and his wife. All good food and good service. It was very busy but with the service it did not take long to get our food.

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Ripley, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My food was delicious but the service was terrible. It took 45 minutes to get my credit card back after I gave it the the waitress. Don't eat here if you're on a time crunch. It took two hours from start to finish.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I liked the burger overall, but it had the largest scoop of rosemary aioli that I had to scoop off. Nobody likes aioli THAT much! I suppose that's supposed to be what requires 5 napkins. The real star of our meal was the Espresso Brownie Sundae. It was big enough to share and really good.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went for a late-night meal, ordering cheeseburgers. They were cooked perfectly, medium, and were sizable. Service was great, and the beer selection was good.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I am always in search for the best burger in town. I had high hopes for 5 Napkin, unfortunately the burger fell flat. First off, a burger and fries for $16.95 better be great, and large. It was just large. Not much flavor and not juicy at all. We also had wings. They were good size but barely sauced. Mexican... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We very much enjoyed our meal here. Two of our group had ordered the steak but they only had one left. The manager came out and discussed this with us personally and offered us a better, more expensive option, for the original price if our steak. We though this was a very kind gesture. All the food was fantastic and... More 

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Middletown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was one of the best burgersI have ever had BBLT. Juicy and perfectly cooked. Bartender was nice. I was alone and felt comfortable at the bar until a strange and intrusive customer who come to the bar everyday sat down. He annoyed the waitress, bar tender and me. The female bartender was fantastic at multitasking and trying not to... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You'll need at least 5 napkins for these burgers. Juicy and delicious! The fries were extremely thin. Not my favorite cut, but they were fine. The service was good. Also had the salted caramel shake. The flavor was good, but the shake was very thin. Would prefer something a bit thicker.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There is a sign outside that says 1/2 price appetizers are during happy area. There are no notes about that it is only applicable in certain areas of the restaurant. We had sat down and ordered our drinks and my husband asked about the 1/2 price options. They said it was only avaliable at the bar, which was only high... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great choice for a casual dinner. I got the avocado ranch burger which was delicious and my husband got the chicken and waffles. Worth checking out for a low key night with friends or family.

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Additional Information about 5 Napkin Burger- Boston

Address: 105 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02189
Phone Number: (617) 375-2277
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 18
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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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 18
  • Cuisine: American, 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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