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5 Napkin Burger- Boston

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Back Bay
American, Contemporary
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105 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02189
(617) 375-2277
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Five Napkin a Burger is great !

Great classic American fast food, popular with local students and seem to be a favorite among international visitors. Great food, ambiance, friendly students serving. I like it !

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great classic American fast food, popular with local students and seem to be a favorite among international visitors. Great food, ambiance, friendly students serving. I like it !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tasty nibbles. Veggie burger sliders are really good. Beer and bourbon selection. A nice little retreat if you're inside the Prudential Center and you don't feel like going far.

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Basking Ridge, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This place wants to be really good. Great service and nice atmosphere but the burgers just fell short of being good. And for the price, they need to do better. I did have the Veggie Burger which was very unique and flavorful. But the rest of my family was disappointed in their meal. Even the fries were on the so-so... More 

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Boston MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Found service very lacking and slow. Sat for ten minutes before being acknowledged. Never did receive 1 napkin - let alone 5 - or silverware until we asked after food arrived.. Burgers were good, cooked right and tasted fine but 4 burgers and fries and two drinks (small glasses ) and two tap waters were $72.00!!! Had the service end... More 

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Pompano Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

After going on the Ducks we worked up quite an appetite and decided to stop at the 5 Napkin Burger in Boston. The burgers were quite good and the onion rings were awesome. Nice seating outside and great place to "people watch" and relax.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Food was really good. Portions are large, may be the first time I didn't finish a burger! Also got spinach & artichoke dip which was tasty. Waiter was very friendly and attentive. I would go back!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Ordered some bread to start and burgers, hadn't even finished the bread and burger was there already... Just felt a little rushed, food wasn't the best.. Waiter was really friendly though and made sure our drinks stayed topped up.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Recently are here with friends and we had just mains and a drink each! The food was ok, nothing 'special' service was ok! I had to send my fries back as they were cold! Very cold! I had a cider and it was $12 for a bottle! It was just too expensive to be a burger bar!! I wouldn't go... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A group of us ate here only because the sushi restaurant next door had too long of a wait. We were not looking for burgers but it was one of the few places that could take a large party without a reservation. We were surprised at how good the food was. The service was good, the food cooked as ordered... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Tacos at a Burger Joint Who knew. stopped in for lunch thinking burger ended up with Tacos. wow they were great will be back for tacos net time were in Boston, Maybe even try a burger!

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?