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Five Napkin Burger

630 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10036-4751 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #130 of 11,362 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Southeast Corner of West 45th Street
Transit: A, C & E subway lines to 42nd Street/8th Avenue.
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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Essington, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went here for dinner on a Wednesday, got a seat right away, I had the chipolte chicken tacos, they were out of this world good. There was a veggie slaw on the side that I wish I had more of. I dont eat burgers but saw how good they looked at the table next to ours.The fries were great.... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Likes: several burger choices, nice staff, quick service, reasonable prices Dislikes: none, great place

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Portland, Maine, USA
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My fiance and I went there for lunch one day and something strange caught my eye. I had never had chicken and waffles before, being from the northeast. I had heard a lot about how popular it was down south so I decided to give it a shot. Oh boy, was it a great choice. It wasn't syrupy, but it... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Just what you hope for, a great burger! My family went after a broadway matinee on a Sunday. We had a reservation, and thankful that we did, a steady crowd of people came in while we were eating. We all ordered different burgers, served with fries, my son ordered sweet potato fries and we all had desert. Everything delicious! Waiter... More

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Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had a couple of very tasty burgers. Not cheap but great service & great food The restaurant has meat hooks in the ceiling for decorations

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London, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you go to New York and you want burgers go here! Easily the best burger we had there and could well have been the best burger I have ever eaten.. I had the original 5 napkin burger, it didn't look anything special until you bit into it... They were not joking when they said you needed 5 napkins to... More

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We passed by this place several times during our stay and finally made it for lunch on our last full day. It was 12:30 on a Friday but we were seated right away. Our server, Katie, could not have been friendlier or more attentive. The decor was a great mix of sleek modern and kitschy vintage. When we looked at... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Having read the great reviews we where really looking forward to a great juicy burger. We visited around lunch time on a Monday, the place was fairly quiet so we had no trouble getting a table at the window. The hostess looked kind of bored but our waitress was very nice and attentive probably the only 5 star part of... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

If you like burgers this place is a must. Very busy we waited about 20 mins while having a drink at the bar. I had the original 5 napkin burger and it was awesome plus the fries were just amazing! Great service and atmosphere - if you only have one burger in NYC this has got to be it!

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This place was really busy but we didn't have to wait long for a table. The service was great and the food was really good. Fantastic cheese cake, worth a visit.

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