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5 Napkin Burger- Boston

Back Bay
American, Bar, Contemporary
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105 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02189
(617) 375-2277
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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Paris, France
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is well described in its name. The meals are quick, large and tasty. We have been here a few times and it is consistently good if you want a great on tap beer and burger or try the fish tacos which are great.

Thank Papoon
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I happen not to like red meat but do like turkey burgers, and theirs is quite tasty. You can have it prepared in any of the same ways that the regular burger is prepared or as they recommend specially. I had it as the regular 5 Napkin Burger style with gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, and rosemary aioli, and it was... More 

Thank Marcia C
Oakville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well nothing special here except the exceptional price. When a person first sees the menu your thought is to leave, but hey maybe it is the best burger on the planet. I am sorry there are better burgers at almost any other place that I have been at lower price points, yes you need a napkin but that were it... More 

Thank oakvilleadvisor
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Waitress was amazing, food average. A nice place to go with the family. Someone had the chicken and waffles and they LOVE IT!

Thank Missy A
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Canada
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there (4 friends) on a Saturday morning because we saw they were serving breakfast. First in the door, we ordered 2 breakfast and 2 burger plates. The over-easy eggs were burned (blackened and hard bottom) salads and burgers were abominable. The looks of the place was the only nice thing about it. We told the staff of our... More 

Thank Benoit M
Vancouver, wa
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered my hamburger rare and it came just as promised. It takes them a while to figure out that your water glass is empty. I don't know why they make a big deal about their "hand cut fries". My fries looked like they came off the assembly line (see pic). Anyways the burger is with the money, fries were... More 

Thank Mike H
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The burgers were fine but a little fatty. I was disappointed by the choice of burgers. Kids meals were $7.50 each and didn't include a drink which I thought was very expensive. They do have offer gluten free which is the reason we went here.

Thank Anita C
St. Albans
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you visit America you should expect at least one thing; good quality burgers. It is the law (I think :-) If a good burger is what you are after then this place is going to be a disappointment. The burger was 'meh' and the ribs we ordered were dry. Very disappointing.

Thank JeroenR
New Orleans, Louisiana
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193 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all fairness, we arrived close to closing time but the service was slow. They have a good selection of burgers and they taste very good but we were tired from a day of driving and the wait was too long.

Thank Peripatetic_Engineer
Clarksville, Tennessee
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The burgers are bit on the costly size BUT come with fries and are quite large. We shared one and were satisfied. My husband enjoyed his ample vanilla shake.

Thank Rowand

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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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Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.