5 Napkin Burger- Boston
5 Napkin Burger- Boston

5 Napkin Burger- Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://5napkinburger.com/
  • Phone: 6173752277x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Burgers, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andy D'Amico
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer parking validation for the Prudential parking garage.
A word from 5 Napkin Burger- Boston
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, 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 Matzo Ball Soup, Chicken & Waffles and Steak Churrasco. The 5 Napkin beverage programs showcases a global selection of 40 wines and 50 beers, 15 signature cocktails, 20 bourbons and a host of decadent milk shakes and floats – all a perfect complement to the cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
5 Napkin Burger- Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (26)good for groups (16)kid-friendly (15)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (5)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (3)hot spot (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • FoodieE
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I went to 5 Napkin for Brunch on Sunday. When I walked in the hostess greeted me with a smile and quickly took me to my table. Our server, Liz, came over shortly after with a huge smile and was super friendly. She recommended something off the menu, which we got some and she was right, they were delicious! Our drinks (blue American honey and Bloody Mary) we're so great and you know they didn't skimp on booze. Our food came out in a timely manner and was hot and delicious. I would give this place a 10 overall the food and drinks were delicious, the service was outstanding and a manager even popped in to check we were enjoying everything. I would recommend this place to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not special
    adermard
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Good but not great burger, I had the original and it was bland and a bit dry. Sweet potato fries, guacamole and onion rings were great, the other apps/sides were only so so.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not bad you need extra napkins
    debra1026
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Not a bad burger for the cost. Out door seats were great people watching. Love the location and Don't forget tots and onion rings when ordering at must.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    the beer could have been colder and the food could have been better the tacos were unimpressive the burger not so special ann the wings just average - all in all I expected much better
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for kids and family
    ThePSfam
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The place has great food. They have the best blue cheese dressing I've ever had. Service was bad. Took a long time to get someone to notice us all through the evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burgers and Buds
    oliverain8129
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I came here for a reunion of sorts with a friend who is in America once a year and my boyfriend who is a burger snob. Both were impressed and delighted by the burgers and fries. Their burgers say 8 oz. but I think it may be bigger than that. At the prices they have too, 3 burgers and 3 drinks in the city for $50, its great. The waitress was attentive and nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I've heard great things, but I was a little underwhelmed by the food - dry burgers and fries. I'm hoping it was just a fluke, so I will give it another try.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Burger
    PriceyBurger
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    5 Napkin had a good burger, however, vert pricey for what you get. Probably would not go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for a good burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Service was friendly & very good. The burger I ordered was cooked as I ordered & was a great recommendation from the server. The pastrami fried pickles were sensational!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappyVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Food and Service was excellent! Great place for a quick meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good burgers
    BobNahantVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Nothing real fancy here. But the burgers are quite good. Also have a nice selection of before dinner cocktails And a good beer list
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite veggie burger!
    2dinersVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Excellent service, not rushed and the best veggie burger I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food
    notimpressed
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    ordered a turkey burger that was not edible, the poor bartender was so busy i could not bother to send it back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PattyVVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Blah. Not impressed. Ahi burger boring and tasteless. House specialty burger nothing special. We won't go back.
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  • More than burgers
    baygirl21VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Very impressed with the service and friendliness of the staff, from the hostesses to the waitstaff. They were attentive but not overbearing. The menu clearly has something for everyone. Hard to pass up the burgers, but other options make the choices a bit more difficult. Very good French fries. Also impressive - the food came to the table piping hot. Fries were not tepid, which happens in a lot of places. We were there about 5:30 on a Saturday, and it was easy to get a table. Nice that they have the outdoor dining which many opted for. Dining room offers lots of booths too. Good drinks from the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 416 reviews are from the 5 Napkin Burger- Boston reviews archive.
  • Great Gourmet Burgers, Casual Joint
    DCdesigner
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The burgers were tasty and portions generous. Well stocked bar, vibrant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Convenient for Meeting
    CarpeDiem1
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed dining here for a special occasion with our party of 8 for brunch on Mother's Day. The staff was efficient and attentive. The food was all served hot and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over priced
    mmello1261VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Way over priced. Just because you're Downtown doesn't mean you can charge a fortune. Great food though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy burgers
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Went to Five Napkin for the 2nd time for lunch. The burger with avocado and ranch dressing was great. Fries were only so so ans they weren't very crispy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing lunch choice
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We chose to eat here after visiting another location & having an excellent meal. However, we were very disappointed with our Saturday lunch. Although the place was not crowded, the service was horrendously slow. It took 20 minutes each time between drinks, ordering, food delivery, and getting our check- she seemed to disappear into the kitchen each time, taking forever to emerge. It made for a very long, drawn out lunch. Our burgers were ok, nothing spectacular and they certainly not worth $14 each. The sweet potato fries came out of the kitchen room temp and soggy, as if they were sitting out for far too long. I asked for a fresh batch of fries- and it appeared that they just microwaved the same plate. I expected more from 5 Napkin Burger
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  • Ok burgers
    Amanda
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I would return here for the sweet potato fries alone. I thought the burger was just ok, my boyfriend had been there previously and said it was one of the best burgers he had ever had. This time, he said it was just ok. Maybe a different chef behind the scenes? Who know? I might come back here.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great After Race Meal
    ncbeachgirl
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We had a wonderful time dining at 5 Napkin Burger. We went here after my husband completed his 4th Boston Marathon. We enjoyed a 26.2 Beer and we had a wonderful meal. It was convenient to our hotel and the atmosphere was alive with the excited of the marathon!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boston marathon dining choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We were at the marathon last year, were staying in the Copley area and this was one of the few places open the Tuesday after the bombing. We liked it so much we came back this year. Everything was great just like last year. It is on our list next time we are in Boston.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but nothing special for the $$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Kids had burgers which they enjoyed. I tried the chicken tacos-good but nothing special, they needed something else-cheese perhaps. In spite of sounding good, 10oz of burger turned me off, I dont want that much meat, especially at lunch and I'm not paying close to $15 to eat 1/2 of what I order. Would try again.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burgers
    HotlantaGal
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Lots of food. Easy to split with a friend. Cooked fresh but service a bit slow, even though not very busy.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average but delightful dinner.
    KL24VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We came to 5 Napkin during Marathon weekend and were pleasantly surprised by the lack of crowd. Our calamari appetizer was well cooked and flavorful. Burgers were juicy and topped with a number of unique spreads, sauces and salsas. The salads and tuna wontons lacked a certain something but none the less were good for the price. I'd suggest sticking to the basics... burger and fries... and you won't be disappointed! Service was prompt and attentive. Local beers were featured proudly. Spacious seating and comfortable chairs made for a good group atmosphere with outdoor seating worth visiting on a nicer day.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice for lunch
    bobo25
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch experience with Tom, our server, who was pleasant and helpful with the menu. Burger was great, shakes were wonderful, and dessert (brownie sundae) was marvelous.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Burger
    Kavadog
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    It's great at what is supposed to be...a burger bar..fantastic options and very accommodating....
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, so-so service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We enjoyed the pickle/pastrami app very much. The burgers and tots were under-seasoned and the fries were over-seasoned. The waiter was pleasant, but not attentive. The app was dropped off by a food runner and we then had to flag the waiter down for plates (he was at the station scrolling his smart phone). Also getting water and refills on drinks was like pulling teeth. My husband had to ask three times for water and after one of those times the waiter literally walked by us with a water pitcher and ignored us. Strange! And the place was busy but not full, so there was,really no reason for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty Good
    BostonfortheWeekend
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I got the five napkin Burger and my husband got the lamb burger. My burger was cooked perfectly but his was extremely dry even though he asked for it to be cooked medium. Server was great. Drinks were good. A little on the pricey side for burgers but overall yes not a bad experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    rach
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I would describe this restaurant, overall, as "fine". The food is fine, the service is fine, the ambiance is fine. However, it's overpriced for what it is. I got the veggie burger with a side of onion rings - both tasted good, and I didn't have to wait too long for it to come out. I wouldn't complain about the food, but I wouldn't rave about it either. I'd honestly rather go somewhere else that was priced the same but where I would get my money's worth. I've had comparable (and better) veggie burgers and onion rings from rib joints where the entrees average $10 a plate.
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  • great burgers!
    CFraggos
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    All I was really looking for was great burgers (and I was hoping for good drinks too), and 5 Napkin totally delivered. We tried a few of the apps and drinks, and everything we ordered was really good. The service was fast and friendly. I have no complaints and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I came here for dinner with a friend during the Anime Boston Convention. We were promptly seated and had our orders taken. The food came out quickly. I ordered the bacon cheddar burger, which was good, but nothing to write home about. It's something reminiscent of something I'd get at Cheesecake Factory or even Fridays. It was good, but not great. My friend ordered the BBQ burger, and he wasn't a fan. He thought that the texture of the bun was too hard, and he didn't like the green tomato chutney sauce. The fries were ok. I got the impression that this is an overpriced burger restaurant. The thing I liked the most about this place was the beer list. They have lots of craft beers like Magic Hat and Smuttynose, which are hard to find.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing Special
    LadyDi
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    After looking at this restaurant online, I thought it was going to be an upscale burger joint. Not so. It was merely a high-priced, nothing special burger, burger joint. The food was decent, though the appetizers were mere tastes. The potato skins were baby potatoes cut in half, served 5 to a plate. That's only 2 and a half BABY potatoes. We were unimpressed. The service was very good, attentive and polite, with well-timed drink refills. I wouldn't bother going back.
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  • Great Place, Great Burgers
    Fam4
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    5 Napkin Burger is a perfect place in Back Bay to have a delicious burger and be in a cool atmosphere. We got there at 5:30 and the bar was packed with Friday night cocktails and the restaurant filled up quickly after we were seated. Service was friendly & fast and the food is always good. Their veggie burger is the best that I have had, and my husband loves lamb burger. My kids love the burgers and also the big salads. Easy choice when we are all happy with the place. Their beers on tap change frequently and we love the microbrewery varieties offered. I highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beers, Burgers, and Wings
    nicolejoannebVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My boyfriend and I came here early in the evening on a Saturday for a few beers, burgers, and wings. The beer selection was good, the wings were very crispy and delicious and both of us enjoyed our burgers. I had the original burger. Only suggestion I would make is ask for any sauces on the side because there was a lot! Very good food and service though.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Near the action
    Jennifer
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    This place was great to meet for a friend who was in town for work. Most all of the downtown hotels are near the Prudential and that's where this restaurant is. We were a little annoyed that the specials they told us about at the bar didn't carry over to the dining room but the fries were great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a group dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Came here with a group of girl friends...had a nice time! Great drinks! Everyone enjoyed their various sandwiches!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • With the groupon, a good deal
    MsCasualTravelor
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Went with my college daughter on a weekend break. I got the Irish Benedict, she had eggs and bacon. We oth enjoyed our meals. The manager visited every table - great thing to do. Worth a try.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not very impressed.....only
    scrodVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    not very impressed.....only a few items on the menu and not even that many burgers. over priced
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