5 Napkin Burger - Hell's Kitchen
5 Napkin Burger - Hell's Kitchen

5 Napkin Burger - Hell's Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.5napkinburger.com/
  • Phone: 2127572277x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Andy D
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Southeast Corner of West 45th Street
  • Public Transit: A, C & E subway lines to 42nd Street/8th Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from 5 Napkin Burger - Hell's Kitchen
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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5 Napkin Burger - Hell's Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
269 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (127)neighborhood gem (117)fit for foodies (83)kid-friendly (78)good for groups (76)hot spot (73)late-night find (55)great for outdoor dining (44)great for brunch (43)vibrant bar scene (30)special occasion (15)romantic (5)scenic view (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Good Burgers at "5 Napkin Burger'
    gwbnyc
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Four of us had hamburgers at the Hells Kichen location of '5 Napkin Burgers'. Hamburgers were delicious, service was very attentive, and the only downside is the noise level of this place is loud. Having said that the 4 of us were able to converse without actaully screaming at each other. So its noisy but not overwhelming although it did seem so when we first got there. My well-done bacon-cheddar burger was very good; it was moist too which I don't expect of well-done beef. The hamburgers come with lettuce and tomato, and shoestring potatoes come with the meal. The menu is large - if you're not into hamburgers there are many other choices on the menu. Full beer, wind, and liquor list as well. Make reservations to avoid waiting.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st timer
    RSP1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our party of two was seated promptly and our request for a booth was accommodated. Waiter and staff was friendly and attentive. Our burgers were juicy and cooked med well as expected. We did not feel rushed at all and finished with a yummy s'mores shake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • StevieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great place to eat if you can get a table. It's always busy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • salad/burger
    RobinbirdVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Love to come to 5 Napkin pre-theater when we don't want a bigger meal. Love the salad with turkey burger on top, my new fave. They were very happy to give me sauteed mushrooms on the side. Sweet potato fries are outrageous!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • freddiVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    the waiter was outstanding.the food was very good .it was a great pretheater find
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great burger!
    Camille
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Try the original 5napkin burger. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great burger
    Nick
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Was looking for a quick lunch spot on our last day in NYC. Found this place on Opentable and decided to give it a try. The burgers were cooked exactly the way we ordered it and were delicious. There were a variety of items on the menu including sushi but we decided to just go there for the hamburgers and they were pretty large. Definitely enough to fill us while we did our last minute shopping before catching our flight back home. Make sure to make reservations though. When we got there it was empty but right at 12 it got packed very quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out as usual
    Dinernator
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    5 Napkin is incredibly consistent. The food is satisfying and the ambiance is just what you'd expect and want from a night out in midtown. Fun, boisterous, energetic. The food is great and the service is friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Sc1974
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It's a spot to go when you want things to be simple, great and cool. Service is impeccable, the cooking of the burger is absolutely perfect and with a blink of an eye, someone is there to help, and the ambiance is one of a place where patrons are happy... and this for the 3rd time in a row. I will be back! I have recommended it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service could be better
    HKguyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    our waiter had a weird distribution of tables so he kept running outside and neglecting the ones sitting inside. Never bothered to come and refill water or anything - on a night when it was 80F, mind you. Food is good, just wish server was more attentious
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  • My favorite burger place in NY!
    djscinemaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I love Burgers and try to make a trip to 5 Napkins whenever i am in NY. They are always made perfect and don't taste greasy or too heavy! Definitely recommend if you have never tried them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burgers
    cBiers
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Coming from Europe to the US for the first time, we had to eat an american burger. And we were not disappointed, the burgers are excellent! The guacamole we ordered as an appetizer was really good as well. When we arrived, our table wasn't ready yet (we arrived too early), so we went to the bar area to get a drink first. Our waiter was very friendly and service was really good. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to get a good burger. If you don't like crowded/loud places, this is not for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great selection
    Finke43VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great variety of food fir the finicky family. Burgers to sushi to matzo ball soup all good
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great quality food, will be back!
    graeire
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This restaurant is brilliant, offering a great range of quality foods for a really reasonable price. It's has a local feel to it with people going on dates or for dinner after work. It could be considered a little loud since it's always very busy but it's never bothersome and only adds to the New York atmosphere. The burgers are some of the best I've ever had and any friends I've ever brought with me have agreed they'd go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    PaolaB
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    One of the best Burger eaten in NYC. Recommended dessert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find and never a long wait!
    woodsy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had amazing service and food. Were able to make a last minute reso on a Thursday night. Brought out of town guests who are picky eaters and they were very happy with their meals!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    FirstTimer
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Chose 5 Napkin based in reviews and did not disappoint! Perfect casual dinner before Broadway show! Loved the wasabi deviled eggs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went early for a pre-theater lunch and very glad to have arrived early. The vibrant NYC crowd was well managed. The restaurant was filled and a line started forming by noon. But we were not rushed; the wait-staff was extremely friendly and efficient. The burgers and a chopped salad were enjoyed throughly. [Very juicy/flavorful burger.] Often the best indicator is not whether something goes wrong, but the reaction when it does. There was an understandable mis-cue with our order, which was quickly and pleasantly corrected. They earned a definite recommendation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very good burger, rare is still a little raw. First timers should stick with the original 5 napkin burger.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    SeymourEvil
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Delicious! We were there on 8/12 & an hour early but our hostess was friendly and was able to seat us. Our waitress was great and super friendly! Hubby had a burger which he said was one of the best burgers he has ever eaten. My aunt had a caesar salad which she loved & I had the veggie burger which was very different, it was shredded veggies formed into a patty then grilled which was delicious! I added bleu cheese & avocado & WOW! Reg & sweet potato fries were delicious. Pass on the cheddar tots which were cheese flavored mashed potatoes deep fried in little nugget shapes. They were unfortunately bland. The cucumber soda & iced tea were overly sweet. But other than that the food was top notch and service great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Squeak
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Loved the atmosphere and the décor oh and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 napkin burger -bells kitchen
    40Karats
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    All good! Burgers perfect! Wait staff very nice and accomadating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would visit again
    JinxieCat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I love my Ahi Tuna burger! I thought the food and the service was GREAT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome burger joint
    Angie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    we love coming here and have been several times. it's always a hit. the food is delicious and there's nothing like a good burger when you want one. we have a gluten allergy to deal with as well and their gluten free burgers are better than most we've ever had. definitely recommend 5 napkin burger to anybody looking for a good meal in a fun place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Not so great waiter.
    Texasvisitors
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We've always had great service there before. Food came wrong. We finally just ate it wrong. Nobody checked with us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised by excellent service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I have dined here with my husband several times. This was his birthday--he loves the stuffed olives in his martinis and I like the Mahi-Mahi Tacos. This time was different though as our service was the best ever. It used to seem understaffed--and I was concerned this time as we had a show to catch later. Not the case at all. We were sat within five minutes of our reservation on a busy night and the server was prompt and wonderful. I don't mind noise level and close quarters if the food is good and service fantastic--as both were.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place For Kids
    Sanibelle
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We needed an appropriate place to take our grandchildren ages 11 and 14 after the theater and 5 Napkin Burger fit the bill. My husband said it was the best burger he had ever had, and my grandson enjoyed his cheeseburger. My granddaughter and I had salads and my small chopped salad was outstanding. The fries were hand cut and very good, but the onion rings were not worth ordering. They do accept a limited number of reservations through Open Table, which was a plus. My only complaint is that they only give you one napkin (a large cloth one), but you can easily use two or more.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Burger ...
    Schimi1975
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I like 5 Napkin Burger very much as they serve delicious food at a reasonable price! Good to know for people with a celiac disease / they even offer gluten free bread, so get your gluten free burger there!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Burger Joint
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My daughter and I went there for lunch and the burgers were outstanding. She had the original burger and I had the lamb burger. You must also order the onion rings and sweet potato fries. They were delicious too! For dessert we shared the root beer float. Everything was very yummy!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bhar
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Loved the relaxed feel of the restaurant. I ordered the original burger. It was outstanding, well done as I asked, but not crispy as sometimes happens. My husband had the classic and said it was delicious! We shared a chopped salad and it was perfect with just the right amount of dressing. When we left I told my husband that it was the best burger I have ever had and he agreed. Will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME DINING
    eaglesfoodiefan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Lunch was perfection the burger cooked exactly as I like it. Service was above and beyond. I always like to go to 5 napkin when I am in NY
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great before theater
    Finke43VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    One of our favorites before a show great burgers, beer and lots of choices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 napkin
    DutchFam
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Although the food was quite good, the burger was not "5 napkin big"....Alright, the meat was good, the burger thick, the quality okay, but not "5 napkin"... We enjoyed it. BUT....absolutely smashing was the shake we had for desert. Never tasted this ever before somewhere in the world....Go on Napkin, we had a wonderful evening, only make your burger 1 inch bigger... Then you are the champion !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Exactly what it should be!!
    ExperteaterVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I am not from NYC and everyone was telling me to go to Shake Shack but the idea if eating off paper/styrofoam wasn't what I had in mind. 5 Napkin was awesome! The guacamole appetizer was great and the Bavarian pretzels cheese fondue was beyond my expectations! And the burgers are outstanding!! Cooked perfectly! I got the Original 5 Napkin and the only thing I can say is that it was really rich. I am usually a plain burger girl, but I went out in a limb. It's was delicious and worth it:-) The bacon cheeseburger was equally delicious (my husband had that one). I would highly reco and order a margarita to go with you dinner!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Again and again
    Simon
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    First-class burgers, hands down delicious! I can't wait for a return visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spot on!
    Uchaf
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was all delicious, service was absolutely excellent from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    tiamaria
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We got stuck in traffic and arrived 30 mins late, but we called ahead to warn them and they couldn't have been more helpful. Despite having a lot of people waiting for a table, they kept our reservation for us and when we told them we were short of time because we were going to a show, they also served our meal super fast! This place has a very lively atmosphere, the food was great and the staff very helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Day!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a problem with some of our party arriving late because of traffic. They were extremely accommodating - pushed our reservation ahead one half hour. Seated us at the new time even though our guests were still not there and held their order in the kitchen until they arrived. We could not be more pleased with the staff! --
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall really good!
    BirthdayDiner
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Service was a little slow and abrupt, but the food is always great as it was today. Will be back soon!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just burgers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The burgers are good and so is the butter lobster!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic