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 caters to those with the most discerning appetites. We offer a rare mix of classic and innovative burgers, tacos, grilled tuna salads and everything in between. Pair that with a custom cocktail, local lager or s’mores shake as you kick back or mingle in our bustling bistro setting. We welcome carnivores and vegetarians. We’re hosts to scenesters, professionals and families. We believe the burger experience is no loner one-way-fits-all and we hope you’ll join us in changing that definition.
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5 Napkin Burger - Hell's Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
268 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (122)great for lunch (117)fit for foodies (83)hot spot (79)good for groups (69)kid-friendly (67)late-night find (61)great for brunch (34)great for outdoor dining (34)vibrant bar scene (31)special occasion (12)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • BEST BURGER EVER!!!
    VinnieC
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I can honestly say that 5 Napkin is one of my Favorite Restaurants in all of NYC. It is hands down my Favorite Burger in the entire world.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hits the spot!
    LADYE
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This is a great restaurant for before theater dining. The food is great. The service is quick. It is way too noisy for serious dining but perfect when you want really good food quickly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We came especialy from Holland for the taste of your burgers and we liked it very much!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2 Napkins Burger
    2not5burgers
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The taste was ok but it's too expensive for what you get. It should be called 2 Napkins Burgers instead of 5 Napkins Burger. I got one piece of lettuce and no condiments on my burger. This place is mediocre at best. You pay for the location
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good burgers and eggs
    Annabear
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Seems like the burgers, eggs, and even milkshakes are lovely here. The eggs benedict were perfectly done with a nice smooth hollaindaise sauce. Saturday afternoons are pretty crowded you absolutely need a reservation. Overall a well attended restaurant and the medium beef burgers look great too and are a good portion size. I wanted to try the sweet potato fries but I didn't get a chance but they looked thick cut and good too. Overall this is an All American dining experience, and the chattiness of the clientele ensure it's a lively place good for people watching.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Caliguy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Best burger place in NYC. Best service, reasonably priced, clean, fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gluten free food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Tkd for the gluten free food, GF beer. To he be able to eat a burger and drink beer in a restaurant give's me a great pleasure. Marc
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, too loud
    wbongy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Not the best place for older people, but the food was outstanding and so was the service. The prices were great. Would reccommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not such a great time
    MichelleGVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We've eaten here on many occasions and this time it seemed busier than usual - more rushed service. Nothing special. We had a 4:30pm reservation and arrived on time. There were several empty booths and asked if we could have one. The hostess told us that those seats were "reserved for 5:00pm patrons". What? Nonsense. So we were stuck at a small table for 2 mooshed in the crowd. Kind of unpleasant really. Will really re-think going back here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great burger
    Yououghtaknow
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I'm sure there are better burgers in the city, but this place has GREAT ones. Count on the quality and count on your order being accurate. If you don't beef very pink, ask for it well done because 'medium well' here is closer to a common medium rare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Burgers and noise
    sandy17
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Five Napkin Burger has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. However, the noise level is overwhelming. Loud music is playing and everyone is trying to shout over the music. It was very uncomfortable. Their burgers are great but I will only go when I can eat outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Too noisy
    EileenVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The music was so loud that I could not have a conversation with the person across the table from me. I have great empathy for the restaurant workers. Persons with hearing deficits would be very uncomfortable here.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Michelle
    PickyFoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My burger was cooked perfectly, tasted great in the onion rings were awesome. Although I did feel a little rushed by the service everyone was still very courteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for pre theater lunch
    Theaterfoodie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Our party of four had different types of burgers, all terrific. I had the veggie burger which Is very different from the usual and quite delicious. The staff is very accommodating about toppings allowing you to personalize. The only complaint is the roll for the veggie burger which we found out after the fact is dairy free and very dry. This is a much better choice than many of the other restaurants around the theater district.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYCboomer
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Food was excellent but portions are small and you do not get enough for your money. Somewhat overpriced for a burger and fries. Very noisy. But I would go again since the menu was very inventive and I would like to try some of the other menu items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to go for dinner
    SavvyeaterNYC
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Food was very good & our waiter was extremely attentive. My out of town guests were very impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The best burgers in NY. Food and service are consistently excellent. I keep going back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • way too noisey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We expected noise in a NYC restaurant,but even yelling we could barely hear the server or the other people in our party. Food was rated good but it took a very long time to serve our burgers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for a splurge!
    QualityFrugalityVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I don't often have a burger, but when I do, I want it to be REALLY good - and 5 Napkin Burger does the trick. The Original with Onion Rings. Divine delicious decadence!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went after broadway show around the block. Very convenient to theater. Food was deliious, and service was quick and friendly
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 5 Napkin Burger
    tlr1028
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I had the blue cheeseburger with ff. It was cooked to the perfect medium temp as requested. The service and ambiance was good. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After theater treat
    Saxon212
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Came here with my mother in law who is a fussy eater, after seeing Kinky Boots only a block away, and she said it was the best burger she ever had. Service was also friendly and super fast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food for casual dinning
    TreasurehunterNJ
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Terrific burgers and very good sushi! Service was very attentive even with the restaurant completely full. Seated promptly with reservation. No complaints!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    Rifralex
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Lived up to expectations, excellent service, and the food was great, want to come back again to try other menu choices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    the food and service was very good. The location was also very good to all the broadway theaters.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love a great burger!!
    luvNYfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This is one of my favorite spots for a great burger. The Original 5 Napkin Burger with gruyere cheese, caramelized onions and rosemary aioli is worth my once-a-year burger feast! Sweet potato fries were a good side! You definitely don't leave this restaurant hungry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place, awesome restaurant
    SENCION
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food, drinks, decoration of the place, everything at this restaurant is carefully thought and put into place. Loved the chesse and beacon burger.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Napkin Burger
    Shoil
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Love the food. Great service. Never rushed out. Energetic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy place, great food
    burpy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A busy restaurant on 9th Ave - Restaurant Row. Stands out as one of the better places to eat along this famous stretch of restaurants. They have a fantastic Ahi Tuna Burger that melts in your mouth. A little pricey, but not for the area. long, quality beer list too. And try the 1 lb. Kobe beef hot dog to share as an appetizer among friends. You won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hell's Kitchen Favorite
    Coconnor
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We visit 5 Napkin Burger almost every time we are in NYC. Hard to pass up the great burgers! Shakes are awesome (they come in the old fashioned silver soda fountain cups they are mixed in), sit outside if you can. Neighborhood is lively all hours of the day. Onion rings are delicious. I had the chicken and waffles and they were awesome but the burger is the draw. Great beer list. Wait staff is attentive but doesn't hover. Can't go wrong with a visit to 5 Napkin Burger.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in noisy environment
    iljoesjin
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food is great, but the restaurant is very crowded and tables are very close to each other. Therefore it's quite noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • REALLY ENJOYED
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was great and so was the service. Enjoyed it and will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • grat burgers
    slyons
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great burgers and outstanding selection of appetizers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • Decent
    Erik
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had two different burgers since we had read that these should be great. We were not very impressed, but maybe we had too high expectations. The burger itself was quite good but I lacked some freshness to the meal. It was a bit too much without any vegetables and fresh sauce/salsa, but this is perhaps my personal view. But if you don't mind a heavy meal this is not bad.
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic