5 Napkin Burger - Astoria
5 Napkin Burger - Astoria
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5 Napkin Burger - Astoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fivenapkinburger.com/
  • Phone: 7184332727x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Burgers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 35th Avenue
  • Public Transit: N & W trains to 36th Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from 5 Napkin Burger - Astoria
You don’t need to be a hardcore carnivore to enjoy the 5 Napkin experience. This classic American bar and grill features mouth-watering burgers as the centerpiece but with a wide array of menu items and clever cocktails, there is something for everyone. Burger enthusiasts can indulge in the classic 5 Napkin burgers for which this restaurant is renowned. In addition to the original 10 ozs of fresh ground beef with Gruyere cheese, caramelized onions and rosemary aioli, there are 7 oz editions featuring the Bacon Cheddar, Turkey, Veggie, Lamb, Tuna and even a Burger Salad. The diverse menu of expertly prepared American classics entice foodies to come back nightly. Additional temptations include Wasabi Deviled Eggs, Pimento Cheese Potato Skins, Pulled Pork Tacos, and Skirt Steak Churrasco. Diners will also enjoy a beverage program that features handcrafted cocktails that highlight a variety of tequilas and are made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients and juices.
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5 Napkin Burger - Astoria reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Museum of the Moving Image lunch
    gerryVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Good burger lunch while visiting the Museum of the Moving Image across the street. Very friendly and helpful service.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for dinner and a movie
    AstoriaItaliaVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    This restaurant is the perfect place to go after seeing a movie at the large theaters around the corner. They even offer special movie ticket packages at discounted rates. The food is great -- nice variety, good taste, large portions, and the drinks are even better! I have found that there are not a lot of bartenders out there that know how to make a good Side Car, but this place makes them just right. They also have a great beer and wine list too. Lively but never feels over-crowded and they have a great side room for special events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific place for g.reat burgers
    kathybou
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Love this place for. Friendly Sevice , great burgers and variety of side dishes. Delicious desserts too
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at Best
    foodie2013
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    My family and I decided to spend a birthday dinner celebration here, hoping for delectable burgers. At 5:30PM, the restaurant was barely a third occupied, yet we waited at least 15 minutes before a server came over to introduce herself. After placing our entire order, including drinks, appetizers and entrees, our drinks did not arrive for another 10 minutes - water first, lacking the lemon we requested, followed by bar drinks. Appetizers came out about 5 minutes later - the pork taquitos were small but flavorful. Panko breaded onion rings were greasy but satisfyingly crisp. The avocado-ranch burger I ordered was dry and bland; fries were lifeless, soggy, and greasy. I would not recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible
    ValerieVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    I usually do not take the time to write a review but I would not want others to have the same experience as I. Firstly, our server was inpatient with us after only a few minutes reviewing the menu. I asked for a gluten-free bun due to allergies but was given a regular bun because they were out of stock. My fries were soggy and cold, burger was over cooked. Lastly, after waiting 20 mins to pay the bill, we left and paid at the hostess stand. We received 10% off out bill but still....it was terrible. Go to the Manhattan locations.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Decent Burger Joint
    ChrisVVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    I enjoyed the burger and onion rings I had. I would recommend 5 Napkin because the food and service are decent, but I was not blown away. The burgers were not particularly unique and the ingredients, while tasting good, were not rich with flavor or particularly fresh tasting. It's a great place to go to hang with friends, have a burger, and couple of drinks.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    jackgVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Good food and good service. In fact, best burger I have ever had. Awfully noisy, but that's just me. I'm going back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had to wait 35 minutes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    We had to wait 35 minutes for our food and I had a reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reservation
    john
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Despite a reservation, we waited for over an hour for our food to be served. One of the meals never came out of the kitchen and we needed to leave. Overall it was not a good experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great burgers
    BrianM
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Real good food. Very nice service. Exactly what you want out of a place like this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    Fried pickles and pastrami so so good -- lucky they only give you 3 or you'd keep going back for more. Burgers and taco's simply devine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Movie Goers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Great restaurant for a bite either before or after a movie in the nearby theater. Restaurant also has option to buy a meal and get a ticket for a movie (didn't get the option though since I bought tickets online on the side). My group of 5 had a good time and the food was pretty good; we all had different kind of hamburgers and were very pleased by their size and flavor. The food has a bit of everything I would say, although the Wasabi Deviled Eggs were not as strong as I was hoping (0.5 out of 10 spicy). The staff taking care of our table was very friendly and always checked to make sure we were doing alright. Overall, a good experience to bring your family and friends to. They have a nice-size bar as well that filled our custom requests.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waiter was fabulous. The
    Jess
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Our waiter was fabulous. The drinks were delicious. When I spilled hot wing sauce down my shirt, the staff helped me clean it off.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    Burgers and sushi were excellent. Waiter was great. No complaints whatsoever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not up to its standard
    dehillerinVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    So disappointed that the burger this time was smaller and less juicy. Some other things looked fine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good times
    KMart
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    yummy burgers, great atmosphere, nice spot after work
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for a girls night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Went for a girls night out - burgers and beer. Night started off amazingly when our favorite summer beer was on the menu. Had the pretzel tapas and it was so good. Burgers didn't disappoint either. Great night all around. Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • LIC 5 Napkin Burger Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    I've been to their location in NYC previously and loved it, so I was very happy to find one closer to home. The food is as good as I remembered, although some of the prices were a bit higher than I recalled (ie. $6 for a NON-REFILLABLE glass of iced tea or lemonade seems a bit steep to me). The decor is also nice and fits in well with the LIC young trendy atmosphere. Overall I had a great experience and will definitely be back next time I want an excellent burger and crispy sweet potato fries. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Waitress, Brittany, went out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Waitress, Brittany, went out of her way to make the evening special for our group of 8 who was celebrating our cousin's birthday that day who is on a strict Gluten Free diet. The chef made a special GF dessert plate for her which made the night that much more better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burger over cooked.food too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Burger over cooked.food too salty.california tap beer i had overpriced.wait staff was greatly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to grab a burger!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Great place to grab a burger! Nice atmosphere & a good bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You Can Count on 5 Napkin Burger!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    As reliable and as enjoyable as the other 5 Napkin Burger locations, this one with an atmosphere a bit calmer than those caught up in the frenzy of Manhattan. There is no doubt why 5 Napkin is so successful. The burgers are great and the service and the ambience make this place is a happy destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went with my fiancé and
    irisnfrank
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    I went with my fiancé and our dads and everyone enjoyed their meal. Everyone thought it was great food for a reasonable price. We've been there before and plan to return again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Come hungry!! Food is very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    Come hungry!! Food is very filling speciallly the burgers! Staff was very friendly. Server and back waiter were very attentive. They also accomodated our special occasion. We got to linger at the table as it wasnt too full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent original burger,
    dehillerinVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    Excellent original burger, and the kitchen really pays attention to your order -- rare is rare. The wait staff is extremely eager to please, and you can sit for a long visit on a weeknight anyway.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • like a very dressed up burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    like a very dressed up burger joint but the price is nice
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had been to 5 Napkin in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    I had been to 5 Napkin in Astoria and Hells Kitchen several times for dinner for the burgers, which are fantastic, but this was my first time for brunch. Went because it is just across the street from the film museum so it was convenient, but the eggs benedict and bloody mary were quite good! It was also easy to get a reservation. As far as dinner, I have found the food to be delicious and the service quite good although it can get a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite possibly the best Burger
    BostonDiner
    Dined on 11/13/2012
    Quite possibly the best Burger I've had in a very very long time. Excellent beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great burgers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/30/2012
    Food was great I had the ranch and avocado burger medium. It was fantastic! The service was slow but it was to be expected due to the limited servers as per the adverse weather conditions. I am sure this was an abberation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Eats!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    My husband and I had a lovely time at 5Napkin. We got the fried pickles and pastrami as a starter on whim, and it was quite tasty. More pastrami than pickles (I think I would have preferred it the other way around), but yummy! Like little bite-sized fried sandwiches with lots of mustard. We each had a burger, and enjoyed them immensely, though mine was a touch on the salty side. My husband's was a perfect medium rare, and mine an equally great medium well. Nice atmosphere, even considering the Yankees were playing, and had drawn quite a crowd at the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burgers were so-so, but service
    Pastry123
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    Burgers were so-so, but service was good. Probably won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Burger Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Good food and drink. We had a party of 4, everybody was happy with their burger selections and pleased with the beers that were available. Will definitely return when in the area. The appetizers were creative and well-done and the fries were delicious!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wish it was closer!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    First time there, it was great, just wish it was closer to my house!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had the bacon cheeseburger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    I had the bacon cheeseburger with fries. I ordered it medium and it was a bit undercooked. The tomato was tough to bite into and the fries were way too salty. The wait staff was pretty good and there was loud music. It's not a place for a romantic dinner but it's a good neighborhood spot with outdoor dining if you want a casual local place to hang out with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Although known for their terrific
    Lionheart
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    Although known for their terrific burgers, not to be missed are the outstanding eggs benedict.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi platter was great, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Sushi platter was great, service great, got us to our movie within an hour
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Annoyed that I was told a
    thelilpastrychef
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    Annoyed that I was told a 25 min wait for 2 people when there were plenty of tables around. Went onto open table to look for other restaurants instead but say a reservation slot available for 10 mins later. This doesn't make sense to me but we were seated after making the reservation. Staff not that attentive but our server did put some effort in and was friendly. I think he was stuck waiting all the tables though so we left a 20% tip anyways. Ask for fries to be cooked longer otherwise they come pale and limp.
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  • 5 Napkin Burger has a no frills,
    NonameVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    5 Napkin Burger has a no frills, sports bar atmosphere. Ambiance may not be outstanding but their burgers are. It's hard to find burgers that are juicy, substantial, reasonably priced and are made out of good cuts of meat; 5 Napkin Burger accomplshed all this. In addition, the sweet potato fries were crisp and delicious. The only issue was that the restaurant was relatively empty, yet it took a long time to get our drinks. We had just started our drinks when the food was served.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burgers!
    mjovisVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Excellent hamburgers. Burgers have original combinations of ingredients. Although I wasn't drinking, they appear to have an unending selection of beers. But not the place for a romantic evening out. Very noisy, even on a Sunday evening (although the outside tables seemed to be quieter), and bare-bones decor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • changed, ut not for the better
    dehillerinVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2012
    The food hasn't changed. But the Astoria branch now emphasizes a gigantic sports screen, free food for kiddies (with adults who eat) up to 7 pm, and a louder soundtrack than ever. Management was really reluctant to turn on the air conditioning on a sultry evening. so it was far from peaceful, and this is not a positive change in my opinion.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic