5 Napkin Burger- Boston
105 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02189Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $30 and under
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
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
- Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
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5 Napkin Burger- Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 23, 2014
- Ambiance3.6Noise LevelModerate
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
- Overpriced food; burgers don'tOpenTable Diner Since 2003Dined on 4/9/2011Overpriced food; burgers don't come with fries or any sides but they were tasty. Beer also overpriced.Special Features:
- Great food. Nice ambience.SydneyVIPDined on 4/9/2011Great food. Nice ambience. They do not have a kids menu which is the only drawback for family's. We will vivit again.Special Features:
- Fun atmosphere. Enjoyed itRobTNHVIPDined on 4/8/2011Fun atmosphere. Enjoyed it a lot. Very reasonable prices for food and drink for the city.Special Features:
- Pretty DisappointedOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 4/8/2011Awful service. They got my burger order wrong twice. Waitress gave us attitude and then burdened us with her own problems. After delivering the check, she stalked us while we talked, obviously anxious to collect payment despite the fact that there were plenty of empty tables. Burger (when correct) was fine, nothing special. Shakes weren't very thick. Tater tots were ok, but they aren't really tater tots - actually fried mashed potatoes. Drink was awful. Do not order the Strawberry Mojito. No alcohol and no strawberry flavor. Tasted like crushed ice.
- This place was good, but nothingOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 4/8/2011This place was good, but nothing special. Found it odd that apparently they serve the sides after your food. I ordered fries with my burger, and since they didn't come, I asked the waiter to make sure it wasn't on my bill. He cancelled the order, but said that's how they normally did it (he thought it weird too). Probably will improve as they work out the kinks... The sushi roll we got was excellent. Better than many of the options at Haru next door...
- Go out for lobster instead...UnknownDinerVIPDined on 4/7/2011Good burgers for those willing to pay for them. Fresh ingredients, good service, and a few interesting twists. We tried the fried pickles with corned beef appetizer- a bit like a corned beef sandwich with a pickle on the side. It was good and well presented, but overpriced for the very small portion size. The burger toppings include the old standards like cheese and bacon, as well as more interesting ones like caramelized onions and aioli sauce. The topping combinations on the menu work well together and the burgers were thick and cooked just as ordered. The price was way too much for what it was though. Everything is a la carte. Four burgers, 1 shared appetizer and a couple of side orders cost us close to $100 including tip. Really?
- Not Worth Your Time!!!OpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 4/6/2011Truly disappointed. Burgers were nothing special and the sides were nothing great. Do not get the creamed spinach or the tater tots- NOT GOOD! Our server never checked in with us after the food was served... so I didn't have the opportunity to send back my overcooked burger.
- Would be better if the $9-12OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 4/5/2011Would be better if the $9-12 burgers actually came with sides and if the service was better. I made reservations and it was a nice touch that the hostess called to confirm that morning. The food was ok-not the best burger I have ever had-would have been better if it wasn't so expensive, but the food did come out really fast which was a plus. Tater tots were amazing! Definently the thing to get. Service wasn't so great-our server kept disappearing. Also, I asked the server when we got there about getting a milkshake to-go and he totally convinced me it was the thing to do-too bad that I never got it because when we were done eating the waiter left to get it and took 10 minutes to come back and tell me they had no to go cups-ANNOYING!
- Expensive for what it is.....notOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 4/5/2011Expensive for what it is.....not sure I would go back.
- Never againOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 4/4/2011The food was really expensive and you did not get a lot of it...Sure the burgers were big (but kninda nasty), but no fries!!! 4 or 5 dollars for a side...3 guys 3 burgers....$52 COME ON...Its not worth it! The service was also slow...
- I was a little dissappointedOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 4/3/2011I was a little dissappointed with the place. The service was pretty poor, but we may just have been unlucky with the miserable guy we had. We ordered the turkey burger, which was tasteless and an orginal burger which was really greasy. On the upside, the tater tots were delicious !Special Features:
- Just Your Average BurgerOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 4/3/2011The food was simply average - there are definitely better burgers in town. Our server was a bit on the odd side. Whenever we asked her opinion or asked for something for the table, she looked at us like we were from another planet. The booths are made for 2 really large people or 4 really small people so we requested to change tables so we could be more comfortable. We would not rush back here. Very much a mall chain atmosphere in a city that offers so many more optioons with so much more charm.
- so looking forward to eatinghorticultureDined on 4/3/2011so looking forward to eating here from all the hype.....what a huge disappointment! the ahai tuna burger was ordered just up from black and blue and you could have used it for a brick; the fries were bagged and cold and the burger was just average meat i'd never recommend it nor would i ever go back (cheesecake is next door and while i don't like that establishment particularly, at least the atmosphere and the wait staff gets the job done
- We went here last Sat it wasOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 4/2/2011We went here last Sat it was super busy and reservations only. Pros: Great fried pickles with pastrami, delicious! Onion rings were tasty especially with the 5napkins sauce Hot Dog was exceptional wish I ordered it for myself. Amazing nice staff. Logan was AWESOME! Cons: Long wait for food. Thick flavorless burgers I ordered mine medium and it was well done, plus they messed up on my order so this was the second burger. They removed it from the bill and gave me a complimentary dessert with much apologies. I definitely still feel this location is going through some growing pains and hope it get much better.
- Everything was good exceptOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 4/2/2011Everything was good except for the staff (or atleast who we were given). Had a big group and very inexperienced waitress, luckily the food made it worth the frustration. Would go back and request different server. Best burger in boston.Special Features:
- First we had to move becauseOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 4/2/2011First we had to move because of the ventilation system blowing cold air heavily along the window tables. My turkey burger was good but the others' traditional hamburgers were less than expected - both ordered as medium, both were overcooked, one was excessively dry. The burgers were large but the sides were very small for the price. The milkshake was good but thought to be on the small size The waitstaff were very good and addressed our concerns, management discounted our bill. We may try it again after they have time to adjust their preparation but it is not on our must go back list
- A little slice of the upperOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 4/1/2011A little slice of the upper west side in Boston. I am sooooo happy!Special Features:
- DisappointmentOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 4/1/2011I went with 2 friends for lunch. We had high hopes. Liked the vibe of the place but the food was average at best. 2 of us got the original burger and felt it was unexceptional. The best part was the soft white bakery style bun. The burger itself tasted pre-formed as though frozen and was so thick that it overpowered the Cheese and carmelized onions. Their solution seemed to be to glop on the aioli which I scraped off and added a small amount. The fries were bland and the tater tots were way too thick and mushy on the inside. If you were hoping for old school Ore Idas or cafeteria style you will be very disappointed. Bottom line: i'll take a Five Guys burger over 5 Napkin any day. PS: they don't serve food at the bar. Huh??Special Features:
- Not as great as all the hypeOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/31/2011Not as great as all the hype would have you believe. I'd take Five Guys over this burger anyday. Fries were very average also.Special Features:
- Awesome burger... Really goodOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 3/30/2011Awesome burger... Really good onion rings... Blood Orange Martini=amazingSpecial Features:
- Better than expected. GreatOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 3/30/2011Better than expected. Great burger, quality meat, cooked perfectly. Fish Tacos were also delightful.
- Great restaurant and terrificOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/26/2011Great restaurant and terrific food. My girlfriend used to live in NYC and always wanted to take me to the midtown location. She was ecstatic to find that a 5 Napkin Burger was opening in Boston. The food certainly lived up to the hype.Special Features:
- Overall my experience at FiveOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 3/26/2011Overall my experience at Five Napkin Burger was great. The food was very good. The burger melted in my mouth. The staff was good but the hostesses could have used some more training on how to interact with customers. My one big complaint would be that it was very cold being seated in a both near the door. There needs to be something to keep the cold from getting in. Overall I had a great time dining at Five Napkin Burger.Special Features:
- Service was a little spottyJytfVIPDined on 3/25/2011Service was a little spotty from the people other than the waitstaff-- probably still getting their kinks out. But they did comp us a whole lot for a very small mistake. Wonderful! Food was excellent and server was very happy and energetic. Very reasonable prices. We'll most certainly be back again.
- Overpriced, loud trendy.OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/25/2011Overpriced, loud trendy. A small bowl of pickle slices that other restuarants might bring you complimentary was $2.75 as a side! And, if you are going to have an overpriced trendy hamburger joint you better make sure your hamburger is to die for - it was just ok. The music was too loud also. Couldn't carry on a converstation.
- Skip it.PatSVIPDined on 3/25/2011Both of our orders arrived wrong. When we got the new orders, the food was bland. If you order burgers at a burger restaurant they should be exceptional. These were greatly disappointing and we would not return. BTW, they charge for the pickles!!
- We really enjoyed our diningOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/25/2011We really enjoyed our dining experience on the first Friday night that it opened. The food was really good and they had an extensive beer menu. The waitress was great and when we waited what seemed like more than a half hour she finally got our beer but said not to worry about it and it would be taken care of. The only negative I found is that the burgers take 20 minutes to cook and food moved very slowly out of the kitchen. I overheard many tables saying they needed their food so they could get to a concert, etc. I would suggest putting a disclosure on the menu or have the wait staff mention at the beginning of the meal that our burgers take 20 minutes to cook so it sets the expectation since a majority of the menu is burgers.Special Features:
- Diner disguised as $$$ burger rest.OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/25/2011This restaurant is basically a diner trying to disguise itself as a high-end burger place. While the servers are great, the food is only so-so (they don't use higher-quality meat than ground chuck in $12 burgers). On top of that, a burger and fries really costs about $13-18 (not the $9-$14) because fries are around $3.50 extra. Also, the booths at this restaurant are clearly tiny diner booths (which don't ft with their ambiance) and are a tight fit for a table of 4. Their drinks were reasonably priced for the area, however, & they played good music. Overall, I think the Cheesecake Factory's 'Classic Burger' tastes much better (it uses higher quality meat, and costs about $5 less because it includes fries) and is literally next door.
- I was waiting months for 5chloebuttsVIPDined on 3/24/2011I was waiting months for 5 Napkin Burger to open. I was nervous about going on opening night but it went pretty smoothly. I found the decor very NYC and VERY LOUD. The harsh surfaces and loud music made it difficult to have conversation at our 2 top. Had the Original burger which was a tad over done but very good. It should be mentioned on the menu that items are a la carte though. The sweet potato fries, onion rings & pickles were also very yummy. Beer prices are at least $1.50 over priced though. I am sure this will become a regular spot for us. I am so glad they are using OpenTable so I can secure reservations. Especially in the upcoming tourist season.Special Features:
- Bad BurgerPatSVIPDined on 3/24/2011Four at our table. Two wanted their burgers rare. All got well done burgers. why can t a burger place get it right??
- This place was awesome! IOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/23/2011This place was awesome! I had been looking forward to going to it for weeks after writing an article about it opening in my school's newspaper and it was nothing short of a phenomenal time. The food is awesome and the decor is creative and interesting. Definitely give it a shot next time you're craving a burger.Special Features: