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About 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.

105 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02199
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 375-2277

Website:
http://5napkinburger.com/

Parking Details:
We offer parking validation for the Prudential parking garage.

Executive Chef:
Andy D'Amico

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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5 Napkin Burger - Boston Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.0

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3.8

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3.5

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

We ate here after the Boston Pops concert. You could walk to it, is is about a 12 min. walk down the street. Parking is easy though, at the Pru Center and you can walk to it in a minute or two from there.
It is pricey, but worth it because the burgers are amazing! You will need about 5 napkins to eat it! They are very accommodating. We changed our reservation time an hour prior and it was not a problem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I've never been to 5 Napkin Burger before, I'll be back. I went because it was a convenient spot and when I glanced at the menu on-line, it looked "fine". It was way more than fine, it was delicious! Actually, none of us traditional burgers and we all loved our selections. I will go back there to try more of the food. I had a grain salad with deliciously cooked salmon on top as did my friend. Another friend had a tuna steak sandwich that was also cooked correctly and yummy. The brussel sprouts were also so good.

I thought it was a knock off of a different burger chain and it was SO much better and so much more.

Our server was very good, too.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was very good and the service was quick. The hostess was kind to move us to a table we preferred. The background music was too loud and the waitress got it lowered. All around good job.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The burgers were great and very tasty. One came out under cooked but they cooked a new one and took it all off the bill without us having to ask.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal at 5 Napkin Burger and would definitely return. It's not a place we'd go every day, as it can get moderately expensive quickly (1 cocktail, onion rings, and a burger = $37/person), but the menu is exciting and worth trying more of. My friends loved the lamb and truffle burgers, while my turkey burger was on the bland side. Boozy shake and onion rings were great, and we had seconds of the house-made pickles.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Live Sports, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Horrible. NYC much better.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were celebrating 21st Birthday and it hit the spot for him. Casual, huge burgers and fun drinks. Definitely more younger persons place, and that's what we were looking for.

Tags: Great Beer, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first time at any 5 Napkin and what a treat it turned out to be! We were able to get a pre-theater reservation -- unusual in that area on a Saturday evening. Our waitress was terrific: efficient, pleasant without being obtrusive. The food exceeded our expectations in terms of quality and value. I had the lamb burger on a salad and he had the beef burger on a salad. Our only "criticism": portions were gigantic and because we were going to a concert immediately after dinner, we could take the remains home. We're looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service, food and location was Excellent! We will be back!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

First visit. Pleasantly surprised because I expected a "burger joint" but this was far nicer with an imaginative menu for serving mostly burgers, as well as a couple other proteins. I would go back for a casual meal prior to a theater or other type of performance in the area, which is what brought us there last Saturday. I did find it a bit pricey for what was served however... our bill for 2 was over $70 before the tip and we each had only one cocktail. That will temper how often I go back, but I definitely will return.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Noisy crying babies,expensive,Rude waitstaff, and When did fries become A la carte?

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Burgers were juicy and tasty. Shakes and floats were delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

I was very disappointed by this place. They somehow managed to get all of our orders wrong. Not to mention we waited over 35 minutes for our burgers to show up.
Burger were wildly over cooked, I asked mine to be medium, and it was 100% well done. My friend asked for the egg to come on the side of her burger and they didn't do that either.
My other friend asked for an egg for his salad and didn't get it. I asked for sweet potato fries and they put it on my friends order.. to top it all they forgot about my other friend's order of milkshake.
what a complete MESS.
The waiter was just unprofessional and we really did not have a good experience. Ate so many better burgers than this one - BBC, yard house, five guys, tasty burger and more.
Will not be coming back there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Waitress was not good. Burgers came out over cooked and we actually had to bring the burgers inside (we were doing outside) manager did come out with the new burger, just not a great experience. Will not be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

After seeing this restaurant, which has locations in NYC, we were excited to try it. The burgers are large. That said, the quality was average. I had a Kale salad bowl with Tuna, which was nothing special. My family had the burgers which were not as good as what they had at Red Robin. Disappointed.

The decor was plain. The service was good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Good food in a central location. Love the pickles! Good choices of burgers and drinks.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on June 6, 2017

We enjoy this place before concerts at Symphony Hall and it has become our tradition for lunch on Marathon Monday. Food and service always great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Great Beer, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Was here in Boston for my husbands conference. The food was good, but a bit overpriced given the quality. The burgers were huge, though! Overall a very good choice of restaurant!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Love at first bite. Didn't recall what i had ordered on my last visit, but as soon as I but into the burger I remember why we were back. Good drinks, GREAT burgers. We were late for our reservation but sat us quickly and got our food out quickly so we could make our show. Good food, good service, good times.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Very good burger but meat was way to big 10 oz.
Fries were burnt and not made in the moment.
Need better fries

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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Do not go in for dinner and expect to carry on a conversation. Very loud. But, food was great. Service was good. For a quick bite, or for a lunch, can't beat these burgers.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

16th birthday celebration - party of 14

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

We often go here. We love it. It's healthy and satisfying. A great atmosphere. I've not hung at the bar, I usually have my kids, but it looks great. It's casual and I can always count on a great meal.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on April 11, 2017

I went here earlier this week to celebrate my brother's birthday. The service was awful to say the least. We went at 8:30PM, the host was very welcoming but the waiter acted as if we were barging in last minute, the place closed at 11PM!!!! We went on a Tuesday, so it was pretty dead. He got annoyed at me when I changed my drink order from a glass of wine to the same beer my brother ordered. I apologized but he ignored me. We split an appetizer and before we could even dive into that, he was rushing us on our entrees. So, we ordered them on the spot. I was pretty surprised to see this place charged $5.50 for fries alone since they don't come with the burger. The food was pretty bland overall. The waiter didn't drop off our food nor did he come over to ask how everything was. Was pretty inattentive to our waters being empty for twenty minutes as well. While we were still eating our burgers, he dropped the check off and didn't asked if we wanted dessert. Which would have been nice since it was my brother's birthday. Bill came to $86 for two burgers, three beers and an appetizer. Oh! Don't forget the $11 for fries. I didn't realize I was in Fenway park. For that type of money, we should have gone to Capital Grille across the street. Better service and the food would be worth that type of money spent. Also, the to-go boxes would maybe fit a kids meal. Mine would not stay closed for anything. I had half my burger and left over fries in there. It opened overnight and the burger was totally dried out come morning. Low quality meat for a $14 burger. All in all, I won't be going there again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Service was not friendly and very slow. Server checked in with us only to take drink order, dinner order and then to bring the bill (without even asking if we were done). 4 of us all had overcooked and WAY over salted burgers. Been to other locations that were great. Will not be returning to Boston.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Dinner for 3, early reservations (5:30). Seated right away. Prompt greeting and waters from server. Good craft beer and cocktail menu, better quality than quantity of selections. Had the original burger, a truffle burger, buff chix, chili waffle fries, 3 beers and a milkshake for $88 before tip. A bit pricey but appropriate for the upscale, city location. Ordered my burger med rare, but it was closer to rare, but still amazingly good. The done-ness is pretty subjective anyway, so no complaints. Really cool ambiance. Urban, upscale vintage / retro look. We all enjoyed our meals and recommended it to friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Burgers are good (even the tuna burger!) Beer was fine -- the selection spans a lot of ground, but not deep. Noise level was high due to single very large table, but once they left, it was fine. Service was slow. Not sure what our waitress was doing, but we didn't see her much. Didn't know that March Madness games would be on TV, but that was a bonus.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We have been here several times, and each is just as good as the last. The original 5 Napkin burger is to die for. Delicious! Great beer list here, and good cocktails. The Smoky Tommy margarita was delicious. Our waiter was personable and gave us just the right amount of space, and input when asked or needed. He made the evening that much more enjoyable. We will keep coming back!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great Beer, Fun, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Excellent burger, fabo service!! Little loud but doable.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Delicious burgers, but no sides unless we added them, which seemed strange to me. The service was great, though, and they brought our friend who was having a birthday a dessert with a candle in it. We went early-ish Monday evening so it was super-quiet.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 7, 2017

The burger just wasn't good. Onion rings and sweet potato fries were good but when you have burger in your name, you expect much better! The server had a blasé attitude and didn't have anything great to say about the menu and it seemed like we were intruding on her life being there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Seated right away with reservation. Our server was attentive and personable. Food was outstanding. Can't wait to visit the 9th avenue location.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Overall good food and service; But Burger bun was stale and design of seating area not made for your average size person: Table too far away from built in stools.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We were seated right away!!! Thank you open table
We were presently surprised by how delicious the 5napkin burger was..and it was cooked medium rare as requested. I had the veggie burger on the grain salad and it was delicious.I can't wait to go back for another one!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2017

My first visit to 5 Napkin Burger was vastly disappointing. The burger was well done and I had asked for rare. Another customer sat next to me and asked for rare and got well done. So I thought that might be house policy. "Our rare is medium well because we want to protect your health."
But last week I went again with a friend and the burger was perfectly cooked and I will return. The portion is very generous, the server most polite and all in all it was worth the trip.
Unfortunately the noise level even when only half full is trying.
I would like an option for a burger with fewer garnishes available although I know many people want everything they can put on a burger. Unfortunately watching them eat it is not pretty.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Best Burger I have had in very long time , Kentucky Bourbon beer was excellent also

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Great food. fun and creative menu. However, inattentive service and terribly long wait for food despite not a large crowd.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Decent food, city prices sticker shock for this country boy. A burger is $14 then $5.5 for fries? Yikes.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Came down from NH for NYE 2017. 3 people bill was $75,very good atmosphere and great location to copley square, Food came out on time and correct but server was very flighty had to repeat things to him 4 times. Burgers are good, I would prefer a 5 guys burger myself but the brussel sprouts were great.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Went here tonight amidst rave reviews--- however
1. Sam adams winter draft was flat
2. Chili waffle fry app was litterally 6 waffle fries $12
3. Burgers are $14. No sides. All sides $5 extra... basically u get a burger on a plate not even a garnish
4. Service pathetically slow and she was very forgetful
5. Our second beer was bottled.. much better
6. My daughters bacon was super salty and uncooked
7. Dessert: carrot cake looked like it was missing half &
My sons molten lava cake didnt lav or molt
---all in all for what i spent we shoulda gone to Capital Grille

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