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5 Napkin Burger - Boston

625 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Kid-friendly
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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(617) 375-2277
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andy D'Amico
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Parking details
We offer parking validation for the Prudential parking garage.
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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

Private Dining

Hosting a private event? Bring your boss, your in-laws, your 3-year-old or your drinking buddies…we’ll bring the napkins!

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What 625 People Are Saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 18 hours ago

The ambiance and food were wonderful, however the service was much less than to be desired. It took a while before we even got to order our food and we’d been there an hour and a half (mostly with empty drinks) before we actually got to eat. At one point, we actually got up to refill our own drinks with the pitcher of water at the waiters station next to us because our waiter only checked on us twice in the two hours we were there. As a restaurant that’s directly beside a convention center, I would expect much better service, especially since the place had multiple tables empty still, so they weren’t even packed. The food was pretty good, but I would not deem it worth the wait.

JoeDiner (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This restaurant is staffed by beginners. The food is hastily prepared without even adhering to the ingredients listed in the menu. Nearly frozen greens with scant add-ins. A rude and gruff maitre'd. Mediocre wine. Don't spend your money here.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Solid burgers, with interesting flavor variations. Exceptional shakes . Very good salad alternatives for those that do not like burgers.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This was my first time a 5 Napkin Burger but definitely won't be the last. Burger was massive more than I could actually eat and the fries were awesome. Took my 9 year old very picky eater and he wanted more fries. So definitely a big hit!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

PeterTheGr8 (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

I work nearby but have never beer here before. I got the Avocado Burger medium. Cooked perfectly and the guac topping was delicious. I'll make it a point to come back in the future. E everything is ala carte which is nice if you are trying to watch your weight. If you give me fries, I'm gonna eat them. Happy they don't just come with everything. My friend got them and they were tasty.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was good. Loved the Manhattan. Bacon on the burger was top notch, as was the burger (fresh lettuce, tomato an

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

I normally really love this place. But the service has gone down hill and the last time the food wasn’t as good as it normally has been in the past

vipburgermama1 (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

Kleiner (New England)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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.

vipFluffy (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Horrible. NYC much better.

maureen (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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.

MichaelW (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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

vipKathie (New England)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2017

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