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About 5 Napkin Burger - Union Square

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.

150 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Burgers, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am; Friday: 11:30am - 1:00am; Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Cross Street:
3rd Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 228-5500

Website:
http://www.5napkinburger.com/

Public Transit:
4,5,6,L,N,R

Executive Chef:
Andy D'Amico

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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5 Napkin Burger - Union Square Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (3)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great burger but the onion rings, which I remember as being amazing in the past, were clearly mass produced, out of a box, and very disappointing. Go for the burger, the onion rings....not so much.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

GREAT place. Came here with a group of 6 for my birthday. Amazing waitress that catered to our special requests. It was a little busy and took a little longer than I would have liked for our food and drinks. One plate was slightly undercooked but was taken care of swiftly and was no problem. Definitely a fun, trendy spot. Would come here again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great place to go with friends after work or if you're just in town visiting! Relatively quick but still a good sit down service. Would definitely recommend to all my burger-loving friends!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Excellent, moderately-priced restaurant. We had the veggie and ahi tuna burgers. Both were delicious. And the fries were a cut above as well. Service was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Amazing food, great atmosphere, and awesome service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Service was good, however there was a child's birthday party and the parents were very rude and had no respect for the other diners. Although an awkward situation, the hostess could have told them to quiet down as they were running around frantically and screaming in the restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Really used to like 5 Napkin, but haven't been in a couple of years, so I am not sure when they changed their menu, but the burgers are not as good as they used to be. The bun was wrong for the burger, the Turkey burger tasted like olive meatloaf and my wife's cheeseburger was dry and bland, neither of us finished ours. It is too bad, the drinks are good and the service and space are both good. Hopefully they will get things back on track soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Best burger I've ever had! Every bite is juicy and basically drips as you eat, but you never feel as if your eating a bunch of grease. Great taste, and very filling! The sides come separately but you better have a friend to share them with. Great service, even better food. It's casual dining that's right on the corner of a busy intersection so you can sit on the patio or still people watch from inside with all of the big windows. I'd stop here again anytime, it's perfect for a worked up appetite after walking all over the city!

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

They were very patient with me as I had a reservation but my lunch partner was extremely late. The food was good and came out in a timely manner. I got the avacado burger which was delicious but a bit of a mess to eat. Nothing a fork,knife, and five napkins couldn't fix.

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

Great burgers but the service at this location is unacceptably poor. I've had this experience here a few times now...

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food and service was perfect as always! My daughter left a painting behind; we called later and they held it for us to come pick up--excellent customer service!

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great Manhattan's, dramatic presentation of onion rings, if a little too greasy. I love the greens and grains salad bowl. There is always something for everyone on the menu.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food and ambiance was fine. The Service is non existant. The server literally sighed every time we asked him for something, and rolled his eyes. It got so bad that I got up from the table to fill my own soda because I didn't want to bother the server.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Fun restaurant, great burgers, excellent and friendly service. I would go there again!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

First time at this chain. Great service and excellent burgerm served speedily.

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 (München)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Really good service. Homemade Aioli and amazing beef in every burger.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Delicious burgers. Amazing fries. Great services. And get a milkshake for dessert!

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Best Burgers in town!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Best burgers we've had for a long time, great service, kid friendly and good ambience. Will definitely come back for more!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food and service was amazing. Will be going again this time with more people.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Went with a party of 20. Great service no order mix-ups. Would recommend for large groups.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Went to 5NB with my 3 kids, we go there about 6 times a year. My 12 year old is a vegetarian and says they have the best veggie burger in the city. Its just so consistent , price is great for the city, the food and service is always on point.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Terrific burgers and excellent service! Staff are friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Great Burgers it was really good. And the service was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The service was good. Food was amazing. However, I ordered a can ginger ale and the waitress said I'm lucky because that was their last can. When I took a sip it didn't taste as it should. Turns out it was expired 4 months ago. I would be careful if I ever go there again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We made the reservation and was sat immediately. The restaurant was pretty empty. The waiter took our order and we figured it would be a quick dinner. The tables filled up and then we noticed that tables seated after us were getting their meals. We called the waiter over- he hadn't been by in a bit and asked-where was the food. We initially went there for a quick meal after we brought our daughter back to the city. We told him about the tables that got food that were seated after us. He came back- no food. "The manager is looking into it". The manager came over and said the food was being cooked and that it will be right out. He never had a reason for the delay, however he comp'd us for the meal and sides. The manager did and said all the right things so it was fine and we will go back. The Tuna nachos were really good. The wings were a bit on the spicy side.......

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Good burger restaurant . Friendly staff. Also enjoyed the cheese cake.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing. Would recommend the food. The service was not good at all but it could have been an isolated incident just this day so I wouldn't not go here because of that if it is your first time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

It was a group outing. Great burgers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The food is okay, but for the price it should be much better. The bacon cheddar burger is bland and the bacon cooked to a wooden consistency. While waiting for me to arrive, my friend ordered a Hendricks martini at the bar. $20.00!! And then they suggest a 20% tip! They've got you by the short-and-curlies here, and if there were more choices in the neighborhood, they'd be in serious trouble.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

This place is consistently good. The Union Square location is great for pre-theater dinner at CSC, and the Hell's Kitchen venue is great for pre-Broadway, or anything in that area. Fresh food, and really friendly service. Certainly one of the best beef burgers in NYC, and the Italian turkey burger is outstanding. A vegetarian burger is very good, too.
I have recently been given a few dietary restrictions that aren't always in line with what one might expect at a burger restaurant, but my friends wanted to go there They could not have been more accommodating at letting me tailor my meal. That's really important as in many cases where I can go is limited based on menus.
Excellent value for the money and a very nice mid-priced place in the midst of a lot of expensive restaurants. While I don't drink, my friends were able to take advantage of the happy hour and thought the drinks were great.
If you're going in peak times, reservations are highly recommended. The Hell's Kitchen location books up pretty quickly, especially in pre-theater times.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Restaurant was up to par in many understated ways. My dining party also enjoyed the experience. Will gather there again Hats off to waitress Gail

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great food good time

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Perfect lunch spot during day! Spinach and artichoke dip and the classsic burger was delicious. We even had a cocktail and left with a shake! WAs full for the rest of the day! Would definitely return!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

SO I'm a burger fan, and this place fit the bill! I had the cheddar bacon burger and was absolutely thrilled by the size and taste of the burger. Sweet potato fries and an onion tower complemented the meal. The atmosphere was MUCH more interesting and exciting than I was expecting -- this is a true New York destination! Make no mistake about its touristy sounding, brand name...the upscale decor explained locals who were enjoying the fantastic bar. This is an excellent place, and a refreshing break from the normally exorbitant prices of Union Square establishments.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Always a pleasure to eat in that place ! The food is amazing and the team is awesome !

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

They made a great update to the space. Love the booths. Always a good time!

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

I am a frequent 5 Napkin Burger diner and usually a big fan but the service this evening was so atrocious i just had to say something. It took probably 10 minutes to even be greeted; ordered items did not arrive, even after multiple reminders, and overall it was a deeply dissatisfying experience, to the point where my returning (despite the awesome burgers) is in serious doubt.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

I came here with my family and my roommates for my birthday celebration on a Wednesday night. The dining room was quiet when we arrived, but picked up as the night went on. The service was good, and the food was delicious! They had something for everyone! The tuna poke nachos and the truffle burger are a must have!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Just much too noisy. Can't think that anyone can enjoy the food.

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