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5 Napkin Burger - Upper West Side

4.4
1037 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am; Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 333-4488
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West 84th Street
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Public transit
1 train to 86th Street.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1037 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

Impossible burger was amazing!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Another great meal at 5 Napkins Burger in the Upper West Side. The food and service lived up to the expectations that have been set last year.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I come to this 5 Napkin Burger all the time and love everything on the menu! We started with the Artichoke Spinach dip and then the sushi which was very good. Always a good meal and the waiters and staff are very attentive and helpful with the fun new menu!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Me gustó muchisimo.
Las hamburguesas estan riquisimas y el trato excelente.
Encima esta bien de precio, raro en NY.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The incredible and uncomfortable loudness which will be the reason I and my gang won't go back is partly not the fault of the restaurant: the clientele is of a variety that bring their children - or drop their children off. So among the people trying to have a beer at the bar, or chat to their dinner partner, there are many children there: screaming, and parents are either 1) not there, or 2) ignore their children as they scream away.

So the restaurant can't help that wild animals enjoy eating there. I don't have the solution: maybe put a note in their menu with some humor - "please keep the volume to a low roar as our wait staff are mostly musicians and want to preserve their hearing", or "we love your children, but if the children don't love us, please ask them to be respectful of the other patrons." something like that.
What the restaurant CAN do about loudness - turn down or eliminate the music.

I know that in the late 80's it became accepted wisdom that restaurants put on popular loud music to pump up the energy level of their patrons and encourage spending and drinking, but NOW for anyone over 50, it means: no dessert, no coffee, no I don't want a second glass of wine, get me the hell out of here. Which is what happened with my party of 5.
Service is great - I pity the wait staff. Food is great: the impossible burger is amazing.
CONTROL THE CHILDREN, LOWER THE MUSIC.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Nice spot for to grab a quick bite before or after the movies!!!!

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We stopped in at 2:30 pm on a Tuesday for a late lunch. The Lamb burger was average. Nice roll, but the burger,even with condiments didn't taste so special or was it excessively large or juicy. Me wife had their " Incredible Burger" and it was very good. It looked like meat and was very good. The onion rings and sweet potato fries were excellent. We had cloth napkins so I cannot say you need five paper ones. Good location, across the street from a multiplex on Broadway.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Loud Nice environment food not in relation to prices

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great burgers and great kids menu! Milkshakes are amazing!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Burgers not good and food took forever.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always reliable. Great burgers and salads. Casual and fun with something for everybody to like.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We had friends visiting from out of town, all who have life threatening nut allergies. After we ordered, the executive chef came to our table, assuring us that there were no contaminents, and that our three friends could safely dine. I’m super impressed. I was a fan before, but after this experience will dine at 5 Napkins much more frequently.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I’m really impressed how 5N has evolved. Though always a favorite staple of mine, the menu now includes some really great salad offerings you can make light or hearty, all through customization. Service is friendly, attentive and consistent. Awesome all around

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My son and I usually go for brunch/dinner and the food and service is absolutely exceptional!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

A VERY POPULAR moderately priced restaurant across the street from the AMC 84th Street and Broadway movies and Books of Wonder and just two blocks from a large Barnes and Noble. Very good non alcoholic mixed drinks. Food is fine and portions are generous. We enjoyed onion rings with two dips, tempura shrimp with green beans and medium rare burger salad. Reservations helpful especially on weekends.

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This is the last time I am making a reservation here! It is a neighborhood restaurant that is always understaffed and the service stinks! My waitress said the drinks took 29 minutes bc the bar was slammed at 6 on a Friday and they forgot my kids drinks! We would of ordered at least 3 cocktails and only got one! Then at a burger place we asked for condiments which never came! When I told the waitress she got mad at us and slammed the bill down! Too many great restaurants on UWS

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our server, Brittany S, did an outstanding job and she helped make our son’s birthday ex

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

One of the best quality burgers in the city, great beer selecting, very kid friendly, lively. Slightly overpriced. It has become our go to when we feel like a good burger.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Simply Awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Exelente comida. Exelente ambiente, ideal para ir con toda la familia o con tu pareja en una cita espacial

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Service has gotten much better!!

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Been there many times Breslau good burgers

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The burgers were outstanding! It's hard to give a burger joint 5 stars, but they were really really good. Pleasant place; big, loud, fun. If I ate more burgers, I'd return more often than I do.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Overall great as were the burgers. Service was slow and milk shake almost didn’t make it even after reminding the servicer 4 times. Would absolutely recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

It was very busy, hostess had trouble keeping up and the waiter was overwhelmed but the food came fast and was good

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our server (Christophe P) was not very attentive. Our glasses were empty and still were not refilled until we asked. The table behind us was also having an issue with getting the servers attention on more than one instance. We had our heart set on dessert but since the experience with the server wasn’t going well, we changed our minds (nor did he ask or offer dessert) as we didn’t want to wait on him. We had to even ask for our own bill for payment. The food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It was an all around great lunch, but we were seated next to kids who were noisy... but it could have been because my friend got there a early and thought she saw me so sat down at the empty table right next to her! I requested a booth in my res request. I did check in when I got there, but after first sitting down.
The waiter was completely charming, but we had to ask to have the table cleaned after waiting too long. Will always go back though.
Love the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

This is a great casual venue for a good meal before a movie (one of the most comfy movie theater in NYC is right across the street!). They serve a great burger, plus offer some other options, including a burger salad and sushi. We very much enjoyed the chili cheese fries--with the chili on the side--and the onion ring tower!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

On the corner of Broadway and 84th St is 5 Napkin Burger. When I saw the name of this restaurant, I knew we had to try it. What a fun spot for lunch this was. We made a reservation on Open Table, requested a quiet table, and were so pleased that they honored our request. We were warmly greeted and seated. Fred, our server, was so friendly and helpful. This was one of the most reasonably priced meals we have had in Manhattan!

We both had burgers and they were fabulous. The burgers are 10 oz. Angus beef burgers served on a potato roll. I enjoyed the 5 Napkin Burger – all natural beef with imported Gruyere cheese, caramelized onions with a rosemary & garlic aioli - oh my, it was so good. My husband savored his Bacon Cheddar Burger (he asked for the lettuce and tomato on the side). The burgers were cooked to our specifications – medium rare. We ordered the signature, hand-cut fries – they were crisp and fresh.

What was really nice about our server was when I asked if he would change the channel on the TV so that we could view “The Chew,” which he did. Now that is what I call accommodating your customer! We highly recommend 5 Napkin Burger.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great burgers! Especially the Avocado Ranch Burger!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delish,. Classic 5 Napkin burger. Caramelized onions heaven.
Disappointed that at 6:15 they had no multigrain rolls. Awfully early to not have my roll choice.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

5 Napkin is consistently one of the best burgers in the country. Hot Fudge brownie is excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

It was really busy (as always), but the food was good and they found us a nice table

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Made a reservation to be sure our party of 5 did not get jammed onto a 4 top table - upon arrival the hostess seemed confused about our reservation and we ended up with a 4 top and a chair in the main traffic pattern in and out of the kitchen ... the exact scenario I was trying to avoid. The food was great and our server was excellent - the situation seating was extremely uncomfortable and detracted from my experience.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

The truffle burger was beyond good! Worth the price! Went for my birthday right before the movies.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a great burger. But we're upset there are no more cheese tots on the menu.
Why don't you bring them back? That was a bad decision.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

This is one of our local neighborhood standbys. The service is usually pretty good but can be spotty at times. Staff is always very pleasant. Food is very good and prices are reasonable for New York City ($14 for their special burgers, with no sides.)

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was mediocre. Tough burgers. Service was good.

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2.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Service was very bad. We didn't get all our food at the same time, had to wait for a couple of sides that arrived after we'd almost finished. That would have been ok but the server wasn't apologetic and acted like we were being annoying for asking about the food.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was fast and the food was unbelievably good. Burgers and fries were the best from my trip. And the s'mores shake is delicious.

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