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5 Napkin Burger
Posted by Dave Alan on 02/21/2010
I had the 5 Napkin Burger for brunch. Despite the ten ounces of beef, the onions and the comte cheese, it tasted overwhelmingly of rosemary. Now, I love rosemary as much as anyone else, but to have a rosemary aioli overwhelm caramelized onions and cheese means there is simply too much rosemary in the aioli. Service was quite good, with very attentive (and handsome) waiter and my water and coffee were both refilled at appropriate intervals. I suppose I'll go back and try something else, but those burgers are off my list for good.
Posted by Ari on 02/19/2010
I ate there this week. Seated promptly. It was rather noisy despite not being completely full. The burgers were good, although they somehow managed to taste dry on the inside despite the fact that they dripped juice. Fries were excellent. The onion rings were excellent, but for the price it is not worth it, nearly a dollar per onion ring. The highlight of the meal was the smores shake, which may now be the best milkshake on the upper west side.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/18/2010
Although not the first place one would think of to order chicken soup, I did reasoning that a menu item would not be listed unless it was tasted and tested. Unfortunately, this soup was not good at all - the broth was not degreased nor was the matzoh ball. Unfortunately, it was inedible. I also tasted my husband's burger which was very mediocre. Chef, take note: there is a difference between juicy and greasy.
Posted by overhyped on 02/17/2010
i've written one review on this here site, so that should say something. i was excited to try this place after hearing the great things about the 9th ave local. to say the least, the space inside is out of line. people crammed in front of the main entrance with nowhere to stand/sit. luckily they honored our res so we got seated immediately. however, they seated us (3 total) in a small cramped booth that was barely comfortable for 2 ppl. we asked nicely if they could switch us to another spot - no dice, so whatever, we'll manage. ordered the original 5napkin burger, onion ring tower, and an Avery 14'er beer (colorado) -- beer was the best part of the meal by far. burger was def juicy and a decent size, but it was dripping this nasty white sauce all over our plates. gruyere cheese for the original burger? i must be a purist, cuz i would much rather cozy up to a five guys or even smash burger which just opened near my house. these burgers are made the right way - and are priced the right way -- where are we the old homestead? i won't return, but still won't say it was horrible. just a not so amazing experience for an overhyped evening. it def wasn't the worst night i've had - got to spend time with good ppl and eat some meat. oh, and got to enjoy the best beer i've had in a long time. colorado knows what's up.
Posted by UpperWestSider on 02/16/2010
We were so excited for this opening. Atmosphere is nice and perfect for the UWS. Great location. Menu is limited if you dont want a burger or sushi. They could really use a good grilled chicken sandwich or such. Burger is mediocre and overpriced. Also, they dont serve bread.Salad was pretty good. I'll give them benefit of the doubt as they just opened but hopefully the will add a few chicken options to the menu.