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Posted by chrisiannu on 01/12/2009
I love this restaurant. I have been twice now and have tried both the Cheddar Bacon Burger and the Lamb Kofta Burger. Both were great but I absolutely LOVED the lamb burger! The restaurant itself is really cute, albeit very crowded, but enjoyable. My only qualm is what a few other reviewers said which is $14 dollars for a burger? I realize they're sort of "specialty" burgers, but really... that's a little much! The accompanying fries were perfect, and I'm sure I'll be back to try the rest of the burgers on the menu, I just wsh it was a little more reasonable so I wouldn't have to make these visits so rare!
Posted by Tabasco1 on 01/01/2009
The flagship 5 napkin burger is unique and worth trying. Think french onion soup meets burger. As the name suggests the 5NB is a complete slop-fest that requires multiple napkins (which makes it both confusing and annoying that they only give you one). The 5NB is also a bit overpriced at $14. The sushi seems out of place at this burger joint given there are a dozen better sushi options in the area. On the upside are the decor/atmosphere (booth seating, tiled interior and a decent bar) and efficient service.
Posted by Girls night on 12/23/2008
Well I have to admit I was a little skeptical about trying this place because it has such mixed reviews..... I've heard really good things about it but unfortunately have read quite the opposite. So here is my exp. Drinks: Gin and Herbs - Different?? I couldn't tell if I liked it at first but did not hesitate to order a second. Apps: Sushi - I can't remember the names of the 2 rolls we ordered but they were both spicy and excellent!! Dinner: 5 Napkin Burger med-rare (of course) Turkey Burger and the Bacon Cheddar Burger med-rare (all cooked perfectly, we put all three in the middle and went at it!!) To sum it up the food was awesome and the service was great!! I'm not sure what one would expect going to a burger place, but we were quite impressed. The place was trendy, jam packed with a lively crowd. (Which I have to admit says a lot these days, not to mention the several empty restaurants we passed along the way) Do not always take to fact what you read, if you want great sushi AND great burgers (who would have thought) you should definitely try this place out . Highly recomended!!!
Posted by Unimpressed on 12/06/2008
Went on a jam-packed Friday night. There were so many people crammed around tables, with seats added in the aisles you have more personal space on the Lexington line at rush hour. Our dinner took 40 minutes to arrive, and we had to ask for everything from water to bread...we even had to ask for napkins (they only give you one, despite the name). My 5 Napkin Burger was only o.k. Good meat, cooked exactly to order, but on a soggy, greasy bun. Seriously, $14 for that? Oh, and they charge you for pickles! My friend had the BBQ ribs, which came with a nice sauce but were totally flavorless. Ditto the mac and cheese, which tasted like it came from a blue box. Our bill came to around $35 each, for which we got to sit in a cramped, noisy, overly-heated room and eat a mediocre burger. Will we be back? You guess.
Posted by anonymous on 11/29/2008
went here last night. the evening statred out okay. in the middle of our dinner a bar fight broke out. the food was so over salted, i will not be able to get my ring on for days. it was also over priced for a burger.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/21/2008
I was in the neighborhood and was intrigued by the name so I decided to try it. I was solo so I sat at the bar. The decor was nice and the place had a fun vibe. I ordered the 5 napkin burger , cooked medium. It was cooked perfectly and very juicy. It was big too - could not finish it. Next time I might get the sauce that comes with it on the side, but not a big deal. I also thought the fries were quite good - hot, crispy and salty. I would happily go back with friends. Enjoy!
Posted by John from Chelsea on 11/12/2008
5 Napkin Burger is a complete ripoff. I went there the other night and had a $14 burger which was no better than any $5 burger I've had anywhere else. And the homemade fries? MacDonald's at best.