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5 Napkin Burger
Posted by HellsKitchenLocal on 05/12/2009
Let me preface my comments by saying, I live in the neighborhood and have gone here 6 or 7 times since it has opened. Additionally, I really like the ambiance of the restaurant, its location, its friendly staff and energy. The problem is the burger. Each time except one the burger was not cooked as requested. Most of the time we requested medium well and occasionally just medium. Irregardless, the burger came back cooked rare- dripping red meat. Some of the times we asked the waiter to bring back to be cooked more. They were very obliging. I am frustrated because I like some of their other dishes- the lobster roll, frieds and salads and as mentioned earlier the actual, physical restuarant- but on the other hand I don't want to bring people here knowing that someone in my party will order the burger and such burger will not be cooked correctly....hence the title of this post..
Posted by michael Siegel on 05/02/2009
I really was disappointed in the burger itself. At medium rare it barely could hold itself in tact. The burger was grey and flavorless. I asked how they are cooked and was told on flat and in there own juices. Someone needs to install a grill on the premises. Other than the burger the place was gorgeous and the menu was unique.
Posted by anonymous on 04/25/2009
Went to 5 Napkins after passing on way to another restaurant. My friends thought it was an intersting name so decided to come back and try. Been there twice so far. First time had the original burger. Since I don't eat beef, I asked the waiteress if I could get with turkey instead and she said I could substitute turkey for any of the offered burgers which is great. I'm somewhat of a picky eater but I thought this was a really good burger. So did my friends. It was tasty and moist. Fries were okay (not the best but not the worst I've ever had) but burger definitely made up for any shortcomings of the fries. Second time I decided to try the fish and chips with side of slaw. Fish was good but slaw was really delicious (vinegar based with a sweet flavor). Service is good. Our waiter (Antonio) on second visit was very attentive. As for drinks, only had caramel latte shake both times which was yummy. My friend had the dark and stormy float and thought it was devine. She couldn't imagine the mind that came up with merging rum raisin & ginger beer. We would absolutely go back there again.
Posted by robertz on 04/25/2009
Loud! Frantic before theatre! Five Tums for my Five Napkin!
Posted by Sad but true on 04/13/2009
This place was great when it first opened. The burger were huge and yummy and the service spectacular. I have been back about a half-dozen times since my first visit and I have to say everything has gone down hill rather quickly. Our server was so disinterested in his job that he made us depressed, the burgers have shrunk in size considerably and come out not even close to the way you order the, I aske dfor mine to be medium well and got medium rare. By the time the server cam by to check I had given up and eatin most of it so it seemed pointless to send it back. My date ordered medium and well-done. Totally inconsistent. Will probably think twice before heading to this place again.
Posted by PTNJ on 04/06/2009
Delicious, what more can we say. The appetizer of pickles w/pastrami was delicious. Our burgers were juicy not to mention also delicious. Great place for a quick bite before a show or after. It gets busy.
Posted by usw foodie on 04/04/2009
I'm shocked at any kind of mixed review I've read here. I've been to 5 Napkin twice now, and both times had some of the best burgers I've had anywhere in the city, and I've lived in the city more than 15 years, and am critical of bad food. This is GREAT food! The burgers rock. The onion ring appetizer was yummy. The atmosphere is low key cool, bistro-y. You feel like you've been somewhere. I went with a group of 3 others. We shared two appetizers, each had great burgers, had a bottle of wine, and the bill was less than $50 each, including leaving a good tip. In the City, on a weekend, I think it's a great deal, and definitely worth it. Go!