5 Napkin Burger (Closed)

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 24 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Fryer, Burgers + 5 more
80% of 15 votes say it's Celiac friendly

105 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02199 Directions

(617) 375-2277
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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Ordered the Five Napkin Burger and an order of fries. Our server was very nice and assured us the burger could be made gluten free and the fries would go in a separate fryer. The sever put an allergy alert on our ticket. Nima test for the burger came back positive for gluten. Nima test of the fries was negative for gluten. Kind of disappointing to have fries for dinner.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Awesome for all the family- kids, gf (celiac) and non- gf. Had gf burger & fries.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    The staff had fast service, dedicated fryer and were educated about allergies. Also, the food was so delicious: burgers, fries, and the burrito.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    I was skeptical of this place. There is no mention of gluten free food on their website or menu and when we called the hostess was clueless. Then when we arrived, the waitress said the fries were gluten free and the burgers could be served on GF buns, but she was not very knowledgeable or convincing. We rolled the dice based on recommendations from friends. My 6 year old son - who has celiac - LOVED his meal and had no issues. I thought my burger was gross and overpriced and the service was pretty bad - even though the place was mostly empty. So, I guess the summary is this place itโ€™s good at preventing cross contamination, but bad at preparing tasty food and providing prompt service.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Staff was very knowledgeable! They have separate friers, a designated cook space, and lots of gluten free beer/cider options.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Delicious burger (served on what I believe was an Udi bun). Both regular fries and sweet potato fries are in their own fryer.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Tour guide suggested 5 Napkin Burger out of all the burger places in Boston, and was not disappointed. Burgers were delicious and cooked perfectly. Love that they bring pickles to the table instead of bread! Knowledgeable about gluten free and cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    The burger comes on a really hot plate so the bun got soggy pretty quickly. Other than that, the burger was perfect at medium well.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Are waiter was nice. Are food came out fast. And was very good. My recommendation is the bacon cheddar burger.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Very good staff and good food. Loved the kale salad!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great meal, super flavorful burger, safe fries, real gf beer available, and great staff. Thanks!

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Original Review: Have only had their flagship burger, twice. The second time was to give the burger another chance. Both times were mediocre. Their fries and drinks are good, though. Three stars b/c their fries and drinks were delicious but their **flagship** burger wasn't memorable by any means. Would I go again? Yes. But only to try a different entree. I would not order their flagship burger again. Update 4/17/16: Visited on Saturday 4/16/16, Scottie (the server) was very knowledgeable about the gluten free options and substitutions that could be made. They made a custom drink for me that was similar to the one I couldn't order b/c it wasn't gluten free. I wanted the Turkey Burger, but the turkey party isn't gluten free so Scottie suggested we substitute their regular beef patty. My "Turkey" burger was yummy. I would order it again. I am a whimp when it comes to spicy food, but the tomatoes gave just the perfect amount of kick to wake up the taste buds. Furthermore, the richness of the pesto and the cheese played perfectly together with the acidity and freshness of tomato jam and arugula. Would I order this burger, again? Yes. My boyfriend ordered the BBLT and a margarita. He loved both. Would I visit, again? Yes. In fact, this visit bumped my rating up from 3 to 4 stars.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Burgers were delicious! (My friend even loved her turkey burger) The GF bun was really good and it was an amazing bonus that the fryer was dedicated. I'm glad this place isn't close to me cause I'd be eating here all the time!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Staff was very cautious and helpful. Service was fast. Gf drinks on the menu. The bun is not the same as the 5 Napkin Burger in NYC, which was disappointing, and they burgers didn't taste the same, but we're still good.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    4 years ago

    My family and I chose this place after reading an article on the Boston Visitors Guide website. It stated they had GF fries and chicken wings - not the case! The waitstaff were not very helpful or overly friendly! Only the beef burgers are guaranteed GF - they have GF buns (which were hard/dry) or lettuce wrap. No dedicated fryer. Unfortunately the burger was not even that great. Best part was coleslaw and guacamole!! Should've checked reviews here first.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    4 years ago

    Burgers not great. Staff not very knowledgable or competent. They Do have a dedicated fryer for fries but the staff said they didn't till I showed them the previous reviews. Then they said yes they do.

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    4 rating
    4 years ago

    Restaurant is a bit expensive (for everyone, not just those avoiding pesky glutens) but food is worth it. Burger's are flavorful, buns okay (typical crumbly bun). Dedicated gf fryer is a added bonus for those longing fries. That said, if Boston Burger Co would get its act together and offer gf buns and dedicated fryer, I probably wouldn't return here. Burger co is cheaper and has better burgers and options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    This place is amazing! They don't have a dedicated menu, but are very helpful and knowledgeable. They have a dedicated fryer and the fries are delicious! I was able to customize any.burger to make it exactly the way I wanted and had no problems afterward. Definitely eating here again! Highly recommended.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    I would never go here normally, but their burger is seriously worth putting up with the packed chain. Great staff, french fries, and the buns are unique and addicting!

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    3 rating
    6 years ago

    When I went, they had just gotten an entirely brand new (regular) menu, so our waitress was still learning it. She was very helpful in finding out as much as she could about what was gluten-free and what wasn't, and really wanted to make sure I had a meal I would enjoy. It wouldnt be my first choice restraint, as I had limited options, but I would go back if my friends were eating there because I know I'd have great service and help finding GF meals.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    Server knew off the top of his head what I could have and reassured me a million time when he misspoke about something. Seemed like it was very typical to have GF/celiac patrons. Food was great! Cute place

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    1 month ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Good experience, but neither turkey burger nor vegetable burger is GF. Pickles are fantastic!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    THEY HAVE A DEDICATED FRYER SO CELIACS CAN HAVE FRIES!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    AWESOME, safe burger and fries, dedicated fryer, and fast service at the bar! At here 3 times in 2 weeks with no problem

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    I am giving this place a 5 star but there was a mix up that I had to catch or it would have been bad. Loved the burger and the GF bun held up so well to the lovely juiciness (yes, you will need 5 napkins). The sweet potato fries were delicious and the service was excellent and put up with our silliness (thank you Silas). They were accommodating when I asked for the brownie sundae without the brownie but unfortunately the kitchen made a mistake and included the brownie bits. Silas took care of it immediately.

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    5 rating
    1 month ago

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    Great place that offers gluten free buns

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 months ago

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    Was grateful for the dedicated fryer, but it would have been nice if the Buffalo sauce was gf.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Awesome from scratch food, including the gf buns! Dedicated fryer so we were able to enjoy regular and sweet potato fries. Staff was very knowledgeable about celiac and necessary precautions.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    We have a delicious, safe meal! They have a gluten free bun and dedicated fryer. Precautions are taken to avoid cross- contamination. When we walked in, we spoke with the manager and asked her to double check that our meal was prepared with thE precautions.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Staff was excellent and food was amazing!

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    5 rating
    4 months ago

    2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    Amazing burger and fries! You definitely need 5 napkins to eat here!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    Excellent burgers. Good GF buns. Dedicated fryer. Comfortable seating.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    very knowledgeable & nice. the bun is toasted (my fav) but is also drier than other buns I've had at burger places with gf buns- so crumbles easily. other than that, the burger was awesome & fries were delicious!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    No printed gf menu, but the staff was knowledgeable

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    GF pickles for the table and fries have a designated fryer. Yummy burger w gluten free bun. I was a little annoyed when they brought me my burger the first time and it had cheese on it, but they fixed the mistake pretty quickly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    The best burger ever with a GF bun and GF fries. Great service.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Knowledgeable staff, super quick service. Great burgers and fries with a bun!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Awesome ciders and my burger was great. Fries are good too. Didn't get sick!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    This place is HEAVEN!!! I just can't get enough!! I've been going once a week since I discovered it and never been disappointed... The staff is always very attentive and seems to be well informed on gluten sensitivity! They have a dedicated fryer for their fries, which are amazing! And their beef patties are so delicious, I wouldn't be mad if I had to eat it without a bun, which I don't because they have GF buns and I've been told by my non-gf friends that they taste just as god as their regular buns..

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Was a little worried as the male host was clueless about "Celiac" and "cross contamination". Sat at the bar hoping to talk to a manager and met James the bartender. James kept this family of four here as his knowledge of celiac, gf, cross contamination and allergy friers assured us that our Celiac daughter could eat here worry free! Drinks by James are fantastic with some Stanley Cup hockey! Dinner should be amazing! One gf tuna burger, one gf avocado ranch burger,one gf allergy waffle fries and one gf regular fries. The gluten flouting in the family ...not sure what they ordered.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    If you like burger and beer๐Ÿ”๐Ÿบ Both gluten free burger bread & beer๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ everything was amazing and good service. Soo happy i found this place. The none gluten intolerant also LOVED IT ๐Ÿ˜

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Dedicated fryer Staff was accomendating

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Ordered kids cheeseburger well done, comes on GF full sized bun, included shoestring fries. My daughter said it tasted great.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Opted for a salad instead of GF roll and was definitely not disappointed, a lovely meal and definitely GF ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    This rating is for the burger, which is the only thing I ever have at 5 Napkin! It is a massive, juicy, seriously delicious burger. I'm a very sensitive celiac and I've NEVER GOTTEN SICK IN THE SLIGHTEST! Huge!!! Knowledgeable wait staff, great drinks.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    4th visit to 5Napkin always AWESOME. Staff is very knowledgeable about gluten on other allergies. I Love the dedicated fryer for fries (regular and sweet potatoes). My favorite burger is the 5Napkin. GF Buns for any burger. They take extra precautions in kitchen in minimize possibilities of cross contamination. A++++++

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Server very knowledgeable about celiac. Food was excellent.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Great burger w/ delicious gf bun - and awesome French fries in dedicated fryer! Staff was very knowledgeable- we are very sensitive celiacs and had no issues. Definitely recommend

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Fantastic GF buns with your burger! Great service and really great [email protected]

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Delicious food and more than willing to cater to my gluten and dairy allergies!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    Great GF Burger! Staf knows about the products! I recomend this place!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    Decent food, gf buns and a dedicated fryer! Fixed errors with the order promptly; manager came out to apologize and ensure that it was correct the second time. No concerns about gf; daughter says burger was good. Fries were oversalted

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    Servers very helpful to ensure my child's meal was completely gf and not cross contaminated.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Food was delicious. They had a dedicated fryer so the fries were safe. The only negative is that the menu wasn't marked so the waiter had to verify a few items for me.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    Milkshake was great! Didn't love the food, but gluten-free was taken very seriously.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    Server took extreme care to ensure that we stayed gluten free.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    Pretty good. The gf buns were great and there is a dedicated fryer!!! Burgers are big. I only gave it 4 because the waitress was new and not trained on gf. I asked for the manager and he was knowledgable. Fries were hand cut and yummy. $55 for 2 kids burgers and 2 adult burgers (all came with fries). The kids meals do not come with drinks, it's an extra charge.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    Knowledgable. Finally had fries again. Thanks for the dedicated fryer.

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    4 rating
    2 years ago

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    Lots of options that are not just a salad. Burgers are huge and the gf buns were good. Loved the fries! So happy to hear they have a dedicated gf fryer. Only thing I was bummed about was that I don't really eat beef burgers, I always go for turkey or veggie and both are not gluten free. Waitress was very knowledgeable and said the cook has celiac or knows someone who has celiac (can't remember) but made me way more comfortable knowing the cook knows to be extra careful.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    Yes!! Knowledgable staff! Delicious burgers and dedicated fryers for the fries!!! So good!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    staff made a small mistake in taking a gf order with non gluten free sauce - the kitchen rejected the order and sent it back for correction. That's trustworthy to me; 2 catching mechanisms.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    You have to ask the staff to make things separately if you are celiac but I found them to be very knowledgable about cross contamination and they went out of their way to accommodate my daughter.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    Staff was very knowledgeable. Most burgers are GF. They have GF buns (at no extra charge!) and a dedicated fryer. Server told us a few of the salads and sushi items are also GF. Excellent burgers.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    The best gf bun I've ever had and a dedicated fryer! I'd definitely eat here again!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    So good! Burger, shake, fries... Perfect.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    The burger was great with a GF bun. The gluten eating people with me enjoyed the gluten filled food too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Delicious burger, tasty fries, great location! Read more: http://glutenfreecarolinagirl.com/2014/11/03/gluten-free-at-5-napkin-burger/

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    We had the most amazing burgers and fries at 5 Napkin! They have a dedicated fryer and my celiac son LOVED being able to order fries at a restaurant again. Food was amazing and staff we educated about celiac disease. They also have GF beer for the adults. Can't wait to go back next time I am in New York.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Best gf burger I have tasted. Wait staff all knew their stuff and there's a separate fryer for fries. It's only their burgers which are gf on the menu but I asked if they could do any of the beef burgers as a chicken burger and this was no issue! Are here 4 times in my 1 week trip

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    4 years ago

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Went here based on the location to theatre and prior reviews listed below. Music was terribly loud and we were unable to have conversation over this music. GF burger and fries were average at best. Would not recommend.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fries

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