Five Napkin Burger in Astoria – Long Island City

Posted on June 16, 2010. Filed under: American/Nouveau, Astoria, Burgers, Cheap Dining, Diners, LIC, Outdoor Seating/Patio |

I was invited to a preview opening at Five Napkin Burger (formerly known as Cup Diner) in Astoria. In addition to meat burgers they also offer veggie burgers and sushi. Everything was absolutely delicious and the service was flawless and friendly. Traces of a meat packing factory were brought out in the restaurant’s decor, such as the ominous meat hooks and lone light bulbs hanging from the ceiling.  This is a classy place to go for a burger or a larger social get together. They have a large oak bar, outdoor seating and a private party room for those special occasions. Here are some photos of the things I tasted- my favorite being the tempura pastrami with pickle… and of course the burger!

Five Napkin Burger 3501 36th Street, Long Island City – (718) 433-2727

tiny taco topped with pulled pork

sushi with shrimp

cilantro and onion infused burgers

lobster burgers

breaded pastrami and pickle on a toothpick


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Just reviewed the Upper West Side Five Napkin Burger location – agree the burgers were pretty tasty. Did not get to try the tempura pastrimi pickle but it certainly looks intriguing. Glad to hear they opened one in Astoria.

Wow. Beautiful photos!!!

Hi TK- I believe they’ve made better use of the gigantic space that was Cup Diner by adding a private dining room for parties.

Did they subdivide that space? Part of Cup’s failure was that gigantic space. So unwelcoming and un-neighborhood joint feeling.

Can’t wait to try this place!!

Mmm… nice food pics. Making me hungry!

Thanks Meg. Yes, everything was delicious! You just reminded to include the pic of the tiny taco 🙂 I will have to try them again soon now that they are officially open.

Meathooks! I didn’t make the connection there – thanks for the clue. 🙂

Sorry I missed you – I wasn’t there for long, though. I did enjoy my cocktail – a strawberry apricot fizz – immensely. The mini pork tacos were really tasty, too.

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