5 Napkin Burger fans no longer have to travel uptown for their fix! The fourth New York City location of the upscale burger restaurant has just opened near Union Square. The 120-seat eatery will offer all of the favorites that carnivores have come to love at the other outposts, along with a few new meaty options for good measure. The three new burgers on this menu include an avocado ranch option that's topped with pepper-jack cheese and ranch dressing, a barbecue burger that's topped with 'cue sauce, green tomato pickles and cheddar and a mushroom blue burger topped with shiitake, blue cheese dressing and onions. The decor is reminiscent of the other locations (which, incidentally, are always packed) - while reps for the restaurant describe it as "butcher-shop chic" we'd call it a bistro for burgers, but hey - whatever works.
A few more new things are in store for this locale - there will be a large outdoor patio when the weather gets warm, accommodating an additional 64 seats. In a few weeks, the eatery will also get up and running with breakfast service, which will be a first for the chain.
If you want to stop by for some burger action, the new 5 Napkin is now open at 150 East 14th Street (212-228-5500).