Andy D'Amico

5 Napkin Burger

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, D’Amico earned his cooking chops at such prestigious hotels as The Parker House in Boston, The Berkshire Place and the Sign of the Dove where he developed his love of Mediterranean flavors that became his signature. During his tenure there D’Amico enjoyed two 3-star New York Times reviews by Brian Miller.

In 2003, D’Amico partnered with Simon Oren to open Nice Matin, the Upper West Side eatery which introduced his famous “5 Napkin Burger.” Building on the success of D’Amico’s specialty hamburger that was so popular that it became clear it deserved its own turn in the spotlight, together with partner Robert Guarino and Oren, Chef D’Amico opened the first 5 Napkin Burger in Hell’s Kitchen. Together, the three partners carved out a new dining niche by creating an upscale American restaurant featuring the burger as its starting point. This dish is now the centerpiece of 5 Napkin Burger restaurants in Manhattan, Boston and South Beach.

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B&G Hot Cherry Peppers