Boilery Upper West Side

4.5
74 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Seafood lovers have found their new destination in the Upper West Side.
The BOILERY serves up a variety of seafood in addition to great grilled items for the land lovers.

Our chefs carefully select ingredients to compose our seasonally influenced menu. Placing strong emphasis on sustainability and indigenous ingredients.

With an approachable wines by the glass list and an elevated cocktail program, we guarantee you'll find a perfectly balanced experience for your senses, available here only.....
at BOILERY Seafood & Grill.

Grab your crew, roll up your sleeves and dive in (pun intended).
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 74 people are saying
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musetunes
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the salmon and it was excellent. Had a nice G&T with a new kind of gin I had never tried, also very good. Nice little place. A little pricey for what you get, but that's the fate of all NYC restaurants post-covid. I would recommend it!

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LaurenW
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, terrific staff, lovely interior, convenient location to subway.

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Food
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for this type of restaurant. Food and ambiance superior to others of this type.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My experience here was not very enjoyable. I wasn’t made aware that one side of the menu was unavailable until I tried to place my order. They do not sell sushi on Mondays so I was not able to get what I wanted to eat. Also, the sauces for the seafood boils were very watered down and soupy. The only upside is that the service was a 10/10.

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VIHurricane
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with my girlfriend and had a great time. It's always fun to put on a bib and dig in. The food was delicious, service was great, and it was a quiet environment during the day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, we were happy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Fiancée was craving lobster. My mom and her boyfriend wanted to take us out for dinner to celebrate our engagement. So I found this restaurant here on OpenTable.

The waitress was really patient with all the questions that our elderly dining companions asked, and the food came out very quickly. The seating area felt private and the tables were separated by plexiglass dividers because of covid, which is honestly something I’ve been really enjoying in all restaurants I’ve been to lately that have them.

We were all really impressed with the food quality. I’ve been to many seafood boils visiting my cousins in Maryland so i know how this stuff is supposed to taste, and it’s right on the money. I got the Triple Combo boil, three pounds of seafood, having forgotten just how much food was coming my way. It’s definitely enough for two people to share, but I took it home and I’m having leftovers tonight!

With the sushi menu closed off on Mondays, there weren’t many vegetarian options for my mom’s boyfriend but he ordered a bunch of sides and praised the green beans, saying they were perfectly done. So maybe don’t take a vegetarian here? Idk it’s a seafood place he knew what he was getting into. Oh yeah by the way they have a sushi menu.

Great experience, thanks for an awesome meal!

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TravisR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Steamed crab waaaaaay over cooked. This is all they do and should be able to get it right. Disappointing.

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vipPigsFly
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Coming back from the pandemic. It’s a compact and lean space with a menu built around fresh seafood. Popular w locals. Very good seafood.

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FineDineLady
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food was BLAND. Definitely not worth the excitement you’d have for seafood. Also the crab legs were super overpriced. One pound for $32.

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vipvanessak
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food . Great staff. Great atmosphere . Would recommend.

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hlwpww
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great, service not so good. Never refilled our waters and the food was spicy

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EricaP
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This was a minor treat for a school accomplishment. I usually give restaurants two chances, but I doubt we'll be back. The Boilery is a good idea, but they try to do too many things. They should probably stick to steamed seafood, but they have a sushi menu and other items as well. I had mussels, nieces tried sushi rolls and steak. Nothing tasted worth a 2nd visit. Cocktails were excellent.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience!!! The food was absolutely incredible and the staff was so friendly and welcoming! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good!

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DarlinP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day celebration was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mothers day. Waiter and hostess accommodated me well. And they both were attentive

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MarC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had reservations and still asked to wait for a table while watching another group of the same size be seated. The staff was friendly and apologetic, but seemed overwhelmed and disorganized. Food was average.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! The food, drinks and service were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Looking forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is awesome. The king and queen crab boil combo is the best and filling. It’s not a skimpy bag either like other places may give. The service was great even though it limited due to Covid-19. The waitress did her thing and very prompt or our needs!

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AlexisS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great but the drinks were okay. I would eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went in for the first time on a rainy Sunday night. Had a 7:30 reservation. Ordered the calamari to start. Rather tasty. Ordered two pounds of snow crab legs in the garlic butter! Let me tell you these were the prettiest and most delicious legs I’ve had in a minute! Date ordered the NY strip steak with garlic noodles and broccoli! Another win. Would definitely go again and explore other menu options.

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vipNYDiner
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Absolutely lovely service. All the people who work there couldn’t have been more welcoming or professional. It’s was a bit loud for us (we’re old). But for a younger crowd the music was good. A fun place. Not “fine dining” but definitely a great place to eat and have fun.

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vipUESGirlie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good, the service a bit slow, but THEY DON"T SERVE DESSERT! And they tell you the minute you walk in the door that you're limited to 90 minutes. It's a bit weird and off-putting. But it's really bizarre when the service is very slow. It took a good 10-15 minutes for them to take our drink order, then 10 more minutes for the drinks to arrive. And only then were we asked for our food order.

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vipMotosport
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way.
Blue crab and King crab cooked perfectly.
Excellent service and ambience too.
We'll be back.

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Allan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. The food was good.

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vipConnieF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Boilery always great seafood!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. Their servers were really nice. The restaurant was just wonderful. We will definitely be visiting again soon.

MG
MonicaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and ambivalence was so nice ! great quality and felt safe eating indoors during COVID.

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TrinaH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!!we have been there since day one! Never disappointed!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Our server was also amazing

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AnnieKate
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a good seafood boil! Tables are well distanced inside and have covid friendly dividers between them. They give you plastic gloves to keep your hands clean so you can crack open and enjoy your crabs/crawfish/etc without bringing home smelly hands. The crab legs I enjoyed were full of delicious sweet meat and the shrimp soaked up the flavors perfectly. We'll definitely be back!

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stefystef
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Glad The Boilery is back opened. Very clean, they have barriers so diners are spaced away from each other and you can feel the ventilation keeps fresh air in the restaurant. Food is good as always, plentiful and tasty. It is intimate and lovely for Date Night. Great place to dine on the Upper West Side, especially above West 86th Street.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Portion sizes were reasonable. The crab was much more meaty than I’ve had at similar style restaurants. The bibs and buckets were a nice touch. The indoor dining space is appropriately distanced and divided with shields where needed. The staff was amazing and our server, Johnny, made us feel so welcomed and appreciated as diners. Definitely will come back again. Highly recommend!

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Lise
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always great food. Great service. Our favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a 6:30pm reservation but our table was not ready and we were not seated until 6:55pm. Although food was delicious, service and management of was not not satisfactory. I will be hesitant to consider Boilery for time sensitive engagements in the future.

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JacobH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend had a birthday - this spot was perfect. We hit during happy hour and had space to spread out, the food was great (if a tad on the expensive side) and the service was killer. Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and amazing cocktails! I will definitely come back!!!

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vipRobinMediocre
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was very mediocre. The salmon came. It was a large piece but nothing else was on the plate and it didn’t look very appealing. We sent the shrimp back because it looked like it had been frozen and looked soggy. The noise level was unbelievably high. It was very hard to have a conversation.

FAQs

Boilery Upper West Side offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 755-8968.

Boilery Upper West Side is rated 4.5 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.