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The Boil Waverly

4.7
4.7
1877 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Cajun & Creole Restaurant · Seafood Restaurant · Beer Hall

**We are cash only, limited seating, and there will be a 20% Hospitality Service Fee.

Last Seating is 45 mins before closing.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (646) 833-7110

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Cross street

    Mercer St and Greene St

  • Parking details

    Parking available on streets after 6pm. Saturday and Sunday is free to park, please check signs before you leave your car.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,877 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. AG

    AG239

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible!!! And staff was so sweet. Will definitely be coming back
  2. BM

    BriM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the server was very attentive and welcoming.
  3. L

    Laeticiamiguel

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First with the bill! We were charged gratuity with out our consent! We were told there’s no credit card only cash! The chicken wings I ordered for my friend and I was a little on the undone part. We didn’t even finish it, it ended up being taken away but we’re charged for it. My friend had to return her meal and the other meal she kept she stated it tasted nasty but because she was hungry she had no choice but to eat it, as their menu stated no refunds and you can return foods. The seafood boil was too garlicky! And I asked them what’s in the sauces and informed the waiter I don’t like garlic because I may be allergic to it. I want my money back!
  4. F

    Fedgar143

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food1service3ambience4
    Once you get past the rubbery calamari, 20% tip regardless of party size, cash only, 10-12 ounce coke that cost about $4 and if you get a refill, you get charged again for for coke, it might be the place for you. I ain’t from around here so none of this was anything I’m used to. No wonder the restaurant was empty. FYI - I almost never give bad reviews so take this one with a grain of salt. This may be a great place to eat for you. I just didn’t like it. Bad food, lackluster service and arrogant extra pricing just gets under my skin.
  5. SW

    SamW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    My calamari was so overcooked it was like trying to chew a rubber band. My steamed clams were good though.
  6. AR

    AnikaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasty food and great service from workers. Will come back again
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughters 23rd Birthday
  8. D

    Dragonkiller

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had Shrimp and Clams in medium butter garlic sauce...freaking delicious. Comes with corn on the cob and potatoes. Got brussel sprouts which were delicious, as well. And cold beer to wash it all down.
  9. NF

    NF2755Eats

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    There's a lot of rules. Cash only. Two hour limit. They won't seat you until you're all there. They also urge you to order all the food at the start. And bus the buckets, bags, plastic utensils and tablecloth while you're trying to finish up. It was worth an experience, but likely won't return to that location.
  10. KG

    KimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the best for cajun seafood. My family and I don't enjoy eating anywhere else.
  11. MS

    MoniqueS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The catfish was not cooked enough, so it tasted under cooked. The mac & cheese was made with Goud cheese so it had a spoild taste to it. We took two bites & sent it back. The last time I was here (before the pandemic) the food was very good. Now it's just over priced & not worth the visit.
  12. SJ

    SheilaJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was good. Server’s were very friendly and professional
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Graduation
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! The vibe is so chill and welcoming in here and they have a top notch playlist lol. I booked the boil for my boyfriends birthday and I actually don’t eat seafood so I was expecting to have whatever sides they had available. We wound up getting the burger sliders (honestly the best burger I have ever tasted), the Mac and cheese, sprouts, and Cajun fries. Every. Single. Dish. Hit. He got the lobster and the king grab legs and said it was one of the best he ever had. We’ll definitely be going back! I can’t say enough good things about this place.
  15. SB

    ShereneB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I felt like eating seafood and tried going to " The Boil" on Chrystie Street but, when we got there it was closed. We looked on line and Google said that it was open🤔. Anyway, we knew there was another " Broil" on Waverly place so we decided to go there. The service was spot on impeccable!!! My steamed crab bag could have been a little more steamed with heat. They tasted delicious. My husband got the dungeoness crab. He's always satisfied with it😊.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fun and super nice people
  17. LS

    LeslieS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you enjoy eating with you hands, pulling out lobster or crab meat this is a great place for you. They provide gloves and bibs for protection and paper on the table and the food is cooked to perfection with an array of spices to your liking. Be advised cash only and tip is included in check.
  18. JS

    JazsmenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time for my friend’s 28th birthday. Food was great and service was attentive!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    We go often and every time we go it takes a year and a half to get a drink there. Always the same slow drink service.
  20. V

    Vale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Cajun food and cocktails, and cool atmosphere!
  21. AM

    AMills

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Food was great, service was not excellent. Would come back for the boil!
  22. TM

    TMara1220

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I am always well fed and cared for at The Boil. Please do yourself a favor and BRING CASH! The are cash only always. They have an ATM but spare yourself the fees.
  23. LB

    LeahB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love going to this location. Staff are super friendly and nice even the management. The place is clean and the food is always delicious!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    The staff are very nice but unfortunately the quality of food is very poor. I m a regular customer and seen how much quality of food has been changed. Or may be it was my bad luck that seafood on that day was not good.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was a good experience to be honest and the food was great
  26. N

    Naynay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best location. The booth seats were comfortable, the ambiance is beautiful and the seafood is fresh! The crab cake was to die for and the boil special sauce is unique and delicious. It’s the best!
  27. LB

    LeahB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our to go place when we are craving for seafood. Amazing food and great customer service, LOVE IT!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It would have been helpful to know that this was a cash only establishment.
  29. JB

    JulieB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It would have been helpful to know that it was a “cash only” place either on open table or on their website. Also it would be nice to be able to choose your own gratuity instead of having it be chosen for you at 25%! It’s call transparency.
  30. KC

    KimC

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent customer service and the food was great. Price range was also good.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I was taken aback by the 24% dining cost! Like really. I won’t go back!
  32. H

    Hope

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely time and great food and wonderful service!
  33. LP

    LatanyaP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place everyone from cook to servers are great! I will always give them 5 stars
  34. BL

    BriceL

    Amsterdam

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great Cajun seasoning of crawfish and lobster. Very original menu with plenty of sea fruits. No card payment.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner
  36. S

    Someone

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    restaurant accepts only cash, yet you can reserve with a credit card. This is misleading and confusing.
  37. K

    Kacey

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Savored every bite! Each time I come to this location I am always impressed.
  38. R

    Rosie

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    First time that I have ever tried crawfish and I enjoyed it and the restaurant.
  39. MC

    MissC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    1st time coming. It was a good experience and food was good
  40. ID

    ItalianDish

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This is as close as you can get to New Orleans without the airfare. The gumbo ($10) for a small bowl is perfect. I could do without the plastic spoons and forks, so they lost a point here. The fried calamari is great, crunchy and delicious. My husband ordered the catfish basket. Lots of beautifully fried fish. I ate some of his. The fries? not so much. But the fish!!! The Boil is a beautiful space on a small block in the Village. There is outdoor seating, but we chose to eat inside. Cash only. Tip is added to the bill (20%) so there are no decisions here. When you walk in, they remind you of the cash only policy and the tip. It is out of our neighborhood so for us it is a "destination" restaurant, involving an Uber. We will be back. The food was that good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

The Boil Waverly does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. The Boil Waverly also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 833-7110.

The Boil Waverly is rated 4.7 stars by 1877 OpenTable diners.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mercer St and Greene St

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available on streets after 6pm. Saturday and Sunday is free to park, please check signs before you leave your car.

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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