The Boil Waverly

4.7
1734 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.

NYC’s vaccine mandate: Please bring proof of vaccination to dine indoors.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1734 people are saying
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Boil! Both locations have amazing staff & the food is DELICIOUS.

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vipDrLee
New York Area
176 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything about The Boil was fine. It's not elegant, but it gets the job done, and well. The food (Lobsters, notably) was fresh enough. As other reviews have noted, their delivery system seems a bit eccentric by NYC standards (a lobster in a bag; you're given a bib and plastic gloves; paper "plates" and plastic utensils, but also a read made-of-metal cracker for the lobster), but it cleans up quickly enough. Word of advice: you might want to order something like lobster "dry"... Service was appropriately attentive. Also note that they do not accept credit cards and they add 20% for a "hospitality charge", which I assume(d) IS the "tip". Once you determine to just go with all this, the eating experience is pleasant enough...

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ILK0615
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

They used to have good food but it got worse.

The crabs were dry and they charge you 25-35% more than before.

I wont come again.

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Manny
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, and excellent service from staff!

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vipSabrinaJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible they didn’t have king crab legs .

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IsaM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice corner, delicious food, fast and friendly service. Was noisy but overall was good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent. Saveur et rapport qualité prix parfait. Une très bonne adresse

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Skyy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our first waitress was very inattentive and very unhelpful.

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DenelN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s cozy can be done as a date night or with friends , food is consistent

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Aquarian87
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Cash Only but 20% TIP added and they charge the NYS tax on top off the gratuity which I believe is not legal?

Food is great but a tad salty.
We had the Lobster &Shrimp combo and Shrimp&Crawfish combo.

Good quality and great portions!
We were stuffed.

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Miap
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time and the music was excellent. Good food

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Portions really are designed for single servings. Not enough to share. Food was very tasty. Love the garlic bread. Time between serving appetizers and main dish was a little long. I would go again.

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DaniB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great as always! They do thorough checks for vaccinations at the door so it feels good to know I’m going to a place that prioritizes safety.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed

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vipFoodie4Life
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff! Great vibe! Amazing food! First time there and definitely not the last!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is always organized from the moment you walk in and expect to be seated until the end of your dining experience. They all seem to work well together to make sure you receive each portion of your meal in a timely manner. Lastly, I must say that the quality of the food is excellent and always consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this place to any seafood lover. The place was so perfect for my girlfriend’s birthday party!

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AMV123
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were a party of 6 celebrating my husband's birthday at The Boil.
The positive-the seafood was tasty and the price was moderate, the Manager removed the uncooked chicken from the bill and waived some drinks.
The negative-the food took over 40 minutes to arrive, my niece's chicken was raw and not edible, they provide small paper plates (which makes it difficult to eat a large crab leg or lobster and basic plastic knives and forks (not even the upgrade hardy quality) which for this price point is not acceptable. The restaurant also has the most aggressive cancellation policy(with $15 dollar penalties per person if you fail to show up or cancel less than 24 hours...really???) I have never seen any cancellation policy like this having lived in NYC for over 35 years! They also require payment in "cash". I would only recommend for the seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totalmente delicioso!!! Disfrutamos muchisimo la comida!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and services was amazing!!! 11/10 ☺️

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wxyzhao
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were really attentive. I think we stayed passed 1.5 hrs and since it wasn't busy, they didn't bother us. Thanks for the great service and the boil special sauce is amazing!

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MelliKat
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is great. Love how quiet it was yesterday and the service was wonderful.

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MrFFF
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess and staff was awesome! Will definitely come back here!

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vipAvaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to the boil, the experience is always amazing. They have great customer service!

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vipGregS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Strange eating from a plastic bag and eating with a plastic fork. No dessert menu.

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Nani
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Outdoor dining does not have music. The chairs are a bit uncomfortable, but the food is amazing, fresh, & the utensils are clean.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so amazing had to show me how to break the crab legs and get in but was very patient and sweet about it. Loved our experience there!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is amazing, very friendly staff.

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LisaG
Poconos
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about this place. The food was AMAZING! The staff was AMAZING . I will definitely be going back. The food was beyond tasty. The drinks were on point.

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JoseG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to eat at the boil. The food is fresh and perfectly seasoned. All the service staff are very friendly and well manner.

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ALICIAR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is awesome. The seasonings that are used gives the food an exquisite and mouth watering taste.

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NatC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Really nice hostess and waitress , the food is pricey but is worth it if you want delicious buttered crab legs and shrimp !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place for a "fun alternative" dinner. Be prepared to get messy (if you go "full boil" - which is the main reason to go). CASH ONLY. And I WISH I could catch them when they had some Maryland Crabs (a personal fave) although the Dungeness crabs were tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Expensive food served in a plastic bag, plastic fork and no plates.
For that price, it’s a pretty cheap food experience which wouldn’t matter if it was a food truck but it’s far from a restaurant standard.

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FrankN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They ask for a credit card in case you don’t show up but then say you have to pay cash only . The food is grossly overpriced . Lobster rolls had very little lobster and tons of filler . Everything served in paper . We asked for lobster rolls to be served after our appetizers but everything came at once . Just a terrible experience .

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brandiA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel like I’m a seafood connoisseur. I’m from Miami and I love a good ole Cajun New Orleans style dish, so I think I can be a judge of what a good seafood boil is!
And The Boil is it! I’ve tried many seafood spots in New York and The Boil wins every time!! The food, the service, the ambiance all of it!
This place is always a hit! Never ever a miss!! Try the Brussels sprouts! Thanks me later!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here!

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nyc24688
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible staff. They were so attentive for our large group and provided the best service. Made my mother's birthday extra special! The food was great as always with good portions, we took leftovers home!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience we loved it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun for a birthday dinner.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Boil Waverly using the Order Online button. 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 1734 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.