The Boil Waverly

4.7
1713 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 1713 people are saying
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wxyzhao
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
10 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
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
1 review
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.

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Simi
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Alician
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Boil has a pleasant setting. The snow crabs legs and shrimp head off was juicy served in the garlic mild Old-Bay sauce. My party guests also enjoyed the garlic spicy sauce with the snow crab legs. I truly had a great seafood dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here a number of times. My favorites are the catfish basket which is incredible with the dipping sauce.its not greasy, slightly crispy, moist and light on the inside. Brussel sprouts is seasoned with what seems to be soy sauce and something sweet. I hate eating my veggies. This is one of the few veggie dishes I will eat.great service and decor.

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OlympiaS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to the boil! The servers are awesome and patient. Drinks are on point and that boil sauce is YUMMY!!

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Stace
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food was cold, macaroni was soggy, the shrimp was warm in the boil sauce, the fries were cold and dried out! First time I haven’t enjoyed my meal.

The server wasn’t attentive, checked in on us for drinks and meal never saw them again til we had to flag them down to play the check after we were sitting there for 30mins with the subpar leftovers.

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lanav
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!! highly recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amaazing food! The whole experience from start to finish is great waitress is always so friendly and kind. The food can’t get better and the prices are fair for the portion size. Always a great spot to get great food. Most importantly the drinks are to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not sure if there is a description anywhere on the website or information about the restaurant, but it would have been nice to know beforehand that this place is cash only. The atm is helpful but there is a fee.

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YasmineK
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Sunday. It was rainy outside so the restaurant was slow. The service was great and so was the food. The restaurant is cash only but there’s an atm inside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food good drinks, only thing is we felt rushed after eating the waitress followed us with the bill, even though we were waiting on more drinks for the table. I understand that place gets busy but if we’re spending over $400 on the bill I wouldn’t
Like to be rushed.

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NicoleY
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

First of the all the food is less than mediocre. Secondly and more importantly, it is completely self-serving and insulting for this establishment to request a cc for late/no show reservations but accept cash only for payment. Wanting to avoid cc fees and report whatever earnings you want to the IRS are terrible excuses for not being contactless.

The reason the large security guard at the door insists everyone puts their mask on before entering is the same reason why contactless payment should be offered. What kind of racket is charging $15 for a late or no-show reservation??

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, love coming here. Recommend everyone to go & enjoy !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the service.

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GigiM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always! Highly recommend. Great service and food.

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Kc11230
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Eating at The Boil is always a great experience. The staff is attentive and friendly. The flavor of the food it outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience as usual!

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Maddog
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

They cut down on the amount of crab legs

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boil Never disappoints! Absolute delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Casually was dining in with my boyfriend. 8/10 recommended. Good super good. Customer service is not bad. But they don’t take care only cash. However there is a ATM inside. They also have a $20 hospitality fee…

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LisaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was good and delivery of the food was quick! food was very good, too!

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 1713 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.