The Boil Waverly

4.7
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Cajun & Creole Restaurant · Seafood Restaurant · Beer Hall
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 2nd time at the Boil and both times have been really fun!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed by this restaurant. Hadn’t been in b a c while glad I got to great myself!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great ! Will be coming back to try crab next time on top of shrimp

SH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wish they had a variety of desserts.
Definitely going back

CC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love The Boil. The food is always good. It's a fun place to eat with a group. And the hostess went the extra mile to help us celebrate a birthday. I already tell everyone what a great place The Boil is. Keep it up!

MD
New England
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for food and drinks. Wonderful service.

JH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

definitely make reservations at this place as it is very popular! i was surprised by the number of people that were waiting for a table...so glad i had reservations. We were seated, and the service was very good. Love the plastic bibs and gloves to keep us clean. Especially loved the food :) So glad i went to this place. We had reservations at 6 and then plans for a show at 8 at the Astor Place theater...and the timing was perfect.

LA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite spots, but the last time I was there, the food was a little to salty for me. I get the shrimp with the garlic butter all the time.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters fave place!

NS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My friends and I gathered at The Boil for my Birthday celebration. Service was above average and the food was fresh and tasty.
We will be going back.

WB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was cold , would have liked having more heat. Otherwise the food and service is always top notch

RA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I like the no-frills, no nonsense, dig in and get your hands dirty(gloves) way of thinking. It’s like being at the family BBQ. Wait staff was terrific and nice music popping off in the background. Don’t go there thinking about cloth napkins, fancy silverware or table settings.
This is Hands on, suck the shell clean, seafood eating. The food is damn good too! I will definitely return!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food and service was definitely outstanding unfortunately the prices are definitely high counting on a person that frequently eats seafood and the portion is decent I guess. They don’t do anything for birthdays at all I put the occasion a birthday but it was the same as nothing.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of my fave places in NYC. The crab legs are consistently excellent.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service! The only negative is the cash only requirement. This setup makes it tough because NO ONE uses cash anymore (except in some unspoken trades).

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dana / Hostess and Erica / Server were polite and attentive.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place awesome food n service fantastic I would back again n again

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was great per usual just wish i didn’t have to wait 20 minutes for a beverage after asking multiple times. Also the waitress barely checked up on us . Kinda disappointed but the food was still great .

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

It was okay it’s not all that

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was great. Waitress was a bit rude and rushy. But, overall good service.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Love the food as always although I have realized they are cutting back with the amount of sauce that’s added to the bag. Other then that loved it

JA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Please start accepting Debit and Credit. If you don't remember to bring to Cash its a Hassle 🤷🏾‍♀️

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Foods are amazing!

JS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. Just wish we got more food for the money. The 1lb seafood bags don’t come with corn or potatoes. It cost $4 to add one corn and $4 for one potato so the bill adds up very fast. I don’t mind paying for good food but we were a party of 6 $400 bill and we left hungry.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service friendly server tasty seafood no complaints

AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent, not pricey at all. The portions are more than enough to eat and bring home, City Island has nothing on the Broil , this is the best seafood restaurant in New York.

RR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The boil was definitely a great experience for myself and my group. For me, out of all of the restaurants that off a similar menu and setup, the boil is #1 on my list.

AM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food2service4ambience5

I love the boil been going to the boil for years, however, I feel I'm not getting my monies worth $28 For a pound of snow crab legs and it was almost empty inside. I feel incredibly robbed and have to rethink my crab options.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, little salty but still good

JD
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I love this place but, honestly, it’s not as good as when it first opened. Crawfish the past few visits were small with only a little bit of meat.

L
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was terrible! Didn’t even get to get what i wanted the food that i got wasn’t worth it at all !

GW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was spacious. The staff was very attentive. Everyone enjoyed their food. Overall we had a great time. We would do it again.

C
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!!! My bf and I split the snow crab and shrimp combo in the garlic butter + old bay sauce, it was sooo good and a perfect amount to split! Service was good and I loved how they give you gloves to protect your skin and nails (saving that manicure girls ;) ) while picking crabs!! I also loved the Christmas decorations! Great value, 10/10 recommend! I found it on Yelp!

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sauce is amazing! I like how they cleaned and cut the lobster. The bags that the combos are cooked in are a little bit messy if I had know this ahead of time I would have dressed more appropriately. The shrimp was cooked perfectly. I loved it!

FS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for seafood and great customer service I love this place

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood boil place. Hands down. They actually have real garlic butter without old bay in it. Thank you.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

People sitting next to us were extremely loud.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My little sister’s birthday

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, but service was eh