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The Boil Waverly

4.7
4.7
1844 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Dining areas

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 1,844 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. BL

    BriceL

    Amsterdam

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner
  3. S

    Someone

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    Kacey

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    Rosie

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    First time that I have ever tried crawfish and I enjoyed it and the restaurant.
  6. 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
  7. ID

    ItalianDish

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The boil is one of our favorite places to frequent. The food is impeccable. We have tried every boil but the one on Waverly is my Husband & I personal favorite. The ambiance, the food especially the service cannot compare. Our usual go too is oysters, calamari and depending how hungry the shrimp and lobster. Make sure to order the Boil Special so you can get a blend of all the flavors !!
  9. LT

    LayneT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My first time being at this location and I like it better than the other one
  10. KF

    KiaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Everything was tasty and delicious. The only issue is that they currently accept cash only at this time.
  11. A

    Amit

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love this place, much larger than their first location on chrystie street which can be slightly crowded & snug once inside.. though they've increased their prices on a few items which we used to love (king crab used to be $30/lb pre-pandemic, now it's $65/lb 😳). regardless, service has always been solid, as has the general ambience. looking forward to the new locations they're working on for Astoria and also @ the Barclays Center in BK 😀
  12. TM

    TravisM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Worst crawfish we have ever had. The cash only policy is also obnoxious with the $200 max ATM machine. The $360 tab felt like a ripoff. The fried catfish basket was very good though.
  13. s

    stephaniep

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always amazing!!!! I can never complain! Lobster was delicious the portions are more than enough and the wait staff is super nice!! This is about my 5th time coming here
  14. V

    Vipurstrike

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Weird that this business is cash only. Nonetheless food was average. Nothing wild. I did realllllly enjoy the passionfruit lemonade. Best lemonade I’ve had so far.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is about my 10th time attending the boil. Each time it gets better & better. 10/10
  16. P

    Pleased

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambiance was amazing. I would definitely return.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food. Only accepts cash though.
  18. NF

    NickyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food!!! The service was great!!! Will be back soon.
  19. ZH

    ZeniaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall it was great and would go again. The food and drinks very tasty.
  20. b

    berniciah

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Their food is very tasty with enough to share. My only thing I wish that they accepted credit card.
  21. CR

    CarolR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood in NYC. Diverse menu with many choices.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has the best seafood boil hands down! I’ve tried other places and always return here. Everything is very fresh and flavorful.
  23. s

    starrjpwqi

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Cash only, and they add 20% tip for you no matter if you are 1 or 2 or 4 or 6, I understand about the 20% tips but their service wasn’t even good at all. The waitress look away when we try to order, no check in and those. Doesn’t deserve a 20% tip
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Got here after 2 years of Covid… there is significantly less people, all the rest is same! Love the place for last 6 years… I feel now after being there that things are back in place! Happy to be back
  25. BM

    BreukelenMom

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! I Love how much fresh garlic they use! Flavors are consistent each time! My favorite is spicy garlic butter old bay!
  26. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love the Boil and it was my birthday and everything was great. I had some issues with my crab but the manager took care of it and I left the Boil happy and so satisfied. I’ll be back again. I love this place. It’s truly a great restaurant.
  27. BW

    BrittneyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service is impeccable! They’re so kind and quick and the food is beyond delicious.
  28. BM

    BrandiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! The customer service was top tier.
  29. PS

    PolinaS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly waiters, very nice ambience and the food is just soooo tasty!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. The food is great, the service is great and the vibe is always great as well. I love it here. Best place to get seafood in NYC if you ask me.
  31. DF

    DiandraF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best seafood spot you could go to. Quick service + fresh food is all you could ask for.
  32. EB

    EbonyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved it. Enjoyed myself everything was amazing.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice place to eat and just chill with family
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my mom here for Mother’s Day lunch and it was perfect. Arrived on time and we were seated right away. Not crowded at all , staff was pleasant, food was hot, tasty and came out fast. We also were not rushed out which was great! Love visiting The Boil on Waverly!!
  35. D

    Darlene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food is superb. I would recommend for anyone to visit this restaurant.
  36. LS

    LatoyaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always have a great time at the Boil. Best Seafood sauce in NY
  37. l

    lilyfoodlover

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Excellent service!
  38. LA

    LisaA

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The seafood is always good. Staff is pleasant and helpful. Never a bad experience!
  39. TM

    TMoney1

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The lobster wasn’t that great and it took too long for a drink from the bar.
  40. KC

    KingCrabLover

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Yet again the King Crab tasted amazing and well worth a return visit ( Time & Time Again)

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 1844 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for The Boil Waverly

17 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10003

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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