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About The Boil Waverly

Cajun & Creole Restaurant · Seafood Restaurant · Beer Hall

17 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday 5:00pm -12:00am
Saturday 4:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Mercer St and Greene St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Cash Only

Phone Number:
(646) 833-7110

Website:
http://theboilny.com/

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Boil Waverly Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (55)
Casual (54)
Fun (49)
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Good for Birthdays (47)
Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (38)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Comfort Food (34)
Spicy (29)
Authentic (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Hot Spot (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Bar Seating (15)
Cozy (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Quick Bite (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Romantic (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (6)
Great Beer (6)
People Watching (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Scenic View (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Date night with my dghtr to celebrate her getting accepted into Savannah University College 💖

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

As always ..... SO GOOD

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·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was good, but I just couldn't understand why the hostess booked my table to another group when I was still occupying the table and just got my food. Told us she couldn't serve us any alcohol, we'd have to go to the bar. Manager came and took care of the problem. Every time I think I've found a great spot to dine something like this also comes about.😅😅😅😅😅

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was amazing! Service was very attentive, great first experience for me. Definitely going back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The Boil on Waverly is a much bigger space than the one further downtown. That one is noisier and more of a front bar crowd scene. The one on Waverly is much more comfortable seating-wise. It too can be loud and rowdy and fun but it can also be calmer and just about eating really good seafood in a nice and dirty fashion. Food’s basic and great, add some jazz and it’s almost like being in NOLA!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Spicy, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

We have been to The Boil a few times and it has been on a steady decline. The host staff act like mean girls instead of gracious hosts and sat us 30 minutes after our 9:00 p.m. reservation. The snow crab was over cooked. The table and bar service was pleasant this time but it’s hit or miss. They don’t even have hot water to wash your hands with in the bathroom. I think this will be our last time visiting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious and the drinks and atmosphere were awesome. The only issue we had was the restrooms. The water at the sink was freezing cold and the toilet water was low so you had to hold the handle for a long time to get it to flush. At one point, an employee had to add water to the toilet to get it to flush.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We are charged 20% auto gratuity. Because we are FOUR (4) of us. I don’t mind to leave more than that. But our server was very mean and wasn’t helpful at all. The other server and a busser were very nice and kind. Food was okay but it wasn’t even warm when we got boil bags. Definitely overpriced(a bowl of rice is $4). In addition, they take cash only!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

WE had such an AMAZING time! I highly recommend this place to anyone who LOVES seafood.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The quality of the food has gone down. I love going to the Boil but was disappointed with the quality during this visit. Prices haven’t gone down but clearly quality has. Quite disappointed.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

It was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

came here at the recommendation of a friend, after which I immediately made reservations for that night to dine with my family. we ordered the crab and crawfish combo, lobster and shrimp combo, and an extra lobster for good measure. we chose the sauces garlic butter (butter so thick and flavorful with the garlic) and the house cajun sauce (spicy with a good kick!). seafood was fresh, and it was fun eating it with our hands since they gave us gloves, a bib, and some shelling tools for the seafood. the combos come with corn and potatoes, which served as good starches to complement the seafood. we also ordered the chicken tenders basket to start, which came with cajun fries as well. highly recommend. this place is larger than their LES location (I think) so it might be easier to get a table. will be coming back here with more friends!

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Best seafood in New York

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

They didn't have my reservation in their system, and there was not heat or hot water on one of the coldest nights in NYC. Disappointing... Food was delicious, first server less than to be desired, second server very good, and the bus person cleaned the table while we were still sitting there. This usually happens once you leave. A little courtesy goes a long way.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Boil on Chrystie is usually packed so we decided to try this one. I was shocked that it was quite empty. I’m sure the fact it was NYE played a part as well. Anywho, the service was great and the food was good.

My friend & I ordered the king crab legs and shrimp. We had them tossed in the boil signature sauce with a medium spice level.

While, it was good, I prefer Claw Daddy’s and Hot N Juicy. Corn and potatoes come with each item and you get more for your money.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I come often after church with friends . love it. Food outstanding.. Resturant is too cold..needs new heating system

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and service is wonderful! On our first trip there we met and fell in love with Jenny and then on this night, 12/29/17, we met another Jenny! All I can say is that these women are amazing! The bartenders, guys that serve the food and clean up are just as cool. Great time all around. Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I scouted this place out in advance as we were visiting from out of town and wanted to give my husband a great seafood dinner on his birthday. The food was delicious, the service was friendly, the atmosphere lively and great value for money in the city! Highly recommend this place but worth noting- it is cash only.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

room cold, food made rough, no desert, no credit card accepted

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I jus always love coming here. If you’re a seafood lover this the place to be love their drink called hurricane

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wait staff was very attentive. Food was delicious. My picky eater son loved it.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and staff are bought outstanding, my group had 1 crab specialist from Maryland! She was in awe of the experience; one of my favorite places to eat and drink

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food, cool spot to get great seafood and get out quick!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

When making the reservation we did not know what to expect but after going and seated , it was the best decision!
We had an amazing waitress..... right away we were very comfortable!
When our food came (OMG) that was the fun part !
Everything about the food was delicious, tasty ! (WOW)
Thank you The Boil !

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Live Music, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Spicy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Love this place. Great food - has never disappointed me.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and good service. Recommend it for everyone and I’ll definitely be going back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Brought a group of friends visiting NY for dinner. Its a great restaurant for sharing food and a fun experience to have with friends! the seafood and especially the mac and cheese were delicious!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Even though the atmosphere was good, i got sick the next day.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Once My date & I walked into the restaurant we were immediately seated and waited on by the host & waiter. Food was fast & at a good cost ! I can not complain... also I loved this location wayyy better its bigger , more space to enjoy your meal !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was delicious and fresh as usual. It’s one of my favorite go to spots.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

A bit on athe pricey end but it is well worth the trip.

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Fun, good for adventurous dates.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Space was cool. Good prices for the food. The soft shell crab appetizer was small and had less fries then the other appetizer. Food came out quick and they filled up water quickly

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

The environment was a great one. The service was amazing. The young lady who tended to our table was very courteous and seemed very caring about how we felt at the time. The food was great and was an even better experience. It's children friendly and a good place to catch up with friends and have fun. I give "The Boil" two thumbs up and will definitely recommend it to friends.

Tags: Casual, Organic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great! Best crabs ever !

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food and service is always consistently great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Can’t wait to come back!?!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Do you love shrimp?
Do you love crab?
Do you love crawlfish?
Do you love lobster?
Do you love Creole?
Do you love spicy food?
Do you love bloody Mary's?
Do you love wine?
If you answered yes most of these questions then you should eat here. End Of Story!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love the boil! Favorite seafood place in the city

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The waitress Jen, was an amazing server and took her time with my order and explaining what was good

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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