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The Boil, New York, NY

The Boil

4.8
4.8
751 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Seafood restaurant in the Lower East Side

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 925-8815

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    between Delancey & Broome

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    J Bowery 0.05 mi<br />B D Grand St. 0.10 mi<br />4 6 Spring St. 0.27 mi

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 751 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Seafood

  • Manhattan

    Seafood

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  1. K

    Kortsmopolitan

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    Prices went up, but quantity of crab legs went down. SMH.
  2. JC

    JuanC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great place but it’s a cash only restaurant with 20% gratuity, so the fee for using their ATM plus the tip makes it a little bit more expensive than what’s expected. Food is amazing.
  3. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place, remember cash only. Staff wonderful. Don’t recommend eating outdoors though. Manhattan, now your will be approached at your table by unwanted visitors
  4. JB

    JulioBanks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    10/10 boil is really good. And the saint mojito! Fire
  5. DG

    DeniseG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    "The Service -snow crabs with sauce was excellent"
  6. E

    Ejc73

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and drinks! Seafood is fresh and delicious. They automatically put gratuity on all checks, and unfortunately the service reflects that.
  7. N

    Nancy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food is very good. Fresh and juicy seafood. Busy place, service could be better
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing. Get the Boil special sauce, it will change your life.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fabulous time with coworkers! Friendly, attentive and great to our little group our servers/waiters/waitresses were amazing!!!! Thanks
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ruhr region

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ICH LIEBE DAS ESSEN! es war so lecker
  11. L

    Lele

    Cancun

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The boil is always a good choice. It’s worth the price every time and better than the other random seafood spots.
  12. A

    Apple

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fresh as usual!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The virgin drinks were so good and we got the spiciest level
  14. C

    Chrissymo

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    amazing time
  15. TT

    TobeyTobs

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Cash only with 20% added to the bill regardless of table size. That should be notated here and/or on their website since they do charge for reservations. Food was great, presentation was messy. My bag was leaking and it took a few minutes to get someone to help. I ended up with grease and garlic over my legs and shorts. It’s more of an experience and I appreciated it. Now that I know what to expect I’ll be more prepared
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Okay so I normally have nothing bad to say but my date night yesterday night was far from an amazing experience we didn’t even stay that long once our food was given .. the fact of the matter is the waitress the Asian one with LONG hair who had us at the outdoor seating area NEVER check on me and my black boyfriend at all once she took our order NOT TO ASK if we need ketchup for the fries or sliders .. the food once that arrived she LEGIT only asked the group of white customers was everything fine and etc and never gave us the same courtesy. Even though the food was good my anxiety was going through the roof and I just wanted to leave after my boil came out . Do better with picking wait staff. ( & NO it wasn’t busy I too worked in the food industry same title and EVEN when it’s busy you still give 150% I barely got 5% )
  17. F

    Fatimah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greatest service I have ever received. I felt bad I didn’t have enough money to tip more.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and Food is always amazing at the boil
  19. K

    Krissy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was good, I just wish the lobster was more tender. I had shrimp and a whole lobster. The sides was good the garlic bread, sausage and eggs. It came with potatoes and corn. The sauce was medium. I would go back again and try a crab boil. Overall my experience was great, I would recommend it if your looking for a boil experience!
  20. P

    Peach

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious food and a good amount for the price you pay. My friend and I were stuffed after both having got the queen combo.
  21. CC

    ChantallyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The Food Is Good The Drinks Are Great I Just Wish They Give More Food Portions For The Price The Atmosphere Is Pretty Nice And I Love That They Have Indoor And Outdoor Seating
  22. C

    Ceezalino

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best seafood boil in the city bar none. You will not be disappointed!
  23. NG

    NatalieG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great time.Very attentive service was awesome
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good. So spicy. Snow crab was delicious. Service kind and quick. Best boil in the group. Best seafood in the city. Keep killin it y’all
  25. A

    Alannah

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our meal. My sister had never tried a seafood boil before and she said it was one of the best meals she’s ever had. The food was fresh and flavourful. The only suggestion we have is to add a bread side dish to your menu as this would be a perfect vehicle for dipping in your delicious sauces 😅 Thanks for a great dinner in our first night in NYC! We’ll definitely be back again next time.
  26. q

    qink

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always hot, fresh and delicious every single time!
  27. M

    Msindee11

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have the best crab legs i have ever tasted (medium with old bay and butter sauce)! The food was fresh and the service was great!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  29. A

    Ajay

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! Service was great and the vibe is cool. I'm a New Yorker at heart so the noise the level was not a bother at all. I highly recommend eating here.
  30. GP

    GabriellaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, everything was very good and service was spectacular
  31. CC

    CarmineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The seasoning of the food changed. I preferred the old seasoning, and it was more colorful and full of life. This new cajun blend seasoning was pretty dull and didn't live up to my expectations. The Boil used to be renowned for their cajun blend, and yesterday, it felt subpar. Secondly, they used to provide two corn. Now they've decreased the amount of corn and potatoes that they provide. However, the corn was still as sweet as the corn in the past.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The place look amazing in the inside and the food was very delicious. The music playlist was indeed catchy to listen to, and the hospitality was amazing and I can’t wit to come back here.
  33. DS

    DanielS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a very good meal here of crawfish. Was disappointed in the portion size of the appetizers. Only one crab cake and one soft shell crab per order…at $15 per order. This should have been stated on the menu.
  34. SL

    SarahL

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good drinks & food. It was a fast dining experience - before our table was cleaned off the waitress asked if we wanted the check. With that said, we still will be back.
  35. S

    Shante

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The experience at the Boil was great. The food, pricing and ambiance exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend the restaurant.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love the employees. The host and security are so personable!!
  37. CG

    CeciliaG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great music great service. After 2 years due to COVID the bartender still remembered me.
  38. TC

    TownCountryFoodie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner at The Boil was an unexpected treat before a show at the nearby Bowery Ballroom. It's messy, but every shellfish we tried, from king crab to shrimp to crawfish, was delicious! Great beer on tap, too.
  39. MG

    MatthewG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is delicious, the ambiance intimate even with lots of people around...nouse level okay
  40. MW

    MrsWoods

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was delicious and perfect!! I can't wait to come back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Boil using the Order Online button. The Boil also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 925-8815.

The Boil is rated 4.8 stars by 751 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 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Boil

139 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between Delancey & Broome

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    J Bowery 0.05 miB D Grand St. 0.10 mi4 6 Spring St. 0.27 mi

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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