The Boil

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Seafood
Seafood restaurant in the Lower East Side
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TM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The main course was mediocre. Not worth the price. Perhaps if you had great seafood in the past you will realize the same. Everything else was fine.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Does NOT accept credit cards - was very disappointed about this.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, and the girl at the front desk not sure of her name was very welcoming

AZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and very friendly staff! Would definitely be coming back for more.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fun place! It’s a tad overpriced but overall everything was 10/10

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE THIS PLACE! I come here all the time for occasions (this time was a birthday) or just cuz! Food is delicious. You get exactly what you come for - a BOIL! Thanks for yet another great experience!

EL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the overall experience except my table was too close to the other customer and I feel no privacy at all.

j
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Careful with your reservations. We got in the line. By the time we got to the front we were considered 5 minutes late and told they could take our name and wait an estimated 30 mins. Their line caused us to be late and the hostess could of cared less. The eating space is crowded and noisy. Chaulking it up to NYC.
On the food side the King crab and shrimp boil we had was great. Our dining partners has fish and chips also a hit.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend after work. Reservation was super easy, we ended up sitting at the bar. Super friendly and met folks from out of town that make the boil a stop each time they are in NYC. Only thing, we had butter in the side and it quickly cooled. They don't have a microwave so they had to give us another and they charge for butter (not so cool). They don't have a way to keep the butter warm so next time I'm probably bring it my own butter warmer.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So so goooooood!!!!

JS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. I definitely enjoyed myself. The only thing was my good took a little long to come out and they only take cash. I didn’t know that before going there so that was a bit annoying but they have an atm at the location.

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great! You can’t go wrong with a bag of seafood boiled in whatever sauce you want. Servers were nice and we didn’t feel rushed, which is always nice when it takes time to peel shrimp and crab shells.

LZ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Visiting from California. The price point was a bit high, but I guess NYC is more expensive. The service was good, but the server was not very friendly or engaging whatsoever. The food was good. My daughter had a lb of the shrimp, and I had the lobster roll. The shrimp was very good, but the roll was just OK.

AM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here for awhile. It’s still the same. Great food, great service and great music.

AA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

the food was delicious it was affordable the staff was excellent it was lively yes I would go back there again and also tell my friends ;

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This was my second time at the boil and my first time was amazing but this time I feel like the food was not on point at all! We waited a long time for the food and it was cold! The fries were salty, calamari,Mac and cheese, chicken fingers and the crabs were all cold and not seasoned with love. I’m extremely disappointed with my experience especially because this was my second time there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was a pretty good night. The only thing was the shrimp tasted as though it had gotten cold and then was heated back up. The food was relatively cold when it came out to our table. It was an okay meal.

AR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loveee their food! A great place to enjoy with good company and music!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant

B
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!!!! Puts red lobster to shame! Anytime I'm craving good seasoned seafood I'm coming here!

KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and the service was awesome. In addition, the waiter made sure to stop at the table to check on us/ Customers.

GQ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience over all. Having been there before I had a great time as usual, however on those occasions, I was seated at a table with chairs. This was the first time for me sitting on the stools. After a while on those by back began to hurt. So if I could have changed one this about my experience this time around would be that. Next time I will request being seated at a table with chairs....... And yes, there will be a "Next Time".

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best of seafood of the world they are always busy

OA
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was very expensive but tasty. Service was excellent

S
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my dinnertime at The Boil. It was not very crowded, glad I made reservations. The food as always ways delicious especially the pound of shrimp in the special sauce- mild. Haven't found the best cocktail there yet so I stuck to wine, co worker had a beer and the crab legs dry with butter on the side which she said was good. Easy walk from work! We'll be back!

A
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good establishment, got seated quickly, the food was good and the service was amazing

b
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Not too sure about eating out of plastic bags and plastic cutlery. Food was tasty but too expensive for plastic. Cash only (no credit cards) which was a huge surprise in today’s day and age. Not a huge fan...

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is consistent. Everytime I go the food is awesome.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance great food!

TF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Disappointed that I only got 2 king crab legs for the price I paid which was $45, Sausages were very salty , but overall food wasn’t that good, was just upset about the king crab legs

M
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat! i like to come at least 2/3 times a month.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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BD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Chad showed great customer service. He was engaging and accommodating

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a bday!

E
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

It's a great play to eat seafood. Definitely better than City island. The neighborhood is not too great but seems like they don't have problems.

SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, the food and service was great! The music was also on point good atmosphere

SB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have nothing to complain about it’s affordable great food plus music staff was great the only thing I wish the
Tables was a bit bigger

C
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drinks - best compared to several similar types of restaurants/cuisine I’ve had in the area. Staff was attentive and friendly. Prices and portions are pretty good for NYC.

K
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a fun atmosphere!

K
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. The server was super attentive and the other workers who came back to check on us. Definitely going back!

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