The Boil

4.6
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Seafood restaurant in the Lower East Side
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CStachs
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The smell walking into the Boil was actually captivating. We had a reservation obviously and were seated immediately, they even let me use the bathroom before I told them my information for the reservation 10/10.
I was not a fan of how close it feels like you sit next to the following table, especially when there is a lot of splatter cracking open lobsters and crawfish, so that can be improved.
But the food was great, I took some home and it was still great the next day.
I've heard a lot of great stuff about The Boil, I was expecting a lot, and somehow I am still impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

If you like REAL seafood WITH TASTE! This is not the place for you! Over rated and over priced

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SuzetteV
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the manager on duty was very professional n he made the best drink at the bar. We come there all the time. Will b back soon

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vipMaria
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first time eating at The Boil. We went to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Our reservation was for 5:30, we waited about 15 mins for our table to be ready. We finally got sat at a shared table which was a little cramped to fit our food and drinks. Other than that, the snow crab legs were delicious as were the side of potatoes and brussel sprouts. The service was great. We will definitely go back!

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love you establishment. Thank you for being so attentive and making our experience an enjoyable one.

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Indhira
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The boil it’s my fav spot in the city for crab legs! And their Sprouts— delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sea food was not so fresh

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PeguyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

This a cash only business which is extremely inconvenient. The food was ok but servings size was small

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always and top service!!

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vipTastebud1
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had to wait for the rest of my party to arrive so I took refuge at the bar. I succumbed to a Cajun Bloody Mary, spicey and mixed to perfection. A crab cake soon followed- creamy and not too salty, seasoned to bring out the flavor of the crab. When my party arrived, we moved to a table and ordered shrimp boiled in garlic butter. It came in a bag and we were handed gloves and bibs. It was absolutely delicious not to mention fun to eat. I also ordered a side of brussel sprouts grilled. They were delicious, fried in Vietnamese fish sauce which gave them a slightly sweet and tangy flavor.
All in all, a fun and delicious experience. I’ll be back.

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Stacyp
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The boil was absolutely great! I loved it, my friend and I both got snow crab legs and they weren't little skimpy ones which was perfect; Packed with great flavor, and for the price it wasn't bad at all. The drinks were surprisingly great too, as someone who's picky about everything I was actually pretty happy about my entire experience here.

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DaniquiaF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about it, just way too high. Claw daddy have half off from 5-730 on appetizers and drinks.

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Fifi
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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QuanishaW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

It’s pricy but good had a nice time the only thing I didn’t like is that even though I rsvp I still had to wait 40 mins while I had my daughter with me

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LINDAR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood ever! Garlic butter sauce is the best!

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JahawdP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to the boil for years now. Every time I go I have a grey experience. Love the vibe and food is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Music Playlist!!!

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vipEarnestWill
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! With Gratitude!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this location everytime I come they make my visit very welcoming not only that but they have vermicelli!

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MenSa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service was the best of any seafood boil I’ve ever been to, and all of the food was tasty. It was definitely on the pricy side; we had two 2LB combos, two drinks, and two sides and I ended up paying $180 after tax and gratuity. However, the service and the food were both top notch so I didn’t leave feeling robbed or shorted. Cash only in 2020 is a minus, but they’re very transparent about that so I prepared myself ahead of time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good (I wouldn’t say great because seafood isn’t my penchant), but the overall experience made up for it 4/5 would definitely recommend to seafood lovers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food was great and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a place my wife and I would go back to! Food was very good. I recommend this place.

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Keisha
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food wasn’t what i expected. Could’ve just went to red lobster

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great atmosphere. I have recommended this place to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! People were very kind food came out quick food was amazingg! It was my first experience and it was great. It was cash only and they had an atm directly in front. Very pleased!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome experience I’ll definitely be back again!!!

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HectorR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awsome! Drinks were good, but could of been better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was ok for the price. An argument broke out with a woman shouting a storming out which created some excitement, otherwise the food was average.

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WillB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Wait staff kick us out because we were taking our time eating our dinner. Unbelievable! Will never go there again and recommend anyone to go

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LumiimousStar
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I can’t wait to go back! I just didn’t like the fact that they didn’t give u a big bowl or tray to eat from, also they only accept cash.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

King crab legs and shrimp were excellent. We ordered Butter garlic and Cajun sauce, both were good. I would come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a very good experience would come back again.

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BabBK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I, my seafood buddy were looking forward to this restaurant. We can’t wait to return! Friendly welcome took us pass a well stocked bar to the dining room. Reminded me of a seashore eatery...no frills and practical casual. This is a roll up your sleeves enjoy to the elbows joint.
We were suited up with plastic gloves and lobster bibs. Even more appreciated as we dove into our choices.
Our selections from the raw bar were fresh and served with best condiments. Little neck clams and oysters. Our snow crabs were sweet with the spicy sauce that keeps my mouth watering as I write and my friend went with the tasty garlic sauce. Our entrees were served in plastic bags that held the crabs swimming in sauces.
I drowned my palate with virgin peach lemonade. A good beer will accompany my next trip wonderful choices.
Service was excellent with an attentive serving team. I doubt I’ll make a week before returning.
This is a cash only place so be prepared to drop a reasonable amount, yet it’s great value especially for NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing! 🤤

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Unbothered
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The entire night was a disaster we were seated next to the bathroom door which blew my mind. Then at the end of the night my waitress had the audacity to tell my husband and myself that her tip was not included in the bill which I have never seen. If the service was worthy of a tip she would of received one. I found the entire night to be highly unprofessional. This will be my first and last time at this establishment

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vipHowardR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was dope, the food was good we all had fun

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Scribner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Didn’t enjoy the boil at all
Definitely not worth the money spent n! portions aren’t good at all

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The Boil offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 925-8815.

The Boil is rated 4.6 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.

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