The Boil

4.6
671 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Seafood restaurant in the Lower East Side

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 671 people are saying
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LayneT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We’re out having a wonderful time until our fun was interrupted by creepy crawlers and when we brought it to the Managers attention instead of apologizing or caring about the matter of the issue he had an attitude and said its a problem they’re dealing with every day. Lost a customer

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StephenJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from the Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic the seafood was very tasteful. My date had her dungess crabs and killed those and I had raw clams with a catfish basket. Our mixed drinks were patron tequila and grand shots. The apron is a hit especially with the gloves. Overall I would recommend The Boil to everyone.

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Traveler
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , nice facility, relaxed atmosphere and incredible service! Prices are surprisingly fare! One of my favorite places when I’m in town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love that u can make reservations now. Pre pandemic u could not if ur party was less than 6 and it was soooo annoying. We got seated maybe 10-15 mins after our reservation waiting for ppl to pay and table to be cleaned. Which is much better than pre pandemic waiting over 1 hr. We did outdoor seating which was great. They also had outdoor heaters which were on that i wish was off cause it was not that cold yet. Outdoor seating was slightly hard to flag down the waiter we wish there was a call button. Otherwise food was great, service was great and outdoor seating was very cute

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JayNor
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was chewy, no flavor. When we asked the waiter to get more seasoning they took an hour to do so. Ended up taking food home it had gotten cold. They still force you to pay 20% gratuity even for bad service. Not much food for the price, put it this way a pound of shrimp is 6 shrimps to them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Staff was fantastic.
Food took a little longer than expected. Just used to it being very fast I suppose.
My only gripe is that the Outdoor speakers kept cutting in and out. Music was great when it was playing but the constant disruption was worse than just not having any music.

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Deeka
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My favorite place to go. The food quality is amazing. I have to visit this place at least once a month

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TonettaL
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always good and fresh love it will always come back when I'm in NYC

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Ceezalino
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love the boil. Wish there was more grab in the bag for half.

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DanD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! This place was delicious and the service was top notch. Definitely going back soon.

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ErikaP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were amazing. Great music great food. Definitely will be coming again. Service charge plus tip is a little much but other than that it was great

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RansleyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! We had the crab legs and crawfish with the cajun blend, and everything had a lot of flavor. We will definitely come back next time to try their other dishes.

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vipKasheemaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks! Very nice staff and waiters

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DwayneG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food was very good. However, the service was indeed lacking. From cash only that was completely advertised, a built in 20% service fee and then waiting over an hour for just appetizers, didn’t leave the best impression with my friend and I. There were others waiting very long for food on a Saturday night dining experience. They really need to work through their customer experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the garlicky crab!!!

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MelanieM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Our party was a bit tardy, but the hostess, and the rest of the staff were very understanding. We were sited immediately once everyone arrived. I love this place.

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Gtrunci
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boil is perfect. Just notice you will eat with your hands and the wine will be served on a plastic cup. But the flavors are fantastic!!! Will go back!!!!

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jackc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Over priced for what you get. Cash only also annoying.
Server was great!

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SassyD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Pandemic prices. Happy hour too short. I'll return. Compared to similar places. Still one of the best

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Group of 3 but they charge service charge

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FoodLuver
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the boil. To me it is the best seafood boil I’ve ever had, and I’ve had plenty, has come from the boil. The flavors from their house blend is amazing!
I took two of my girlfriends, both visiting from out of state and they loved it.
We tried the crab cake, soft shell crab, raw oysters, lobster, side of sausage and three boils!

It was also happy hour and the drinks are worth every Penny.

Overall, the food is delicious as well as the drinks. 🤤 😋

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with a group of 5 and we all enjoyed ourselves. The food was flavorful and the drinks were strong. Would definitely return in the future

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vipMargaritaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good reliable spot for great seafood cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Experience at The Boil staffs were very nice!

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Marquetta
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best seafood i’ve had so far. compared to claw daddy and crab du jior (or how where you spell it)

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Janethpink
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Highly recommend reservations. The food was delicious, the prawns were whatever but the shrimp, fries, calamari, and wings were delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The special blend of sauce is always good but the quality of the seafood is minimal. Shrimp was definitely not fresh

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp & crawfish combo boil in garlic butter was excellent.

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yetty
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful service!
the crew is always so friendly when me and my family and friends come in and, of course, the food was bangin!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boil is always on point. I love the consistency and professionalism they provide.
The outdoor seating and the extended hours made it so much more convenient during the pandemic. Always 5 stars.

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okasa
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the boiled shrimp came in a yummy sauce (we ordered mild garlic butter) softshell crabs were small but soft & delicious. the service was attentive and we had a very good dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at The Boil! The outdoor dining was spacious and comfy, the service was wonderful and prompt and friendly and the food was amazing! We look forward to going back soon!

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TyeG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time haven’t been since they have reopened. They never disappoint. Linda our server was amazing. She had many tables and she still was able to keep us happy. I’ll def come back with her as the server.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing 😩😩😩😩 Great service. If you love seafood I recommend that you come here !

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Nyia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good place to go for a night out good food and customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing
Crab cakes are a mustttt

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was great and the food was delicious. Oysters nice and fresh

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Dealon
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

If you don’t like the food and you tell the server they will not refund it if even if you didn’t eat it so make sure to complain to the closest person to a owner if you end up here. My friend got chicken nuggets and they came out like flounders. Other then that the sauces is good, decent view and security is dope.

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DanysiaF
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Paid 230 dollars to not be able to eat my food . The server barely checked up on us and to top it off didn’t bring us crackers when all 3 of us had crab legs ! I then asked for them and he decided not to bring it after showing his face multiple times as he forgot . Horrible waitstaff honestly made the experience horrible . They don’t care because they are automatically entitled to a tip because 20% is included. I almost deducted the balance off by myself but didn’t as it was my sons birthday and didn’t want to ruin the day and cause problems but I will never return here again . If you’re looking to spend top dollar to eat food that won’t get you full and horrible waitressing where they barely check on you and ask or bring you what you need this is the place to go !

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NaritaD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at this location. It was nice and confined and. It to many people. Everyone was nice and friendly. Food was great. One thing I was a little ticked about was I called to check if they had WiFi and mussels and I was told yes over the phone. But then when we arrived was told the answer to both was no!! Which sucked but it still was a great turn out. Get some mussels and I will definitely be back .

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 4.6 stars by 671 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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