The Boil

4.4
386 reviews
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Seafood
Seafood restaurant in the Lower East Side
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BF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here often, and every time I’m here the food is consistent, the ambiance is great, and the service is fast and accurate. I love this place!

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AH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food had too much garlic. It just taste like garlic. Now if you like garlic you will like the food but if it you will hate it

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JO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

chill place with amazing food, definitely try the crab cake

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VB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Reserved seating for 2, you still must wait. Staff cater more toward large parties. Tight seating. My favorite seat is at the bar...next time for sure.

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Tables are to close together food spattered on me while i was eating my food. Too small and too pack. Food was great tho

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ST
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My most favorite seafood restaurant! I bring all my friends and family to this place. Definitely happy i found out about this place a few years ago

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KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The boil has the best seasons...lemon pepper garlic butter.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a reversation at 7 and was seated 10 minutes later. The best thing to do. Because the wait could be hour an half. Food was great and came out quick.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing but the tipping system was kinda misleading

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CC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. It was a fun night and we were all full from the great dinner. Shrimp was my favorite in The Boil’s Cajun seasoning. We will be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and plentiful. The only downfall restaurant is cash only

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A
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food good music loved the staff food came out quick

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The boil was the spot i use to go every week. It’s been almost a year since I’ve been and today must’ve been an off night. The sauce was a bit more on the bland sose

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had crawfish in my liiiiiifee. They mad it taste so good ! I would definitely recommend this to everyone ❤️

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AG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it food was awesome I recommend this place

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is great however the host kept trying to seat tables for 2, at this tiny stool table directly behind her host booth.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Tables are a bit small. If you are planning to order a few items off the menu,as we did, it will be uncomfortable. The tables are also really close to one another. The food was tasty! Drinks were good but a little on the small side, which in a way is good so you are focused on your meal and not being filled up with liquid.

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NS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time at the Boil. The service was great and the food and drinks wrer excellent. I will definitely be returning!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall Solid Place. I felt they were a little expensive as I only received one cluster of snow crab for $28! The Service was completely on point. It's also only cash only which is a bit of an inconvenience!

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

the food was excellent. I had the snow crab legs with their special sauce. It was so worth trying. I would definitely go their again

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Went for gf’s bday, expressed so when reserving and asked for something to be done (since there was a category asking what the occasion was), nothing was. Had to wait for reserved table, when right after being sat almost every walk-in was sat immediately (odd), clear, as we sat right by the door.

Very strange bartender, not friendly at all.

The waitress was very helpful with explaining and showing how to break apart the seafood, which me and my gf had no clue how to do since it was our first time eating like that.

The food was excellent. I don’t usually eat seafood, but I was able to here because it was such high quality, and my gf who loves seafood was very pleased.

Overall not a bad experience, but definitely not running back here anytime soon.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent. The staff wasn’t super friendly towards us but the food was phenomenal!

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

Honestly amazing , the food is delicious. I wish I could eat here everyday

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J
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Server wasn’t very friendly. Didn’t crack a smile once. Rather cold and robotic but she did check in and did her job. The food was great

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great night

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Clean and very comfortable and welcoming. Get to know your servers you’ll be back !!! Amazing seafood absolutely love the combo A boil special sauce medium

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WW
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sauce. Cant get any better. The crawfish was not too fresh but it still tasted good with the sauce haha

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EE
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is nice & so are the waitress. But before you go make sure you have cash they don’t accept cards & they atm is $2.95.. Also I ordered King Crabs they literally gave me one leg not the whole body just one leg and one claw for $45 in a bunch of sauce I thought the bag was filled but it was only 2 pieces of King Crab for $45, I’d rather order snow crab legs they give you way more for $25.

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CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Service was mediocre. Our server only checked on us once.

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ST
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places for seafood. They WILL NOT disappoint!!! CASH ONLY!!

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Just needs to expand the dining room. However, it sets the mood for interaction and networking. Needs more personal space.

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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Portions have gotten a lot smaller than they used to be. Still tasty, but a lot less food than there used to be.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!! Great service, food and atmosphere!! Love, LOVE this place!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Fun experience. Extremely wonderful staff we will be back soon !

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AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was amazing, service was great, can't wait to go back.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun and delicious. EXCELLENT shrimp and crab, perfectly cooked and seasoned. And they were able to accommodate gluten free and dairy free with no compromise - an unexpected bonus for our party. Been there three times, all three were excellent!

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T
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Not worth the money that I spent...Claw Daddy’s is better..

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. They tie a bib on you and give you gloves so you can eat the messy bag of delicious shellfish and sauce.

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YW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the boil! That darn garlic butter is amazing. Favorite restaurant!

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SC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Was very disappointed by the portion for the price! This was my 50th birthday and I wanted to check this place out spent $307 for 4.. SMH! TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED!!!

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