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The Boil

139 Chrystie St, Between Broome & Delancy, New York City, NY 10002-2857
+1 212-925-8815
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
According to TripAdvisor reviewers, this popular American eatery in Bowery is perfect for families with children. As one put it, "Delicious and fresh seafood, from crawfish...More
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
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139 Chrystie St, Between Broome & Delancy, New York City, NY 10002-2857
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with friends, they heard great things about this place so we all decided to go. The menu in my opinion needs work. There’s nothing really innovative or out of the box. We all ordered a few items off the menu to...More

Thank Yodanlys
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The food here was delicious you get more food than expected especially for the part of the city your in. We had clams, snow crab, crawfish, macaroni, shrimp, fries, and garlic bread no complaints on anything for $146 (including gratuity) Which is a very good...More

Thank Emily T
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The boil is amazing. Good food and impeccable customer service. I went alone and dined alone so don’t be afraid to do the same. I must make clear the food is flavoursome and honestly the price is so reasonable. This is the first place I...More

Thank Toya A W
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the oysters and the fries were excellent. Lobster was very good but the plastic bag they served it in was a first and I’ve never been given surgical gloves at a restaurant but hey it worked. The red potatoes were undercooked.

Thank ITravelAlot8
Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you like crabs, and shrimp smothered in garlic, you may enjoy this place. The oysters were outstanding, the boil, somewhat disappointing. Expensive for this kind of place.

Thank 855dorisi
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This place was awesome! You look silly in the bib! And they give you gives to eat your food! Enjoy the experience! It gets packed quickly so go when they first open at 5 pm. The old bay seasoning is phenomenal and the garlic butter...More

Thank nicolebrandi
Reviewed 21 October 2017

You must have a big appetite and a love for fresh "seafood in the shell" served in a plastic bag with rubber gloves. Really like the fact, they will work with you on seasoning and flavors. Not fancy, but a very popular dining spot in...More

Thank Maxine S
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Found this restaurant while in the area. King crab legs are delicious cooked in their house special sauce. But be prepared to work! Very casual, service good, small restaurant

Thank ann h
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The king crab legs are great and so are the crawfish. I must say the resturant is very small. They Also had quit a line waiting to be seated, so they text you once a table is ready for you.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

All I am going to say is you MUST eat here! Take the train to Chinatown and get ready to have the best seafood in a bag. I always make sure I eat here every trip. You will be given a bib. Don't be shy....More

Thank Kendra L
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9 February 2016|
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Response from Lisa R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, everything is basically seafood. You can Google the menu online or call the restaurant. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Chrystie St, Between Broome & Delancy, New York City, NY 10002-2857
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-925-8815
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