The Boil

Restaurants, Creole Lower East Side
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Cajun-style crustacean feasts are the focus of this Lower East Side dive. Instead of adhering to Louisiana tradition, the crabs, lobsters and crawfish are boiled and then tossed in plastic bags to coat every crevice with the house sauce of garlic butter, lemon pepper and Old Bay. Peel yours at communal tables or take to the bar for a plate of raw oysters and littlenecks. Domestic brews from Ommegang and Sixpoint breweries are represented here, as well as New Orleans fave Abita.


Venue name: The Boil
Address: 139 Chrystie St
New York
Cross street: at Delancey St
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 5-11pm; Thu-Sat 5pm-midnight; Sun 5-11pm
Transport: Subway: J, Z to Bowery
Price: Average main course: $20. Cash only
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Tinsley G

Absolutely love this place! I came here last week for my birthday and it was terrific as usual. On any given night there could be a long wait, however my guest and I were seated upon entry and greeted by a server. I recommend everything on the menu. You get such large portions that you can get full off of one entree and a side. I recommend the gumbo.