If you examine the picture, you’ll notice blue gloves worn by the diners at this – I have to say- most incredible seafood place. THAT is because THINGS GET MESSY! And you know what they say about food, the messier the tastier. [They do say that, right?]
In the Lower East Side, The Boil does not shy away from making their mixtures as messy as possible which is what makes it one of the best seafood meals in NYC. They blend some magical herbs and spices to make the sauce addictive to almost anyone. They make no attempt to dazzle you with any flashy tables, decoration, or sounds. They just want you to enjoy the hell out of their fine work and preparation.
The food comes to you in a bag! Yes! A bag! And what compliments that bag is the blue gloves, the bib, and your eyes wide open in joy!
I strongly recommend going for the 2 lb combo (1 kg) if you are with two people, which comes with potato corn and sausage. Then you choose a sauce and the level of spicy you want. Wait and once served, get ready to put your pride aside as your face gets dressed with deliciousness.
Take a look at their menu.. their special? “All of the above” .. and they are NOT lying when they say that!
Just a side note, this place is CASH ONLY. There is an ATM inside but for a “just in case” scenerio, bring some along.