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With two locations in Manhattan currently, The Boil has officially opened to the public last week on Friday, February 14th in Jersey City.

The menu was created by Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Mike Khuu, where they showcase seasonal produce prepared with fragrant blends of Creole herbs and spices. Get your bib ready! 

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The Boil offers a variety of seafood and savory dishes, including crawfish, king crab legs, lobster, and shrimp sourced directly from New Orleans as well as Cajun essentials like Gumbo and a gooey Mac ‘n Cheese.

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When ordering the seafood by the pound, you can choose which sauce and spice level you are interested in. I highly recommend getting the The Boil’s Special Cajun Blend – it was great with the shrimp!

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At this location only, The Whale, an overflowing decadent seafood bucket features oversized lobster, king crab legs, jumbo shrimp, and more, available in limited quantities daily. Now you can feel like the king or queen of bourbon street!

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If you are looking for a great drink to pair with your meal, they offer playful and piquant cocktails as well as a robust craft beer and wine list, with options straight from New Orleans-based breweries like Abita.

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Overall, the vibe here is fun and casual. With the maritime-inspired decor including a wall lined of colorful buoys, dock ropes and lobster traps over the kitchen entry- not to mention the  booths are made to look like a boat’s interior with porthole windows. If you are looking to enjoy your meal outside, come spring guests will also have this option.

The Boil in Jersey City, photo by Lindsay Appelman (7)

Next time you have a fixin for some NOLA style cajun food then The Boil is your spot. Check out The Boil’s Instagram @the.boil to get a sense of what is to come. Reservations can be made on their website at:

– Lindsay Appelman

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The Boil
8 Erie Street
Jersey City, New Jersey

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday, 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Friday, 5:00PM to midnight
Saturday, 4:00PM to midnight
Sunday, 4:00PM to 11:00PM

Photos by Lindsay Appelman and via The Boil

The Boil in Jersey City