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The Box

189 Chrystie St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Rivington St.
212-982-9301

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5
"Mixed Reviews"

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46% would go back.

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Beware of "Reservations"

By MKWL on 12/10/2007

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I made "reservations" at the box, including giving the place my credit card number for a $1,000 cover charge to get the names of my group of 6 onto the list, but when we arrived (prior to midnight, as instructed), we were told that our table had been given away already, since the place apparently over-books tables to be sure the place is full. Would have been nice if the reservationist had let us know ahead of time that "reservations" aren't really reservations. For the record, the girls I was with were very attractive and dressed well. If you decide to go, be sure you have back-up plans.

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105 out of 168 people found this review helpful.

cool venue, not so cool crowd

By jetsetboy on 8/9/2007

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

ack, bankers and debs, celebs and starf*ckers, but such an amazing space. burlesque meets grotesque, love the show, hate the crowd. food overpriced and mediocre too. and do these 'downtown' spots just recycle staff??? same old tired faces, especially upstairs. my boyfriend had a blast, but what does he know, . . . plenty!

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73 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

had a great time!

By hocatka on 7/29/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I wasn't going to post, but the first review is totally unfair. Me and my wife had a great time. Very original and fresh show for a modern day, sterile New York.

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73 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

The Box, Chrystie Street

By philipstephens on 6/9/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

visiting from London we were lucky enough to be invited to The Box....it is wonderfully intimite, fun beautiful crowd of mixed ages, the decor incredibly atmospheric, the staff delightful, the show(s)of a surprising and very high standard , with a memorable content :-) - in fact it had total attention to detail on every level. i have never written a review before but having read the only one on here felt it was very misleading. For sure its difficult to get into and the bouncers are like a brick wall-thats their job. sure drinks are a bit more expensive maybe but that was understandable with what was offered. Its a very discreet small club. a perfectly packaged couture chocolate box. Perfect. hope we get back there one day.

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93 out of 162 people found this review helpful.

Overrated

By ayejay0601 on 4/19/2007

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

This place is overpriced and frankly...cheesy. It is a poor imitation of what could be of an older and more dignified tradition. There is no redeeming quality here. Even the drinks are pretty terrible...if you are in the neighborhood, there is a lot more genuine places around....

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142 out of 245 people found this review helpful.

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