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The Box

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

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7
"Recommended"

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67% would go back.

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AVOID THE BOX. RUDE STAFF AND A RIPOFF. NOT RECOMMENDED

By goldbergstein on 9/28/2010

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

We went to the box for a bachelor party. It cost 1600 for the group. We get to our table, which has no view of the stage. The seats actually face away from the stage, with a huge beam in front of 80% of the view. Staff was rude, deceptive and unaccomodating. A bunch of arrogant idiots running the place. Avoid.

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234 out of 482 people found this review helpful.

Crazy place, strict door.

By PrakashIyer on 5/8/2010

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

The Box is clearly the craziest place I have been to in NY so far. Sexy, imaginative shows and the people who seemed to frequent this place know how to party. The door is quite strict, but I just had luck on my side the few times i went there. if people have gone here and know similar places please do mention.

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255 out of 473 people found this review helpful.

zzzzzzzz...

By culture411 on 3/3/2010

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

burlesque show is hugely disappointing. more like cheap porn. anyone interested in a cool venue, fun bar scene and a well produced burlesque show, go to galapagos art space in dumbo. way more sophisticated.

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256 out of 472 people found this review helpful.

"it's the box"

By chuckbass7 on 9/19/2009

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

i walked into the box and watched a transvestite put a dildo up his/her butt, pull it out and eat the condom juice from his/her own behind. ummm, i really saw that. while exhilarated by this performance, i was even more impressed by the next act where a girl had rotating-light-titties in tune to my favorite song on z100. a little alarmed by my surroundings, i turned to a guy (i think) next to me and asked "is this normal?" to which he responded, "this is the box. the BOX. you never know whatcha gonna get." as a first timer, and native new yorker, i was intrigued yet slightly alarmed. but, definitely will go back.

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311 out of 560 people found this review helpful.

The Box

By tableau on 7/2/2009

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

The Box is a guaranteed crazy night. come prepared to have your mind blown a bit by the shows, go wild on an antique couch, hang from one of the balconies box seats, or swing from a pole and be the life of your wee morning hour companions. This place is not for the faint of heart or conservatives for that matter.

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245 out of 495 people found this review helpful.

JUST AWFUL

By dun on 6/4/2009

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

This was the worst experience in my life: boring and disgusting show, overpriced drinks and a table with air condition where we were just freezing cold. In total we paid 1,000 Dollars for just being angry about arrogance and incompetence. (I really was in shows around the world but this club honestly is the worst ever - but funny that they compare themselves with Moulin Rouge and further used the word burlesque to describe themselves. Tip to Richard Kimmel: why don't you look these words up before you use them! And: this "show": you can get in Hamburg on the Reeperbahn for 10 Bucks - believe me!)

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275 out of 509 people found this review helpful.

A big Box of Coal is what that place is

By MasonDixie on 5/18/2009

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

I arrived at the Box unaware that it would be an issue to get in. I knew it might be hard, but I was not expecting that 70's porn star haired guy at the door to be such a raging beast of a man. After looking us both up and down approx. 6 times, he proceeded to let in an older couple behind us. Others would arrive and he would shout, "they can come in but they have to pay!" whereas others would just roll in. Yes, I realize some of these people had table reservations, but others did not. He was just being an ass for the sake of being an ass. A nicer bouncer finally let us in (for free) only to discover the drinks were $19 apiece. Had some drunken high-rollers not invited us over to their table I would've peaced out within 30 minutes. Unbeknownst to me, I was roofied by some jackass at the table (I had 2 drinks total) and did not come to until the following afternoon. What a shady club. Now that I think about it, I have no desire to go back there. I give it a 2.

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188 out of 364 people found this review helpful.

Fraudulent, criminal practices

By LEH on 4/24/2009

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

Beware of criminal fraud - Absolute Horror - Avoid at all costs. This venue overcharged our tab, adding a completely fictional cost of $2000.00 to our bill. In addition to this insult, they attempted to show us a fraudulent menu that misrepresented the charges to which we agreed. We happily paid the $100 per person cover charge, as well as the exorbitant $225 per bottle for 3 bottles of recent vintage Moet and Chandon champagne. But when our bill arrived, it was well over $2500 dollars, far beyond either the cover charge or the price per bottle to which we agreed and to which the menu referenced. ' We argued with the waitress, who brought us a fraudulent menu pricing the Moet champagne at $600 per bottle. The menu that every person in our three-person party had examined earlier previously stated $250 per bottle. I will be filing a police report against the venue, and caution all potential customers to examine their tab closely. Beware fraudulent menus and pricing, demand that the price you agree to be the price you pay, and avoid the venue entirely if you want a pleasant and problem-free night out.

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222 out of 384 people found this review helpful.

Expensive but Wonderful

By sugardrop on 4/23/2009

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

I have been reading these jaded reviews and although hesitant, I could not help myself. I went for the first time a few months back and had a wonderful, exciting, sexy time with my girlfriends. Table was expensive but not so much more than the other nightclub in the city. With the box, we got an amazing, funny, sexy show - Staff was beautiful, energetic and friendly. Door was tough, but we were expecting that and dressed for the occassion. I have been back and it still met expectations. Great, unique, nyc place. - You will not find a similar or better experience.

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120 out of 238 people found this review helpful.

best entertainment in Nyc but pricey

By knickerninja on 11/12/2008

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

Yes it is pricey. Yes it is sooooo much fun! Show is great and my service was great. I've been back 2 times since but its not on my dollar. Food is damn good too for just side eats.

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122 out of 256 people found this review helpful.

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