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The Box

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

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46% would go back.

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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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143 out of 246 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.

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.

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.

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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106 out of 170 people found this review helpful.

Pricey cabaret

By girardasse on 12/11/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Interesting place since it features a quality cabaret show: not the best ever but the performance was more than decent. The drinks are obviously pricey, and the crowd goes with it but it's worth going at least once!

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79 out of 150 people found this review helpful.

Not Crazy Horse in Paris

By podi on 2/16/2008

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

I expected to see an erotic show that compares to those of Paris and Berlin. Balcony tables--$1500+drinks. There were rules about what to wear-Think Moulin Rouge and men in jackets. We were escorted upstairs to our table. Decor was fantastic: gaudy, crowded, and fun. Rules? None! Scene was jeans, hoodies and t-shirts - not one hot, chic couple to be found. The very cool and talented MC, the decor and the service turned out to be the only saving grace to a cheesy, no talent show. Example: a man who turns his butt to the audience and removes a tampon from it - disgusting. The acts in between this so-called erotica consisted of non-innovative magic shows, so-so musicians, etc. The best show (final act), called "The Porcelain Twins", we never saw because we suffered though performers bringing the audience to dance with them on stage forever. Left at 3:15. I have seen the finest of the finest and this is not Crazy Horse and not worth the price. This is just all hype and anyone who says that this is a first rate show has never been out of Staten Island!

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73 out of 145 people found this review helpful.

girl in charge of the check coat room stole my fur coat

By silviab7 on 2/27/2008

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

They stole my fur coat, I speak to the manager of BOX Xavier, he did nothing about it, BE CAREFUL DO NOT LEAVE YOUR COAT AT THE CHECK COAT, they are thief

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93 out of 161 people found this review helpful.

Be Curious

By spacekid on 3/4/2008

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I went there with my friends and I couldn't believe that i was in Manhattan. maybe I don't have a lot of experience of different cities but I was in love this space specially upstairs was secluded, private atmosphere and very nice. western/eastern/oriental/cabaret/sex/promiscuous....etc. i was giving score 10!! until I saw the SHOWZ.... with this amazing place I thought I was watching my uncle's home entertainment show with his FRIENDS. everything was very cheap, unorganized, drastic, I was a little bit shocked that they know how to use this space and promote but they have no taste for sense of art. and if you pay a lot of money for this you better go somewhere else. what I felt here was this place is for people who has money but no taste but still want to say where they went on Monday to his/her co-workers and friends "oh, I went to the Box last week" Be there to sit and feel. Go somewhere to see and enjoy. it's worth to go at least once for time travel.

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62 out of 111 people found this review helpful.

Do NOT block The Box...Fine + 2 Points (NOT Recommended)

By EatMyB0X on 3/23/2008

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

Late Show: The host at the door was extremely RUDE!! They scan you up and down, make you wait outside even if you have a reservation. Unprofessional, and very cocky Staff! Been there before for a early show - Show itself was alright - something different. However the interior is disgusting, old smelly furniture and way over priced for such garbage performances. You come ready to have a good time, pay thousands for an over rated experience and yet they treat you like a second class citizen. If you have respect for yourself, save your self the time and money by NOT going to "thebox" .

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97 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

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