The Box is located at 189 Chrystie Street, a 1935 two-story brick building between Stanton and Rivington Streets, with a stage door on Freeman Alley. One hundred years ago, this area was legendary for its vaudeville palaces, theaters and dime museums; The Box will bring the excitement and energy of those concert saloons and burlesque halls back to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Box is an intimate restaurant and theater, with two bars and a full stage. A flexible design and top-notch sound system allow The Box to present all types of live entertainment: bands, shows, parties, private functions, and special events.
The main goal when decorating this magnificent space was to create a space that evoked the feeling of being in an old, intimate Hammerstein Ballroom. There is a beautiful winding Persian staircase and the main seating area is surrounded by a selection of gorgeous intricate antiques. The space has a New Orleans French Quarter type of vibe and the inside it is lined with sparkling wagon wheel chandeliers. The back bar is covered in mirrors, and stunning towering cabinets giving The Box an extremely unique theme.
The menu at The Box is just as creative as décor and entertainment. Executive Chef Justin Hilbert prepares a delicious mix of fusion/eclectic, contemporary American and Gastro Pub cuisine.
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