The Black Whale
Menu focuses on local fishermen’s catch of the day, old school seafood favorites and a sprinkling of modern seafood interpretations. Menu ranges from raw bar, to warm and cold lobster rolls, baked cod, bacon wrapped scallops, bouillabaisse and peppered 14oz rib eye.
Large bar and spectacular views of the artful New Bedford Fishing Fleet. Large covered outside deck overlooking the fishing boats and harbor. Centrally located beside the Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Ferries. Large parking lot.
And, of course, the hospitality is second to none. Service is what built the business.
Outstanding service, great drinks, beautiful view out on the deck, yummy food! Couldn't have been better
Second time dining here. I may be addicted already. Great drinks, great food, great service!
My meal was not what I ordered,unflavorable and all around very poor.Prices were
overpriced.I will not return.
I always enjoy my experience when I dine here. I especially like it when we can dine outside. Thank you for your excellence.
Excellent food and service.
Lovely patio !
Celebrate daughter’s engagement
I suggest that they purchase heat lamps for the porch. The weather was initially comfortable and it changed quickly and it was very cool. The Kung Pau cauliflower was tasty but drenched with sauce. Less is more with the sauce. The Portugese stew appetizer was fantastic and all the entrees were very good. The Black Whale restaurant is a favorite with my crew.
Our server was excellent and knowledgeable. The outdoor seating was perfect, we enjoyed our dinner very much! Can’t wait to go back!
We have been to the Black Whale TWICE in two weeks. It's a pleasure to sit outside and be able to dine in a "normal environment" after being in the house for so long. You will hear Route 18 driving by if you're outside, but the area is covered it also has plastic curtain-style coverings they can close to control the wind so your dinner doesn't go flying, and the atmosphere is great, very pleasant views looking at the boats, and hearing the docks with people working. The Sun, the breeze, The view, and the overall atmosphere is why we like coming here. The menu is varied, so you will always find something you want that will be delicious! The staff is just terrific and the presentation of the food is very pleasant.
I thought the staff did an excellent job of keeping customers safe in these uncertain times. I felt comfortable, the food was just fantastic and we felt safe. Thank You!
We will return soon!
My husband and I ate outside(a bit windy (but to be expected) the hostess and our waitress were outstanding. I ordered fish and chips (dry). The fish very good with some of the fries a bit over done.
my husband ordered the lobster thermidor, as he hates fuss with shells. i guess we either read the menu incorrectly. as it was more like baked stuffed lobster,with shells, and not the usual casserole like dish for Thermador. I fussed with the shells.
The service was wonderful and we felt safe with the spacing.
I know when owners change menus also change, but I would rate the old menu 5 stars, this one 3 to 4
My food was very good, however my side salad was over priced $10.00.
Perfect place for an outdoor dining experience. Shaded with lovely plantings, appropriate level background music, and a view of the fishing fleet. Service was prompt and efficient with all requests met. It all stared off right with a Bloody Mary. The food, from appetizer (clams casino) to dessert (strawberry shortcake), was delicious and presented just as described on the menu. The grilled salmon entree with salsa verde, glazed sweet potatoes, and grilled avocado. was perfectly done to diner’s preference. Nothing was left on the plate. Finished it all off with a cup of coffee. The Black Whale is a great choice for a cocktail to espresso dinner. Only need to get the espresso machine up and running again!
As usual great all around experience. The staff was welcoming and food was great and our waitress was exceptional.
Great day for outdoor dining. Great food and service
Best Seafood fra diavlo ever! Sushi was fresh & amazing & drinks were tasty and creative. Can't wait to come back!
Perfect from start to finish!
Organized and managed well considering COVID circumstances. Food was great however outside dining is noisy Enough with daytime road traffic and the additional extra loud music made it difficult to hear each other speaking.
Great service! Enforcement of Covid protocols! Food was great. Going back very soon but could not book with you guys !☹️no points!
Celebrating a birthday 2 days early😊
Very good service, environment and good food too and a good value too. Our party of four was able to have a short business meeting and nice lunch in a safe environment. The tables were well spaced and the brisk breeze off the water made us feel comfortable. It was my first visit and I plan to return soon.
We only had drinks and dessert but it was very pleasant. A little noisy with the road but what can you do. (outdoor dining)
Steamers has lots of sand. Jumbo shrimp not as firm as before.
They lost my reservation for outdoor seating made a week in advance - we got a table inside, by the phone no view
The dining room is plain - not what I expected - not bad but not worth it and no real ambience
THe food and service were wonderful. We were very disapointed with the open table website. When we reserved a table they never had on their site if you wanted inside our out. Since we did not know this restaurant and were told by friends that it had a large outdoor dinning area we thought we would be eatting outside. When we got there we were told that we were inside and that we should have checked that that is what we wanted. There were nothing to say which to choose. So our time there was very uncomfortable to be inside,
We ate outside it was nice but very windy. I would have gave 5 stars if they had closed the side of the canopy where the wind was blowing. Other than that it was great. Drinks were good and food was good.
Everything was great especially during this tough time with policies are restrictions. the service, the food with just what we needed to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend.
Our waitress was awesome, boom boom shrimp & tempura shrimp sushi roll was amazing, steak tips could have used a little more seasoning, other than that everything was great!
Lovely night out. Felt safe outside, and the wait staff was attentive.
Everything from the appetizer to dessert was amazing. As soon as we left my boyfriend asked when we would be back. They also made you feel comfortably distanced from other tables. We will definitely be returning very soon!
Perfect night . Great job with table placement and social distancing. Food was amazing and loved my surprise birthday dessert. Thanks to all the staff on a beautiful night ! Happy 4th to all. 🇺🇸
Very enjoyable food was excellent, we reserved an outdoor table but when we arrived they said we were inside
We recently dined at The Black Whale and could not have been happier with our decision to spend our anniversary there. The food was AMAZING, the service was great and we loved eating on the outdoor patio. To top it all off, at the end of our meal our waitress came over with a complimentary bottle of champagne and wished us a happy anniversary! We will definitely be going back soon.
I felt very comfortable with the distance between tables. Wait staff were wearing masks as were fellow customers. Food was great..our waitress was excellent (Erin). When we first arrived the music was a little loud which makes it difficult for my husband to hear because of his hearing aids. Someone must have said something because the volume was turned down and the music was softer.
Will be back. Had a beautiful dinner with my wife and it will be remembered;)
Food was overpriced for the portion and flavor was okay. I had the bomb boom shrimp and that was tasty. Server didn’t come back to ask how my app was until 25/30 mins after it was delivered. I asked If they had a side of blue cheese or anything of that nature, and server never came back w an answer. I asked for lemon in my water And received lime. My friends who also previously dined here told me service wasn’t great and neither was the food. I wanted to give it a try for myself. If I were back in the area, id go by for drinks and maybe try another app.
Overall everything was great . Outdoor dining is nice but the noise of the traffic is really loud.
We dined outside with all precautions ( staff wearing masks, paper menus, etc) in place. Staff were friendly and upbeat, from the greeter, our server, busboy, etc. Service was perfect. The food was amazing; fresh and delicious, as were the drinks.
The Black Whale is the epitome of New England seafood/seaside dining. Love it!
Definitely will be going back loved the food big portions
The Black Whale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 990-7100.
The Black Whale is rated 4.6 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.