or, The Whale
Whether enjoying breakfast & lunch in the newly renovated dining area, cocktails and appetizers at the 22-seat oak bar, or a birthday celebration on the beautiful outdoor patio and garden, or, The Whale offers plenty of settings to enjoy our casual American bistro cuisine. If there’s no time to dine in the mornings, be sure to grab a coffee and one of Manny’s daily doughnuts from our to-go counter.
Good reviews attentive, pleasant, but she gave us enough space to have a relaxed experience.
Surprising patio and wonderful ambiance with a varied menu!
Cute place, good food, great experience. I’d go back!
The service and food were both excellent. The lobster pasta was amazing and the cheesecake was creamy and delicious. We will definitely make this a regular stop while on Nantucket.
Had the branzino; delicious and different flavor combination with the accompaniments. My husband had the lobster roll which was well- filled.
Just fine. The menu was a little limited, but the food was very good - Reasonably priced for Nantucket.
Too noisy and more of a sports bar than a romantic restaurant!
Roast chicken was delicious dinner.
Such a big improvement over prior restaurant.
Great outdoor seating!
The menu selection, food preparation and service for dinner ere very good.
On the breakfast side....wish they would pen earlier than 9:00AM
Great food and service!
Outstanding food and ambience (if you sit outside)
Awesome food and service, a new restaurant in the old Met on Main space, our party of 7 gave it a thumbs up; rare unanimous vote says a lot👍
We had a great meal - lovely space and one we've known in some of its previous incarnations. This is the best, at least as far as I am concerned. Pretty straightforward menu done very well. We each had a splendid hamburger - mine was with all the fixings. Excellent.
Great spot! Perfect spot for a nantucket dinner, sat outside in the back Patio and we loved every minute of it
This restaurant isn’t bad, but it isn’t great. The Caesar salad was bland. My wife couldn’t finish the tuna tartar. My son liked the chicken wings appetizer. The lobster roll was dry, but there was a good amount of lobster. The thing is, with so many excellent dining options in Nantucket, why would you want to settle for average? I doubt we will go back.
Just very unimpressed with the food ... maybe we just picked the wrong items ?? Everything else was fine ... just disappointed in the food
Beautiful interior and great outdoor patio/dining space. Noise level was excessive. Server was good. Food took a long very time and fish entree was raw - not supposed to be. After kitchen fixed, was actually very good. Diners next to us had similar issue. Unfortunately won’t go back until kinks in the kitchen get worked out.
Great place. Good mix of locals and touristas. Ivy-enclosed patio area has very appealing ambience. Will come back.
Compliments to the chef!
The steak was really very good. I loved it!!!
My husband had the pork chops. He was extremely pleased. Nice presentations!
The tomato salad was so good as well. It was s large serving so we were glad we shared.
Except for the bartender not knowing how to make one of the drinks we ordered he was able to look it up.
A nice evening!!!
Billy was a great waiter!
The Whale has a nice patio outback with a bar and is lovely on a summer evening. Best of all...it is nowhere near as loud as inside. Honestly, we would not go back if we had to sit inside..the noise level prevents conversation across the table.
Overpriced, poor service. I really wanted to love this place!
This place is new. We’ve eaten there twice; once for lunch and once for dinner. Lunch was better. They are off to a reasonably good start and definitely deserve a rating above the current 3.8 stars. .
When one considers a place like American Seasons has a stellar rating of 4.7 and The Whale has a poor rating it makes one wonder about the ratings credibility. This place deserves at least a 4.3-4.4. And American Seasons a 2.0! Take it from a long time Nantucket resident.
BTW. The patio area is nice and the place to be on nice days!
Loved this place! The food, service, and ambience were all perfect. They friendly and accommodating. Nice to find a place with a more modern/updated menu (relative to some of the other options in the area) and some vegetarian choices as well! The back patio is amazing. We'll be back!
Love the back garden bar. Beautiful and relaxing. Food was great. Service right on.
Staff was amazing - everyone made sure our experience very was amazing. Great new place.
Beautiful patio in the heart of the town of Nantucket
Too loud - bar area spilled over to dining room and made it very uncomfortable -
The rating tool for "Noise" defines the loudest level as "Energetic". In this case, the noise level was so loud that it was a big negative for me. I could not have a comfortable conversation with my wife and quite often we could hear the server. I wouldn't recommend or not recommend to a friend but I would be very clear that the noise could dampen the experience.