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.
For Parties of 5 or More & Online Availability
Multiple dates available
Sun - Wed 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:15 PM - 9:00 PM, Thu 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PMWe accept online reservations for parties of 2-4. If your desired time isn't available or a party of 5 or more, please contact us directly to inquire about additional options. You can reach us at (508) 990-7100.
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cucumber, avocado, wasabi yuzu, tobiko
Seated quickly. Waitress was very friendly. Food was very good.! Highly recommend and will be back!
Once again, just had a few apps and a few drinks on a gorgeous fall evening! Everything was excellent as usual, from the curtesy of the staff, to the food , service and ambiance. Love the convenience of open table! See you again!
This was our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as the first. We'll be back!
Excellent as usual very good waitress
Excellent survive and great draft choices. Food was top notch for the price!
The full boat sushi was amazing. The flatbread and mussels were great as always. Drinks are strong but still taste great! Great ambiance even on a cool autumn day outside!
Food was delicious. Service as great. A little noisy outdoors. Prices are reasonable
This was our second time going there and much much better than my first experience. Food was really good.
My first time going there. I have nothing but great things to say. The waitresses Trisha was great, the food was great.
Definitely going back there!
Patio was a little loud. Not sure really need music out there
Waitress was great. Smart friendly very knowledgeable
Thanks Lauren and the Black Whale for a great dinner
Food was very good as was the service. Will definitely be back!
Took my granddaughters for a special dinner as we traveled to Roger Williams Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular. Perfect midpoint from Cape Cod to Providence. I had never been to the Black Whale before. Everything about our experience added to the joy of our evening. From being greeted to our goodbyes the experience was delightful. Waiter, food, lighting, warmth of outdoor patio, perfect!
Good service ,meal was very good ,enjoyed
Would return again
Oysters were amazing. Bottle of wine was great. Good vibes.
A few months ago we were not rally happy with our dinner and drinks. We have been back several times and have been pleased. We recommend this restaurant to all our out of town guests.
Delicious food, excellent service a little noisy because the restaurant is close to a big avenue but everything else compensate the noise, definitely we are going to come back! Super recommend it.
First time there. loved everything about the restaurant and will be back... Sat outside on a wonderful day for it
Food was excellent. I had the salmon very big piece well cooked. Chowder was also good. My wife and our guest had sushi. Very good from all reports
Food and drink was amazing
We like the restaurant and have dined there multiple times.
Everyone was professional and courteous.
We understand service will suffer a bit due to labor shortages.
We think the restaurant has held up well through the pandemic and plan to return soon.
We have a daughter in College near New Bedford. We have dinner there every time we visit. It may be 15 times now and they are great. The Host gentleman always has a smile. The food is creative and delicious. It’s a no brainer when we are nearby.
The food we had was outstanding!! The attention to detail from the staff was top notch - I watched as many of the waitstaff were preparing tables and attending to guests with genuine care!! Can't wait to go back soon!!
A bit upset I request window and was seated in center..I do understand sometimes window not available BUT a table at window was empty ( usually sit there) and remained empty until 5 minutes before we left
Great friendly service. The chowder was excellent.
Great service, good food, wonderful environment. We were celebrating our anniversary and received complimentary glasses of champagne. Also, a number of staff wished us a happy anniversary. The staff made us feel very special.
Very busy place, a little short-staffed (so is everyone else!). However, the waitstaff was very friendly and did their absolute best. The food was excellent!
The food and service was outstanding. We were out to celebrate our 1st anniversary and we’re very happy with our choice.
Wonderful customer service!
The food was incredible and delicious. Korrina our server was friendly energetic and very attentive. We had an amazing time. A must for all. Be back very soon!
Friends had given us this recommendation and we thought it was going to be better than it was. Great for a quick bite for so so food. Probably wouldn’t go again.
After looking forward to a birthday dinner, I left disappointed as my cod was dry and ordered kale as a side without the garlic was like eating grass.
Comparing the meal to my previous visit with the same meal including the kale which was prepared differently, it did not meet my expectations.
Unfortunately I left disappointed.
It was great
Celebrating Donna’s birthday. Had problem parking due to Chowder Festival (no warning). Once inside, table was great, service by Katlin was excellent, and food was fabulous! Perfect birthday celebration!!
We loved the Black Whale!!! Seafood was FRESH and expertly prepared, not overcooked. Service was top notch as well. Our waitress (Rebecca T.) was AWESOME!!! Very friendly and professional, she explained all the nightly specials in detail and actually took her time, we felt like family here!!! Highly Recommended!!!! A+++++
We ate here twice because the food was so good and the tables were far apart so the risk of contracting Covid was very small. The oysters were phenomenal, as was the clam chowder, fisherman’s chowder. For our main courses we had boulliabaise, grilled scallops and lobsters. Don’t miss the fingerling potatoes and the string beans. . The prices are up there but we didn’t mind splurging. Great restaurant!!
Both food and service was great and we were seated promptly at the table and service was great and the food was excellent . I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great dining experience.
Very good. Very nice atmosphere and service was very prompt. Make sure to get a reservation early in the week.
The Black Whale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 990-7100.
The Black Whale is rated 4.7 stars by 1660 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.