The Whale Wins
Start out your meal with an appetizer like roasted squash or house pickled vegetables. Choose from a menu that is constantly changing but always offers dishes like the salt roasted half chicken, Hama Hama clams and the 32 oz double cut ribeye. Top off your experience with a homemade dessert at The Whale Wins.
I took my husband and mother there to celebrate her move to Seattle. We had a ball! The food was excellent, the service was fun, friendly, and prompt, and the cost was reasonable. We'll go there again for sure.
Absolutely fabulous. Will go back over and over again.
Excellent as always. We went on a Sunday, which was a bit quieter but made the setting wonderful for a family meal. The food was on point, service was excellent.
Absolutely worth the trip from Vancouver for the exceptional open wood fire meals at this James Beard award winning restaurant. The cote de boeuf is one of the finest things I’ve ever eaten and the cheese plate is sexy as hell!
Service was outstanding. We sat at the bar and he was amazing. Knowledgeable, professional and friendly.
Visited during a special Korean inspired dinner. The food was awesome!
Excellent dinner & great friendly service. The sardines were a table favorite but all dishes were super.
Excellent first visit to The Whale Wins. Our server was very attentive and nice. We brought our own wine (only $20 corkage!) so cant speak to the drink menu, but the food was delicious. Highly recommend the chicory salad and broccoli with tahini. Dessert was perfect too!
As good as I expected it to be.
We have been wanting to try this place for a while and finally got to try it out. The food was delicious, it felt really fresh and their take on simple dishes is just great. We loved our drinks as well.
Will return :)
Our experience was wonderful. Food and service were exceptional. We can’t wait to return.
Wonderful food, great service, great night out
Seated nearly 30 min past our reservation time. Food was good, but not interesting or special enough to justify the price.
Inventive, ultra delicious dishes, lovingly prepared and beautifully presented. Warm ambiance, exquisite service.
I love this place. They have the best bread and wine list, the most attentive and discreet wait staff, and an all around lovely restaurant.
Family in town. An item was forgotten, one of our party had severe allergies to nuts, we asked that no nuts came to the table, the next course arrived with a bowl of nuts. Overall good experience but the above incidents dampened the night.
Delicious food and a beautiful restaurant. A new favorite!
Celebrated my Bday at Whale Wins and had an incredible time!! The food was just as fabulous as every other time I've been and the bread pudding was to die for. LOVED it!!
Always amazing seasonal and local. Enjoyed the Carmen Ranch cote de boeuf and the ahi tartar.
Phenomenal service and food as always. The Whale Wins will always be a special place in the city of Seattle, and its a perfect gem in the Fremont/Wallingford neighborhood.
Every dish was exquisite, from start to finish. Best pork chop I've ever had. Service was perfection. I honestly can't wait to go back. I'm already dreaming of how to replicate the butter lettuce salad!
We started with the pickled vegetables the Sea Wolf bread and butter main course we had to salted half chicken With a side of smoked potatoes The food was excellent! The service was excellent! Great place for a date night
A lot of money for average food.
4 of us shared a wide variety of dishes from clams, chicken, herbed salad, broccoli and many more. Not one bite was left in a plate!! Excellent and also discovered a great wine!!!
Clam ceviche OMG. Great wine recommendations.
Wife almost almost yelled at the group of men beside us because she was eves dropping on them talking about colleagues worth cheating on their wife’s for.
We had a wonderful array of small plates. The flavors were terrific. We did eat too much, alas, but it was all so tasty.
So good. Love this place!!!! Course pacing was perfect, every dish delicious, everything was awesome!
We had wonderful service & a truly enjoyable meal.
Great food. Great service. Things that appear simple on the menu are very well done and delicious.
Great time. Super friendly staff- and really great Cote de Boeuf!
I really liked the ambience. Thought the food wasn’t worth the price.
Great food. I love that there are a lot of delicious small plates to share as well as main courses without paying an extra fee. That way, you can have more items. Also great wines, local as well as international ones.
The Whale Wins Is always a culinary delight. Amazing food from start to finish-digestively as well!
Pretty good food made with fresh and local products. Staff is really friendly and nice with kids.
Each dish was an amazing blend of flavors, textures, salt, heat. Generous portions. Great service. Best tap rose I've ever tasted!
Charming location, excellent service, mediocre food. We had the fixed price entree for two on a Monday night. Well prepared but uneven flavors and we both left disappointed.
We so very much looked forward to our dining experience, but the food was lackluster and just “ok.” Very few protein options and I’d say the service was average. Nothing about our experience aligned with the numerous top-notch reviews we read or heard beforehand. Unfortunately this was our first and last visit.
Meh. Not an extensive menu. Not very friendly wait staff. Food was ok, but portions were small for the price. The space is so cute and the kitchen is beautiful, which is why I wanted to try it, but we were not impressed.