The Whale Wins

4.8
508 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Whale Wins Cafe and Larder will offer James Beard Award winning wood-fired fare and casual counter-style service all day, 8am to 8pm. We are focusing on safely meeting the needs of our Fremont and Wallingford neighbors with expanded dine-in, carry out, espresso, grocery and bottle shop offerings.

Limited outdoor dining is currently available to reserve for dinner! Please note, our patio is heated but not covered. In the event of inclement weather, we will call you to confirm or modify your reservation.

Check out our current menus on our website: thewhalewins.com. Our take out options are listed here as well!

Support The Whale Wins during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 508 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single dish we ordered was delicious and perfectly proportioned for a party of 2. The baked goat cheese and honeycomb with sea wolf bread and the salmon were a couple of our favorites. The waitress also gave us a great recommendation on a bottle of wine that was very reasonably priced and paired well with everything we ate. We dined here during COVID and the outdoor patio had heat lamps set up and the tables were well spaced out. Will definitely be returning!

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CatherineM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food was, as always. exceptional. We are a group of French foodies and we are neither disappointed by Whales Wins.
On top of this, it feels super safe as you dine outdoor with plenty of space between tables and heaters.
I love their new ladder too. Great stuff!

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Chelsey
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Whale Winds multiple times, pre- and post-pandemic. The food and service remain exceptional. The seating area on the porch out front feels very safe and is quite warm under the heaters. Our top choice for a rare date night!

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vipDanielleQ
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are delicious! But also expensive

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mikeS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal ... awesome food and service, exceeded our expectations, great patio for safe outdoor dining as long as it's not raining

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KarleeG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were amazing -- the outdoor patio was lovely and felt very safe. Would definitely visit again.

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vipABCD
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Best chicken mousse ever! I loved the brussels sprouts, and the clams. The pork was a bit too fatty, and I wouldn't recommend it. Overall, great spot and delicious food.

CM
CecileM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing! We loved everything especially the pork chop!

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vipWineanddine31
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite!! Tasty bites, cool ambiance and fabulous service!! Highly recommended!

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vipHelter
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My salmon was the best preparation I've ever had! A wonderful meal and night. Thank you - it was a treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at the Whale Wins. Excellent service. And fabulous food. Excellent covid safety protocol.

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darcic
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whale wins did a beautiful job of serving up lovely food ... we felt safe, attended to, and for the hour and half that we were dining, we forgot that we were in the midst of a pandemic.
Nice job!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The gnocchi was light as air. We let the waiter choose our wine based on our orders, and he was spot on. The heat lamps made sitting outside comfortable (and I get cold easily).

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vipWinelover27
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. We loved every dish. Wish they had a few more choices for wines by the glass. Service was excellent.

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NESEADiner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always enjoyed dining at Whale Winds an even during Covid. The tables were well spaced and patio seating was available with heaters. It was very pleasant. The food was delicious and our waiter guided us through selections and beverages. My friend and I loved the food! Our waiter provided excellent service and was there when we were ready to order but otherwise let us carry on with our conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always just fabulous!

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Gseattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food. The outside tables are well-spaced and they take care to sanitize and wear masks.

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KathyD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Very good covid protocol in place. Service and food both top notch

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a good evening with great service. We had just gotten engaged and the staff really did a great job of being attentive.

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vipJongwonY
London
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and careful consideration for safety. I very much enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazingly delicious and clean. We ordered the gnocchi, panzanella, succotash, cheese plate,

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out to celebrate a birthday- first time in an actual restaurant (and without our kid!) since pre-COVID and it did not disappoint. Food was all spectacular. They had the cocktail I preordered ready and waiting and were exceedingly conscientious about COVID precautions. We were one of three couples in the entire place and the staff were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience while being thoughtful about social distancing. The outside patio was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have delicious food and wine, and we were very impressed with how they are handling COVID-19 precautions. They clearly take the safety of their staff and customers incredibly seriously and we appreciate that!

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Nikola
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice place with calm atmosphere, but the prices tend to be on the higher end, and I don't think they're justified. The gnocchi were nice, and the salad was great, but the meat in the chop was so greasy that it was unbelievable how they are even serving such meat.

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vipChefceleste
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can we say that hasn’t already been said about the Whale Wins? It’s always predictably amazing. We love it.

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vipElliott
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the whole menu and it was outstanding. Such a delightful spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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Fiebinator
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Even amidst all the complexity of our world the team at The Whale Wins manages to deliver a wonderful dining experience. Their outdoor seating was wonderful and the food was superb.

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be back! Inventive and fresh, well put together dishes.

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Corine
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Simple yet delicious dinner take out for two! The roasted chicken was very flavorful, and the harissa sauce excellent. Particularly loved the rhubarb galette and the chicken liver pate with pickled raisins. Thank you Whale Wins!

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ArleneM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was in generous proportion and perfectly cooked. Even given the time it took us to pick up and drive home, the meal was still hot and oh so tasty.

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vipsoapstone
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Whale Wins especially for the winter Monday night cassoulet. It did not disappoint!. Delicious. We ate about half, and had the rest the next night as the world's best leftovers.

We also had the roasted cabbage - which was amazing. Very rich with lardons, and not exactly a health dish. But oh my goodness delicious.

Whale did win!

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Eniland
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah and Maya were both delightful. Service timing was perfect and the food was all super tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and cocktails were great! My only complaint was the loud ambient volume while we ate. I really wanted to enjoy the meal, the conversation at the table and the experience but was hampered by the loud environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible! Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dining experience at the Whale Wins. My boyfriend and I enjoyed every plate! Service is so great and we are so excited to come back.

Order the beef! It’s excellent!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner with fabulous service! One of our favorite places in Seattle!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a totally lovely evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HH! Nice selection bites and drinks. Great service.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Whale Wins using the Order Online button. The Whale Wins also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 632-9425.

The Whale Wins is rated 4.8 stars by 508 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.