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The Black Whale, New Bedford, MA

The Black Whale

4.8
4.8
3166 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Serves fresh, bold and innovative food that reflects the history of New Bedford and celebrates the New Bedford fishermen, their catch and their culture.

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 grilled NY Strip.

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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 66 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (508) 990-7100
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Yehudy Lassi
  • Area
    New Bedford
  • Cross Street
    State Pier 3
  • Parking Details
    Nice Private Parking Lot.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wine
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Offers

  • Is it 3 o-clock yet?

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Join us every Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 5pm for Happy Hour food specials!

  • For Parties of 5 or More & Online Availability

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm,Mon - Thu - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, 4:15 pm - 8:45 pm,Fri - 4:15 pm - 9:45 pm,Sat - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, 4:15 pm - 9:45 pm
    We accept online reservations for parties of 2-4. If your desired time isn't available or you are looking to reserve for a party of 5 or more, please contact us directly to inquire about additional options. You can reach us at (508) 990-7100.

What 3,166 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Seafood

  • Boston Metro South

    Best Overall

  • Boston Metro South

    Best Food

  • Boston Metro South

    Best Service

  • Boston Metro South

    Best Ambience

  • Boston Metro South

    Best Value

  • Boston Metro South

    Good for business meals

  • Boston Metro South

    Innovative

  • Boston Metro South

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Boston Metro South

    Great for scenic views

  • Boston Metro South

    Most Booked

3,166 Reviews
  1. JinnyK

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our anniversary dinner , , service was great , and the food was delicious. Can’t wait to go again! We had the fried scallops , boom boom shrimp , chowder and lobster rolls. And lastly the gigantic strawberry shortcake! Our waitress Amy was a pleasure too !

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  2. CraigH

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife said the Sea Bass was the best she’s ever had! Service was excellent and we loved sitting outside on a perfect day! The mussels for our appetizer were delicious and my baked lobster was fantastic and just couldn’t finish it. Oh and the drinks were great! We’ll definitely be back for sure!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great from the oysters for appetizers and the main meal very tasty Will definitely be back

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  4. maemae

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a family birthday. Food and service was excellent.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was lovely, beautiful night. The waitress was pleasant and efficient and right on top of things!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    consistently outstanding food and the service…just amazing….

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  7. PamelaM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New summer menu is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! Great service and great food.
    The Black WhaleResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you Pamela! So glad that you love our new menu! And we will be sure to recognize Cynthia for her exemplary service. We are fortunate to have a great team of people who care.

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  8. ChristineM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time! On a rainy Thursday afternoon the new patio was comfortable and warm. The ginger and mango lemonades were lovely and the fish and chips and tuna poke bowl were fresh and delicious!
    The Black WhaleResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to share such great feedback for us, Christine! We love hearing that a new hire is making a great impression!

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  9. BrendonC

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the gorgeous ambiance in the new enclosed patio to the perfectly crafted food, everything was outstanding!
    The Black WhaleResponded 3 days ago
    Wow! We hope we always make you this happy, Brandon!

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  10. Gramb

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New outside deck is really nice. Everything else is as great as usual
    The Black WhaleResponded 3 days ago
    We hope to see you again soon! Thank you for your feedback.

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FAQs

The Black Whale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 990-7100.

The Black Whale is rated 4.8 stars by 3166 OpenTable diners.

The Black Whale does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 66 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Black Whale

1004 Co-op Warf, New Bedford, MA 02740-7216

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    State Pier 3
  • Area
    New Bedford
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Grill
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Nice Private Parking Lot.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Yehudy Lassi
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wine
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