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Little Whale, Boston, MA

Little Whale

4.7
4.7
657 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Little Whale Oyster Bar is a Classic New England Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar from Chef Michael Serpa on Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay. An ode to the seaside clamshacks are raw bars of the New England coast, Little Whale is a casual neighborhood spot focusing on local products and seafood friendly wines.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (857) 277-0800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Reggie Da Silva
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact matt@grandtourboston.com for event inquiries.
  • Neighborhood
    Back Bay
  • Cross street
    Newbury Street and Hereford Street
  • Parking details
    Meter Parking 2hr. Prudential Center Lot. Dalton Street Lot. Closest Valet at Mandarin Oriental on Boylston Street.
  • Public transit
    Green Line Hynes Convention CenterOrange Line Back Bay
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

What 657 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Seafood

  • Boston

    Seafood

657 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Evan, was so nice, fun, and very accommodating for our modified reservation from 4 to 6 persons. He was also very helpful, and it was great that we got a chance to have some of the magnum rosé during the Boston Marathon. The tuna burger was fantastic! It was moist and well-seasoned. Solid viewing spot for the Boston Marathon.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Severely over priced. Sad as food was just ok. There wasn’t anything we were excited to talk about after

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  3. RegularGuyRunner

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Selected because of Yelp reviews; I’ll question their legitimacy from now on. Food was bland and overpriced. On top of the culinary mediocrity, the restaurant added a 3% “operations fee” and a 20% tip for two people. I would typically tip that amount but it’s offensive to have it forced on you. The lobster roll was soggy and no butter was provided, which you would think would be standard for a $68 roll. The lobster spaghettini had no flavor and at $70 was highway robbery. There are much better options in the area for the prices charged.

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  4. AssuntaT

    New York City

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ate was delicious— local oysters, clam chowder, grilled octopus with hummus & crunchy chicken peas… fabulous wine selection & really friendly service. Wish they had dessert!

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  5. DMP0x000000

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This little gem of a restaurant is quickly becoming a regular for us in back bay. Food is fantastic, service is friendly and attentive and the whole place just had a very relaxed but upscale vibe, kind of like a "those who know, know."

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  6. StevenS

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose Little Whale due to the good reviews about having gluten free options. It did not disappoint. The staff was very knowledgable and did a great job explaining the options. The food was outstanding, both the gluten free and non-gluten free things we ordered. We'll be back!

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  7. OliviaM

    Yucatán

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a fantastic experience. Food was amazing and service was above and beyond

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  8. DAlyse

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!!! Sat at the bar with my daughter and it was great. The server was super friendly and accommodating.

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  9. JerryS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Love the location. Had the lobster roll.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Me pareció muy tranquilo y rico fui con mi familia y me la pase muy bien

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FAQs

Little Whale is rated 4.7 stars by 657 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Little Whale

314 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Newbury Street and Hereford Street
  • Neighborhood
    Back Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Meter Parking 2hr. Prudential Center Lot. Dalton Street Lot. Closest Valet at Mandarin Oriental on Boylston Street.
  • Public transit
    Green Line Hynes Convention CenterOrange Line Back Bay
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Reggie Da Silva
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
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