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Little Whale, Boston, MA

Little Whale

4.7
4.7
698 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
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 p.m.


Booked 27 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
  • Executive Chef
    Reggie Da Silva
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact matt@grandtourboston.com for event inquiries.
  • Neighbourhood
    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 698 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Seafood

698 Reviews
  1. DebbiD

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their lobster roll lives up to the reputation. Absolutely delicious. Our server James was a great advisor on the local mussels and wine.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were welcomed with great hospitality and service. Everything came out as we wanted it and the blue fish dip surprised me it was great with the fig reduction. But my biggest grip is the price of the lobster roll ik it said Market Price but I’ve never paid anywhere near that in my life. But over all I’d go back again cause it was delicious

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been to the other restaurants run by this business before ,so, I expected it to be costly.The food and service was great .The issues were ,firstly ,quite noisy ,and the amount of food served for the cost was ...disappointing.For a $55 Lobster roll ,one would expect more meat ,as well as that meager portion of Ipswich Clams!!! it was very tasty ,but ,left hungary !!!

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  4. Disappointed

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really liked this place a lot. Service was excellent...very friendly and attentive. Fried clams were crispy and light...fried to perfection. Oysters were very good and entrees (lobster pasta and lobster roll). Our only complaint was the price, specifically for the lobster roll. We're not new to lobster rolls or the spike in prices over the past few years but the price on a roughly half pound roll was the most we've ever seen/paid....$55. We didn't ask what "MKT" price was so our fault for not asking before ordering.

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  5. Live2Eat

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you want great seafood, Little Whale is a must-visit! However, it comes at a pretty hefty price tag.

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  6. ZomMacfeasts

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in Beantown for an event (AFSP Overnight walk) and our Team dinner at Little Whale was excellent… relaxing, tasty, great service, calming ambiance and good value.

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  7. DianaB

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was tremendous. Made a big birthday even more special

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Halibut, Himachi and Crudo. All excellent options and ordered many times at this little gem - consistently inviting and fulfilling choice.

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  9. Krishna

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance and service overall. The raw bar was phenomenal, amazing oysters. Only drawback was the fish sandwich was a little too dry and felt very bready.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food arrived very late, especially the appetizers. The clam chowder and oysters were delicious. Skip the lobster roll which was overpriced and had too much butter.

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FAQs

Little Whale is rated 4.7 stars by 698 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 p.m.


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Little Whale

314 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Newbury Street and Hereford Street
  • Neighbourhood
    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
  • 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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