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The Whale Wins, Seattle, WA

The Whale Wins

4.8
4.8
882 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Whale Wins Cafe and Larder offers James Beard Award winning wood-fired fare and casual yet elevated service. 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.

We are taking reservations for indoor dining and will take requests for bar or patio seating. Our patio is covered and heated.

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

We hope to see you soon! Until we meet at the table.....

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, European, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Mon, Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 632-9425
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Renee Erickson
  • Private party facilities
    For larger parties or private events, please send us an email: events@eatseacreatures.com
  • Neighbourhood
    Wallingford
  • Cross Street
    35th
  • Parking Details
    Parking is also available in a lot behind the building, accessible from both Stone Way and 35th.
  • Public Transit
    A covered bus stop for Routes 62 and 32 are just across the street.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Taste the World in Marseille Event

    US$130.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 27, 2024 only
    Join us at The Whale Wins for an exciting evening celebrating all things Marseille! This special dinner will feature a multi-course menu with wine pairing, a collaboration between Chefs Renee Erickson and Georgiana Viou. Through out the meal, the Chefs will join author Vérane Frédiani and Alexis Steinman in discussion about Verane's book Taste the World in Marseille, and how Marseille cuisine is redefining French gastronomy. Books are not included in the purchase but are available to purchase onsite day of the event. The dinner is in collaboration with the French Consulate/Villa Albertine as part of their Food for Thought series.
  • Dining Room Reservation

    Multiple dates available
    Drawing inspiration from some of Renee Erickson’s favorite places in southern Europe and England, our dining room evokes a lively, light filled, cottage-like space with a view of our kitchen and wood-fired oven.
  • Larder Reservation

    Multiple dates available
    The Whale Wins' larder is stocked with our favorite wine, spirits, and specialty items. Dine in this intimate space with peek-a-boo views of our kitchen and bar.

What 882 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    American

  • Seattle

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Seattle

    American

882 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic(!) food with outstanding service in a great setting … loved every second of it. Definitely going back.

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  2. DavidM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to this place three times now and will certainly return. Food, service, ambience are great. Most recently there with my mother and though we had a reservation in the main area, the host offered a table in the larder as it is a little quieter. Perfect choice.

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  3. EverydayDad

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with great service. Felt at peace and taken well care of. GO!!!

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  4. OpenTableDiner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! The food is outstanding. Highly recommend sitting on the patio if the weather cooperates.

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  5. Mimi

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whale Wins is our favorite place to go for a group small plate dinner. The wait staff does a great job describing every dish to make the experience that much better.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 of us enjoyed a wonderful dinner of deliciously varied cuisine and wonderful service. As old friends we had a lot to talk about, and the staff were so patient with our intermittent lack of follow through on ordering. From openers through dessert we enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere and great food.

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  7. LisaR

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is very good. Menu is somewhat limited but there is something for everyone. I thought our table of five could have been timed better. There was over a five minute wait between first and last dish being delivered to the table. I still wouldn’t hesitate to eat here again… the room is gorgeous and conceptually it’s a 10/10

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  8. SeattleScientist

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to The Whale Wins to celebrate a birthday. We'd been there before and enjoyed their takes on fresh ingredients - especially seafood and vegetables. This night we shared pickled vegetables, fresh asparagus, potato chips with a smoked halibut dip, Parisienne gnocchi and Alaskan halibut on a bed of delicious beans. Our servers were quick and attentive, and if we didn't have birthday pie waiting at home, we would have stayed for dessert. A very lovely, intimate place.

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  9. KTaste

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently, food here is made with quality ingredients and often matched in creative matches. Last night, braised pork came sauced with nettles, parm cream and oyster mushroom, for instance. Black cod made lush with smoked labneh, perked up with pickled shallots and grounded with black lentils. Other dishes lean toward classic French. The lettuces, showered with parm, pistachios and fresh dill lean to classic French. Cocktails consistently go above and beyond the ordinary. The Il/El Burro Monde with house made pecan butter-washed amaro, Berto bitter, mezcal and chicory pecan bitters says it all. Dessert turns ordinary to luscious, too, with Zucchini Bread crisped and accented with sea salt, all resting on tangy crème fraiche. All is brought to table by servers who know what’s coming, greet with courtesy and smiles, and listen to their customers’ comments and questions. Greta, you were amazing!

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  10. Momof3

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Have to be honest, overall we were disappointed after hearing so many great things, especially as this was our first experience at a Renee Erickson restaurant. The food was good, but not amazing. I would say our two favorite dishes were the cauliflower dish and the salad. The main dish (wish was Black Cod) was actually NOT good at all, flavorless and kinda fishy. And the desserts were actually downright bad, so I would not recommend getting dessert. Our server was lovely and very attentive, and the place is cute, but for the money, I would go somewhere else before I'd go back here. Disappointing.

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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 882 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Whale Wins

3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    35th
  • Neighbourhood
    Wallingford
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Mon, Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, European, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking is also available in a lot behind the building, accessible from both Stone Way and 35th.
  • Public Transit
    A covered bus stop for Routes 62 and 32 are just across the street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Renee Erickson
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 632-9425
  • Private party facilities
    For larger parties or private events, please send us an email: events@eatseacreatures.com
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