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“If the food was great we might have been ok with sweating at our table”
Review of Black Whale

Black Whale
Ranked #44 of 1,225 Restaurants in Bronx
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“If the food was great we might have been ok with sweating at our table”
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Admittedly it was hot outside, 90 degrees, but a restaurant should either close down for the heat or fix their air conditioning. That said we probably would have been ok with sweating and eating if they had more or better seafood choices. The seafood we ordered ended up being mediocre, in fact when the shrimp/mussel/crab dish arrived we had to ask where the crab was before they mentioned they were out of crab. They did the right thing and comped the plate. Maybe it was the heat or maybe the food but we won't be going back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Jonathan G
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English first
Mount Pleasant, NY
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A gem...will definitely return!”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Went with a group of 6 for a late lunch...Homey..comfortable..unpretentious restaurant. Food selection varied and everyone was well pleased with their selection. Our waiter Maurice was very attentive and friendly discussing the history of the restaurant as all of us had been there sometime during our more 'youthful' years as a dessert restaurant. Reasonable prices, prefixe menu for an addition 8 dollars included soup or salad and dessert. Tomato crab soup...excellent..crab in every spoonful.. ossobuco delicious...duck salad.. ribs and pasta..all cooked to perfection.
Martinis well made....Can't say enough about this place...I am sure it gets very crowded during the 'season'...understandable. I understand there was another room..but I did not see it..so I believe they have a 'bar' venue as well off of the restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Elsie333
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new mildord ct
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“The Wisteria is still there”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

In the sixties the whale was a coffee shop. Old clothes for sale a 33rpm 'Victrola' playing away, choose your records, spin them when you want. Great coffee deserts a 'groovey' outdoor garden with fountains trickling away. Now, the fare has changed the ambiance is a little updated [I understand the garden is still open]. It's a small place with the bar in the other room. Tasty food reasonable priced served by attentive & efficient servers. When on the "Island" stop in it is still a real "kick".

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank jim h
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Bronx ny
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Small place, maybe 12 tables. Cozy/cool decor. Not one of the tourist traps pushing frozen seafood on city island. Had the ravioli from the daily specials. In a thyme Alfredo sauce. Was excellent. My fiend had the Cobb salad, looked great. Beer and wine menu is more than adequate. Had to run and was sorry I missed desert. Will definitely be back and update the review.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Kevin M
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BRONX
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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“Great deserts”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Most meals are quite good. There deserts are super. I often go there with the family for desert. The service is excellent. During the warmer weather, there is a very pleasant outdoor patio.

Visited November 2012
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Thank David S
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