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The Whale Wins

4.6
4.6
695 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Whale Wins Cafe and Larder offers James Beard Award winning wood-fired fare and casual counter-style service all day, 9am to 9pm. 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 limited patio seating. Please note, our patio is heated but not covered and our dining room is chilly with the windows open. In the event of inclement weather, we will call you to confirm or modify your reservation.

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

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, European, French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 632-9425

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Renee Erickson

  • Private party facilities

    For larger parties or private events, please send us an email: events@eatseacreatures.com

  • Neighborhood

    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

What 695 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    American

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  1. NP

    NicoleP

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was some of the best that I have had in Seattle for awhile!!!
  2. CC

    ChrisC

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant with emphasis on local fish and produce.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been to the restaurant in years and it’s just as good as what I remember. The food was perfection we are still talking about our meal - the halibut dip, clams and gnocchi. Our server was amazing and provided an excellent experience for us. We will be back soon!
  4. AB

    ABray

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A menu created to share with friends, all the food is fabulous. Excellent service and delicious cocktails/wine. 10/10 would recommend.
  5. SD

    SteveD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really Great food, staff amazing, loved the whole layout of the restaurant. I was originally disappointed on the non regular lager but the local lager was great.
  6. KJ

    KelseyJ

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    I was so excited to eat here but was very underwhelmed. The server informed us that everything was family and European tapas style, but it felt like that was an excuse to cut portions in half while keeping the prices the same. The food was good, but overpriced. The restaurant was very industrial and very loud (it's on a busy street and the patio doors were open), and didn't have the sort of fine-dining atmosphere I expected at that price point.
  7. KW

    KristinW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Billy tomato dish and pork chop was absolutely divine. Seriously, SO good.
  8. B

    Brian

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was special. Every bit of food was incredible. Our server was wonderful. We will be back again.
  9. RM

    RestMan42

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had great service and food. The only thing that would have made it absolutely awesome was a little more prompt service. We were left sitting a lot.
  10. L

    Logo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! The food and drinks were great and so was the beautiful patio
  11. J

    Jane

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food is decent. Service is terrible. Their style is “take your order, serve your food, and disappear” and “if you ask for anything after that, I’ll say OK and never bring it to you.” If service at a restaurant is important to you, skip this place.
  12. MP

    MilkaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Amazing food! Waitress was great except, please, clean the tables in between each plates… I did it myself because I like to enjoy my food and how the table looks. Lastly, I feel like the space is not really adapted to the food quality. It is a shame. Didn’t love the space. But the food again was excellent!
  13. S

    Steph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Another great Erickson dining experience. As always the food was outstanding. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. I will return again and again!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The waiter was terrible. He took forever and you had to ask two or three times for things. The restaurant wasn’t even that busy.
  15. w

    wywoman

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food was wonderful. Parking is tough:(
  16. P

    Phlash

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal meal as always. Intense flavors and beautiful plates. Impeccable ingredients. And the staff was so darn pleasant.
  17. SL

    SeattleLocalGuy

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch at Whale Wins is always a treat. Today, everyone was truly on their games.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food exc
  19. o

    obiwong

    Seattle

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place and keep coming back for special occasions. Tonight we enjoyed the Serrano ham, the baby lettuce salad with pistachios and herbs, the roasted chicken and the cote d'boeuf. All were delicious, as usual. We'll keep coming back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Waitress serving our table was knowledgeable about the menu and guided us through the menu. Food was tasty and balanced.
  21. GE

    GabiE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! Nice ambiance! Truly a special experience to share with special people in your life.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Amazing, delicious food but larger selection of wine by the glass would be nice to better pair with. Also, our entrees came out 15 min apart, which the server said was normal for what we severed, but we were not told about when we ordered
  23. RP

    RickiP

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food is unremarkable. Place is gorgeous. Definteily not one of Renee's best restaurants. This was my second trip to The Whale Wins, and my original assessment of the food stands--it just isn't very good.
  24. KS

    KariS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique menu with very fresh ingredients. Wait staff super friendly and ambiance wonderful. We ordered a large variety of dishes, each one delicious! Will for sure eat here again!
  25. B

    Brianna

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food as always was outstanding. Even though we had a reservation we were told we had a time limit on the patio table which came as a bit of a surprise.
  26. JC

    JosephC

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, really solid service, wish they had one or two more wines by the glass. Patio was very nice.
  27. L

    Lara

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Cocktails were on the sweet side, despite many conversations about the topic. However, the server was very gracious about the matter.
  28. M

    Mrschad

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved all of our dishes and look forward to the next visit. Grateful for their aesthetically pleasing outdoor patio, albeit the tables were pretty close together. Our service/server was fantastic!
  29. ZC

    ZubbieC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was excellent. The menu always offers unique dishes.
  30. EM

    ErikaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We completely enjoyed our recent dinner at The Whale Wins. Food and service were excellent. Atmosphere has casual style, refined but friendly. Will be back to try the morning menu.
  31. BC

    BrCr

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was creative, delicious, and well priced. The restaurant is open and airy and the noise level is moderate at most. Our waitperson was phenomenal. He was timely, kind, attentive and personable. Finally, the wine list is extensive and our waitperson went out of his way to help us decide on a wine for the evening. Overall, one of the best dinners we have had in a long time!
  32. W

    Ward

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal. We always enjoy eating at Whale Wins.
  33. MM

    MartyM

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a yummy local place with interesting dishes, each one as good as the last. We were really glad we picked it. Everything was delicious
  34. NH

    NicoleH

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service as always! We were very early for our lunch reservation but they still accommodated us which was very nice. One of my go to local restaurants.
  35. EB

    EmilyB

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Table next to us was a little close and therefore neighbor conversation was loud but otherwise good!
  36. JS

    JanS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We requested an outdoor table, so if the interior is noisy, we didn't experience that. We split a simple lettuce salad with roasted pistachios and a lemony dressing that was very refreshing on a hot day. Our main dishes were halibut and curried clams, both delicious. Be sure to get an order of the Seawolf bread so you can sop up all the sauces. Our server recommended the perfect wines to complement the food.
  37. MF

    MarthaF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server recommended get everything to share and it was a great idea. Lots more things to taste! The main course halibut dish was absolutely outstanding.
  38. LH

    LeahH

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly & attentive staff, awesome food and a spectacular patio
  39. KE

    KatE

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved our server and the whole vibe. These Midwesterners were thrilled with the seafood.
  40. KO

    cKeatsOut

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience - small perfectly curated menu

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 695 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 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Whale Wins

3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    35th

  • Neighborhood

    Wallingford

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • 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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