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Black Whale

279 City Island Ave, Frnt A, Bronx, NY 10464-1488
+1 718-885-3657
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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279 City Island Ave, Frnt A, Bronx, NY 10464-1488
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

The family decided to visit the Black Whale, a landmark restaurant in City Island that we periodically go to over the years. In our youth, it used to only serve ice cream, if I remember correctly. The atmosphere is casual and heavily decorated with old,...More

1  Thank Lawrence I
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

They offer a great buffet brunch for $20.99 per person. The buffet has bacon, waffles, pancakes, sausage, eggs, egg Benedict, fruits, deserts and more. The best part is that they keep adding different food choices throughout the day. The brunch is over by 2:00pm.

1  Thank Josefina R
Reviewed 1 June 2018

we have been here twice. We sat outside once on a date night (sans kids) and had a great dinner and evening out. We went back with a big group (including small kids), sat inside and had a wonderful meal. The service is good. The...More

2  Thank tar419
Reviewed 30 March 2018

City Island is full of restaurants, most of which are owned by one person. SO although you may go to a different restaurant, you get the same menu/food. The Black Whale is different. The decor makes you feel as if you are eating in an...More

2  Thank mabeena
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Close to marinas on City Island this eatery has fast service, great food and all the time you are surrounded by a very diverse and eclectic collection of all kinds of nautical and other decorations. There is even an antique barber's and model aircraft hanging...More

Thank Yellodog117
Reviewed 21 January 2018

while the crusty loaf of bread was tasty - 2 foiled wrap butters for 2 people left us buttered bread as the starter. Diet Coke flat and tasteless.Had the mozzarella sticks which had an indescribable coating which left a starchy taste in my mouth and...More

1  Thank Jean L
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I went in August for a friend's birthday brunch, on a Sunday. We sat outside, in the patio area. Although we didn't get the table we'd reserved, I understood why--a couple of people had backed out, and why give 3 people a table for 5...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We met another couple for an early dinner here. We absolutely loved it. We dined on the patio in the back and had wonderful shade from the sun. The decor is amusing. The beers were well chilled and the rum punch actually had rum in...More

1  Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This very pleasant old building also has a large patio in back with much shade. The food has some eclectic offerings that are all superb. Our group had fresh grilled cod, meaty St Louis ribs (not the cheap baby backs offered by so many places...More

Thank bill19742015
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant for couples or small groups. The food was superb and the service was excellent. Our food came very quickly. There were only a few tables filled when we got there but more and more people started coming in. Even though this is not...More

1  Thank vivian_ferri
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
14:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 City Island Ave, Frnt A, Bronx, NY 10464-1488
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-3657
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