Bivale fans and seafood lovers can rejoice as Little Whale Oyster Bar is now open at 314 Newbury Street. Chef-owner Michael Serpa has put together an elevated-yet-approachable menu of fresh takes on New England seafood classics like fried Ipswich clams, and Maine Mussels with roasted leeks and fennel, mustard, white wine, crème fraîche and country bread for the space that was formerly the French-inspired bistro, Grand Tour.
Grab a bar stool or table for lunch or dinner starting every day at 11:30am until 9:30pm (10:30 Friday and Saturday) and graze from the well-appointed raw bar, or get a clam chowder or lobster roll fix (both hot and buttered or cold with mayo) at a table. If you’ve got a group, book a day or so ahead for a private clambake served family-style on the second floor of the bright and airy two-story spot. And naturally there is a curated collection of local brews, lots of bubbles, crisp whites and light red wines on the bevy list that will pair perfectly with your coastal feast. Check out the full menus below, which even include a few favorites from the old Grand Tour menu like Steak Frites, and the Caviar Omelet with 1 oz. Island Creek caviar.
Little Whale is the third fish-forward concept from Serpa Hospitality Group, rounding out the trifecta of Select Oyster Bar also in the Back Bay, and Atlántico in the South End. Give them a call at 857.277.0800 for a reservation or book with OpenTable, and give them a follow on Insta for some sumptuous seafood pics.