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When you add to the occasion a skilled mixer of Martinis, Manhattans, Old Fashioneds and the like, or fourteen imported rare Ales on tap, then you have a great lunch or dinner out.
Live entertainment on Friday Nights, ample parking and all major credit cards accepted. See website (link above) for menu and entertainment listings.
Phone: (310) 832-0363
Comments about Smart Destinations Whale & Ale:
These are some reviews for The Whale & Ale that I have gleaned from the web: 1. The Whale & Ale brings much class to San Pedro. The food is always superb and the service is always friendly. Anyone looking for a wonderful time dining out should discover The Whale & Ale. 2. Wow. Terrific beer selection, live music on many of the weekends I've gone. I have had such a good time, I go back as often as possible. Sit by the fireplace, you'll feel as if you're in London. Dishes I've enjoyed include: fish & chips, welsh rarebit, salmon, sticky toffee pudding, bread pudding. I've had nibbles off other people's plates and always liked their food; (people I know, - I'm not grazing from stranger's tables). I had one of the best Beef wellingtons here - and they have a really impressive wine list for a 'pub'. The fish & chips are delicious. Fish, (Atlantic Cod), has a crisp, buttery batter surrounding perfectly flaky but firm white fish, and it comes with a glorious tartar sauce. The prime rib au jus with horseradish is juicy and flavorful, and I'm a particular fan of the creamed spinach that comes with it. Try their house burger with blue cheese....it's absolutely delicious. The meat is superb, it tastes like ground steak, but the texture is perfectly tender and top notch. 3. Beautifully oak-paneled place with aged decor. Upstairs they have darts and a giant metal whale. And, yes, I mention bathrooms in almost every review. That's important to some people. The bathrooms here are numerous enough that you won't have to wait, and clean. 4. Great service, great drinks, great food, AND the best salad dressing in the history of the world. It was August's First Thursday in San Pedro, and the joint was jumping. Not to worry, though, we were treated royally. The kids enjoyed Shirley Temples, fish & chips, pasta. My man and I loved the New Zealand Red Snapper with rice and Asian Veggies. We also had the chilled pea soup with spicy crabmeat - to die for!!! Pros: Friendly, efficient, interesting dishes well prepared