279 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464
A brick-tiled garden complete with weeping willows, potted florals, and dangling windchimes is one major draw of this City Island spot. The other is the reliably tasty American menu featuring everything from seafood to sandwiches in addition to decadent desserts. Around for ten years, The Black Whale is a revival of a place of the same name from the 60s and displays plenty of old photographs to evoke the nostalgia. Stop by on Sundays for the beloved brunch buffet.