White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.6
5074 reviews
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Contemporary American
The White Dog Cafe is known for it's unusual blend of award winning contemporary American cuisine, civic engagement and environmental sustainability. We only use the finest ingredients from farms that practice sustainable farming methods and all of our seafood comes from sustainable sources, while our wine list includes quality varietals from american vineyards.
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JB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The White Dog always has great food and service. The only issue was the small round table in the patio room. It was not big enough for our party of 6 and it was not comfortable.

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Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We ordered a bottle of wine (red blend) which the server gave to my husband to try. Obviously the wine had a lot of sediment because my husband's glass was full of the sediment. My husband mentioned this to the server hoping the wine would have been decanted and filtered; however, the server said yeah that happens sometimes and walked away. Needless to say not very happy about this.... Perhaps a little education needed for the servers and decanting when sediment noticed. A little attention to the details.

BS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband, daughter, and I had lunch to celebrate our 50th wedding annIversary. We much prefer lunch to dinner. Our appetizers, entree salads, and desserts were excellent--as was the service.

LZ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The albacore Tuna open face sandwich was delicious as well as the mushroom soup. Our server Matt made our experience so pleasant. He answered questions about the food and went the extra effort to find out from the chef how the tuna was prepared. I love the Wayne location. The kitchen room is so bright and pleasant.

HS
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the White Dog! My daughter goes to Villanova and whenever I am in town we head over for dinner. We have gotten the same waiter several times, Jason, and he is fantastic. The food and service are excellent, and it has a very cool laid back atmosphere. I highly recommend.

L
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is my birthday and the perfect place to celebrate. We had a terrific waitress: cheerful, attentive, and competent.

SG
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food, the ambiance, and the drink called “bees knees”. Definitely a must try!

AH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience is never short of AMAZING! Beautiful spot on the patio! We enjoyed everything from the delicious honey gin cocktails to the salmon and very light and tasty stuffed shells. Our server was fun, kind, attentive and made our evening very special! Can’t wait to go back!

NZ
Philadelphia
304 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most magnificent double birthday celebration tonight! Our entire meal was so PERFECT! We were greeted so cordially, at the door, and we felt so welcome! We had a wonderful dinner in the “library”, and it was so nice and cozy! Our waitress, Kelly, was the most delightful of all! She made our meal feel like a fantastic journey! Her smile, and the photos she took of us for our birthdays, really put the finishing touches on an absolutely PERFECT experience! They even had a vegetarian menu for me! I loved all three of the things I ordered and they even brought us a complimentary Mocktail, because I really couldn’t decide which one to get! Each one was better than the next! The Kennett Square soup is an incredible winner! It’s the best soup anywhere! Super classy detail, is the beautiful, happy birthday plate in chocolate with ice cream and cookies! And the birthday card! Hands-down, this is the BEST place for birthdays!! We LOVED IT! We LOVE YOU, White Dog! Thanks for making our birthday celebrations absolutely PERFECT!!

D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was average an overly complicated. Value just was not apparent. Service is good and attentive. Food for the price just underwhelming. Appetizers were decent, entree selections are a struggle. My short rib was under cooked an the spicy noddle accompaniment just overpowered the entree. My wife salmon was tasteless. Great location and ambiance but the have to work on the food.

P
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, great food. Oysters were wonderful. Great service. Love the place.

RC
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had the chicken sandwich summer special. We both enjoyed our meal. We are from north of Pittsburgh, and we always stop for lunch at least one day while visiting the Berwyn area.

DC
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

First time that I actually didn’t enjoy my time at White Dog.
The iceberg lettuce with crabmeat was blah. The crabmeat tasted like artificial crab, leaving a bad aftertaste.
I’ll try again - have had far more great experiences there.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here fairly regularly and always enjoy it. We just had a simple lunch today, cheese and soup, but it was delicious. Your mushroom soup is my absolute favorite anywhere. Our server was very nice and we love the ambience at this restaurant.

MM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great lunch to catch up with an old college friend! The food was fresh and delicious. My friend had the soup and sandwich - I had the beet and goat cheese salad with fresh greens and a broiled piece of salmon. Such a beautiful restaurant - so relaxing and lovely! A special bonus was being greeted by the beautiful Sydney Grims upon our arrival !

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the setting, decor, hostess through wait staff, a wonderful experience. As usual, the food was creative and delicious.

c
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday with a party of 14 people. We had a wonderful attentive server and a room that was off the side and in a quieter area. We also brought a cake and they cut the cake and put it on a plate with ice cream and caramel drizzle. Everything was perfect from the start. I love this place, the food, the people and the ambiance. Thank you for helping us make a memorable evening for our family. Kudos to the staff, you all are wonderful!

A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Brunch was fantastic! My only complaint would be that the the waffle with the chicken and waffles was quite greasy. That notwithstanding, the food and service were top notch. Would definitely go again!

MM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious and relaxing brunch today at 10:00am. Must first brunch at White dog and it was great! We had eggs Benedict and bananas foster French toast . The food was fresh and the service is always the best !!! Glad to find a relaxed brunch place with innovative cocktails !!!

MS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Way too expensive!!! Definitely not $$. More like $$$ or $$$$.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious!

S
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful brunch there on Saturday. We had a reservation and got there around 10. Not too many people but started to fill up as we were sitting. The food and drinks were very good. The staff is accommodating to minor request changes and willing to bring you anything you need. The patio is really cute with the plants and tables. Very great experience and we would definitely go back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing as the food and atmosphere were perfect. The staff, led by Lauren were very welcoming and made the evening one of the best in many years.

r
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The decor is, of course, amazing - if you like dogs! A little loud for lunch when two very loud people were seated directly next to us when there were plenty of other tables.
The chicken sandwich was wonderful.

r
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had friends who were passing through and wanted to see me for dinner. What a great meal we had! Everything we ordered was excellent. If you go, you must have the mushroom soup. Not only is it wonderful, but the presentation is awesome. Our server could not have been more attentive. Great friends and great food = A++++

M
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch! Deviled eggs were perfect and everything else was delightful. Love the cookie jar!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Noise level make it tough for conversation.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was simply okay. We were fairly disappointed with our first visit to this location and won’t go back.

CM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

BUT my lamb chops were overcooked - I expected lamb to be medium. And the 2 hamburgers were requested to be medium well but they were medium rare.

BH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food was excellent

L
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate outside. Menu was eclectic and delicious. Farm fresh. Loved it. Wish we had had room for dessert. Really great. Fun dog decor, nice service. Would totally go nack

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Sunday afternoon date with my wife it is such a beautiful restaurant great staff always love eating at the white dog👍👍👍👍👍

JK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for my moms birthday and had a fantastic experience. The food was delicious and the service was awesome. We will definitely be coming back!

A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love white dog! Always very great service and food.

CD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites, always great food and service

BM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good and the waitress very helpful. The drinks and wine were also good. Great ambience

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and relaxed service. Cocktails are very expensive.

RC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CUTEST RESTAURANT EVER!!! Food was outstanding and so was the service. We returned the following day because we loved it so much!

K
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

We were happy with the extra attention paid by all staff to our daughter since we mentioned that we were celebrating her birthday when I made the reservation through open table. The food was enjoyable, but nothing I would need to go back to order again. The ambiance was atrocious - the threesome of baby boomers seated next to us were very loud and had several turns of conversation that detailed graphic sex acts - not at all appropriate for a 10 year old girl to hear. I tried to catch their attention throughout the meal - no effect. I spoke to them when we were leaving to suggest that they use more socially appropriate language given the fact that a 10 year old was within earshot - one woman responded that we should not bring a 10 year old (to a 6:30 reservation?!). We always loved our experiences in the W Phila location - I do not think we will return to Wayne even though is is close to our home.

M
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Six of us had Sunday brunch at White Dog a few weeks ago. Ambiance is lovely, service was quite good, but none of us were overly impressed with our French toast or other dishes. We thought charging $7 for a side of scrambled eggs- literally 2 eggs - was ridiculous. We thought the diner up the street in Wayne had much better food (though not service or ambiance).

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