White Dog Cafe - University City
This resetaurant has beenThis resetaurant has been here a long time but still delevers great food. Lunch portions were ample and very tasty and prices reasonable. Atmosphere quaint and welcoming.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food & great decorFOOD: good (even better than I remembered from our last visit 3 years ago)
DECOR: in the front is very homy (the restaurant is made of 3 narrow row houses). The back is an extension that lacks a bit of charm. We were seated in the back first but it was very cold with the AC so we asked for another table, in the front.
SERVICE: very good. Our server knew the menu well and he was very patient with us as it took us a very long time to pick our food (too busy catching up with our friends)5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMnewbieHas taken over #1 favorite in the city. Food was fresh, appropriately portioned and delicious! Being a cook myself...compliments to the chef!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA long-time favorite in WestA long-time favorite in West Philly near Penn and Drexel.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThe White Dog Cafe is an excellent restaurant that I would highly recommend to anyone who likes food.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMay tripAlthough this trip we took several of our sons friends to dinner my wife and I have had a very romantic dinner at White Dog...
The Service has been wonderful every time we have eaten there.., Lunch or dinner... Highly recommend!!!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is consistently outstandingFood is consistently outstanding with unique offerings. focus on local food procurement something that is meaningful to us.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first time to White DogMy first time to White Dog Cafe, late on a Sunday evening so was quiet. Delicious, fresh food. Courteous, unhurried service.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent. iService was excellent. i had the omelet and salad - bloody marys were delicious (love the $2 bottomless option.) Would definitely go back for brunch and try it for other meals.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood Gem!Healthy, organic cuisine that is delicious too! Enjoyed a fabulous brunch while visiting my son at Penn.
Ordered the goat cheese omelette while my son had the stuffed french toast. Decadent!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat friendly service. AttentionGreat friendly service. Attention to food and presentation is fantastic here. Nice variety and variety of portion sizes. Nice quiet street. I didn't eat outside but the outside seating area looks like it would be very nice on warm sunny days.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was all five of our firstThis was all five of our first times at White Dog for brunch and bottemless mimosas, and it was incredible! Our server was really attentive to making sure our mimosa glasses were full, which was much appreciated. The environment was perfect, and the food was delicious. Definitely a fun, "special treat" step up from other brunch places like Sabrina's or Green Eggs Cafes. Would definitely come back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect place to take myA perfect place to take my son after his last class at law school. It has history and although the ownership has changed I thought it was as good as ever.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh and healthy Sunday brunchThree in our party had omelettes, all with very fresh eggs, vegetables and cheeses, accompanied by wonderful farm fresh lightly dressed lettuces. The other person had a more elaborate brioche dish, similar to eggs benedict, also excellent. Well prepared organic foods, locally sourced and tasty coffee. Portions generous but not excessive. A bit loud but worth it for a great Sunday brunch.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time!I brought my mother and brother here for a nice dinner. It was great. It wasn't too crowded...it was Sunday night after all. Service was a bit slow, but otherwise, I give this place a great review.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!!Excellent place. Invited 5 friends to spend my Birthday eating wonderful "foody" meals. We had our own little alcove which felt like we had our own room!! Will definitely go back for a night with just the hubby!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional meal, ?? HH policyDined on Thursday night before the Annenberg. Has rigatoni lamb bolognese. Was fab. One of the best pastas I've ever had. The o ly annoying thing was that happy hour (prices) for drinks only applies to the bar, not the dining room. Makes no sense to me. However, as I said, the meal was excellent.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHaving not been to White DogHaving not been to White Dog since the transition, I was pleased to find that the new menu is great and highlights the chefs versatility in using locally-sourced ingredients, which has always been the restaurant's primary focus.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I go there everyMy wife and I go there every Sunday for Brunch. It is a little pricey especially for dinner, but brunch once a week is affordable and the food is excellent. The only reason service gets 4 stars instead of 5 was that on this last visit there was an issue with their computer system and they had to bring the checks out writing by hand. The issue was that they were not prepared for this and made a lot of people wait a long time to get their check and especially if you wanted to pay by credit/debit card. I ran outside to an atm rather than wait. The waiter did not count the coffee and tea that we had ordered in the check. I am optimistic that this was a freak occurrence and will be going back next Sunday.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with my partner for EasterWent with my partner for Easter brunch and had an amazing meal in a wonderful restaurant! Can't wait to go back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMfood is locally sourced andfood is locally sourced and delicious. the staff was very attentive and the environment is quirky and pleasant
highly recommended3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMfriendly, helpful, fun, interestingfriendly, helpful, fun, interesting takes on foods and then there is the five star use of the planet's stuff.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with group of 5. MushroomWent with group of 5. Mushroom soup and grouper were outstanding--burgers too. Service was attentive, but not overbearing. Server pointed out that an 18% gratuity was added to the bill so that we did not mistakenly tip more than we wanted. It was a little noisy. With a group of more than 4, you may want to ask for a round table.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMStill A LandmarkThe White Dog is still a fixture of Univesity . Everything we had was great as was the service.
Highlights were the mushroom soup, the beet salad and the pork loin.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been thinking about theI've been thinking about the Salmon salad for a whole weekend! As always, high quality, delicious food, polite and smooth service, and great atmosphere for conversation.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMthe White Dog always has athe White Dog always has a great menu. Service is prompt and excellent. The small rooms provide a cozy atmosphere. It's one of our favorite places.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service is excellent andThe service is excellent and very helpful in describing the menu items. The food is good and so is the atmosphere. Highly recommend the White Dog!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA pleasant lunchOverall, a pleasant experience. Our server was cordial, knowledgable and helpful. The atmosphere was inviting and comfortable. The food was well prepared and tasty. A good selection of craft brews and wine by the glass options to enhance lunch. Servings were filling, enough to make the choice to skip dessert an easy one. We will return to The White Dog Cafe the next time we are in the University area.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and much betterAmazing food and much better service than I had heard about. I tried to change my reservation, and though they couldn't accommodate (there were lines of people waiting) they were very apologetic and polite.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAbove average, as always.The food is creative, delicious, and has a heart! Organic, local, sustainably sourced whenever possible... feel proud of spending my dollar at the White Dog Cafe. Service always professional and attentive, comfortable and personal. Amazing restaurant! Really sets itself apart from the rest in a powerfully unique manner.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it! Wonderful atmosphere,Loved it! Wonderful atmosphere, fabulous food, good service. A new favorite!3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM