White Dog Cafe - Wayne
as always food is gr8 andas always food is gr8 and service friendly and very efficient. noise level is high because of so many groups of women at lunch (and I am a woman!) But food and service and ambience and views make it so worthwhile, who cares about the noise!
DESSERTS TO DIE FOR!!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWhite Dog Continues as Wayne's #1Business dinner at White Dog this week. 3 starving business people having flown cross country (2) and across the Pacific (1) all enjoyed their dinners before collapsing from jet lag. High lights are their burger- always great, and their veggies. The fries are great but however they cook their carrots make them even better than fries, amazing!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulI have been to the White Dog cafe many times. Getting to go there is a huge treat due to the expensive prices, but it is always outstanding. The truffle fries are always a personal favorite and the double cheddar burgers are amazing (especially those buns). The only problem is how close the seating is at certain tables. Otherwise it is an excellent restaurant.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant on the Main LineI love the relaxed feel of this restaurant - just a comfortable place to be. I have been here many times and definitely would return to try more dishes. The mushroom soup was amazing and the kale salad were superb. We had the trout and salmon which were prepared to both taste and look great. The wine list is great and the Service was well-timed and friendly.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable spotI like very much the design. The service is also great. As for food - one of the entrees that we ordered - scallops, was very mediocre. Kids get a huge burger for very reasonable price.
The rest of the food was delicious. The house cabernet was great.
So I would definitely come again, for brunch or for burgers and wine.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect brunch!Wonderful brunch with unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Crab eggs benedict delicious!! Gorgeous breads and scones too.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a winner!Food and service are outstanding. The wait on the weekends even with reservations can be a little long, and there really is no "waiting area". But overall the experience is great every time.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMParking an issueParking lot was full & crowded. Had to park in the back and walk around the building. No walkthru available to get to the front. Our table was set up and ready for my group of 10 when we arrived. Atmosphere was great - lunch time so it was busy and a bit noisey at first but cleared out ater 2PM. Our group really enjoyed the meal!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI was very pleasedI had heard good things about this restaurant, but this was my first time here. I must say it exceeded my expectations. If you like fresh beets, the beet salad was excellent! And I tasted my husband's tuna tartare which was also wonderful. My entree, Farm and Sea was excellent as well. The portions were perfect. I was sad I didn't have room for dessert. The only thing I might suggest is a little bit more comfortable seating. I was on the bench with a pillow. If you have a bad back, ask for a table with a chair. The prices definitely suggest fine dining. I will be back, mostly likely saving this nice place for a special occasion.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, it was great! MyAs always, it was great! My only complaint would be the noise level. Sat in the main dining room and it was much noisier than the other rooms.. Maybe some sound absorbing ceiling tiles??5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time asWe had a wonderful time as always!!! Best Restaurant on the Mainline!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!Took my mother here for an early Mothers Day Dinner and everything was fabulous! She is a real foodie and is still raving about the food. Our waitress was excellent with a great sense of humor and very knowledgeable about the menu. The seafood sampler was so fresh and the tuna tartare is to die for. Would highly recommend this gem in Wayne and will be back!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI brought my good friend inI brought my good friend in for her birthday and she was blown away with the attention to detail. The flatbread special was very good. Anita, our server, was Always close by if we needed anything. All around great experience!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable EveningI chose the White Dog Cafe in Wayne for my brother's birthday. Neither of us had been there although we live quite close. I made the reservation for 5:30 pm because I had read and heard it was noisy but we were seated in the back room which is beautifully appointed and found it very quiet.
The food was very good although the portions are small. When we left and walked thru the bar it was active although not so that we were affected where we were seated.
Give it a try.
Definitely give it a try.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIt walks its sustainable talkUnique menu that changes with the seasons, every offering a visual and gastric delight. Wait staff knows the menu. Love the "old club" feel and the dog decor.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a wonderful surprise...neverWhat a wonderful surprise...never been here and it was GREAT. Went for a Sunday Brunch5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific RestaurantCertainly the best fine dining establishment in the (large) area.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningI met a friend from childhood for dinner so we were focused on a major catch up. Our waiter was terrific in asking us our tastes and steering us to a yummy meal. We both had the trout which was fabulous! Only tricky part is all the hard surfaces make for a lot of noise and the tables are close together so you get a great sense if community, but if you were looking for intimacy, not so much.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious...Food was great. Was a nice early May evening and was able to eat outside where it was quiet.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW !!!!!We took some "newbies" to the White Dog on a Friday night, and they will be regulars like us!
The Farm and the Sea entree was AMAZING. A very nice spin on the ordinary "surf and turf"....pork belly and ahi tuna ...YUM...
Our server Michelle guided us through the menu, and was attentive, without being obtrusive...Great service!
Delicious desserts ...and another wonderful experience at The White Dog!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFarm to table dining in Wayne, PADecided to grab dinner out on the patio. The patio is a really nice place to have dinner is it is well kept. We were seated very quickly and service was spot on. Ordered the crab and apple soup, Ribeye, and truffle fries. The food was all prepared to order and very tasty. We are excited to try out their happy hour menu.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNice, but NoisyGreat Wayne location, nice outdoor patio, a little backed-up, very noisy atmosphere, great service though, food was fabulous5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Chef's MenuMy wife and I decided to celebrate our anniversary at the White Dog in Wayne. As Wayne residents, we frequently eat at many of the great restaurants in the Wayne village, however this was our first visit to the White Dog. We noticed a small line at the bottom of the menu saying we should ask our waiter about the "Chef's Menu", a prix fixe 5 course meal that the Chef creates around the diner's preferences. We both liked the idea of not knowing what we were going to get, so we went for it. Every course was excellent, and each of us received different items so we could share each other's plates. Service was very friendly and fast without feeling rushed.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Birthday GatheringNice selection and a few unusual dishes on the menu too, a bit pricey, but overall a fun experience4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood with flare ...Another trip to the White Dog Cafe, this time with three first timers - and every plate was cleared of every delicious morsel. We ran the full spectrum - Scallops, Trout, Filet, and the giant pan roasted pork chop. The salads were over the moon good (try the beet salad or the burratta cheese appetizer). Couple of stiff drinks in proper proportions and price were also appreciated.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to the White Dog forWe went to the White Dog for brunch last Sunday. It was for my daughter's birthday. What a great experience. We will definitely return for dinner and lunch. The menu was unique and everything we ordered was delicious - to include a side of fried pickles. The crab eggs benedict was great. The omelets were perfect and I had an avocado BLT that was outstanding. We and a reservation and we were seated on time - even a little early (we were so hungry we came early). The service could not have been better. The decor is French country and each room is decorated differently. We sat in the garden room with comfy couches and pillows on one side of the table. I highly recommend this restaurant. A wonderful experience.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAtmosphere was fantastic,Atmosphere was fantastic, but the food didn't live up to expectations.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGood foodWe got the chef's tasting menu and it was excellent! The portions were just right and everything looked and tasted good.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe did the tasting menu forWe did the tasting menu for restaurant week. The entire table had to order it which was a little disconcerting. I understand now why as it would have thrown off the timing of the service of each course. We all loved it....we all tried different things and each one was delicious.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the restaurant weekWe had the restaurant week tasting menu, which was delicious.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Tables are a bitGreat food! Tables are a bit close together, but worth it4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a scottish salmon whichI had a scottish salmon which was delicious. Pricey but worth i. The server was attentative but the receptionist was not very accomodating.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectly delicious and uniquePerfectly delicious and unique dinner, perfect for all. A convenient and delightful spot early on.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at White Dog Café in Wayne. Ryan our server was awesome. He was attentive but not overbearing and was extremely accommodating all night. The Chef Zach prepared a tasting menu for us that was outstanding. Everything that we eat was done perfectly. I would recommend the Ahi Tuna with Pork Belly, their version of Surf and Turf along with the Scallops, Oysters and Octopus. Overall it was a fantastic night. We will be heading back soon.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHo-Hum, another fabulous experienceOur server Michael was phenomenal !!! We really enjoyed the local cheese plate, and I loved the Salumi panini. I highly recommend the ice cream sandwiches for desert or the house made sorbets!
Great atmosphere. This place gives off a really amazing vibe. From the host stand to the severs, to the management ( and of course the food) the White Dog never disappoints!
No reason to drive into the city with this restaurant so close to our home.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time visit was fantastic.First time visit was fantastic. Will definitely return for more samplings from a unique menu.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service and great foodI let them know we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We were treated very well with a card at our table when we arrived. Service was first class. They brought out some fresh bread baked on premises with a honey butter. Couldn't get enough of it. The chef sent out a small cherry tomato appetizer as well. We had the five course restaurant week tasting. Every course was well done and tasted very good. I especially enjoyed the mushroom soup and the apple salad. We were surprised at the dessert course when a plate came out with a scoop of homemade ice cream arrived on top of a fresh baked cookie. On the plate in chocolate was written " happy anniversary". Not inexpensive, but it's great to be pampered every now and then.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMKnow what to expectThe wait staff (Edward) could not have been more wonderful! We were celebrating my good friend's birthday and she loved it! The food was less than stellar - my tuna tar tar was incredibly salty - drowned in soy sauce. My salad "wedge" was limp and looked a few days old. My friend is a food blogger and she ordered the mushroom soup which she loved, however her sliders...she ate one and pushed the other one away.
The ambiance is wonderful - Barbara Boulange and her team did an awesome job and that is why we go there! You always notice something new when we go!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner was superbly cookedOur dinner was superbly cooked and beautifully presented. Have been here many times and always consider it a special treat. Kudos to the wait staff and a very creative chef!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways love coming here.Always love coming here. Never a disappointment. Our server David was FANTASTIC! He was polite, knowledgeable and accessible. He always made sure we were taken care of. Brought two friends, who have never been there before, and they definitely will be returning. We sat in the Garden room (per request) and the noise was not as bad since we were against the wall. Sometimes the chatter is a little too much but the atmosphere makes up for it. Overall,very enjoyable and recommend to all.
JAK4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery neat, unique place! TheVery neat, unique place! The food (all farm-to-table) is delicious, the staff is very friendly and accommodating, and the overall experience is wonderful. Highly recommended for small get-togethers.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful evening! TheA wonderful evening! The food was interesting, varied and delicious. The service and presentation was excellent, without pretense or fussiness. There were nice choices for vegetarians.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is excellent. However,Food is excellent. However, the wait on a Saturday night is far too long - at least 25 minutes with a reservation. This has happened every time we have had a Saturday night reservation. They need to adjust their system to be more accurate rather than trying to crowd in extra reservations.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAn on the mainline gem. GreatAn on the mainline gem. Great atmosphere, very friendly and knowledgeable wait staff, and really terrific food. Very good wine list and you can also byobharmons for a corkage fee. My wife and share the tuna tartare and the hamachi appetizers. Just amazing with the tuna being one of the best we ever had. Then on to day boat scallops for my wife and the farm and sea for me ( sushi grade rare tuna with pork belly) both fantastic. Great wine a great waitress and White Dog is in our rotation now.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great dinner and lookHad a great dinner and look forward to going back again soon!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply DevineThis is a fantastic restaurant. I think we go twice a month, and it's terrific because the menu is always changing with the seasons. We dined outside for the first time a few days ago, and the ambiance is magical. Don't miss a chance to enjoy a meal here. It's worth every penny!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMake a reservation and go!!I've wanted to go to White Dog Cafe for many years and I'm so glad I finally did. It was excellent. It was a total package of great food, service and ambiance. I can't wait to go back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall great restaurantThis was our first time here. The food was very good and the atmosphere was very nice. I was very impressed at how friendly the staff was and how accommodating they were. Everyone was extremely polite and friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and plan to go back again soon.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent - will certainlyExcellent - will certainly go back next time I am in the area!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Dan (?), was excellent-Our server, Dan (?), was excellent--very knowledgeable and very friendly. He offered great suggestions and was extrememly attentive. Only negative was that the staff was stil setting up tables in the bar area which caused a bit of a wait and some confusion as to what tables were already reserved.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AM