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White Dog Cafe - Wayne
White Dog Cafe - Wayne

White Dog Cafe - Wayne Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.whitedog.com
  • Phone: (610) 225-3700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

    Happy Hour: Monday- Friday 4:00pm - 6:00 pm

    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Zach Grainda
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Tamas Szene (610) 225-3701

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: For the convenience of our guests White Dog Cafe offers a complimentary valet service during lunch hours Monday through Friday.
A word from White Dog Cafe - Wayne
The White Dog Cafe is known for it's unusual blend of award winning contemporary organic 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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Outside seating is very unique. Decor is very refreshing. Food was really good and well presented."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Excellent food! Excellent ambiance! Excellent service!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great place to have a really good lunch during the work week. Great menu and even better tasting food."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were seated on time. We were asked if we wanted to be seated outside. So glad we did. Lovely setting. Great meal!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was pretty good but not quite as good as it was described on the menu. The wine list was disappointing featuring mostly wines from California. The restaurant itself is very charming. Service was good. It's definitely a local favorite and was notable by the similarly themed attire."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I am in the restaurant industry so I know everything cannot be perfect 100% of the time. But with a party of 7 the other night I was a little disappointed in the service. Our server seemed new. She was nervous and was very quiet. We could hardly hear her say the specials as she stumbled over them reading them in her book. I asked the table to hush down so we could hear the specials and server said its ok I will just go to the other end and read them. If she spoke up the table would've been able to hear her. We all had to ask her to repeat herself. The salmon we got was very bland. No flavor. Altho the sides were really good. All apps and salads were great! Just that server needs more experience before she waits on a party that big again."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The service, end-to-end, and of course the meal were excellent. The extra touches really made for a memorable anniversary, and we'll certainly be back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food is good- but the price is too high. you would get more customer if you priced the food reasonably"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Overall, always a pleasure to dine at White Dog. Service it wonderful and attentive. Al fresco dining. Was a wee bit disappointing, too many gnats......we asked to move inside and the wait staff was tremendously accommodating. We had the calamari appetizer and it was a tad soggy. The strawberry salad had a immensely generous serving of strawberries. The salmon was not overcooked, but not outstandingly flavorful. Home made ice cream was delectable. The whimsical decor -- elegant oil paintings of dogs, particularly white ones festooning the walls is charming. Overall, a positive fun place for a neighborhood night out."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Very, very noisy - not energetic but distracting. Mediocre food: the linguine w/seafood was an oily, mushy flavorless mess. The top of my dish was dried out as if it had been thrown into a microwave. The french fries that came with the double cheddar cheeseburger were room temperature. The first bite of the Lancaster county chicken was a mass of rubbery, mushy undercooked chicken skin that was hidden under the sauce. The service was good though a tad too polite and affected. Only one dark beer on the beer list. Virtually all wines were from California when there are many local wineries that should be included."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food, great service, a wonderful evening. We truly enjoyed the new summer menu."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was at least my 12th meal at the Dog. The atmosphere is wonderful; the spaces nicely decorated. The bar is always packed but the dining tables are set apart enough to allow for conversation. Service is attentive and on this occasion was unhurried (perhaps most diners were on their way to the shore on this Friday night). The ongoing disappointment is the inconsistent and poorly executed food preparation. For a restaurant supposedly founded on sustainable, fresh, local ingredients, they always drown them out with salt, sweet and 'too much'. I had the cod special - wrapped in prosciutto, served with a vegetable preparation of eggplant, greens, onions, tomatoes, etc. Lots of potential, but mostly tasted like sweet balsamic and salt."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Comfortable atmosphere ...good place to hang out with friends after a day at the office!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Met a friend for lunch and there was so much to chose from that I have to go back and try more items. Nice table, i could hear my talk and really enjoyed the soup and steak salad. The service was perfect, he was always there when needed and did not interrupt our conversation. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Usually we enjoy White Dog -- tonight was an unfortunate exception. We were seated in a room that was mostly occupied by a party. They were having fun and I don't blame them for that. But, the noise made it so we couldn't have a reasonable discussion at our table. A heads up before we were seated or given an option for another table would have been appropriate. Service was unusually, extremely slow -- 45 minutes between appetizers and entrees. And, the seared tuna entree was disappointing. The texture of the fish almost seemed like it was a piece of limp pasta. Flavor was missing. Had to send out a search party for the mushrooms that were highlighted as one of the meal's components. Three strikes for a normally good place..."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Lunch at white dog is relaxing and fun with all the dogs. I tried a new sandwich; Fried Green tomatoes with bacon and avocado. The sandwich was really delicious and I said young everybody. The gazpacho was good but needed more seasoning and perhaps a drizzle of crème fraîche Cut the acid. I love coming to white dog, it's fun, romantic, everything is tasty and I can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We choose WDC for a birthday treat but were disappointed with the service from the bar/kitchen (our server was great). Our appetizer (a good sized shared plate) came before our cocktails and our entrees then came before we had finished our appetizer. One of us choose the special fish but this was undercooked - the server took it away with apologies and returned to say the manager would be over to discuss the situation. The manager simply returned the now cooked fish and asked if it was OK now - no apology nor comment regarding payment - it was $29. I heard a diner on a table behind us returning the fish for the same reason. Overall a disappointing rushed meal in a great setting. A shame the manager was not more responsive."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was my first time eating on the porch, and the setting was lovely (while actually just next to Rt 30, the trees and bushes limit the noise and provide a garden feeling). The FOOD was excellent -the spareribs special was great! I will be back again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great restaurant with menu that has many locally grown foods. Service was superb! Vegetarian choices are plentiful. Love the chilled cucumber soup and beet salad."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We have eaten at the University City White Dog and decided to try the Wayne restaurant, which is much closer to home. The noise level was distracting, however our wait staff were charming and accommodating. The food was very good, I especially enjoyed the cheese plate. The special touch of writing "Happy Birthday" on the celebrant's dessert plate in chocolate was appreciated. Would go back again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The people at White Dog know what they're doing. That's the long and short of it. Great food, service and very comfortable. Parking can be a challenge, bug we've been there 5 times this year."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Fine local place for a good lunch. Mature, knowledgable waitstaff and no rush, unless you have a requested timeframe. Food is good, portions reasonable, and specials creative. They remember your name and usual drink order: could use a wider selection of NA beers. Complimentary valet parking...."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We were a group of 7 men for lunch- waitress was a delight -- food and service was the best -- The cookies at the end was very thoughtful -- good"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Whilst food was good, it was hard for us to maintain a conversation as our waiter continually interrupted, even asking about our actual topic at one stage. Rude, rude, rude."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Every time I dine here, I try something new - it's actually a challenge because I'm always drawn to whatever I had last time as it was so good. And, of course, whatever I have this time is terrific too."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Anniversary dinner and the wait staff was terrific- as was the food. Outdoor dining was wonderful: hard to believe you're close to a busy road but trees/plantings hid most road noise."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "A great local spot. a tad pricey, but food is always worth it. Service is good as well. Can be busy so need reservations usually."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I have to say that I have never been treated with such disrespect at a restaurant. We have been White Dog Cafe lovers for YEARS and I have NEVER felt so unwelcomed and awkward EVER!!! The host who met us was unfriendly...uncommunicative.....un-everything!!!!! We just thought that he was having a bad day. The food was terrible.....we ordered the linguine and ravoli off of the menu (yikes)....the only acceptable entree was the skirt steak. Very disappointing evening..... we will probably never return!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We were fortunate to catch the unveiling of the summer menu. The salads were light, fresh and had complexity. The entree selections were diverse and the food was well prepared. The wine list has improved from my last visit, which was a pleasant surprise. The service was great as well."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "White Dog is great for celebrating special occasions. It is not a place to dine frequently, as it can be pricey, but has great atmosphere if you want to occasionally do something special with family or friends. The food is consistently outstanding."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We went for brunch and wish we could have heard our waiter say for $14 a person you could get unlimited Bloody Mary's. Instead the 3 of us got one each, 2 omelets, 1 tuna tartar, 3 desserts and coffee for $117. The atmosphere is great, but that's a bit outrageous for the food. Would go back for drinks and apps at the bar, but their prices for a meal are ridiculous!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "White Dog Cafe in Wayne is a bustling spot, but not too crowded to get a good table even on a Friday. The decor (Dog themed) is pretty unique, and nicely done. It has a comfortable friendly feel to a nice restaurant. Their menu has a local focus, and many foods and beverages are locally grown. As usual, there were several terrific choices, we opted for to different fish presentations, but could as easily have gone for other entrees. Service was attentive, and very helpful. It's a very solid choice in a crowded main line dining scene."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Took our daughter and her fiancee to dinner for her 24th Birthday. It was our first visit and I let them know on the reservation that we were celebrating her birthday. They had a nice card for her, a special complimentary cheese tray and made the dessert she chose a birthday celebration with a lit candle. The food was fun, interesting and delicious. Our waiter was exceptionally nice and did a wonderful job making us welcome and introducing us to the colorful , diverse menu. We loved our time there...it is loud with lots of diners but we loved being there."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food and drink. The beat salad remains my favorite."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Jam packed on a Friday in late June Service was good Food is very good Lots of Main Line locals To my mind it is over priced Go to be seen or see One of the best lunch options on the Main Line"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The hostess was most accommodating. She sat our party of 4 seniors in the library- a quieter room where conversation was effortless. Service was impeccable - not rushed but timely. Salads were expensive but we shared. I had the tuna and the rest had pastas. We expect to return in the near future and anticipate another pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We ate here for our 25th anniversary, and my wife is gluten free. They recognized our special occasion with a number of nice touches, and they gave my wife a special menu, discussed the gluten free options, and even brought her special gluten free bread. While the food was quite good, the service and attention to detail was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Took my mother-in-law here for lunch. She enjoyed the quirky ambiance, and the food was as good as the other times I had been there."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Our families favorite place to eat while visiting our daughter who attends Villanova. Service is always wonderful. Food always meets our expectations. We love the ambiance!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The patio is beautifully done - only downside is the traffic on Lanc Ave. Our server Stephanie was excellent. We would love to have her again."
    Dined on 6/22/2014