White Dog Cafe - Wayne
White Dog Cafe - Wayne

White Dog Cafe - Wayne

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.whitedog.com/
  • Phone: 6102253700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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

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

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

  • 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

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 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
White Dog Cafe - Wayne reviews from OpenTable diners
474 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (290)neighborhood gem (247)special occasion (202)great for outdoor dining (200)great for lunch (180)great for brunch (170)good for groups (124)hot spot (118)romantic (108)vibrant bar scene (86)notable wine list (61)kid-friendly (34)late-night find (23)scenic view (12)Show More
  • Special dining
    helzVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Whatever meal you choose, it will be a wonderful experience. Everything is delicious and creative. Service is also special. They aim to please!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal, beautiful place
    Blueleo
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My husband and I brought an out of town friend here and everything was perfect. The rooms are decorated beautifully and so quirky. We sat in the book room at a comfy table. There were books suspended from the ceiling I felt like I was in Harry Potters living room. Our waiter was outstanding. He was helpful, informative and best of all funny and totally professional. But the best part of all was the food. The three of us shared some appetizers, we had oysters, an autumnal salad and a half portion of pumpkin tortellini. For dinner we had three different entrees all wonderful. The place is a little pricey but worth every penny. This restaurant gets it right from start to finish and I'm a cat person. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love the white dog
    waynepa
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Had a birthday dinner on Sunday night, it was a lovely experience - great food, great atmosphere - the White Dog gave us a complimentary cheese plate for the for the occasion. Always a top pick and a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • It started with server of the month
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We were greeted by their server of the month and the entire experience was wonderful. Wonderful recommendations, tentative but not overbearing service and the environment was perfect for brunch. This restaurant has great environments in each room with an overall well thought out dog theme with taste, no pun intended. Food was delicious and $4 mimosa was a wonderful surprise. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls nite out...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The three of us started out late and ended up ordering several starters, some pasta and a salad. It was perfect and each dish was very tasty...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible
    ELKnot
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I went to the White Dog for our Anniversay dinner and we had the best experience. We sat at the best table and every employee wished us Happy Anniversary- there was a card on the table and we received a cheese platter and since my wife is lactose intolerant they brought her the Tuna Tartar app. The Mushroom soup was and is award winning! The main dishes were just as delicious. Fantastic all around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect in every way
    Repeater
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Perfect, creative, enjoyable in every way - the food, the ambience, the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABLT
    GDawgVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The avocado was tough to find. The bacon was simply tough. Big disappointment. Fortunately, the meal was taken off the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to return!
    smw237
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Had a delicious dinner at White Dog Cafe. The service was very attentive. I hardly ever get desert, but couldn't resist the apple bread pudding and it was the highlight of the meal for me. I cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific
    BrynMawrDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We had a great meal - loved the linguine and rib eye. Nice that they have half portion options for pasta so you can enjoy one of their great appetizers or salads. Wine list was very good and the ambiance is great for dinner with friends. Stylish but not overdone - casual elegance. Wait staff were very attentive and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome
    Cfusetti
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    White Dog never disappoints me- from business lunches to happy hour to get together lunch/dinner with friends. At Universiy City or in the Main Line- its always great .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice surprise
    Chipshot50
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I have been a fan of the White Dog Cafe in West Philly but this was our first time to the one in Wayne for my wife's birthday. It was a pleasant surprise. We went to brunch and the combination of all you can drink Mimosas and unique menu was perfect. This was topped off by ver attentive service and wonderful birthday desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I have been here 4 or 5 times now for Brunch. I think the food is very good...I would definitely come back and try dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was AMAZING
    Quitapay
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was not our first time at white Dog, but it was the first time for 5 out of our party of 9, including my mother, whose birthday we were celebrating. My mother loved the food and so did EVERYONE else. It was literally perfect, nothing could have been done better. Our waiter was great also. The only thing I didn't like was the phone call I got the day before telling me that if we brought w birthday cake for my mom, that it would be $3 per slice to have it cut. That's is entirely too costly in too of the cost of the cake itself. Our bill was already $269 so we opted not to bring the cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • White Dog Cafe
    DAB25
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful service! Delicious and interesting food. We were seated in a quiet room with plenty of light. It was a delightful meal & worth returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Autumn Brunch
    DiningOutOfTown2
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've heard about White Dog in Wayne since it opened but never made it there until this past weekend. It was as great as I'd heard. The decor and themed rooms are fun. The service is prompt and courteous. The brunch menu offered a variety of dishes made from local ingredients. The Oh Good Grief (cider with pumpkin puree) is perfect for an Autumn morning! My boyfriend and I had a good experience and look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent food and service. The service staff were incredible and made the night special
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Datenight
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food and service were awesome. I appreciated the microbrewery beer that was on the menu and the mushroom soup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot!
    layne26c
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I've heard a lot about this restaurant, but it was my first time. Great food and great service! Definitely going to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, bad accoustics
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I've been a fan of White Dog since the 90's Judy Wicks restaurant in the Penn area of Philadelphia. The Wayne version aims for the same ambiance and comes close, with an artful arrangement of dog decor. Always a great brunch spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have never had a bad meal here - each one is actually better than the next. Our server was exceptionally good as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kitty
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a great time! Beautiful place!. My sister has been there because she works in Radnor. We went for her and my brother-in-laws, 4th wedding anniversary! Atmosphere was so beautiful and Amanda, our waitress was awesome. It was not forced niceness either, she was genuinely very nice and friendly! I would definitely like to return and treat someone esle to this spot. I even learned the history of the name! That was so interesting! Thanks for a great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DPLLKLVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Another great meal at the WDC. The Tuna special and the warm Caesar salad were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome as always
    Healthnut1VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was just excellent! With food allergies, everyone was just SO accommodating. Everything was perfect and delicious! The brussel sprouts were too hard, but other than that...just great!!! Will always go back and recommend! Thanks White Dog!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    Diane
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was very appetizing. The menu was diversified and had many unusual and tasty offerings. The server was quite attentive and pleasant. I highly recommend to friends and family. The décor was beautiful and had many rooms that were all decorated in a different theme. Beautiful bar area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GO!
    PatD
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Outstanding! Went last night for our anniversary and it was just fantastic! Great ambiance, really nicely done inside. The food? Out of this world! Really enjoyed all of it! Service was what you'd expected from a much more expensive restaurant. Constant attention (Not too much though) and very attentive. Very knowledgeable of the food and answered all of our questions. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Magical day and dining
    dinolady
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    A stroll through nearby Chanticleer Gardens followed by a fabulous lunch at White Dog Cafe with superb service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DaleVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We've eaten lunch & brunch here many times and always very pleased with the food - however our recent lunch was most disappointing. Two of us hadspecial soup was by waitress as sweet corn bisque. Different wait person served the soup he said it was sweet corn soup with chipotle, which was extremely spicey - fortunately both of us like spice but other unsuspecting diners would find it difficult to swallow. We two also ordered the oyster po boy, which contained so few and such tiny oysters you could barely see them, let alone taste them and the sandwich was overpowered by too much sweet bread, roasted peppers and coleslaw with absolutely no evidence of oysters. Sure hope this is not a sign of things to come for what had been a favorite.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistantly excellent!
    GoldingGoldens
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We have lunch here every week and have always had excellent food, and terrific service. We have come to know many of the employees and are always welcomed back with hugs whenever we return after a vacation. It is hands down our favorite restaurant! A special shout out to our favorite bartender Natasha and manager Paige.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Steph
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great brunch! Food was delicious and the waitress was very attentive. However, we had a reservation for 11:45, showed up on time but we were not sat until almost 12:10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening
    kk1126
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Was able to get an 8 PM reservation last minute, had the best tortellini I have ever had. The butternut squash was GREAT! I wish I remembered our server's name, he was very attentive, polite, and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special evening
    sandman
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    terrific meal. first time at White Dog after many times thinking about it. lovely evening with my wife and great food. linguine with shrimp and calamari in pesto was marvelous. we'll be back. nice bar scene too with plenty of spots to eat as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ambience
    partyof6
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Drinks and apps are VG. Main course meals were average.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YumYumVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    great locally sourced menu. The beer list is outstanding as full of Victory, Yards and Stoudts options. We really loved the cheese plate and the yellowtail appetizer. The swordfish was good but not worth the price as better options. The salmon was very good as was the side of mac and cheese. Dessert had a good selection and we liked (but not loved) the Choc "PB&J" which was a bit small.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shal
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Love the restaurant! It was my second time. Everything was great except our waitress was a little distracted. All others were attentive and made up for our waitress's distracted air. Will Definately go back. Food great, esp mushroom soup. Would absolutely recommend for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food and service are always fantastic. My favorite place for lunch and happy hour. Can't wait to try Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    NooyorkerVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I believe that this is the best restaurant on the mainline. We have eaten here several times and there is just nothing bad I can say about the "White Dog" Aside from the Mainline it is one of the best in the Philadelphia area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After 30 years of Marriage...
    LivindaDreamwitthe1Iluv
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I wanted a place appropriate and close to home to help celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The moment we arrived we were addressed properly by the front desk who made us feel special. The ambiance and service was so perfect. Having five children, we especially appreciated the ability to speak to each other in a normal tone and in full sentences. The menu was fantastic with a perfect variety from each course. I would highly recommend White Dog Cafe as a place to celebrate and enjoy a perfect meal with those that you love and care about in your life!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Chefs Tasting Menu + wine
    MMMari
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    like the new items on Fall menu. Opted w/5 course chef tasting+wine pairing. Ordered almost everything on tasting menu. All great, only item that didn't WOW-the strip steak. Loved the pumpkin stuffed tortellini n the wine paired was perfect! Beet salad, scallop great as usual. Tuna/wahoo was excellent, so fresh, loved it rare.Server (Stephanie) great! Multi courses +wine pairing requires a well trained staff.Wine pairing-a good value n paired well, would have liked a slightly bigger pour (b/c the courses were so yummy!). Portions of the courses were great. FYI, glad you do Restaurant Wk, we were just there for dinner n had to come back again b/c of it. Thank you for a great evening. See you soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HeatherVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Been to the White Dog multiple times and enjoy it each time. Tried the tasting menu for restaurant week and loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.