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
491 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (298)neighborhood gem (249)special occasion (212)great for outdoor dining (209)great for lunch (189)great for brunch (173)good for groups (120)hot spot (115)romantic (111)vibrant bar scene (94)notable wine list (61)kid-friendly (34)late-night find (22)scenic view (13)Show More
  • Nice surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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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  • 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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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.
  • Perfect dining experience
    cleaningmommy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I went to White Dog for a date. We have an infant so it has been awhile since we have been out without the kids. The ambiance was whimsical yet classy. The food was amazing and the server, Christian, showed the perfect amount of attentiveness without making us feel rushed. The fresh food left us satisfied without that heavy feeling we so often feel after eating out. We can't wait to go back and take friends and family with us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    phonjoan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food is always reliably wonderful. But the restaurant week menu was 5 courses, not 3, and though a good buy at $50, I would have preferred the 3 course option at $35.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dad's 85th Birthday
    duchess
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Impeccable service and dining experience. Attentive but not intrusive. Outdoor seating was perfect with potted flowers on rustic tables under large umbrellas. The bottomless Mimosas and White Sangrias were a big hit for our party of 5. The Local Artisanal Cheese appetizer and the Antipasti were divine and beautifully presented. Rave reviews for both the Cuban Sandwich and the Roast Beef Sandwich with Mushroom Jus. Reservations were for 12:15 and we left at 2:15. Long leisurely lunch for a special occasion. Perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good!
    Diner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    So happy that White Dog ventured to the suburbs! We have been here many times and always have a fabulous dinner. This time, we were there for Main Line Restaurant Week. 4 course dinner for $50/pp. The menu was outstanding. So good it was hard to choose! Everything was fresh, delicious and presented beautifully. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Adorable find
    CarolynVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I was so glad that we picked this restsurabt to try for mainline restaurant week. The decor is so clever and adorable and extends from outside all the way to the restrooms! And food doesn't disappoint. Delicious American food meets British classics. It reminded me of Dandellion in philly- but I liked White Dog Cafe better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We sat outside on a lovely evening, and while the patio was busy, the feeling was calm. We chose a prix fixe menu with 5 courses (restaurant week), and each of the courses had excellent, varied options, including vegetarian choices that were unusual and delicious. The service was excellent. Our waitress was attentive and friendly without being intrusive, and she was able to answer questions about the food and preparations in a knowledgable way. Additionally, all of the staff were very professional, with different servers sometimes replacing silverware or serving food. Our waitress always followed up. We would highly recommend this experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bridgetb
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We went for Main Line Restaurant Week on Friday evening. The food and service was great. The only negative was that we had a 7:15 reservation and didn't get seated till 8pm and our food order wasn't taken till 8:15pm. Why even bother with a reservation. But that being said the Restauant Week menu was perfect both on how it was prepared and the portion size of each course. Thought 5 courses for $50 was a bargin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YodiVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Special Chef's Menu during Main Line Restaurant was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service
    Nnroth
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent drink pairings, and warm inviting atmosphere. What more can you ask for?
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DPLLKLVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We really enjoyed the tasting menu as part of restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kept us waiting for 30 minutes
    VeganKimVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I had a 1pm reservation for a special lunch with my family. It was a workday and I had planned an hour for lunch. They did not even seat us until 1:30! They sent over a cheese platter as an apology. However, when the bill came they charged us for it and the bill had to be adjusted. In addition, I don't eat dairy (something I told the waiter when we ordered). The food was good as usual. In the past I have gone to the White Dog about 3 times per month. I assume that they could see my dining frequency in my Open Table profile and wondered why they chose to seat everyone else but us. This was unusual but it was a special occasion and they really did not provide a positive experience. I will have to look for other options for future dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Review
    midge
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We ate at the White Dog during restaurant week and it was phenomenal. We participated in the special five course special and their were 3 choices for each course, each appropriately varied. Each course was sized right and had flavors that were varied and we chose the wine pairing as well. The meal was perfectly timed and accompanied by choices of wine that were matched just right. We would come back again...and again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic