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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Had a great brunch with college friends in town for a get-together. Awesome service, delicious food and yummy bottomless bloody marys!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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 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
  • "We sat outside which was lovely. The choice of food was very tasty, but the portion sizes were rather meager. I enjoyed my strawberry ricotta salad but it was a really small portion for a salad - hardly any arugula and barely any ricotta or almonds. Tasty pasta and a parfait that again, had a pretty small amount of ice cream. Nice to be there, but you're going to feel somewhat ripped off."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Had fried green tomato and egg sandwich with peach Bellini. Both very tasty. Father had roast beef sandwich with a beer (don't remember which one). Very good as well. It satisfied his craving for a roast beef sandwich. Good proportions and service was also very good. Bringing husband here on Sunday he was jealous and wants to try it out."
    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
  • "I sound like a broken record reviewing this place. AWESOME. Brunch was a leek , cheese and canadian omelet. They cooked it in light olive oil and it was filled with tons of leeks and lean canadian bacon. We also split the banana french toast, the cinnamon sugar caramelized when they cooked it, need I say more YUM"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Foods are all from sustainable sources, mostly organic. Wonderful selection of both breakfast and lunch entrees. Their endless cocktails are fantastic. Bloody Mary was spicy without being overpowering. Mocktails were perfect for some of us too."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The decor is quite intriguing and focused on man's best friend, good fun indeed. The food and service are both very good. Interesting options at lunch and dinner. Every visit has been very satisfactory on all counts. With just a bit too much attitude from the receptionist on many occasions. Perhaps they should be reminded this is about the customers, all other servers are friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My son and I sat at the bar with Heather and enjoyed the tremendous food and service at the White Dog! A great combination of responsible food choices, delicious and varied menu, clean and creative atmosphere! There should be more places like this. Thanks - we'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The appetizer of fried green tomatoes was quite tasty. 2/4 main courses were good - lamb bolognaise and the halibut with a corn risotto. The pork belly/ trout was an overmatch by the pork belly and the asian-style seared tuna was uneatable - like drinking soy sauce. The desserts were yummy, including fresh strawberry shortcake served in a parfait glass and the clever cookie jar with milk. The tuna dish was appropriately subtracted from the bill."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was freshly prepared, beautifully presented, and delicious. From before dinner cocktails to coffee and dessert, it was a fabulous dining experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The White Dog Cafe was wonderful from start to finish. Fresh, perfectly prepared food coupled with attentive service in a lovely outdoor setting made our dinner experience delightful!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very attractive venue. We enjoyed our brunch and the portions were generous. It is a very popular spot in Wayne."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Nicole, our server was terrific. She was attentive without being overbearing. Food was great too. I enjoy the White Dog in Wayne so much more at lunch than dinner. Nicole made our lunch with a friend a most enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "White Dog is Always an enjoyable dining experience. Food was perfect. Friday night was my 1st experience on the patio, lovely & our waiter was extremely attentive to our needs of following the sun set & rearranging the umbrella for cover. Very nice meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "we have been here many times and have had enjoyable meals. this time it was my mother's 95th birthday and she requested dinner at the White Dog. Once the staff found out it was her birthday they did everything to make it great for her. Including a card and a special dessert. Mickael , our server was wonderful, as were all the others who helped. The food was great, but the service made it special."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I am perplexed why I had to stand and wait for the other person in my party to arrive before I was seated. Other deuces, as well as larger parties, with only one person in attendance, were seated promptly. It was certainly not crowded so I would definitely not have been taking away a table from anyone waiting. May prevent me from dining there again!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014