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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
  • Email: wayne@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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We always enjoy having lunch at your place. I requested a quiet corner, but the room we were in was quite noisy, but the food was good and the service excellent. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Thanks for a very enjoyable evening. I highly recommend the tuna tartare and the Penn Woods red wine from Chadds Ford! "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "White Dog in Wayne is certainly a sumptuous experience. Besides the service being genuinely caring towards your good experience, the food remains outstanding! I met a friend in from Philadelphia for lunch. My choice of farm to table food was magnificent in its simplicity; a turkey burger with free range meat and locally made havarti cheese. I also ordered the fried pickle spears, a personal favorite. The ambiance amazes with many dog-punny fun! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at the White Dog for our first time. We loved the decor. The waiter was attentive and helpful. My husband started with the tuna carpaccio (not sure this is what it was called) and it was delicious. I tasted it and was jealous. I had the spring salad which was nice but small. I would get the tuna next time. I had the small portion of the pasta dish with kale pesto. Very good although too much sauce, which overwhelmed the shrimp and squid. My husband had the lamb ragu which was spicy and delicious. The rolls and butter were way too good. No room for dessert."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Wonderful lunch. Coming back for Mother's Day brunch!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Food and service good, but noise level needs to be addressed -- acoustics are an issue."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "every thing was great got a little nnoisy in the bar but when seated at the table it was fine! Beautiful décor food fabulous just a little pricey! We'll be going back but just for special occasions!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent Excellent Excellent - Great Brunch! Love this place"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This is the 3rd and last visit for us. The hostess has consistently been extremely rude. Onnce seated the service was so slow. These things could be overlooked if the food was good. However, all 4 of us were extremely disappointed. The food was bland and boring. We were served bread that came from someone else's table. We all left hungry and vowed not to return."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great experience every time with the great food and friendly staff. The all-you-can-drink mimosas help as well."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Love the locally grown, seasonal menus. Service is impeccable, presentation is lovely and the food tastes great!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The White Dog offers innovative menus using many local and organic ingredients. While the choices vary by season, the food is reliable and consistent in its quality. Atmosphere is both fun and elegant. Staff is friendly and welcoming, and service is lovely."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Beautiful and unique decor, excellent service, food presentation is outstanding. You will definitely enjoy!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Once again, the White Dog delivered. Appetizers and main courses were great. We chose seafood across the board (I've always been pleased with the seafood here but the burgers and steak have been less consistent). Desert was a bit disappointing - definitely a pre-made deal. We were in the brighter back room for dinner and it was surprisingly quiet despite being full of diners. We'll definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "food is always fresh. server was great. nice round table!!!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Antipasto plate....Hamachi crudo....mushroom soup....all WINNERS!!! White Dog NEVER lets me down...My parents and I enjoyed an amazing lunch. Our server Jessica was awesome...always there when we needed her, but never hovering over our table. She had great menu knowledge, and was very friendly. Love the White Dog, and I am so glad it is our neighborhood go to place."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Three of us had dinner, and we all thought the food vas very good, the ambiance delightful, the wines fine. Definitely a repeat..."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "They found us a table even though we arrived a half hour early. The wait staff was knowledgeable, friendly and careful. The food was excellent. We chose the four course prix fixe market menu with matched beers and wines and everything was perfect. If you live in or near Wayne PA you are very lucky!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Tuna tartare was fantastic, but everything else was just average. We all had fish - they ran out of my first two entre choices I wanted (one was the chicken special - how do you run out of the chicken special????), settled for the scallops - they were good, not great. Came to $50pp w/o alcohol and for what we got, it was just ok. Service was great."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Love dining at The White Dog...took some friends who have not had the pleasure of eating there before this night. We all will be back. Great food, great service...love the decor."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Celebratory-good for gluten free diets especially the little rolls- nice touch- omelet was a little dry this time."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Unlimited Mimosas! Fresh, free range eggs. Fit fir the earth and the people And extremely tasty. Big portions so bring your doggy bags."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I went to The White Dog Cafe with 2 other people for my first dinner there. Another person in my group recommended it, and all three of us LOVED it! The food was AMAZING, and our server, Joe, treated us like royalty! We MUST go back there again!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The food was outstanding...we are a family of foodies and you met all of my expectations! The waitress and chef accommodated my tastes for my fish being cooked to my liking...just a little more...thank you! Loved the decor and ambience. Nice experience and will certainly bring others to enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I chose White Dog for the mocktails and ambience but there wasn't an aspect of the dining experience that they didn't hit out of the park. I emailed ahead for the best table for a special birthday lunch. We arrived to find ourselves in the beautiful, light-filled solarium and then seated at a chic, distressed wood table flanked by two stately wing chairs. A hand-written birthday card awaited us. Our server was a seasoned hospitality professional whose perfect picks were Scamp mocktails (cucumber, cilantro, lime, lime soda); complimentary fruit/cheese platter; creamy mushroom soup; avocado BLT's with smokehouse bacon and chipotle aoli along with parmesan truffle fries; and steaming caramel/chocolate and banana bread pudding. Home Run!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Entirely too noisy for an evening meal. Made reservations for 8:00 - did not get seated until 8;30ish. Initially sat us in the dining room at a table that was so large - conversation would have been impossible Ended up being seated in the bar. Although the food was excellent would not go back for an evening meal."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Room we were seated in were cold and drafty. Great gluten free menu."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I took 3 business colleagues out to dinner. I picked this location because I am familiar with the University City location. This was an outstanding dining experience! The bar scene was lively, yet we were served immediately. Once we sat, our server Karen was excellent! She explained all choices to my out-of-town guests and answered every question we had. She made an excellent wine suggestion and really added to the mood of the night. The rigatoni was to die for, as was my tuna tartare! I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Food was delicious and service was attentive. So loud we couldn't have a conversation. Will not return because of this."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The waiter was very helpful in making sure that I had a gluten free meal that I would enjoy-they also brought me 2 gluten free fresh baked rolls which was a real treat and the only restaurant where I have been served the rolls."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, nice menu, good service. Salad was slightly over-dressed but I'm a stickler for that and should have remembered to ask for dressing on the side. Otherwise, nice lunch."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Been to this place quite a few times. Lunch and dinner are nice and food and service acceptable. Sunday brunch was another story. We were 6 people ordering different dishes. Most of the food arrived cold when it should have been hot. Service was spotty with not enough wait staff and too many men running around in suit jackets trying yo pitch in. We waited a very very long tme to be served and our server seemed hassled and very distracted. We were celebrating a birthday which they were mindful of and when dessert was ordered and served, they brought out a scoop of ice cream on a cookie base with a candle and Happy Birthday written in chocolate on the plate. Very nice touch!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I had set up a brunch for my friend who is expecting her first baby in 4 weeks and I was unable to attend the baby shower. So she, 2 other girlfriends and I made a reservation and were seated in the study room and they knew it was for a special occasion and congratulated my friend right away. Made us feel special. Great brunch as always! And they even have a menu of Mock-tails (appropriate for she and I as we are both expecting). They even brought us both a dessert plate with written congratulations on it with some hardened caramel and vanilla ice cream. So sweet! Thanks White Dog. I'll always come back!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Made reservation for a party of four. Showed up with six. No problem. Friendly and attentive waiter who provided suggestions and a well paced meal. Picky eater easily satisfied with a great burger. Only downside was teeny dessert portion. Definitely make a reservation as the place was packed."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was my 3rd time back but was bringing 3 people who had never been. All are very discriminating when it comes to restaurants. We all loved our experience. Our meal from start to finish (cookies in a dog cookie jar with milk) was great. Our server, Christian, was wonderful. The atmosphere is eclectic and fun, be it a bit noisy. Bar area was hopping but much more quiet in Library Room where we dined. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Frequent the restaurant on a regular basis ( 2 x per month but not on O. T) This was probably not a good meal for White Dog. Had a hamburger which was not a W. D. burger: thin over cooked, in fact burnt on bottom. I did not send it back as my guest was enjoying his fish and it was Sunday eve. You are know for lucious burger. This was not good. Wayback burger fast food burgers are much better than the one the chef dared serve last Sunday night."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Ambience is quirky and wonderfully dog centric! As a diner with special dietary needs, I had to request a deviation from the menu as the menu posted online and that available the evening I arrived were different. I was surprised that a restaurant of this caliber and expense would be limited in accommodating guests. However, my meal was indeed tasty despite limited ingredients."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Another great meal at White Dog, this time for a business lunch. The room was quiet allowing us to hear each other, great service, and an outstanding lunch menu. The selection had nice variety with an emphasis on local ingredients and purveyors. I had the butternut squash soup which was amazing and the Vietnamese Shrimp salad also amazing. I loved the portion size too. Perfect amoount for lunch without putting me into a food coma on my way back to work! Each of my guests mentioned the great decor and nice atmosphere too. Of course I'll be back again!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent. However, our party of 5 was seated at a noisy table in the bar area that was way too large for us. Conversation was difficult. We were told no other tables would be available for almost an hour."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "White Dog was a perfect choice. The restaurant is adorable! Also nice and light and welcoming. The food is always delicious and matched to the season. We had a lovely visit."
    Dined on 3/26/2014