White Dog Cafe-Haverford
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Kennett Square Mushroom Soup
Crème Fraiche, Snipped Chives, White Truffle Oil
Truffle Parmesan Fries
Truffle Oil, Grana, Chives
Mahi Mahi Sandwich
Red Cabbage & Corn Slaw, Malt Mayonnaise, Old Bay Tortilla Crunch, Brioche Bun, Truffle Parmesan Fries.
Bar area dark but guess that’s because it’s a bar!
We sat outside with friendly + effervescent, Tiffany, our server. Firstly the main hostess in blue dress tried to open an umbrella that almost hit me on my head. Tiffany took our order but the outdoor tables were so understaffed that food arrived at room temperature. We also considered dessert given that we were trying to celebrate 2 birthdays...however menus did not arrive and we decided to just pay the bill. Not the best experience at White Dog. 2 Stars for service, food temperature, quality and a near miss by a falling umbrella. I could have prepared a better and safer meal at home.
We waited 40 minutes for a table that we had a reservation on, there was no acknowledgement of us waiting or any offer to sit elsewhere, we waited another 15 min once we got our table to get any service. Our server was terrific, but what came out of the kitchen was pretty inedible…specifically the halibut and chicken dishes. We will not return after many years of being loyal customers.
We had a lovely meal at White Dog Cafe last night. The restaurant is beautiful and the food was wonderful. Our waiter, Devon, was seriously over-worked - had nearly every table in the large room. As a result, service was a little slow and we were not able to get water refills or order a second round of drinks. We will happily be back, though. White Dog Cafe is a wonderful restaurant.
Took my wife out for breakfast along with our daughter for my wife birthday. Arrive at 11:30 placed our orders by 11:40. 45 minutes went by. We noticed that other patrons who arrived after us receive there food. I Had to waive down an employee that wasn’t our waiter to voice our frustrations. Our waiter I believe name “Isaiah” was MIA the entire 45 or so minutes. 10 minutes after the complaint, a manager approached us to apologize for the inconvenience. When the food arrived my wife and daughter food was correct, but my dish was incorrect. The food was pretty good, but everyone was hungry by that time. When the check arrived they charged me for the incorrect dish as well as the correct dish. And for the inconvenience they offered us a free desert. The restaurant failed us numerous times. Our waiter seem reluctant to serve us. And compensation for the awful experience was a free desert that no one wanted. I have dine many of places (including the university location) and this amongst one of my worst experiences. Our 7 year old daughter complained she never waited this long for food
It took a bit took get seated and serviced, but once they took our order everything was timely and the food was delicious.
Never disappoints! Delicious food and excellent service.
Great as always! Having some gluten free bread, rolls and a gluten free hamburger bun would really make a difference in my dining experience. White Dog used to have these options and it is very disappointing for me as I have to be gluten free.
I twice got an omelet with "no onions" even though the wonderful waitress took back the first incorrect omelet. She offered to try a third time or take it off my bill but I refused both kind offers. I took the onions off myself and ate a small part of the omelet. I usually have a good meal at the White Dog. It must have been an off kitchen day.
Very nice and our out of town guests were very pleased. Thanks!
Birthday brunch for my husband.
Had the Lancaster omelet , hardly any goat cheese and very dry. My son had the calamari salad and it was loaded with big chunks of tomatoes and very little calamari. The burger was good.
Now on to our waitress. Maybe she is new. She brought on iced tea and forgot about the other iced tea that my husband ordered. Forget the sugar had to wait for that as well. Very very slow service.
I love this restaurant and have dined here several times and it is normally a wonderful experience!
A wonderful dining experience! Ambiance very inviting and comfortable. Food was spectacular. Everyone at our table was extremely satisfied with all entrees selected. Most of all our waiter Dan, is a true professional. His patience and attentiveness made us feel like we were the only family in the room. Well done!
Service was great and the food
Food was very good and our waiter was excellent and so friendly. We would definitely go back. It was a bit busy and more noisy because it was parents weekend at Villa Nova down the street, but otherwise a great experience.
Wonderful lunch with family on Saturday. Food and service, good as usual.
The breakfast items we order were underwhelming. The mushroom omelette was undercooked and bland. The greens that came with it were not properly dressed. The $15 waffle came with only butter and maple syrup. Not even a piece of fruit. To be fair the waffle itself was moist but certainly not worth the money. Coffee needs tweaking: way too bitter, even with the addition of milk.
The staff was the only endearing piece of the meal. Such a shame. We enjoy the location in University City better.
One of our favorite places to take our Villanova U undergrad.
Went to White Dog Cafe on a Wednesday night for a triple date. The ambience was fantastic - loved the setup inside and all the decors; pretty eclectic and definitely dog-focused. Our waiter was super attentive and patient with our orders. He also never failed to refill waters, which is something that waiters/waitresses tend to forget. And let me tell you about the food - THEY WERE DELICIOUS! We got some house-made foccacia and beet salad for appetizers. Everything was gone after 15 minutes! A few of us got the spicy lamb bolognese, which was superb. I got the roasted chicken with yogurt sauce. Chicken was perfectly cooked - super moist and very crispy skin. All the accompaniments went really well with the chicken too. Another person from my party got the salmon and it was also delicious. Overall, it was a very good experience and we will definitely come back. Definitely worth the higher price!
We had a table for 3 outside. It was a lovely evening and we really enjoyed it. Our waiter, for the most part, was attentive. He forgot to bring a second drink, but other than that he did a good job. Bills arrived promptly, but we were never rushed.
The gazpacho was excellent.
I had the MahiMahi sandwich. The fish was over cooked and dry.
It is a “pricey” restaurant. For 3 people dinner (1 salad, 1 sandwich and 1 main) with drinks and it came to $175.
Very slow service and overdone Berger when ordered rare
Food was fresh and delicious!
Food is always great. Brunch options are more lunch and only a few breakfast choices.
We sat outside and the food was delicious with impeccable service
From start to finish the restaurant missed their mark. Understand that times may still be difficult with hiring or staffing the appropriate amount of servers. However, we had to go back to hostess station after sitting unattended for 20 minutes. The server also didn’t tell us specials (we overheard another table get told them) and was not friendly or attentive. It was a 2 hour meal but we wanted to order more drinks and dessert but was unable to do so due their lack of attention to our table in a timely manner. I ordered the halibut which was under seasoned and dry. My husband had the burger which was over cooked but tasted good. For the prices and expectations I have with past experiences there it was a sad date night.
Pretty overpriced for average food. I do not plan on going back.
Wine came up late, almost when we were about to finish food. I eat the Mahi Mahi Sandwich and it was not tasty.
We also missed the welcome bread and butter.
It was a wonderful experience for me and two of my close friends. Our server was so considerate. She let us “catch up” without constantly asking if we were ready to order. And she was so pleasant and knowledgeable. I am never disappointed by White Dog.
We had brunch outside on a beautiful Sept morning. Excellent service and food. Wish the coffee was hotter and freshened but otherwise -- very good.
We had a delightful ladies' lunch outdoors. Our server was excellent, and all the staff was masked. We each had the grain salad that was fresh and delicious. We also had a side of French fries that were naughtily delicious; crispy and full of flavor. Will definitely return when in the area.
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We love eating in the bar area. The pasta bolognese is fantastic! Oysters are usually a winner, although last night they were gamey.
Never have a bad meal at the White Dog! Love it!
Glad you enjoyed your visit!
Charming restaurant!! Loved the ambiance. Food was good, service was great.
Glad you enjoyed Gabrielle. Thanks for sharing your feedback!
Excellent service by Patricia
Great Sunday brunch spot. Wonderful food and drinks! Great wait staff.
Thanks for joining us for brunch!
Great as always!
My husband enjoyed his watermelon salad very much. I had the beet and arugula salad, it was missing something (nut?)but fresh. He enjoyed his trout, I did not enjoy my orchiaetta pasta dish. Tasted like the pasta was either pre-made/par-cooked or made in a large batch like a banquet buffet. Pasta dish wasn’t even hot. The cocktails were very good. My husband was impressed they knew how to make a gibson and even had the onions, my martini was delicious. Also, $20. Glasses of red wine shouldn’t be warm. Missed the mark overall I’d say. Or maybe I just ordered wrong. Staff was friendly, the atmosphere was cozy.
Food was prepared poorly.
Trout and pasta sauces were not prepared properly (like paste)
Temperature of food was off
The restaurant was 1/3 full
Overall very sad to see the lack of attention
Wonderful food, umbrellas very helpful in outdoor dining.
Thank you for joining us! Glad you enjoyed our patio dining!
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White Dog Cafe-Haverford is rated 4.5 stars by 2606 OpenTable diners.
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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.