White Dog Cafe-Haverford

4.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
White Dog Cafe has been engaging its local community with award-winning contemporary American cuisine, since 1983 in Philadelphia and since 2010 in Wayne. Known for creative menus, using the highest quality farm-fresh ingredients and humanely raised meats and poultry, our menus change weekly to capture the best local, seasonal and sustainable grown foods available. Our inspiring menus are complimented with an all American wine list, local craft beers and seasonal specialty cocktails and refreshing mocktails served with warm hospitality.
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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It has some potential but the service was slow (although professional and friendly) and it was pretty noisy. We were at a center table and it was so packed that we were often jostled by fellow patrons walking and I was even hit in the head with a chair by a server setting another table; not hard but still...

m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for brunch and it was great. Never had a bad meal here. Our reservation was for 10:30, and by the time we left it was packed. Might recommend going earlier for brunch.

s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Wayne location is better in all aspects. don't plan to re-visit here. only nice person was the lady who guided us to a table. Waiter acted like he was doing us a favor. he did not offer his name. Mainline snob i guess.
a smile would be nice.

E
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! Can’t wait to go back

F
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants! Tonight we had our favorite server, Brittany. It’s a farm to table menu with outstanding food and seasonal specials. My husband thought the meatloaf was very good. I had the Butchers cut and tonight it was a filet, perfectly cooked for me at medium. Cocktails are equally delicious and they also have seasonal drinks. We’ve never been disappointed. Looking forward to our next visit!

D
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Been to WDC many times. Never been dissolved! Recommend! Yes

NB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and flavor profiles are interesting and absolutely delicious. Blown away every time I go!

NB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My companion and I had a wonderful lite meal, made better by a terrific and professional server named Brittany.

ID
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and our service was wonderful. I really enjoyed my experience and wouldn't hesitate to order again.

d
Naples
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always for Saturday brunch. The waiter was extremely patient seeing that we wanted to extend our stay to talk and told us not to hurry. Perfect.

f
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about It is welcoming and homey, food is great!!!

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It would be hard to top the service and the ambiance was great but with one exception the food was disappointing. Only one entree was said to be really good. My guests mumbled polite thanks but the plates didn’t reflect enthusiasm. I was at your city location some time ago and was looking forward to this event.

B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

It was a terrible experience.....they have too many tables packed in the room where we sat. Which by the way, was not only tight due to the huge chairs, but we were right by the bathroom. So loud we could barely hear each other. Would not eat there again

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I called on Sunday at 8:30 AM for a brunch reservation for eight people for 10:30 AM. The hostess accepted my reservation. 10 minutes later the manager called back saying that she was responding to my request for the reservation… which I was already given and confirmed. She reluctantly said my party could come at 10 AM. I called my guests and change the time to 10 AM. 10 minutes after that she called me back again and said she wanted to cancel my reservation because she didn’t realize I made the reservation only that morning. Other larger party groups called “along time ago”. I asked what difference it made when I made the reservation. When I questioned the professionalism of all of this communication, she again reluctantly said the group could come at 10 AM, but had to leave at 11:15. Neither I or any of my guests will never return to this (Haverford) location again.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambiance. Will definitely be back

JL
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm never disappointed when dining at any White Dog location.

G
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good and service were great.

m
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My guest really appreciated the birthday wishes with a rub off for next time she dines here!

b
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We were seated a half hour after our reservation. My sandwich was mediocre at best.

G
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great decor. All kinds of people. Families. Dates. Older younger.
Not the city yet table was on top of neighbor.
EC oysters skip.
I don’t like pierogi. Can’t probably spell pierogi. I loved these pierogies.
Entrees good. Meatloaf and branzino.
Shockingly bad frites. I had them at their other cafe and they were phenomenal.
Yummy cocktails.
Service seemed overwhelmed.

DM
London
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good!!

l
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time I've been to any of the White Dog locations, it has been a wonderful meal. The kitchen is fantastic, the staff are amazing, and the locatione are super convenient (and cozy).

CJ
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, service and decor is fun. Have been several times.

S
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to have lunch with a grandchild.

JS
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the pear/kale salad with salmon. Always a lovely lunch spot. Will be back!

TG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on my lunch break to celebrate my husbands birthday! We had a blast! Our server was friendly and attentive, our food was well seasoned, fresh, and flavorful. We had a lovely dessert and the mocktails were fun! I would definitely come back!

LZ
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh and delicious . Can’t remember our server’s name . She was fantastic. I keep going back and always will.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Daniel, was incredibly warm and welcoming and did a wonderful job

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Lovely restaurant but food prices high for suburb. Food very tasty but small portions.

C
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Came in for supper on a Monday night and enjoyed a half price bottle of wine. Food, as always was delicious. Always a nice place to have supper.

L
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always reliable. Good food. Good service. Very attractive atmosphere. A neighborhood gem!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

i made my reservation through open table specified a booth in bar area. got there on time did not have a booth available waited a 1.2 hour and had to sit at bar. not pleased

J
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and came to the table in a reasonable amount of time. Our server was attentive and friendly, keeping an eye on what we needed without hovering. And the quirky, "Alice-in-Wonderland" ambiance is most of the reason my friends and I keep coming back. An excellent brunch spot, both downtown and on the Main Line!

MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mentioned it was my husbands bday when I made reservation. When we arrived everyone we came into contact with knew and wished him happy birthday. Tuna tartare is unbelievably great. Scallops were delish.

S
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. We usually ask for Erica, but she was not working the evening of our visit. Dan was our server and he was excellent. He was very attentive and made many suggestions, of which we ordered. (Barramundi fish special and meatloaf were excellent. Pirogi appetizer was also excellent). We even made room for the best dessert we had at white dog - peanut butter crunch bar!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

I MADE A RESERVATION ON OPEN TABLE LAST WEEK AND ASKED FOR A BOOTH ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5TH . NO PROBLEM GOT THERE TODAY AND THERE WAS NO BOOTH RESERVED FOR ME AND MY GUEST, STOOD OVER 1/2 HOUR AND NO BOOTH OPENED, ENDED UP EATING AT THE BAR. IF YOU CAN'T RESERVE THE BOOTH FOR ME THEN TELL ME SO. NOT PLEASED.

JM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant, Professional, and Perfection all describe our dinner at White Dog Café in Haverford on a Friday night. The ambiance always puts one in a cheerful mood, as do the creative concoctions of cocktails that greeted us at the bar, because we arrived early for our reservation. I'm thrilled to see a drink with St. Germain, so it was an easy pick for me. Hubby enjoyed a fine glass of whiskey. Moving on to dinner itself, I was tormented having to choose but ONE appetizer, because I wanted to save room for dessert! We opted for the incredible and always changing deviled eggs, love the protein. Hubby also had the butternut squash bisque soup- served with the vegetables and seasoning in the bowl, our server, Nicole, poured the soup into his dish, piping hot. You could not ask for a better presentation. For dinner, my divine choice was the butternut squash ravioli-- beyond words it was heavenly, creamy, slightly sweet, just perfectly prepared. Hubby had the pot roast, moist, robust, he could not have been happier. And, the cream brulee was crispy on the top, rice puddingy on the bottom. It was worth every calorie! I highly recommend the unusual, friendly, fabulous White Dogs-- they are terrific.

CM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, great service, lovely setting. Would recommend highly

OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love white dog!!! And everyone there! The cauliflower is mouth watering! The Staff is something special, see you soon.

BB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were great!