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Solarium - White Dog Cafe - University City, Philadelphia, PA

White Dog Cafe - University City

4.6
4.6
5375 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions
An iconic restaurant in University City since 1983, White Dog Cafe is a leader in using environmentally sustainable, organic, and local foods from farms within 50 miles. Known for warm hospitality, and inspiring award-winning food, the White Dog's historic three brownstones offer charming and whimsical dog décor and artwork in its many unique dining spaces and outdoor dining on the sidewalk.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 386-9224
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Albert Alvarado
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (484) 451-7414
  • Neighborhood
    University City
  • Cross street
    On Sansom Street between 34th and 36th Street
  • Parking details
    Metered Street Parking is available surrounding the restaurant. Penn garage is available on 34th Street and Ludlow.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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What 5,375 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Contemporary American

5,375 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Continues to be consistent and good; both the food and drink is top notch.

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  2. TheZman

    Washington DC

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food! The gazpacho and mushroom soups were delicious! And the deviled eggs as good as advertised. Yvonne was helpful, attentive, but not closing. Salads were fresh and filling. The blueberry dessert was spectacular, and the peach rice pudding exceeded expectations. A great place we hadn't been to in almost 20 years! Still doing beautifully. Arf!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service at White Dog Cafe was truly exceptional. We went to the Cafe two nights in a row during our four night stay. Samantha was our server on both nights; be sure to request as your server because was always at our table just as I was thinking we needed her help. If you are a dog lover, be sure to go there. Dogs pictures, portraits, gratitude sayings to dogs, door handles, and statues are everywhere. A Cafe full of appreciation for its customers and canine lovers. Carla

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  4. Jackie

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal and great ambiance. We love the decorations and different room themes. The waiter was attentive and recommended drinks for my husband after finding out what he liked in a cocktail. Will keep coming back!

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  5. AlanB

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fantastic lunch prepared with amazing quality and care.

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  6. manger123

    New York City

    324 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    324 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always incredibly delicious food and inspired menu choices.

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  7. JeffG

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here. I enjoyed it so much I brought somebody with me this time, and we both loved our food. Staff is friendly and attentive, and the decor is phenomenal.

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  8. MichaelL

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Although many rooms were empty the hostess seared us in a small alcove with a boisterous party of about 12 . We were only two and could not hear each other. Our server noted the problem and was able to transfer us to a quiet table in an almost unoccupied room. Kudos to her. The bronzino was minuscule- sliced into four tiny chunks and not at all filling. The steak was fine!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good not great. Lamb dish was far too spicy and meal was pricy for the quality and portions provided.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, it was only quiet because I went very early (around 5pm). Pretty pricey but delicious food! Highly recommend the gazpacho.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from White Dog Cafe - University City using the Order Online button. White Dog Cafe - University City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 386-9224.

White Dog Cafe - University City is rated 4.6 stars by 5375 OpenTable diners.

White Dog Cafe - University City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for White Dog Cafe - University City

3420 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On Sansom Street between 34th and 36th Street
  • Neighborhood
    University City
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Metered Street Parking is available surrounding the restaurant. Penn garage is available on 34th Street and Ludlow.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Albert Alvarado
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 386-9224
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (484) 451-7414
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