White Dog Cafe - University City
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
Kennett Square Mushroom Soup
Truffle Crème Fraiche, Snipped Chives
Pork Belly Benedict
House Smoked Ironstone Creamery Pork Belly, Poached Eggs, Toasted Brioche, Pickled Onions, Rosemary-Maple Cream, Home Fries
The server was fabulous. The food was at best poor. The sandwiches were soggy and cold. The fries were served also cold. The champagne cocktails were great.
Love this place. Have been coming here for decades. Never disappoints.
The service the food and the ambience was wonderful
White Dog Cafe was absolutely incredible. I can’t say enough good things about it! The food was stellar, the bottomless brunch drinks were excellent, and the service was spot on. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience and I can’t recommend it enough.
We enjoyed our brunch very much and will definitely plan on coming back to try other meals.
Dined solo and sat at bar. Bartender/ server was so nice and attentive despite being crazy busy. Had a great cocktail and their burger and truffle fries- Both very tasty, slightly messy to eat as all really good burgers are.
Recommended by daughter, but she was unable to join me while studying for finals.
We made a reservation for outside days before and when we got there they said that there were two other reservations before us that needed to be seated. What is even the point of making a reservation if when you get there you’re not seated and wait 45 minutes when they said “about 10 minutes?” We ended up eating inside and the service was less than lack luster.
Food is amazing. They messed up
drink order but tried to play it off like they didn’t. Not a huge deal, but they never refilled our (empty) water glasses and offered a coffee refill and never came with it so the whole experience was kinda meh. I think this is probably because the staff are just way overworked (too many people there!) but still, for the price, the service should be more on-point.
Service was amazing. Food wasn't great🙃. It was also very clean
Catfish and truffle fries were outstanding
I could eat at this restaurant every day for a month and be happy. It's one of my favorite spots in the whole city.
The food was absolutely delicious! Our server Cierra was such a pleasure. She made the experience even more enjoyable with her presence. Wonderful Job to the chefs and staff.
Lovely Philly vibe with outstanding outdoor seating. Excellent energy, service, variety. Small plates, entrees. Something for everyone. Definitely recommend!
Everything was wonderful. Originally I ordered the tuna but they were all out. (Must be as good as it sounds!) I went with the burger, my mom had the chicken and my aunt had the pasta. We also ordered the deviled eggs and the cheese tray (needs salami and more bread lol) Had the rose, pinot grigio and a new drink called blueberry smash, with bourbon. Everything was wonderful. The server was very polite! The gentleman who took our temperature and seated us ( young man with braids) was super courteous. Everything was awesome. Looking forward to visiting again during my birthday!
Great food and great service!
I absolutely loved the place ! It was super friendly and very accommodating 💕
I definitely would return 💕
Good: Cute setting-- they really created an adorable outdoor space, perfect for dining and chatting. Friendly. Comfortable. Some food was good (Get the Kung Pao Cauliflower)
Bad: Service was painfully slow.
All in all: it's nice but it's not what it used to be. I would not go back.
The food was great. I didn't like any of the drinks. They were tart and tasteless, waste of money.
Sat 45 minutes after reservation. Given bottomless mimosas at 2:23 then told after the fact that it would end at 2:30. Poached egg was hard not runny on eggs benedict.
In the over 30 years going of going their that was the worst service that I have ever had at the white dog. Waitress forgot to bring out a round of drinks and the steak was great but our French fries were cold. Hopefully it was just that night. Used to be a great place.
Everything was great
It was great!
A friend and I visited White Dog for an afternoon meal on Saturday. I have been several times before and it was my friend’s first visit. We both loved our food and our server Christine was great-she was super cool and friendly!
Will be back again soon!
Just missing a faster attention in check inn
Such a cute restaurant with its theme, such amazing waitresses and waiters that are all so incredibly kind
This restaurant besides being a little dog crazy (and dog friendly) goes above an beyond to use local ingrediants and made from scratch meals. They have taken over 3-4 brownstones in a college part of Philly and they have kept many of the interior rooms intact so there are multiple dining areas each with a few tables and each quite different. Our waitress was wonderful, the food was top notch and the value was excellent. This was a great night out. They do have a large outside area open with heaters and tables outside. There is music from the bar down the street and the street is blocked off at night at least for walking only so if you want a little more action sitting outside is definately the way to go. All in all, when I am back in philly I will be back here.
La comida muy buena, pero pedí un entrante y se les olvidó. Se perdona. Realmente estoy esperando a otoño para ver si ponen el cordero que ellos hacen que es delicioso. En general muy bueno todo.
We went to White Dog Cafe for their bottomless brunch and it was a phenomenal experience. The food was delicious and service was great. We never had an empty mimosa glass. Choosing what to get as an entree was the most challenging part of our dining experience because everything sounded (and looked) incredible. I can't wait to go back!
Wonderful brunch, food was terrific, drinks outstanding and the service especially our server was the best. A can't miss for lunch, dinner or brunch.
Service was very slow and food was mediocre for the prices.
Service and atmosphere was great, nice outdoor seating area.
I went out to dinner with my boyfriend on a beautiful 70 degree day and sat outside- it was super crowde, but you wouldn’t know because all the patrons were extremely respectful and kept to an appropriate noise level. The food was amazing, such a different menu. I had the mushroom soup and the Thai steak noodles... soo good. We also got the vanilla bean creme
Brûlée... I’m obsessed with this place!
- Adorable place
- Very hard to social distance
- Our apps and entrees came out at the same time, and all before our drinks
- We ate fast so food didn't get cold- 4 plates and 4 drinks on a tiny 2 top
- Mushroom soup, deviled eggs, pork mac and cheese, and lamb bolognese were amazing
- Wanted the banana cheesecake, but apparently it was a menu error since they didn't have it so they subbed it with a mini coconut cake- no flavor at all
- We overheard that it was our servers first day which explains why we waited for forks, spoons, weren't offered dessert, waited forever for check, etc.- totally understand and she was sweet... but why wasn't anyone helping her?
- Passed about (5) employees on the way out, nobody said goodbye. Not crying or anything, but it's always weird to pass numerous hostesses without a thank you
Delicious food. Great staff. Gets very busy. Pick slower times for best selection and service
Food and service was outstanding! The ambiance was lovely in each room!!
We had a late lunch on a COVID Friday. Food was excellent, the bartender was good, and the Hop Devil on nitro was like dessert.
Service was excellent; when we first arrived, we were immediately greeted by a friendly host. The food was fantastic! We ordered the deviled eggs again because they're a favorite, and the pretzel bread was amazing - too delicious for words!! This most recent visit followed a trip to the zoo with our two boys; our 1 year old ended up sleeping through lunch in his carseat lol, but our 10 year old loved all the dog decor and the mac and cheese!
Charming, quiet, excellent food and wonderful service. Always a pleasure to dine at White Dog
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White Dog Cafe - University City is rated 4.6 stars by 4142 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.