White Dog Cafe - University City
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Food was great! Environment quiet enough to hold a conversation.
Overall we love White Dog so we will always give 5 stars for the restaurant itself but this visit was just average at best. We will stick to the Wayne location which always has excellent service. There was nothing above or beyond about today’s lunch though my Nashville Hot Catfish Sandwich was good and hubby enjoyed his burger. We usually get crazy great service in Wayne.
This is a classic spot on Penn's campus and the original owner was a farm to table pioneer. I enjoy it every time I go.
We had a great time celebrating our daughter’s birthday! We had our own space and great service. The food was delicious and the dessert was amazing!
What a wonderful meal we just had at White Dig university city. With the exception of some very loud people at the large table next to us, the meal was simply perfect. Looking forward to returning soon to taste more menu items.
Went for a weekend brunch - dining area was extremely loud. It was louder than a bar. I was unable to hold conversation with my party.
I ordered the grilled swordfish special entree with quinoa risotto and a very unusual mushroom and it was fabulous. My daughter had the burger, which she loved. The servers were friendly and efficient.
Excellent service. Food was amazing.
Love the White Dog always. Food choices, service and ambiance are great. Please serve toast with omelets!
Had very poor service. A waitress having a bad night and very mediocre food. Not a great experience. Always had a good experience at your Wayne location.
PERFECT AS ALWAYS!!!
LOVE THIS PLACE
Great place - We were there before and brought two new bees this time - everyone was very happy - well done
Went before PSU vs Iowa men’s basketball game at the Palestra...great choice...was like a PSU tailgate!
Great food and service! Glad I decided last minute to make a reservation on Open table because within 15 minutes the place went from almost empty to packed!
We had brunch at the White Dog Cafe two times during our trip to Philadelphia. The servers were very attentive, the coffee was excellent, and we really enjoyed our meals both times. I particularly enjoyed the apple pie french toast!
Overall a great experience. The food was average and over-priced.
Cute place and reminded me of a more modern Dandelion on the inside in a way.
Great service staff!
i've been to white dog on several occasions for brunch and it's been mixed experiences. tonight was my first time there for dinner and i was so impressed! excellent server (julius i believe), amazing food and reasonable portions. romantic, cozy ambiance was only slightly dampened by large party at the table next to us but the tables were spacious enough to not feel too loud
Excellent food with a beautifully designed interior and professional, attentive service.
Farm to table. Amazing dog themed decor. Amazing rooms. Wonderful food.
This. Place. Was. Wonderful!!
Disappointing. Have been multiple times and always enjoyed it. The waiter was nice but kinda clueless. Service was very slow and they were not to capacity. Waited a long time for food. Drinks were good and appropriately priced. Eggs were over done. My salad was WAY overpriced! $22 for a mushroom udon salad with tofu and there was one slice of mushroom (there was a good size of tofu). I would not have opted for it had I paid attention to the price. While it was tasty, it was an obscene price especially given the quantities. Bathrooms were not clean and doors didn’t lock on all of the doors.
Not hurrying back after this experience.
One of our favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. I always look forward to the cheese platter for dessert. Love the decor, although some tables/rooms can be cramped. Service and food always terrific.
We were in room with several tables, but we could still talk and hear each other. The food was fantastic, the room was beautiful and it was a wonderful evening.
Meal at 3:30. 2 adults, 3 kids. Service was just slow. Our entrees didn’t come out until 20 minutes after we finished our appetizer. Then 20% gratuity was added on automatically. A little odd. Food was very good.
Have loved this place for years! Meal was delicious, staff lovely.
Christmas dinner with family and friends
It was exceptional. Great food with a focus on farm to table fresh. They have a dog lover theme which resonated with us. Absolutely will return and highly recommend.
Amazing brunch and service. Can’t wait to go back.
Once again, The White Dog Cafe blew us away with their delicious food and outstanding service. This is a restaurant not to be missed. Go there, get pampered and well fed by a wonderful staff.
Food was great, and drinks were good as well. Loved the bread and honey sea salt butter!
Love the rolls and butter. Service was friendly and food was great.
The service was so great, all staff was so kind and helpful, the menu is good, plenty of vegetarian options and non-vegetarian options for the variety of people in my family, and The most beautiful setting
Prefect brunch! Plate setting is so pretty
We love the white dog. Everything pleases the senses in this place.
Thank you for the great review! We love that you love the White Dog Cafe! Looking forward to your next visit with us and thank you again!
Very pleasant experience, great service, fresh food, amazing dessert, fantastic decor - original!
Have always loved White Dog. We had not been in years, and really loved the updated decor - sensational!
The server was inaudible, repeatedly thanked us “for our patience” to cover up her lack of service, and got our bill wrong. I appreciate the question about allergies and the manager’s willingness to correct the servers hasty mistake (“there aren’t any x in that item”). However, this was not the quality experience we had enjoyed a year ago at the White Dog Cafe.
My daughter, granddaughter were underwhelmed by the brunch menu. My granddaughter’s Farmer’s breakfast eggs were very runny and she ate only one (just one piece of toast?) to make up for it, I ordered the 3 Whoopie Pies. Tasty cake makes them fresher and more Tasty. The small room was noisy when a college group came in to celebrate.
Very disappointed in this choice to celebrate our friend’s birthday. The service was so poor that we will consider other options in Philly for our next brunch.
it was our first time here, and we definitely will be back!! cute spot all decorated for the holidays :) the staff was fantastic & were so cute about my friend's bday! thank you!!
Not happy. 5 people shoved into a small banquette and 6th person left to sit on a chair in the middle of a busy aisle with a seat so low felt like a little child at the adults table. Didn’t bring enough menus. Brought 5 rolls for 6 people. No spoons or sugar with coffee. Disappointing and expensive for what we received.
Hello Suzie, we're very sorry about your last visit to White Dog Cafe. Your feedback helps us get better and we will be addressing these issues to resolve them promptly. Thank you again for the review and we hope to see you again to show you our improvement.