White Dog Cafe - University City
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Been to the Haverford location a dozen times and always excellent. First time at this location and even better.
My son had a DR appointment @UofP so we met for lunch. I was early, seated immediately and given water. My waitress came over and brought me coffee and menus. When my son showed up the waitress brought him a drink and we ordered. Our food was brought in a timely fashion and was quite good. The smoked bacon on my avocado BLT on brioche was yummy and the Parmesan fries are to die for. And I shared!!
Our server was excellent and patient that we had the table for several hours! The experience was the best I have had in a while here.
Awesome waitress and great food!
We really enjoyed the restaurant. Foos was very good and "doggy" ambiance was great. Not inexpensive but definently worth a visit
Guest directed to wrong table, first and second courses arrived together, both tepid, pre-order drinks arrived after tepid food. All only saved by cheerful attitude of embarrassed waiter Cary. She deserves a raise.
Do stop by and enjoy this absolute unique gem of University city, Philadelphia
This place was wonderful! The decor was interesting and definitely kept my eyes open. I went with a few friends, were from the DMV area so we were looking for a combination of good food and a good vibe. This was definitely it! The food was so tasty and great portion size. Not too much food and the mimosas were LIGHT which means they were JUST RIGHT! You get what you pay for! The space was kind of tight but that didn’t matter after a drink or two! I’ll definitely be back!
Hannah was a great server too! Fast and friendly! TIP YOUR SERVERS!
Great food and good accommodations for vegetarians/vegans. The decor is fun too
Excellent as always. A neighborhood go to that manages to feel special every time
Great food. Prompt service. Relaxing atmosphere. Attentive staff. Entree came out too quickly after appetizers, but no rush to eat and leave.
Made a reservation for saturday brunch for my birthday and they sat us immediately. It looked busy so I was happy i made the reservation in advance. Our waitress was amazing we did the bottomless brunch special. She was upfront and said the bar was a little backed up so she put in orders for our next 3 refills to make sure we were getting our moneys worth, and continued to come over with pitchers to top us off. Food was amazing and they even gave me a little birthday gift, a scratch-off gift certificate to their family to restaurants!
the blackened cat fish was excellent. Flavors tingled my taste buds. the only vegetable were baby peppers, I would have preferred other veggie. other than that, it was wonderful.
Banana cake for dessert was ok.
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.
All fine. Accommodated hour early arrival.
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!
Food wasn’t the best, service was alright too.
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