White Dog Cafe - Wayne

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The White Dog Cafe is known for it's unusual blend of award winning contemporary American cuisine, civic engagement and environmental sustainability. We only use the finest ingredients from farms that practice sustainable farming methods and all of our seafood comes from sustainable sources, while our wine list includes quality varietals from american vineyards.
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Specials

Wine Down Mondays

All bottles of wine are half-priced during dinner with the purchase of an entree.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 27, 2019

Ends: June 28, 2118

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-9:30PM

What 5106 People Are Saying
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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect and well worth the trip from Royersford. We had the Kennet Mushroom soup, fried pickles, white dog red wine, special cheeseburger (Best of Philly), and the short rib entree. Everything was great! Phil, our server was knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Great first trip!

C
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Sadly, this was very disappointing, I ordered swordfish and it was served raw. The manager took the plate back and brought complementary soup- delicious; however when the fish came back, the thicker part was still undercook and now the salad was also warm (avocado and tomatoes) I am guessing for sitting under the lamp while the fish cooked. For Saturday’s night dinner before dinner rush (6 pm) this was a very unfortunate error. I was offered plate of cookies to go, I think the fish should have been taken off the check. This is my first bad experience at White Dog, but bad enough that I am not sure I will be returning.

j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall Great experience! and great atmosphere.

CE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambience. I hope the manager sees my review - our server was trying too hard and she must had interrupted our conversation 10 times. I just wanted to eat some good food in peace with my companion. I am happy with water, thank you, no really I am sure for the 10th time. And no thank you I really have no room for any coffee or dessert because the entree portion is twice I normally eat and there is still food left on my place. I am sure. Positive. No need to ask me again. I think servers should get it that if we need something, we will ask. The constant disturbance was really just way over the top regardless of their cultural background.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Average in pretty much every way possible except for the prices. Not sure I’ll be back

D
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never be disappointed again in choosing a dinning venue. Choose White Dog Cafe every time. Perfect for an easy lunch with a friend/friends, business or special occasion. Wait staff is top shelf, very engaging in a professional manner. Menu changes seasonally but it is a menu that makes you think as there are so many choices that are sure to please even if you have a favorite go to.

P
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, the White Dog was its usual very good self. Service was fine, food very good, excellent cocktail and wine. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone--it's first rate.

D
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and friendly vibe keep us coming back often to the 1st rate restaurant.

SF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun

LD
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional all around!

ML
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a fantastic meal there. Everything was fresh and delicious. The service was fabulous and our server had many good recommendations. The menu changes with the seasons. The restaurant itself is very nicely decorated. Overall, I highly recommend.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service with Adam! Food was wonderful with different options. Would definitely recommend!!

J
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service. They were mindful of my food allergies, which was much appreciated!

JM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the mushroom soup and tuna melt. Both were perfection. Fresh and delicious. Love the ambience.

HO
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Our experience was less than stellar. Sunday noon reservation got seated on time. Waitress took forever to take our drink order, then forever to take food order (20 mins???) then we watched as tables that got seated after us got their food. We asked what was status of food we were told a chef got taken to the hospital. OK makes sense why things slowed down but not why other tables got their food first. Waitress said "yah that doesn't make sense" no more explanation, odd. We finally got our food 65 mins after being seated and my eggs benedict was just warm, other 2 meals were just pancakes!! We were offered some compensation on next visit, which frankly we will have to think twice about. Asked for something on current bill since we aren't sure we are coming back took off $15 in drinks. The manager never made and effort to talk to us but we were told he said to give us the voucher so he was aware of the situation. Thinking the waitress didn't get our order submitted on a timely basis to start.

ER
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good for service and food. We always like to come here when we are in town.

TK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is not your choice if you want a normal, boring steak and potato. Everything is farm to table, unique and so fresh but you have to be open to trying new things and new tastes together. Trust the chefs, they know what they are doing! I had the WM2 cocktail, it was so refreshing and sweet and for dinner had the Short Rib with potato salad and green beans. I would never have put all of those flavors together on my own but the combination just made the flavors pop. Our only disappointment is we didn't have room for dessert!

RK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time taking my 85 year old mother to lunch here. Very nice experience, great personnel, good food & a unique ambiance. I will go again.

MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service here is amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Loved the extra attention given. Ours was a birthday and the card when we sat down and the dessert made the day for the one celebrating for special occasions. Food was great however one dish was missing a critical component and we were not told ahead of dish arriving to the table. It turns out the item was below their standard so it was left off which we are very grateful for but if a major part of the dish won’t be there it should be relayed to the customer before completion. However, upon telling our server ( Hannah’s the best) the situation was quickly rectified by she and the manager and the resolution was above and beyond IMO. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

I have eaten here many times. May not again. Worst meal I have ever had there. Chicken was fatty and had horrible barbecue sauce all over it. Was not what menu stated. Surprisingly terrible meal.

LW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always look forward to coming to town and dining at The White Dog - love the ambiance & decor!

D
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to go for special occasions. Wish the prices were a little less

A
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We planned dinner with another couple who live a couple hours from us and picked the White Dog Cafe because it was at a central point and highly rated on Open Table.

Our high expectations were completely exceeded by the delightful staff including our excellent server, Hannah, and Lauren, the manager. In addition, our appetizers, entrees, cocktails, wine and dessert were all delicious and special. Everything about this restaurant made us feel welcome, comfortable and valued as customers.

Despite the hour drive from our home, we are already thinking up reasons to return with friends to the White Dog Cafe.

Thank you for a perfect evening!

MS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food, generous portions. White Dog never disappoints!

DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My “go to” when I’m in Bryn Mawr when in the mood for comfort combined with the unique. Fantastic kitchen, gracious staff... love this place.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We each ordered the crab wedge salad. There was very little crab. Some of the old lettuce had not been removed from the wedge ahead of time. In general not a robust wedge salad for the money.
Waiter was fine

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ken was a great waiter and very accommodating

s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and food was excellent. Sevice was also outstanding.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was there for AlphaBravo K9 charity dinner. Excellent service by very nice young lady. So wish I could remember her name. She had a very pretty tattoo on her forearm which I commented on. Anyway, she was excellent in her suggestions and based on the numerous tables she was tasked with, she was spot on in service.

Food was excellent as always. You really cannot go wrong with any dish or special.

Give White Dog Cafe a try, you will not be disappointed.

JN
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

We were VERY disappointed at our most recent visit to the Wayne location. The appetizer "Carrot Hummus" was practically tasteless. The Pita bread was warm and very good so we ate it and made a note not to order it in the future. Drinks came and were very good. 2 of our party ordered the Short Ribs. It came with Green Beans smothered in a tomato roulade that was too spicy and did not go with the taste of the ribs. One portion was of a good size the other person got about half of the quantity of meat and most of that was fat. We should have sent it back. The 3rd person in our party ordered fish and he liked his meal very much so maybe avoid the ribs. Deserts very of a good size portion and very good. Over all it was $200 for a tasteless appetizer, 4 drinks, 1 really bad entree, 1 good and 1 fair entree and 3 desserts. Probably won't be back to this White Dog Cafe. Have had better meals at the Haverford one.

BH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fundraiser held here. My first time at White dog! Spectacular experience! Will be back!!!

NW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great decor, friendly service...this place is sure to please!

JB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The White Dog always has great food and service. The only issue was the small round table in the patio room. It was not big enough for our party of 6 and it was not comfortable.

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Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We ordered a bottle of wine (red blend) which the server gave to my husband to try. Obviously the wine had a lot of sediment because my husband's glass was full of the sediment. My husband mentioned this to the server hoping the wine would have been decanted and filtered; however, the server said yeah that happens sometimes and walked away. Needless to say not very happy about this.... Perhaps a little education needed for the servers and decanting when sediment noticed. A little attention to the details.

BS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband, daughter, and I had lunch to celebrate our 50th wedding annIversary. We much prefer lunch to dinner. Our appetizers, entree salads, and desserts were excellent--as was the service.

LZ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The albacore Tuna open face sandwich was delicious as well as the mushroom soup. Our server Matt made our experience so pleasant. He answered questions about the food and went the extra effort to find out from the chef how the tuna was prepared. I love the Wayne location. The kitchen room is so bright and pleasant.

HS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the White Dog! My daughter goes to Villanova and whenever I am in town we head over for dinner. We have gotten the same waiter several times, Jason, and he is fantastic. The food and service are excellent, and it has a very cool laid back atmosphere. I highly recommend.

L
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is my birthday and the perfect place to celebrate. We had a terrific waitress: cheerful, attentive, and competent.

SG
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food, the ambiance, and the drink called “bees knees”. Definitely a must try!

AH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience is never short of AMAZING! Beautiful spot on the patio! We enjoyed everything from the delicious honey gin cocktails to the salmon and very light and tasty stuffed shells. Our server was fun, kind, attentive and made our evening very special! Can’t wait to go back!

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