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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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

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow, but we were in no rush. Hanger steak was fair. Duck was delicious and done perfectly. Lamb shank was an enormous portion and wonderful.

TP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The restaurant was very crowded and a bit noisy and parking was really a challenge. Might try on a weekend or before noon on a weekday.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful

AO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again, another fine meal from White Dog, with exceptional service to match. I was greeted very warmly and politely by the hostess. She was very kind and seemed to be holding down the fort well. Matt took care of my dining today. He was quick, professional, and welcoming. Onto the food: the salad is always my go-to. Smooth, creamy goat cheese, light but bold creme fraiche, and salty/crunchy/chewy polenta croutons balanced the fresh tang of the balsamic. All those flavors line up magnificently with the earthiness of the fresh gold and purple beets; finished with a bit of a palate cleanser (the watermelon radishes). Then came the Soup and Sandwich combo. As usual, the KSM Soup was delicious. Earthy and mellow, it paired well with the bite of the Chives, as well as the Truffle Creme Fraiche. Finally for the sandwich, I ordered the Green Meadow Farm Smoked Ham sandwich. Important to note, Onion Poppy Seed buns have always been a favorite, so this just fell right in line. Briny and smoky, the ham was a perfect partner for the Celery Root an even chew with a nice crunch. The Gruyere added a smooth, creamy sweetness and countered the spicy brown mustard very well. All in all, I was impressed and satisfied once again.

JA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with old friends.

ES
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has always been consistently fantastic. There was an option for each of my girls (15, 13, and 11) as well as my aunt and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Many clean plates all around the table.

D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting with delicious food and attentive staff.

T
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing was wonderful

a
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had reservation and waited almost half hour.. by the time we were seated, we were squished between two loud groups. We decided to move to the bar, where the bartender was more focused on making sure the napkins were at perfect angle and going to the back whenever he could. We asked for our drinks 3x and thankfully the other bartender was competent and picked up the slack. The food was amazing and a much better experience once we received better service from someone who was clearly on top of her job. We made sure she got the credit and the tip!

C
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a fantastic restaurant. We had terrific service. There’s an wonderful energy in the restaurant. Excellent decor. The most important thing, the food was amazing literally amazing. Cannot wait to go back. Thanks to our server for exquisite attention to detail

K
E. Tennessee
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Warm and inviting restaurant with great food. My only negative comment is related to my confirmed reservation, which didn’t give me any value. I arrived on time & was told I would have to wait until customers paid their bill & left. I did notice empty tables in the bar but thought I would be seated in another area. I waited 10 minutes and was then seated at one of the bar tables that had been open the entire time.

B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, as always.

SF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to White Dog any chance we can get. AMAZING food, fun place to go, and great service.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Cinnamon donuts were fantastic!

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our entrees came out cold, so we sent them back to the kitchen. Instead of preparing new dishes (both were fish), our plates were either microwaved or stuck in the oven for too long. When they came out again 15 minutes later, the fish was so tough it was inedible. We ate a few bites because we were too hungry to wait again, but ultimately had to send the food back because it was too hard to stomach. To the restaurant's credit, they removed both entrees from our bill, but it was a disappointing experience all around.

SF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been taking my parents here every time they visit for years. They love it so much, they requested going for both brunch and dinner in one weekend. My dad is quite the "foodie," so quite the complement coming from him!

JC
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a business associate for lunch. Service was great, food was excellent. Always a nice atmosphere and the decor is interesting and fun.

SC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the table by the window with 2 large winged back chairs! Server was very good. Love the ambiance. Food very tasty - especially the Brussel sprouts! Wine over priced but delicious.

AD
Galway
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I have been to the Haverford location a few times and love it there. I was excited to try this location. I made a reservation and when I thought I was going to be late I called and they said no problem. I did arrive right at the end of the 15 minute grace period window. Upon arrival, I was told our table was being set. Then was told he had the wrong table and that the people weren't finished yet. We were eventually offered a table in the bar area. Being on a time crunch, we took the table in the bar area. It was a tiny table squeezed into a corner by the vestibule. I'm not one to get upset by table location, but this time I was not happy at all. Just wondering if we had arrived exactly on time if we would have still had to wait for our table we reserved. I did notice a lot of people did not have reservations. We might have been better off not having one. The server was nice, but she was the only one servicing the whole bar area. Thank goodness the food is so good.

KA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I enjoy lunch at White Dog in Wayne several times a year. Always a lovely experience.

CR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to White Dog since it opened and have never been disappointed. We go there all of the time for brunch. When my kids are home that’s where they want to go.

DC
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Love the restaurant and frequent it often. Food and ambiance are both great. Only complaint is that 70% of the time we have to wait anywhere from 10-15mins for a table even with reservations. It is so common that we just expect to wait. They should remedy this one annoying matter.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great as usual, noise level in back room was terrible and way too loud

FA
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner last night was fantastic! Lindsey, our server could not have been sweeter! She engaged w our group, adding fun to the conversation and time spent at WD. We really enjoyed her company. She made the whole experience a memorable one for us.

DR
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at White Dog Cafe tonight was EXCELLENT!! Our first time back in a while!!! Our waiter, Artella, was great and very friendly! For drinks, Mom and I had water, and Dad had Temple Tea, which is iced tea served with lime, honey, and pomegranate. He liked it. For appetizers, we ordered the Mushroom Flat Bread, our favorite! It has mushrooms, lettuce, goat cheese, caramelized onions, and truffle oil. It was DELICIOUS!! Dad ordered the Apple Salad, which has apples, toasted walnuts, apple chutney, Danish blue cheese, bitter greens, and a champagne vinaigrette dressing. He really enjoyed it! We also had fresh bread and butter too. For the main course, Mom ordered the Verlasso Salmon, which was cooked perfectly, and was served with parsnips, mushrooms, leeks, and was served in a brown butter sauce. Dad ordered the Roasted Swordfish, which he loved!! It was cooked perfectly, and was served with roasted garlic ceci beans, broccoli rabe, a sofrito vinaigrette sauce, and toasted bread crumbs. I ordered the Birch Beer Glazed Short Rib, which was to die for!! It was served with a warm potato salad, smoked bacon, and spinach. I HIGHLY recommend it!! We also had Baked Mashed Potatoes too. They were yummy! For dessert, Mom had regular Le Colombe Coffee, with sugar and milk. Mom also ordered the Whoopie Pies, which she really liked! They came in three different flavors. They were chocolate with marshmallow, red velvet with cream cheese, and molasses with brown butter maple. I ordered the chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup and a sugar dog biscuit cookie. It was yummy!! Dad ordered the banana cake, which he loved!! Ed, the general manager, came by to our table to say hello and see how our food was. He always makes us feel welcome each time we visit! Looking forward to coming back again soon!

SP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!!!

D
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall food great! I love
Their mushroom soup and cauliflower salad
With mint

TS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got together with friends for drinks and appetizers during Happy Hour, and we were very pleased with the overall quality of the food and service. The small plates suited our needs for the evening. Shaved cauliflower salad, meatball sliders, cheese plate and the double bacon cheeseburger were all super! Great evening at the White Dog!

R
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The White Dog in Wayne is known for its delicious food. Don't miss the mushroom soup. If you have never been there, make a reservation and GO. You will not be disappointed.

The service is quite good - very attentive and helpful.

Parking is easy and at times there is valet parking.

m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

i was disappointed by the quality of the food. Given that and the moderately high prices it did not represent a good value.

CC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Never disappointed with the food at White Dog in Wayne. The server seems a little less attentive than those we’ve had in the past - they weren’t as busy as they usually are on a Sunday. It was good and we’ll go back.

SD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Yvette was great! Always a fun evening here.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Especially Mike G as the host and Ned M as the chef. No doubt this is one of the best restaurants on the Main Line.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere delicious food. Get the Brussels sprouts! Service was just ok and some menu items really overpriced for what you get.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A beautiful setting in which to celebrate a special occasion!

JG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Fish entree undercooked and warm when arrived. Pork dish was disappointing and I ordered regular fries and received truffle fries, not good.

DB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

My food was awful abs shame on me for not complaining. Matt our server never asked although he must have seen my plate. I ordered eggs Benedict with avocado. The avocado was 3/4 brown that I had to pick apart. The home fries were dead and looked to be days old. The decaf coffee and lemon water were the highlights. Pretty costly for $28 including tip.

T
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

not worth the money. Nice atmosphere but been there twice and both times had terrible experience. Food is very overpriced for what you get. They do make an effort to make it look good but the quality is not there. For three people (me and two kids) I paid over $50 for brunch. Both kids did not like their meals nor me. Waitress didn't really care about the order either way or checking on everyone. Twice is enough, not going back.

DR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new year's day brunch. Food is excellent and we enjoy the staff and customers in pyjamas. Elegant, excellent service. We have gone many times to the White Dog and are never disappointed.

JM
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner. Had lower expectations because so many restaurants do not live up to their normal standards on holidays. WDC was wonderful in every aspect. The food was great, served hot and timely! Service was on point. Didn’t disappoint at all.

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