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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined 8 hours 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

JC
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

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
84 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
12 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.

PA
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The White Dog is consistently excellent but my short ribs on 12/31/19 were WAY over salted. Maybe because it was NYE but I was disappointed for the first time ever.

OT
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

White Dog is my first choice...always.......lunch or dinner.
Sunday brunches just as good too.
I have many food allergies, intolerances, and they are SO accommodating. The waiters are very good, and go directly to the chef to make sure the allergies are addressed.
The food is basically farm to table and always too fresh and made to order!...The best.
The ambiance is spectacular.......something to look at in every direction.
The manager, Ed, is sooo nice and also too accommodating.
It is always a pleasurable experience....I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. Couples, family, single, etc....for
everyone! My husbands loves the desserts. ( I don't eat sweets)

NS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great. The biggest issue was the hostess stand. I felt bad for the people seated right next to that area. Also the wait wasn’t too long but when I got there I was told I’ll seat you in one second. 15 minutes later when I checked again she said it’ll five minutes. Insignificant. Jason our server was great. Food was excellent. Look forward to eating there again.

MM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner - service was on point and friendly!!!

EL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Made a reserve for 4:30 and was not aware that the Dining room does not available until 5. Since we had time limitations we did the bar. It was noisy, service was haphazard, and two of my table mates were not happy with their food. Mushroom soup was great, but my spicy lamb pasta had no flavor. Really disappointed. Loved this place in the past.

AO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I have been dining at White Dog for over 3 or 4 years and each time was impressive. This morning... was no different. Inviting hosts set the tone for a nice relaxing Sunday Brunch. My server (regrettably missed her name) was very inviting and friendly. As per the usual, the dishes were plated very nicely and had both bold and subtle flavors that worked together to offer a pleasant mouth-feel and taste bud experience. Thank you for another enjoyable dining experience. People too often forget the gift they are given when quality food is matched by its service.

o
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

When I booked the reservation a few weeks ago I specified the library, which I did not get
Instead we got a wobbly table with chairs and a bench. I really do not prefer bench seating, sitting next to someone you do not know hearing their entire conversation.
Don’t know why if you specify a stand alone table instead more and more of these restaurants are opting for this type of seating in order to cram more people in.
All in all it was a good night and our server was outstanding.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Some items were sold out, but we had a late reservation on Christmas Eve, so it was understandable. Food and Service were fabulous.

JS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve with family

BB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As usual, the service was phenomenal. All of the servers were in the holiday spirit, wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and, in some cases, stocking caps. The food was really good. And, we had a fun time. Thank you!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Xmas eve lunch. One and a half hours to receive entree. Bizarre experience. Manager was supposed to stop by but never did. Sad.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had a reservation and waited more than 20 minutes for our table. Not good!

L
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The waitress was really good about dealing with a challenging table (one person was late and another few moved around around ed table) and the food was deli and fresh. The table was a bit cramped and noisy. The waitress was fabulous but could have been more knowledgeable about ingredients, as she tended to give very succinct answers.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good atmosphere. The room is warm and inviting. There is a lot to look at and absorb. Perfect for a first date. The food is very good quality. My only negative was it was a little loud the particular night we went. Very good service. Overall great experience.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s 40th at the White Dog in Wayne. Our server, Ellis was awesome. He had great recommendations for what paired well on the menu. He was also very attentive. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food and the ambiance. The manager, Ed was incredibly understanding when we found out last minute that a couple in our party had to cancel unexpectedly. Everything exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was a letdown. Disappointing with food and very loud atmosphere.

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