White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.7
5989 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 5989 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pamarcia
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The White Dog is an upscale restaurant with whimsical decor, mostly to do with dogs. You can choose to sit in the garden room or the library or the kitchen or thelovely tent outside. We love their Manhattans!

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Skyler
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

White dog's staff is always very welcoming and the food is great. We brought a two year old with us and it was not an issue at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrating a birthday. Delicious brunch. Friendly waitress. Let us move to covered area from front outside area. Much quieter and festive under the tent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome. Would definitely want him to take care of us again because he did a great job.

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vipDoreenB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on delicious food, good service and a nice ambiance at the White Dog Cafe. The staff went out of their way to make our birthday celebration special.

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vipBarbS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were great . We all had fish entrees that were wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening, as always! We always have a great experience with you. Your staff goes above and beyond to create a special dining experience regardless of how busy you are…

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Food was delicious and our server Tina was wonderful. I especially enjoyed the Tuna Tartare and the Mixed Berries Cream puff.

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MarialePR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, delicious food, the service is very nice!!

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Carolineh1014
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous first time experience at this restaurant. Food and service were on point even though it was super busy. Will definitely be back!

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CorinneG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, and the wait staff was incredibly attentive. 100% recommend!

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vipCassieR
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always have a great experience. Wonderful food and amazing atmosphere. Ordered one of the brunch specials and it was fantastic. My only complaint was the bloody Mary’s came out very watery with a ton of pepper in the bottom.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went there with kids for the first time. We all loved it. We love the place already. Highly recommend their mushroom soup, tuna tartare from starters. Their burger with truffle fries is always a big hit. Oysters from Maine were a party in my mouth! And the chocolate turtle brownie was oh my!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun and my friend loved it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual!

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NancyK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was a terrific experience except for one thing: we never ate there before and requested outdoor seating. We did not realize there was covered and open outdoor seating. It was quite uncomfortable for us to be in the open seating with no shade. We would have preferred when checking in if we were offered the choice of covered outdoor seating. Other than that, fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food. Katarina was our waitress and did a fine job.

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Diane
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank u for my gift card! Nice touch🎉

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Louise
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Then only problem was that it was cold outside and you had no heat lamps. Fire hazard under the tent, I was told. But, always like the White Dogs in Haverford and Bryn Mawr.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside and there were no heat lamps. That would have been nice, it was cold.

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vipJoyce
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treating a friend for lunch. We were greeted immediately and seated on time. Our server was friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. We will be back again. Love, love, love the decor.

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Elsa
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, server was considerate, helpful and friendly, environment was very pleasant. Great for both a casual lunch or fancy dinner.

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Fancyfreebob
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fabulous food. Spicy lamb rigatoni was delicious, as was the roasted chicken. Service was a tad slow, though the server was quite pleasant. The table clearer was indifferent.

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vipSandraK
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and decor!
Seated quickly to a beautiful room.
Kelly our waitress was great, as well as servers, hostesses.
Food and drinks were incredible, esp the mushroom soup and truffle fries!
A great friendly gem to celebrate Mother’s Day!! 🌹

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day - great food & service!

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NATHALIE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and ambiance. Quiet , great for family gathering or catching up with friends.

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vipLizA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Loved the outdoor seating area set up.

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Battle941
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful brunch for our first Mother's Day! They were very accommodating for our 4 month old.

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vipChad
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Most recent visit was for Mothers Day, an annual tradition for us. With White Dog being closed most of 2020, it's been over a year since we've been able to visit.

Our reservations were for a 10am "brunch" and were very disappointed to see that their menu has been significantly pared down. The only breakfast option from the menu was eggs—no sweets like waffles, pancakes, beignets that we previously *loved*, etc. There was only 1 special for Mothers Day and it was… eggs! Crispy pork hash w/ eggs. Sounds great, but playing the same note as the rest of the menu—heavy and savory. Not great with a cup of coffee at brunch.

It will be a while until we go back again and will look for some menu updates / expanded options before making our next visit.

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vipVicky
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Request for outside not considered. Had to settle for a table inside. Hostess staff was not welcoming or even gracious. Narrow selection on the menu. Unbelievably skimpy, expensive salad. The a la carte bread and butter is worth getting. Our waiter was lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our son's graduation at the White Dog in Wayne. The food and service was excellent. We chose to sit outside under the tent even though the weather was cold (still wary of dining inside). My son and I both had the filet mignon, which was great and cooked perfectly. My husband loves the lamb shank and our older son enjoyed the farm to table chicken. We also enjoyed the cheese board. The turtle brownie was scrumptious. All in all it was a wonderful meal and graduation celebration.

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John
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It would’ve been better if we were at least offered a drink when we got there. We waited a good amount of time prior to any service.

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vipJunelovers
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks (to the top!), wonderful service and the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service as always....will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the double burger was so good 😊 only thing I forgot to add was bacon. I’ll make sure to do so next time!

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MindaM
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You know you're going to like a restaurant when the host/hostesses have a personality. You may think that is a standard feature - but no, it is not. These days. They were smiling ( under their masks of course, but you could tell ) joking around while on top of their game, recognizing regular customers and just generally welcoming ! The person(s) who seated us was even happy to hear all about our dog including us sharing a picture ! Brownie points right there ! And, we heard from our server it was their first night !

Hope you like dogs. There are dogs everywhere. On the walls in all kinds of frames, big china dogs, little china dogs, in the bathrooms - whoever designed the restaurants, which also have so many other aesthetic points of interest, is TALENTED. I loved the warmth and coziness, the separate rooms - from the outside it just does not look as interesting as it does inside so it's a great surprise !

I suppose I should mention the food LOL - husband had these little sweet oysters from the west coast which he proclaimed to be excellent, and we shared the bread. You gotta have the bread, people. We had trout with a cornbread stuffing and shrimp bernaise and is their a better sauce because I don't think so, the roast chicken with butterbeans in some heavenly sauce and creme brulee for dessert. Everything was so perfectly cooked, presented, seasoned - and our waiter was wonderful.

Restaurant like this are why I love to dine out. Why I will never take the challenging hospitality industry for granted. White Dog Cafe is doing all of the things right. Thanks for a great evening !

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vipmelissaG
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of my absolute favorites.  They almost never let me down, the food is always great! I was very sad a few weeks ago when I went to eat at the bar and found it was now required to have a reservation. My husband was away and I got up the nerve to go out by myself only to be turned away. For some reason the hostess was a bit clueless and didn't comprehend the situation. I didn't say anything so she never knew that she caused such an emotional response. Obviously I got past it since we went there the next week for our anniversary.  

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good to be back! This I has been one of my favorite restaurants since it opened years ago. This time, as always, the greeting at the front was welcoming with laughter Included. I had the special and my guest had the salmon. I started with the mushroom soup which is not on my diet, but irresistible. She had the fresh oysters. Drinks from the bar were just right. They are carefully observing Covid regulations. So, excellent food, drink and service in a warm, safe environment. Perfect experience!

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clergy
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was good. Nice atmosphere.

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White Dog Cafe - Wayne is rated 4.7 stars by 5989 OpenTable diners.

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