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White Dog Cafe - Wayne, Wayne, PA

White Dog Cafe - Wayne

4.6
4.6
6649 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 108 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 225-3700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Greg Maloney

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 328-9209

  • Neighborhood

    Wayne

  • Parking details

    For the convenience of our guests White Dog Cafe offers a complimentary valet service during lunch hours Monday through Friday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,649 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western Suburbs

    Great for Brunch

  • Western Suburbs

    Contemporary American

  • Western Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. NP

    NicolaP

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening dining outside - our meal was top notch (Greek salad and lamb bolognese), service attentive and the rose terrier cocktail delish! We’ll be back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal on a perfect summer evening. The food was as interesting and delicious as always, and service was friendly and attentive. The dining patio ambience was cozy, with the only negative being the traffic noise from Lancaster Avenue.
  3. CS

    CSwizz

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Going to the White Dog Cafe in Wayne is always a delight!
  4. JM

    JMSD

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious and service is great! It is our favorite spot for dinner when we visit my daughter at Villanova. Highly recommend!
  5. RG

    RoseG

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love White Dog Cafe..the mushroom soup is amazing.The service is excellent..our favorite place!
  6. B

    Bonpaul

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We had a 430 reservation for three on Sunday. The restaurant was relatively empty. It took over an hour to get our food and there was no bread or anything like that brought to our table. All we ordered were soups and salads so there really wasn’t anything that needed long prep time. The waiter mentioned that he alone was taking care of 13 tables. It did seem as though there were staff members sort of mulling around. We were rather concerned because we had tickets to a show in Philadelphia which we mentioned. Under the circumstances they did the best they could. It was clear they were understaffed.
  7. M

    Mags

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Superior mixologists behind the bar with beautiful old school manners, top notch food. Highly recommend.
  8. SL

    SusanL

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Out of bread Waitress made a few mistakes from our order
  9. DM

    DonnaM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The trout was wonderful! And our waiter was great. We would have liked to stay longer, but we were sitting under an air conditioning vent that was blowing cold air the entire time and we were freezing! Why do the vents blow directly on customers? Also, I’ve learned to avoid the covered patio. It’s noisy!
  10. GI

    GerryI

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    White Dog Wayne is consistently excellent and our favorite place to eat!
  11. G

    Guest

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the covered patio…was a gorgeous day. Our server (Sarah) was fantastic. Food was very good. Truly enjoyable brunch. Only distraction was a table nearby with loud, young children screeching.
  12. B

    Bearsmama

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    White Dog has been a staple of ours over the years-brunch on Sundays, informal, family b-day dinners, etc. We always felt that it was a little above average suburban spot for consistently good food. However, I think our assessment has changed. At our most recent visit, service was sub par and so was the food. Server was kind, but clearly overwhelmed. Took a long time to get drinks. Apps came quickly-which was nice. But then dinner lagged. Timing of dishes was just off. Our meals were mediocre at best. Our son had the burger which has consistently been very good. Other than that, MEH. Scallops had no flavor and legit appeared to be the most boring looking meal on the planet. Giant mound of potato salad on my husbands plate which was tasty but odd. I get the “summer style” BBQ feel of some of the entrees; however, plating, appearance of food, etc., was just OFF. The worst part of any MEH dining experience is the feeling of being forgotten about. Sure, when the food is mediocre it’s a bummer, but attentive service, the clearing of plates in a timely fashion, and the general sense of being “taken care of” go a long way to make up for blah food or an off night. We at in front of dirty plates for a super long time. I’ve read that diners will more happily put up with not being greeted immediately than have to wait to have their meals cleared and check dropped. I think that’s true. Listen, we realize this is not a NYC (or even Philly!) restaurant. But White Dog used to have a little something special going on. No one seemed to care about our dining experience. Which is a bummer. Even Taco Bell cares.
  13. JF

    JuliaF

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Sat outside under an umbrella because I had my little dog with me. Staff was very pleasant. I ordered the Eggs Bennie: eggs were over cooked (probably because of liability issues). I should have requested more hollandaise since the sauce was scant...made for a rather dry meal. Ordered the Panna Cotta with peach compote which I thought was inspired. Others at my table thought it too sweet. I love Panna Cotta and I found the garnish delicious 😋. We were able to have espresso which was a treat. We will return and try for better results on our next visit.
  14. G

    Gram

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Just a great dining experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was fantastic, brunch was delicious. Ambiance was inviting.
  16. L

    Lawrence

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Unfortunately disappointing. We went for my daughter’s 23rd birthday. It seemed like the entire wait staff were arguing with each other and blaming each other for mistakes without me even saying anything. The servers were initially confused over who had our table then were openly hostile to each other. The drink orders were wrong both times. With the second wrong drink order, they corrected the bill to indicate the correct order but still brought back the same wrong drink. Who does that? The food was not worth the value. I only received three scallops for a scallop entree about $48. Our entire party had GI problems the next morning probably from the crab dip since that was the only item we all ate. I have enjoyed great meals at Autograph but this was absolutely a bust at White Dog Wayne. I still tipped 20% because that’s what you do. The hostess up front seemed to be the only poised worker.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come here at least once a month, this restaurant never misses. Their happy hour is also the best I’ve ever seen.
  18. LT

    LisaT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I always enjoy the White Dog Cafe. This time I was a little disappointed as I was brought the wrong order. It was delicious so I went with it anyway. I also had to ask that the ladies room be restocked.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Dish was not hot. Pasta wasn’t cooked fresh. Like the decor
  20. MB

    MicheleB

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service! We arrived on-time for our reservation. However, we had to wait to be seated because the previous party had not left yet. The lovely hostess sat us in the bar area and brought us complimentary drinks. Once seated at our table, our waitress was excellent and the food was delicious.
  21. c

    cljd

    Philadelphia

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Seated at a very small table which made eating and drinking a somewhat cramped experience. Several rattan chairs were ripped and very old. Dirty dog martini no longer has pickled green beans- I really missed them!! Waitress never told us the specials and we only found out there were specials when we overheard our waitress telling the table next to us- unfortunately we were already half way through our entrees. Falafel burger had entirely too much sauce. Other appetizers, entrees and desserts were very good.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday lunch and experienced great service and food.
  23. C

    Chris

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Better experience this time. Really enjoyed their interpretation of the shrimp cocktail - the dill was a really interesting addition.
  24. KM

    KathieM

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I called a day before to request the round table in the bar. The hostess said it could not be reserved, but she would try to accommodate our party if she could. Was very happy that she was able to give us the table!! Our server was fun and very helpful. The food was good. White Dog never disappoints!
  25. MK

    MKK1

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    White Dog never disappoints. Had lunch with three friends and we sat on the very cute covered patio. Service, as always, was friendly but professional. Our entrees were all beautifully presented and delicious. I'd particularly recommend the Avocado BLT, tuna tartare, and the gazpacho!
  26. PG

    PhillyGirl

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Quiet atmosphere. Delicious, fresh, and beautifully plated dinners
  27. F

    Frank

    Philadelphia

    105 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We were taken to a very rickety table in the back room. Very uncomfortable for our group of four.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great ambiance and drinks. Love coming here
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about White Dog. Outstanding from start to finish!
  30. e

    edwinc

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarah our waitress did an excellent job... restaurant
  31. DL

    DLMB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love White Dog!. Sat outside on this gorgeous Saturday, it was lovely. Food and service were both excellent. Our server Sarah was friendly and attentive. Always enjoy going to White Dog for brunch, lunch or dinner! Really looking forward to their new location opening which will be much closer for us.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff here are so welcoming & always go the extra mile, the food is amazing, and the ambiance is so nice! The decorations are hilarious, but somehow the vibe is still sophisticated. Love it.
  33. B

    Bubbie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Server Greg was outstanding. As much as I like the White Dog, I felt $28 for a luncheon salad excessive. The chicken on the heirloom tomato salad was thin and lacked flavor.
  34. LS

    LoriS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Will definitely be back!
  35. p

    puppydines

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely young master d who seated us with care to our request for “ separation”…. Even giving me options. The waitress too was excellent. She was cognizant of when we wanted to be left alone to talk, place our order and receive the check. There were many dining options though I would have liked a few more salad choices. The meal was tasty.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great decor and location! Food was a little too greasy, oily! Otherwise, good selections on menu.
  37. M

    Mandy

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Besnik was incredible behind the bar and had exceptional attention to detail! The food was delicious and beautifully plated. The whipped ricotta was an instant favorite!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was fantastic! Quick and friendly service, delicious drinks, even better food!
  39. E

    Elizabeth

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nora: excellent server. Could offer more vegetarian options.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from White Dog Cafe - Wayne using the Order Online button. White Dog Cafe - Wayne also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 225-3700.

White Dog Cafe - Wayne is rated 4.6 stars by 6649 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 108 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for White Dog Cafe - Wayne

200 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Wayne

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    For the convenience of our guests White Dog Cafe offers a complimentary valet service during lunch hours Monday through Friday.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Maloney

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 225-3700

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 328-9209

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