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“white dog for the dogs”

White Dog Cafe - Wayne
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Ranked #1 of 117 Restaurants in Wayne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $49
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: White Dog Cafe is committed to serving the finest ingredients from local farms promoting sustainable, healthy dining and a strong community. Our contemporary American cuisine is prepared from our heart, blending seasonal ingredients and bold flavors with a refined presentation. Our three locations in Wayne, Haverford and University City provide unique and comfortable dining rooms paying tribute to everyone's beloved best friend. Open for Lunch, Brunch and Dinner with Happy Hour specials.
Reviewed December 11, 2012

First table we were seated at was so cold and drafty that we asked and were moved. Food was ok. The soup was the best part of the meal. Dining area was one of the nosiest that we had ever been in. Almost no privacy. Prices were a little on the high side given were we were. Duck was 27.00 Cod was 24.00 and really nothing special about either one. Would not go back even if the meal was free.

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Thank John R
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

My wife and I have visited three or four times in the last several months. The food has been generally excellent. Our favorites have been the mushroom soup, the grilled romaine salad (amazing), the pear salad, the lamb bolognese (best I've ever had), and the pork tenderloin. My wife likes some of the specialty cocktails like the Pom Collins, and the habanero-grapefruit margarita. We like the ambiance of both the dining room with all the pots and pans and the bar area and have found the service a good balance of friendliness and professionalism. I guess that's why we keep going back.

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Thank PaGuy2
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Friends invited us to The White Dog, now open In Wayne several months. Despite our one o'clock brunch reservation, we weren't seated until 1:25. If we had not known one of the hostesses, I doubt an apology would have been forthcoming nor did we receive a free appetizer as some restaurants do to say, "We're sorry." Our waitress was attentive and read off the specials. Before she took our order she returned to advise us the special in which we had an interest was no longer available. One lady in our party ordered the mushroom soup; it was the real thing. Delicious. I ordered a burger with a fancy name medium rare. It was supposed to be dressed with cheddar, bacon and a special sauce. Alas the burger arrived medium-well and w/o bacon. But the fries with the burger were addictive. My wife's salad did not look that appetizing. She said it was, "so, so."
New restaurants on the Main Line - good or bad - are the place to be seen for a year or two. If the White Dog wants to stop trading on its good name as a longtime favorite in University City, and puts some competent staff in the front and the back, then this very attractive eatery might make it. With many fine restaurants closeby, we're content to wait it out.

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We have dined here several times and it has always been consistently good. Our most recent visit was in August where we dined outside at the height of tomato season. Heirloom tomato Bloody Mary's, gazpacho, and their version of the classic BLT served with prosciutto. I look forward to our next visit and next year's Tomato Fest.

Thank George H
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Great menu, great staff, and an awesome ambiance. We went there on a week night for my wife's birthday. We did not even make a big deal about her birthday but they did. Sent her some specials. A bottle of wine was sent as a compliment. A must visit in the main line. Reserve a table on the weekend as it gets very busy.

Thank arv212
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