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White Dog Cafe
Organic Restaurant$$
Today 10AM–9PM
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3420 Sansom St Philadelphia, PA 19104
3420 Sansom StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19104
$$Organic Restaurant, American Restaurant
Organic Restaurant
American Restaurant
Bar & Grill
Dessert Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Vegetarian Restaurant
Vegan Restaurant
Today 10AM–9PM
Sunday 10AM–9PMMonday 11:30AM–9:30PMTuesday 11:30AM–9:30PMWednesday 11:30AM–9:30PMThursday 11:30AM–9:30PMFriday 11:30AM–10PMSaturday 10AM–10PM
White Dog Cafe is a local favorite known for its unusual blend of award-winning contemporary American cuisine, civic engagement and environmental sustainability.
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Boisterous doggy-themed restaurant serving eclectic fare made with local & organic ingredients.- Google
"The only thing that saved the dish a bit was the sweet potato hash."
"Beer selection is small, yet focuses on great local beers."
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Nadir Sharif
a month ago
I made a reservation for brunch using opentable. There was a pretty significant wait despite having a reservation. The place feels small but that is quite likely because it is so crowded. I loved the hummus platter we ordered, but the lamb burger was very underwhelming. I may have gone in with high expectations, but the experience was quite thoroughly disappointing for both me and my partner. Neither one of us wanted to finish our main course, and we did not care to take it out either. Combine that with the price, and it was a pretty bad experience. Why did I give it three stars? The hummus and the feeling that the place has potential to win me over in the future. It may just have been an off day.
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Sean Mitchell
a week ago
The food here is always very fresh tasting and I've never had a bad meal. The service has never disappointed me either.
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Ben Sandler
2 months ago
Very nice, and the food is delicious. A bit pricey.
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Jereme Bivins
2 months ago
A little pricey, but good food and a nice atmosphere.
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Aaron Lai
3 weeks ago
I'd heard great things about this place which is why I wanted to try it with a friend, but warning: if you go here on a busy day (Penn or Drexel Family weekends, for example), definitely call in beforehand. We did not and our experience was absolutely horrendous for what were frankly stupid reasons. We entered the restaurant at around 4:00 pm, had our name taken down, and were told that we'd be seated within 30 minutes. This turned out to be a complete lie as two hours later, we still were not seated. What ended up happening was that people with reservations who came in were given priority before us. Now, we didn't have a problem that (they had reservations), but what we did find infuriating was the fact that every time we went up to check when we could expect to be seated, the man at the front would tell us 20 minutes (4x over...). Next time, just tell us you don't have room instead of wasting our time. Not to mention the fact that the same man sneered at us when we asked why our 20-30 minute eta had turned into two hours. They may or may not have great food, but no amount of culinary skill is worth being lied to for two hours straight.
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A Davis
6 months ago
I didn't like this place too much. My girlfriend and I went for dinner one night a couple of months ago. The service was pretty bad. The waiter barely looked at us. He checked on us once (and by checked, I mean gave us a side 'are you okay' while never fully facing us). He seemed really friendly with the other couples, giving them winks and ushering the couple beside us to a new table because he thought that they looked too cramped. My salad was gross, the menu wasn't vegetarian friendly. My girlfriend did enjoy her chicken however. Maybe he didn't like young lesbian couples of color. I didn't much like his ponytail. The restaurant was pretty though and the ushers in front were friendly.
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Chris Minnich
2 months ago
Amazing atmosphere. Food is fresh and local. Beer selection is small, yet focuses on great local beers.
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Eric Baratta
9 months ago
Went here for years and always found something great on the menu under Judy Wicks' ownership and vision. She pioneered the idea of sustainable food before it became trendy. Went yesterday with co-workers and I couldn't find a single vegan entree on the menu. The waiter couldn't find one and after checking with the cook, confirmed there wasn't one. They didn't offer to make one. It is hard to take talk of 'environmentally sustainable' foods seriously at a restaurant without a single vegan entree. I made do with a few expensive side dishes, but I imagine that will be my last visit to this once-great restaurant.
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