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“More kudos to the White Dog”

The White Dog Bistro
Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Mathews
Price range: US$12 - US$27
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Enjoy fine dining at the historic White Dog Bistro restaurant in Mathews Virginia. The Bistro unites artistry, simplicity and elegance with beautiful fireplaces set in a classic 1840's southern mansion....
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We came with a larger party this time of 9 while we had family in town and a fine time was had by all, service was discreet, children were accommodated very nicely. Food was the usual "outstanding" as we've come to expect.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

My husband and I dined at this top notch establishment on Christmas Eve. The ambiance and presentation was magical. The food was high quality, perfectly prepared and pleasing to the eye. An extremely pleasurable experience on Christmas Eve!

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Dinner at the White Dog was a real treat. This restaurant is in a wonderful old historic setting with absolutely top of the line food! It could be one of the best meals we've eaten in a long time and could be successful in any major city, yet it's found in a tiny town on the middle penisula. Service was warm and personal, and the food was out of this world. We all tried different dishes ranging from seafood to beef to wild game. Everyone was more than happy with their food. Life is too short to save the White Dog for special occasions - we intend to return even if we have to make one up!!

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We happened to be in town finishing up a project a few nights ago and decided to stop by our favorite Mathews dining spot before leaving town again, only to find out some changes were afoot. Apparently the Chef (Walter) and his wife (Amanda) just took over as the new business owners. Amanda was very gracious to seat us and we saw all the other familiar servers faces , so that put us at ease immedietely. The menu was the same as we remember with our "old standby" items still there on the menu. It was interesting to watch Chef Walter talk to tables here and there, zoom back to the kitchen to cook, and then back out to talk again. We wondered if it would take forever to get our food this way, but we have to assume now that he must have some great hands to help him in the kitchen. The food came out a bit quicker than we expected, so when he finally got around to our table to ask about our meal, i asked if he actually still did the cooking. His answer was intriguing. "As much as possible, as often as possible. I could never give that up." and he pointed out the splashes of sauce on his chef coat, laughing at himself. My crabcakes were great, uniquly offered in three styles, i chose the asian rendition with peanut ginger sauce vs the more traditional creole and Italian styled. My husband content to have his normal dry aged Beef Tenderloin with Chianti reduction. Everything was as as good as ever and the atmosphere more "vibrant" than we remember, in retrospect i think the music was a little more upbeat too. I had thought this might be our last trip to Mathews for the winter but now im looking for an excuse to come back. Good luck to Chef Walt and Amanda, we will see you again soon.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The White Dog is one of those restaurants that when you go to it, you feel like you are treating yourself. The ambiance is absolutely unique--I don't know of any other restaurant nearby that has the history and feeling of this one. The food is delicious, and the service is amazing. Yes, it is pricy, but you are paying for quality and a unique experience. It is the perfect place to take a loved one for a special dinner.

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