Special Honors and Awards

Presented to The White Dog Bistro and it’s Hardworking Team of Professionals

2019
2019 Coastal Virginia Magazine’s “Best of Virginia/Hall of Fame”
Best Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
2019 Virginia Living Magazine “Top Wedding Vendor”

2018
2018  Virginia Living Magazine’s Wedding Issue

Included in Top Wedding Vendor List

Published June 2018  in Virginia “UpFront, Take Note…Secret Sauce”

2018 Coastal Virginia Magazine’s “Best of Virginia

Best of 2018 Best Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant

2017

2017 Chesapeake Bay Magazine “Best of the Bay”

1st Place Virginia…Best Restaurant for Crabcakes
1st Place…Best Restaurant for a Gourmet Meal

2017 Virginia Living Magazines “Best of Virginia”

1st Place….Best Caterer
1st Place….Best Bar
1st Place…Best Outdoor Dining
1st Place…Best Restaurant
1st Place Best Seafood Restaurant
1st Place…Best Steakhouse
1st Place…Most Creative Cocktail Menu
2nd Place…Best Dessert Menu

2017 The Rivah Magazine’s “Best of the Rivah”

1st Place….Place to Have a Cocktail
1st Place…Place to Get a Crabcake
1st Place…Place for a Date

2017 Coastal Virginia Magazine’s “Best of Virginia”

OVERALL BEST RESTAURANT, PENINSULA GOLD WINNER

1st Place…Best Fine Dining, Peninsula Gold

1st Place … Best Seafood, Peninsula Gold

1st Place … Best Local /Farm to Table Menu, Peninsula Gold

1st Place … Best Outdoor / Patio Menu, Peninsula Gold

1st Place … Best Steak , Peninsula Gold

2016

2016 Coastal Virginia Magazine’s “Best of Virginia”

OVERALL BEST RESTAURANT, GOLD WINNER

1st Place… Best Fine Dining, Overall Gold

1st Place… Best Place to Take Out of Towners, Overall Gold

1st Place… Best Outdoor Dining, Overall Gold

1st Place … Best Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant , Overall Gold

1st Place … Best Steak, Overall Gold

1st Place … Best Seafood, Overall Gold

1st Place … Best Banquet /Events Hall, Overall Gold

2016 The Rivah Magazine’s “Best of the Rivah”

1st place….Place to Eat by the river
1st Place….Wedding Venue
1st Place…..Place to get a Crabcake
1st Place…..Place for a date
1st Place….Place to have a Cocktail

2016 Chesapeake Bay Magazine’s “Best of the Bay”

~Best Place for Crabcakes, Southern Bay
~Best Gourmet Dining, Southern Bay

2016 Virginia Living Magazine’s “Best of Virginia”

~Best Seafood Restaurant, Eastern Region~
~ Best Desserts, Eastern Region
~Best Bar, Eastern Region
~Best Caterer, Eastern Region
~Best Outdoor Dining, Eastern Region
~Most Creative Cocktail Menu, Eastern Region

2016 Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge
Overall Winner, Best Seafood or Oysters

2015

2015 Coastal Virginia Magazine’s “Best of Virginia”

OVERALL BEST RESTAURANT, GOLD WINNER
~Best Fine Dining, Overall Gold Winner
~Best Seafood Restaurant, Overall Gold Winner
~Best Steak, Overall Gold Winner
~Best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant, Overall Gold Winner
~Best Banquet/Event Hall, Overall Gold Winner
~Best Signature Drink, Overall Silver Winner
~Best Virginia Wine Offering, Overall Gold Winner
~Best Outdoor Dining, Overall Silver Winner

2015 Virginia Living Magazine “Best of Virginia”

~Best Restaurant, Eastern Region
~Best Caterer, Eastern Region
~Best Dessert Menu, Eastern Region
~Best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant, Eastern Region
~Most Creative Cocktail Menu, Eastern Region

2015 Chesapeake Bay Magazine’s “Best of the Bay”
~Best Place for Crabcakes, Southern Bay
~Best Gourmet Meal, Southern Bay

Additional Highlights From Chef Walter’s Career

Executive Chef at one of Chesapeake Bay Magazine’s “Best of the Bay” The Red Sky, 1998,1999

Nationally Published in Sysco Serve Smart, January 1999,   Article: At the Helm

2016 Demonstrator, Virginia Institute of Marine Science “Chef’s Seafood Symposium”

Exec. Sous Chef and Banquet Chef Position with Tides resort, a  “Leading Small Hotel(s) of the World” 2000 to 2004

Continuing Education Courses with ACF Certified Master Chef, Kluas Friedenriech

Continued Education Position at Celebrity Chef’s Marcel Desaulniers Famed Trellis Restaurant, Colonial Williamsburg

Executive Chef at Hope & Glory one of Conde Naste’s “101 Best Small Hotels in the World”

Chef Position with Red Fox Restaurant, one of Fodor Travel guides “Top 25 Restaurants in the U.S.”

Artwork and Badges From A Few of our Favorite Honors

Best of VA 2017Coastal Living 2017