Bistro Dining in Mathews, Virginia
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I sure had a blast last night!!!
I just love visiting with friends at the White Dog Plus….Your staff make it feel like ‘going home’ when home is the best place to be!!!!!! Everyone enjoyed it as much as we did and hope you have a wonderfully prosperous 2016
~ Boo

Rivah 2016 Award

We enjoy the White Dog, it’s small town atmosphere, your wonderful and friendly staff, the great food and drink and I could go on and on. Thank you Mac and JC for moving to Mathews
Sam & Nancy 11/15

We recently brought a friend, who is the Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and you provided an exceptional meal for us!
She thought it was the most refreshing and innovative meal she has ever had–she has lived in LA and Wash DC. That is why we always keep going back to you!
~ Susan

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Thanks so much for a wonderful dinner. We messed up our reservation time but you accommodated us anyway. Our service was great, and the food was delicious. It was a great night, and we will be sure to recommend you to all of our friends.
Rebecca 12/15

We tried WDB over Thanksgiving weekend so the menu included several seasonal options, in addition to the many gluten-free & vegetarian choices that complement the already varied main menu. One of the first observations we made was that the menu seems ambitious for a relatively small establishment in a very remote corner of the state. That each course was impeccably prepared and absolutely delicious only heightened the mystery of ‘how do they do it?’
Our appetizers included escargot served in a pastry shell with spinach and wild mushrooms… Probably the best I’ve ever had. Their Crab Puppies were a cross between crab cakes and hush puppies- crisp outside and without a hint of grease (I understand that these are their most popular starters), these are served with a white cheddar and pimento spread that perfectly complement the crab. The salads ordered by some of us were embellished with pumpkin seeds and candied cranberries, adding color and flavor to already gorgeous plates.
Our entrees ranged from pistachio encrusted pork chops to prime rib to Littleneck Clams to seafood medleys to the “Chesapeake Bay’s Best Crabcakes” (so named by Chesapeake Bay magazine). Every course was expertly presented and thoroughly delicious. To imagine that there were around a couple dozen other menu options that we couldn’t try that evening, and assuming that the quality of preparation would have been consistent whatever we had ordered, this restaurant is very impressive. Even the smallest details such as serving top-drawer single malts in the same tasting glasses used by the distilleries in Scotland indicated the degree to which these folks know their stuff.
We ended our experience with white chocolate creme brûlée, pumpkin cheesecake, and a chocolate mousse & liqueur mixture called a ‘Cozy Monk’. This was truly a world-class meal, served in a charming but tiny hamlet in the farthest corner of the Chesapeake’s western shore.
Our thanks to Mike for his constant attention and expert service, also to the staff for preparing such a multi-layered extravaganza of food; finally, thanks so much to the owners of the White Dog Bistro for having the vision to create such a superb experience in a totally elegant and comfortable setting. May you continue to mysteriously do the seemingly impossible, and we’ll continue to trek to Mathews to be astounded by your efforts!
Thank you,
~ Doug / November 2015

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It’s my husbands 70th birthday & I would like to surprise him with dinner at the White Dog. I can’t think of a nicer place to have dinner.
~ Diane August 8, 2015

Birthday dinner for my wife Anna. We love the White Dog!!! You were her #1 choice.
~ Mark

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Thank you Mac and JC for an awesome dinner. We have had some amazing food but seriously yours was the best, every bite was just full of such intense flavor. We loved it and are so excited to bring our family and friends to you all for our special day. Thanks for taking the time to review the wines with us.
Best Wedding Ever! :-)
~ Luke and Amanda

Thanks again for the great job catering our reception. Food was excellent, bartending and rest of your wait staff superb. Nothing but positive comments from everyone in attendance.
~ Travis

Thank you Mac! Everyone commented on how amazing the food was last night and how great the staff and service was. We can not thank you enough for all you’ve done. You guys did a great job and everything was perfect for our wedding.Thanks!
Nick and Jess

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My husband and I are coming with friends to celebrate a weekend together and his birthday. We came before with family and had a wonderful meal and time. We are so looking forward to our return visit.
~ Cindy

I am really excited to be having our rehearsal dinner at your place. It’s just too perfect and matches-up perfectly with the feel of the wedding. Of course I know the food is always spectacular!
~ Hugs, Libbie

Dear JC and Mac, Thank you SO much for the fantastic dinner last night. You were so generous to allow the Bay school to auction off such an elegant evening and I was glad that I was invited to be a part of it. It was a wonderful dining experience!!!! You really need to put that quail on the regular menu! It was amazing!
~ Gay

Many thanks for the thought and attention that you and your staff gave to this particular evening!

What a wonderful evening! Every thing was perfect in every way! Everyone thought the wine pairings were perfect and there was not any wine that was not exclaimed over. Jim and I thought the Vouvray and the Rioja were particularly good and well matched! Good job……the quail….what do you say about a perfect plate! There were several hunters in the group and none of them had ever had quail cooked as well!

We had a wonderful dinner last night! The gumbo, mussels and sword fish were killer good!
~ Mary 3/17/15

My wedding is the first week of June. The white dog bistro will be hosting our rehearsal cocktail hour and our farewell brunch. I’m so pleased with the service so far and very excited to see everything come together. Gloucester/Mathews VA is not big, and there aren’t many options for large parties 50+ but the white dog bistro stepped in and now I’m so relieved that all this has been taken care of expertly

Mac and J.C., I’m so excited, I can’t wait to experience such culinary delights…
~ Tom

Thank you for a wonderful meal. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food, ambience and service was excellent.
~ Wes 4-7-15

JC and Mac: I simply cannot tell you how pleased we were with everything about the rehearsal dinner. It was a great party, and I had so many comments on how much fun, what a great venue, the great serving staff, and the food. A thousand thank yous for helping us create a wonderful and treasured memory. I hope that we will be visiting the Hudgins place on occasion and will get to dine with you! Take care, and all good wishes for continued success with your business!

~ Cindy 9/1/14

Area restaurants were all of good standard with the White Dog Bistro a step above. We may well be the first Australians to stay at Mathews but we won’t be the last. 8/12/14

As far as I’m concerned, this is five star place and I’ve been to plenty of those places. Prices might seem a little high to some, but if you compare it to others of the same quality, it’s actually a great value. For example, their filet is every bit as good or better than all the top major places like (decided to delete major names) at a fraction of the price. In other words. Instead of driving to Virginia Beach or Richmond, get your steak here! Everything–and I do mean everything we have had here was absolutely incredible and we’ve tried it all. Appetizers, drinks, main dishes including the wild boar and duck, deserts. Yes, if you do it right, you’ll drop a few dollars on the table–but it is Perfect. I just can’t imagine anyone being disappointed with whatever they order here.
~ Steve W.

“Gem of Mathews”
This restaurant, in such a remote location, is simply wonderful. It provides an upscale alternative to the local fare. My partner has dietary restrictions that they readily accommodated. This made for an enjoyable experience for everyone. The wine list is outstanding. The owner and wait staff were very helpful in making wine selections. I’ve always received attentive service when I have visited.
One night they had a band playing on the patio. It was refreshing to enjoy lively music and dine without being subjected to a bar crowd. The White Dog Bistro gets my vote for elegance with ease, good food and service! ~ P&M 8/3/14

After several aborted attempts we finally made it to the White Dog. We were greeted by JC with a side comment from Mac about how we finally made it. That set the tone for a great evening and meal.
The meal started with a complementary olive tray. We followed that with perfectly fried green tomatoes with crab salad as a topper. My pork chop was cooked to perfection with a corn salsa and very interesting potatoes. Susan had the chicken which was bathed in a delicious cheese sauce accompanied by black beans and rice with a succotash side. Both meals were beautifully plated and delicious.
We then went to the bar for an after dinner drink where Mac was holding court detailing the history of the White Dog.
The entire evening was thoroughly delightful. There is no question that we will return.
~ Augie 7/14

Dining at The White Dog Bistro

This is fine dining in the middle of nowhere. No matter where you are in Mathews county, it’s worth the trip. We have been here a week and waited patiently for it to open. Dinner is served only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Definitely worth the wait and we are going back tonight. First let me say that it is quiet, elegant and the food too die for. We started out with the fried oysters which came on a bed of fresh mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes drizzled in pesto and balsamic reduction. We had all we could do not to lick the plate. I had the cobia, caught fresh on the Chesapeake on a bed of jasmine rice with lemongrass and a mango blueberry salsa that was amazing. The fish was perfectly cooked, sweet and the light sauce was heavenly. My husband had the shrimp Veracruz served over home made pasta that was delicious. The pasta was al dented the shrimp sweet and so just enough bite in the sauce to make you go back for more. The portions are more than generous, the wine list is extensive and my only regret is that I didn’t have room for dessert. The menu changes weekly so the one posted on their website is just a sample. Worth every penny. A wonderful change from the noisy fried seafood restaurants in the area.

~ MCB28 from Williamsburg 6/20/14

Everything was wonderful. I cannot thank you enough for your help and patience. Your chef and wait staff were not only professional, but attentive to everyone’s needs and requests. The food was great. I had many requests for the shrimp appetizer recipe. Thank you for working with us. It was much appreciated with all the changes that occurred. It is always a challenge when having to work off site. You and you staff did a fabulous job. Thank you thank you. I look forward to just coming into the White Dog and having a relaxing dinner soon. Have a great summer and see you soon.
~ Mary Claire

GREAT THANKS, Anne my significant other wants to come from Richmond for her birthday dinner. We ate there with my daughter and her family 4-5 weeks ago, and we all loved it!!! Can’t wait to come back!!
~Jim 5/22/14

Entertainment on the deckThank YOU for all you did to make this weekend a huge success! The food is an intergral part of any event and I have heard nothing but great comments about the lunch and dinner options, especially the chicken salad and vegetarian lunches! You were incredibly easy to work with and I didn’t have to worry about a thing…that’s nice! Thank you.

~ Lynda

Very pleased to find this restaurant…food was outstanding and atmosphere was great. Nice wine list, good service, enjoyed talking with the owner. The vegetarian pasta
that night was an amazing combination of flavors and I loved it. Good variety on the menu and everyone in our party of six was extremely happy with his/her meal.
~ Kathy B.

JC,
Thank you so much for a wonderful Easter dining experience. As usual, the food at the White Dog was mouth watering delicious. Every time we visit we are made to feel “special” by you and your wait staff. We truly appreciate feeling like we are part of the White Dog family. “That’s called being in a ‘Mathews state of mind”
Please let Mac know that the private museum tour was the highlight of my parents week long visit to Mathews — they couldn’t stop talking about the cars and were in awe over what they saw. Dad has restored five cars himself and is passionate about antique cars (he is a purist).
I am not a car aficionado but was swept off my feet by the lines and detail of the Morgan!!!
I hear you had something to do with the design choices — nice work! Anyway, the Vintage museum will be a wonderful addition to he courthouse area and we can’t wait to see the transformation unfold. Mathews is very lucky to have you in their community — don’t ever give up or lose faith in your vision!
Thank you again for creating wonderful memories of Easter 2014.

~ Regards, Sara

Wanted the thank the owners and staff for a delightful dinner , they were attentive and knowledgeable and to the chef Walter for and amazing taste bud experience , what a catch the white dog has in chef Walter he is truly amazing , plate presentation and cornucopia of taste , truly an establishment not to be missed in Mathews county Va. The Armstrongs

“Very Good Food, Pleasant Atmosphere” Apr 11, 2014 My wife and I went for the first time in early April. The ambiance is very nice. Spaced tables with low noise levels and white marble tables. We shared the calamari for an appetizer. It may be the best calamari we have had. Lightly breaded with some veggies mixed in with a nice red sauce. We both had the cod. It was served with over a bed of black eyed peas which had a nice sauce. We would definitely come back. We normally eat in the White Stone, Kilmarnock area and the White Dog is better that the restaurants in that area making the drive worthwhile. The prices were reasonable also.
Ben There S
Oldwick, New Jersey

We were in town for Valentine’s Day and came across the 4 course special online. We certainly were not disappointed. The quality, presentation and taste of the food were all incredible. I ordered the lobster tail which came with au gratin and it was all fresh and cooked perfectly. The dessert, red velvet cake with cheesecake, was also amazing. The cake was topped with a chocolate sauce and it made for a delicious ending to a great meal. A fun part of the night was the interesting cocktails they serve too. I ordered a white sparkler topped with 151. The owner personally came out and lit the 151 with a lighter which made for a nice little show and it was also a great drink! My husband had a Bup-bup blue with a Hpnotiq glow stick, it was also pretty good.
Liselle T.

EXCELLENT FOOD, BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION, AMBIANCE, CHECK!
The only things that remain of the original White Dog Bistro: the location and name. Otherwise, everything has been improved several notches. To call the interior an upgrade is an understatement. The drafts are gone, the new ceiling has toned down the noise level. The new chairs are super comfortable. I even loved the shape and feel of the glassware. The larger tables in the bar allow guests to dine in the bar, in front of the fireplace and TV. Otherwise, there is a smaller dining room that can be reserved for private parties, and the larger dining room where we were seated.

All that before we even get to the gourmet food, cooked to perfection and so very pleasingly plated. Three of us shared an appetizer of toasted artisan breads with several toppings, including a tasty olive fig tapenade. The special of the day was Prince Edward mussels in a tasty broth, with a few cranberries tossed in. The pistachio crusted pork loin medallions with a cherry chutney and the (local) crab cakes were served with perfectly steamed asparagus spears. (More adventurous diners might want to try the Huntsman’s Mixed Grill with rabbit, boar and venison.) At $5/glass, the house wine can’t be beat. We didn’t save room for dessert but ordered cappuccino just to linger in this lovely dining room.

The owner stopped by and offered us a tour of the other dining rooms and bar–indoor and out. He explained that the menu will change with the seasons, and they will stay open during the “off season” in fairness to their employees & local residents. There’s also a plan to convert an upstairs room for the employees to change clothes and rest between meal times. I like that.

We are very happy that Mac and JC have relocated to Mathews and given us a good reason to drive across the river for dinner. We will be back! Jane

Jaycee and Mac, Thank you so much for a wonderful NEW YEARS EVE! We thoroughly enjoyed our drinks, dinner, and the band — everything was perfect! Please send our compliments to the Chef and your staff for making our evening special. You are a blessing to Mathews — we wish you continued success in 2014 in all of your endeavors. Stay well and be healthy in the New Year and take some time to enjoy those wonderful sunsets on the Island! Take care, Sara

We wanted to say “THANKS” for making our anniversary dinner so special last week. You went above and beyond everything was fantastic. Our parents, their friends and all our guests really enjoyed their night. Everyone had great reviews.
We are so happy you are here in Mathews.
Greg & Lori

A fine eclectic setting with a very relaxed trendy vibe. We arrived early afternoon on a Sunday and were between the brunch and dinner crowd, so the nice part was the owners/wait staff took extra time to be social and friendly with us.
The weather was perfect so we sat on the back porch. The meal I ordered was fantastic – both in presentation and taste. The mellon prosciutto salad was very refreshing and the seafood bowl was well flavored and cooked. It’s hard to believe such a nice experience is found in such a remote setting as Matthews. Definitely a nice place for a romantic date. Ken

I“The menu was intriguing yet tantalizing. The food was visually pleasing as well as a treat for the senses.” The Bush Family

GREAT FOOD – GREAT SERVICE – GREAT PRICES!!!
KEEP IT UP.   Keith K.

Wanted to say that we are now taking our daughter-in-law and son out for her birthday and couldn’t think of a nicer place to go. My husband hopes you will be having the sauerbraten again. He loved it when he was there a few weeks ago. Sandy

I wanted to let you know that the restaurant was filled with “heavy hitters” tonight, and everyone was raving. Jon

Wonderful people running a really great restaurant in a quite out of the way quaint town. A truly marvelous and lovely place surrounded by such a treasure of a Chesapeake town all topped off by admirable hosts JC & Mac. Thank you, Sara and Timothy

“The service is impeccable, the setting is lovely and the memory of the food will stay with me forever.” Much thanks, Marco

Just wanted to say I had a Great dinner there last night. The Mahi-Mahi was grilled to perfection. Thank you!! Charlie

Thanks Mac and JC – for another Lovely evening. Paul R

We found amazing gourmet dining in the small town of Mathews, Virginia! We felt like we were eating in a top restaurant in a large city as we spent the evening in this marvelous restaurant. The food was innovative and top-notch and the service was nothing short of superb. Thank you White Dog Bistro!

We had been hoping to dine at White Dog Bistro for quite awhile and since we were celebrating our anniversary it seemed like the perfect time. White Dog did not disappoint. The property itself is special to my family and as a little bit of a foodie who has worked with a few Johnny Whalers, my expectations were high. Even though they had a large party taking up the dining room and our request was last minute. We sat in one of the 2 bars. It was quiet and intimate, even with the huge group on property and it felt like we had the place to ourselves. The couple seated next to us came from Richmond and were staying quite far away. The drive is worth it, no matter where you are coming from. The food is exquisite and hit triumphant notes, The chef is AMAZING. Haven’t had such a savory symphony on my palate in quite some time. Our server did a phenomenal job and took the finest care of us. Everyone we talked to extolled the philosophy of their employers and seemed genuinely happy to be there. No disgruntled employees in this place. If you are looking for a great place to spend a special moment or just in the mood for a good meal this is it. But reserve in advance. We got lucky and I have a feeling this place will always be booked. CHEERS!

Had a lovely dinner: delicious meal and wonderful waitstaff!
Thank you, we will dine with you again. Christina

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Thank you Mac & JC for a lovely evening. We really enjoyed meeting you and your family. The bistro is charming and the food was fantastic!
Rob & Barbara 4/14

Hi JC,
It was so nice to see you Saturday night. LA and I had a great dinner! Your staff is awesome!!
Thanks again for making Nicole’s big day so incredible!! Jill

Dear Jaycee and Mac,
Thank you for making our evening at The White Dog the highlight of our Girls weekend! We had a fabulous time!!! Mike and your staff were so kind, gracious and professional with my rowdy crew. The food was extraordinary (as always) and the band was perfect! You managed to pull-off a memorable event with incredibly short notice. And…to top it off, we were most appreciative of the up-scale limo service with MacMike at the helm. Many, many thanks and huge hugs to y’all! Mary L.

Dear Mac and JC..thank you both so much for bringing to Mathews a beautiful and enticing dining experience. Coming from larger cities, we have so missed having this opportunity to have a wonderful upscale night out close by. We wish you much success and look forward to our next visit. Warm regards…Jini and Bill

Mike & JC,
I cannot express how much fun we had tonight at the restaurant, and how fabulous our entire dining experience was. I cannot wait for next time!!
Tom was amazing, the drinks were outstanding, the wine was delicious, and all four of our meals were impeccable. Walt prepared the best food ever from appetizers to entrees– none of us had room for desserts because we ate every morsel brought to our table.
Keep up the good work.
Cheers! Jen

Thank you JC for a FANTASTIC anniversary experience and for squeezing us in at the last minute. We enjoyed every second at the White Dog Bistro. The food was superb and the service was top notch. A little slice of heaven in Mathews. Andrea took such good care of us and ALL of you made us feel at home. Wish I had gotten the bartenders name, she was awesome too. It isn’t so often that employees extol the virtues of their employers but yours do. We look forward to our next visit. You have done an AMAZING job with your place and have created the ultimate fine dining experience. We wish you continued success. You deserve it! See you soon!

Was vacationing in the area when we happened upon your Resturant. What a jewel in the middle of that quaint little town. We had a top-shelf experience that you would expect in a much bigger town. I will spread the word. Brad

Not one thing on the menu over $28 dollars that’s truly refreshing for a fine dinning place like yours. Thank you for saving my budget. Terri & Bruce

The food was to die for and the place is so elegant yet inviting, we had a perfect date night. Thanks to you I scored some Big browny points. Eddie

You made our event soooo special thank your staff for us. Hathern family

GREAT FOOD – GREAT SERVICE – GREAT PRICES!!!
KEEP IT UP. Keith K.

I knew from the picture your place was going to be beautiful but was shocked when I opened up your menu and realized how inexpensive everything was, we had appetizers, diner and drinks for under $60 how do you do it? Expected to have to pay much more. See you next week.
The Weltens

What a pleasure is all I can say…we ate last night in your outdoor courtyard and it was first rate in everyway. Thank you for letting us enjoy a well needed night out! George and Sue

Great food – Great place we will be back soon. Gretchen, Lucy & Wilma

Our 25th Anniversary event at your resturant could not have gone better. You thought of everything, it was so nice that we could just sit back and enjoy our guest knowing everything was under control. Ted and Sally

We really get what you are doing at The White Dog Bistro, I wanted to drop you this quick note to let you know it did not go unnoticed! The new upholstered furniture, the handmade glassware even the Reed & Baron flatware was impeccable yet unexpected; the food & service were in a word fantastic. Thank you so much for making our birthday party a huge success. I’m so glade we chose you. Thanks again, Carol

My wife and I are from out of state and stopped at The White Dog on a Friday in June was not sure what to except but looked like a plantation home and a little more upscale then other places around that we saw.
We were greeted at the door by a young lady with a big smile and asked if we wanted a table inside or out on the back deck. We sat inside and the server was with us in a blink of an eye. The service was great but the food was even better I recommend for appetizer the “Calamari Mediterranean” it was by far the best I ever had. After we ate we went out back on the deck for a blues band that was playing ( was told they have something ever Friday and Saturday night) we stayed at The White Dog till around 10 it was a great time and well above what my expectations were. We had a great meal with appetizers and drinks (not to mention a great show) for two and spent over 4 hours there for right around $50. We’re going back Saturday night. Thank you to The White Dog and there staff for making our trip enjoyable. Tracy & John G.

We have had dinner here a few times now with family, and have really enjoyed each experience. The seafood offerings are really good, as well as the wine list and specialty cocktails. On the last visit, we shared several deserts among us and they were really good with generous portions. Both times we sat in the main dining area inside which is geared toward “fine dining”, but has a casual feel as well. Looking forward to trying out the outdoor patio and bar area with some live music some weekend when we are free….got to see their newly remodeled wine down bar and it is really nicely decorated with kind of a Key West sort of vibe which will be a nice offering for just meeting friends for drinks in town. Highly recommended! Lori 11/13

We were on vacation in Virginia and were lucky enough to have dinner at the White Dog one night. It is a great building and nicely decorated. The staff were all friendly. We learned the people running it are the new owners and only reopened the restaurant earlier this year. The menu was diverse and everybody in our party enjoyed their meal. Tom and Michelle

We visited the White Dog while staying at Grey’s Point Camp Resort. The food, drinks, and staff were great, and the new owners were very welcoming. I love it when the owner take time to welcome you and take a serious interest in your experience. Everyone finished their meals, and we all had a great time. We would recommend it to anyone in or passing through the area. Tony

I have dined at the White Dog Bistro several times since it was reopened by new owners. I highly recommend this restaurant for a night out. One of my favorites is finishing a delicious dinner, and then heading to the deck to enjoy dessert cocktails with live music!
Each and every time we dine here the experience was outstanding – exceeding our expectations. Often I meet friends at the White Dog for drinks after work, or join other couples for dinner as often as we can, for both special occasions, and a relaxing meal after a work week.
The service is outstanding, the food is delectable (you can tell that the food is prepared with the freshest ingredients), and the wine selection expansive.
I highly recommend starting off with the Bruschetta and Caprese Salad and trying the Filet Mignon and Scallops with Lobster Sauce is a must have entree, but save room for dessert! The Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Pie was the perfect mix of salty and sweet – selections are always different making dessert choice a surprise. The cocktail menu offers unique selections, making it difficult to choose, my favorites thus far include chilled red wine in a chocolate rimmed glass, the Blood Orange Cosmo, and the Bombay-tini (Putting a yummy spin on the classic).
I cannot recommend the White Dog Bistro enough and am so glad we have a new favorite restaurant! We are planning to go back tonight again. JL

While vacating in Mathews, I ate at The White Dog Bistro and it was more than a pleasant experience. Their delightful menu paired with an upbeat ambience makes for a dining experience worth traveling back for anytime. Lauren

If you are looking for a beautiful fine dining experience in a charming historic setting in a small country town, this is it. While enjoying the local seafood, crabcakes and the beauty of the overwhelming character of the building, I truly felt like I was in a very special place and knew that it is a one of a kind moment. Looking forward to another visit! You must visit the splendor of The White Dog Bistro and soak in it’s elegance. Say hello to the new proprietors they are worth the trip alone!! Trudy 11/06/13

Big things come in small packages!
While visiting family in Virginia we decided to visit The White Dog Bistro for dinner after some highly regarded recommendations from family friends. The food was fantastic and the drink menu was impressive. This place will now be a go-to favorite of my family’s for many get-togethers to come. Brendon

We were on vacation in Virginia and were lucky enough to have dinner at the White Dog one night. It is a great building, nicely decorated and what a great history! The staff were all friendly. We learned the people running it are the new owners and only reopened the restaurant earlier this year. The menu was diverse and everybody in our party enjoyed their meal. Al L 9/2/13

The White Dog Bistro was the jackpot and we hit it. Awesome bar, great company, delicious food, and a nice place for drinks with friends. Chris 7/13

If you are anywhere near Mathew, VA make time for dinner, drinks and music at the White Dog Bistro. The once B&B has been remodeled and has new owners and runs strictly as a restaurant and bar now.
The interior is classy yet comfortable at the same time. The outdoor seating is relaxed and a fantastic place to listen to the nightly music (no cover charge!). The food was exceptional. I had a vegetarian selection and my husband had the rib-eye. Both meals were artfully plated, generous in size and delicious. After dinner drinks at a fun bar area were great & we had fun chatting with others. Definitely a place we will visit again! I’m looking forward to what the chef will have on the autumn menu! Diane

Food out of this world, prices very down to earth. Thanks for coming to Mathews. Janice 5/13