5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in New York City
New York is the city that never sleeps, and why would you want to with so many amazing and fun things to do? Not to mention all of the wonderful places to eat. Speaking of which, why not grab the pooch for a day of sightseeing and then a stop by one of these dog-friendly restaurants?
Before you go, be sure to read our 5 Tips for Dining Out With Your Dog.
Wag your tail on over to the Shake Shack and order up one of their famous burgers and a shake, or maybe a hot dog, no pun intended, and a beer. Whatever you order, you simply cannot go wrong when you eat at this New York institution.
Situated in tree-lined Madison Square Park, just across the park from James’ Dog Run, you’ll have no trouble spotting the place as it is not only famous for their burgers and shakes, but for their long lines, too.
When you’re finished, take the pooch over to the dog park so you, I mean he, can run off those extra calories.
If you’re into dogs, and of course you are, why else would you be reading this, then you can’t miss the Barking Dog Luncheonette.
According to gayot.com, “This canine-themed luncheonette, with its doggy drinking fountain out front and stuffed animals inside, is a big hit with kids. But adults love it too, but for another reason: the food is the best bargain in the neighborhood.”
And if you’re looking for a great neighborhood brunch spot, this is the place. One Yelp! reviewer put it this way: “This is our go-to brunch place. The omelets are enormous and they come with a biscuit the size of a baby head. The staff has always been attentive and friendly. Bring a dog, they’re always welcome!”
Located in the Chelsea district, this affordable trattoria is a favorite among locals and tourists alike, including one very special restaurant critic, Eddie the dog.
Eddie, who has his own blog called eddieeatsout.com, gave La Bottega four out of five paws in his review. It should be noted that La Bottega is also one of Eddie’s picks. And if Eddie knows anything, it’s how to give a good review.
He writes, “I got a ceramic yellow water bowl and they even put ice in it! The waiter came over several times to check on how I was doing. I was having a great time because I got to meet lots of other dogs.”
Eddie said that his mom had a cocktail that was very good, and the Margherita pizza they had was yummy.
What dog parent would pass up the chance to eat French food in Central Park next to a meadow with your dog? Um, yeah, what time is lunch?
According to centralparknyc.org, “Le Pain Quotidien breathes new life into the Mineral Springs Pavilion near Sheep Meadow, serving boulangerie fare, handmade bread and organic beverages. Offering table service in its 30-seat dining room and 100-seat terrace, the green eatery also offers to-go service at its take-out window.”
You and your well-behaved dog are encouraged to order a baguette, grab a seat on the expansive outdoor patio and chat up your neighbor. Sounds like a great idea to us!
Mary-Alice Pomputius, of dogjaunt.com, had this to say about her visit to Le Pain Quotidien with her dog, Chloe: “We went here for breakfast this morning with Chloe and our friends and can now report that the oatmeal and tartines are great, and the service is super-friendly. It’s in a pretty setting, too, with plenty of birds and passing dogs for Chloe to look at.”
This dog-friendly bar and grill, appropriately named, is quite special. Known for their “original” Philadelphia cheese steak, Fetch stands out for more than their fare – they also stand out for their dedication to rescuing dogs.
The Fetch website says this about their mission: “Our adoption wall is regularly updated with animals in need of a home. Animal Haven mobile adoption vans also come to Fetch regularly. The ASPCA is also steps away at 424 East 92nd Street. Please consider adopting your new best friend from a shelter!”
Lili K. from Manhattan wrote this about Fetch on Yelp!: “Yay to a dog lovin’ restaurant! Bring in a framed photo of your dog and it’ll go up on their wall. We sat outside with our puppy, as did a few other dogs. I got the Huevos Rancheros, which was pretty solid (no beans, but they put some guacamole on top). I also liked the raspberry-mixed drink. It had just the right amount of sweetness to it. Friendly workers who loved our puppy, haha. Oh, and I always love the strawberry butter that comes with brunch bread!”