We can’t enjoy ourselves without our pups, so we’ve put together a list of spots we know you and your furry friend are going to love. We’d like to help you discover 5 dog friendly restaurants to take your pup to in the NYC summer.
First off is Barking Dog, off 3rd Avenue in Manhattan. Dogs are not only welcomed, but encouraged, with bright awnings and water fountains outside. Brunch is a very popular meal at Barking Code, and you can get everything from Eggs Florentine and Benedict to Pan Seared Maryland Crab Cakes. We highly recommend anything that you eat here.
Our next fave is Wilson NYC, a new Chelsea eatery which added a dog menu with amazing options for your pup. This dog menu includes a 16 oz grilled ribeye steak and pan-roasted salmon as well as grilled chicken breast. They have enough space for you and your dog on the restaurant’s side patio as well as the front terrace.
You may have to select the meal for Spot – if he/she’s feeling indecisive – but humans can choose from options like oyster shooters, French onion omelets, and chicken and waffles from the brunch menu, Swiss chard ravioli, roasted cod and rigatoni Bolognese from the dinner options, and a full suite of options for beverages, desserts, and happy hour. We know that you’re going to love virtually anything you choose while you’re here.
If you’re less of a foodie and more of a craft beer person, we love d.b.a, in the East Village. D.b.a., at 41 1st Ave, is a New Orleans themed bar that offers more than 100 craft beers, as well as whiskeys. Moreover, you can bring your good boy/girl to hang out while you’re enjoying a local beer on tap. Their craft beer and whiskey selection are constantly rotating, and we’re confident you’re going to love the booze selection here no matter what you choose.
You might love these options, but want something closer to home, especially if you’re a Brooklyner. There’s an Australian restaurant in Greenpoint that Heath Ledger helped create, with cuisine that includes ricotta pancakes, pastrami cured arctic chair, Moroccan scramble, and black kale salad. It’s open all day long and has space for your pups to hang out. We can confirm that Five Leaves’ rosewater pavlova and the sticky date pudding are absolutely to die for, and we know you’ll enjoy it too.
Lastly, if you live by the Gowanus, there’s also Pig Beach, which is a barbecue joint and a large outdoor bar, where you can spread out with your pups and kids. Pig Beach also serves cocktails and wine and seeks to add worldly influences to the idea of traditional barbecue. They’re going to add sustainable seafood, local sourced food, and market fresh produce to the menu.
The restaurant is working on highlighting Italian, French, Middle Eastern, Asian on top of regular American smoked meats – this includes Italian style charcuterie, Yuzu glazed smoked duck, and Za’atar rubbed leg of lamb. Pig Beach also does private parties and catering and has plenty of space for your pup to enjoy the warm summer sun.
We hope we’ve helped you discover 5 dog friendly restaurants to take your pup to in the NYC summer! Are there others you’ve tried? Let us know, we might make a part two of places you might enjoy that happen to be pup-friendly!
If you liked this post, take a look at: “Your Dog in NYC: How to Live Together” and “4 Great Pet-friendly Apartments in Downtown and Midtown Manhattan“.