Local Dog-friendly Restaurants in New York City

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New York City is a center of culture in the United States. One of the most unique ways this culture is manifested is in the city’s restaurants. The food scene in New York is second to none. But if you’re a dog owner in New York City, you might be looking for dog-friendly restaurants so you don’t have to leave your pup at home. Here are some of the most unique and interesting dog-friendly opportunities in New York City when it comes to dining.

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1. Bistro Les Amis

Dog friendly Multiple outdoor seats Take out Dine in

This quaint French bistro is right in the central SoHo area, with a cozy interior and a variety of dishes for brunch, lunch, and dinner, along with a unique happy hour menu. If you’re interested in visiting with your pup, Bistro Les Amis has an outdoor seating area that is usually open, depending on the weather, where you and your dog can sit.

2. Boris & Horton

Dog friendly Dogs allowed indoors Dine in Take out

Boris & Horton describes itself as “New York City’s first dog-friendly café.” Contrary to the other entries on this list, Boris & Horton doesn’t just accept dogs, it actively welcomes them, allowing dogs to come in and sit at the tables with their owners. You can buy coffee and treats, as well as merchandise, giving you and your dog a place to stop and enjoy life for a bit.

3. El Rio Grande

Dog friendly Multiple outdoor seats Online ordering Take out Dine in

This outstanding Tex-Mex location is also lucky enough to have a very large patio, where you can sit outdoors most of the year, barring inclement weather. If you decide you’re interested in some Tex-Mex cuisine, bring your dog along for delicious food, outstanding margaritas, and specialty treats, with brunch, lunch, and dinner available for all.

3. Chez Josephine

Dog friendly Multiple outdoor seats Dine in Take out Online ordering

You’ll find this classic French bistro in the center of the theater district, making it the perfect walking distance from many other great attractions. This restaurant describes itself as being a Broadway tradition, as many people frequent this restaurant right after catching a Broadway show. The bistro is a favorite of many tourists and locals, and if you’re thinking about bringing your dog, you can sit out at one of the patio tables to enjoy your meal with your furry friend.

4. Match 65

Dog friendly Dine in Multiple outdoor seats Online ordering Take out

This unique French restaurant prides itself on offering incredibly high-quality menu items of the type you might find in a restaurant in France. From the steak tartare to the Croque Monsieur, there are plenty of foods to explore at Match 65. If you want to bring your dog along with you, you can sit outside and enjoy the lovely food with your canine company.

5. Cafe d'Alsace

Dog friendly Multiple outdoor seats Dine in Take out Online ordering

A specialty eatery with French-inspired cuisine, this restaurant is located in the heart of the Upper East Side. The eatery prides itself on hitting the sweet spot between casual and upscale cuisine, but you’re always free to have your dog join you at one of the 10 outdoor tables that it maintains as long as the weather allows.

6. Pete's Tavern

Dog friendly Multiple outdoor seats Online ordering Outdoor heating Take out Dine in

The Italian American fare at Pete’s Tavern is casual and comforting, hitting the “sweet spot” for many who have been eating this type of cuisine in New York City for years. Not only does Pete’s Tavern have an outdoor seating area for people who want to visit with their dogs, but the restaurant’s outdoor seating is heated. This means that you and your pooch can come to visit even when the weather is exceptionally cold and you might not otherwise be able to sit outside.

7. Parnell's Pub & Restaurant

Dog friendly Dine in Online ordering Take out

Parnell’s wants to bring you traditional Irish hospitality in New York City, with a broad menu and several hard drinks available on tap. The restaurant is decorated in a rustic theme. There are daily specials aplenty and homemade regional comfort food is the primary inspiration for the restaurant’s offerings. You’ll also be able to find outdoor seating, which you can sit in with your dog. Plus, there is a substantial outdoor area where people love to sit when the weather is nice.

Take Your Dog Out for Dinner

If you’re looking to have a great night out on the town, a restaurant is probably going to be one of the first activities you look into. When you have your dog with you, you want to make sure that the restaurant offers seating for your dog as well as for you. Many restaurants aren’t legally allowed to welcome pets inside due to health code restrictions, so you’ll often need to find restaurants with outdoor seating. With this list, you can be prepared for any outing that you’re interested in throughout New York City.

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