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The best dog-friendly restaurants in NYC

Dine with your four-legged friend at these dog-friendly restaurants in NYC

Written by
Tazi Phillips
&
Tolly Wright
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Dog people know that there’s no one more loyal than your four-legged friend. Why leave them at home when you’re out on the town? Among the slew of amazing restaurants, there are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants in NYC. Whether you’re grabbing a bite to eat or meeting friends for drinks, NYC has plenty of options that are perfectly paw-some. In fact, we’re guessing there are times when you’d rather hang with your canine companion than try to plan a date in the city.

Some of these spots are top-rated restaurants with patios where you can dine with your dog, while others are the kind of establishments that take the term “dog friendly” to another level with dedicated mutt-friendly menus. There are so many things to do with your dog in NYC (not to mention pet-friendly hotels), why not treat them to a tasty meal too? Take your dog to one of these pet-approved faves on your next foray around the city—after all, outdoor dining has never been so in.

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Best dog-friendly restaurants in NYC

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This Chelsea spot is a real treat for dogs. Alongside a solid menu of New American faves and seafood, you’ll find a special menu just for your pooch. It’s a tough choice between grilled steak, chicken or a burger, all served with baby veg. Finish with a pupsicle or mixed berries. Fur friends watching their figures can stick with a simple house-made biscuit.

  • Restaurants
  • Coffee shops
  • East Village

This spot in the East Village is not far from Tompkins Square Park, so it’s a perfect place to stop before or after a session at the dog park. Boris and Horton is not only welcoming to your pup when you stop in for a coffee or a bite to eat, they also offer dog-friendly events throughout the year, from trivia to adoption events.

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • East Village
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House-made pasta is the star at this Italian gem in the East Village. Your pup is welcome to join you on the outdoor patio that wraps around the corner of East 2nd. Enjoy people-watching with your best friend along the tree-lined streets as you dive into your divine pasta.

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  • American
  • Chelsea
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This Chelsea hotspot has plenty of outdoor seating where dogs (and cats) are welcome. You can enjoy the buzzy atmosphere with a couple of cocktails while your pooch checks out the canine scene. Be discreet if you slip a taste of Cookshop’s iconic roast chicken under the table.

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  • Italian
  • Gramercy
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For a calm dining option where your low-key canine can enjoy a chill vibe, Novita offers alfresco dining on a quiet, tree-lined street in the Gramercy Park neighborhood. The casual Italian fare suits the warm, casual atmosphere.

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  • Hamburgers
  • Flatiron
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New Yorkers go crazy for Shake Shack, and for good reason. Danny Meyer’s wildly popular Madison Square Park concession stand is mobbed with lines during the summer; in chilly weather, heat lamps provide all the warmth you need. It’s worth waiting in line for, especially when you can bring your pup with you. While you indulge in that ShackBurger and concrete, treat your four-legged friend to dog-friendly menu items like the Pooch-ini and Bag O’Bones.

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Upper West Side
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An Upper West Side neighborhood favorite, on Sundays, Fred’s packs a crowd with its brunch featuring the likes of cinnamon-raisin French toast and eggs Benedict. The personality of this restaurant is definitely doggie-driven with photographs of customer's four-legged friends covering the walls. Fred's is the perfect place to sit outside with your pooch while you people-watch on Amsterdam Ave.

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