Do you feel bad having to leave your dog behind while you head out for lunch with friends? You won’t have to!
We’ve compiled a list of dog-friendly restaurants in Manhattan that’ll allow your pups to hang with you. Some even provide GMO, soy, and gluten-free meals for your dog. There are also establishments you can enjoy with non-vegan family members and friends.
Unfortunately, due to health codes, dogs aren’t always allowed inside restaurants. Although, we do feature an establishment that allows you to bring your best friend into the restaurant’s interior. It’s a bar that serves inexpensive liquor, beer, and wine, and that hosts dog birthday parties on their patio!
At Ketunpet, we strive to recommend brands that are conscious. So, check out this list of dog-friendly establishments with healthy options, and bring Fido with you.
1. A.G. Kitchen
“My daughter and I were looking for a place for an early lunch. I had just arrived from LA for a visit. We were looking at the menu on the window when the door opened and a fellow with a plate of guacamole covered chips said, “Please try our guacamole.” We were sold and we were not disappointed. The lunch special is an excellent value.” – Tim K.
At this Upper West Side Latin eatery, Chef Alex Garcia provides your dogs with their own special menu. “We are super-excited; we are going with a Cuban-inspired dog diet, which will have no GMOs, soy or gluten!’’ says Garcia. The canine menu includes healthy food all priced at $5!
“I live around the block, and I can’t believe it took me a year to try Siggy’s! I got the noodle-less, cheese-less Vegan Tofu and Eggplant Lasagna, and it was hearty and perfect for the fall weather. I’m not the biggest tofu person but it was awesome! Loved all the tomato sauce it was covered in! The sweet potato side was amazing. You need to order it! Our waiter was really helpful and told us his favorites (really cute too)!” – Shannon O.
Looking to grab a healthy bite? Try Siggy’s good food located in both NoHo and Brooklyn Heights. It’s a down-to-earth, casual dog-friendly restaurant in Manhattan that offers many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options to choose from. They also have a cute outdoor section for your pooch.
“Yes, a pet-friendly bar! Apparently, since they do not sell food, this bar allows dogs. There is a nice outdoor space in the back, it’s covered and heated. A couple of the dogs were running around on the patio and making new friends. I was traveling with my five pound Shih Tzu, he was happy to sit on my lap, but I appreciate that I could bring him in.” – Kara M.
d.b.a is a great casual bar with an awesome beer and whisky selection at decent prices (considering it’s located in NYC.) The bartender will even let you try a couple of beers on tap before deciding. Enjoy their happy hour from Monday through Friday until 9 pm with 5-dollar draft beer, well, or wine.
Soak in the atmosphere, music, and lovely back patio where celebrations are held for dog birthdays and meetups. Have I mentioned that dogs are welcome both indoors and outdoors? Although they don’t serve food, you can bring food in. There are loads of pizza spots nearby where you can grab a slice.
Source: Barking Dog
“Good food, casual dining and quick service. Terrific for families. Better than a diner, but not expensive. And lots of cute dog pictures and statutes. A family favorite!” – Julie B
Barking Dog Luncheonette is another dog-friendly restaurant in the heart of the Upper East Side.
It exudes a real diner feel, with warm and welcoming good food, as well as friendly staff. The coffee comes warm in a big jug. There’s a wonderful collection of dog paintings and other dog-related objects.
This Upper East Side brunch establishment really cares about its canine clientele with a dog treat jar and water fountain outside.
“This is a great place to sit outdoors in the warmer months and enjoy the West Village, but also has a wonderful rustic interior. Service was great for lunch and not too bustling or loud. The waitstaff is knowledgeable about the dishes and wine pairings. I will definitely come back to try more delicious dishes!” – Hannah S.
Are you into authentic Italian cuisine?
Keith McNally created this cool West Village outpost swarming with the city’s hipperati. Make a reservation, though, as it is always extremely busy, and the wait can be long.
Try out this quaint and cozy restaurant, with distressed-wood chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, brick arches, and bottles of Chianti lining the walls.
“We come from Italy and it was hard to find a good pizza place in New York. Love the pizza at Serafina. Great atmosphere also. The outside sitting is good for summer to enjoy the NYC view. The inside sitting is nice also for winter.” – Klara1990
Whether you’re a theater-goer, neighborhood local, young professional, or seasoned Italian food lover, Serafina Broadway is a dog-friendly restaurant in Midtown Manhattan that features rustic Italian fare that’s drool-worthy. They prepare the freshest pizzas and pasta. Plus, there’s pet-friendly outdoor seating.
“Incredibly delicious brunch at insanely inexpensive prices for Manhattan. Perfect spot to enjoy brunch and people watch, followed by walking around the cutest parts of the West Village. The quiche-of-the-day was the best I’ve ever had.” – Alexandra L.
Cornelia Street Cafe has been serving home-cooked-style bistro food for more than 30 years. This is definitely a neighborhood favorite. Take your pick from their selection of French-American favorites, such as country pate, salads, and their famous weekend brunch. Enjoy an artsy vibe accompanied by performances on their ground floor, with inviting sidewalk cafe tables that more than welcome your best friend.
“I have been here a few times and it’s always consistent, delicious, friendly, and clean. The food is really exceptional French bistro style, with slight changes to the menu depending on the season. The wine list is exceptional and the deserts are truly amazing. The profiteroles are my favorite. It can be very crowded, especially on the weekends so I suggest making a reservation. I am always happy to see a large crowd there, since I know if they closed I would be very sad!” –
Bistro Chat Noir serves tasty French cuisine at an amazing price. This inviting Manhattan restaurant will be happy to serve you and your dog! This French café is right beside Central Park, so it’s the perfect place to drop by for a warm French onion soup or soufflé. With awesome service and frequent celebrity sightings, this is an elegant and fun place to bring your dog.
Over to You
Make sure your dog is well-behaved while taking them out with you to lunch. Wear them out with a good long walk first to keep them buzzing from energy all over the place. You don’t want them barking, whining, or pacing. Generally, you want to keep other restaurant goers comfortable.
With that said, there’s almost nothing better than bringing your four-legged friend with you when enjoying a nice meal.