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Dog Friendly in LA/Pasadena Area

tigersmom May 27, 2007 11:44 AM

Looking for dog friendly places to eat in West LA or Pasadena area. Anyone have any suggestions?

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    dbuckho RE: tigersmom May 27, 2007 11:57 AM

    Try checking our dogfriendly.com. If you navigate down to California>Los Angeles> then either Hollywood-West LA, LA Beach Area, or Pasadena-East LA, they have a list of restaurants that allow dogs along with pet-friendly hotels and attractions in that area. I have taken my dogs to the Lazy Daisy and Zabies here in Santa Monica (allowed at the outdoor tables).

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      tigersmom RE: dbuckho May 27, 2007 12:14 PM


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        Feed_me RE: tigersmom May 27, 2007 05:58 PM

        The subject has come up before and I recall someone warning to call in advance to confirm the dogfriendly.com information as being up to date to avoid problems upon arrival.

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      Diana RE: tigersmom May 27, 2007 06:46 PM

      Lucky Baldwin's is OK with dogs on the patio. Twice, they've even humored me and brought my boy a plain hamburger patty as a treat.

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        JeetJet RE: tigersmom May 27, 2007 10:51 PM

        Almost every time I have stopped at Doughboy’s, or drove passed, I have noticed at least one dog at the tables out front. However, I stopped their last Friday for a bite of scrapple with dirtied eggs (and that great corn muffin) and while I was eating, two dogs began barking at each other. In the nick-of-time the owners pulled them away from each other just as they were about to have a bite themselves. I love my dog also but my fear is that too many people really do not spend the time with their dogs to properly train them but only wish to use them in public to attract someone and begin a discussion which may not be safe for the dogs. So I left my best friend home this time, had a greaqt breakfast and brought the small Hummingbird cake home to enjoy it with my dog nearby. If you go to Doughboy’s, and whether you bring your dog or not, you really must try the Hummingbird. As for the scrapple, well, it is really an east coast thing but Doughboy’s does pretty good and it may be enough food for two.....people.

        8136 W Third St
        Los Angeles, CA
        (323) 651-4202

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          RoxyGrl RE: tigersmom May 28, 2007 07:21 AM

          Sierra Madre is very dog-friendly (lots of doggy water fountains, a dog-park off of S.M. Blvd and every restaurant in town has a patio). From the list below I would suggest Cafe 322, Corfu, Lozano or Nano.


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            rantsnravesnreviews RE: RoxyGrl May 28, 2007 12:39 PM

            I actually live in Sierra Madre and it is a very dog friendly town. owever, I have only seen dogs at the outside tables at The Only Place in Town, Lucky Baldwins, the coffee places BeanTown and Starbucks, Village Pizza and Sierra Madre Pizza. Both Cafe 322 and Nano's patios are sort of enclosed, and I have eaten at Corfu alot and never seen a dog at any of the outside tables. Call first. http://rantsnravesnreviews.blogspot.com

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              RoxyGrl RE: rantsnravesnreviews May 29, 2007 05:37 PM

              I live there too (hi neighbor!) and we take the mutt to Corfu a lot. They bring him a cup of ice to munch on. Nano's patio is probably the least dog friendly of the bunch but if you sit by the back gate he can hang out pretty close by.

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                tigersmom RE: RoxyGrl May 29, 2007 07:02 PM

                Hey thanks Sierra Madre folks. I have relatives there as well. Nano's looks a little dicey to me. I appreciate the info. I only knew about a few places in that area.

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                  rantsnravesnreviews RE: tigersmom Jun 5, 2007 01:40 PM

                  Nano's is actually Pasadena, across the street from SM. The food is ok, the building is old, converted, and looks a little sketchy, but they have great crispy hash browns at breakfast and do perfect egss over easy (no runny whites)!

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            revets2 RE: tigersmom May 30, 2007 01:42 AM

            BISTRO DE LA GARE is one of the dog friendliest for dinner i've experienced. don't love the food, though.

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              crystaw RE: tigersmom May 30, 2007 02:18 AM

              I saw a couple dining at the outdoor seating at the Crepevine in Old Town Pas with a dog, so you could check that out if you like

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                kotatsu RE: tigersmom May 30, 2007 04:33 PM

                it's not exactly fancy, but i see LOTS of people eat breakfast with dogs resting comfortably at the Corner Bakery location on Lake in Pasadena. I think the store even furnishes a doggie water bowl, which is nice.

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                  LisaStitch RE: tigersmom May 30, 2007 06:08 PM

                  Piknic in Playa Del Rey loves dogs, I've taken mine there a few times, and I really like all their food. If you ask, they will bring a bowl of water for your little one. I hear Prana on Melrose Place is similarly welcoming but I haven't been there myself.

                  In general, most places that have outside seating in front of their place (on the sidewalk, as opposed to an interior courtyard like at Spago) will allow well-behaved dogs.

                  Here are links to a couple other dog-friendly discussions:

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                    chowhound chloe RE: tigersmom Jul 13, 2007 12:58 PM

                    Sierra Madre, which is just east of Pasadena, is extremely dog friendly. I have seen dogs at all of the restaurants with outdoor seating. Also, low dog-level drinking fountains are attached to all drinking fountains throughout downtown and at the base of the Mt Wilson hiking trail. But some restaurants will put out water bowls if a drinking fountain is not nearby.

                    The two independently-owned coffee shops, Beantown and the recently-opened Steamers have free dog biscuits for your canine friend. Also, a fenced dog park can be found just east of downtown at Sierra Vista Park on Sierra Madre Blvd. The dog area is located behind the public pool near the baseball fields.

                    I've listed all the restaurants in Sierra Madre with outdoor seating where I have seen dogs:

                    Cafe 322
                    322 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

                    Barney's Only Place In Town
                    110 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

                    48 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

                    Mountain View Sushi
                    24 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

                    Thai Sierra Madre
                    85 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

                    Lucky Baldwins Delirium Cafe
                    21 Kersting Ct, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

                    Cold Stone Creamery
                    7 Kersting Ct, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

                    1 Kersting Ct, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

                    Steamers Coffee House
                    142 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

                    Sierra Madre Pizza Co
                    181 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

                    44 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

                    Casa Del Rey
                    31 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

                    Village Pizzeria
                    41 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

                    Bean Town
                    45 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

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                      thericequeen RE: chowhound chloe Jul 13, 2007 05:38 PM

                      If you're hanging out in West Hollywood: Tango Grill on Santa Monica Boulevard near Palm, allows dogs at its outside tables. The food is pretty good, (Argentina/Italian), prices aren't bad and service has been consistently good.

                    2. omotosando RE: tigersmom Jul 13, 2007 10:11 PM

                      My favorite place to take the hound is the Tea Garden on Beverly near Doheny. Great patio, great tea and adequate food brought in from M Cafe (sandwiches, salads and bento boxes) on Melrose and, newly, from A Cow Jumped Over the Moon in Beverly Hills (more salads and sandwiches). They usually bring the dogs water in a big porcelain Chinese bowl.

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                        omotosando RE: omotosando Jul 15, 2007 03:39 PM

                        I have to amend this. I just went today (Sunday) and Tea Garden on Beverly has, very strangely, stopped serving food on Sundays. Only tea, at least on Sundays. I wonder if they are planning to close the place down, now that they took over the old Elixir space a couple of blocks away on Melrose.

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