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Sep 9, 2007 07:59 PM

Dog Friendly Restaurants/Outdoor Seating?

So, I have a very well behaved new dog, and I would like to find out where I can take her on a walk and eat.
So far Cafe Cordiale has been a great place to take her... but I am looking for more options. What have you all come up with? Or, where have you gone that has good outdoor seating? I am particularly interested in finding places in or around the Sherman Oaks area, but I also want to know where else I can go when we decide to take a trip.

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  1. There is a breakfast cafe (Park Bench Cafe) in Huntington Beach (near the library), Orange County that welcomes dogs with their people. Food is good and prices are reasonable.

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    1. re: Joani Macaroni

      Yep, Park Bench is a really for the Hounds. Check the link. I like to take my dog there and then go to dog beach for a walk on the beach with my best friend.

      Park Bench Café (Breakfast & lunch plus A Dogs menu)
      (714) 842-0775
      17732 Goldenwest St
      Huntington Beach, CA

      1. re: JeetJet

        Park Bench is great! They even have a section on their menu just for dogs so you can order your pooch something to eat too : )

        Park Bench Cafe
        17732 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

        1. re: JeetJet

          I have been to Park Bench, but it is a bit of a drive in the OC for me to eat breakfast. My go to spots are The Filling Station in Orange, Break of Dawn in Laguna Hills, Cafe Zinc, and The Cottage on PCH in Laguna. I also take the pups to Lazy Dog Cafe, which is the only place I have found where you can have cocktails with the dog by your side, a huge plus even with so-so (but not bad for a chain) food. There is also a Lazy dog in Torrance and at the Irvine Marketplace on Jamboree. Panera Bread and Corner Cafe Locations are all pretty dog friendly, and they are go-to spots for me for lunch with the dogs.

          Finally, Beverly Hills is very dog friendly. Almost all the stores welcome dogs, and some places like Barneys have dog treats (check by men's calognes). I have eaten with the dogs at Il Fornaio there in BH, along with a few of the informal places.

          Break of Dawn
          24351 Avenida De La Carlota Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

          Filling Station
          201 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866

          Il Fornaio
          301 N.Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

          Cafe Zinc & Market
          344 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

          Lazy Dog Cafe
          1623 W Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867

      2. i've seen folks sitting outdoors with their dogs at c&o trattoria (not on the patio area, but at the tables in front of the restaurant on the sidewalk).

        if you are with a friend who can watch your pooch while you go inside to order and pick up your food, samosa house now has tables out in front. since they don't have umbrellas, i'd imagine that you'd want to go late in the afternoon or early evening. i wouldn't think you'd want to take her walking around samosa house, but they do have that green belt on culver which is near by.

        1. Aroma on Tujunga
          Bistro de la Gare

          In West LA
          Lazy Daisy
          Marmiton in SM

          In WeHo
          Tango Grill
          Urth Caffe

          In Bev Hills
          The Farm
          Cafe Marly
          Coupa Cafe
          A Cow Jumped Over the Moon (Bev Hills)

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          1. Bar Bouchon is another very nice dog-friendly restaurant

          2. Sierra Madre is a picturesque small-town located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. It is just east of Pasadena and is extremely dog friendly.

            Dogs hang out at 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. (Another great place to take your pooch. "First water" has a nice shaded area to relax before heading back down the trail.) 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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            1. re: chowhound chloe

              In Pasadena, Lucky Baldwin's allows dogs on the patio. A good place for a nice beer and some brit food.

              The Fox and Hounds lets dogs on the patio (Studio City)

              Lots of places on the Third Street Promenade in SM will also, just ask the host/hostess.

              Urth Cafe on melrose loves dogs on the patio

              1. re: Diana

                I have always had problems eating with the dogs at Third Street. The Promenade itself is great, but most of the patios are fenced off, and the dogs generally have to stay outside the fence. Usually, if there is a barrier around the patio and the place serves alcohol on the patio, then the dogs are not allowed in. Not always, but I have seen this a lot.

                1. re: ocshooter

                  Santa Monica will not let dogs inside of the patio's but you can sit right next to the door when they are outside of the patio areas. The restaurants are all afraid of the Health Department regulations. Some restaurants are cool and let dogs in the patio anyway.

              2. re: chowhound chloe

                I agree. Sierra Madre is very dog friendly. There was a cute little poodle having dinner with an elderly woman (yes the poodle was sitting on the chair) at Lozano's one evening as I walked by. Just the 2 of them, I think they were regulars.

              3. I had lunch today at Springbok on Victory, near the golf course. They have a patio where dogs are allowed.

                I've also taken my dog to 3 Square Cafe/Bakery on Abbot Kinney in Venice--great pancakes!