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Apr 18, 2010 11:41 AM

Best places to bring your dog to eat with you?

West side preferred.

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  1. I know this is an often asked question but I'd vote 3 Square on Abbot Kinney. Great food but somewhat cramped patio area. They don't mind you sitting on the outer edge of the patio with your pup just on the other side of the railing. There might also be some tables outside the patio bordering the sidewalk which would allow you to sit directly with Rover. Bring his water bowl if going for lunch - the sun will be cutting directly across the front of the restaurant at that time.

    3 Square Cafe
    1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

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      1. re: 1newyorkguy

        Just about any part of town that has some history of dog culture will have places that you're looking for. Venice has been a "Dog Town" since I was a kid, so it's pretty much a given around here. As long as there's some sort of outdoor/patio area, particularly if it's adjacent to a sidewalk or parking lot, then most places will allow dogs to be on the perimeter.

        1. re: 1newyorkguy

          In Santa Monica we see lots of well mannered dogs on the patio at il Forno on Ocean Park Blvd. (and they have some very good food). The patio tables are spread out, far from the street (so they are quiet) and the ones along the window are actually separated by tall planters with heavy bushes growing between them, so you have real privacy for you and your companions (2 and 4 legged variety).

          Il Forno Caffe & Pizzeria
          2901 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

      2. "Best places to bring your dog to eat with you? "
        Well, you've come to the right place - ChowHound.

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        1. re: ilikefood

          Baron enjoys a good repast. Tell me where.

          1. re: Baron

            Find out where those pictures of dogs playing poker are from. They probably serve food .

        2. We've got lots of odd places here, but I'm not aware of any where you can eat your dog.

          1. We drive up PCH to Malibu with the dogs all the time. Lots of places to take out at the Malibu Country Mart and you eat at the tables outside. Or Malibu Seafood. They don't let you eat at their tables, but just next door are tables that are part of the parkland. Also, outdoor tables at Neptune's Net on the right side of the lot.

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            1. re: JPomer

              Neptune's Net no longer allows dogs.

            2. I was driving by Petrossian on Robertson yesterday and saw a large dog dining with its owners outside. Perhaps your dog would enjoy a spot of caviar?

              321 N Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA

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              1. re: omotosando

                And in Beverly Hills, no one would even bat an eye, unless the dog had no sweater on...

                1. re: bulavinaka

                  Seriously, if your dog isn't in to caviar, they appear to have a lot of salads, sandwiches and pizzas on the lunch menu. My dog and I will definitely have to give it a try one of these days.

                  1. re: bulavinaka

                    In Beverly Hills, I can sit outside and enjoy great Italian meals at these two of my favorite places; Il Pastaio and eBaldi.

                    E Baldi
                    375 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                    Il Pastaio
                    400 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212