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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

                2. To the east of LA, I was allowed to bring my dog to sit on the Patio of the Back Abby Tavern in Claremont. I think I just had a drink that time and not too many people around.

                  Just outside LA county, Molly's Super in Upland catycorner from the Public Library (and the city admin offices) is super dog friendly. There is a section of the patio reserved for dogs, with water bowls, free treats, a lead staked to a tree and you may sit right next to it. There is also a dog menu if you'd like to order your pooch a meal. The friendly owner is such a dog person, she treated me to lunch the time I went there with my new pet from the shelter. It was a thanks you for rescuing the doggie. Closes at 2:30.

                  1. I can't vouch for the food, but the last time I was at Pat's Topanga Grill (years ago), just about every table had at least one dog under it. Big dogs too.

                    Pat's Topanga Grill
                    1861 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290

                    1. I've seen huge dogs on the patio enjoying the music on music nights at The Foundry.

                      The Foundry On Melrose
                      7465 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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                      1. re: omotosando

                        They gladly welcome dogs at the foundry. I discovered this place last week.

                      2. lots of places on Montana like Blue Plate, Babalu, Kreation Kafe, Stefan's, Cafe Montana

                        Santa Monica - Bread and Porridge, Bar Pinxto, Locando del Lago, South, Novel Cafe, Snug Harbor, Huckleberry


                        Beverly Hills -- Urth Caffe, Beverliz Cafe, Greenleaf chop shop, Panini Cafe, Joan's, King's Road, Bossa Nova, Euro Caffe, Coupa Cafe, Cafe Fiore, Il Pastaio, Ingrid's, Frida, Xi'an, Cabbage Patch, Enoteca Drago, La Conversation

                        Abbot's Habit



                        Good Stuff

                        Colony Cafe

                        Rose cafe

                        Urth Caffe
                        267 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

                        La Conversation
                        638 N Doheny Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069

                        1002 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

                        Kings Road Cafe
                        8361 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

                        Il Pastaio Restaurant
                        400 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                        Snug Harbor
                        2323 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

                        Coupa Cafe
                        419 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                        Enoteca Drago
                        410 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                        Beverliz Cafe
                        308 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

                        Blue Plate
                        1415 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

                        Cabbage Patch
                        214 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

                        Cafe Montana
                        1534 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

                        Cafe Fiore
                        66 California Street, Ventura, CA 93001

                        Panini Cafe
                        9601 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                        1. I've met friends with their pooches at Amandine a number of times, and it's always worked out very well.

                          Further East, Cafe Midi on La Brea always seems to have a bunch of dogs and their people at the tables outside. I think Midi will even bring water bowls for the dogs while they wait for their people. :)

                          Cafe Midi
                          148 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                          1. In the Valley, Springbok in Van Nuys is very dog friendly. We walk our two mutts there all the time. They will bring out a pitcher of water for them. Food for the adults is not too bad also.

                            1. a little closer to mid city.....almost all restaurants on Larchmont is dog friendly with their sidewalk tables.

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                              1. re: samtron608

                                I think as a general rule: hoods that have a representative resident and/or visitor population whose median income is around $100k will have a good selection of eateries with dog-friendly outdoor areas.

                                1. re: bulavinaka

                                  Chabuya on Sawtelle has a nice outdoor seating area and is very dog friendly.

                                  2002 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025