Dog-friendly outdoor restaurants
Lately it seems many of the restaurants that used to allow dogs inside the enclosures in their outdoor areas are now insisting you keep your pup tied outside the barrier. Haven't seen a post on this for a while so does anyone have any suggestions? Nikos on Broadway and 76th which used to be super dog friendly and the fail safe backup closed this year so need some new ideas. Anyone have suggestions?
I live in Carnegie Hill and there are a number of restaurants with outdoor seating and no enclosures where people often dine with their dogs -- all within a block of 92nd and Madison:
Paola's - my favorite, Italian, the most tables
Le Paris - one table
Pescalou - maybe two
Island - two
1295 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028
1308 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
1305 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
1312 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128
Downtown, I believe that dell'anima, Extra Virgin, Cornelia St Cafe, and Morandi have sidewalk seating without any fence or barrier.
211 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014
259 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
38 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Unfortunately, the sidewalk by Extra Virgin is so narrow that if you sit there with your dog, he/she will be in constant danger of being trampled. (Tartine in the West Village, which I've heard called dog friendly a lot elsewhere, is the same way: no barrier, narrow sidewalk)
I second Morandi for dog friendliness, though. There's a nice, wide sidewalk, no barrier and many waiters are happy to bring water for the pup if you need it.
Other places by neighborhood:
I know Waverly Inn is a pain in the ass in some other ways, but they are wonderful about letting dogs in the fenced in, outdoor area out front. It's a small space, so it works best for medium and smaller size dogs. There is also a wonderful waiter there named Chris whom no dog can resist.
At WIlfie & Nell in warm weather, they open the French doors out front. If you're sitting at one of the tables by the door, your dog can hang just outside the restaurant while you are inside.
Chelsea Piers restaurants are all or almost all very dog friendly. The Chelsea Brewing Company has seating outside and no barrier. The footpath that runs by isn't too, too crowded. There's a turquoise colored cafe (David's?) further north in CHelsea Piers that also has outdoor picnic tables. You'll be breathing fumes from the adjacent parking lot, though.
In addition to the Boat Basin, around 110th St or so in Riverside Park, there is a dog run and almost directly across from that an outdoor cafe in the summertime. The food is pretty basic (think generic frozen, preformed burger patties with mushy, greasy fries), but it can be a very nice place to sit and drink a beer with your dog. There is even live music there, sometimes, and sometimes the dogs in the dog run have a sing along.
Cafe con Leche has allowed dogs in the enclosure in the past, but I'm not sure what their current policy is.
If you just want to grab a snack, you can order and sit on the benches in front of Hampton Chutney. Some of the wait staff has been nice enough to bring out my order to me, in the past.
Georgia's Cafe is on a fairly wide stretch of sidewalk and has also been dog friendly in the past.
In the East Village, there are a few lesser known restaurants on 2nd Ave that allow dogs inside the barrier, too, but I'll have to walk by, again, to refresh my memory as the the names.
Thanks for starting this thread, UWSCarly!
211 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014
16 Bank St, New York, NY 10014
253 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014
Chelsea Brewing Co.
59 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011
Wilfie & Nell
228 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
One more for the West Village: Panca Peruvian. We were able to eat with our dog inside the area marked off for sidewalk seating (not a fence, but a series of tall planters with gaps in between) and saw another dog in the enclosure, as well, while we were there. Fairly good food to boot (ceviche, beef heart anticuchos and causas).
And in case you didn't see the NYT segment on dog-friendly restaurants from May 15: http://events.nytimes.com/mem/nycrevi...
92 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014
Pier 1 is good, indeed, but I want to put the 79th Boat Basin Restaurant in the comp. Michael O'Neal just loves dogs (and patrons)! You can walk from one to the other and compare/contrast. Please let us fellow dog lovers hear your reaction(s)!.
Boat Basin Cafe
W 79th St and Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10024
Freds is super dog friendly, they bring ice water to your pup (granted my pup is exceptionally cute and a black lab just like the restaurants namesake)
I had lunch the Irish bar at 82nd and Amsterdam last week, pretty good burgers and very dog friendly.
but nothing beats the Pier i Cafe at 70th and the river
476 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
Pier I Cafe
Riverside Blvd and W 70th St, New York, NY 10069