Top 5 Restaurants for People with Dogs in New York

Looking for a great place to dine with your dog? Let’s take a look at five of the best-quality dog-friendly restaurants that New York City has to offer.

Cornelia Street Café

Restaurant view from outside
Restaurant from outside

New York City’s Cornelia Street Café is also open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This hot spot has won many local awards including Time Out’s “Top 100 Restaurants” and Village Voice’s “Best of New York Food.” This dog-friendly restaurant has also won for its looks in Where Magazine for “Best Neighborhood Ambiance.” It also was rated as “excellent” by 100 travelers by Trip Advisor. The restaurants displays fine art from local artists and hosts a variety of top-notch performances by local poets and musicians. Their food is French-American cuisine such as Country Pâte’ and Flat Crust Pizza Provencal.

Barking Dog Luncheonette

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Barking Dog allows dogs to make themselves comfortable in their outdoor eating area. They have “doggy watering fountains” outside for your pup to cool off. Located on the Upper East Side of New York City, the Barking Dog serves deliciously-cooked American food. Famous for their extensive brunch menu, locals can enjoy favorites like Eggs Florentine and Challah French Toast with fresh fruit. For lunch and dinner, experience items like Homemade Soup and St. Louis Style Toasted Goat Cheese Ravioli. When you are done, have a drink from their fully-stocked bar.

SideWalk Bar & Restaurant

Located in New York’s East Village, SideWalk Bar & Restaurant is a local NYC favorite. This dog-friendly restaurant is known for its live entertainment and tasty casual food. They grind meat for their hamburgers on site. SideWalk is divided into three sections, restaurant, bar and stage. The vibe is relaxed and fun. They have cool-sounding mixed drink items such as Velvet Rio and Spiked Milkshakes. Their menu has tasty items like Fire Roasted Eggplant and Fried Cauliflower. Their business hours are geared toward nightlife, as they stay open until 4 am every night.

Sotto Voce

In the mood for having flavorful Italian food in Brooklyn with your dog? Then Sotto Voce may be right for you. A favorite of locals, filmmakers and tourists alike, Sotto Voce offers a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. All of their food is prepared fresh, never precooked or prepackaged. Enjoy a menu full of Italian dishes such a Carpaccio di Manzo, Fagioli e Gamberetti and Penne Fiorentina. They also offer an extensive wine list. When you are finished, take a stroll in beautiful Prospect Park with your precious pooch.

Cinema Café (Facebook)

Restaurant view from top
Restaurant view from inside

Located on the East side in Murray Hill, Cinema Café welcomes dogs and dog lovers alike. This hip restaurant plays silent movies for their guests. They serve brunch, lunch and dinner. For lunch, choose items such as Fish Tacos, Chicken Pot Pie and Veal & Ricotta Meatballs. Eat dinner at Cinema Café and enjoy entrees such as Seared Sea Scallops, Chorizo Sausage Pizza or Truffle Macaroni and Cheese. Their cool atmosphere is complete with dim lights, candles and a fully-stocked bar.