NYC’s dog owners anxiously await the arrival of warm weather every year so they can finally dine al fresco with fido. An with a month and change officially left of Summer, you may still be trying to find a place that welcomes your furry friends. With not only open arms, but perhaps a bowl of water and some treats can sometimes be a real doggone dilemma.
Luckily every year there seems to be more and more outdoor dining options with pup-friendly patios. All of the spots on this list will please even the most demanding of palates and paws.
This West Village Italian hotspot is one of the toughest tables in town to score a reservation. Luckily, they just added a patio, vastly improving your odds of getting to try one of their inventive pastas like buffalo milk-filled caramelle with black sesame and cantaloupe.
Michelin-starred, Mexico City superstar chef Enrique Olvera’s casual Soho spot has plenty of seating outside but only if you arrive early enough, it’s almost always slammed.
This Australian cafe chain is spreading faster than Vegemite on toast on a hot summer day. They’re one of the few places open early enough to grab breakfast outside on the way to the dog park. Avocado toasts are a dime a dozen in this town, well actually more like $16 a slice, but at least this is one of the better ones.
A great spot for craft beers, great chicken wings and other bar foods, it’s BYOB (bring your own bones) for your pup.
What goes together better than pizza and puppies? With a location in the center of Union Square, Bocce Union Square has an entire Greenmarket as its muse. The pizzas are thin and tasty with farm fresh toppings.
The O.G. location of Danny Meyer’s fast food mecca welcomes your D.O.G. You can even order your dog a Pooch-ini sundae while you enjoy their Concrete milkshake (like a DQ Blizzard on roids.)
The Chelsea, Nolita, and Brookfield Place locations of this sustainable seafood mini-chain all have large outdoor patios. To sweeten the chowder pot the Seamore’s in Chelsea has a dollar oyster happy hour until 7pm and a not quite as fido-friendly underground rum speakeasy called Fishbone, open Thursdays thru Saturdays after 7pm.
Pig beach has a large courtyard with plenty of room for you and your pooch. It’s a very popular spot for boozy summertime weekends, with a menu full of barbecue and Brunswick Stew too.
Danny Meyer must have a thing for doing it outdoors, eating that is, as he makes the list again for his latest casual taco stand in the shiny new Domino Park on the Williamsburg waterfront. While there might be better tacos in town, none have a view of the Manhattan skyline you can share with your Shar-pei.