In celebration of National Dog Week, Bark and OpenTable have partnered together to find the best places to dine with your canine.
After multiple taste tests and licking plenty of bowls clean, the results are in. These are the best dog-friendly restaurants in the United States.
If you find yourself dining out with your dog this week, snap a photo, post it to Instagram, tag OpenTable and use the hashtag #DiningWithDogs for a chance to win a gift card and tail-wagging swag from Bark.
Ray’s and Starks
Location: Los Angeles, California
This stylish restaurant located at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art doesn’t just invite dogs in, it has an entire menu for them.
Executive chef Fernando Darin, who loves to make food for his own dogs, started the restaurant’s Barky Brunch, a dog-friendly service hosted every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At this special meal, pooches can order Pizza Crust, Steamed Chicken, Watermelon Sorbet and other tasty dishes from the Man’s Best Friend menu.
TRACE at The W
Location: Austin, Texas
Located right next to a dog park and hiking trails, this restaurant is the perfect place to stop with your pup to fill up on homemade doggie treats and ice cream after a long trek.
Precita Park Cafe
Location: San Francisco, California
Owners Rachel Herbert and Dana Oppenheim love dogs, so they made sure their restaurant was set to serve man’s best friend too. Canines visiting this cafe can expect to enjoy homemade veggie dog treats and dog-friendly hamburgers.
Location: Carrollton, Texas
All dogs who visits Cane Rosso, which means “red dog” in Italian, are treated to fresh water and dog biscuits. But this restaurant doesn’t stop with pet dogs, it helps shelter animals too. The restaurant has its own rescue program called Cane Rosso Rescue and hosts Pups on the Patio events, where local shelters are invited to bring adoptable dogs to the restaurant to meet potential pet parents. Cane Rosso also accepts donations to its rescue program in exchange for food discounts.
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Eli’s Table is the only restaurant in the area with a patio open to non-service dogs. At this oasis canines can dine on made-to-order steak tips and other meals, all of which come with fresh water.
Location: Chicago, Illinois
This new American eatery has a menu just for dogs, a huge patio where they can stretch their paws and plenty of free treats. And if that wasn’t enough, 20 East also hosts a doggie fashion show and adoption event each year on National Dog Day.
Bistro Chat Noir
Location: New York, New York
Don’t let the cat-centric name confuse you, dogs rule this roost. Here, pups can enjoy a lush patio just a few paw steps away from Central Park. The bistro always has toys and treats on hand for doggie diners to enjoy. Plus, if you prefer to eat at Central Park, the restaurant will make a picnic for you, which includes a fresh dog treat.
Del Frisco's Grille
Location: New York, New York
Del Frisco’s is home to the Dog Days of Summer program, which features homemade dog treats and cocktails inspired by canines. No matter what time of year, pet visitors can leave the restaurant with a Del Frisco’s frisbee that doubles as a water bowl.
Location: Washington, D.C.
This restaurant loves an adorable dog event. On National Dog Day, humans were treated to dog inspired cocktails and canines enjoyed a variety of tasty treats. Radiator also hosts routine adoption nights, to give local shelter pets the chance to find their forever home.
Sally's Fish House & Bar
Location: San Diego, California
Everyday at Sally’s, dogs can chow down on dishes from the restaurant’s doggie menu, which includes chicken and rice, peanut butter cookies and pupcakes. Sally’s also hosts quarterly Yappy Hours where dogs are invited to stop by and indulge in pet-friendly beers, games and treats.