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NYC's Best Pet-Friendly Restaurants

Los Angeles resident Merlin Lucas (R) and enjoys a beer with his dog Diesel at Barney's Beanery sports bar and restaurant in West Hollywood, California after recently returning from see the first week of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, August 13, 2016. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Pets are a large part of the family; they should get to be a part of the day's action no matter the location. New York City provides plenty of dog parks, but if you really want to make it a dog day, take that furry fella out with you to grab a bite and soak up the sun. The area's most pet-friendly restaurants offer delicious food, pet-friendly service and ambiance galore.

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The Barking Dog at 94th St.
1678 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10128
(212) 831-1800

With a sit, stay slogan, this restaurant's dog-friendly atmosphere just had to be. Bring your pup to the outdoor dining area where he'll enjoy a doggy bar to share with his furry friends. This is fun family restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily as well as weekend brunch. Enjoy a huge menu of salads and sandwiches, and comfort food favorites, plus a kids' menu. Take advantage of super-reasonable prices while your dog lounges about with his best friend.

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The Park
118 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 352-3313

After a pleasant afternoon of playing in the park, stop by The Park for fine dining in The Garden, a 4,000-square-foot area surrounded by Japanese maple trees and wisteria vines. The Garden is covered and heated for winter dining as well, making this the perfect year-round doggie dining option. Imbibe in cocktails and the restaurant's wine list late into the night, or dine on Mediterranean and American cuisine options sure to please any crowd.

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Boat Basin Cafe
West 79th Street at Riverside Drive
New York, NY, 10025
(212) 496-5542

After visiting a nearby doggy park, sit back and relax with some food and drink, sharing the water-front views of the marina and Hudson River with the pooch in the open-air restaurant at Riverside Park. Enjoy burgers, soups and sandwiches as well as a limited menu of entrees for dinner. Don't miss brunch with the café's weekend specials for a great Saturday or Sunday in the sun with your fuzzy best friend.

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Shake Shack 
Madison Avenue and 23rd Street
New York, NY, US 10010
(212) 889-6600

Spend the afternoon playing in the park with your pup, then stop by the Shake Shack for a quick bite and, of course, a milkshake. Wait in line with the pooch for great burgers, hot dogs, and fries. For dessert, enjoy a thick shake or cup or cone of frozen custard. Relax at twilight with your furry best friend enjoying a cold beer or a nice glass of wine here.

Carol Ruth Weber began her career as a Theatrical Costume and Set Designer and segued into the world of Interior Design. As an interior designer she has twenty-eight years of experience in all phases of the business. You can read more of her work on and she can also be contacted at WeberLifeDesign.

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