‘Pet Friendly’ Restaurant Row

By January 19, 2019 January 24th, 2019 blog
A string of affordable, 2nd Avenue restaurants, just down the street from East Side Animal Hospital, have dog-friendly outdoor seating.  We put together a list of what’s happening for lunch and happy hour.  Stroll along the Avenue and check out these sandwich boards.


955 Second Avenue (between 50th and 51st Street), NY, NY, 10022

(212) 752-7151

Menu: eat24hrs.com

Reservations: opentable.comallsetnow.com

Order: delivery.comgrubhub.comseamless.comdoordash.com

Pescatore has a mouthwatering menu of seafood lunch choices.  They have a $26 dollar lunch prix fixe that includes an appetizer, entree, and desert.  The outside dining area gets plenty of warm sunshine, so you should be able to enjoy this restaurants terrace almost year round.  I only had an appetizer here, the grilled octopus, but what an appetizer!  Loved the food and the service.


953 Second Avenue (between 50th and 51st Street), NY, NY, 10022

(212) 219-0101

Menu: places.singleplatform.com

Reservations: opentable.com

Order: seamless.comgrubhub.comdoordash.com

Socarrat has three locations, one in Nolita, one in Chelsea, and this one, on Second Avenue between 50th and 51st.  Like its neighbor, Pescatore, this restaurant’s comfortable outdoor seating gets plenty of warm sunshine, so grab the dog, and meet a friend to enjoy Socarrat’s mouthwatering array of paellas and tapas.  Wine and sangria are 1/2 price from 4 to 7pm.

The Horny Ram

951 Second Avenue (Between 50th and 51st), NY, NY 10022

(917) 261-4136

Menu: https://www.thehornyramnyc.com/menus/

Reservations: opentable.com

The Horny Ram is a farm-to-table bistro that will knock your socks off with its creative style, ambiance, and, of course, delicious food.  The outdoor seating is clean, comfortable and bathed in warm sunshine.  I had some oysters and a beer while I taste tested my way through this pet friendly Second Avenue line up, all the while eyeballing the sandwich board sign that read ‘bottomless brunch’.  Note to self, call Kathleen and book a reservation for this Sunday.

La Cava Wine Bar

939 Second Avenue (Between 49th and 50th Streets), NY, NY 10022

(212) 223-1206

Menu: places.singleplatform.com

Reservations: http://www.lacavanyc.com/contact-3/

When I walked by La Cava, there was already a local enjoying a glass of wine with her dog, Max. She told me that she regularly liked La Cava for its terrific service and classy array of salads, appetizers and wine paring treats. I had the arugula, pear salad and salmon tartare. I paired it with the happy-hour priced Prosecco.  Terrific!

Did we miss a restaurant that you know of where we can sit with our dog?  Use the comments section to share!

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