Your pets are beloved, important members of the family. Since family dining is such a popular outing–especially in NYC–people want to take their dogs with them!

Since 2015, new laws have allowed diners to take their dogs out with them for a meal. The New York City Health Department now allows Fido to dine in restaurants with outdoor seating. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated against rabies to take a seat at the table, but authorities don’t necessarily insist on seeing your pet’s papers. Participating restaurants are required to post signs informing customers about the rules.

If you’d like to include your pup on your dining excursions, check out these dog-friendly restaurants in NYC:

Dog & Bone

The quaint Dog & Bone in NYC’s Kips Bay neighborhood is a great spot to chill with your dog, either canine or artisanal. The restaurant, inspired by an English Bulldog named Winston, boasts a menu of artisanal hot dogs and comfort foods. The dog-friendly sidewalk cafe stretches along the pedestrian pavilion on 25th street. The “Sit, Stay, Eat” slogan encourages diners to sit down outside and catch up with their dogs at their side. Founded in 2017, the founders who are both food and dog aficionados, offer seasonal produce to offer a comfortable, relaxed setting for both you and your dog.

Address: 338 3rd Ave New York, NY
Hours: Open Everyday 11 AM – 2 AM

Barking Dog Luncheonette

Want to bring your dog to brunch? Try this dog-friendly spot that features a fun, canine theme! Barking Dog is a family-friendly venue that can appeal to children and older “kids” who prefer a cocktail at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The American menu features salads, sandwiches, and comfort dishes. They even offer a drinking dish and fountain for your pup. This place is perfect for weekend brunch, so bring your pup. If you’re looking for a dog-friendly place in the Upper East Side, this place is it!

Address: 1453 York Ave (York Ave. Between 76th St. & 77th St.) New York, NY
Hours: Open Everyday 7:30 am – 10:15 pm

Per Lei

The Upper East Side Italian spot Per Lei is an elegant treat for you and your dog. The restaurant offers up vitamin-infused biscuits in a variety of flavors, along with a complimentary jerk-chicken fillet. “We are a neighborhood restaurant, and the dogs are part of our neighborhood,’’ says owner Enrico Proietti. This fun and sultry dining spot is great place for a date with your dog. Enjoy the outdoor patio where you both can relax.

Address: 1347 Second Ave (Corner of 71st St) New York, NY
Hours: Lunch: Mon – Fri 12pm – 4pm, Dinner: Mon – Sat 4pm – 11pm , Sun 4pm – 10:30pm, Brunch: Sat & Sun 12pm – 4pm

A.G. Kitchen

Cooking up a special menu for dogs, Chef Alex Garcia has created a magnificent meal for everyone at this Upper West side Latin eatery. The dog menu offers a Cuban-inspired canine diet with no GMOs, soy, or gluten. Located just a block from Central Park, the restaurant is a great place to chow down with your dog after a long walk or run in the park. The canine meal includes arroz con pollo, ropa vieja, beef sliders and is topped off with some doggie ice cream. All dishes are priced at $5.

Address: 269 Columbus Ave New York, NY
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday 11:30am – 4pm, Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 4pm – 11pm, Friday – Saturday 4pm – 12am

Shake Shack

Although now a multi-city chain, Shake Shack is still a NYC representative. If you’re looking for a quick and casual meal, this is the spot for you and your canine. The famous burger-joint offers a some fine doggie treats for a hot summer day. If you want to enjoy your shake, now your dog can enjoy a sweet as well. Order up the Pooch-ini, a custom-made dessert consisting of dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce, and vanilla custard. You can also just order up the Bag o’ Bones, a paper bag filled with five tasty dog biscuits from Bocce’s Bakery. Your dog will enjoy this one!

Address: Various locations in NYC
Hours: Varies by location

Outings with your dogs can always put you in a good mood. Now, knowing the right spots for all these delectable dog treats will put your dog in a good mood. We hope you enjoy the day dining with your canine!