Pet Friendly Restaurants for Summer dineL.A.

Summer dineL.A. July 13-27, 2018
Pet friendly patio at MESSHALL Kitchen | Instagram by @messhallkitchen

The rumors are true: Los Angeles millennials aren’t having kids, they’re adopting dogs. That makes this city pretty dog-friendly, as people are going to bring their “furbabies” with them most places. Plus, this is just a laid-back town. Here are some restaurants participating in Summer dineL.A. this year that will be happy to let you sit on a nice patio with your little love.

The Bellwether

The Bellwether is one of the best restaurants in the San Fernando Valley. It’s imperative that you get there. And bring the pooch along! The dineL.A. menu is set up a little differently here than at most other partipating restaurants: you’ll choose three items in a free-for-all. Have two appetizers and a dessert! (Seriously, though, have the peaches and burrata. And the cavatelli.)

Paige and Popeye the Foodie Dog at Chang'an Restaurant | Instagram by @popeyethefoodie

Chang'an Restaurant

A lovely plant-filled, pergola-covered patio is attached to Chang’an Restaurant, a very hip restaurant on the third floor of a San Gabriel Valley mall. This is a very meat-heavy spot, specifically meats on sticks: you know all the dogs here are getting more than their fair share of tender victuals. But surely you’ll be keeping the seafood delights to yourself.

Bone marrow for your buddy at Church & State | Instagram by @gayotguide

Church & State

Located in the Downtown L.A. Arts District, Church & State is a perfect, classic French bistro. So naturally a sweeter pupper is the perfect accessory to an urban and urbane evening here. Industrial chic meets comfort food over plenty of wine - naturally, your dog is only interested in one part of that equation. Get the ratatouille (Fido will only beg for the poached egg) and the lemon verbena tart, and linger over some rose.

The Hart and The Hunter

Listen, your dog won’t be the only one begging at the sight of The Hart & the Hunter’s dineL.A. offerings. We imagine the biscuits with the selection of sweet and savory accoutrements will be the most sought-after starter, but that trout and avocado toast is sounding pretty good, too. Then the choice of an aged-cheddar burger, barbecue shrimp, or mushrooms and polenta? Who knows who’ll be drooling more.

Pet friendly patio at MESSHALL Kitchen | Instagram by @messhallkitchen


MESSHALL’s Los Feliz location means it’s always jam-packed. But the very friendly servers will make time to make your dog feel like royalty, with attention, praise and a water bowl. (Insider tip: order a turkey burger with no seasoning for your four-legged friend.) For yourself, if you’re there at lunch, be sure to order a Cobb salad. The L.A. invention was first created by the owners of the Brown Derby, a legendary Hollywood joint that had a location in this very spot.