150 E 34TH St, New York, NY | Directions 1001640.745914 -73.979292
Neighborhoods: Kips Bay, Midtown
Comfortable atmosphere and nice enough staff. – I was seated quickly and a waiter showed up promptly to take my drink order. I was a single guest and I found the ambiance pleasing. I took a seat not too far from the small bar so I could see but not hear the TV. The food was good; I had Penne Chicken and Sausage with Broccoli. The only complaint I might have is that the staff is very friendly with each other and while not all bad they tend to forget theyre waiting on people. My beer was empty for 6 minutes.
I found the restaurant to be inviting though with the pictures of dogs all about and the decor and lighting to be very pleasing. The bartender seemed to be in very good spirits and was happily chatting with the locals at the bar. If youre staying at Affina Dumont hotel this place is convenient.
By far the worst dining experience ... EVER! – I am a relatively easy-going customer, yet by far, this was THE WORST dining experience I have ever had in New York City, hands down! The waitstaff was negligent, incomptent, and worse yet -- RUDE. It took us a half hour to get menus, and then the owner kept running over to bring us things we hadn't even ordered -- and then tried to CHARGE us for them. All the customers around us were miserbale too -- getting the wrong food & getting it late. Someone at a nearby table stopped over at our table to confide, "Is this not the worst service you've ever experienced?" ... and we could not agree more! When we mentioned our concerns to the owner he was smug, arrogant and disrespectful beyond belief. I am a dog lover but a Barking Dog hater for life!
they do NOT allow dogs inside, terrible food – You would think a place called Barking Dog would allow dogs in the restaurant, but of course not. what a gimmick! most restaurants with outdoor space will allow your dog to sit with you outdoors anyway. i guess dog friendly to them just means they will allow your dog to sit next to the table.
The hostess or waitress was very rude when she told us no dogs were allowed. food was terrible! waitress had no expression and kept forgetting to bring sugar, ketchup, etc. AVOID THIS PLACE!
Cute place for brunch – I think this is the cutest place! I am not even a dog lover, but the dog pictures all over the resturant give the place such charm. The pancakes are so yummy! I have only been there for brunch, but it is delish!
Service with a smile?? – What ever happened to service with a small? and can they handle groups over 6? The seemed from teh get go, unaccomedationg, subborn, and unfriendly. The hostess did not even hand us menus. The bus boy had to bring them over and he put a stack on the table. Overall gave a bad vibe for the ambiance. Would not return, bad impression.
Great Food, Great People, Great Value – A real surprise in a neighborhood full of "standard" NY resturants the Barking Dog stands out. Jason the bartender is friendly and can direct you to the evenings specials don't miss the toasted ravioli. John and Lisa the owners are extremmely pleasent and make you feel welcome. The place has the trending edge of a hot NY resturant coupled with service and reasonable prices.
American comfort food gone bad – We ordered the fried chicken (so disappointing, batter is bad, not even crispy!) and fish & chips (so-so). Waiter never came by to even check up on us. Onion rings were decent though (different batter from fried chicken batter).
Alone, on a date..or with your dog! – Barking Dog will have a corner where you'll feel welcome. The food is good ol' comfort food: tasty, eclectic, and abundant. The attractive wait/barstaff will extend VIP treatment, yet the place is casual enough for you to have breakfast as you would at a diner. The manager is very attentive and well-versed. The owners, a couple, are at hand frequently enough.
If you choose to hang out just for drinks, you'll find laughs at the bar. If you bring guests, the decor inspires plenty of conversation. If your date happens to be a dog (the 4-legged kind!), their outdoor cafe comes complete with dog bar (read: water dishes) for different heights and "lapping capacities". The portions, sometimes too overwhelming, will no doubt ensure that you'll have to take home, dare I say... a doggie bag!
I am a Murray Hill resident and dog owner. We needed this place!
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