L.A.'s 8 Most Dog-Friendly Restaurants
Where Sasha Grey, Amanda Seyfried, Eva Mendes and other A-listers dine with their canine companions.
This story first appeared in the Aug. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
The eatery boasts an all-day breakfast menu and ivy-clad patio where actress Sasha Grey and her dog MacReady are regulars. Says Grey, "My 85-pound Doberman pinscher isn't welcome at too many cafes, but I've never had a problem at Alcove, despite the 'under 30 pounds' rule."
1929 Hillhurst Ave.
On weekends, celebs and their dogs -- like Jake Gyllenhaal and his German shepherd, Atticus Finch -- enjoy the enclosed patio at the power lunch spot, a favorite of Shine America CEO Rich Ross.
1155 Highland Ave.
CAT & FIDDLE
Nestled in a Hollywood courtyard, this English restaurant and pub is where Russell Brand and Morrissey come for a proper pint. The lunchtime crowd sits on the wisteria-covered patio with man's best friend, who can dine from a special dog menu with items like grilled filet with rice.
6530 W. Sunset Blvd.
The hotel's restaurant spans a see-and-be-seen patio shaded with palm trees. Jokes regular Shane Scheel, co-founder of theatrical production company Ad Astra Live, "My dog, Howard, is trying to sleep his way to the top, and a hotel bar is clearly the most convenient way to meet 'bitches.' "
8221 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood's breakfast and lunch crowd fills up on vegan and gluten-free options at this neighborhood fixture with a pet-friendly patio. Says actress Katie Cleary, founder of nonprofit Peace 4 Animals, "My pups love going with me on the weekends to relax on the patio." Eva Mendes also has been known to dine there with her dog, aptly named Hugo.
8401 Santa Monica Blvd.
JOAN'S ON THIRD
L.A'.s quintessential people-watching patio is one of the most dog-friendly. Says Ginifer King of Nickelodeon's The Haunted Hathaways, "Heaven is a Saturday brunch at Joan's with my sidekick Wrigley." Amanda Seyfried and her dog, Finn, have dined on sandwiches there.
8350 W. Third St.
MAURO'S CAFE AT FRED SEGAL
This retail mecca is where Naomi Watts and Amber Heard and their Yorkies shop, then refuel (the humans) with gluten-free pasta. And what's on the menu for four-legged diners? Says owner Evelyne Joan, "We have customers who've been known to order a side of chicken for their dogs."
8112 Melrose Ave.
RAY'S AND STARK BAR
LACMA's alfresco bar feeds execs from nearby E! Entertainment and, soon, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Dogs are allowed on leash and are provided with bowls and a water menu. 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
A-List Dog Hotels
1. THE PENINSULA
Upon check-in, Fluffy gets a dog bowl filled with Fiji H2O and a welcome letter listing fun canine destinations.
9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
2. HOTEL BEL-AIR
Rover can roam the lush gardens by Swan Lake and snack on homemade peanut butter biscuits.
701 Stone Canyon Road
3. MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS
Turndown treats are delivered to the room. Scarpetta restaurant has a pet-friendly patio.
225 N. Canon Drive
4. W WESTWOOD
Swank services include a menu with banana-peanut butter frozen pops.
930 Hilgard Ave.