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“Good food and great service kept our dog from barking” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barking Dog Luncheonette

Barking Dog Luncheonette
Ranked #2,370 of 13,476 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Union City, New Jersey, United States
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807 reviews
542 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“Good food and great service kept our dog from barking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

After seeing the Barking Dog on a list of the best dog friendly restaurants, we decided to try the brunch with our four legged friend. After seeing how packed the outside part was, we knew it had to be good. We were also no where near the only people with a furry friend as the patio was crawling with fidos. The manager did a great job of expediting tables, moving around chairs and making new tables, and we were quickly seated.

We ordered the pitcher of red sangria as we perused the brunch menu. It is largely regular American brunch faire, from pancakes to steak and eggs. Our sangria was very good, nice and sweet and refreshing on a warm spring day. The chunks of apples and orange in it were also a nice touch.

I chose the steak and eggs while my wife had the Barking Dog special, 3 eggs, bacon, sausage, and hash browns. My steak was actually excellently cooked to perfection. The fries it came with were also incredible, I'm not sure if it was the oil or the potatoes, but something about them really stood out. The eggs were also good, and went well with the steak as expected. The biscuits both came with were good but dry, though the eggs helped with that. My wife's eggs and hashbrowns were good, but not outstanding, she described them as "average brunch food". The bacon was pretty good though (I may have stolen some when she wasn't looking). Our little Hershey wasn't left out while we ate as our waiter brought him water and a milk bone right after our food came. He also made some friends at the next table while we were distracted with the food.

Service was excellent. We were seated very quickly though the place was packed and our waiter, though covering all the outside tables, was constantly checking on us and our dog. He was super friendly and even chatted with us about our dog. I can see why several of the other patrons with dogs told us how much they loved the place and that they were regulars.

The prices were also fantastic for the locale.

We really liked the barking dog and Hershey loved it. I think we'll be back soon.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Halifax, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

We had an enjoyable family breakfast here. The food was great and the service was good. My son loved his chocolate chip pancakes, and they were able to accommodate a special request for hard boiled eggs from my 4 year old daughter. She was thrilled! My husband and I also enjoyed our meals. Good value too!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oxford
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great American Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

As British tourists staying nearby, went to The Barking Dog for breakfast. Is a typical New York diner, predominantly for locals. Had a fabulous breakfast - enormous stack of pancakes, waffles, bacon, eggs (sunny side up!) hash browns, coffee, juice etc.

I wouldn't describe this place as a destination diner and we wouldn't have sought it out, but we were very happy with our breakfast and would happily recommend to anyone staying nearby. We especially liked the fact that there were lots of locals eating there and it was off the tourist trail, and it was excellent value for money.

Visited April 2013
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Kitchener, Canada
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27 reviews
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“Awesome breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

We were staying with our niece who lives on East 34th Street so Barking Dog was nice & convenient. Breakfast was so good the first morning we went back & enjoyed it the next day! Service is fantastic, food was served within minutes which was great because we had a packed agenda to complete! Staff and service was great. The menu has something for everyone & they will even accommodate substitutes. Would definitely return to The Barking Dog!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great brunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

Came here after a 5k run in Central Park with 3 other people, and we were ravenous. Brunch menu was on and I had eggs benedict, which was superb. Great sauce, tasty ham, and awesome hash on the side. Everyone else enjoyed theirs too. Vibe is chilled, laid back, nothing fancy.

Had a couple of Mimosas, which were very strong and pretty good value.

Would go again!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank christocar
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