5 Dog Friendly Hotel Restaurants Not To Miss in Los Angeles
There’s something about hotel restaurants that I just love. Walking through a hotel lobby to get to your table just feels so much more chic. The pups can get way more exploring in too. In Los Angeles, there are plenty of restaurants that offer outdoor patios with a spectacular, sunny view but which ones allow pups?
Well, we recently did a little food tour to scope out the best dog friendly restaurants in Los Angeles — all inside beautiful dog friendly hotels with gorgeous decor.
Viviane at Avalon Beverly Hills
The Avalon is tucked away like a hidden gem in the residential neighborhood of Beverly Hills — and what a gem! Step into the world of the 1950s to a hourglass-shaped pool, mid-century meets modern vibes (designed by famed Kelly Wearstler) and old school California cool.
Grab your sunglasses because Viviane‘s outdoor patio is poolside. We loved the California-inspired cuisine and the matching backdrop! The food was yummy with Mediterranean-inspired dishes like hummus, olives and herbed carrots dressed with tahini. By the way, if you decide to book a night with your dog at the hotel, the Avalon welcomes two pets up to 40 lbs for an additional fee of $100 per pet, per stay.
FIG at Fairmont Miramar Santa Monica
The Fairmont is the hotel you choose if you want to be oceanside. FIG is located inside the hotel with a beautiful patio facing the beach. Locals know this spot all too well, as the Happy Hour is legendary! From 5-6pm, get a table at the FIG for 50% off the menu (even bottles!) and enjoy the beautiful view.
We love this spot for all the reasons above, including the delicious food. Did you know you can even order some dishes for the pups? Try the Tail Wagger (beef tenderloin, sweet potato + green beans), Rise & Fido (scrambled eggs, carrots + brown rice) or the Bow Wow (organic chicken, potato + peas).
If you’re looking to stay, the Fairmont just introduced their new Dog Be With You program which offers free charge for pets, all natural dog treats, a fluffy dog bed, dog toys and daily in-room breakfast for both you and your furry one!
Short Stories Hotel + Restaurant
Short Stories Hotel just opened earlier this year and what a gem. This bespoke boutique hotel features 66 rooms with a breezy, Californian aesthetic and Instagrammable spots everywhere (the lighting is *chefs kiss*). Read my full hotel review here.
The outdoor patio feels as if you’re transported away to a #vacay and you’re right across the street from the Grove and a multitude of walking areas. The restaurant menu is thoughtfully crafted by Peruvian chef Ricardo Zarate – my fave dish is the Salmon (perfectly crispy!) bowl with green rice, jalapeño salsa and roasted Farmer’s Market vegetables.
Cattle & Claw at Sofitel Los Angeles
Cattle & Claw is very much about the “claw.” Lobster pizza, lobster rolls, lobster tacos, lobster & waffles, lobster Bloody Mary’s. Yeah, that’s a thing. Alongside all of that are huge, juicy burgers (hence the name Cattle) and the perfect french fries.
The outdoor patio is also a good one — blocked off from the traffic of Beverly Blvd (the hotel is located right across the street from the Beverly Center) with spacious grounds so you don’t feel like you’re disturbing your neighbor.
Nelson’s at Terranea Rancho Palos Verdes
One of the biggest resorts in Southern California, Terranea boasts 102 acres and is perched atop cliffs alongside the Pacific Ocean. The views are just spectacular.
Enjoy a getaway (for Angelenos, it’s only a 30 minute drive from LAX and feels like you are worlds away from LA) with tons of room and plenty of hikes with your pup. Hungry? Grab a bite at dog-friendly Nelson’s and take in the sunset.