The Spotted Dog

4.3
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
51 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
We specialize in the American, Irish and English fare of executive chef David E. Diaz, hand crafted cocktails, reserved wines + an extensive beer list!
What 51 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
67% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
MJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very friendly staff, and they love dogs (outdoor seating of course). The brunch is a great deal if you don’t want to get too boozy, an entree comes with a drink of choice.

RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to meet and have a very good meal. Service was great and surprised the one fella ran the bar and waited 6-8 tables alone during lunch hour - but her did a great job!

LN
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfectly cooked omelet and great Bloody Mary

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Chicken parm sticks were delicious. The drinks weren’t good at all. The fried chicken sandwich tasted odd. The burger was just okay nothing to phone home about. The waitress was very sweet and accommodating.

DM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat in the dining area which is quieter than bar area. Good burgers. Only criticism is that lighting is too dark. Had to use iPhone flashlight to read menu. Also women’s restroom too dark

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual place for brunch. Nice menu. Service very good.

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was a little slow, but the food was priced well for brunch, and they have a free drink with brunch deal

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Spotted Dog was Great for Happy Hours & Dinner with friends. Service was fantastic and food was surprisingly delicious since we didn’t expect much from a bar/ restaurant. It was beyond our expectation and we would definitely go back again.

A
New York Area
344 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Probably a good spot for happy hour. Bad choice for lunch as bartender waits tables, incredibly slow service, and most activity was day drinkers

FS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good brunch menu, the French toast and the breakfast burrito were amazing. Staff were friendly and attentive, we will be returning!

KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We've eaten at the The Spotted Dog many times as it is right in our neighborhood. We've had many good visits, but lately have found the service lacking. We have a toddler and while previously there was a children's menu and the staff made us feel welcome, things have changed. When we asked for a children's menu we were told that was not offered at brunch (I don't understand why, brunch seems like a meal where there would be more families?). All we wanted was a simple cheeseburger for our son and we were told it could not be done. Avocado toast unfortunately now seems to come on stale sandwich bread (previously really good!) Needed to ask to order for our child, ask to order for adults, then, ask for the bill, etc. While it's probably still fine for adults unfortunately I wouldn't recommend it for families anymore. It's a shame, we really liked visiting before.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

They had a great lunch menu online but when we got there we could only order off the brunch menu. The food was good but the menu was very limited.

DN
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for a local brunch spot. Mimosas included with tasty egg dishes for both vegetarians and omnivores.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to meet up with friends for drinks. Food was good too.

BM
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family place , good food , good service and friendly staff

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waiter never came to take our order. After sitting for 20 Mims, we walked out.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for brunch. It has a good range of classic brunch options like eggs, breakfast burrito, french toast and waffles. All brunch and lunch options come with a complimentary cocktail or coffee/tea/juice so it's good value!

LL
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall a great value for brunch. Omelette was tasty. French toast good. Tomato scramble worth it. Breakfast burrito wasn’t warm. I loved the space and the service. You can pay a lot more in Manhattan & be disappointed in the food.

k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was really tasty & we enjoyed our dishes but nothing to write home about or a 'must have again'. The blueberry Nutella pancakes were definitely enjoyed by all. The bananas for the French toast were not ready on time so the dish was comp-ed by service.
We were there soon after opening and the restaurant floor still smelled very chemically from cleaning supplies.

S
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great attentive service. Fresh, well prepared food. Reasonable prices. What else could you want from a bar and grill on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

GF
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had a nice brunch at the spotted dog. Prices were very reasonable. The eggs Benedict and avocado toast were excellent. A nice neighborhood restaurant.

HC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall2food2service5ambience5

My medium rare burger arrived medium well.
The bathroom was disgustingly dirty and smelled like sewage.

NF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was very uncomfortable to eat brunch on an extremely hot environment. We asked for the AC to be turned on but they opened the windows which made things even worse as the weather outside was hot and humid.

H
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The chicken parm sticks appetizer weren’t what we expected, didn’t seem have enough chicken in them. But overall a great value and a favorite spot for me in NYC and will be back again soon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It took 15 minutes to find the person in charge of reservations. She said our table was taken and they were looking for another. Another 10 minutes passed nobody came so we left.

A
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

So this restaurant has the exact same menu as The Milton. We had been to the Milton the previous day for brunch so when we came to the Spotted Pig next day, we were quite surprised to see the exact same menu! So we left and went next door to the Irish pub. Staff was nice though, they greeted us when we came and I explained why we were leaving and they were still nice. Place is cosy.

CK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a family brunch where they accommodated 10 of us outside in the summer! Tables were all set for us before we arrived, making it feel so nice as some arrived early. Wonderful service.

n
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The brunch was very disappointing. Tiny portion of pancakes and the griddle eggs were kind of blah. Expensive brunch for such low quality and quantity food.

g
New York Area
380 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This pub is way above grub level. Everything is SO GOOD from the house hot dog — which is like a chili dog but with melt-in-your-mouth brisket spread over the top — to the sweet fish and chips with malted vinegar mayo. Plus everyone is SO NICE and accommodating you feel like you dropped into a friend's house for dinner. The cocktails are excellent, too, and there's a good selection of beer and wine as well. Definitely recommended.

MJ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've eaten here quite a few times and the food is always great!

They've now added more selections and we loved the scrambled egg sandwich with cheddar cheese. We got avocado on the side instead of meat. Loved it!

CT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good spot with solid bartender, Nice beer selections and good bar food.

NY
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice local pub - friendly service - good and plentiful portions.

Y
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good overall place to eat. The waitress was very attentive to our needs. The food was good.

KU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice ambience. Chill out place
Food was good. Lined their pancakes

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a struggle to find a place for a business lunch where you can easily hear each other and not be rushed by the staff want8ng to turn over the table. When leaving my business partner joked with me that I can't have every business lunch at The Spotted Dog. We are going to try. It really is awesome for business lunches. Best business lunch I have had in the last 3 years in Manhattan.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Visiting family in NYC (Upper East Side). Made a reservation on a Thursday night and found it to be very quiet. The atmosphere was amazing (if you like country chic), the cocktails/wine excellent and food phenomenal. I'm not normally one to finish my meal but it was so delicious, I had to. The only downside was our waitress. She seemed very, very inexperienced. She got our orders all correct and was timely; she just lacked polish and knowledge of the restaurant and menu. To be kind, she may have been brand new or called in at the last minute. My family and I would go there again in a heartbeat!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Small portions that are overpriced. The service was very good though

g
New York Area
380 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As a big fan of The Milton, I wanted to check out this new "little sister" restaurant. So glad I did. Some of my favorite dishes like the crispy roast chicken and the mind-blowing cottage pie have made the trip downtown. They've been joined by the eponymous "dog" which is "spotted" with braised short rib plus a few great culinary twists like an Irish burrito. The bartending skills have been transferred as well. The middle room is a bit too "lively" for my taste, so I prefer the slightly more sedate backroom. But with such a kind staff, a good time is guaranteed no matter where you sit.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Comfortable outdoor eating, delicious food and attentive service in spite of every table taken. Would definitely return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience2

very dark but our waitress turned up the lights so we could try to read the menu. very noisy but there was a sports TV show on in the back area.
$15 for a glass of red wine seemed steep but it was still too dark to read the menu so msybe the menu really did say $15 for house red.
ladies room is for very skinny people. watch out... the floor slants as soon as you enter.