|Barking Dog Luncheonette|
Cuisine: American , Family Friendly
Menu: View the Menu
The Yorkville location of the Barking Dog Luncheonette sits on the corner and uses its outdoor seating as a beacon to passersby looking for reasonably priced American food. Whether sitting outside or in, you’ll find that the restaurant lives up to expectations and then some.When you enter the space, you can immediately see representations of its namesake on the wall in the form of photos of dogs, and while the décor and cute gimmick of offering a water spout for furry friends to drink from may be enough for some, what most impressed me about the Barking Dog was its list of brunch options. They appear to be typical diner-type offerings, with omelets ($6.95 for a basic one, and up to $11.95 for smoked salmon, chives, and goat cheese), pancakes and French toast (I recommend the Challah French Toast for $6.25), and other variations on the usual breakfast meals, like a breakfast burrito for $11.95. However, while at some competitors an omelet may be hit-or-miss, the quality here is consistently excellent.
One of the more interesting omelet choices is the Granny Smith Apples, Sausage, and Cheddar Cheese Omelet ($10.95), which I tried on a recent visit. Not only will you be served a hearty, fluffy egg dish with sausage that perfectly complements the sour apples, but you will also receive a homemade buttermilk biscuit on the side. I know what you’re thinking: okay, no big deal. Wrong; this biscuit will be one of the best parts of your meal, and though you will already be satisfied from the large main dish, you will force yourself to make room in your stomach to try it.
If you think you can handle it, Barking Dog also offers a Country Breakfast Special that comes with 2 eggs, hash browns, your choice of breakfast meat, biscuit, orange juice, and coffee or tea, all for only $6.95. If that’s not a bargain in this city, I don’t know what is.
Aside from brunch, the restaurant also serves up better than average American fare for lunch and dinner. From a bison burger presented on focaccia bread ($9.75) and a grilled vegetable sandwich ($8.95), to Pan-Seared Atlantic Salmon ($18.95), there’s really something for everyone here. And while you may be skeptical about ordering a more expensive dish at a glorified diner, don’t let the cutesy décor fool you. Barking Dog Luncheonette serves high quality basics that will satisfy you regardless of whether you have a canine companion.
Neighborhood: East 70s
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