150 E 34TH St, New York, NY | Directions 1001640.745914 -73.979292
Neighborhoods: Kips Bay, Midtown
Worse meal ever! – We had the worse meal we have ever had. It was our first meal in NYC and we were hugely disappointed! No one's meal was edible. My son ordered his burger well done, it wasn't even medium, way too undercooked. My husband ordered a roast beef sandwich, it had more fat and grizzle in it that actually roast beef. The fries on everyone's plate were soggy and we specified crispy fries. We were sat in a back corner near a cold and drafty window. The service was horrible, the waitress was rude and not once she come to ask us how it was or if we needed anything. She looked like it was a terrible chore to get us our check and cash us out. It would be one thing if they were busy, but we were only one of four tables. We left obviously upset, went back to our room and ended up ordering from Rocky's and got the best pizza...thanks to them for saving the evening!
hidden oasis in the middle of Manhattan! – I had a great dinning experience at the Barking Dog! I brought my new sister-in-law and my brother out to dinner and we enjoyed our experience so much that I thought I'd write about it. We ordered the Seafood Paella, the Veggie Stack and The Barking Dog Burger served on Onion Brioche with sauteed mushrooms and blue cheese. It was really wonderful! The dishes are HUGE and the prices are low! My sister-in-law (not a New York City native) has no idea how unusual this is for the city. My brother loved his burger! We even had funny drinks to accompany our food like, the Chihuahua and a Pink Poodle! Everything from the cute artwork on the walls, to the gorgeous waterfall out back, to the wonderful service, really lent to a great eating experience! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! Thanks so much Barking Dog! We'll be back!
Sad Service, Good menu selections – Do I really wanna be the 21st person to comment on the restaurant's lack of service?
The first experience at Barking Dog was excruciating. There were no waitresses to be found. It took them forever to notice us sitting there, took them forever, to bring our waters, then to bring our menus, take our order, give us refills on water... you get the picture. Clearly none of them had been trained on service. My guest and I definitely spent more time waiting than dining.
Other than that, I have to say, the stars of the restaurant would have to be their bus boys. The guys did all they could to bring us whatever they needed. Most of the time they were trying to get our waitress.
At the end of our meal, we couldnt find our waitress for our check. I guessed the best way to get ANYONES attention was to get up, put on our coats as if we were leaving. The hostess scurried to find this disappearing waitress and we left.
Despite that disappointing first experience, I decided to give the restaurant a second chance because everyone deserves a second chance! I like to play fair.
Too bad for them. My second experience was just as sad as my first.. leaving me no choice but to warn all other potential diners to steer clear.
Not Great: mediocre food, bad service, wednesday night 7:15pm – Ok. First the good. The prices are very reasonable for an american/continental restaurant in Murray Hill. Unfortunately, that is really the only good thing to say. 3 of us went for dinner on a Wed. night. The service was slow. We had to ask for bread 3 times. When it got there, it was cold and crispy (crispy b/c it was old). It took 25 minutes for our meals to come. 2 of the group ordered salads. I ordered the salmon. The salmon was smelly, although I did not get sick. The salmon came with cous cous (which was more like cold small lumps).
Bottom line: This is not the worst meal I have ever had, but it was pretty bad. Even though the place is cheap, it isn't worth the money or time.
Worst Expierence at a Brunch Place. – Service was terrible, and the food was ok. Would not recommend this place. I used to go here all the time for brunch, I had a bad expierence with the staff.
Well Accoutremented; Low Key; Cheap – Great burgers, friendly (if not necessarily the most itinerant) staff from the bartender to the wait staff. This is my Thursday night college football bar - a bit of a neighborhoold feel (similar to the neighborhood bars you find in San Francisco or Boston that aren't as ubiquitous in NYC). Nicer than a pub (although similarly priced) but not a stuffy sit down restaurant. Highly recommended. Try the Black Dog Ale...
Good Bruch. LOVE the biscuit – Camer here for brunch today becasue my friend just moved into the neighborhood. Saturday around 11:00 and we were seated quickly even though they looked pretty busy. The tables are wayyyyy too close together. I could barely squeeze behind two chairs to get to my seat. The brunch oferings looked good but i went with the BDNY breakfast special ( i think that's what they call it). It was fresh mixed fruit, 3 eggs over easy with ham, sausage, homefries and biscuit. $8. Great price for all that food. I couldn't even finish. The biscuit was by far the best part of the whole meal. Warm and buttery tasting but not even the slightest bit greasy. If I could go and over just a basket full of biscuits, i probably would.
I'm not sure why they call it the Barking Dog. Is this place dog friendly or something? The name is not exactly appetizing.
ok food incompetant management and poor service – My boyfriend suggested we try this place so we went to dinner there on 3/16/07. I ordered cheese ravaoli which the waitress told me was good. And I'm sure it would have been had they not brought me lobster ravaoli instead. Normally I wouldnt make such a fuss about a food mix up but I am allergic to shellfish. When I told them this they said they were sorry and took another 30 min to exchange my meal. When it came time to pay I explained to them that due to their little "mess-up" I would have to endure hives for the next 24 hrs- the manager told me he was sorry. THAT was it?!?!!! Had I had a more severe allergy and had to go to emergency room some reason I dont think "oops, my bad" wasn't going to cut it. Not to mention it took quite a bit of complaining for them to give us a whopping 10% discount. That came to $4.80 savings and that didnt even covber the cost of the benedryl I had to buy later that night..
good american food – our group of 7 came here on saturday night for a late dinner. it was a balmy night out, so we requested to be seated outside. we were placed by the enormous fountain, and the sheets of water provided some unwelcome droplets during the course of our meal.
the menu is long and there are too many choices, causing some of us to hem & haw quite awhile before deciding. a lot of the menu consists of variations of the same main ingredient (e.g., do i want fish & chips, fried fish burger, or a fish stick wrap?). wraps, sandwiches, and burgers are reasonably priced at about $8-$12. i chose the chicken sandwich and received two massive barbeque-sauce brushed breasts on focaccia bread. i was disappointed that i had missed an important distinction only wraps & burgers come with fries, but sandwiches do not. it was very wtf. despite this, my sandwich was excellent the meat was very juicy and the massive portion was extremely satisfying. my friends, who had ordered burgers, wraps, or salads, all found their meals good too. i tried some of the hot fries that accompanied the entrees, and found them to be an excellent combo of salty & crispy, with mealy insides.
service was average our waitress was nice, but she lacked knowledge of the menu. when a friend asked her about a particular item, she told us that she had never tried it before and didnt know much about it. the place wasnt crowded at 10pm, but we often had trouble getting her attention.
overall, a good place for american food. portions are large, food is tasty, and prices are decent what more can i ask for?
Huge Portions – I had a good experience at the Barking Dog. Their menu has an overwhelmingly huge selection of entrees. I ordered the pan seared scallops with mashed potatoes and my dinner companion ordered the salmon. The portions were so huge that we wondered whether such a huge salmon fillet actually occurred in nature. They were also quite generous with the scallops, which is rare at most restaurants. I found my entree very tastey and the scallops were perfectly cooked. The waiter was both friendly and attentive.
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