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The best brunch spots for you and Lassie

Bring your dog to the bar or cafe!

Bring your dog to the bar or cafe! It could be legal soon. Photo Credit: Ambrose Hall

New Yorkers love brunch and they love their pets. The two may soon come together in joyous harmony.

A bill was just passed in the state senate that will allow canines to accompany their owners at outdoor cafe's. A similar bill is currently proposed in the Assembly. According to the Post, the state law that currently prohibits dogs in cafes for health issues is often skirted by businesses.

"Although dogs are often seen resting near their owners at New York Citys al fresco eateries, restaurants that serve food near pets risk losing their licenses under the state's health code," the paper reported.

If the Assembly bill is passed, and Gov. Cuomo signs it into law, more and more pups may be showing up at the brunch table. As long as they are cute, we're down!

Some of the best and cutest sidewalk cafes for brunch with pooch: (NOTE: If the bill is passed, restaurants will decide whether or not canines are allowed. Best to check first.)

Five Leaves, 18 Bedford Ave.,

Prime Meats, 465 Court St., Carroll Gardens,

Bar Tabac, 128 Smith St., Boerum Hill, 718-923-0918

Tartine, 253 W. 11th St.,

Dominique Ansel Kitchen, 137 Seventh Ave. South,

The Clam, 420 Hudson St.,

Jacob's Pickles, 509 Amsterdam Ave.,

Sparrow Tavern, 24-01 29th St., Astoria,



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