WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- The Wilson is a pet-friendly restaurant in New York City that offers a special menu for dogs.
- The most extravagant in the menu is a $42 steak which can be shared with humans.
- These chef-crafted dog menus were inspired by the restaurant’s culinary director’s home menu for his dog Stella.
Ditch the left-overs bag. The Wilson in New York City is a pet-friendly restaurant now offering special menu for human’s best friends dining with their owners.
The special dog menu is meticulously crafted it can actually be shared with a person served on a regular plate or in a traditional dog food bowl. It includes a $42 ribeye steak, complete with steak jus and grilled baby vegetables.
“This is a very dog-friendly neighborhood. We have a lot of really furry friends and so we decided to go for it,” Jesse Mero, a front of house manager at The Wilson, told TODAY Food.
Jeff Haskell, The Wilson’s culinary director, actually makes the dish at home for his dog Stella. And this inspired the special dog menu in the restaurant.
Aside from the steak which is the most extravagant menu at the restaurant, they also serve plenty of other options to treat good boys and girls, where they can eat alongside their owners on the restaurant’s side patio or front terrace.
A Great Dane named Chremus recently savored a bowl of chicken, with poached baby carrots, avocado and mixed greens for $16. When asked how the meal was, he started catching his breath and licking the floor for leftovers.
The pan-roasted salmon served with steamed vegetables and lemon, is the second most expensive item on the menu at $28.
The “spa day” on the other hand includes a lighter fare menu. This is perfect for dogs on a diet, or simply for those skipping a walk in the park. For $11 cost, you can get a bowl of sliced apples and carrots, while a bowl of mixed berries costs $14. All of these can also be shared with humans.
The restaurant’s doggie business is actually a bit slow during the weekdays, but often gets in demand on the weekends when many New Yorkers go out for brunch.
“So far, the brunch services for dogs have been hysterical and fun,” he said.
Soon, spoiled New Yorker pups will be dragging their owners to The Wilson for a four paw-starred meal and skip the park altogether.