Walking with your companion, you’re suddenly hungry. You ask where he’d like to eat. He gives you a look that can only be described as deep love. He doesn’t even have to say a word.
Not that he could anyway. He’s a dog.
But he loves to eat. (Just like you.) Now you can do it together at Tavern 17, the Rittenhouse tavern with al fresco dining for people and their pets.
For peeps, small plates include two-bite sliders with smoked pork, apple slaw, and cranberry mayo and beef short ribs with provolone and caramelized onions. The lobster and pineapple salad, by the way, is a must. Pups can enjoy Hot Diggity Dog (plain beef hot dog cut into pieces) and Gobble Up (a lean turkey patty, perfect for pudgy pooches).
Into swapping slobber? All doggy food is people friendly. (Though, are you sure you want to do that in public?)
If you find eating with animals creepy, there are two private dining rooms and a 1,200-bottle wine cellar. That should keep you safe.
As long as you don’t start talking to yourself.
Tavern 17, 220 South 17th Street (215-790-1799 or tavern17restaurant.com).