8752 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Angelenos have a ridiculously strong penchant for patios. We like to eat outside for a few reasons: to see and be seen, to take in every ray of our impeccable sunshine, and to bring our favorite four-pawed companions along for the quasi-nature jaunt—all while munching on top notch cuisine. Upon arrival at Eveleigh, you realize you may have just found the best patio in the city. And to make a good thing even better, your dog can get in on the rustic-chic atmosphere, too. Named after a suburb of Sydney, Eveleigh is clearly dedicated to paying homage to farm-to-table old-world European cuisine at their lovely Sunset Strip locale.
Eveleigh is riding the trendy everything-is-handcrafted-housemade-and-delicious coattails pretty steadfastly—the dishes are seasonal, the name is darling and old fashioned, and the menu is poetic. And it all works wonderfully.
For your doggy date, make it Sunday brunch. Grab your friends and some spiked lemonade and bask in the cozy-but-chic country vibes. Sit on the tufted cushion benches and get ready: avocado toast, ‘bubble and squeak’ (those silly Brits), and baked eggs with a southern set-up will have you wondering if you’re still in Los Angeles. You may be in Eastern Europe. Or Kentucky. An English tea garden, perhaps? No matter, you’re definitely in foodie heaven.
Your dog will love lounging amongst the trees, succulents, pops of color, and socialites. Make sure to bring a water bowl and some treats—the menu’s offerings are more for your sophisticated palette, but you could always treat him to a burger patty.
The garden patio is best enjoyed with doggie in tow, and the indoor patio and bar should be filed away for the next OK Cupid date who gets along with your dog. But either way, Eveleigh is all about romancing—your palette and your companions, furry or not, al fresco style.
Best for: garden mutts, trendy tail-waggers, serious brunchers, al fresco Fidos
Editor’s Note: Whether you choose to avoid or embrace it, know that the outdoor patio allows smoking.