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The Story of Grey Dog

This journey started on a quiet West Village street called Carmine where two brothers, Dave & Pete, without any business experience or even any kind of real plan, decided to open a restaurant. Their mission was simple - create a place where people would want to be. A pair of artists full of spirit and creativity, they used their little shop on 33 Carmine St. as their canvas. They named it after their dogs, Moose & Goose Lane.

Today, the Grey Dog has four neighborhood locations in Manhattan and still serves simple, wholesome American food, great coffee, beer & wine. It's home to a team of artists, musicians, culinary pros, dancers and students who's pleasure is to serve you. The music is probably just a little too loud and the portions may be a little too big but that’s how we like it. 

Our Food

We dish out a mix of new American classics with something for everyone. We do healthy & we do hearty with an eye on local & seasonal when we can. The idea has always been to serve homestyle simple, delicious & wholesome food that warms your heart.

We aim to source responsibly and have partnered with farms & businesses that share our values of putting people and community first.

Our People

This is a home for dreamers & doers. Looking out for each other helps us grow together to serve our guests and our community in a real way.

Our Community

The Grey Dog has been the neighborhood’s best friend since 1996. It's a welcoming and inclusive second-home hangout that has always been a social center for the community. This community has always supported us, and we want to give back.

Our Friends & Partners


A women and queer-owned cooperative farm, rooted in social justice, growing specialty cut flowers and sustainable vegetables. 

Products Sourced: Mixed Greens, Kale, Produce

Millerton, NY

A nonprofit bakery in East Harlem that trains low-income immigrant and minority women to help them launch careers in the food industry.

Products Sourced: Brioche Buns

Harlem, NY

A multi-generational family farm in NY’s Hudson Valley that takes an all natural and hyper seasonal approach to farming ensuring that The Grey Dog  gets the freshest handpicked eggs and only what’s in season

Products Sourced: Eggs, Apples, Squashes

Hudson Valley, NY

Forging a direct connection between chefs and farmers to improve the lives of the people and animals that feed us.

Products Sourced: Beef

Hudson Valley, NY

A provider of seeds and squashes and the only company in the U.S. producing culinary oil from vegetable seed waste.

Finger Lakes, NY

A farm-to-table distributor that provides restaurants with harvested-to-order ingredients from small and medium farms within a 250 mile radius of NYC.

New York, NY


Founded in 1967, Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization located in Manhattan that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. 

Just Food envisions a sovereign and healthy food system rooted in racial, social, economic, and environmental justice. Since 1995, Just Food has galvanized engaged individuals to develop thriving communities that have the power to feed, educate, and advocate for each other.