The in-laws are arriving this afternoon and we plan to go out for dinner. However, they have a rental vehicle and a 9-month old labradoodle who's a country dog and not used to city noise and busyness, and our place is very small and we can't leave the dog alone there. Can anyone suggest a restaurant that might have a nice patio from which we could keep an eye on the dog if we tie his leash to a nearby tree or railing? To make this a little more complicated it would be nice to dine at a restaurant that isn't a chain (i.e. Earl's, Cactus Club) and that has a somewhat more interesting menu. Several places on Commercial Drive come to mind but is there anything that fits the bill on the west side of Vancouver (their B&B is near Alma). Thanks for all suggestions.