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Jan 19, 2006 12:36 PM

Dining alone

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Chowhound will be in NYC over the weekend sandwiched in between business. Any recommendations for a woman dining alone? Restaurants with seats at the bar? I'm looking for good food, where dining alone wouldn't be conspicuous.

Specifically looking for pre-theatre Saturday night. Open to all cuisines including bistro, sushi, italian, etc. Mid-range price-wise?

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  1. Try Aroma Kitchen and Winebar on east 4th st
    they have a very attentive staff that serves
    great innovative italian food, very good hard to find italian wines..don't miss out on the suffed calamari or the beets apt, also my favorite was the cod soup
    and the beef stracoto.Alexandra the host she is so gracious.Some day the bar is bustling with a cute and interesting crowd.Have fun and buon appetito.

    1. Does Artisanal serve food from the menu at the bar, or just cheese? (Not that I would object to just cheese!)

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      1. re: Sam

        Hey Sam, I agree with Artisanal - It's a great option for dining alone at the bar. I've had steak frites one night and mussels another by myself at the bar or within the bar area.

        But a word of advice that the moderators will probably tell you - don't change or add to the Subject line of your posts.

      2. hearth: smallish bar area but still comfortable for parties of one. watching the food get prepared in front of you can add entertainment value and the chef is good about conversing with bar guests.


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        1. re: thievery

          Hearth is a good suggestion. However, you are confusing the bar with what is called "the pass." The pass is where you can watch the chefs at work. There are only 4 seats there, and you have to be lucky to snag one.


        2. c

          You can dine at the bar at Babbo.

          1. Gramercy Tavern, Cafe Grey, Tribeca Grill, Union Square Cafe