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Brooklyn Chowhound in town this saturday night...can't miss solo dining experience?

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I'm going to be in Boston (surprisingly for the first time) this Saturday night. While the girlfriend has some work related event, I figured I'd treat myself to a nice solo dinner.

Can anyone recommend a can't miss place that works well for solo dining? Preferably some place I can feel comfortable alone.

I'm into every type of food from sweetbreads to vege buffalo wings. As long as it's amazing and suitable for solo dining, please let me know.

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  1. Here are some good solo dining spots where you can eat at the bar. Very nice food and comfortable. Don't know where you are staying, so here are a bunch of locations:

    Metropolis in the South End, Boston
    Harvest in Harvard Sq, Cambridge
    Central Kitchen in Central Sq, Cambridge
    Neptune Oyster in North End, Boston (small place. so go early!)
    B&G Oyster in the South End, Boston
    Butcher Shop in the South End, Boston

    Enjoy!!!

    1. - Chez Henri in Cambridge at the bar :) search the board, but this is a standout (get there early!)
      - Eastern Standard in Kenmore has a v. nice bar/feel (leave the Yankees hat at home :)

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      1. re: MaineRed

        Second Chez Henri -- work the detour to Cambridge -- walk n on Mass Ave from Harvard Sq about 10 min if taking the T -- good bartenders, great cocktails, and delicious food -- but it does fill up quickly to eat at the bar.

        Central Kitchen is another very good choice, also in Cambridge -- great scene, wine by the glass, and friendly service with delicious straightforward bistro food. The bar is much larger and wider.

      2. Gargoyle's in Davis Square is an easy five-minute walk from the Davis Square stop on the Red Line. Great bar atmosphere for solo dining.

        1. More suggestions:

          - Bar at No. 9 Park (close to downtown; Italian/French)
          - Bar at Via Matta (Park Plaza area Back Bay; northern Italian)

          Both upscale interesting experiences where you won't feel uncomfortable dining solo. Both serve great cocktails as well.

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