Good place to eat at bar alone?
Looking for good options for solo dining as a young female. Enjoy all kinds of food but looking for options other than burgers / bar food. Any thoughts?
Hearth is great to eat alone at. Ask to sit at the pass - a section of 4 bar-style seats that overlooks the kitchen. The serve a full menu there and you get to see the whole kitchen in action. Plus the food is great too...
Casa Mono, Gramercy Tavern, Alta, honestly there are so many places where you would feel comfortable and can get some really good food at a bar alone.
Since there are numerous possibilities, it would help if you would give us a few specifics.
1. What cuisines do you prefer?
2. Do you want casual or fancy?
3. What neighborhoods would be convenient for you?
4. What is your budget? And tell us if that figure includes drinks (wine, liquor), tax, & tip.
There's a place on I like to go to called PS 450. 450 Park Avenue South Between 30th & 31st Streets. Young staff - fun place. They have a good variety of food (not just burgers) but the stuff is relatively standard (quesadillas, salads, etc.)
I really like the lounge at the Hotel Roger Williams on Madison - set up like a living room and very cozy. They have cheeses and ligher food - a little on the pricey side buy still really cool. Once again, very friendly staff.
The Carlton Hotel (also on Madison) has like three or four different bars but I've never eaten there. Also really cool.
I've eaten at the bar at Saigon Grill on University. I love the food there (as do many others on the Boards) and I think it would be absolutely fine for a woman dining alone.