Solo diner - Boston
Heading to Boston on business and will be in the copley square area. I want to find a place where I can eat at the bar but not a "bar bar" if you know what I mean. Looking for excellent food, price not an issue. Been to and enjoyed hammersleys, any other suggestions?
This has been discussed a lot: a search should turn up some good results.
My suggestions include:
B&G Oysters -- Oyster bar with great (albeit limited selection of) fish and seafood dishes. IMHO one of the best places to dine alone in Boston.
Mistral -- One of this board's most valued members criticises Mistral for its lack of value, but if money is not an issue, I think it's a great place. A good vibe and great food.
No. 9 Park -- One of the board's favorite restaurants -- with good reason. You can dine at the bar or in their adjacent lounge.
Excelsior -- Same: dine at the bar or the adjacent lounge.
Union -- Plenty of diners at the bar.
Lot's of other options. I'm sure others will chime in, but also try a search.
I agree with many of the suggestions above especially B&G, #9 Park and Mistral. Another spot where I really like the bar is at Clio in the Eliot Hotel. Great bartending, excellent service and inventive if expensive food.
Just opposite B&G Oyster is The Butcher Shop, owned by the same folks. I've very much enjoyed bar eating there. Good wines by the glass too.
I always enjoy eating at the bar at Brasserie Jo. If you want a table, I have never been given anything other than a prime view table-- never been stuck in a back corner.
I'm not such a fan of eating alone at the Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons-- the service can be hit or miss.