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Dining Alone in Redondo Beach

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Jimmyg Jul 24, 2007 01:31 PM

I will be in Redondo Beach for a few days. When I travel alone, I like to have a good dinner someplace where I can sit at the bar. Any suggestions?

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    lcoyote RE: Jimmyg Jul 24, 2007 03:44 PM

    Cafe Boogaloo in Hermosa Beach. Good cajun food, good drinks, friendly bartenders.

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      Jimmyg RE: lcoyote Jul 27, 2007 07:40 AM

      That's just what I have in mind. Any additional suggestions along the same lines would be most welcome. Thanks.

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        Foodandwine RE: Jimmyg Jul 27, 2007 08:25 AM

        cheze melange has a small bar and excellent food, henneseys ( burgers pub like fare), ht grill ( like henneseys a bit more upscale same owners) Bull penn ( great steaks, I personally like the burgers from steak trimmings and a beer at the bar there) all are in redondo beach and walking distance from each other..

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      Diana RE: Jimmyg Jul 27, 2007 09:01 AM

      Go to the pier, find Naja's Place, which is all bar but has some good food. Great beer selection, too. It's a great place to have a nice drink, good bar food, and meet good people. Often there is live music on weekends.

      http://www.najasplace.com/default.html

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        Foodandwine RE: Diana Jul 27, 2007 10:30 AM

        Najas is kind of low end INMO..

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          Diana RE: Foodandwine Jul 27, 2007 02:20 PM

          Naja's is a great bar. If you're into good beer and want one of the best selections in LA, it' s the place. The owner popped open a 25 year old lambic for my husband's bachelor party. The food is bar food, beer, fries, onion rings, a good kebab plate, wings, a good hummous plate-but it's really good. The atmosphere is fun.

          I like it.

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            bulavinaka RE: Diana Jul 27, 2007 02:36 PM

            Agreed - it is what it is... a bar with a great beer selection - both on tap and in bottles - GOOD food, alot of fun people, and oftentimes the bands are not just good but great, especially the ones that do alot of 70s-early 90s rock... no pretentious snobbery here! And the sea breeze is free...

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              Foodandwine RE: Diana Jul 27, 2007 07:21 PM

              Diana,

              The OP wanted a good dinner not good beer!!

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                monkey RE: Foodandwine Jul 27, 2007 07:50 PM

                agree and crowd gets kinda sketchy....

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                  Diana RE: monkey Jul 28, 2007 06:49 PM

                  No it doesn't! More like an engraving or watercolor. On good nights, almost an oil painting.

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                  Diana RE: Foodandwine Jul 28, 2007 06:48 PM

                  He said good food at the bar, and there is good food, and a bar. And good beer. Think of it as a bonus.

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            Jimmyg RE: Jimmyg Jul 31, 2007 12:51 PM

            Thanks again for all the suggestions. I do like beer, so I will probably check out Naja's, if only for a drink and a snack.

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              Diana RE: Jimmyg Jul 31, 2007 01:01 PM

              you will love it!

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                Densible RE: Diana Jul 31, 2007 01:54 PM

                My husband eats alone quite a bit when I am out of town or working. He enjoys:

                Blue Water Grill-he likes the oysters and fresh fish and the sourdough is good.
                Dukes Sushi (Hermosa/Redondo adjacent) -really nice sushi chefs and local color at the sushi bar.
                Chef Melba (Hermosa)-no bar-just beer and wine but very friendly to single diners and the food is very good in both our opinions.

                I second Cafe Boogaloo and HT Grill-pleasantly improved from our last visit and comfy bar atmosphere and really good sangria.

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              zkaudio RE: Jimmyg Sep 6, 2007 07:00 PM

              Best bar for dinner is at Thalia's. I have been to every nice restaurant in the South Bay multiple times and still haven't trumped the experiences I've had at Thalia's. Great bartender.

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