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Dining Alone - A Voce, Hearth, Craft, Gramercy Tavern?

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marc949 Jul 28, 2007 09:29 PM

I'm travelling to NY on business from California and have two nights of dining solo. Which of these restaurants have a bar area to eat at and are the menus at the bar the same as in the main dining room? Thanks.

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    Lucia Jul 28, 2007 10:21 PM

    Gramercy Tavern has a Tavern Room with a bar. The Tavern Room has a separate menu from the main dining room. Hearth and A Voce have bars that have the same menu as the main dining room. I'm not sure about Craft.

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    1. re: Lucia
      a_and_w Jul 29, 2007 08:57 AM

      Craft has the same menu at the bar (not to be confused with Craftbar, which is entirely separate).

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      RCC Jul 29, 2007 04:02 AM

      Hearth also has that bar-like counter with a few stools that overlook the kitchen, I've dined there solo on a couple of occasions when the wife's out on business. I've made a few friends there, with cooks and fellow diners, and since then almost always try to get those seats even when dining with the wife.

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      1. re: RCC
        a_and_w Jul 29, 2007 08:58 AM

        Agreed -- the counter is a great place to sit at Hearth.

      2. MBShapiro Jul 29, 2007 05:51 AM

        They actually all have bars to eat at with full menus. My favorite of the four would be Hearth if you can snag a seat at the pass. Craft I would vote against, as the concept makes it better to eat there with a group of people, and I was underwhelmed with A Voce's food.

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          frank113 Jul 29, 2007 07:08 AM

          To add to what's already been said: An early dinner outside at A Voce is a great alternative to eating at a bar. Full menu. Pleasant patio. Quieter. And of course great food.

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            roze Jul 29, 2007 09:17 AM

            I love the Gramercy Tavern for eating alone. They have a great pulled pork sandwich and usually have some sort of steak special that's fantastic

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