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want to eat dinner alone in downtown la!!!

where should i go with my book ?

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  1. Wood Spoon.

    Get the pork burger.

    Wood Spoon
    107 W 9th St
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    (213) 629-1765

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    Wood Spoon
    107 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

    1. Engine Co. No. 28, at the bar.

      1. Dining solo shouldn't make a difference where you eat.

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        1. re: OCAnn

          I think some places can be less conducive to single eating, sadly, mostly because of the attitude of the staff. Other places the staff is really great...attentive, don't give you the crappy table, eye out for annoying guys who think a woman reading a book is just our way of signaling "come hit on me."

          1. re: writergirl

            I never had any problems dining alone, here in the US, Europe or Asia. But then again, I never dined w/a book either.

            1. re: OCAnn

              Lucky you...multiple continents, multiple lame guys for me. My friends used to tease me that it was my "I heart freaks" tattoo on my forehead (book or no.) I haven't had as many lame servers, but it's annoying when you're given the crappiest seat in an empty restaurant...or watch everyone around you get attention. Perhaps it's because they'll get a smaller tip from a single diner.

              1. re: writergirl

                As a solo diner, I can't recall ever receiving bad service or being seated at a crappy table. If anything, service seemed to be more attentive.

                In the future, just be sure to wear your hot-guy magnet; that usually does the trick. ;)

        2. I've eaten at Ciudad solo and had a good meal with excellent service.

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          1. Here's a recent thread on the same topic: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/424064

            I'm a big fan of Woodspoon too. A more upscale option would be Cafe Pinot, which has a nice quiet atmosphere appropriate for reading.

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            Cafe Pinot
            700 West Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA 90071