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Dinner Alone - Scottsdale

ejs1492 Dec 8, 2007 10:51 AM

Anyone have any thoughts on a place for a good dinner by myself...preferably at a counter? Would prefer to stick to N. or S Scottsdale, if possible but not mandatory.

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  1. GroovinGourmet RE: ejs1492 Dec 9, 2007 06:23 AM

    Given that reviews have been good post-breakup of the couple running things, I'd head for the bar at Los Sombreros.

    1. misohungrychewlow RE: ejs1492 Dec 9, 2007 10:10 AM

      Japanese places can be excellent options for eating alone. Dozo in downtown Scottsdale (Miller and 6th Ave.) and Sushi Ko up north (92nd and Shea) are two of my favorites in the area. If you're willing to head a bit west, Tarbell's at 32nd and Camelback is a good choice.

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        duck833 RE: ejs1492 Dec 9, 2007 10:37 AM

        I am in Scottsdale right now, sprinkling a little.

        Out at Kierland Commons, Zinc Bistro, Greene House and North are almost right next to each other, all have bars and I enjoy eating at all three by myself.

        A sleeper near Shea and Scottsdale road is Razz's, get a seat at the chef's kitchen bar and you will have an enjoyable evening being entertained by Razz, he is lots of fun.

        Downtown Cowboy Ciao, new door is Sea Saw both excellent choices. Sea Saw is James Beard winner, sit at the bar.

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          tfitzphx RE: ejs1492 Dec 9, 2007 11:57 AM

          If you like Thai food, check out Malees on Main -- you can be quite comfortable eating in the bar area. Staff is accomodating, food is excellent and it's relaxing.

          1. Firenza00 RE: ejs1492 Dec 9, 2007 12:18 PM

            Osha Thai at Frank Lloyd Wright and Shea is pretty good. It's not a counter, but the food is excellent and the waitstaff is pretty amusing. The awesome tom kha kai is reason alone to go.

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            Osha Thai Cafe
            10953 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

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              johnseberg RE: Firenza00 Dec 9, 2007 12:42 PM

              Re: Osha, I recommend checking the website for directions (see place entry).

            2. ejs1492 RE: ejs1492 Dec 9, 2007 02:30 PM

              Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I actually ended up at one of my old favorites....Don and Charlies. I've been eating there since I moved here in 1984. I sat at the bar, had a great New York Strip (get the char crust), salad, baked potato and their yummy chopped liver to start. The bartended (Mandy) was friendly, Don Carson (the owner) and I chatted for a while, and there were friendly people at the bar as usual. Highly recommended; I can honestly say that I've probably eaten at Don and Charlie's more than any other restaurant in my life....with the exception of the usual fast food suspects.

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                Marebear RE: ejs1492 Dec 9, 2007 02:49 PM

                I know someone who used to eat at Jilly's for dinner by himself quite often. It's on Scottsdale and Butherus and it's an all American grill. I've eaten there a few times and it's always been a good experience.

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                  ciaogal RE: Marebear Dec 9, 2007 03:12 PM

                  I travel quite a bit for business and I haven't found a place here in Scottsdale or in my travels that isn't accomodating to the single diner. I have dined @ Ocean Club, Capital Grill, Eddie V's, Razz,....etc.
                  I meet the most interesting people!

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