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quick - i have a rare chance to dine alone - where should i go?

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Treece Apr 3, 2008 04:51 PM

no kids, no husband, no friends, no clients, no colleagues. should be downtown and super good food.

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    cimui RE: Treece Apr 3, 2008 05:16 PM

    In your situation, I'd go to WD-50 for a late meal. Just a personal preference. I really like mulling over the food there at my own pace.

    The bar at Babbo could be enjoyable, as well.

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      idia RE: cimui Apr 3, 2008 05:18 PM

      Olana

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      harrison RE: Treece Apr 3, 2008 05:19 PM

      right now or in the future?

      the bar at babbo would be great.

      but to me right now, so would the bar at corner bistro!

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        steve h. RE: harrison Apr 3, 2008 05:32 PM

        wow. bar at babbo, bar at corner bistro. two mighty fine destinations.

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        kobetobiko RE: Treece Apr 3, 2008 06:58 PM

        Like Babbo, and will add counter seating at Casa Mono. When you are alone, you won't care if a place will require to shout to have a conversation. All you need is good food!

        1. doctorj RE: Treece Apr 3, 2008 08:46 PM

          Eating alone can be fun! Here's my list of recs:

          1. Sushi Yasuda - sit at the bar
          2. Degustation - get the tasting menu
          3. L'Atelier Joel Robuchon - pricey, but perfect place to eat alone as you sit at the bar
          4. Babbo's - try the pasta tasting menu if you're not afraid of carbs
          5. Pearl Oyster - enjoy a lobster roll and oysters

          Hope this helps!

          1. michele cindy RE: Treece Apr 4, 2008 04:24 AM

            I've never been there, but if I had the same dillema as you, I would go with Dorctorj's advice and head over to number 1. on their list... "Sushi Yasuda - sit at the bar". The one problem is that it isn't downtown, but I'd still do it given the chance.

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              bob gaj RE: Treece Apr 4, 2008 04:34 PM

              momofuku ssam or degustation.

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