Eating Solo -- tonight -- out of towner
I'm in Chicago from LA and would like to treat myself to a great dinner tonight -- somewhere I can eat alone and not feel obvious. I'm staying in the River North area, so anything downtown works. I prefer to eat at counters and bars, and there should be booze. I'm a very adventurous eater, so throw any suggestions at me. And thank you so much for your help!
Here's a couple spots where you can sit at the bar and enjoy:
Coco Pazzo (restaurant NOT cafe) has a great bar surrounding the open kitchen.
Joe's Seafood, Steak and Stone Crab has a very lively bar area where you can eat off the full menu.
Aigre Doux also has a nice bar right in front where you can eat off the full menu.