Solo Dining near Buckhead - Please help
Staying at the W in Buckhead next week. Have one night for a meal out. Looking for fine dining options where I can eat solo at the bar. Not too stuffy. Don't mind a little bit of a scene. As long as someone's butt isn't in my food. Looking to spend in the 50-100 range all in. Don't mind a short cab if it's worth it. Never been to the area before. From my limited research seemed like Aria, Rathburn's, Bone's could be good options. Anyone have something better? Thanks.
I would scratch Aria from the list. Definately more of a spot for couples and business dinners. Also pretty inconsistant from my experiences there. You might consider Blue Pointe if you like seafood. A bit of a see-and-be-seen atmosphere, but it's been a while since I was there and I can't remember if there's a bar for dining or not. Rathbun's is a great choice, but a bit further out from Buckhead.
Buckhead Diner is a good choice. It is located on Piedmont Road in Buckhead. Your concierge or cab driver should be able to easily direct you. They have a chef's counter that is perfect for solo diners. You can chat with the chef or his assistants so it's less awkward than dining at a table or bar by yourself. Plus the food prep itself was entertainment enough. The cuisine is upscale Southern. You'll definitely have to save room for the Chocolate Banana Cream Pie.