Best Place to Dine Solo?
I am wondering what places Chowhounders think are the best places to dine solo in Los Angeles.
In Westside, I've always had a nice time eating at Juquila alone, very mellow with booths. Also, Le Saigon is fine for solos.
In K-Town, just about any place that serves a big bowl of soup/noodles/soon tofu, something good to wrap a book around
While I agree with others here that, generally speaking, just about any restaurant is a good place to dine solo.
That said, there are certain places where dining solo adds a certain unique flavor to the meal. For example, the counter at Apple Pan or Pie N Burger come to mind. As does the communal tables at places like Nook.
Also, there are certain places where I would think dining solo would be counterproductive. For example, at a family-style Hong Kong seafood restaurant like Ocean Star, Elite, etc., going by yourself would defeat the purpose. If you ordered anything more than 2 items you'd be stuck with a week's worth of leftovers.
I agree about dining at the bar, and some bars that are great for dining solo based on the bartenders' attentiveness are: Roy's, Drago Centro and Church & State. I would also try Bottega Louie, I love their menu for a solo diner. There are a lot of small plates and side options so you don't necessarily need to share a side with someone.