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barleybob9 May 20, 2009 09:38 AM

I'll be in DC next Friday and am looking for a nice place that has bar dining, as I will be traveling solo. I will be downtown/C.Hill, and was looking at $100-150. Maybe a multi-course tasting menu. I wanted to hit Minibar, but it was full long ago. Never been to DC. Also a good place for lunch while checking out the Smithsonian.

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    Elyssa May 20, 2009 10:19 AM

    I dine solo all the time and some of my favorite spots are Central, PS7, Palena and Bistro Bis. All have amazing food and great bars to dine at.

    I also hear Tosca and Vidalia are good places to dine solo, but I personally haven't been.

    1. scotcheroo May 20, 2009 12:19 PM

      One place I LOVE to sit at the bar is Cityzen. You get a pre-fixe, three course tasting for $50 ($75 with wine). The food is unique and well done, the atmosphere is really cool, and the service is fantastic.

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        mifi May 20, 2009 12:50 PM

        I would add Corduroy to the mix; the bar is upstairs and you can get the full menu.

        http://www.corduroydc.com/

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          Elyssa May 20, 2009 01:10 PM

          Good call...I forgot about Corduroy. The scallops there are out of this world! Best I've ever had.

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          dcandohio May 20, 2009 01:20 PM

          Many of the popular places in Penn Quarter are quite friendly to the solo diner, especially at the bar: Acadiana, Rasika, 701, Oyamel, Jaleo, Zaytinya...if I were you I'd focus on the restaurant itself, not necessarily whether or not you will be alone. I really have trouble thinking of a place where solo dining would be unusual or uncomfortable.

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            barleybob9 May 21, 2009 08:30 AM

            Thanks for the suggestions. I shall post after I get back on where I ended up going.

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            David W May 23, 2009 04:57 PM

            When we visited recently, we saw 3 or 4 solos at tables at the Blue Duck Tavern.

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