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Last minute request for solo dining in Reno

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Nathan P Jan 14, 2010 07:05 PM

Hoping their are a few Reno hounds who can help me out.

I've got a last minute trip to Reno showing up tomorrow (Fri). Staying at Siena (1 Lake Street) and looking for somewhere to eat after I arrive. But I won't have a car so limited to a decent walk or cab. And I'm alone so I'm thinking either super casual or if nicer something with a lounge or bar good for a solo diner.

Those are some pretty big limitations so I would be thrilled to get a "this is your best bet" kind of recommendation even if it would not make your best of Reno list.

Open for any type of food: from a pupeseria in an alley to a tasting menu. On the fancier restaurant side bonus points for good cocktails or European wine.

Thanks all

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  1. hhc RE: Nathan P Jan 14, 2010 08:02 PM

    I went to Juicy's Giant Hamburger in Reno once. It's ok casual food, inside dining area or patio & they also deliver.

    Juicy's Giant Hamburger
    301 S Wells Ave
    Reno, NV 89502
    (775) 322-2600
    M-Sun 11a-9p

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      apbailey RE: Nathan P Jan 14, 2010 08:19 PM

      I'd definitely get in a cab and go to the Oyster Bar at the Nugget in Sparks, or the Oyster Bar on the Sky Terrace at the Atlantis on S. Virginia. Order a combination pan roast, which is one of my top five dishes anywhere. It's essentially a cream-based seafood stew, but intensely flavorful owing to paprika and wine. Gah, my mouth is watering already.

      1. enbell RE: Nathan P Jan 14, 2010 08:45 PM

        These should be realtively close to you

        Bangkok Cuisine (Thai)
        55 Mount Rose Street, Reno, NV 89509-3424
        (775) 322-0299‎

        Bertha Miranda's (Mexican)
        336 Mill Street
        Reno, NV 89501-1537
        (775) 786-9697

        Silver Peak Brewery
        Corner of 1st and Sierra St.
        (775) 284-3300

        4th Street Bistro and Stonehouse Cafe are a bit farther, as is Sezmu (search Sezmu for fine dining reviews)

        Have fun :)

        1. SteveTimko RE: Nathan P Jan 15, 2010 05:56 AM

          Unless it's moved, you're right by LaFamaglia at First and Lake. It's an Italian restaurant a lot of people like.
          Among downtown casinos, the Eldorado usually has the best food.
          A little bit of a walk at Liberty and Virginia is Amendment 21 Sports Bar and Grill. Nothing great foodwise but if you're looking for a bar and a chance to mingle, that would be a good bet.

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            Nathan P RE: Nathan P Jan 15, 2010 11:30 AM

            Thanks for all the great tips so far. I feel prepared!

            Will be doing a last minute mobile check when I get there in case any leads pop up and will let you know where I end up.

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              hhc RE: Nathan P Jan 18, 2010 10:27 PM

              Nathan P. where did u end up & how did it go?

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