Solo Dining Options - Weeknight...
Looking for a food centric, friendly atmosphere restaurant/pub with a bar that I can go to solo and not feel out of place, ala Quinns.
Betty on top of Queen Anne.
I travel a lot on business and have never really had a problem anywhere dining alone, though.
steelhead diner (1st/pine), whose food is delightful wherever you sit, has 2 counters facing the kitchen whose function is like that of a bar; to avoid the emptiness of a big table and to place you within comfortable conversation distance of other single diners.
95 Pine Street, Suite 17, Seattle, WA 98101
I really enjoy sitting at the bar at Serafina for dinner. The bartenders are all great with conversation and the regulars regularly engage others for chats. But if you want to sit back and read a novel...they are respectful of that too. They also have a new sister-restaurant Cicchetti, which is located next door.
In addition to the other good suggestions, Joule has a bar overlooking the kitchen where you can watch Rachel and Seif prepare your food.
For a "nice" meal, the bar at Crush can't be beat. The servers are awesome, my husband and I often walk in on a weeknight to eat at the bar and always have a truly awesome meal. We often strike up a conversation with solo diners.
Also, Harvest Vine has a great bar; have to admit I haven't eaten there since all the upheaval in management, so I can't speak to recent food quality.