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Lost Feb 15, 2010 07:53 PM

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.

  1. c
    cocktailhour Feb 15, 2010 07:56 PM

    Betty on top of Queen Anne.

    I travel a lot on business and have never really had a problem anywhere dining alone, though.

    1. l
      Lost Feb 15, 2010 08:00 PM

      Sorry, should have been clearer that I'm looking to "Belly up" at the Bar in a Restaurant. I hate sitting in the dining room when I'm dining solo.

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        cocktailhour Feb 16, 2010 04:07 PM

        Betty has a food bar and a bar bar (I thought that was what you meant). Matt's in the Market has a good bar for eating. Le Pichet, ditto. Poppy.

      2. h
        howard 1st Feb 16, 2010 09:21 AM

        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.

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        Steelhead Diner
        95 Pine Street, Suite 17, Seattle, WA 98101

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          seatowner Feb 17, 2010 02:12 PM

          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.

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            equinoise Feb 17, 2010 04:21 PM

            Union, Le Pichet, Brasa, Palace Kitchen, Spur...

          2. natalie.warner Feb 25, 2010 01:31 PM

            Palace Kitchen, Steelhead Diner, Spring Hill, etc

            1. Tom Armitage Feb 25, 2010 02:02 PM

              In addition to the other good suggestions, Joule has a bar overlooking the kitchen where you can watch Rachel and Seif prepare your food.

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                blue2000 Feb 27, 2010 04:18 PM

                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.

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