Hillstones' Restaurants are solid, but looking for new suggestions on places to eat out solo
R+D, Houstons and Bandera I have felt are always good choices for single folks, whether partaking in convo with others or simply enjoying the atmosphere. Food is solid given the corporate qual control. Bars are also big so fairly easy to get a seat and bartenders are knowledgable. I tend to roam around the westside of town and favor more new american (hence my conondrum), but of course open to other areas/cuisine, alebeit not further than weho. Also enjoy Hals and James Beach (regularly) in Venice, so more of a chill vibe is always a plus. Just looking for some recs from folks that actually like dining out solo and intune to good food/atmosphere. thanks.
11704 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
60 N Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
I do this fairly often, and have several good options:
Joe's (bar), Nook (communal table), Tavern (bar), Akasha (bar), Father's Office -(Culver city if it's a weekend night.), Ford's Filling Station, Beechwood, Gjelina (communcal table). Also, I would eat at Upper West alone, but I have only been once with company.
Also, some other good, but not New American options:
Lucques (great bartenders) Cal French
Anissette - French (bar)
Vincente - Italian (at the bar)
Ford's Filling Station
9531 Culver Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90232
8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Father's Office Bar
1618 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA
3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
i eat solo at the bar at CAFE DEL REY all the time.
they offer a very good bar menu AND will be happy to serve you any of the items on the regular menu if that's what you prefer.
if you get there before 7, you can order your drink from the happy hour drink menu (some lower-cost wines and pretty decent mixed drinks) and save a little money. in any case, their normal wine-by-the-glass offerings are darn good.