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Sep 21, 2010 11:17 AM

best place for solo meal saturday evening?

wife is out of town, thinking it would be nice to go someplace where I could sit at the bar, drink a beer, read a book, and have a nice meal, without feeling rushed. I think what I'm after is a "gastropub". places I have been considering:

spotted pig - I eat earlier than most people, but don't know how realistic this would be on a saturday.
molly's - I hear they have a good pint and the food is good. they probably wouldn't be too crowded.
joseph leonard - I have eaten here and really like the food, but again, might be too crowded.

any other recommendations along these lines? price is not really an object, I don't think I'll max out my budget at the type of place I'm looking for.

thanks for your help!

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  1. What part of town PC. Do you want to walk or take a cab. Thanks.

    Hearth has a great bar suitable for single dining.

    Hearth Restaurant @ 403 East 12th St., New York, NY 646 - 602 - 1300.

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    1. re: Littleman

      I'm not too picky re: part of town, I live in brooklyn near a lot of trains, and I have some time and don't mind travelling. thanks for your help!

    2. ive only been to keens once but the bar was nice and not really crowded. it was a saturday night too so i dont think youll be rushed.