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Solo Weeknight Dining?

strong95 Jan 17, 2011 06:19 AM

So my lovely bride will be out of town this Thursday, and I am looking for some place tasty to eat by myself. At the bar would be fine, and I would like to try something new, any type of food. Anywhere from Lakewood to Dallas-proper to Oak Cliff would be fine -- I am thinking Smoke or Horne and Dekker, but other suggestions are welcome. I just don't want to feel like a lonely dork. Aside from the specifics of this request, it might be cool for people to describe any factors that make a place solo-friendly. (p.s. I am talking food-only, not people-meeting -- there, I feel better)

  1. twinwillow Jan 21, 2011 07:30 PM

    Went to Nova on Davis Street and sat at the bar. Very comfortable. And, the food is killer!
    1/2 pound Bison burger with sauteed onions, aged cheddar, bacon and, charred a beautiful medium rare. Served with great crispy fries. Great food and, great vibe.

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      strong95 Jan 20, 2011 02:47 PM

      Looks like a last-minute coin toss between Nosh and Urbano. Solo BYO at Urbano might be the winner...

      1. bhoward Jan 18, 2011 10:12 AM

        My new favorite place to eat alone is at the bar overlooking the kitchen at NOSH.

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          twinwillow Jan 18, 2011 01:58 PM

          I concur!

          1. re: bhoward
            pgwiz1 Jan 19, 2011 10:05 AM

            dah! you stole mine! NOSH at the bar is great (And you can even get some yummy samples of truffle if you're nice...but perhaps you have to be a girl and be giggly about it ;) --- I'm not really giggly, but didn't know how else to say it!)

            Also Urbano Cafe...saw a few people eating solo and it's just no big deal. No bar, but small NY type neighborhood place. Bring wine and a book or smartphone, and enjoy!

            1. re: pgwiz1
              twinwillow Jan 19, 2011 01:00 PM

              I concur, again.

              1. re: pgwiz1
                masnole Jan 20, 2011 01:55 PM

                GOOD CALL to everyone about NOSH. Sat at the Chef bar today at lunch, I'm going to make that a regular stop for lunch.

                Been doing Urbano about once every other week for lunch.

                No Truffle for me unfortunately - I must not be giggly enough.....

                1. re: masnole
                  twinwillow Jan 20, 2011 02:44 PM

                  You might be one of those, Avenots.

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                    DallasDude Jan 20, 2011 11:54 PM

                    I like Nosh but seriously?

            2. twinwillow Jan 17, 2011 01:08 PM

              I'm comfortable at Farnatchi and Louie's by myself.
              As a matter of fact, I'm comfortable anyplace that I can eat at the bar. And, any taqueria.

              1. Scagnetti Jan 17, 2011 06:41 AM

                Nova would be perfect. Big counter area and excellent food.

                These are all at-the-bar places: Pappadeux's on Northwest Hwy, Celebration on Lovers Lane, Texas Land & Cattle on Lemmon and Bolsa in the OC.

                Some posters will chime in that you should just go wherever you want to go and ignore the solo dining bit.

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