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Nov 11, 2011 06:19 PM

Dining for couples only?

A member of Davis Square LiveJournal posted today that he was turned away from Foundry on Elm after asking for a table for one. He was told that they don't seat single diners or take reservations for them, and was told this was a standing policy at the restaurant.

I've never heard of anyplace doing this, but I know a lot of restaurants have kooky policies depending on who's running the floor that night.

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  1. Scratch them from my list, I normally would sit at the bar.

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    1. re: treb

      as a frequent solo diner i would never take a table and always dine at the bar. if this is your preference too, why the boycott? the place is an absolute zoo, so i don't begrudge them trying to maximize seats.

    2. Wow! scumbags. i would let the whole area know. tweet it, post here [o yeah] facebook and whatever else. i bet even a local news would cover it.

      1. Certainly nothing on their website that reads or suggests they only seat parties of 2 or more. Odd.

        1. I often eat alone, and I don't always want to sit at the bar...I've never had any trouble as a woman getting a table for one, though I'm often asked if the bar is ok. I usually say I'd rather have a table and I've never been told no. However, this is usually before prime dinner time. There are some folks who'd prefer to sit alone and read rather than watch TV or sit at the bar. If they don't want to give me a table for one, I don't want them.

          1. Never heard of such a thing, and I've eaten solo in restaurants around the planet. I would take my business elsewhere.

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            1. re: pikawicca

              i agree completely. tweet away. get the masses to speak and get them to change their policy.that's really disgusting.