Solo dining in Dublin?
I'll be spending an evening on my own in Dublin soon and would like to have a tasty meal. When dining solo, I most enjoy restaurants that have a bar where I can sit and eat. I am an adventurous eater but would love to find something with traditional Irish influences or ingredients I wouldn't encounter elsewhere. Thanks for any thoughts you might have!
For eating at the bar you could try Fade Street Social http://www.fadestreetsocial.com/
I haven't been yet however the chef is talented and the reviews are good. There are a few dishes that are derived from traditional recipes / combinations.
Dining solo in Dublin is nothing to be afraid of. The Pigs Ear and The Winding Stair offer different takes on Irish cooking and are both informal with good food.
At Fade Street Social or some of the other Dublin restaurants, you'll get a bit more interesting food than at Johnny Fox's, but if you want a good meal and interesting adventure, you can take the bus (I'm not sure how that works) up to Fox's in the hills above Dublin. I thought the food was very traditional, plus they had some music.
We stayed down the street from Fade St. and it was packed the night we walked by. We ate at www.lgueuleton.com/, which sounds very French, but there were some good, Irish dishes on the menu, too.