TONIGHT -- Solo dining recommendation in Santa Monica (near Loews)?
Starting the weekend solo, looking for a spot with great food but single diner-friendly
Don't mind eating at the bar (quite enjoy it, actually) -- but not anywhere too sceney please!
If I was staying at the Loews Santa Monica, I would go to Tar & Roses and eat at the bar, and just hang out and people watch for a bit.
If I wanted something totally casual, I'd go to either Fritto Misto or Umami Burger. My only hesitation with Fritto Misto is that it's a bit hard to enjoy as a solo diner/
Ocean Avenue Seafood. I was there a while ago and had started the night off during happy hour. I was in bivalve and crustacean heaven. I can't recall the deals but I do remember that I found a happy medium (satiety-satisfaction-fiscal responsibility).
Realize you're done with last nights dinner, but my suggestions would have been:
Tar & Roses
Hostario del Piccolo
Sonoma Wine Garden