Dining solo in San Francisco.
I will be traveling to San Francisco next week for work. I will be there 3 nights. I need dinner ideas for 3 nights. One idea for breakfast and one for lunch. My budget is limited, but I want good food and drinks without feeling uncomfortable dining alone. I am in my 30's and wouldn't mind a fun bar scene for one night. I will be staying close to Union Square.
If you'll look just to the right of your post you'll see three that will get you started and they'll probably link to others :) Have fun.
Pier 23 is an above average burger and beer joint, a decent option in the area, but it's certainly missable, in my book. All of the ferry building is a few minutes of walk.
SF is very good for solo diners, just about everywhere has a bar. AQ has - arguably - three bars and is very excellent.
A few suggestions:
Jasper's Corner Tap has great drinks and good bar food. You can grab a seat at the bar or at the window. It can get crowded later in the week.
15 Romolo is more about the drinks, but they have bar food. The cocktails and bartenders are great, and there's usually a crowd later in the week.
Sweet Woodruff is great, and no one will complain about you dining solo since you order your food at the counter and find a seat. Open for lunch and dinner.
If you make it to the Haight, try Maven. Their brunch is surprisingly uncrowded if you're around on a weekend.
Cotogna and Barbacco would both be great for solo dining, especially at the bar/counter areas.