once in 6 years solo dining
Being a single dad to a now-6-year-old, my ability to dine at really nice establishments has been reduced to nil.
As it turns out, tonight at least til 10pm, I will be sans offspring.
So, what are recommendations for once-every-six-years solo dining, tonight (north of L.B., south of SFV)?
Considering it's Friday, reservations are probably out
But, seriously, rotsa ruck finding a parking spot on a Friday night, in MBeach or Venice.....unless they offer valet, but I'm pretty sure Gjelina does not.
You may have an easier time in Santa Monica, where at least there is free muni parking structures. There, I'd recommend
Tar & Roses, Hostaria del Piccolo. Or, better yet, go to a place with valet, like Rustic Canyon, Tavern, or il ritrovo del piccolo, which has free valet.
you can probably get a reservation at Fig, however their complimentary parking is only for two hours.
beyond two hours you will pay dearly.
also, even without a reservation, if you arrive a little before they open for dinner at 5, and wait on line, you can get a seat at the bar and they will serve you your food at the bar. (no reservations for bar seats--just for tables. dunno what the policy is for their communal table)
I would not worry about reservations at all...solo... early. You have so many options. What is your favorite type of food?