Places singles can go for dinner in downtown Toronto?
as a single diner, what is the prefered environment? i will assume good food is a must on this site.
busy resto or quiet?
bar seating or need a table?
attentive service or casual service?
a bartender with conversation or just efficiency?
prefer to relax and hang out or eat and go?
- khao san road
These are full-service sit down places I eat at regularly solo. They all have comfortable bar areas or have plenty of smaller tables and I never feel self-conscious about being by myself.
- Strada 241
- Terroni (Queen West location)
- Le Select
- ramen places: Kinton, Ryu's, Sansotei
Some newish places that have quickly become part of my regular rotation:
- Lisa Marie
- Rock Lobster (Queen West)
- Samuel J Moore
I've travelled and eaten out A LOT solo.
I personally like to sit at the bar when eating alone, because you can get a little interaction with the bar staff and neighboring patrons (if you so desire). I also see many many women doing the same, so it isn't just a guy thing anymore.
In Toronto, places like Allens, Libretto, Queen Margherita, and most sushi places fit the bill.