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Places singles can go for dinner in downtown Toronto?

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Does anyone know some?

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: PoppiYYZ

      I like dining solo at the front window at Libretto Danforth,which takes reservations.
      I also like eating at the counter at The Stockyards.

    2. What do you consider downtown?

      1. I love sitting at 'Starfish' oyster bar for my solo dinner!.
        Have a nice selection of bi-valves with a glass of white wine and then follow up with one of the best prepared fish dish in town. If you still have room after, go for their sticky toffee pudding!! Awesome!!!

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        1. re: Charles Yu

          Another vote for this

        2. Starfish ?? Where

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          1. re: Lynda Pynda

            100 Adelaide East
            http://www.starfishoysterbed.com/

          2. I agree PoppyYYZ .... I am one of those women .... I love sitting at the bar!!

            1. 90% of my meals are solo. My go to places are:

              - Barque (great atmosphere at the bar)
              - Guu
              - Oyster Boy
              - Marben
              - The Emerson
              - AAA Bar oN Adelaide (seats facing St James park)

              1. 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
                - Harlem
                - Union
                - Deluxe
                - 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

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                1. re: num nums

                  +1 Le Select and also the bar at La Bettola on victoria street

                2. All the Momofuku restaurants would fit the bill (Noodle Bar, Daisho and Shoto)

                  1. 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?

                    just curious.

                    - khao san road