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Dining solo in/near West Hollywood

Staying in West Hollywood for the night and looking for a fabulous meal nearby.

Love the idea of dining at the bar, with a bit of atmosphere/energy.

Not interested in Italian, but open to any other cuisine.

Money not an issue!

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  1. Connie & Ted's has a nice dinning bar and great seafood.
    http://www.connieandteds.com
    Animal has a small bar and is a meat lovers dream.
    http://animalrestaurant.com
    Son of a Gun (seafood and more) has communal tables for solo dinners (from the same chef's as Animal).
    http://sonofagunrestaurant.com
    Welcome to LA.

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    1. How about a steak at the bar at Dan Tanas?

      Pork Chop at bar at Salts Cure.

      Great Peruvian at the bar at Picca.

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      1. re: Thor123

        Come on mr. Thor.

        I Really really really don't want my joint overrun.

        Thank you very much.

          1. re: latindancer

            Tanas is your joint too ????

            Well, excuse me.

            How come it's your joint ??????? :)

            1. re: kevin

              <How come it's your joint???????:).

              Well, how come it's your joint???? :).

          2. Bar at Lucques is great

            1. Bar at: Jar, Bludsoes BBQ, Dan Tanas (no need to order italian), Sun of a Gun, Matsuhisa sushi bar...

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              1. re: jessejames

                a second vote for Matsuhisa, Nobu's very first restaurant (some of the more inventive dishes are not from the sushi bar). They do have a very good tasting menu.

                1. re: wienermobile

                  At Matsuhisa,, try the New Style Sashimi.

                  1. re: wienermobile

                    Only in the tempura bar ????

                    I still have to try that and plow through a myriad number of toro tartares.

                    1. re: kevin

                      I love sog but just not very comfortable there. I guess that's the new foodie thing but I like a little more elbow room. Damn the food is good tho. The hush puppies w maple butter and some amazing ham is dynamite. Same w oysters.

                    2. re: jessejames

                      Add bar at mastros. Second floor w piano man band.

                    3. Son of a Gun, no question. Besides great food, it has a long communal table you might like in addition to the bar.

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                      1. re: lesliesue

                        The communal table at SOG is apparently no more but there are regular tables now set aside for walk-ins:

                        http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish...