I'm intriqued by a couple of posts in the Drago's thread by Rouxdauphine & edible complex...gave some nice 'small plates" (& drinks!!) recommendation. I'm a solo diner, I have no problems sitting at a table alone, but always enjoy the bar. I'm pasting one post as an example, and I'm hoping for others. Any that include the marigny area would be great too!
"At Dragos's be sure to sit at the oytster bar, have them shuck a dozen (or half) raw for you, share some chargrilled Ithey will take you more seriously if you sit at the oyster bar), head over to Mr. B's for BBQ shrimp, then go to Redfish Grill and have BQQ oysters (flash fried oysters with a sauce similar to Buffalo wings, but with Crystal instead of tabasco, a subltle touch of honey with bleu cheese garnish. Depending on the time of day (after 5, by now--double check opening time), head over to the French 75 Bar at Arnaud's, have a nicely crafted cocktail and Oysters Bienville -- created there. Okay, someone come up with the next leg of the crawl..." quoted from Rouxdauphine's post