I'm in my late 20s, single and financially stable. Other than a couple of older friends of mine, the remainder of my group of friends rarely have enough extra income to splurge on dinner. Which means that I am usually flying solo. I don't mind this at bars because it's a more relaxed atmosphere and you can eat your dinner, have a drink and read a book/chat with the bartender. And lunching by oneself seems to be rather common, so I have no issues with that. But I have yet to find very many restaurants where I feel comfortable having dinner on my own.
Understanding that what I feel "comfortable" with may differ from your view, are there any recommendations out there for great dinner places where a solo diner would not feel overly awkward? To reiterate, I am not looking for bars that serve food (I've probably already been there, anyway), but I certainly would not mind recommendations for restaurants that serve their full menu in their bar area. Any price point, and I have yet to find a cuisine that I don't like. So bring it on, and thanks in advance.