I am in a position to rekindle my love affair with NYC restaurants after an absence of many years. I am hoping to do a regular "tour" of excellent restaurants but am, quite frankly, intimidated at the idea of being "the woman eating alone at the bar". Does anyone have any good experience and recommendations in this regard? Are there any fun dining groups that maybe I could join?
BTW I am really not looking for a "pickup spot", just a good atmosphere and a great meal. Any advice is appreciated!