Been in town for a few weeks on business and have had some really solid meals with colleagues - Sushi Ota (fantastic), Blue Water Seafood (long wait but very fresh), Prep Kitchen (call me crazy, but it was just "ok"), and a surprisingly good meal at Grant Grill. I'll be on my own for a few nights coming up and was wondering where my fellow Hounds thought I should dine solo (somewhere I can eat at the bar, maybe with some good bartenders and a not-too-stuffy atmosphere).
I'm staying at US Grant in the Gaslamp but have my rental car, so I'm pretty free to go places. I ate solo at the bar at George's in La Jolla and thought the experience was nice. Anywhere a bit closer I should definitely go? Maybe something walking distance from the hotel? Dobson's was on my short list... how's the atmosphere there? I've also been told to try Hodad's and Phil's BBQ.
I welcome any suggestions, and will of course report back with my thoughts!