Dining at the Bar


The Charter Oak | St. Helena - Napa Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The Charter Oak opened in June in the space that housed Tra Vigne for years. It's the more casual operation from Chef Christopher Kostow. I had a chance to try it in September.

Pok Pok Noi | Sabin - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

From Olympic Oyster Bar https://www.chowhound.com/post/olympia-oyster-bar-boise-ne-portland-1075993 , I headed over to Pok Pok Noi for a second happy hour on Friday afternoon. I had actually intend...

Trad NOLA food to eat at bar

by susangillfun 1 year ago

Older hippie chowhound staying at Esplanade and N Rampart want places less than 1/2 mile away to reserve for dinners at bar during Jazzfest. $$$ OK. Help please.

Your SF Recommendations for Outstanding Appetizers and Drinks - Bar Seating

by letsindulge 1 year ago

Quick overnight in SF for birthday celebration. Staying at the OMNI. Walkable distance is a bonus, but can Uber/Lyft if worthwhile. Looking specifically for places with exquisite starters, and drin...

Happy Hour @ Archetype | St. Helena

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Archetype in St. Helena offers "Social Hour" on Monday, Thursday and Friday 5pm to 7pm at the bar. As noted here, https://www.chowhound.com/post/happy-hour-cook-tavern-st-helena-1062400?commentId=1...

Best martini and dinner at the bar in the village

by kathrynanne 2 years ago

Hello! I’m looking for a place with a great dry gin martini in the Village, or possibly Soho. I’ll be dining solo and want great eats and drinks and definitely not precious mixology. Any great recs...

Dinner for 1 Suggestion Needed

by bostonpilot 2 years ago

Hi All- I am hoping that you can help me out with a restaurant suggestion. Here's the background: I travel a lot for business, and around 7-8 years ago, I was spending a fair bit of time in ...

The Bourbon Barrel | Sonora Gold Country

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

After striking out with an uninspired dinner at Emberz, https://www.chowhound.com/post/jamestown-sonora-gold-country-options-1000834?commentId=10007634 I headed down the street to The Bourbon Barre...

Kokkari - eating in the bar area

free sample addict aka Tracy L
by free sample addict aka Tracy L 2 years ago

I haven't been to Kokkari in years, but IIRC there were spaces to eat in the bar area for people without reservations. Does anyone know if this is still available and if the experience has been goo...

Street Stand Burger @ Don Pistos Tequila Bar | Marina - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Order a burger at a tequila bar, why? Well, seven years ago, the original Don Pistos opened in North Beach. The hamburguesa served me in the first week was magical. https://www.chowhound.com/pos...

Bar Seating at Zahav & Other Old City Recommendations

by pbplus 2 years ago

We are headed into the city for a show at the Arden Theatre on a Saturday evening in June. We just made the decision to add dinner to our plans, and we're too late to get a reservation at Zahav, wh...

Gramercy Tavern, Always a Great Time

by Multifoiled 2 years ago

I just wanted to post and say that for me, the Tavern room at Gramercy Tavern (especially at the bar on a Sunday afternoon) is the best thing the Danny Meyer empire has going. The new Union Square ...

Industrial Eats in Buellton

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

On April 1, I met up with "toodie jane" at Industrial Eats for dinner. Located in a light industrial zone and housing a restaurant, catering operation and craft butcher shop, this oft recommended s...

Walk In Bar Menu at Noma Mexico Pop-up in Tulum

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Several media outlets have quoted an instagram post by David Chang (Momofuku group) that Noma Mexico would offer a bar menu for walk-ins. I checked with Noma's operations manager who said, "Not for...

Suggestions for restaurants for dinner

by marshaw 2 years ago

Coming to Ottawa from Toronto the weekend of May 5th. We're staying in the Byward Market area at The Andaz Hotel. We haven't been to Ottawa for several years and the food scene seems to have change...

Restaurants/bars in La Jolla Shores?

by cortez 2 years ago

I'll be spending two nights in March at the Hilton in La Jolla Shores. Flying solo, I'd like to be able to walk to local haunts to graze and dine, preferably eating at the bar. I'll have openings...

Sonoma County Restaurant Week: Valette in Healdsburg

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Sonoma County Restaurant Week started yesterday and continues through Sunday March 12. I slid into Valette http://www.valettehealdsburg.com/ and managed to get a seat at the bar at 5:30pm. The tabl...

Happy Hour @ The Sardine Factory | Cannery Row - Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

When the best thing you ate at happy hour is the complimentary bread, you know things are awry. Last week I dropped in for the 5 to 6pm happy hour in the lounge at The Sardine Factory before a scre...

First date but she can't sit for over 30 mins

by cjavier70 2 years ago

Hello all. I'm taking an attractive girl that I met at a coffee shop out on a date in San Francisco tomorrow. However...she has a slipped disk in her back and so anything that requires long periods...

Great bistro style in Philadelphia near Rittenhouse Square

by lusignan 3 years ago

I have never been to Philadelphia. Traveling solo for three days and looking for interesting bistro style restaurants with excellent American style food....walking distance from Rittenhouse Square...