Dining at the Bar


Restaurants with bar seating

by Scagnetti 2 years ago

We’re a spirited couple in their 70s who enjoy going to restaurants with good bars. We often have drinks at the bar and then order dinner. We’re staying at the The Donatello and enjoy Italian, S...

Pre Concert Meal near Madison Square Garden

by khalnon 2 years ago

my husband and I have an 8pm concert in January in a saturday night at Madison Square garden. Restaurant ideas. We aren’t heavy eaters. Love seafood and enjoy sitting at a bar. Thanks!

Gift Certificate in Philly for a Solo Diner

by patsully 2 years ago

My younger brother just moved to Philadelphia and I'd like to get him a gift certificate to eat somewhere within walking distance of his apartment on Arch Street in Old City. I'm thinking a cas...

The Charter Oak | St. Helena - Napa Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 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 3 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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...