Many people travel for work. Which amounts to a lot of time on the road, and a lot of meals that you have to eat on your own. When I first started traveling for work, the intimidation of walking into a restaurant and asking for a table for one almost sent me to the nearest fast food establishment. This is when I made a promise to myself to explore the culinary options of each city I visited. That evening, I ended up eating at a Mexican restaurant in Quincy Market and met another individual who was in Boston for work. He enjoyed music and next minute we were on an expedition to find a band. This is the first of many adventures I have had around the country because of the dedication to dine alone rather than take out.
After speaking with other colleagues, family and friends who travel frequently for work we thought it would be a great idea to start a forum to suggest places where lone diners can eat without feeling uncomfortable being on their own. It takes a certain amount of courage to ask for a table for one, so we thought we’d ease the pressure and recommend some “sole diner” spots where you can sit at the bar and still enjoy your evening.
Please feel free to provide your recommendations for spots around the country and they will be posted.