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"Dear Abby" (2/5/07) — timely as ever!

Dear Abby:
I feel like I have struck gold. Please tell your female readers, if they are over 40 and looking for a man, to head to their local diner for breakfast. Last week I found myself to be one of only two women (and she was with her husband) out of 15 people eating breakfast. Apparently, men meet weekly for breakfast.
I'm sure if women made a habit of going to the restaurant, the waitresses would get to know them and would be thrilled to introduce them to some of the single men who come in. Women love to play Cupid.
Also be sure to sit at the counter. It's easier to approach someone sitting at the counter than someone sitting in a booth.
Dear Eating Single:
I am frequently asked by members of both sexes where to meet someone eligible. You have offered a good suggestion, and although romance is usually not on the menu in such establishments, with Valentine's Day approaching, I am pleased to pass this along.




United States

California

Eagle Rock —

Four Cafe — 2122 1/2 Colorado Boulevard — Eagle Rock, California — (323) 550-1988

wooden bar for single diners

Los Angeles —

AOC — 8022 West Third Street — Los Angeles, California — (323) 653-6359

Apple Pan — 10801 West Pico Boulevard — West Los Angeles, California — (310) 475-3585

Griddle Cafe, The — 7916 Sunset Boulevard — Los Angeles, California — (323) 874-0377

Izakaya Haru Ulala — 368 East 2nd Street — Los Angeles, California — (213) 620-0977

Jar — 8225 Beverly Boulevard — Los Angeles, California — (323) 655-6566

Little Dom's — 2128 Hillhurst Avenue - Los Feliz — Los Angeles, California — (323) 661-0055 (Thanks — Deb!)

Nook — 11628 Santa Monica Boulavard Suite 9 — Los Angeles, California — (310) 207-5160

Osteria Mozza — 6602 Melrose Avenue — Los Angeles, California — (323) 938-1447

Petit Trois — 718 North Highland Avenue — Los Angeles, California — (323) 468-8916

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Pizzeria Mozza — 641 North Highland Avenue — Los Angeles, California — (323) 297-0100 (Thanks — Brenda!)


Beverly Hills —

Cabbage Patch — 214 South Beverly Drive — Beverly Hills, California — (310) 550-7744

The Fountain Coffee Room - The Beverly Hills Hotel — 9641 Sunset Boulevard — Beverly Hills, California — (310) 276-2251 (Thanks — Beverly!)


Oakland —

Commis — 3859 Piedmont Avenue — Oakland, California — (510) 653-3902

Pasadena —

Pie 'n Burger — 913 East California Boulevard — Pasadena, California — (626) 795-1123


San Diego —

Bice — 425 Island Avenue — San Diego, California — (619) 234-2423

"Cheese" bar!

Bistro 221 — 221 East Grand Avenue — Escondido (North County San Diego), California — (760) 737-7398 (Thanks — Jan!)

Bottega Americano — 1195 Island Avenue — San Diego, California — (619) 255-7800

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George's California Modern — 1250 Prospect Street — San Diego (La Jolla), California — (858) 454-4244

Communal table, too!

Golden Hill Cafe — 2505 C Street — San Diego, California — (619) 239-7464

Indigo Grill — 1536 India Street — San Diego, California — (760) 737-7398 (Thanks — Bob!)

Communal table, too!

Juniper & Ivy — 2228 Ketner Boulevard— San Diego, California — (619) 269-9036

Nobu — Hard Rock Hotel - 207 Fifth Avenue — Gaslamp Quarter — San Diego, California — (619) 814-4124

Ocean Room and Lounge — 630 Fifth Avenue — Gaslamp Quarter — San Diego, California — (619) 501-6550

Piatti - La Jolla — 2182 Avenida de la Playa — San Diego (La Jolla), California — (858) 454-1589

Searsucker Restaurant & Bar — 611 Fifth Avenue — Gaslamp Quarter — San Diego, California — (619) 233-7327

Overlooks exhibition kitchen

Shabu Shabo House — 4646 Convoy Street, San Diego, California — (858) 268-8648

Solare — 2820 Roosevelt Road, NTC Promenade — San Diego (Point Loma), California — (619) 270-9670 (Thanks — Ann!)

Zocalo — 2444 San Diego Avenue (Old Town) — San Diego, California — (619) 298-9840


San Francisco —

A-16 — 2355 Chestnut Street — San Francisco, California — (415) 771-2216

E&O Asian Kitchen — 324 Sutter Street — San Francisco, California — (415) 693-0303

Gary Danko — 800 North Point — San Francisco, California — (415) 749-2060

Nizza La Bella — 827 San Pablo Avenue — San Francisco (Albany), California — (510) 526-2552 (Thanks — Robert!)

One Market Restaurant — One Market Street — San Francisco, California — (415) 777-5577

Tadich Grill — 240 California Street — San Francisco, California — (415) 391-2373


Santa Barbara —

The Hungry Cat — 1134 Chapala Street — Santa Barbara, California — (805) 884-4701


Santa Monica —

Catch Restaurant & Sushi Bar — Casa del Mar - 1910 Ocean Way — Santa Monica, California — (310) 581-7714





Colorado


Denver —

Barolo Grill — 3030 East Sixth Avenue — Cherry Creek — (303) 393-1040

Panzano — 909 17th Street — Denver — (303) 296-3525

Root Down — 1600 West 33rd Avenue — Denver — (303) 993-4200

Twelve Restaurant — 2233 Larimer Street — Denver — (303) 293-0287


Durango —

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill — 764 Main Avenue — Durango — (970) 382-9790



Connecticut


Ridgefield —

Sara's Wine Bar at Bernard's Restaurant — 20 West Lane — Ridgefield, Connecticut — (203) 438-8282




District of Columbia


Washington, D.C. —

Bar Pilar — 1833 14th Street NW — Washington, DC — (202) 265-1751

Cashion's Eat Place — 1819 Columbia Road NW — Washington, DC — (202) 797-1819

Chef Geoff's — 3201 New Mexico Avenue NW — Washington, DC — (202) 237-7800

Cork — 1720 14th Street NW — Washington, DC — (202) 265-2675

Oyamel — 401 7th Street NW — Washington, DC — (202) 628-1005

Palena Cafe — 3529 Connecticut Avenue NW — Washington, DC — (202) 537-9250

Posto — 1515 14th Street NW — Washington, DC — (202) 332-8613

Proof — 775 G Street NW — Washington, DC — (202) 737-7663

Sonoma — 223 Pennsylvania Avenue SE — Washington, DC — (202) 544-8088

701 Restaurant — 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW — Washington, DC — (202) 393-0701




Florida


Gainesville —

Mildred's Big City Food — 3445 West University Avenue
— Gainesville, Florida — (352) 371-1711 (Thanks — Ashley!)

"Bistro" during the day — "Full service gourmet restaurant" at night




Georgia


Atlanta —

Bone's Restaurant — 3130 Piedmont Road North East — Atlanta, Georgia — (404) 237-2663




Hawaii


Honolulu —

Roy's — 6600 Kalanianaole Highway — Honolulu, Hawaii — (808) 396-7697




Illinois


Chicago —

Aria Bar - The Fairmont Chicago — 200 North Columbus Drive — Chicago, Illinois — (312) 444-9494 (Thanks — Jacqueline!)

Heaven on Seven on Rush Street — 600 North Michigan Avenue — Chicago, Illinois — (312) 280-7774

Shaw's Crab House — 21 East Hubbard Street — Chicago, Illinois — (312) 527-2722


Oak Park —

Tasty Dog — 708 Lake Street — Oak Park, Illinois — (708) 383-2645 (Thanks — Ann!)




Massachusetts


Boston —

Legal Sea Foods — 800 Boylston Street — Boston, Massachusetts — (617) 266-6800




Missouri


Kansas City —

Anton's Taproom — 1610 Main Street — Kansas City, Missouri — (816) 888-8800




Nevada


Las Vegas —

Bouchon at the Venetian — 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South — Las Vegas, Nevada — (702) 414-6200

Carson Kitchen — 124 South 6th Street — Las Vegas, Nevada — (702) 473-9523

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Julian Serrano - Aria Casino — 3730 Las Vegas Boulevard South — Las Vegas, Nevada — (877) 230-2742

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon - MGM Grand Hotel — South 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South — Las Vegas, Nevada — (702) 891-7777

Olives at the Bellagio Hotel — 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South — Las Vegas, Nevada — (702) 693-8181

P.F. Chang's China Bistro at Aladdin — 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South — Las Vegas, Nevada — (702) 836-0955

Rao's at Caesar's Palace — 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South — Las Vegas, Nevada — (877) 346-4642




New Hampshire


Nashua —

Unum's — 49 East Pearl Street — Nashua, New Hampshire — (603) 821-6500





New York

Brooklyn —

Blanca — 261 Moore Street — Brooklyn, New York — (347) 799-2807 [7/15]

Brooklyn Fare — 200 Schermerhorn Street — Brooklyn, New York — (718) 243-0050

20 courses — only 18 seats at kitchen counter

Dirck the Norseman — 7 North 15th Street — Greenport, Brooklyn, New York — (718) 389-2940 [7/15]

DuMont Burger — 314 Bedford Avenue — Brooklyn, New York — (718) 384-6127

East Village —

Narcissa — 21 Cooper Square — East Village, New York — (212) 228-3344

Hells Kitchen —

Gotham West Market — 600 11th Avenue — Hell’s Kitchen, New York — (212) 384-6127

Large, open, glassed-in food hall sporting mini-restaurants. Most offer counter seating and will deliver food to communal tables serving the whole market.

New York —

Atera — 77 Worth Street — New York, New York — (212) 226-1444

Babbo — 110 Waverly Place — New York, New York — (212) 777-0303 (Thanks — Ann!)

Bar Boulud — 1900 Broadway — New York, New York — (212) 595-0303

Communal table, too!

Bar Room at The Modern — 9 West 53rd Street — New York, New York — (212) 333-1220

Blue Smoke — 116 East 27th Street — New York, New York — (212) 447-7733 (Thanks — Bob!)

Eataly — 200 Fifth Avenue — New York, New York — (212) 229-2560

Gramercy Tavern — 42nd East 20th Street — New York, New York — (212) 477-0777

Hakkasan — 311 West 43rd Street — New York, New York — (212) 477-0777

L'Artusi — 228 West 10th Street — New York, New York — (212) 255-5757

Momofuku Noodle Bar — 163 First Avenue — New York, New York — (212) 475-7899

"Two" counters!

Ruby Foo's Time Square — 1626 Boadway — New York, New York — (212) 489-5600

The Wright — 1071 Fifth Avenue — New York, New York — (212) 427-5690




North Carolina


Ashville —

Cúrate — 11 Biltmore Avenue — Ashville, North Carolina — (828) 239-2946

Savoy Cucina Italiana — 641 Merriman Avenue — Ashville, North Carolina — (828) 253-1077 (Thanks — Elizabeth!)





Oregon


Portland —

Le Pigeon — 738 East Burnside Street, — Portland, Oregon — (503) 546-8796

communal table, too!



Pennsylvania

Philadelphia —

Amada — 3420 Sansom Street — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — (215) 625-2450

Bar or chef's counter overlooking an open kitchen

Tinto — 219 Chestnut Street, #219 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — (215) 665-9150

White Dog Cafe — 3420 Sansom Street — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — (215) 386-9224


Pittsburgh —

Salt of the Earth — 5523 Penn Avenue — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — (412) 441-7258

Communal table dining, too!

Six Penn Kitchen — 146 6th Avenue — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — (412) 566-7366 (Thanks — Mary!)




Rhode Island


Pawtucket —

The Modern Diner — 307 Allens Avenue — Pawtucket, Rhode Island — (401) 726-8390




Texas


Dallas —

Oceanaire Seafood Room — 13340 Dallas Parkway — Dallas, Texas — (972) 759-2277 (Thanks — Bob!)

Fort Worth —

Tokyo Cafe — 5121 Pershing Avenue — Fort Worth, Texas — (817) 737-8568


Houston —

Oxheart — 1302 Nance Street — Houston, Texas — (832) 830-8592

Rainbow Lodge — 2011 Ella Boulevard — Houston, Texas — (713) 861-8666




Virginia


Centreville
(Northern Virginia) —

Carrabba's Italian Grill — 5805 Trinity Parkway — Centreville, Virginia — (703) 266-9755





Washington


Seattle —

Crush — 2319 East Madison Street — Seattle, Washington — (206) 682-4142

Dahlia Lounge — 2001 4th Avenue — Seattle, Washington — (206) 302-7874

Thanks, Maria!

Elliot's Oyster House — 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56 — Seattle, Washington — (206) 623-4340

Etta's Seafood — 2020 Western Avenue — Seattle, Washington — (206) 443-6000

Flying Fish — 2234 1st Avenue — Seattle, Washington — (206) 728-8595

Jak's Grill — 4548 California Avenue SW — Seattle, Washington — (206) 937-7809

Steelhead Diner — 5 Pine Street — Seattle, Washington — (206) 625-0129 (Thanks — Mai!)

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Canada


British Columbia


Vancouver —

Blue Water Café and Raw Bar — 1095 Hamilton Street — Vancouver, Canada — (604) 688-8078

Italian Kitchen — 1037 Alberni Street — Vancouver, Canada — (604) 687-2858 (Thanks — Ted!)

Tojo’s Restaurant — 1133 West Broadway — Vancouver, Canada — (604) 872-8050


Ontario


Toronto —

Bar Mercurio — 270 Bloor Street West — ON, Toronto, Canada — (416) 960-3877

Carens Wine and Cheese Bar — 158 Cumberland Street — ON, Toronto, Canada — (416) 962-5158


Quebec


Montreal —

La Salle A Manger — 1302, Avenue Du Mount-Royal East — QC, Montreal, Canada — (514) 522-0777

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Germany



Berlin


Berlin —

Dos Palillos - Casa Camper —Weinmeisterstraße 1, 10178 — Berlin, Germany — +49 (0) 30 200-03410

42 1/2 foot long wooden table faces open kitchen

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Great Britain



England


London —

Arbutus — 63-64 Frith Street (West End's Soho area) — London, England — +44 (0) 20 7734 4545

Reservations are accepted for bar seating

Bistrot Bruno Loubet - The Zetter — St John’s Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road — London, England — +44 (0) 20 7324 4455

J.Sheekey — 28-32 St. Martin's Court — London, England — +44 (0) 20 7240 2565

YO! Sushi Selfridges — 400 Oxford Street — London, England — 0870-837-7377 (Thanks — Jessica!)

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France



Paris

Paris —

Les Cocottes de Christian Constant — 135 Rue Saint-Dominique, 7th — Paris, France — 01 45 50 10 31

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Italy



Turin


Turin —

Eataly Torino — old Carpano vermouth factory - Via Nizza, 230 int. 14 — Turin, Italy — 011/19506811 (Thanks — Andre!)

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Japan



Tokyo


Minato-ku —

Gohiikini (or Nice to Meet You) — 2-8-9 Shinbashi Minato-ku — 81-3-3502-3132 (Thanks — Bob!)

An example of "mix and mingle" tachinomiya, or standing bars.

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