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Agio — (317) 488-0359; 635 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Amenities: Located near four theaters, four art galleries, B & Bs and in a walkable night time area,
this very well connected restaurant draws an equally connected crowd.They include the governor and the lieutenant
governor, lobbyists and lawyers and a hefty DINK ("double income, no kids") contingent. From Spring through
November, many of them gather outside on the covered patio. Others opt for a table in the non-smoking dining room
or a seat at the bar. (Odor-eaters at work!)
Cuisine: Contemporary Mediterranean w/Strong Accent on Italian
Neighborhood: Historic Chatham Arch Area — one mile from the Capitol
LaSalle Grill — (219) 288-1155; 115 West Colfax Avenue, South Bend, Indiana.
Amenities: The staff is used to adventurous and self-assertive solo diners. One of their best stories involves
a visitor from Orange County, California who insisted on dining at 8:15 or no later than 8:30. Seated at a banquette,
he took in all of the action and a grand degustation with wine.
( More recently, on a typical Tuesday evening, the LaSalle Grill hosted seven solo diners — four women and three
Solo diners seem to prefer seating in the downstairs restaurant or at the cozy bar (Magazines are always available!);
however, Club LaSalle upstairs is also a comfortable option.
P.S. The staff will be pleased to facilitate a shared table. Just let them know you'd welcome company
with your meal and they'll try to arrange it.
Cuisine: New American
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