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Rancher's Club of New Mexico - Hilton Albuquerque — (505)
884-2500;1901 University NE' Albuquerque, New Mexico
Amenities: Service is custom-tailored to guests, many
of whom are solo business travelers. Laptop in tow? Tables are plug-in ready and several are outfitted with telephones.
The staff is schooled in appropriate ways of greeting solos. Conspicuous in its absence
is, "Ooonly one for dinner?" During the
week (Monday through Thursday) this restaurant draws between three and four male and female solos an evening. Most
prefer dining room with its gracious and rustic surroundings, but never the center area of the room.
Cuisine: Classic American Grill
Cafe Pasqual's — (505) 983-9340;121 Don Gaspar, Santa
Fe, New Mexico
Amenities: An old oak “Joiners” Table (seating 10)
draws visitors who grab a seat to meet others and to learn from the locals. It has earned another name, owner Katherine
Kagel confides. With two marriages to the table’s credit and more recently, two kids named "Pasqual"
(Their parents met while dining at "THE" table.), the “Love Boat” seems an appropriate choice!
Cuisine: Traditional Mexican, plus Southwest with
a bit of Asian influence.
The Compound — (505) 982-4353; 635 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Amenities: Local solos have kept this restaurant secret for too long!
Located along historic Canyon Road and known for distinctive style and elegance since the 1960’s, The Compound
has been rejuvenated recently. In the winter, solos (many of whom are women who dote on the "really safe feel"
of the surroundings) dine at the cozy nine-seater bar where they keep tabs on everything going on. The patio is
a summer-time magnet for dinner drop-ins, where an extremely friendly wait-staff ministers.
Cuisine: Contemporary American with Mediterranean Influences
Neighborhood: Arts District
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