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Do You Eat Dinner At The Restaurant Bar?

While I was on an adventure in vegetarianism recently, I had a discussion with the intelligent and dashing Mr. I'minlikewithyou about sitting at the bar in restaurants rather than at a table. I love sitting at the bar because it's much more intimate sitting shoulder to shoulder than seated with a table in between you. I like having the bartender nearby, being able to people watch, and the high chairs/stools. Also, bar seating is a great way to get a last-minute meal at a super crowded hot spot. I wondered what your opinion was, do you eat dinner at the restaurant bar?

Above: The bar at Hyde in San Francisco.

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SU3 SU3 8 years
Sometimes. It usually depends on how crowded the place is. I don't mind it...
earthylovingirl earthylovingirl 8 years
sometimes, depending on how crowded.
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 8 years
Yep, just did it last night actually! Return the shoes? I can't talk to you when you're hysterical.
GIOVS GIOVS 8 years
well the usual is ti take an appetizer, but take a whole dinner, just special occasion
theworldloves theworldloves 8 years
Don't like the limited space. And it's not too private either
Athena1 Athena1 8 years
It may be okay at diners or at suishi bar, but I prefer tables. Not enough room, and I'm usually with someone so not great for convo.
smartypantssugar smartypantssugar 8 years
It's also a great way to eat at the best places in town - usually bar menus are limited, which means they're cheaper!
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 8 years
I have seated et the high-top bar rounds, but not at the actually bar. "Party like a rock star, pound like a porn star, play like an all star!"
thehabra thehabra 8 years
I prefer tables
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
Not usually.
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
I normally hate the high seats, limited table space, and inability to look at my partner w/o getting a crick in my neck. Also, since I quit smoking in Feb, it's really a bad area for me to be between the cravings and the smell.
Nicolel03 Nicolel03 8 years
Whenever i'm out with my dad we usually sit at the bar. Last night we went out to dinner and sat at the sushi bar. I like it a lot, it feels casual and laid back. He's a big beer drinker (brews himself and everything) so he always likes to talk to the bar tender and see what's on special. Also i agree with party sugar...sitting at the bar is great at busy restaurants because you can usually squeeze right in with no wait at all!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
It's usually a little too crowded for me. I need space at the table for my giant purse! :)
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