Good idea for the road warriors?
has anyone visited these restaurants in Amsterdam or NY?
Interesting idea! Since I travel weekly for business, finding a place like this would be appreciated. I'll have to look up the one in NY. Only thing, I never make it to Manhattan. I spend my time in Brooklyn and have no desire to head over.
I will say though after several years of traveling, I have come to terms with eating alone and being okay with it.
Great information and concept!
I would like to share with you that traveling alone is never fun for me, and especially if one is alone in Paris. I found the perfect place to dine alone in the lounge at Cafe de le Paix, next to The Opera. Wonderful food, great atmosphere and you can sit discreetly alone.
It's in the Grand Hotel, and is a superb place to dine!
I'm probably the opposite of 95% of people who post on MRI, but I almost NEVER dine WITH someone. This will sound either agoraphobic or narcissistic, but I like being alone -- I love doing what I want when I want. For meals, that can mean not only enjoying a fabulous meal (hopefully) but also people watching. If you know a couple of languages, it gets even better in Europe because you can listen in.
One of my two remaining relatives, an aunt in Florida, asked me yesterday if I was amazed at the places I've been in my life and the things I've done all things considered. (We can leave the all things considered aside except that I could never have imagined I would have traveled the world -- on my own, no less -- one didn't do those things as a woman when I was growing up. Or at least people of my social class didn't.) It was an extraordinary question. I came back to the usual answers -- parents who hated each other, a great public school, living in books (most of which were European or Russian), but I still would never have imagined I could be where I am now -- and where I go.
That's why I'm relishing every moment and trying to put off retirement as long as possible. Every moment to me is an indication that I could and I did. And every meal alone -- where I feel comfortable without a book or a newspaper [sometimes offered] -- I am so, so happy. I feel like I've grown into who I was meant to be, yet there couldn't have been any expectation of it when I was in high school. My aunt asks perceptive questions!
Never hesitate to eat alone as a woman! It's easier if you start with nice lunches, but I've gotten to the point where even in the Middle East I eat alone (with wine no less).