I do and everyone that works at them always treats me like a crazy person for being there alone. Lonely people need to eat too, damn it. Sometimes you want something nice, come on.
Naw, I'd never go out to eat alone. But that's just me being frugal. If I'm going to be spending cash on a posh spot to eat at, I'm going to make sure somebody is there to see it because I'm an asshole.
That goes for normal-ass restaurants too. I'm not going to eat fatty shit and spend like a moron just to chill with me, myself and I. I'm content grilling chicken and defrosting veggies at home.
Since I'm on the subject, I'd have to say that not having an excuse to make a weekly trek to Outback is one of the worst things to come out of my break-up earlier this year.
Only once, I was actually out with a group of friends and they all wanted to go to a placed I loathed, so I said fuck that and went to the restaurant next door, I'm positive I had better food, but it wasn't worth it, felt really weird the whole time like I had been stood up.
This question is relevant to my life. I recently moved to a new area and my neighborhood has tons of great restaurants, but I haven't met people to try them with yet. I'm trying to work up the courage to just go by myself. Most of them aren't necessarily fancy places, but they are sit-down restaurants. I'm trying to convince myself that it won't be that weird.
Why not? Perhaps I would choose a restaurant with live music or where you can watch people passing by or something similar. So it doesn't get boring. If I suddenly broke up with my gf I would definitely still go to a restaurant once in a while. I just enjoy eating way too much to give it up :)
I was alone while travelling recently so I went to a few places. Nothing too fancy - I tried to stick to casual places like diners but anywhere with a bar is usually fine and there are probably a few other solo eaters, especially in the city. I don't mind it, you just need something to do.
One thing you learn as you go through life is that if you order lean with a group of friends then they're going to order what the hell they want and then if you say "Oh, I just has the cheezburger, I needz pay leetle" then you are the bad guy for questioning the bill. That's why recently we went out to food and they got scampi and chips and I ordered Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter and side salad. What? Why you look at me like I'm skankpile? Yeah, take my revenge, sluts.