I understand that in the US, we go to dinner on the way to something else. In France, the restaurant is the destination. When you get a table in France, you have for the night, and there is no expectation of turnover. French restaurants then, probably make their money from wine and alcohol sales.
I will probably be travelling in France alone. If this is the case I won't eating dinner for the night since I don't have anyone to eat with. Plus, I can only drink so much wine and I'll feel like I'm cheating them since I'll be there for the night, and buying more wine.
Is this OK? I can back a picknic for dinners, but I'd like to experience the French cuisine.