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Solo Dining

See what the community has to say about the best places to eat alone, from Chicago to Amsterdam, and beyond.

How to Make Thanksgiving for One (or Two)

Thanksgiving for one (or two) can be just as festive as any big to-do. The key is scaling back but still making it special. Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for family members to come together to...
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New York Restaurants with open kitchen

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by borisabrams 17 days ago

Hi! When I was in Montreal, I found a great number of restaurants with open kitchens. I loved sitting up at a bar watching the chefs at work. Now that I am back in NYC, however, I find them few a...

Solo dim sum Brooklyn/Flushing Chinatown

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by borisabrams 24 days ago

Hi! I have some time off and want to go and explore Chinatown in Sunset Park and Flushing, NY. I know dim sum is usually a family style meal, but if I were to eat solo, where would be the best ...

Montreal, 48 hours. Best Solo Dinner Spot?

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by borisabrams 1 month ago

Hi, I am going to be in Montreal this weekend and will be dining alone on the weekend. What are some good restaurants that i could get a seat at a bar and people watch? Ideally I want something...

Gift Certificate in Philly for a Solo Diner

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by patsully 2 months ago

My younger brother just moved to Philadelphia and I'd like to get him a gift certificate to eat somewhere within walking distance of his apartment on Arch Street in Old City. I'm thinking a cas...

Friday/Saturday Lunch Manhattan & Sunday near LGA

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by 3StarsFoodie 3 months ago

I am going to be solo for lunch on a Friday and Saturday at the end of this month. I was thinking of going to an omakase lunch at Sushi Ginza Onodera and am open for suggestions for the other. I h...

Visit to Puglia... I have questions!

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by Girlsurgeon 4 months ago

Hello, fellow chowhounders! I will be heading to Puglia for the last 2 weeks of September. The second week will be spent on a cycling trip along the Adriatic coast, covering most of the must-se...

Table Talk with Chef Anita Lo: LGBTQ+ Pride Edition

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by The Chowhound Team 6 months ago

To list ALL of Chef Anita Lo's awards and credentials would take quite a bit of time as the celebrated Chinese-American chef from Birmingham, Michigan has a culinary resume to rival anyone in the i...

Hobak Las Vegas - for one?

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by cloudship 8 months ago

I was looking at Hobak Korean BBQ in Vegas. I will be there for one day this weekend, and this looked interesting. But, is it really doable for a solo diner?

SF on a Mon and a Wed

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by Mark2212 8 months ago

I will be in San Francisco Monday - Thursday in a couple of weeks. Occupied Tuesday night, staying in the Financial District. Solo Monday and Wednesday. Recs? Must have a cold dry martini. Prefer b...

Solo Dining in Copenhagen

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by jsandler 1 year ago

Hello, I have an upcoming trip to Copenhagen and am looking for recommendations for restaurants that are good for solo diners. Do restaurants usually seat parties of one? Do many restaurants hav...

Pierre Sang Oberkampf questions (wine, seating)

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by andrewesque 9 months ago

I'm looking at making a reservation for 1 at Pierre Sang Oberkampf and have two general questions: 1. I noted that in the booking process there are two options for wine pairing, a 1-glass and a ...

Solo female in Tokyo and Kyoto - confused with food choices

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by Aynat62 1 year ago

Hi, I'm going round and round in circles trying to work out where I could eat for 5 nights in Tokyo and 4 nights in Kyoto in March/April next year. There are so many places to choose from bu...

Nakamori! Outstanding!

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by Googs 10 months ago

Tonight i dined alone.  Never did I feel uncomfortable. I felt like I was downtown watching all the diners enjoy spectacular dinners. From the first course of octopus salad. I love this dish becaus...

Great Los Angeles restaurant suitable for solo dining (great bar, etc.)?

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by rightcoastsurf 10 months ago

Hoping to find a place for tonight. Cuisine doesn’t matter much as long as it’s delicious. Coming from NYC if it matters so maybe something with a California flair not easily found on the east c...

Sevilla/Cadiz... current good bars, restaurants for solo person

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by erica 12 months ago

I am on the fence about a visit to Sevilla and Cadiz this winter. I have been to Seville a few times before and am familiar with the places that were tops about 4 years ago. anything new I need ...

Newark Ironbound First Timer

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by Daniel_D21 11 months ago

Have been looking forward to eating in Ironbound for many years, and will finally get the chance in two weeks. Best place for seafood for solo diner on a Sunday night?

Narrowing down my list -- can you help?

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by Disneyfreak 11 months ago

I am heading to LA on business towards the end of February. Been there a few times. I love the food. I am now trying to put together my dinner list for this trip. I have 4 nights to plan for. I...

Dating apps for food recs

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by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Had to laugh out loud when I saw this article about using dating apps such as Tinder and Grindr to get dining and sightseeing recs when traveling alone. From time to time, an occasional poster has ...

Paris in/near 8th

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by Russian 1 year ago

Tomorrow’s my last day in Paris; staying in a hotel in the 8th. What are some good breakfast and lunch options in the area? For breakfast really looking for good coffee and croissant. For lunch mor...

[Glasgow] Solo dinner near Glasgow Central Station

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by Kake 4 years ago

I'm off for a long weekend in Glasgow soon! Although I'm meeting friends there, I'm arriving the evening before everyone else does, so will want somewhere to have dinner on my own on the evening o...