Solo Dining

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

These Cookbooks for One Elevate Solo Dining Beyond Ramen and PB&J

Eating alone definitely doesn't have to be a bad thing—even when it might not be by choice. These cookbooks for one make it easy—and delicious—to make a meal all for yourself. Whether you’re a college...

Solo Outdoor Dining Near Center City Philadelphia?

by FritzJMcDonald 6 months ago

I am taking a quick trip to see family in New Jersey. I'm staying in Center City. Any good place for outdoor dining? More specifically, I’ll be by myself when in Philadelphia, so any place I could ...

This restaurant in an empty field will serve 1 diner at a time

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Opens May 10 and will continue till August. " . . . "Rasmus and I said to ourselves, 'We should make this available for everyone! Anti-social freaks, people in risk groups, anyone! It will be th...

Solo dinners near theater district

by TPK 1 year ago

Where would you go for dinner solo before a show? I'm from San Francisco and will be seeing 3 evening shows mid-March (MRouge, Virginia Woolf, Six) and would like to walk-in (no res) and sit at th...

Montreal, 48 hours. Best Solo Dinner Spot?

by borisabrams 2 years 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...

Best breakfast/bacon in Manhattan

by willwalkforfood 2 years ago

Hey all - I'm looking for the absolute best breakfast spots in Manhattan. Needs to be places where I can get a seat for one - and willing to sit at a counter. I go Saturday mornings around 930. ...

New York Restaurants with open kitchen

by borisabrams 2 years 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

by borisabrams 2 years 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 ...

Gift Certificate in Philly for a Solo Diner

by patsully 2 years 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

by 3StarsFoodie 2 years 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!

by Girlsurgeon 2 years 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

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 2 years 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?

by cloudship 2 years 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

by Mark2212 2 years 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

by jsandler 3 years 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)

by andrewesque 2 years 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

by Aynat62 3 years 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!

by Googs 2 years 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.)?

by rightcoastsurf 2 years 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

by erica 3 years 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

by Daniel_D21 3 years 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?