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10 Best Restaurants in NYC to dine alone
Osteria Morini is one of 10 Best Restaurants in NYC to dine alone.

1. Osteria Morini

8.7
218 Lafayette St (btwn Kenmare & Spring St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · SoHo · 302 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: The food is impeccable and the atmosphere is just right. With friendly staff and an informal air, the large wooden bar is the ideal place to grab a negroni, some antipasti, and saddle up for the night Read more.

Bill's Bar & Burger is one of 10 Best Restaurants in NYC to dine alone.

2. Bill's Bar & Burger

8.2
16 West 51st St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Rockefeller Center · 355 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: Classic American comfort food, beers, and milkshakes are a recipe to ensure your solo dining adventure is one that will probably lull you into a lovely food coma. Read more.

J.G. Melon is one of 10 Best Restaurants in NYC to dine alone.

3. J.G. Melon

8.7
1291 3rd Ave (at E 74th St), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Upper East Side · 487 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: When dining solo, sit at J.G. Melon’s wooden bar and enjoy an outstanding hamburger and blood mary. J.G. is cozy and casual, and no one here will bother you. Read more.

Gramercy Tavern is one of 10 Best Restaurants in NYC to dine alone.

4. Gramercy Tavern

9.2
42 E 20th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Flatiron District · 438 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: Gramercy Tavern bartenders refill glasses quickly, and give you that slightly coddled feeling that feels so nice when dining solo. Read more.

Ippudo is one of 10 Best Restaurants in NYC to dine alone.

5. Ippudo

9.0
65 4th Ave (btwn E 9th & E 10th St), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · East Village · 1165 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: You're actually at an advantage if you're dining alone here, for your wait will undoubtedly be shorter. Read more.

Lincoln Ristorante is one of 10 Best Restaurants in NYC to dine alone.

6. Lincoln Ristorante

7.4
142 W 65th St, New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 96 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: All the small touches, from the amuse and bread service to the caramels before the check, appear even if you're only popping in for a negroni and bowl of agnolotti. Read more.

Balthazar is one of 10 Best Restaurants in NYC to dine alone.

7. Balthazar

8.9
80 Spring St (at Crosby St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · SoHo · 1054 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: Order one of their burgers, the coq au vin, or the steak frites, and pair it with either a beer or a selection from their ample wine list. Then sit back and enjoy. Read more.

Diner is one of 10 Best Restaurants in NYC to dine alone.

8. Diner

8.8
85 Broadway (at Berry St), Brooklyn, NY
Diner · Williamsburg · 285 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: The food is simple yet surprising, with selections ranging from a kickass burger to grilled turnips and seared amberjack. Read more.

The Sparrow Tavern is one of 10 Best Restaurants in NYC to dine alone.

9. The Sparrow Tavern

8.8
24-01 29th St (at 24th Ave), Astoria, NY
Bar · 125 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: This bar is an ideal spot for solo diners to hunker down and enjoy elevated pub food — like the swiss chard quesadilla, or a grass-fed beef burger and herbed fries. Read more.

Fort Defiance is one of 10 Best Restaurants in NYC to dine alone.

10. Fort Defiance

365 Van Brunt St (at Dikeman St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Red Hook · 194 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: You'll see solo diners here at all hours of the day. In the daytime, they're often posted up with a book and a sandwich, by night; they sip cocktails, slurp oysters, and dig in to burgers. Read more.