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The Best Restaurants in New York for Stress-Free Solo Dining

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As much as diners love company at New York's popular restaurants, everyone needs detox days to recharge in peace. Delicious meals alone sometimes feel impossible and often awkward here, but Eater operatives have scouted out some of New York's best tables for one. Whether the goal is to treat yourself to a glass of wine and skillet mac n' cheese at Casellula; finish your latest book over a hot bowl of Tonarelli Cacio e Pepe at Maialino; or grab a quick bite of beef guisado tacos at La Esquina's Taqueria, the following picks leave the solo diner stress-free and satisfied.

Or, head to any of Brooks of Sheffield's old timers. They're always good for a quiet meal alone.

—Jessica Lin

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1. Maialino

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2 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010

2. La Esquina Taqueria

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106 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012

3. Frankies 17

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17 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

4. El Quinto Pino

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401 W 24th St
New York, NY 10001

5. Minca

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212 E 5th St
New York, NY 10003

6. Pearl Oyster Bar

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18 Cornelia St
New York, NY 10014

7. Cha An

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230 E 9th St
New York, NY 10003

8. Village Tart

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86 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012

9. Casellula

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401 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019

10. Dell'anima

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38 8th Ave
New York, NY 10014

11. Bouchon Bakery

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1800 Broadway, le, 1800 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

12. Cafe Sabarsky

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1048 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028

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1. Maialino

2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
2 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010

2. La Esquina Taqueria

106 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012
106 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012

3. Frankies 17

17 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002
17 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

4. El Quinto Pino

401 W 24th St, New York, NY 10001
401 W 24th St
New York, NY 10001

5. Minca

212 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003
212 E 5th St
New York, NY 10003

6. Pearl Oyster Bar

18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014
18 Cornelia St
New York, NY 10014

7. Cha An

230 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003
230 E 9th St
New York, NY 10003

8. Village Tart

86 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012
86 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012

9. Casellula

401 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
401 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019

10. Dell'anima

38 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014
38 8th Ave
New York, NY 10014

11. Bouchon Bakery

1800 Broadway, le, 1800 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
1800 Broadway, le, 1800 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

12. Cafe Sabarsky

1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
1048 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028

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