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 LinRead More