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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Maialino

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La Esquina Taqueria

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Frankies 17

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El Quinto Pino

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Pearl Oyster Bar

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Cha An

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Village Tart

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Casellula

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Dell'anima

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Bouchon Bakery

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Cafe Sabarsky

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Maialino

La Esquina Taqueria

Frankies 17

El Quinto Pino

Minca

Pearl Oyster Bar

Cha An

Village Tart

Casellula

Dell'anima

Bouchon Bakery

Cafe Sabarsky

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