You’re Not Alone: OpenTable Study Reveals Rise in Solo Dining, Names Top Restaurants for Solo Diners

Do you like treating your favorite person in the world (that would be you!) to a delicious meal? Care to savor the flavor of your dinner on your own? Enjoy Instagramming your dishes dozens of times without irritated commentary from your dining partners? You’re not alone. Our recent analysis reveals that reservations for parties of one have grown nationally by 62 percent, making them the fastest growing table party size.

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The findings indicate that the stigma surrounding dining solo may be starting to lift and that people are eager to savor unique culinary experiences solo. Our analysis also showed that among major metropolitan areas, in rank order, Dallas, Miami, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and Chicago have experienced the strongest growth in reservations for one.

In celebration of solo dining and the restaurants that cater to them, we are releasing the Top 25 Restaurants for Solo Diners in U.S. The alphabetical list was generated based on the restaurants most booked for tables of one and the “overall” star-ratings associated with reviews submitted by verified diners as well as our restaurant experts’ recommendations. Check out the full list after the jump.

2015 Top 25 Restaurants for Solo Dining in America
5Church – Charlotte, North Carolina
Atlantic Fish – Boston, Massachusetts
Aureole – New York, New York
Blackbird – Chicago, Illinois
Bimini Twist – Miami, Florida
Church & State – Los Angeles, California
Cinghiale – Baltimore, Maryland
Founding Farmers – Washington, D.C.
Giada- The Cromwell – Las Vegas, Nevada
Gordon Ramsay Steak-Paris Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House – Chicago, Illinois
Juniper & Ivy – San Diego, California
La Chaumiere – Washington, D.C.
Little Bird – Portland, Oregon
Lola – A Michael Symon Restaurant – Cleveland, Ohio
Lüke – New Orleans, Louisiana
Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii
Mon Ami Gabi – Las Vegas, Nevada
MUA – Oakland, California
Parc – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Parkside Seafood House – Lafayette, Indiana
Rioja – Denver, Colorado
SkyCity – Seattle, Washington
South City Kitchen Midtown – Atlanta, Georgia
Wine 30 – New York, New York

You can find even more delicious destinations for solo dining here.