Eating alone doesn't have to mean grabbing the closest fast food option.
Posted on Feb 7, 2018 By Paola Arias
Take a seat at the bar or grab a booth all to yourself and enjoy a nice dinner at your favorite Dallas restaurant.
Coffee shops are a solo diner's paradise. Stop by Ascension Coffee for a latte after exploring the Design District or bring your favorite book along for an afternoon espresso and a midday getaway. For those looking for something stronger than coffee, Ascension has a wide range of wine and beer to choose from to pair with the Moroccan lamb flatbread for dinner.
Get a taste of Paris at Mercat Bistro in the Harwood District. The chic Parisian bistro is the perfect place for solo diners looking to have a quiet breakfast. Trust us, you'll want the Quiche Lorraine and chocolate croissant all for yourself! For those on the go, check out the variety of pastries, salads and sandwiches available for take-out from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Owner's Box at The Omni
Hotel bars are the perfect place to dine alone, and if you're looking to watch your favorite sports team on the big screen, The Owner's Box at The Omni in Downtown Dallas is just the place to go. Grab a seat at the bar and enjoy a cold beer while watching your team on one of the bar's many screens, which includes a 16-foot screen for the ultimate game-watching experience. The full-service bar has plenty of beers on tap and hand-crafted cocktails as well as food. Make sure to try the Gold Medal Burger or Texas Loaded Fries.
Looking to treat yourself? Head to Lucia in the Bishop Arts District. The cozy and historic restaurant is known for its seasonal menu and fresh pasta made in-house daily. Reservations are made 60 days in advance, but it's well worth the wait! No reservation? The restaurant offers bar seating on a first come, first served basis, so make sure to get there early.
Feed those midnight cravings at Gemma in Uptown. Their reverse happy hour starts at 10:30 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m., making it an ideal spot for a delicious late-night bite. The happy hour menu includes $2 oysters and $3 beers, so your solo meal at Gemma is going to need a few more courses to include their duck fried rice and a piece of gingerbread cake.
Their friendly bartenders will keep you company and they get bonus points from us for including a healthy line up of vegan options. This Deep Ellum spot is known for their weekend F* Brunch menu, a selection of four 32-oz drinks like bloody marys and screwdrivers topped with some outrageous-looking garnishes. We're using the term garnishes lightly – think more like breakfast sandwiches, cinnamon rolls and chimichangas skewered into your drink. Have your phone handy for the inevitable photo.