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Where to Dine Solo in Las Vegas

These restaurants will show you a good time even if you’re eating alone

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Nights out in Vegas may bring to mind groups of friends, but the truth is the city is full of business travelers looking to have a decent meal between convention events and business dinners. You don’t need a big crew to have a fun, even rollicking, night out — in fact, you might have better luck scoring a seat at a hot restaurant if you’re on your own. Here, nine of our favorite spots for a solo meal, whether you’re looking for a quick bite or an over-the-top feast.

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Esther's Kitchen

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Beloved by locals, Esther’s is a perfect spot for a low-key meal at the bar. The menu features its homemade sourdough, as well as a rotating selection of fresh pastas, pizzas, and plenty of smaller, seasonal dishes like tuna crudo and squash. The space is busy with a high volume of revelers every night, so you’ll never feel lonely at the bar.

It’s worth it to venture off the strip for dinner at Raku, where you can sample through the menu of izakaya-style dishes, including lots of grilled meats, noodles, and sushi dishes. If you’ve got a big appetite, opt for the chef’s tasting menu, which will give you the opportunity to sample all the hits.

Phở Kim Long Restaurant

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If a perfect bowl of pho sounds like your ideal solo meal, this is the place to have it. For less than $10, you can have some of the best noodle soup in the city. The rare steak and brisket soup offers an umami effect that’s warming from the inside out.

Big Dan Shanxi Taste

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Tucked inside a grocery store, the diners at Big Dan Shanxi Taste are largely solo eaters, so you won’t feel out of place. The special hot oil noodles with tomato and eggs is particularly satisfying, but you can’t go wrong with the menu of Xi’an specialties.

Lotus of Siam - Flamingo Road

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Enjoy some of the best Thai food in the country (with a wine list that’s just as famous) at Lotus of Siam. Let the servers guide you if you’re not sure what you want, but don’t miss the Khao soi, a dish of crispy duck with curry sauce served on top of egg noodles.

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It’s pretty impossible to get a reservation at Carbone, but if you’re flying solo, you have a reasonable chance of snagging bar stool and the chance to indulge in rigatoni in a spicy, chile-infused vodka sauce and veal Milanese, as well as the opportunity to be transported back in time.

The NoMad Library

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Walking through the door into the NoMad Library feels like transporting yourself as far as possible from the chaos of the casino just feet away. Cozy up at the bar and enjoy a cocktail, some oysters, and the feeling of eating dinner inside the fanciest library you’ve ever walked into.

If what you’re after is a quick bite that’s still delicious, head to Eataly, where you’ll have your pick of stations with options including fresh pastas and seafood, piled-high salads, and crisp pizzas. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy your meal at one of the high-top tables before getting on with your day.

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A spacious bar (with comfortable stools) means there’s always room for a single person to slide in and sample through chef Nicole Brisson’s Italian menu. Try a selection of appetizers like the signature Caesar salad and clams al forno for a lighter meal, or go big with a huge steak.

Brezza Louiie Victa

Esther's Kitchen

Beloved by locals, Esther’s is a perfect spot for a low-key meal at the bar. The menu features its homemade sourdough, as well as a rotating selection of fresh pastas, pizzas, and plenty of smaller, seasonal dishes like tuna crudo and squash. The space is busy with a high volume of revelers every night, so you’ll never feel lonely at the bar.

Raku

It’s worth it to venture off the strip for dinner at Raku, where you can sample through the menu of izakaya-style dishes, including lots of grilled meats, noodles, and sushi dishes. If you’ve got a big appetite, opt for the chef’s tasting menu, which will give you the opportunity to sample all the hits.

Phở Kim Long Restaurant

If a perfect bowl of pho sounds like your ideal solo meal, this is the place to have it. For less than $10, you can have some of the best noodle soup in the city. The rare steak and brisket soup offers an umami effect that’s warming from the inside out.

Big Dan Shanxi Taste

Tucked inside a grocery store, the diners at Big Dan Shanxi Taste are largely solo eaters, so you won’t feel out of place. The special hot oil noodles with tomato and eggs is particularly satisfying, but you can’t go wrong with the menu of Xi’an specialties.

Lotus of Siam - Flamingo Road

Enjoy some of the best Thai food in the country (with a wine list that’s just as famous) at Lotus of Siam. Let the servers guide you if you’re not sure what you want, but don’t miss the Khao soi, a dish of crispy duck with curry sauce served on top of egg noodles.

Carbone

It’s pretty impossible to get a reservation at Carbone, but if you’re flying solo, you have a reasonable chance of snagging bar stool and the chance to indulge in rigatoni in a spicy, chile-infused vodka sauce and veal Milanese, as well as the opportunity to be transported back in time.

The NoMad Library

Walking through the door into the NoMad Library feels like transporting yourself as far as possible from the chaos of the casino just feet away. Cozy up at the bar and enjoy a cocktail, some oysters, and the feeling of eating dinner inside the fanciest library you’ve ever walked into.

Eataly

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If what you’re after is a quick bite that’s still delicious, head to Eataly, where you’ll have your pick of stations with options including fresh pastas and seafood, piled-high salads, and crisp pizzas. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy your meal at one of the high-top tables before getting on with your day.

Eataly Eataly USA

Brezza

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A spacious bar (with comfortable stools) means there’s always room for a single person to slide in and sample through chef Nicole Brisson’s Italian menu. Try a selection of appetizers like the signature Caesar salad and clams al forno for a lighter meal, or go big with a huge steak.

Brezza Louiie Victa

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