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 are 139 of our favorite spots for a solo meal, whether you’re looking for a quick bite or an over-the-top feast.Read More
Where to Dine Solo in Las Vegas
These restaurants will show you a good time even if you’re eating alone
A classic for a reason, belly up to the bar and indulge in oysters on the half-shell, Mediterranean bass, hearty pan roast, or spicy gumbo.
Triple George Grill
This downtown steakhouse sees plenty of business lunches between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., so you’ll be in good company if dining alone. Sit at the bar for a more social experience, or tuck into one of the semi-private booths to dine privately.
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.
Herbs and Rye
The bar inside the locals’s favorite Herbs and Rye is notoriously tricky to get a seat at for parties of two or more. Lucky for you, it’s fairly easy to nab a spare bar stool. It’s Happy Hour more often than not at this old school-style steakhouse, which means your steak is likely to be half-priced. Peruse the cocktail menu — organized by era — and settle in for a luxurious steak dinner while watching your bartenders craft the restaurant’s dozens of cocktails behind the bar.
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.
Famous Foods Street Eats
The food hall inside Resorts World has dozens of stalls from which you can order skewers, sushi rolls, fried chicken, and pasta. Order a few items before heading back to a table or the self-serve bar area.
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.
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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.
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Beijing Noodle No. 9
While dining solo, you’ll find plenty to look at inside this upscale Chinese restaurant. Entertain yourself by sitting near one of the fishtanks inside. Or watch as the chefs hand-pull noodles in front of you.
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.
Grab a seat at the bar just inside Momofuku and get spicy cucumbers, pork belly buns, and truffle ramen for one.
Din Tai Fung
Even when dining solo at Din Tai Fung, you’ll still want to make a reservation to avoid waiting up to an hour for a seat at the dining bar inside this popular Taiwanese restaurant. A counter near the restaurant’s entrance faces out to a wide window, giving solo diners something nice to look at between bites of meticulously stacked cucumbers, swirling noodle soups, and savory soup dumplings.
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Proper Eats Food Hall
When in need of a quick bite of something tasty, but you’re looking for variety, check out the food hall inside the Aria. Use the kiosk to order pizza, sushi, falafel, and fried chicken all at once if you so choose. Then find a seat at a booth, table, counter, or bar and settle in for primo people-watching near the convention center.
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.
NoMad Library Restaurant
Cozy, dim, and sultry, this restaurant inside Park MGM boasts all the quiet library vibes familiar to anyone who enjoys spending time alone. Slink into a leather booth for a relaxing meal of chilled oysters, black garlic pasta. branzino, and the aptly named ridiculous mac and cheese with truffle and lobster.
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.
Anima by EDO
The bar is tucked away in a corner, offering cozy high-top seating for anyone looking for a quiet bite alone. From the bar, you can order a la carte from the menu — but you’re best served by going for the tasting menu and letting the bartender and server work in tandem to keep your dishes coming out while you focus solely on which cocktail to order.