Great Spots to Dine Solo
Sometimes, there is nothing better than a relaxing meal alone, where it’s okay to be anti-social and just enjoy great food all to yourself. Whether you want to cozy up to the bar or post up at a personal table, here are our picks of some of the best Lettuce restaurants for your next solo meal.
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Beatrix is the ideal spot for a working breakfast or lunch. The coffee selection is top-notch for all of your caffeine needs, so feel free to post up at the coffee bar and snag a housemade pastry to go along with your workday grind.
With authentic dishes, fresh ingredients and a stellar new vegetarian menu to boot, Big Bowl is a great place to grab a Blood Orange Sangria (or two) and relax. The stir-fry bar is an easy activity to create your own custom bowl and enjoy at the bar alone. If you’re vegetarian or gluten-free, Big Bowl also has you covered! Check out Big Bowl’s new vegetarian menu.
The sushi counter at Sushi-San is one of our absolute favorite places to post up. Treat yourself to some San-Sets of sashimi, nigiri and maki on your lunch break or for dinner, while hanging with our sushi masters. And don’t forget to order a signature hand roll – only available at the sushi counter. Pro-tip: Book the 45-minute-for-$45 omakase at the sushi counter, offered daily from 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Learn more about Sushi-San’s 45-minute omakase.
In the mood for a personal pizza paired with a glass of wine? (We don’t blame you – that sounds like a great night). Look no further than the bar at Stella Barra, which offers housemade pastas, tavern-style pizzas, and an easy to digest wine list, all in a chill setting. Learn more about Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar.
The Oyster Bar at Shaw’s Chicago soothes the soul, from the cozy, old school ambiance, to the best oyster selection in the Windy City, it is truly one of the best restaurants for an individual dining experience. The bar offers views of friendly faces, oyster shucking for your entertainment, and live music Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Learn more about Shaw’s live blues music.