25 San Antonio Restaurants for When You Want to Dine Alone
Whether you're a long-time solo diner or looking to explore SA's food scene all on your own, these local restaurants are prime picks for when you want to dine alone.
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The Esquire Tavern
155 E Commerce St, (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
Grab a seat at the longest wooden bartop in Texas – yes, that’s at the Esquire Tavern. You’ll find inspired drinks and elevated pub grub awaiting you. Whether stopping by for lunch or a late night snack, you’ll be in good hands at Esquire.
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300 E Travis St, (210) 352-3171, rebellesa.com
If playing tourist sounds like your idea of a solo date, you’d be wise to stop in at Rebelle. Located inside the gorgeous St. Anthony Hotel, the swanky spot has a robust seafood menu as well as an impressive cocktail reputation. For extra booziness, stop by the equally stylish Haunt, also inside the hotel.
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2720 McCullough Ave, (210) 320-2261, barbarosanantonio.com
Snag a seat at the bar and prepare to get boozy – especially if you stop by during happy hour. Open for lunch, dinner and late night eats, Barbaro is complete with a full bar so you can have your drink of choice while munching on the wood-fired pizza. For when you want to dine alone and eat good, Barbaro is an obvious choice.
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136 E Grayson St, (210) 448-8351, supperatemma.com
While Hotel Emma has no shortage of memorable dining and drinking spots, Supper is a can’t-miss. Open all day, this hotel outpost lets you enjoy elevated farm-to-table American dishes that you can feel good about. Sit at the bar or near the chef and prepare to be amazed.
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Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery
136 E Grayson St #120, (210) 455-5701, southerleigh.com
In the mood for seafood and Southern-inspired bites? Consider swinging by this Pearl restaurant for fresh oysters, spirited libations and more. Sit at the bar and you’ll enjoy friendly conversation with the staff, which always have a smile here.
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Niki’s Tokyo Inn
819 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 736-5471, facebook.com/nikis.tokyo.inn
Incredibly authentic with tatami-style seating, Niki’s Tokyo Inn is a solid choice for genuine Japanese eats. Whether you take a seat on the floor or grab a stool at the bar, you can enjoy freshly-made sushi and other classic Japenese dishes all by your lonesome.
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Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar
207 N Presa St, (210) 224-2900, zincwine.com
For equally wonderful food, booze and vibes, you’ll want to head over to Zinc. This bistro, with a menu full of Texas-inspired European fare, is regarded for its wine list and cocktail menu that compliments the elevated food here. If you’re absolutely stuffed, consider a stroll along the River Walk after dinner.
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306 Pearl Pkwy #101, (210) 314-3929, curedatpearl.com
Stay away from the hecticness of the food hall and grab lunch in a calmer space. At the heart of the Pearl you’ll find Cured – a regarded spot for New American cuisine, specializing in delicious charcuterie boards. You can’t go wrong with whatever you order here, as the menu is created by the esteemed Chef Steve McHugh, so by all means: treat yo’ self.
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1111 S Alamo St, (210) 227-1187, liberty-bar.com
Housed in a restored convent, Liberty Bar’s bright, window-filled space makes for a naturally gorgeous spot to dine in, whether it’s for brunch or late at night. Grab a seat at the bar and sip on your drink of choice while you wait for your meal – the daily specials are unbeatable, though you can’t go wrong with anything on this menu.
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4051 Broadway, (210) 805-8111, koikawasushi.com
Whether you choose to stop by for a quick lunch or serene dinner, Koi Kawa’s laidback space makes for a great choice either way. Consider eating at the bar while sushi chefs create roll after roll, or sit by the window to take in the beautiful space outdoors. Either way, a bento box or bowl of ramen will round out your solo adventure.
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