25 San Antonio Restaurants for When You Want to Dine Alone 

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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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Liberty Bar
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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Koi Kawa
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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5003 Broadway, (210) 828-6860, cappyccinos.com
What’s better than American bites in a laidback, neighborhood bistro? One that includes a bar known for top-shelf cocktails! You’ll get all that and more at Cappyccino’s, which is a solid option for big parties and solo diners alike. The food is just that good.
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1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
You can never go wrong with Ocho, even when you want a meal to yourself. A booming spot for brunch, you can expect a calmer vibe during lunch on weekdays. Consider stopping my for a late lunch or early dinner, and make it a point to take in the gorgeous views.
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Kiyura at Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St, facebook.com/kuriyasatx
Housed inside the charitable Cherrity Bar, Kiyura makes for a solid option for lunch or dinner. While profits from your boozy libation will benefit your charity of choice, you can enjoy a nice bowl of ramen or other Japanese bites. Who knew eating and drinking could be so meaningful? We’re here for it.
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Luce Ristorante e Enoteca
11255 Huebner Road #200, (210) 561-9700, lucesanantonio.com
Italian fare may have a romantic connotation, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t make for a great choice when you hit the town on your own. Pull into Luce for housemade pastas and a long wine list that you’ll have a wonderful time exploring, especially if you visit during happy hour.
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La Tuna
100 Probandt, (210) 212-5727, latunasa.com
Whether you take a solo ride on your motorcycle or are just in the neighborhood looking for a tasty meal, La Tuna comes through on all fronts. The relaxed space is noted for its burgers, nachos and tacos, as well as its outdoor patio and beer garden. Wherever you choose to post up, know that you’ll feel right at home at this Southtown mainstay.
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200 E Grayson St #117, (210) 554-6484, savorcia.com
Brought to you by the students at the Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio, SAVOR highlights the talents of students while also letting you feast on flavors and techniques from around the world. Expect for every bit of your meal to be top notch, because it will be.
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Copa Wine Bar
19141 Stone Oak Pkwy Suite 704, (210) 495-2672, thecopawinebar.com
If getting boozy on your own sounds like an ideal night out on the town, you’ll want to make plans to do so at Copa Wine Bar. This Stone Oak outpost serves both European and domestic wines by the glass (also beer) and pairs them with tapas and pizzas. This romantic spot is even ideal for a bit of self-care, so be sure to taste your way through this menu on your next solo night.
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Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden
312 Pearl Pkwy Bldg. 3, (210) 354-4644, boilerhousesa.com
Venture over to Boiler House, where you will definitely feel posh inside the industrial-chic space. Once you grab a seat at the bar, you can live your best life and taste your way through the American dishes and sip on the fine wines on the menu. What more could you ever want in life?
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The Bar at Bohanan’s
219 E Houston St, (210) 472-2202, bohanans.com
While Bohanan’s welcomes lots of hungry foodies in search of a high-class dining experience, the restaurant’s bar is regarded for its cocktails and other spirits. You can also post up at the first-floor bar to have lunch. If you’re in the mood to treat yourself, do so here with a steak in front of you and a boozy libation to wash it down. If you stop by during the weekend, there’s a chance you’ll enjoy live jazz during your meal.
Photo by jason_risner_photography via Instagram / bohanans
Green Vegetarian Cuisine
200 E Grayson St #120, (210) 320-5865, eatatgreen.com
Having a hard time convincing your pals to eat healthy with you? No worries, you can just hit up Green. This chill mainstay rolls out both vegetarian and vegan versions of classic digs,so you know it’s damn delicious.
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Hot Joy
1014 S Alamo St, (210) 368-9324, hotjoysa.com
For a weeknight meal out on the town, consider Hot Joy. With the menu recently being revamped, you can expect the Southtown spot will have you feeling cosmopolitan with its swanky decor and eclectic mood. Be sure to pair your meal with a cocktail, it’s a night out after all.
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Zocca Cuisine D’Italia
420 W Market St, (210) 444-6070, zoccariverwalk.com
Contemporary Italian cuisine awaits you at this downtown restaurant. Found in the heart of the city and on the river, Zocca offers a relaxed environment to enjoy high-quality pizza, pastas and other Italian entrees. What more could you want?
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1133 Austin Hwy, (210) 824-8686, siloelevatedcuisine.com
Swing by this elevated bistro for your next foodie adventure. Whether you’re acquinated with the Austin Highway mainstay or not, you’ll have a wonderful meal choosing from the menu of inspired New American fare. Pair your brunch or dinner with a glass of wine, and for a bit of extra glamour, grab a seat at the bar on the lower level.
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La Fonda on Main
2415 N Main Ave, (210) 733-0621, lafondaonmain.com
A classic for Tex-Mex and interior Mexican fare since 1932, the longstanding La Fonda on Main is just one of those spots every San Antonians needs to dine at, ideally sooner rather than later. If patio vibes are your scene, grab a seat in the shaded space while you enjoy a margarita and of course your lunch/dinner.
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Henry’s Puffy Taco
6030 Bandera Road, (210) 647-8339, henryspuffytacos.com
Puffy tacos are always the answer, especially when made fresh at Henry’s Puffy Taco. Grab a seat at the bar and order your margarita of choice to sip on until your puro meal is served up. You can even watch a Spurs games on a big screen or one of the many TVs while you chow down.
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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.
Photo via Instagram / esquiretavernsa

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