Where to Dine Solo in Las Vegas?
I recently found myself in Vegas alone for about 24 hours; my friends dropped me off at the Delano Hotel after an epic week of hiking in Zion & Bryce Canyon. My flight took off the next morning, & I wanted to check out what was new in town….so I set out onto the Strip to explore. But the question of “Where to Dine Solo in Las Vegas?” popped up, because frankly: you don’t want to eat alone just anywhere ~ especially at the fancier fine dining spots. So here, I’ll list all the spots that are very solo traveler-friendly; places where you can sit back & people-watch to your heart’s content….
The rule of thumb for eating alone in Vegas is: look for upscale coffee bars; lobby bars & lounges (people-watching heaven); or casual poolside restaurants ~ all are ideal for solo travelers.
Overview of Solo Vegas Restaurants
My list of restaurants for solo Vegas diners is below ~ it’s listed in alphabetical order of the hotel’s name. Click on the name of the restaurant for their website; or click on the hotel for booking information.
- Salt & Ivy at the Aria = Bright & Friendly Casual Poolside Restaurant. The light & bright decor here is super-welcoming, & you can get all kinds of breakfast fare, healthy salads & burgers. Other Good Solo Spots in Aria: Sidle up to the bar at happening Mexican restaurant Javier’s & you’re likely to meet other solo diners…
- Petrossian Bar at the Bellagio = Upscale Piano Bar with Both Caviar & English Tea. This elegant bar is located right off of Bellagio’s beautiful lobby ~ people-watching here is sensational. Their menu is fairly limited, but you can use this as a jumping-off point for further exploration. Other Good Solo Spots in Bellagio: Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge has a long bar that’s great for solo diners seeking sushi & sake.
- The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan Hotel = Glamorous Central Bar that’s Open 24/7 You may not think of this as a “solo” spot, per se ~ but Level 1 here is open 24 hours a day, & if someone asks why you’re alone: simply say you’re waiting for friends! Plus, you’re surrounded by casual restaurants such as Eggslut, in case you get hungry. Other Good Solo Spots at Cosmopolitan: Grab healthy to-go at The Juice Standard, or comfort food at The Henry.
- The Lobby Bar at Caesars Palace = 24-Hour Bar with Views of Caesars Casino & Lobby. There’s no food here ~ but if it’s just a drink & people-watching you’re looking for: this is a great spot, with wraparound views of the casino. Other Good Solo Spots at Caesars: Vista Cocktail Lounge is next to Nobu & gives you glimpses of the high-end clientele next-door…
- Della’s Kitchen at the Delano Hotel (inside Mandalay Bay) = Good Breakfast & Lunch Spot by Delano Lobby. I popped in for a Cobb Salad & Mimosa Trio here; food was good & service very friendly ~ my waitress said lots of people dine solo here. Great people-watching of everyone coming in & out of the Delano. Other Good Solo Spots in Delano & Mandalay Bay: 3940 Coffee & Tea (in Delano lobby) is ideal for grabbing snacks to-go or sidling up at one of their stylish tables solo ~ plus there are a TON of dining options at next-door Mandalay Bay: Libertine Social & the Noodle Shop are good for solo diners.
- The NoMad Library at the NoMad Hotel (inside Park MGM) = Chic & Sexy Spot Tucked into Back Corner of Park MGM. If you love books & soaring spaces that feel oh-so-cozy: head to the NoMad Library. Requires nicer clothing than nearby & more casual Eataly. Other Good Solo Spots in NoMad: Right across from The Library is elegant NoMad Bar.
- **Eataly at the Park MGM = My #1 Choice for Solo Diners in Vegas!!! There’ such a bright & friendly vibe here ~ it’s the perfect spot for solo diners. You’ve got cozy Italian-style bars, or your choice of hundreds of tables spread throughout this very upscale Italian “food court.” You can also grab food to-go. And prices are reasonable: I got water for $2 & a Spicy Margarita for $9 ~ in Vegas, a steal! Other Good Spots at Park MGM: La La Noodle has a casual yet happening vibe that works for solo diners ~ & the Juniper Cocktail Lounge is great if you’re just looking for a drink.
- Grand Lux Cafe at The Palazzo = HUGE All-Day Casual Cafe that’s Friendly for Solo Diners. I’ve been here with big groups for breakfast ~ but this place is so big, as a solo diner: people-watching opportunities are endless. As are food options. Other Good Solo Spots in Palazzo: Poolside Capri Restaurant & Bar is great for solo diners ~ as is next-door Spritz Restaurant & Bar at The Venetian pools.
- Terrace Pointe Cafe at the Wynn Las Vegas = Casual Yet Elegant Poolside Breakfast Spot. Have brunch or lunch al fresco at this European-inspired restaurant, one of Wynn’s most casual restaurants. Other Good Solo Spots at Wynn: Allegro Cafe Express or Urth Caffe are good casual spots to grab coffee & quick eats.
Photos of Vegas Restaurants
Take a look at the photos below to see where you might feel the most comfortable dining solo…
Best Solo Dining Spots in Las Vegas
My hope in writing this article is that you won’t be afraid as a solo traveler in Vegas to venture out on your own! It’s sooo much more fun to dine out vs. ordering in ~ & honestly these days, it may actually be cheaper (#Inflation).
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