New Study Shows Increase in Dining Alone

By OpenTable, Special for  USDR

An analysis by OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), reveals that reservations for parties of one have grown nationally by 62 percent, making them the fastest growing table party  size.

The findings indicate that the stigma surrounding dining solo may be starting to lift and that consumers are eager to savor unique culinary experiences alone. OpenTable’s analysis also showed that among major metropolitan areas, in rank order, Dallas, Miami,Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Chicago have experienced the strongest growth in reservations for  one.

“As dining out has become one of our national pastimes, solo diners are taking every opportunity to visit top restaurants whenever they get the opportunity, much as they might attend a sporting event or show,” said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable.  “Solo dining is about treating yourself to a delicious experience and savoring every bite. From communal and counter seating to doting table service, restaurants are welcoming parties of one with open  arms.”

In celebration of solo dining and the restaurants that cater to them, OpenTable also released the Top 25 Restaurants for Solo Diners in U.S.  The alphabetical list was generated based on the restaurants most booked for tables of one and the “overall” star-ratings associated with reviews submitted by verified diners as well as our restaurant experts’ recommendations.  Diners can read more about the solo dining trend by visiting the OpenTable  blog.

2015 Top 25 Restaurants for Solo Diners in  America

5ChurchCharlotte, North Carolina
Atlantic Fish Boston, Massachusetts
AureoleNew York, New York
BlackbirdChicago, Illinois
Bimini TwistMiami, Florida
Church & StateLos Angeles, California
CinghialeBaltimore, Maryland
Founding FarmersWashington, D.C.
Giada- The Cromwell Las Vegas, Nevada
Gordon Ramsay Steak-Paris Las VegasLas Vegas, Nevada
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish HouseChicago, Illinois
Juniper & IvySan Diego, California
La ChaumiereWashington, D.C.
Little BirdPortland, Oregon
Lola – A Michael Symon RestaurantCleveland, Ohio
LükeNew Orleans, Louisiana
Mama’s Fish HousePaia, Hawaii
Mon Ami GabiLas Vegas, Nevada
MUAOakland, California
ParcPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Parkside Seafood HouseLafayette, Indiana
RiojaDenver, Colorado
SkyCitySeattle, Washington
South City Kitchen MidtownAtlanta, Georgia
Wine 30New York, New York

About  OpenTable:
OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 17 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 32,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company’s website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 885 million diners around the world.  OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the  UK.

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SOURCE OpenTable,  Inc.

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