While they are a great way to catch up en masse, group dinners often come with a side of struggle. In contrast, dining alone can be pleasant, easy--and downright necessary. You don’t need to worry about anyone’s gluten allergies or all-vegan restaurant requests, you can quite happily catch up on your backlog of Town & Country and you never have to figure out how to split the bill.

Here, our list of six spots in Dallas that make dining alone perfection.

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Le Bilboquet

Every seat is a perfect seat at this quaint Parisian spot near Highland Park. With great people-watching and even better lobster rolls, pommes frits and mussels, Le Bilboquet is an obvious choice for dining alone.

Le Bilboquet, 4514 Travis St., #124; 469-730-2937 or lebilboquetdallas.com

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Ascension Coffee

Not all coffee bars are equipped for a quick-drip joe on the fly. At Ascension, seat yourself at the communal table, munch on a hand-pressed panini and sip your coffee while perusing the Internet (or working, if you must).

Ascension Coffee, 1621 Oak Lawn Ave.; 214-741-3211 or ascensiondallas.com

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Oishii

There’s typically a wait for a table at Oishii (especially during the lunch rush), but when you’re dining solo, just grab a seat at the sushi bar and watch as your Uptown roll is rolled right in front of you.

Oishii, 2525 Wycliff Ave., #110; 214-599-9448 or dallasoishii.com

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R+D Kitchen

This University Park staple generally has a 30-minute wait. But pop in alone and you’ll be seated immediately at the side bar, which overlooks the entire kitchen.

R+D Kitchen, 8300 Preston Center Plaza Dr.; 214-890-7900 or rd-kitchen.com

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Sissy’s

Sissy’s on Henderson makes us feel like we’re sitting on the back porch at Grandma’s house. It’s chock-full of Southern hospitality and comfort dishes like pickled shrimp and fried chicken.

Sissy’s, 2929 N. Henderson Ave.; 214-827-9900 or sissyssouthernkitchen.com

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Bread Winners Cafe

The Uptown location of Bread Winners is reminiscent of a New Orleans-style home, with cozy nooks and corners to slip into. Sit on the covered patio for a truly unique experience where you’ll get lost in the ivy and foliage.

Bread Winners Cafe, 3301 McKinney Ave.; 214-754-4940 or breadwinnerscafe.com

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