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It's OK to be antisocial.
An Amsterdam restaurant called Eenmaal is touting itself as the first establishment for solo diners.
Only table-for-one reservations are accepted at this pop-up restaurant. Eenmaal, which means both "one time" and "one meal" in Dutch, wants to break the stigma of eating out alone.
Owner Marina van Goor said the restaurant taps into this "social taboo."
"I want to show that a moment of disconnection, by eating out alone ... can be attractive, especially in our hyper-connected society," van Goor said in an email to USA TODAY Network.
The pop-up restaurant, which debuted last summer, usually opens a few days at a time, and has had six "editions" to date, van Goor said.
The menu features a $50, four-course meal with organic, locally-sourced ingredients, according van Goor.
Van Goor said she's heard from customers that they feel "energized and recharged" after eating at Eenmaal.
The restaurant has plans to expand later this year to London, Berlin, Copenhagen and New York, van Goor said.
And if you do get lonely eating alone, you can take a cue from Tokyo's Moomin House Cafe. CNN reports patrons who want some company have an option to sit with a stuffed hippo named, naturally, Moomin.
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