Founded  in 1982 by Art Fischer in New York City, The Single Gourmet is one of the world’s premier social fine dining and travel clubs. The group has traveled the globe, dined weekly together for three decades, and introduced thousands of members to each other over fine food, good conversation, and a glass of wine. Thirty-six years after our founding, we are recognized and welcomed by restaurants all over the city where we started.

The premise is simple:

We offer men and women the opportunity to share great food and drink while engaging in interesting and intelligent conversation in pleasant surroundings. The goal is to make new friends, put an end to solitary dining, and perhaps try new restaurants for yourself, or find a companion.

If you are fed up with the dating scene in NYC and the online websites where faces don’t match pictures and one-on-one dates can drain your wallet and your time, then join us today to experience social group dining, where having a good conversation and a good meal with friends — old and new — is the only expectation.

In a typical year we will visit paragons of culinary excellence like David Burke, Shun Lee Palace, Four Seasons, Petrossian and Brasserie 8 1/2 while also embracing more exotic eateries like Alta, Maya, Zengo and Raymi. We also dine at casual restaurants, from Bottino and Le Philisophe to Vice Versa and Marseille. We normally have 4-5 dinner events a month (about 60 a year). Members can attend as many events or as few events as they choose.