8 Spectacular Restaurant Fireplaces Slideshow

Restaurants that are sure to warm the body and soul

Alta, New York City

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This date night hot spot serves an array of tapas-style dishes inspired by a host of Mediterranean cuisines, from Spanish to Greek. The romantic vibe is reflected in the décor as well, with a stone, wood-burning fireplace serving as the central focal point of the restaurant.

1789 Restaurant, Washington, D.C.

This venerable Georgetown restaurant maintains the old-school sense of formality that it always has, although the owners recently loosened up their dress code from jackets required to jackets suggested. A grandiose marble fireplace adds a warm touch to the dining room.

Eight K Restaurant, Snowmass Village, Colo.

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After a long day of hitting the slopes there’s nothing better than warming up with a fireside meal. Luckily, guests at the Viceroy Hotel in Snowmass Village can dine at Eight K, where the snowy view is almost as enchanting as the restaurant’s atmosphere.

The Fireplace Restaurant, Brookline, Mass.


The name says it all. Chef and owner Jim Solomon serves classic New England fare, specializing in seafood dishes, at this cozy establishment. The restaurant’s namesake is the main event, with a large stone fireplace placed prominently in the main dining room.

L'Espalier, Boston

Frank McClelland’s widely acclaimed restaurant is known for providing diners with an experience of luxury and pampering, from the locally driven food to the elegant atmosphere. The Library dining room is decorated with dark wooden furnishings and bookcases, including a slate-colored tile fireplace.

Old Town Social, Chicago

This Old Town bar and restaurant has an antique air about it, from the timeworn mirrors hanging on the walls to the restored wooden fixtures and exposed beams. On particularly blustery days in the Windy City, Chicagoans escape to Old Town Social to sit by their carved wooden fireplace.

Per Se, New York City

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Apart from being regarded as one of the best restaurants in the country, Thomas Keller’s East Coast flagship is known for its stunning aesthetic beauty as well. Juxtaposed against the crisp white tablecloths and the outstanding view of Columbus Circle are touches of Per Se’s sister restaurant, The French Laundry — the iconic blue door and a cozy fireplace.

Six Seven, Seattle

Between the breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains and the elegant fare created from seasonal ingredients, it’s easy to overlook Six Seven’s understated décor. However, the restaurant’s stunning wood and stone fireplace demands more than a passing glance.