America's 12 Best Restaurant Fireplaces
With winter once again upon us, it’s time to say goodbye to restaurant backyards and terraces for the season and head indoors to dine. Few things set a cozy and comfortable mood better than a nice fireplace, and these 12 restaurants have the best fireplaces in America.
There really is nothing quite like a fireplace to help a restaurant provide a cozy and inviting environment to prospective diners. Sure, a great soundtrack can set the vibe quite nicely at times, but with a full house it can become more disruptive than enjoyable. And even though candles or flowers can help set a romantic mood, we can take them or leave them. A fireplace, on the other hand, creates a warm and welcoming environment that puts you at ease on a subconscious level.
At some of the restaurants on this list, the fireplace adds an unexpected touch of hominess to an otherwise formal or modern setting. Others have a fireplace that brings a sense of historical significance to the restaurant, and others are perfect finishing touches to a casual local spot. One even uses their fireplace to prepare meals! Whether the fireplace has a cool stone façade or is made of polished, carved wood, it’s sure to add atmospheric depth to any meal.
Additional reporting by Lili Kocsis.