America's 12 Best Restaurant Fireplaces

Looking to get cozy this winter? These restaurants hit the spot

New York's The Lambs Club hosts Christmas carolers in front of its fireplace during the Holiday season. 

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.

America's 12 Best Restaurant Fireplaces (Slideshow)

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.

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Additional reporting by Lili Kocsis.