At New York’s restaurants, the closest thing to a cozy fireplace in recent memory has been the orange glow cast by electric and propane heaters at one of the city’s countless outdoor dining structures. But even as indoor dining becomes more the norm than exception, fireplaces are still difficult to find. The brief escapism that comes with dining out definitely applies to a meal accented by a crackling blaze in the background — the presence of a fireplace, preferably when fully ablaze, can make an already-solid restaurant all the more appealing in freezing temperatures.
Many worthwhile fireplace-addled options around the city are of the clubby, steakhouse variety, though there are some notable exceptions, including tapas joints and cocktail bars. For the chilly and gray winter days ahead, here are 16 restaurants that boast fireplaces for a toasty meal.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More