The holiday season is over but the chilly winter nights remain. Keep up the cheer by dining out and cozying up next to a toasty, warm fireplace.
10 Columbus Circle, 5th Fl., 212-823-9335
Enjoy the views of Central Park while staying warm by the natural wood-burning fireplace. Chef Thomas Keller’s restaurant serves up American cuisine with French influences and offers two $250 prix-fixe menus, a nine-course tasting of vegetables, or of the daily chef’s menu.
45 E. 22nd St., 212-982-8422
Beppe brings Tuscany downtown with its warm fire, tiled roof and wooden floors.
Entrées like roasted monkfish wrapped in sage and homemade pancetta and grilled quail with fingerling potato timbale are in the $29-$36 range.
3 E. 52nd St., 212-752-1495
Open since 1962, the French eatery adorns every table with elaborate floral centerpieces.
There’s an extensive wine list and the $95 prix-fixe is a three-course meal that includes entrées like veal kidney with mustard, flambéed with cognac, and frog’s legs sautéed Provençale.
70 Prince St., 212-219-8570
Chef Peter Hoffman’s Soho restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and serves up appetizers like wild snails with garlic chips and arugula that range from $6-$16. Entrées — including salt crust baked duck with parsley root, caramelized sweet potatoes and jalapeno parsley salad — range from $27-$29.
One if by Land, Two if by Sea
17 Barrow St., 212-228-0822
A West Village mainstay, this restaurant has been a go-to for romantic nights since 1987. The carriage-house interior creates a romantic ambiance with its chandeliers, fireplaces and quaint charm. The $75 prix-fixe includes appetizer, entrée and dessert.
Waverly Inn & Garden
16 Bank St., 212-243-7900
Good luck getting a spot at this Greenwich Village eatery owned by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, but if you do, there’s a chances that you’ll rub elbows with some important people. Whether you’re looking for a scene or want to chow down on upscale American cuisine, a cozy fireside dinner awaits you.
72 W. 36th St., 212-947-3636
Keen’s is a city staple that has been serving up classic dry-aged steaks and meats since 1885. The Bull Moose Room has a working fireplace with a moose head on display. Entrées range from $31 for boneless beer-braised short ribs of beef in beef broth with whole carrots and leeks, to $54 for steamed Maine lobster and filet mignon.