Abby Lane

255 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-451-2229

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More a lively, flickering decoration than a roaring fire, the fireplace at Abby Lane will nevertheless have you happy you’re cozied up next to dancing flames, not falling flakes.

Artistry on the Green

2027 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
781-301-6655

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Artistry on the Green is keeping things simple and traditional this winter with a lively fireplace right at the heart of their small but cozy restaurant in Lexington, MA. Take in the history surrounding you from the comforts of a fireside seat.

Bastille Kitchen

49 Melcher Street
Boston, MA 02210
617-556-8000

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Make Bastille Kitchen your winter go-to. The Fort Point spot has a warm rustic vibe balanced with elegant fare. Request a seat in the Chalet lounge to sink into cozy chairs clustered around a roaring fire - you'll want to sit tight pretty much right through until spring.

Beacon Hill Bistro

25 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-723-7575

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After you eat, retire to Beacon Hill Bistro’s fireplace bar for a post-dinner cocktail. No need to brave the blistering cold when you’ve got these flickering flames promising a cozy spot to while away the evening.

Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-426-7878

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The Public Garden looks just as pretty—perhaps prettier—from the warmth of a fireside table. Ditch the nighttime strolls in the cold this season and take in the view from Bistro du Midi’s dining room, where the hearth is lit and the food’s a hit.

Bondir

279A Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-661-0009

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The already romantic Bondir ups its game with an elevated brick fireplace that puts sensual ambience through the roof (literally, if you count the chimney). Linger over dinner for two until it’s just embers, if you’d like.

Bristol Restaurant & Bar

200 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-351-2037

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There’s a reason Bristol Restaurant and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Boston is considered a home away from home for Boston’s movers and shakers: the roaring fireplace, along with both table and couch seating, creates the cozy, relaxed ambiance for this uber classy—yet comfy—Back Bay hot spot.

Capo Restaurant

443 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
617-993-8080

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South Boston dwellers and diners don't have to venture too far to find a warm hearth when the cold weather hits. Capo's rustic, open-kitchen concept features a central stone fireplace that's an ideal spot by which to enjoy house-made pasta, wood-fired pizzas and classic Italian fare.

Catalyst

300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-576-3000

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Don’t worry about running out of logs at Catalyst, where the electric fireplace comes to life at the flick of a switch. The lambent, linear installation lies adjacent to one of the tables whose lucky diners bask in its glow—play your cards right and you might be dining fireside.

Chiara Bistro

569 High Street
Westwood, MA 02090
781-461-8118

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Flanked by flowers, wreaths and lights for the holidays, Chiara’s fireplace is a festive installation that remains just as welcoming once the New Year has passed. Whether you make it in while the halls are still decked with holly or you’re seeking solace from frigid February temps, Chiara’s got you covered.

Chopps American Bar & Grill

1 Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803
781-221-6643

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Chopps heats up—their Great Room area showcases a sleek glass fireplace with a modern touch. Adjacent seating allows guests to settle in for communal dining or cocktails by the light of the fire.

Citizen

1310 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
617-450-9000

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If Citizen’s spirits don’t keep you warm enough, perhaps the fire will. The Fenway spot turns up the heat this winter with a fireplace lodged in the corner—grab a table on either side for maximum warmth, or double up on the whiskey and enjoy the view from afar.

The Fireplace

1634 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
617-975-1900

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Hard to miss the centerpiece of a restaurant called The Fireplace—smoke-blackened hearth stones attest to years of use at this Brookline spot. There are plenty of tables clustered around the flames, too, so it shouldn’t be hard to get a fireside meal.

Flank

74 Tower Road
Waltham, MA 02451
781-893-5265

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You can hunker down by the fire at Flank pretty much all year long, if you so choose. The Waltham steakhouse has an indoor hearth in their cozy, couch-filled den as well as an outdoor firepit on their patio. Take your pick for a lovely evening by the fire - winter, spring, summer or fall.

Harvest

44 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-868-2255

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The color scheme of yellows and browns fits well with the beautiful fireplace in Harvest’s Brattle Room. Call ahead to make sure fireside dining is available—they seat the room for normal dinner service as long as there are no private events.

L’Andana

86 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
781-270-0100

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Hosting an event this season? Look no further, as L’andana not only has traditional Tuscan cuisine to warm your insides, but also a sleek fireplace overlooking guests in their private dining area. So raise your wine glass and cheers to toasty evenings with good company.

Legal Harborside

270 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
617-477-2900

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Brighten a winter's evening with some sparkling harbor views and stellar seafood by the copper-clad fireplace at Legal Harborside's four-season rooftop bar and lounge. Snag a booth by the fire to enjoy chilled oysters and bubbly while you stay nice and warm, protected from the elements.

Menotomy Grill

25 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
781-648-1775

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Menotomy adds to the rustic tavern ambiance with the warmth of a roaring fireplace. Snag a table hearthside to enjoy a historic bite (and sip) of Arlington by the glow of the fire.

Met Back Bay

279 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-267-0451

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Met Back Bay’s gas fireplace won’t crackle and spark, but it’s a nice piece of eye candy while you sip a hot chocolate or brace yourself to reenter the Newbury Street throngs.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa

35 Landmark Drive
Plymouth, MA 02360
877-647-2328

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Why restrict yourself to one conflagration if you don’t need to? At Mirbeau, guests can enjoy a cocktail at the indoor fireplace, or—weather permitting—step outside and take an Adirondack chair by the fire pit in the garden. Either way, it’s hard not to relax while enjoying a snack or drink by flickering firelight.

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

138 St. James Ave
Boston, MA 02116
617-585-7222

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Come winter, Copley Square is like an icy, windswept tundra. Shake the chill at Oak Long Bar where they’ve got a roaring fire and plenty of warming beverages that’ll bring the feeling back into your fingers and toes.

Oleana

134 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-661-0505

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Just because it’s known for its patio doesn’t mean Oleana is a summer-only destination. Give the Union Square spot a shot this winter—you might be lucky enough to score a banquette seat by its wood stove fireplace.

Park Restaurant and Bar

59 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-491-9851

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You don’t have to be a Harvard educated brainiac to know that the fireplace at Park Restaurant & Bar is the place-to-be, come the chilly days of January, February and (say it isn’t so) March. Just take a peek at the picture and make a (bundled up) beeline for Cambridge to get cozy.

Parsnip

91 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-714-3206

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If you’re out with your friends (or out on a date) Parsnip in Harvard Square should be on your list of go-bars this winter. The midcentury modern décor includes a fireplace in their upstairs lounge, guaranteed to shelter you from the frigid temperatures outside.

Post 390

406 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-399-0015

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Post 390 is literally a hotspot this winter, with three fireplaces to offer guests escaping from the Back Bay cold. Two are traditional-style recessed numbers that radiate warmth to nearby tables. The third? A casual take on the fireplace—in the bar area sits a glass-encased pillar that provides some flickering ambience to those bellying up.

Precinct

154 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-532-3827

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Escape those wintery winds at Precinct this season. Their fireplace overlooks their lavish dining room and bar area, the perfect spot to defrost and have an equally warming meal (or cocktail) in the heart of downtown.

The Quarry

415 Whiting Street
Hingham, MA 02043
781-340-7300

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If you find yourself in Hingham this winter, stop by The Quarry for a comforting dining experience. Their rustic decor is charming and welcoming. Their fireplace is even more so, offering guests a chance to dine in what is no doubt a beautiful dining room that feels just like home.

Scarlet Oak Tavern

1217 Main Street
Hingham, MA 02043
781-749-8200

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Scarlet Oak Tavern’s double-sided fireplace is the real deal—snag a table on either side and enjoy a meal like they did in days of yore. Cast iron implements stand guard on the hearth for when the fire needs some feeding (but the staff will handle that—you just sit back, relax and enjoy).

South End Buttery

314 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-482-1015

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After you've strolled up and down the South End's picturesque streets and ducked into your fill of stylish little boutiques, pop in for a cozy, fireside meal at South End Buttery. Comfortable banquettes and a crackling fire (not to mention the stellar menu) combine to make the perfect perch for the chilly winter months.

TAMO Bistro & Bar

1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
617-385-4304

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Tamo’s interior is sharp, clean and modern—why should its fireplace be any different? The folks in the Seaport dispense with cumbersome logs and unwieldy tools in favor of a switch-on fireplace that adds just a touch of the rustic amid its sleek surroundings.

Tapestry

69 Kilmarnock Street
Boston, MA 02215
617-421-4470

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When the lights at Fenway are off for season and the infield is covered in snow, you can get cozy by the glow of the fire at Tapestry. The elegant-yet-approachable Club Room, with its palm trees and toasty central fireplace, will make you forget all about the cold outside and fill your head with the warmer days when the boys of summer return.

Toro

1704 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-536-4300

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There are three reasons to go to Toro this winter. First, they have incredible paella. Second, they have an extensive and intriguing wine list to pair it with. Even more alluring is the large fireplace at the center of the room (in case the food and spirits haven’t warmed you up enough already).

Tresca

233 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113
617-742-8240

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Milling around the North End this winter? Duck into Tresca, where they've got two fireplaces. Choose between the one in the ground floor dining room or the one upstairs in the Tuscan Room for a flickering backdrop for an authentic Italian meal.

Woods Hill Table

24 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742
978-254-1435

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It’s only appropriate that the paragon of all-natural country fare boasts a real stone fireplace to match its backwoods-y menu. Woods Hill Table offers a winter warmer-upper so cozy you'll want to stay there all night.