With winter in full swing and the cold weather finally upon us, it’s time to hunker down in front of the fire. Luckily (for those of us who don’t have hearths at home), there are more than a few spots around town where you can enjoy an amazing meal by flickering firelight. Scroll down to peruse some nearby destinations for fireside dining (and drinking).
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.
Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar
Boston Landing, 96 Guest Street Boston, MA 02135 617-254-0044
It’s standing room only around the fire at Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar. You can request a table overlooking the decorative gas fireplace to enjoy the flickering glow while you enjoy a meal of classic American comfort food.
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.
1704 Washington Street Boston, MA 02118 617-536-4300
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).
Town Meeting Bistro
2027 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA 02421 781-301-6655
Town Meting Bistro 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.
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
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.