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What are the best places to drink or dine by a fireplace?

Upvoted by Jess Wang and 9 others
64 West 10th Street, New York, NY
erin-healy

Erin Healy

New York City

https://www.instagram.com/moresaltandlard/

Sommelier, Restaurant Marc Forgione

Erin Healy

Sommelier, Restaurant Marc Forgione

Answer found helpful by Jordan McKinney and 12 others

This is one of my favorite spots in the city. Besides the extensive menu of tapas (which you can order ALL of...there's an option at the bottom of the menu!) and the great wine list, the atmosphere in the dining room is truly unique. The small, basement bar opens up into an open two story dining room, equipped with fireplace and cozy ski lodge ambiance.

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carly-liao

Queens native, freelance writer, food obsessed

Carly Liao

I went here for Vday one year and it was a truly memorable experience, and a beautiful space. Can't agree more and can't recommend this enough!

Reply about 1 year ago

vincent-singler

Vincent Singler

New York City

Artist and aspiring food critic

Vincent Singler

The wine list here is incredible. Probably my favorite tapas place in the city.

Reply about 1 year ago

jake-barnes

England native

Jake Barnes

Really liked your description of this place thank you!

Reply about 1 year ago

Upvoted by Matthew Norris and 4 others
ian-roberts

Wino-Foodie Extraordinaire

Ian Roberts

Wino-Foodie Extraordinaire

Answer found helpful by Pradeep Mishra and 21 others

Some say it takes ten years to officially call yourself a New Yorker, and three years to call your restaurant a success, but the smell of a fireplace transcends it all, and evokes childhood memories of community, comfort, and vulnerability. Short of taking off my shoes, and cuddling up with the staff for story time, I felt like part of a family in a sometimes and often cold, hard city. Teddy's, for almost thirty years has been owned and operated by the restaurant's landlords: Felice and Glenn Kirby, who poured their hearts and souls into making sure everyone walking through the door felt loved, and cared for--the true meaning of hospitality and a forgotten heritage lost on the frantic ephemerality of failing restaurants, and the blase ignorance of the big corporate bureaucratic institutions.

One Tuesday night in late August I walked into a crowded bar that was watching Desert Stars' Music Video Premiere, and live stage performance. The room was on fire; Becca the bartender was confirming to Sophie, the waitress that she indeed needed fifteen shots of chilled Patron, six signature Jalapeno Margaritas, three Manhattans on the rocks with burnt orange twists, two Negroni Up and five Brooklyn Blasts. My friend Matt and I stepped out of the main room that was teeming with life and celebration to find a cozy seat in the back dining room near the fireplace for the Neighborhood's Best Bacon Cheeseburger, and whatever fresh catch Kirby had personally caught himself that day off the shores of Breezy Point. I believe it was still soft-shell crab season.

We stepped into the back dining room, I closed my eyes, and the quiet crackle and smell of burnt pine evoked memories of an intimate Summer lake house evening with long-time friends who know you like family, who would recite your old poems and song lyrics back to you in bellied laughter. I opened my eyes and the walls were displaying ten or so oil paintings for sale by a local artist. Murmurs of delight and enchantment filled the room, while Chet Baker sang of roaming through roses and stars breaking through early twilight.

The Tables were full, so we made our way back to the front dining room, who's giant glass windows opened to the bustling Williamsburg corner of Berry Street and North 8th Street. The fading melon sun refracted through the original 1880's stained-glass windows above as we moseyed our way up to the bar, where two bar seats had serendipitously opened up as magically as when Moses pointed his staff at the Red Sea. Across the crowded room, neighbors and friends exchanged smiles, and small talk between songs. In slow motion, a freckled angel's blonde wavy locks swung around and with one wink, i was in love. She took my hand and hopped on the back of my motorcycle and we rode off into the sunset, only to return again and again, and always to our home away from home; Teddy's.

Ian Christopher Roberts

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john-rudolph

BBQ Grill Master, beer lover

John Rudolph

This was really dope, I enjoyed reading it! It was more short story than review...it sounds like a place id love to check out

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lara-chang

Wish I could work as an ice cream tester for Ben & Jerry's

Lara Chang

This review was a work of art! Beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Reply about 1 year ago

nate-diggs

You learn most about a culture through their food

Nate Diggs

You've got me sold on Teddy's, read this beginnign to end

Reply about 1 year ago

megan-fraser

Bartender at CUT by Wolfgang Puck

Megan Fraser

Wow, this was a beautiful bit of reading. I don't go to Brooklyn often but I will definitely plan a trip around this one.

Reply about 1 year ago

Upvoted by Kayla Chang and 4 others
124 E 27th St, New York, NY
alec-steidl

Beverage Director, Strip House 12th Street

Alec Steidl

Beverage Director, Strip House 12th Street

Answer found helpful by Andrew Johnson and 15 others

What's better on a chilly night than comforting food and a cozy fireplace. I Trulli has both.

Mama makes the pasta (every day) and the dining room has a beautiful glass fireplace that is in the middle of both dining rooms. Thus there are multiple tables with a close up of the roaring goodness.

Winter is finally here so get there soon.

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cynthia-mcgowan

Journalist, aspiring food critic, amateur cook

Cynthia McGowan

I have been on the hunt for this very such thing. You painted a beautiful picture of it can't wait to check it out!

Reply about 1 year ago

carly-liao

Queens native, freelance writer, food obsessed

Carly Liao

Coooool. I need to look up a photo of this place it sounds amazing!

Reply about 1 year ago

megan-fraser

Bartender at CUT by Wolfgang Puck

Megan Fraser

I've known a few people that worked here and always meant to stop in but never have, none of them told me about the fireplace! I would have become a regular had I known!

Reply about 1 year ago

Upvoted by Megan Fraser and 3 others
liam-wager

Liam Wager

New York City

Manager at Blue Ribbon Federal Grill

Liam Wager

Manager at Blue Ribbon Federal Grill

Answer found helpful by Mary Krug and 15 others

Completely under-rated and so rarely full, the Smyth hotel in Tribeca has one of the most beautiful lounges in NYC with a roaring fireplace and their "night bar" opens at 5pm every night featuring a cocktail program run by PDT/Booker and Dax veteran Anne Robinson. The food is also great and the service is outstanding. Definitely worth checking out.

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Christina White

So rarely full and great cocktails sounds perfect to me...I'm glad you shared this, thank you!

Reply about 1 year ago

christopher-shu

Industry vet, 15+ years in hospitality

Christopher Schumaker

Oh man, why did you tell people about Smyth ;) Agreed...a really underrated spot.

Reply about 1 year ago

Upvoted by Liam Wager and 2 others
sydney-willcox

Sydney Willcox

New York City

Culinary Manager at The Brooklyn Kitchen

Sydney Willcox

Culinary Manager at The Brooklyn Kitchen

Answer found helpful by Rebecca Xiao and 8 others

Going to The King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel is an experience that brings you back to the old , classic Manhattan life. The lighting is dim, the seats are large and comfortable, and the ambiance is full of upscale charm. The rooms feels like the kind of place were suit clad gentlemen from the publishing industry would sit around the fireplace smoking cigars and drinking Scotch... there is an intellectual air to the crowd. Though pricey, the cocktails are phenomenal. Keep this place in mind the next you you want to feel like an old fashioned New Yorker on a cold winter night.

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Rebecca Xiao

So cool! I just went and looked up some more photos it looks great. I'm surprised I have not heard about this place before!

Reply 12 months ago

Upvoted by Priya Singh and 2 others
regina-myers-maganzini

Owner/operator of four small establishments in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn. Black Mountain Wine House, Bar San Miguel, Union Grounds and PDQ.

Regina Myers Maganzini

Owner/operator of four small establishments in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn. Black Mountain Wine House, Bar San Miguel, Union Grounds and PDQ.

Answer found helpful by Lauren Gold and 13 others

I'm not trying to discredit this review or push my own establishment, but I truthfully fell in love with my husband because of this place. We now own it, but we didn't back then. It was designed by James Mamary and he made it absolutely beautiful. We've done our best to keep it super fun, inexpensive, and delicious too ;)

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Christina White

Really loved this story, I'll come by and pay you guys a visit sometime!

Reply about 1 year ago

Lauren Gold

Beautiful background thanks for sharing Regina! :)

Reply about 1 year ago

Upvoted by Jackson DeWitt and 2 others
1112 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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Kristel Arabian

Brooklyn

www.CultureRecruiting.com

Ex chef, current culinary recruiter. Angelino living in NYC. Instagram: KrisKracks

Kristel Arabian

Ex chef, current culinary recruiter. Angelino living in NYC. Instagram: KrisKracks

Answer found helpful by Dana Silverstein and 7 others

Cool fireplace in the back, good music that's (usually) played at the perfect volume... PLUS they have hot toddies. None of this eye rolling about having to boil water business.

**CASH ONLY**

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Upvoted by Michael Gitlevich and 2 others
125 East 27th Street, New York, NY
ashley-belin

Cheap eats to fine dining and everything in between

Ashley Belin

Cheap eats to fine dining and everything in between

Answer found helpful by Amy Mitchell and 8 others

I almost hesitate to write about Roof at Park South because as impossible as it might seem for a rooftop, it still has a bit of hidden gem status. It's never a pretentious crowd and rarely packed, and offers a relaxed setting along with great cocktails and delicious small bites. In several sections they have fireplaces you can cozy up around which makes it a unique setting with the open-air surroundings. It's closed during the winter, but highly recommended when it's still cool out when it reopens in the spring.

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