14 Cozy Restaurants for Fireside Dining in Westchester

From stately stone hearths to miniature fireplaces right on the table, these romantic locales offer the best fireside meals Westchester County has to offer.

Book a reservation at one of these Westchester restaurants that boast delectable eats and fine wine in a cozy setting.

Crabtree’s Kittle House

11 Kittle Rd, Chappaqua; 914.666.8044

A table by the fire at this Chappaqua stalwart has long been considered one of the county’s most romantic reservations (especially with a vintage from the 50,000-plus bottle wine cellar). The elegant, farm-sourced menu is cozy, too, with dishes like butternut squash and apple bisque, slow-braised grass-fed short ribs, and lobster bucatini cacio e pepe.

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Flames Steakhouse

121 E Main St, Elmsford; 914.592.3500

The marble fireplace accentuates the retro-steakhouse vibe at Nikolla Vulaj’s Elmsford restaurant, where the menu touches on all the classics from Caesar salad and jumbo shrimp cocktail to twin lobster tails and filet mignon with mushrooms.

Goosefeather

At the Tarrytown Estate
49 E Sunnyside Ln, Tarrytown; 914.829.5454

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Chef Dale Talde serves up Cantonese dishes in a vibrant setting of ceiling murals, historic woodwork bookshelves, and intricate antique fireplaces that showcase the rich history of the building. Sip on Loverboy from the sleek bar and slurp on a bowl of wild mushroom slippery noodles while taking in the surrounding beauty.

 

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Half Moon

1 High St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.693.4130

Serving casual yet sophisticated American cuisine, the fireplace in the dining room compliments the restaurant’s waterfront views. Sip on a specialty cocktail like “lotus flower bomb” or white sangria while you warm up before dinner, which consists of upscale American dishes like tuna poke, seafood bruschetta, and braised pork shank.

 

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Harvest on Hudson

1 River St, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.478.2800

When the weather’s warm, the best seats at Harvest on Hudson are outside on the charming, landscaped patio with views of the Hudson River. As of a few months ago, winter’s best seats are now at the bar, where you can have your own miniature, modern glass fireplaces right on the table.

 

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The Horse and Hound Inn

94 Spring St, South Salem; 914.763.3108

Here, the food is just as cozy as the fireplace, with a charming interior of dark wood floors, tables, and fireplaces along with a mix of classic pub dishes like Sue’s homemade chili and Italian staples like chicken marsala.

The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges

258 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge; 914.764.1400

At celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s only Westchester restaurant, the luxurious, Asian-inflected farm-to-table menu is the main draw. A close second is the effortlessly rustic-chic décor, complete with four working fireplaces that anchor the spacious dining room and make it a breeze to savor a meal fireside.

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La Camelia Restaurant

234 N Bedford Rd, Mount Kisco; 914.666.2466

While enjoying a towering pitcher of sangria, diners in the main dining area have the comfortable benefit of a toasty fireplace, a perfect complement to crowd-pleasing paella vegana, served in the classic paella dish, and the black angus sirloin steak.

La Vista

355 Smith Ridge Rd, South Salem; 914.533.2671

Atmosphere is one of the charms at this under-the-radar Italian spot in South Salem, whether it’s old-school tableside presentations by the fire or cracking open a bottle of wine under a red umbrella in the lush vegetable and herb garden.

Modern on the Rails

1 Station Plz, Mamaroneck; 914.777.9300

The second restaurant from the owners of Modern in New Rochelle, this location in the Mamaroneck train station has a contemporary Italian menu and tons of character with exposed brick walls, tin ceilings, and an intricate fireplace with a polished wood mantle that’s ideal for enjoying a meal fireside.

One Twenty One

2 Dingle Ridge Rd, North Salem; 914.669.0121

Located in an antique home with a wraparound porch, the vibe at One Twenty One is, well, homey, from the cozy fireplace the menu stocked with New American comfort food dishes. It’s the perfect place for fireside dining with friends or on a date.

Peter Pratt’s Inn

673 Croton Heights Rd, Yorktown Heights; 914.962.4090

The inviting fireplace only adds to the historical charm of this colonial-house-turned-restaurant. Located in the dining room, the fireplace is the perfect place to warm up while sipping on house sangria during happy hour or diving into truffled seared scallops over Westchester Mushroom risotto.

Purdy’s Farmer & The Fish

100 Titicus Rd, North Salem; 914.617.8380

Enjoy fresh produce from the 18th-century farmhouse’s very own garden (even in the winter!) while seated around the impressive stone fireplace in the middle of the dining room. For seafood fans, satisfy all of your raw bar desires with the expansive oyster options while dining fireside. If the fireplace isn’t enough to warm you up, then the Maine lobster cocktail or Amish fried chicken with scallion mash and herb gravy is sure to do the trick.

Rye Grill and Bar

1 Station Plz, Rye; 914.967.0332

Not one, but three fireplaces make this three-story, 14,000-sq-ft building feel cozy. Enjoy a choice of seemingly endless dishes while lounging fireside, whether that’s street tacos, pizza, mussels, or steak.

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