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These Westchester Restaurants Have the Coziest Fire Pits Around

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Stay warm and enjoy the crackling fire at 6 local spots with ideal outdoor fall dining.

As the weather cools down in this very strange Fall season, we’re looking at places to sit outdoors and not feel like we’re dining in a petri dish, but also not freeze our patooties off. These spots are bringing the toasty warmth of the fireside outside.

Hudson Social

11 Station Plz, Dobbs Ferry; 914.478.3634
This American bistro inside the Historic Dobbs Ferry train station house boasts a warm fire along with riverside views. Take in the beauty of the Hudson by the warmth of the outdoor fire pit while enjoying favorites like the cheddar cheese burger with pickles and special sauce, or roasted spaghetti squash with kale, mushrooms, parmesan, and garlic. Or if you’re looking to enjoy the cozy atmosphere with drinks and appetizers, try the chicken wings with sriracha maple sauce and buttermilk blue cheese or crispy Brussels sprouts with bacon, almonds, and maple syrup.

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Argana

325 N Main St, Port Chester; 914.612.4440
Authentic Moroccan food is the star at this seemingly unassuming Port Chester establishment. But tucked to the side is a not-so-unassuming outdoor area that definitely does not feel like downtown Port Chester. Adorned with greenery, plants, and decorations and equipped with heat lamps, the patio gives way to a wider garden space featuring a warm fire pit. There you can satisfy that COVID travel itch with Moroccan favorites from salads and seafood to tajines and kebabs.

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3 Westerly

3 Westerly Rd, Ossining; 914.762.1333
Look out at the Hudson and take in the beautiful lighthouse while you warm up by the light of the firepit at this popular spot. There’s a fix for any craving you may walk in with, from pizza to pub grub like burgers and German pretzels to seafood favorites. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Tempura Dragon sushi roll with shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, mango, cucumber, and almonds, or the crispy Portuguese octopus appetizer with smoked paprika gastrique, fingerling potato salad, and mustard caviar. Because what says fireside comfort food like Portuguese octopus?

 

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Redline Roadhouse

5739 Albany Post Rd, Cortlandt Manor; 914.358.5740
This restaurant and bar is serving up classics like fish and chips and jalapeno poppers along with creative sandwiches and burgers which can be enjoyed outdoors by the warmth of the fire. Though their three nights a week of life music are on hold during the pandemic, you can still enjoy popular grub like the “Cowboy” sandwich, a variation of a cheesesteak with mushrooms and mozzarella, or the “Famous Ridley,” with grilled chicken, cheese, sautéed spinach, bacon and honey mustard dressing served open face on grilled rye bread.

 

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Gigante

660 White Plains Rd, Eastchester; 914.961.1001
This popular spot on the grounds of the Lake Isle Country Club merges Italian food favorites with a chic Manhattan bar vibe. Dine outside on the patio or poolside, surrounded by heaters and fire pits, and enjoy some signature small plates, like burrata with peach mostarda, hazelnuts, and pancetta, or fried Brussels sprouts with Parmigiano-Reggiano and panko bread crumbs. Or for a heartier entrée, enjoy a comforting chicken Milanese or big bone-in pork chop by the warmth of the fire.

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Birdsall House

970 Main St, Peekskill; 914.930.1880
Known for its craft beers and locally sourced food, including some from its own garden, this gastropub has an outdoor space equipped with a fireplace perfect for cozying up to with a cold beer or a warming whiskey. An eclectic food menu features everything from grilled lamb sliders with tzatziki and tomato jam to a smoked pork rice bowl with black beans and chipotle cream. Cheesy goodness often takes the stage from nachos to mac n’ cheese to grilled cheese with white cheddar, fontina, and Gruyère.

 

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