As the weather remains cold, we all battle winter madness. However venturing out to eat must be worth braving the frigid temperatures. Luckily, all the restaurants on our list offer not only delicious food but radiant warmth, delivered by either a fireplace or a wood stove. So go ahead, treat yourself to a five-course meal and warm up in the process.
Falls Village Inn
This charming Inn was built in 1834 and restored in 2010 with great respect for historical details like hardwood floors and roaring hearths. The dining room has the fireplace but the tap room is also toasty and serves traditional, comforting pub-style food.
Dinner daily. Lunch and brunch on weekends.
33 Railroad Street. Falls Village, CT
If you've been waiting to try this celebrated restaurant which serves only fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, winter is just as good a time as any. They keep the fires ablaze long into the night and the intimate setting is perfect for a romantic dinner for two.
Dinner daily, closed Wednesdays.
224 Hillsdale Road. South Egremont, MA
Even as the temperatures continue to drop, the food at Prairie Whale is worth the trip. The menu is unique and masterfully prepared and the large wood-burning stove effectively warms up every corner of the restaurant.
Serving dinner Thursday Monday. Brunch on weekends.
178 Main Street. Great Barrington, MA
Enjoy dinner by the fire at Serevan, a local favorite for over 10 years. The menu is a mix of familiar and foreign with an emphasis on locally sourced seasonal offerings. It is also vegetarian-friendly.
Serving dinner Thursday Monday, 5 pm.
6 Autumn Lane. Amenia, NY
The Stagecoach Tavern
When imagining a cozy dining experience in front of a roaring fire, the Stagecoach Inn is the place. Featuring local and organic ingredients, the décor is warm and relaxing, great for gatherings with friends.
Serving dinner Thursday Sunday, 5 9 p.m.
864 S. Undermountain Road. Sheffield, MA
The Swiss Hutte, located within walking distance of Catamount, is the perfect place to eat and warm-up after skiing. In addition to the fine menu and blazing fireplace, dining here has the added attraction of watching skiers on the mountain.
Route 23. Hillsdale, NY
White Hart Inn
Newly opened just in time for the winter, the White Hart is located in the heart of Salisbury. Currently the Tap Room is open and has a neighborhood, pub-like feel enhanced by its cozy fireplace.
Lunch and dinner served daily.
15 Undermountain Road. Salisbury, CT
Enjoy very fine dining in front of the fire at the celebrated Winivan, nationally-recognized for quality cuisine and impeccable service. Also known for their luxury cottages and accommodations, many of which include a private fireplace.
Dates and times vary, reservations required.
155 Alain Road. Morris, CT