5 Places to Enjoy Romantic, Fireside Meals This Season on Long Island


Because everything tastes better by the fire. • Photo by Raspopova Marina

If you find yourself wondering where you can cozy up with a drink, some food, and a fire—apart from your own home, that is—wonder no more. We’ve curated a short list of fireplace favorites from around the Island. Dining on Long Island in winter just got a little bit better now that you know this secret: These are the best places to catch a fireside bite on Long Island.

Barney’s Restaurant

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This Locust Valley restaurant has been known for ages for its high-end French and American cuisine. But here’s another reason to go: a roaring fire, right in the middle of the dining room. Yes, please.

Irish Coffee Pub

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In East Islip, this refined restaurant has served elevated food since 1983. Everything about the dining room, from the wallpaper to the fireplace, feels as comfortable as slipping into a pair of well-worn slippers.

Tellers: An American Chophouse

At Tellers, in Islip, there’s an entire lounge dedicated to the art of the fireplace. In the inviting, wood-paneled Fireplace Lounge, you can enjoy a martini and a steak, all while watching the dancing flames.

Stone Creek Inn

The Stone Creek Inn’s fireplace is in its bar, which gives you an added incentive to sidle up, order a drink, and stay for dinner. Consistently rated one of Long Island’s best restaurants, the fireplace is just one more bonus for this Quogue establishment.

Blackstone Steakhouse

Blackstone’s massive stone fireplace, which commands attention, is so captivating that it will almost make you forget that you came for the steak and superlative wine list. I said almost, didn’t I?

Read more: 3 Date Night Itineraries to Explore Long Island This Winter