In Good Taste

Best Fireplaces in Town

Put a little fire in your belly at these charming hotspots.

By Lauren Cohen | December 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

-Courtesy of Bond Street Social
In Good Taste

Best Fireplaces in Town

Put a little fire in your belly at these charming hotspots.

By Lauren Cohen | December 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

-Courtesy of Bond Street Social

There’s nothing like a crackling fireplace to set the mood for a great winter meal. Whether you’re in search of a romantic venue for a dinner for two, or just looking for a spot to warm up with friends, here are 15 restaurants with the coziest fireplaces in town.

Ananda: Similar to its sister restaurant The Ambassador Dining Room, Ananda features beautiful fireplaces to enhance its signature Indian farm-to-table dining experience. Whether you're seated indoors, or outside on the terrace, the space features marble fireplaces around every corner. 7421 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton, 301-725-4800

The Ambassador Dining Room: Often considered one of the most romantic restaurants in town, this spot features majestic fireplaces and nattily dressed waiters serving everything from samosas to lamb vindaloo. 3811 Canterbury Rd., 410-366-1484

Bond Street Social: Stare into the mesmerizing flames of several glass fireplaces and a custom-designed indoor fire pit while enjoying small plates and signature cocktails at this Fells Point hangout. 901 S. Bond St., 443-449-6234

The Dizz: A stone fireplace is the focal point of the dining room at this go-to neighborhood spot in Remington—which goes all out with its holiday decor this time of year. Down drafts and feast on sliders, sandwiches, and crab cakes while basking in the warmth of the blaze. 300 W. 30th St. 443-869-5864

Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden: The best-kept secret of this lively beer garden is its outdoor fireplace. Grab a drink, pull up an Adirondack chair, and unwind with friends at this warm spot in Power Plant Live. 4 Market Pl., 443-208-3316

The Milton Inn: Warm up with a gourmet meal in one of the many dining rooms of this historic house, featuring gas fireplaces. If you’re really looking to kick up the heat, ask to be seated in the Hearth Room and get toasty around the flickering flames. 14833 York Rd., Sparks, 410-771-4366

The Oregon Grille: Each of the four private dining areas in this charming 19th-century farmhouse has its own fireplace. Whether you’re looking for a place to host an intimate dinner party, or just in search of a romantic spot for a date night, the Cockeysville fixture is full of cozy character. 1201 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, 410-771-0505

Parts & Labor: Last year, this meat mecca debuted its outdoor patio in conjunction with The Remington Flame—a community fireplace that sits adjacent to the restaurant. A collaborative project designed by Mt. Vernon-based Floura Teeter Landscape Architects and Majer Metal Works, the free-standing spectacle is an ideal spot for sipping cider and munching on Parts & Labor snacks like charcuterie and house-made sausages. 2600 N. Howard St., 443-873-8887

Petit Louis Bistro: From its marble accents and brick archways to its sophisticated French fare and fully-stocked wine cellar, everything about this Roland Park mainstay exudes an old-school European bistro feel. Cozy up by the wood-burning fireplace to enjoy classics like French onion soup, fried eggplant Napolean, and rainbow trout amandine. 4800 Roland Ave., 410-366-9393

Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats: Complete with funky chandeliers, comfy high-back chairs, and vintage artwork, this trendy bar and lounge inside The Hotel Indigo in Mt. Vernon is a go-to spot to sip cocktails. In keeping with its literary theme, the space features built-in bookshelves surrounding its massive wood-burning fireplace. 24 W. Franklin St., 410-625-6200

R. House: Grab some grub from this Remington food hall—whose stalls offer everything from pizza and chicken sandwiches to rice bowls and sushi burritos—and create your own campfire around the gas fireplace outside. (Dessert vendor Little Baby's Ice Cream even has a hazelnut s'mores flavor, if you really want to get into the spirit.) 301 W. 29th St., 443-347-3570

Regi’s American Bistro: This Federal Hill favorite, known for its intimate outdoor patio and seafood specialties, highlights an antique marble fireplace in its dining room. 1002 Light St., 410-539-7344

Rye Street Tavern: This fine-dining destination on the Sagamore Spirit Distillery campus in Port Covington boasts plenty of ways to keep warm. Aside from a wood-burning fireplace near the bar, the restaurant features multiple outdoor firepits and Adirondack chairs overlooking the water. 225 E. Cromwell St., 443-662-8000

Tark’s Grill + Bar: Famous for its traditional American fare, this upscale restaurant embraces the spirit of the city with vintage photography and modern décor. The spot's new outdoor courtyard boasts an artsy fireplace surrounded by a flowing fountain. 2360 W. Joppa Rd., Lutherville, 410-583-8275

The Valley Inn: The glow of two working gas fireplaces fills the dining room of this enchanting 1800’s roadhouse in Brooklandville. Its menu features classic comfort foods, such as meatloaf and roasted chicken, which serve as a perfect main event to any winter meal. 10501 Falls Rd., Lutherville, 410-828-0002

The Wharf Rat: Cozy up in front of the largest tavern hearth in Fells Point at this neighborhood gathering spot, which features a 12-foot working fireplace. Sip seasonal ales, snack on tasty pub grub, and forget your winter worries while hanging out around the flickering flames. 801 S. Ann Street, 410-276-8304

Wit & Wisdom: A Tavern by Michael Mina: Two fireplaces contribute to the breathtaking ambience of Wit and Wisdom’s harbor-side dining room at the Four Seasons Baltimore. Enjoy delicious New American dishes and seasonal cocktails while cozying up near the flames. 200 International Dr., 410-576-5800




Meet The Author

Lauren Cohen is a digital associate editor for Baltimore, where she blogs about food, events, lifestyle, and community news.



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