Escape the winter chill in the Hamptons and on the North Fork. Discover several restaurants across the East End that have cozy indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Settle in and warm up with a cocktail or your favorite classic comfort food dish at one of these East End restaurants, including the North and South Forks (the Hamptons).
Baron’s Cove, Sag Harbor
Baron’s Cove hotel and restaurant offer one of the coziest spots for dining in the Hamptons. The waterfront hotel and restaurant offers sweeping harbor views of the Sag Harbor Marina. This luxurious year-round resort offers three wood-burning fireplaces for guests to enjoy.
The forest fireplace is in the hotel lobby lounge, a popular retreat for happy hour, live local music, and where guests gather for pre-dinner artisanal cocktails.
After cocktails, guests may head upstairs to dine fireside at The Restaurant at Baron’s Cove. The third wood-burning fireplace is located on the hotel’s covered veranda. The veranda is an ideal spot for small plates and drinks in the warmer months.
Most notably, Baron’s Cove is located within an easy walking distance from Sag Harbor’s main attractions and town center. Notable guests throughout the years at Baron’s Cove include Paul Newman, Art Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Richard Kind, and Truman Capote.
Bostwick’s Chowder House, East Hampton
Heading out to Montauk this fall? Stop by Indian Wells Beach for a romantic stroll, shop in Amagansett Village, then warm up next to the fireplace at Bostwick’s Chowder House on Montauk Highway. Enjoy their famous lobster roll or fish tacos while you sip on a Bostwick’s Breeze.
Don’t forget a cup of their famous chowders as there is nothing quite like a delicious warm bowl of New England on a crisp fall day paired with a cozy fireplace in the Hamptons.
Centro Trattoria & Bar, Hampton Bays
Salvatore Biundo is the owner of Italian eatery Centro Trattoria & Bar, the ultimate farm-to-fork Italian restaurant in Hampton Bays. Re-illuminating the cozy dining experience in the Hamptons is the grand patio deck.
Surrounding the lively dinner setting is an exquisite outdoor garden fountain and cozy fireplaces, both indoor and outdoor.
Rowdy Hall, East Hampton
Rowdy Hall, next to London Jewelers, boasts a wood-burning fireplace in the dining area with the signature logo head engraved on the mantle just above it. The rustic wooden tables surrounding the fireplace are the coziest of course, but the entire tavern warms up in the winter months making for a cozy meal. Enjoy some of their favorite dishes including their Chili, Butternut Squash Lasagna, and Fish & Chips, paired with their hot apple cider.
Southampton Inn, Southampton
Visitors to the Southampton Inn in the village of Southampton can keep cozy as the weather turns chilly with one or both of the Inn’s fireplaces. The first fireplace is located in the spacious lobby. This is the perfect spot for readers to relax and unwind.
For those who welcome the chill, there is a firepit on the grounds, perfect for toasting marshmallows and sipping hot cocoa.
The 1770 House, East Hampton
The 1770 House is an 18th century colonial home on Main Street in East Hampton’s historic district. Both a year-round restaurant and inn, The 1770 House has good old-fashioned comforts and modern conveniences including six working fireplaces!
The first fireplace is located in the parlor as guests arrive to dine and stay at The 1770 House. The second cozy fireplace is in the main dining room, and the third is located in their downstairs rustic Tavern. The additional three fireplaces are located in two separate guest rooms, with the last located in the Inn’s Carriage House.
Townline BBQ, Sagaponack
Townline BBQ on Montauk Highway offers a rustic wood-burning fireplace in the bar area, perfect for pairing with a winter warmer cocktail. The large brick fireplace is detailed with a reclaimed wood mantle and the restaurant’s signature boar’s head above it.
A perfect dining spot in the Hamptons to grab a drink, some appetizers, and even play a game of pool by the cozy fireplace.
American Beech, Greenport
American Beech is a boutique luxury hotel and restaurant in the heart of Greenport Village on Main Street. This popular restaurant and bar has both an outdoor patio and indoor cozy fireplace to relax near during the cooler months.
American Beech is open for dinner year round. American Beech is currently open Wednesday-Sunday for dinner. Lunch and brunch are served on the weekends.
Cooperage Inn, Baiting Hollow
The Cooperage Inn on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow at the gateway to the North Fork has a cozy fireplace inside their main dining room. Come warm up at any one of their tables inside that has ample access to the warmth of the fireplace. Their most popular dishes include their pot pies including the Lobster Pot Pie and Chicken Pot Pie.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week beginning at 11:30am.
East on Main, Mattituck
East on Main on Main Road in the heart of Mattituck has a cozy fireplace for guests located in their bar area. Customers may sit and enjoy drinks and dinner at the main bar or at any one of their tables nearby.
East on Main on the North Fork is well known for traditional, home cooked inspired fare as well as their signature cocktails. Notable cocktail choices include their Rum Punch, Tropical Margarita, and The Beach Bum. Dinner is served Wednesday-Sunday, and lunch is served on Sundays beginning at 12pm.
North Tavern, Wading River
North Tavern on North Country Road in Wading River is well known for its cozy fireplace in the main dining room for restaurant guests to enjoy during their visit. The rustic stone fireplace is at the center of the dining room and is often decorated for the holiday season with a beautiful large wreath with a red bow.
North Tavern is open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday beginning at 4pm. This North Fork restaurant is also well known for hosting private parties from business dinners to cocktail parties.
Sound Avenue Bistro, Riverhead
Sound Avenue Bistro in Riverhead has a fireplace inside for a cozy dining experience all winter long. This North Fork restaurant is well known for their freshly caught seafood, farm fresh produce, and delicious desserts.
Favorite dishes at Sound Avenue Bistro, according to the locals, are their French Onion Soup, Lobster and Shrimp Mac n Cheese, and Prime Rib Night on Friday nights. Bingo Night is also very popular at Sound Avenue Bistro.
Tweed’s is located in the heart of historic downtown Riverhead on East Main Street. Tweed’s is considered to be the oldest continuing bar and restaurant in RIverhead and on the North Fork. The now restored restaurant even operated during the Prohibition era utilizing innovative and secretive methods for serving like dumbwaiters and hidden doors. Tweed’s also has a cozy fireplace for diners in their restaurant, close to a table for six.
Windamere, located at Strong’s Water Club & Marina on Wickham Avenue in Mattituck, has a gorgeous white fireplace in their main dining room. This cozy fireplace in the heart of the North Fork is decorated with festive tinsel and a wreath for the holiday season. It also has a country chic wooden mantel.
Windamere is currently open for dinner Thursday through Sunday until 8pm. Lunch is served Friday and Saturday starting at 12pm, and on Sunday beginning at 11am. Dockage is also available for Windamere dinner guests. There is a 4-hour minimum stay.