Go past the buzzing main bar of this modern supper club (which retains the old-school vibe and 19th-century glory of its predecessor, Locke-Ober) to the library. Here, you’ll find comfy banquettes, chandeliers, shelves full of books, quirky portraits of celebrities and, of course, a roaring fire. Ask for a seat by the fireplace and sip a classic cocktail like the Rose Thorn to warm yourself inside and out.
To say Boston can be brutal during the winter is an understatement. When the January winds are whirling, it’s easy to say “no way” to leaving your apartment for the blistering cold. But some of Boston's hottest restaurants are anchored by cozy, warm environments that include a roaring fireplace to warm up beside, and that’s enough to get us away from the couch. Here’s a roundup of some of the best spots to grab a seat by the crackling fire and enjoy a delectable meal. To find warmth without the flames, nestle into one of the best cocktail bars in Boston or best wine bars in Boston. For other spots worthy of wooing, try one of the most romantic restaurants in Boston or one of the best dessert spots in Boston. A cozy cocktail, hearty meal and decadent dessert await, as you sit out the chilly temps happily by the hearth.
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