Fireside Dining Announced in NYC

With winter approaching, New York City restaurants announced dining options in front of a fireplace.

Bouley at 163 Duane Street boasts the dining room’s hand-carved fireplace with hearth imported from France. Courses include the Foragers Treasure of Wild Mushrooms and Organic Long Island Duck with hand-milled polenta.

The Russian Tea Room at 150 West 57th Street hosts private parties in their Hearth Room, which has a fireplace. Old world dishes include: Pelmeni - Siberian style beef filled dumplings with sour cream, peas, dill and mixed mushrooms, and Boeuf à la Stroganoff -- red wine braised beef short ribs with house-made thick noodles tossed in a mushroom and black truffle cream sauce. New-school items include Honey Glazed House Brined Pork Chop served with braised cabbage galubsi (a type of roll) and bacon-mashed potatoes.

Neely’s Barbecue Parlor at 1125 First Avenue is laid out like a Southern home, complete with an 18-seat parlor that has hand-selected vintage furniture and of course, a fireplace. Offerings include: cocktails like the Gingerbread House Martini, and Memphis Winter Blues, a hot apple cider cocktail.

MexiBBQ at 37-11 30th Avenue, Astoria serves Mexican-meets-Southern barbecue cuisine, has an elevated dining area with a communal table and an electric fireplace.

The new incarnation of SouthWest New York at 301 South End Avenue has a rustic style anchored by a metal clad fire place. On offer is Southwestern cuisine like the Five Spiced Braised Pork Shank with crushed sweet potatoes and Mojo Marinated Skirt Steak with chipotle whipped potatoes, chimichurri and tumbleweed onions.

The Americano at 518 West 27 Street serves Latin American-meets-French fare, has a fireplace in an unexpected location: their backyard patio. Offerings include: Atlantic Cod with shishito peppers, smoked shrimp and piri piri broth; and cocktails like The Assemblage – cinnamon infused tequila with sweet vermouth, old fashioned bitters and maraschino cherry garnish.