Don’t let the cold keep you in; warm up at these Queens fireplace restaurants


Baby, it’s cold outside, but that shouldn’t mean living like a recluse until the spring thaw.

Queens contains some of the best restaurants with fireplaces to take the chill off your bones and warm the cockles of your heart with their delicious cuisine and cozy ambience.

Vivaldi Ristorante
(718) 352-2300
This venerable Bayside favorite offers an Italian-Mediterranean inspired menu, featuring a scratch-made selection of daily-made pastas, fresh fish, shellfish, prime aged meats and free-range chicken, prepared like trattorias and ristorantes in southern Italy.

Austin’s Ale House
(718) 849-3939
This popular steakhouse boasts a full selection of steaks and chops, as well as decadent twists on traditional bar favorites and comfort food, such as buffalo mac and cheese and Voodoo Chicken Fettucine.

Nancy’s Restaurant
(718) 343-4616
Family-owned for more than fifty years, this Floral Park gem boasts good portions, good prices and homemade dishes, such as gnocchi, chicken rissoto and potato bacon soup; plus a variety of beers on tap, specialty cocktails and extensive wine list.

(718) 729-4602
This family-owned Italian restaurant, with all the charm and comfort of the old country, features hanging plants and a wood-burning fireplace, and has been serving delicious traditional homemade dishes for nearly 40 years.

Alberto Restaurant
(718) 268-7860
Serving Forest Hills for more than 40 years, serving homemade traditional Italian dishes, including shrimp scampi and pappardelle, and featuring an award-winning wine menu.

Donovan’s Pub
This classic neighborhood Irish pub features three fireplaces. Rustic, no frills décor, with friendly bartenders, pouring pints of Guinness, and one of the best burgers in the borough.

MexiBBQ Kitchen & Draught
(718) 626-0333
Backlit with three glass-and-steel fireplaces, this Astoria eatery offers nearly craft 50 beers on tap, and a menu of American and Mexican barbecue and bar food, such as brisket tacos, nachos and pulled pork sandwiches.

Alewife NYC
(718) 937-7494
More than 100 beers—over 30 on tap—to slake your thirst, while enjoying comfort favorites, like chicken and waffles, chipotle wings and burgers with truffle fries.


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