Cozy Up For a Meal at These Best Local Restaurants with Fireplaces in the Chicago Area
There’s no better cure for the cold than snuggling up by a fire with a hot beverage and a snack. There are plenty of Best Local spots in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs near our corporate apartment locations that offer just that. Check out these delicious eateries where diners cozy up by a fireplace.
The atmosphere of Best Local Table, Donkey and Stick (2718 W. Armitage) in Lincoln Park was inspired by the traditions of the Alps. The fire pit—actually a cast iron kettledrum— in the patio is a perfect place to gather for storytelling and a warm beverage, like hot chocolate, apple or pear cider, or one of their rare teas. Just a 24-minute blue line el ride from Kingsbury Plaza in River North!
Get a warm, romantic vibe at Best Local Redstone American Grill in Oak Brook (13 Lincoln Ct.). Here, there’s a fireplace in the lobby and fire pit near the restaurant’s entrance. Try a warm dish too, like jerk chicken fondue, wood-fired BBQ salmon and, for dessert, warm apple crisp. Just a 5-minute drive from City View at the Highlands in Lombard!
The fireplace-laden patio at Best Local Countryside Saloon (2501 E. Ballard Rd.) in Des Plaines is open year-round. This is the favorite local venue to order a thin crust pizza and kick back by the fire to watch the big game. Fun fact: Countryside Saloon was established in 1933 as a speakeasy and gin mill. Just a 4-minute drive from River 595 in Des Plaines!