The holidays are fast approaching, and even though we live in sunny California, it still gets cold outside. Take advantage of this blustery, rainy weather and instead of opting for your usual go-to restaurant, experience the romance, coziness and intimacy that a fireside dinner can bring to your dining experience.
Are you in the mood to eat somewhere that feels like home? Then Nicky D’s Wood-Fired Pizza, located at 2764 Rowena Ave in Los Angeles is the place for you. This cute little pizza shop was converted from an old home, which is why they have a fireplace. Their handcrafted New York-style pizza that’s made in a big, old, wood-burning oven helps create a warm, family-oriented ambiance. The establishment is small, resembling an old cabin with wood tables and chairs lining the area closest to the fireplace, which looks like it may have been a living room or a den. This small place in the Silver Lake area is perfect for everything from dates to hanging out with your friends and family.
If you’re looking for an indoor, classier, yet lauded back environment, you should try the Bar|Kitchen in the O Hotel in downtown L.A. located at 819 S. Flower Street. With the beautiful fireplace in the lobby of the restaurant, diners will be able to find a seat near the fire whenever they want and still have a nice table, enjoying the amazing fare or the incredible drink options.
Are you in the mood for something a little different? This small L.A. hidden gem may be just what you want. Located at 143 N Brea Ave. in Los Angeles, the Amalfi Italian Grill and Pub is a beautiful and unique place to eat. With a fireplace located inside, this restaurant feels cozy and romantic. Amalfi is located directly next to the ACME Comedy Theatre, making it a perfect place to eat after a date night full of smiles and laughter. If comedy is not your style, inside this venue is a place called the Room 5 lounge where bands play every night. But if you’re not looking for entertainment, this restaurant can still be acclaimed for its food, with delicious Italian cuisine and pizza as its specialty.
For those of us who are into more of a bar crowd, The Abbey might be the perfect place for you. Located on 692 N. Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood, The Abbey was named the “Best gay bar in the world” by MTV’S LOGO. This bar and restaurant has a cool fireplace and reasonably priced fare. With the most expensive thing on the menu being $24 (mind you that’s for steak), this is the perfect place to enjoy a cute fireplace, drink and have a girl’s night out. All girls ever do at bars is worry about being hit on by creepy guys, so why not go somewhere where you can relax and have fun without being bothered?