Fireside Dining for Chilly L.A. Nights
Although Beverly Hills features perfect weather all year long, there’s something undeniably satisfying about heading inside and curling up by the fire when temperatures start to cool down. If you’re in need of a sophisticated, fireside respite, consider one of these five restaurants.
The Living Room at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
As the name suggests, The Living Room inside The Peninsula Beverly Hills is decorated to resemble a cozy estate! With two large fireplaces located on either side of the room and plush couches and armchairs perfectly positioned around glass coffee tables, The Living Room will have you feeling at home the very moment you walk in. Available every Sunday, the popular Afternoon Tea service offers 19 different tea selections and is served with finger sandwiches, pastries, scones and more as a harpist fills the room with classic melodies. Those unwinding at night can enjoy live piano music by the hotel’s resident pianist, Antonio Castillo de la Gala, every Wednesday through Sunday along with cocktails, appetizers and the pleasant glow of the fireplaces.
Known as one of Los Angeles’ most romantic restaurants, Il Cielo’s candlelit tables and fireplaces warm those dining inside, while guests dining under the stars on the restaurant’s clear, enclosed patio are kept toasty in the heated structure. If it’s someone’s heart you’re hoping to warm, the restaurant offers romance packages, which can be added on to any dining reservation and may include a half bottle of Piper Heidsieck Champagne and a heart-shaped flourless chocolate cake with a special message of your choice written across the plate in chocolate script.
Spago, the flagship eatery of celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck, is named one of the 99 essential restaurants in Los Angeles by LA Weekly. With an innovative menu of farm-to-table California cuisine and a 9-course tasting menu, it’s no surprise the restaurant is frequented by celebrities, locals and visitors. The restaurant has an intimate, outdoor dining room featuring two large fireplaces. No matter where your table, with one double-sided fireplace in-between the patio and main dining room, and another freestanding in the patio, Spago is perfect for a cozy dinner by the fire.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
Since opening in 1938 on La Cienega Boulevard’s Restaurant Row, Lawry’s The Prime Rib has been a favorite among Beverly Hills locals and visitors alike. When you dine at Lawry’s, the succulent Roasted Prime Ribs of beef are served tableside from silver rolling carts as well as the famous Original Spinning Bowl Salad. The legendary steakhouse is made up of many rooms, one of which houses a large stone fireplace set between wooden French doors. Guests who gather for a meal or are attending a private event in this cozy space will not only delight in the warmth provided by the fireplace, but also the conversations started around it.
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