Best Fireplace Restaurants LA
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Enjoy a Cozy Fireside Dinner at These 10 LA Restaurants With Fireplaces

Cuddle Up By the Fire and Take in All the Winter Vibes at These Local Eateries

As the temperatures drop and a chill fills the air, fireside dining is the way to go in LA. From marble fireplaces in fancy dining rooms to glowing fire pits on outdoor patios, Los Angeles is home to plenty of cozy restaurants that offer a warm and inviting experience. Sip on a winter cocktail or a glass of wine as you heat up by the fire and enjoy some of your favorite comfort foods. Whether you’re planning a special date night or a holiday outing with your favorite coworkers, here are some of the best LA restaurants for a cozy fireside dinner.


The Front Yard

Located in Studio City, The Front Yard is home to one of the most popular patios in the valley. Sit under the stars on the spacious deck as you enjoy modern American cuisine by the fire. The massive white brick fireplace serves as the focal point of the patio, and there are plenty of seating options to choose from. Order the grilled octopus and deviled eggs with candied bacon as an appetizer. When it comes to entrees, the 24-hour smoked carnitas is great for sharing, as is the crab-stuffed whole branzino.

Location: Studio City


Tam O’Shanter

A Los Angeles staple since 1922, Tam O’Shanter is an iconic Scottish steakhouse that is also the oldest restaurant in the city. The cottage-like exterior is met with a traditional Scottish interior, complete with a toasty brick fireplace in the dining room. Take in the unique antique paintings and flags as you chow down on their signature pork roast platter or some fish and chips with a pint of beer in hand. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, the Tam O’Shanter also hosts an epic happy hour with discounted drinks and sandwiches. 

Location: Atwater Village



Craving vibes and sushi? Head to Leona’s in Studio City! This modern Japanese fusion restaurant is the ultimate place for creative rolls and robata, and the charming fireplace creates a warm ambiance in the plant-filled dining room. Enjoy the crackling fire as you sip on a saketini under a blanket of hanging greenery and olive trees. The fiery shishito peppers are a tasty starter, as is the spicy seafood miso soup. When it comes to rolls, Leona’s special roll is a beautiful combo of crab, tuna, avocado, arugula and Leona’s miso dressing.

Location: Studio City


Melrose Umbrella Co.

Between its prohibition-style decor, fireside dining and world-class cocktails, it’s no wonder why Melrose Umbrella Co. is one of the most locally-loved bars in LA. The rustic interior sets the scene with an old-school fireplace in the back, cozy booths and vintage chandeliers. There is also a transportive patio out back with another brick fireplace and more spacious tables. Whether you prefer spirit-forward cocktails or booze-free mocktails, Melrose Umbrella Co. has something for everyone. If you get hungry during your visit, snack on a charcuterie board or some steak frites. 

Location: West Hollywood/Melrose



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In the mood for a magical evening in Studio City? Firefly is best known for having one of the largest and most romantic patio setups in the entire city. The covered patio has private tables tucked behind pinned-back curtains, vine-covered walls and of course, a wood-burning fireplace at the center of the space. This is the ultimate eatery for an elevated date night in the valley, and you can take things to a whole new level with the $80 pre-fixe menu that includes three different courses along with additional side options.

Location: Studio City 


A.O.C. West Hollywood

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Enjoy a trendy night out when you dine at A.O.C. in West Hollywood. This modern and classy wine bar has a breathtaking outdoor patio that boasts vine-covered walls, hanging greenery and a red brick fireplace. Since it is a wine bar, you can’t go wrong with a glass of vino, but the Kentucky milk punch cocktail is also a worthwhile libation. Many of the dishes at A.O.C. are intended to be shared, and the focaccia breads always hit the spot. End the night on a sweet note with the butterscotch pôt de crème.

Location: West Hollywood


The Attic 

If you find yourself down south in Long Beach, The Attic on Broadway is the perfect place for a fireside brunch or dinner. Though you can dine outside on the spacious porch patio, the main dining room boasts a black brick fireplace that sets the scene during a winter’s day. If you visit for brunch, kick things off with a spicy bloody mary before indulging in some housemade buttermilk biscuits and the shrimp and grits. That said, no matter what time of day you visit, the Mac and Cheetos is a signature dish that you won’t want to miss. 

Location: Long Beach



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Between the twinkling string lights and cozy fireplaces, Ysabel stands out as a premier destination for fireside dining in LA. Located in West Hollywood, it’s undeniably one of the most ethereal and romantic restaurants in the area. Whether you’re on a date or out with your gal pals, snag one of the patio tables and enjoy catching up over your own private fire. While the cocktails at Ysabel always manage to impress, the mango-forward Selena boasts a spicy Tajin rim that will make your mouth water. For food, share a variety of small plates such as the hamachi crudo, crispy sesame shrimp and burrata salad. 

Location: West Hollywood


The High Low Bar

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Looking to step a bit outside of the city? The High Low Bar is a premier spot for eating and drinking in Atwater Village. In the center of this dim-lit, vibey bar, you’ll find a midcentury-inspired fireplace surrounded by a curved leather booth that will have you feeling like you’ve returned to the ‘70s. After ordering your first round of Moscow mules, hit the pool table for a game of billiards before sitting down to eat. The Tex-Mex-inspired menu has all of the classics ranging from carnitas nachos to bean and cheese burritos. 

Location: Atwater Village


The Wellesbourne

Transport yourself to 19th-century England when you visit The Wellesbourne in West LA. Named after William Shakespeare’s home village, The Wellesbourne screams cozy with its vintage bar, antique paintings and elegant fireplace. The leather couch and chairs that surround the fireplace will make you want to sip on an Old Fashioned, and you’ll also find comfortable booths squeezed between towering library-esque bookcases. Though the cocktails are certainly the star of the show, there is a food menu featuring small bites like sliders, bacon-wrapped dates and deep-fried cauliflower. Experience the charm of an English pub with the added luxury of fireside dining right in the heart of LA.

Location: West LA

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Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.




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