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Leona’s Sushi House.
Vivienne Killilea

16 Mighty Fine Restaurants With a Fireplace in Los Angeles

LA’s cozy dens, former Craftsman homes, and rooftop destinations are excellent spots for warming up next to a fire

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| Vivienne Killilea

From now until spring (or any chilly SoCal night), the second the sun sets, get yourself to a restaurant with a fireplace. Winter temperatures in Los Angeles get cold enough for anyone (including visitors from colder climates) to appreciate a seat next to a roaring fire while having a cocktail or a meal. Find a fireplace or fire pit at LA’s old-school taverns, trendy rooftop restaurants, and quirky bars with cozy nooks to help keep warm during our cool winter months.

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The Raymond Restaurant

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Situated inside a Craftsman home in Pasadena, the space is teeming with history. Once part of the Raymond Hotel where guests like Charlie Chaplin frequented, the Raymond is now a spot with a beautiful fireplace, excellent cocktails, roasted chicken, steak frites, and a classic pot de creme.

The Attic

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It’s been 11 years since Steve Massis opened the Attic, a Long Beach favorite for brunch and dinner. The 1920s Craftsman restaurant feels quite homey with its fireplace and firepits. Whimsical dishes like the mac and Cheetos helped put the restaurant on the map, but it’s also a lovely spot for short rib poutine and biscuits with sorghum butter.

Tam O'Shanter

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In 2024, Atwater Village’s Scottish steakhouse turns 102. And it’s still cranking out classic dishes like wedge salads, Scotch rarebit, prime rib with lobster tails, and smatterings of modern dishes like the cauliflower tikka masala. Sit next to one of several fireplaces while taking in the old-world tavern life, complete with painted portraits, rows of flags, and multiple roaring fireplaces.

The High Low

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The 1970s never looked as good as the High Low. The design openly pulls from that decade but just look at the bar’s stunning centerpiece: a roaring fireplace surrounded by leather banquettes and plush velvety chairs. The Tex-Mex menu includes dishes like puffy tacos and nachos, while there’s also an unfussy cocktail menu focused on fresh juices and local beers on tap. It’s a full choose-your-own-adventure experience with a pool table, a room for karaoke and movie nights, and a lounge area for live music.

Circular fireplace at the High Low bar in Los Angeles, California
Fireplace at the High-Low bar in Atwater.
Wonho Frank Lee

Superba Food + Bread Hollywood

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Superfood Food + Bread repurposed Hollywood’s original Cat & Fiddle in Hollywood into a comfortable all-day restaurant. One of its coziest tables is flanked by plush couches next to a relaxing fireplace. It’s a place where folks can get brunch and fresh-baked pastries, as well as dinner fare like grilled pork chops, roasted chicken, and wine and beer.

Cold Shoulder Bar

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Cold Shoulder is accessible via a hidden bookcase from inside the decade-old Blue Collar bar. Once inside, sit next to the fireplace affixed to the ceiling and order the Bananas Foster cocktail. It’s presented on a marble platter and uses real bananas, black walnut liqueur, Koloa Rum, chocolate bitters, and vanilla ice cream before it’s topped with bacon bits, dried bananas, mixed nuts, and caramel.

A full-length view of the Cold Shoulder bar in Los Angeles.
Cold Shoulder.
Bella Marie Adams

La Boheme

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Open since 1991, La Boheme’s a spot for getting dressed up, people-watching, and cocktailing. Order the housemade lamb merguez sausage with a Bellini, but try to score a table next to the patio fireplace.

Firefly

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The epitome of warm and cozy, Firefly’s vibes are on point with dim candlelit lighting, vine-covered walls, cabana-like dining tables, and a roaring fireplace centered in the space. The Studio City restaurant is ideal for romantic dates and charcuterie boards, crudos, and bone-in pork chops, and an impressive after-dinner menu with desserts, Amari, and ports.

A dining room centered around a fireplace at Firefly in Studio City, California.
Firefly.
Firefly

Leona's Sushi House

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Longtime sushi chef Shigenori Fujimoto found an immediate stream of regulars who favor his Japanese-Peruvian fare with classic sushi and sashimi, ceviches, and a tiradito de tai with Japanese sea bream, rocoto chile, yuzu, and sea salt. Right in the center of the restaurant lounge is a fireplace for after-dinner drinks, bites, or cocktailing.

A covered patio with seating and a bar at Leona’s Sushi House in Studio City, California.
Leona’s Sushi House.
Vivienne Killilea

As one of Beverly Hills’ most famous eateries, Spago also sports a covered patio with a crackling fireplace. This Wolfgang Puck-led restaurant boasts dishes like Kaluga caviar atop a cannoli-like potato crisp, Sichuan-style crispy sea bass, and whole-roasted Cantonese duck.

White tablecloths, chairs, and a fireplace at Spago in Beverly Hills, California.
Spago.
Spago

The Living Room at The Peninsula

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A posh afternoon tea experience takes place daily at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel. Just past the lobby is the aptly named Living Room, with a blazing fireplace, comfy couches, and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a garden. The three-tiered tea set comes with finger sandwiches, desserts, tea, and a glass of Champagne. 

Dear Jane's

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The side bar at Dear Jane’s, a newcomer to Marina Del Rey, has a similar 1960s throwback vibe to its sister restaurant Dear John’s. Head directly to the dimly lit, cherry wood-walled room which has a brick fireplace, plush red velvet seating, and an old-school collection of paintings of women — a nod to the restaurant’s name. Sitting in the room with a classic martini with oysters Rockefeller just might be the perfect move any night of the week.

A bar with brick walls, a fireplace, and red chairs at Dear Jane’s.
The bar at Dear Jane’s.
Wonho Frank Lee

Lunetta All Day

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During the daytime hours, Lunetta All Day serves breakfast sandwiches, fried chicken, and pancakes. In the later hours, it evolves into an upscale dinner spot with wood-grilled salmon and herbed brick chicken. In either case, there’s a comfy corner with a fireplace and brown leather banquettes.

Dim lounge with a fireplace and classic design.
Lounge at Lunetta in Santa Monica.
Wonho Frank Lee

Elephante

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The Pacific Ocean views at Elephante are unmatched. This rooftop restaurant is regularly packed for that reason but is also the place to get excellent pasta (from a squid ink gemelli with Dungeness crab to cacio e pepe), pizza, and cocktails. The indoor section has a comforting fireplace that fits in nicely with its boho-chic decor.

Casalena

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With five dining areas at Casaléna, the indoor and outdoor spaces are unique and cozy. The ambitious 8,000-square-foot space includes a bar, lounge, atrium with vaulted skylights, a sunken patio and garden surrounded by lush greenery for al fresco dining, a fully enclosed terrace, along with chandeliers and fireplaces throughout. Try the seafood, prime steaks, pizza, and pasta that pull inspiration from the Mediterranean.

Bright orange chairs and dark couches on the terrace at Casaléna in Los Angeles, California.
Casalena.
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Saddle Peak Lodge

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Take in the natural beauty that is Saddle Peak Lodge. The 15,000-square-foot restaurant is nestled between the Santa Monica Mountains and Malibu, which can sometimes get downright chilly. The dining room has a stone fireplace for those particular nights. Fitting in with the theme of the restaurant, the menu offers a game trio of rabbit, elk, and bison short ribs.

Saddle Peak Lodge in Southern California.
Saddle Peak Lodge.
Saddle Peak Lodge

The Raymond Restaurant

Situated inside a Craftsman home in Pasadena, the space is teeming with history. Once part of the Raymond Hotel where guests like Charlie Chaplin frequented, the Raymond is now a spot with a beautiful fireplace, excellent cocktails, roasted chicken, steak frites, and a classic pot de creme.

The Attic

It’s been 11 years since Steve Massis opened the Attic, a Long Beach favorite for brunch and dinner. The 1920s Craftsman restaurant feels quite homey with its fireplace and firepits. Whimsical dishes like the mac and Cheetos helped put the restaurant on the map, but it’s also a lovely spot for short rib poutine and biscuits with sorghum butter.

Tam O'Shanter

In 2024, Atwater Village’s Scottish steakhouse turns 102. And it’s still cranking out classic dishes like wedge salads, Scotch rarebit, prime rib with lobster tails, and smatterings of modern dishes like the cauliflower tikka masala. Sit next to one of several fireplaces while taking in the old-world tavern life, complete with painted portraits, rows of flags, and multiple roaring fireplaces.

The High Low

The 1970s never looked as good as the High Low. The design openly pulls from that decade but just look at the bar’s stunning centerpiece: a roaring fireplace surrounded by leather banquettes and plush velvety chairs. The Tex-Mex menu includes dishes like puffy tacos and nachos, while there’s also an unfussy cocktail menu focused on fresh juices and local beers on tap. It’s a full choose-your-own-adventure experience with a pool table, a room for karaoke and movie nights, and a lounge area for live music.

Circular fireplace at the High Low bar in Los Angeles, California
Fireplace at the High-Low bar in Atwater.
Wonho Frank Lee

Superba Food + Bread Hollywood

Superfood Food + Bread repurposed Hollywood’s original Cat & Fiddle in Hollywood into a comfortable all-day restaurant. One of its coziest tables is flanked by plush couches next to a relaxing fireplace. It’s a place where folks can get brunch and fresh-baked pastries, as well as dinner fare like grilled pork chops, roasted chicken, and wine and beer.

Cold Shoulder Bar

Cold Shoulder is accessible via a hidden bookcase from inside the decade-old Blue Collar bar. Once inside, sit next to the fireplace affixed to the ceiling and order the Bananas Foster cocktail. It’s presented on a marble platter and uses real bananas, black walnut liqueur, Koloa Rum, chocolate bitters, and vanilla ice cream before it’s topped with bacon bits, dried bananas, mixed nuts, and caramel.

A full-length view of the Cold Shoulder bar in Los Angeles.
Cold Shoulder.
Bella Marie Adams

La Boheme

Open since 1991, La Boheme’s a spot for getting dressed up, people-watching, and cocktailing. Order the housemade lamb merguez sausage with a Bellini, but try to score a table next to the patio fireplace.

Firefly

The epitome of warm and cozy, Firefly’s vibes are on point with dim candlelit lighting, vine-covered walls, cabana-like dining tables, and a roaring fireplace centered in the space. The Studio City restaurant is ideal for romantic dates and charcuterie boards, crudos, and bone-in pork chops, and an impressive after-dinner menu with desserts, Amari, and ports.

A dining room centered around a fireplace at Firefly in Studio City, California.
Firefly.
Firefly

Leona's Sushi House

Longtime sushi chef Shigenori Fujimoto found an immediate stream of regulars who favor his Japanese-Peruvian fare with classic sushi and sashimi, ceviches, and a tiradito de tai with Japanese sea bream, rocoto chile, yuzu, and sea salt. Right in the center of the restaurant lounge is a fireplace for after-dinner drinks, bites, or cocktailing.

A covered patio with seating and a bar at Leona’s Sushi House in Studio City, California.
Leona’s Sushi House.
Vivienne Killilea

Spago

As one of Beverly Hills’ most famous eateries, Spago also sports a covered patio with a crackling fireplace. This Wolfgang Puck-led restaurant boasts dishes like Kaluga caviar atop a cannoli-like potato crisp, Sichuan-style crispy sea bass, and whole-roasted Cantonese duck.

White tablecloths, chairs, and a fireplace at Spago in Beverly Hills, California.
Spago.
Spago

The Living Room at The Peninsula

A posh afternoon tea experience takes place daily at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel. Just past the lobby is the aptly named Living Room, with a blazing fireplace, comfy couches, and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a garden. The three-tiered tea set comes with finger sandwiches, desserts, tea, and a glass of Champagne. 

Dear Jane's

The side bar at Dear Jane’s, a newcomer to Marina Del Rey, has a similar 1960s throwback vibe to its sister restaurant Dear John’s. Head directly to the dimly lit, cherry wood-walled room which has a brick fireplace, plush red velvet seating, and an old-school collection of paintings of women — a nod to the restaurant’s name. Sitting in the room with a classic martini with oysters Rockefeller just might be the perfect move any night of the week.

A bar with brick walls, a fireplace, and red chairs at Dear Jane’s.
The bar at Dear Jane’s.
Wonho Frank Lee

Lunetta All Day

During the daytime hours, Lunetta All Day serves breakfast sandwiches, fried chicken, and pancakes. In the later hours, it evolves into an upscale dinner spot with wood-grilled salmon and herbed brick chicken. In either case, there’s a comfy corner with a fireplace and brown leather banquettes.

Dim lounge with a fireplace and classic design.
Lounge at Lunetta in Santa Monica.
Wonho Frank Lee

Elephante

The Pacific Ocean views at Elephante are unmatched. This rooftop restaurant is regularly packed for that reason but is also the place to get excellent pasta (from a squid ink gemelli with Dungeness crab to cacio e pepe), pizza, and cocktails. The indoor section has a comforting fireplace that fits in nicely with its boho-chic decor.

Casalena

With five dining areas at Casaléna, the indoor and outdoor spaces are unique and cozy. The ambitious 8,000-square-foot space includes a bar, lounge, atrium with vaulted skylights, a sunken patio and garden surrounded by lush greenery for al fresco dining, a fully enclosed terrace, along with chandeliers and fireplaces throughout. Try the seafood, prime steaks, pizza, and pasta that pull inspiration from the Mediterranean.

Bright orange chairs and dark couches on the terrace at Casaléna in Los Angeles, California.
Casalena.
AVABLU

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Saddle Peak Lodge

Take in the natural beauty that is Saddle Peak Lodge. The 15,000-square-foot restaurant is nestled between the Santa Monica Mountains and Malibu, which can sometimes get downright chilly. The dining room has a stone fireplace for those particular nights. Fitting in with the theme of the restaurant, the menu offers a game trio of rabbit, elk, and bison short ribs.

Saddle Peak Lodge in Southern California.
Saddle Peak Lodge.
Saddle Peak Lodge

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