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The Best Fireside Dining Restaurants in Los Angeles

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2008_10_hasmapsfiresidedining.jpgL.A. is generally blessed with many months of fantastic, sunny weather, but this time of year the mercury starts dropping. It's not terribly freezing, just cold enough to make eating outside a little less bearable. But that's where the fireplace or the firepit steps in, warming the restaurants and adding extra comfort to the long nights. Here now, a compilation of the best fireside dining restaurants in Los Angeles.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dominick's

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8715 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 652-2335
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This classic Italian-American restaurant in West Hollywood has a charming patio space with a hefty fireplace to keep the area warm. All the better for relaxing with good company, toasting the good life with a bottle of Barolo and digging into bowls of eggplant rigatoni.

2. Tres by José Andrés

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465 South La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 247-0400
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This dining area inside the SLS Hotel features high design and plenty of comfortable seating for enjoying some drinks with friends or enjoying some of Jose Andres' innovative bites.

3. Mohawk Bend

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2141 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 483-2337
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This large beer hall in Echo Park has more of a typical pub setup up front, but the back has an airy quasi-patio with high ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace right in the middle. Order up some pints and enjoy the vegan cuisine at hand.

4. Perch

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448 S Hill St 13th F
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 802-1770
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This Downtown multi-story penthouse has easily one of the best views in the city, with a nice spread of Pershing Square below. Since most of the establishment is outside, warm up near the outdoor fireplace to the side and sip on a cocktail with friends.

5. Tam O'Shanter

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2980 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-0228
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This 90 year old establishment in Los Feliz features some of the sale English-style comfort food of Lawry's, but at a fraction of the price. Think thick slabs of prime rib and Yorkshire pudding. Or for something a little less grand, have an ale with a sandwich for dinner by the fireplace.

6. Bar | Kitchen

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819 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 623-9904
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This Downtown hotel restaurant has a pretty straightforward comfort menu, great for enjoying the open area that spills into the lobby. The fireplace keeps the room nice and cozy, which is perfect for tucking into a place of shrimp and grits.

7. RivaBella

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9201 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 278-2060
The Tuscan accents at this West Hollywood Italian restaurant has one of the most impressive patios in the city. With plush seating, polished cuisine by chef Gino Angelini, and a large brick fireplace, it's an easy choice fore fireside dining in this part of town.

8. Yellowhouse Cafe

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234 S Oxford Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(213) 365-0082
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This Koreatown classic is a fantastic place to find an urban retreat, with plenty of Christmas lights and plants to make one forget about the bustle of the city. And tuck into the various Korean juices, coffees, teas and desserts while warming up with the outdoor firepits.

9. Cafe Del Rey

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4451 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-6395
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This seaside restaurant has been a Marina Del Rey classic for years, featuring elegant Mediterranean cuisine with a hard-to-beat view of the water. Cozy up with new chef Chuck Abair's seasonal dishes, like sea scallops with parsnips or pink peppercorn pappardelle .

10. One Pico

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1 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 587-1717
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This longtime restaurant at Shutters on the Beach has simple American comfort food and some respectable desserts. The place gets an extra dose of comfy with the large mantel fireplace.

11. AOC

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8700 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-6359
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The enduring small plates restaurant from Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne has grown up a bit at this new location, the former Orso/Il Covo building down Third Street. The patio is easily one of the best places to enjoy a meal in town, with a small credit going to the fireplace.

12. Alibi Room

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12236 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 390-9300
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This Westside bar straddles the line between neighborhood joint and destination, mostly because of the Kogi offerings from the kitchen (sans line at the truck). Wash it down with the stiff drinks and enjoy the warmth of the large fireplace inside.

13. Le Ka

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800 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 688-3000
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This Financial District restaurant tends to cater to local office workers and those getting out for happy hour, but that doesn't mean the sleek outdoor patio isn't a great place to find an urban sanctuary. Pair it with the French-New American bites like duck and parsnip puree.

14. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

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701 Stone Canyon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077
(310) 472-1211
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Wolfgang Puck's crown jewel in the Hollywood Hills is still a place to see and be seen, especially with the recent redesign that makes the place feel even grander. Nab a table by the fireplace to warm up on chilly nights.

15. Wood & Vine

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6280 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 334-3360
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This Hollywood eatery has a respectable lineup of fare and drinks, but the outdoor patio feels like a nice retreat from the craziness of Hollywood Blvd, with a blazing firepit as the centerpiece.

16. Lucques

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8474 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 655-6277
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Suzanne Goin's original restaurant still goes strong on Melrose, with a nice brick fireplace as a warming element that makes the charming hideaway all the more comfortable. Together with Goin's simple, elegant cooking, it's a tough recipe to beat this time of year.

17. Napa Valley Grille

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1100 Glendon Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322
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This Westwood eatery has a nice fireplace that goes perfectly with an apple sangria and a plate of lamb ragu, which is served with housemade pappardelle. The ideal low-key dining spot on the Westside.

18. Short Order

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6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 761-7970
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This polished hamburger spot next to the Grove/Farmer's Market is a swell place to relax with friends on weekdays. Pair with the fantastic cocktails and warm up with the glass firepit upstairs.

19. Lazy Dog Restaurant

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3525 W. Carson St. #162
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 921-6080
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Each Lazy Dog restaurant has a fireplace in house, making it a great cold weather spot during this time of year. Order up a special Golden Road house beer and pile up the comfort dishes.

20. Zengo

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395 Santa Monica Pl
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 899-1000
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Richard Sandoval's Latin-Asian restaurant at the Santa Monica dining deck tries its best to stand out amid all the various concepts nearby, but the firepit is a nice place to cozy up during the holidays.

1. Dominick's

8715 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
This classic Italian-American restaurant in West Hollywood has a charming patio space with a hefty fireplace to keep the area warm. All the better for relaxing with good company, toasting the good life with a bottle of Barolo and digging into bowls of eggplant rigatoni.
8715 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

2. Tres by José Andrés

465 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
This dining area inside the SLS Hotel features high design and plenty of comfortable seating for enjoying some drinks with friends or enjoying some of Jose Andres' innovative bites.
465 South La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

3. Mohawk Bend

2141 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
This large beer hall in Echo Park has more of a typical pub setup up front, but the back has an airy quasi-patio with high ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace right in the middle. Order up some pints and enjoy the vegan cuisine at hand.
2141 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

4. Perch

448 S Hill St 13th F, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This Downtown multi-story penthouse has easily one of the best views in the city, with a nice spread of Pershing Square below. Since most of the establishment is outside, warm up near the outdoor fireplace to the side and sip on a cocktail with friends.
448 S Hill St 13th F
Los Angeles, CA 90013

5. Tam O'Shanter

2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
This 90 year old establishment in Los Feliz features some of the sale English-style comfort food of Lawry's, but at a fraction of the price. Think thick slabs of prime rib and Yorkshire pudding. Or for something a little less grand, have an ale with a sandwich for dinner by the fireplace.
2980 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

6. Bar | Kitchen

819 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
This Downtown hotel restaurant has a pretty straightforward comfort menu, great for enjoying the open area that spills into the lobby. The fireplace keeps the room nice and cozy, which is perfect for tucking into a place of shrimp and grits.
819 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

7. RivaBella

9201 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
The Tuscan accents at this West Hollywood Italian restaurant has one of the most impressive patios in the city. With plush seating, polished cuisine by chef Gino Angelini, and a large brick fireplace, it's an easy choice fore fireside dining in this part of town.
9201 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

8. Yellowhouse Cafe

234 S Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
This Koreatown classic is a fantastic place to find an urban retreat, with plenty of Christmas lights and plants to make one forget about the bustle of the city. And tuck into the various Korean juices, coffees, teas and desserts while warming up with the outdoor firepits.
234 S Oxford Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004

9. Cafe Del Rey

4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
This seaside restaurant has been a Marina Del Rey classic for years, featuring elegant Mediterranean cuisine with a hard-to-beat view of the water. Cozy up with new chef Chuck Abair's seasonal dishes, like sea scallops with parsnips or pink peppercorn pappardelle .
4451 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

10. One Pico

1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
This longtime restaurant at Shutters on the Beach has simple American comfort food and some respectable desserts. The place gets an extra dose of comfy with the large mantel fireplace.
1 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

11. AOC

8700 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048
The enduring small plates restaurant from Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne has grown up a bit at this new location, the former Orso/Il Covo building down Third Street. The patio is easily one of the best places to enjoy a meal in town, with a small credit going to the fireplace.
8700 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

12. Alibi Room

12236 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
This Westside bar straddles the line between neighborhood joint and destination, mostly because of the Kogi offerings from the kitchen (sans line at the truck). Wash it down with the stiff drinks and enjoy the warmth of the large fireplace inside.
12236 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

13. Le Ka

800 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
This Financial District restaurant tends to cater to local office workers and those getting out for happy hour, but that doesn't mean the sleek outdoor patio isn't a great place to find an urban sanctuary. Pair it with the French-New American bites like duck and parsnip puree.
800 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

14. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077
Wolfgang Puck's crown jewel in the Hollywood Hills is still a place to see and be seen, especially with the recent redesign that makes the place feel even grander. Nab a table by the fireplace to warm up on chilly nights.
701 Stone Canyon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077

15. Wood & Vine

6280 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
This Hollywood eatery has a respectable lineup of fare and drinks, but the outdoor patio feels like a nice retreat from the craziness of Hollywood Blvd, with a blazing firepit as the centerpiece.
6280 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

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16. Lucques

8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Suzanne Goin's original restaurant still goes strong on Melrose, with a nice brick fireplace as a warming element that makes the charming hideaway all the more comfortable. Together with Goin's simple, elegant cooking, it's a tough recipe to beat this time of year.
8474 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069

17. Napa Valley Grille

1100 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
This Westwood eatery has a nice fireplace that goes perfectly with an apple sangria and a plate of lamb ragu, which is served with housemade pappardelle. The ideal low-key dining spot on the Westside.
1100 Glendon Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

18. Short Order

6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
This polished hamburger spot next to the Grove/Farmer's Market is a swell place to relax with friends on weekdays. Pair with the fantastic cocktails and warm up with the glass firepit upstairs.
6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036

19. Lazy Dog Restaurant

3525 W. Carson St. #162, Torrance, CA 90503
Each Lazy Dog restaurant has a fireplace in house, making it a great cold weather spot during this time of year. Order up a special Golden Road house beer and pile up the comfort dishes.
3525 W. Carson St. #162
Torrance, CA 90503

20. Zengo

395 Santa Monica Pl, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Richard Sandoval's Latin-Asian restaurant at the Santa Monica dining deck tries its best to stand out amid all the various concepts nearby, but the firepit is a nice place to cozy up during the holidays.
395 Santa Monica Pl
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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