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 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 right at home the moment you walk in. Served daily at 12 P.M., 2:30 P.M. and 5 P.M., the popular Afternoon Tea menu includes an optional glass of Champagne and a tower of traditional high tea requisites. Enjoy savory finger sandwiches, pastries, and scones as a harpist fills the room with classic melodies during the 2:30 and 5:30 P.M. seating’s. 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 for being one of Los Angeles’ most romantic restaurants, Il Cielo’s candlelit tables and fireplaces warm those dining inside. Meanwhile, guests dining under the stars on the restaurant’s patio are kept toasty in the heated structure. If it’s someone’s heart you’re hoping to warm, the restaurant offers several romantic packages, which can be added on to any dining reservation. To complete your dining experience, Il Cielo’s special offers range from rose petals and a tapered candle to the heart-shaped flourless chocolate cake with a special message of your choice written across the plate in chocolate script and a half bottle of Piper Heidsieck Champagne.
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 an exceptional level of service, it’s no surprise the restaurant is frequented by celebrities, locals and travelers. The restaurant has an intimate, outdoor dining room featuring two large fireplaces. No matter where you are seated, 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.
For the best patio dining, visit The Peninsula Beverly Hills' signature restaurant, The Belvedere. A defining feature of the space, The Terrace is an al fresco dining destination in the heart of Beverly Hills. The beautifully landscaped restaurant is surrounded by large trees, French limestone fountains and a flickering fireplace that adds the perfect warm glow to its expansive environment. These details create a romantic setting for you and your dining companion to enjoy with the recently reimagined menu under the direction of executive chef David Codney. Whether it’s a casual drop-in visit or a cozy dinner under the stars, visit The Belvedere soon for an experience to remember.
Urth Caffé provides the perfect pick-me-up, carrying its own brand of premium, fresh roasted whole bean organic coffee, and hand selected fine teas sold under strict quality and ethical standards. The café also offers a selection of healthy entrées, soups, salads and sandwiches. Experience Urth Caffé’s cozy homelike atmosphere and enjoy a certified organic, 100% chemical free meal by the warm fireplace inside.
Avec Nous at Viceroy L'Ermitage
This classic French bistro is one of the most revered spaces in the culinary world — a timeless, elegant retreat that celebrates delicious cuisine and offers a laid-back, yet upscale ambience. Dine, drink and celebrate by the warm fireplace at Avec Nous inside the Viceroy L’Ermitage. Enjoy the serene setting, St. Tropez vibe and an exquisite French menu. This is a place for lingering over long meals and for sharing good food with good friends.
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Updated February 20, 2020