Now that we’re nestled in the heart of the autumn season and winter is on its way, cozy accommodations are downright heavenly. Fireplaces and open hearths in restaurants are especially welcoming this time of year. With a cozy atmosphere, one-of-a-kind charm and delicious cuisine, we think you’ll fall in love with these 11 restaurants in Ohio with fireside dining options.
1. L’Albatros (Cleveland)
With upscale French cuisine and fireside dining, this romantic restaurant is a hidden gem you simply have to try. L'Albatros is a local favorite and an unexpected surprise for visitors. It is located at 11401 Bellflower Rd.,
Cleveland, OH 44106.
2. White Oaks Restaurant (Westlake)
White Oaks Restaurant in Westlake, Ohio is a peaceful retreat away from it all—and it’s so much more than a restaurant. With floor to ceiling windows, six cozy fireplaces and a romantic ambience, this beautiful restaurant is perfect for a date night out or an unwinding weekend meal with family and friends. It is located at 777 Cahoon Rd., Westlake, OH 44145.
3. Miller's Ale House (Columbus)
For the best burger you've ever had, mouthwatering appetizers, exceptional beer and a cozy atmosphere, be sure to check out Miller's Ale House. It is located at 1201 Olentangy River Rd.,
Columbus, OH 43212.
4. Spread Eagle Tavern & Inn (Hanoverton)
This historic inn was originally built in 1837 in the Federalist style by masons of the canal boom. Throughout the years, it has been frequented by a handful of U.S. presidents. Today, it's a cozy gathering place for locals and visitors passing through. The Spread Eagle Tavern and Inn is located at 10150 Historic Plymouth St., Hanoverton, OH 44423.
5. Metropole (Cincinnati)
With "a contemporary take on old world fireplace cooking techniques," this restaurant cooks many of its menu items on a custom-made fireplace. Paired with craft beer and cocktails, a meal here is simply divine. Metropole is located at 609 Walnut St.,
Cincinnati, OH 45202.
6. The Golden Lamb (Lebanon)
Ohio’s oldest continuously operated hotel was established in 1803 and holds a unique dining experience, complete with antique furnishings, a cozy fireplace in the lobby, themed dining rooms and historic rooms upstairs where famous individuals such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and several U.S. Presidents have stayed. There are several dining rooms to choose from, including private dining room options (pictured). The Golden Lamb is located at 27 S Broadway St., Lebanon, OH 45036.
7. Streetside 62 (Washington Courthouse)
This farm-to-table bistro features exceptional meals made with local produce in a casual atmosphere. Weather permitting, you can even enjoy a drink beside their outdoor fireplace. Streetside 62 is located at 2007 Columbus Ave.,
Washington Court House, OH 43160.
8. Malabar Farm Restaurant (Lucas)
Nestled in the hills of Pleasant Valley in Lucas, Ohio is a picture perfect farm with an unbelievably nice restaurant. The Malabar Farm Restaurant is housed in a restored 1820s stagecoach inn. In spite of its upscale French and home-cooked cuisine, the restaurant has a cozy atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. Pugh Cabin (pictured) is another dining option on site, complete with a fireplace in the colder months. Malabar Farm Restaurant is located at 3645 Pleasant Valley Road, Lucas, OH 44843.
9. Mancy’s Steak House (Toledo)
With a gorgeous, vintage 1920s decor, limited fireside seating and 364 reviews on Trip Advisor, this upscale chophouse earned the #1 spot out of 575 restaurants in Toledo. It is located at 953 Phillips Ave., Toledo, OH 43612.
10. The Top (Columbus)
Complete with drinks, live piano music, a cozy fireplace and a club atmosphere, this steakhouse is truly "your house of steaks" and perfect for a special date night. The Top is located at 2891 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43209.
11. Southside (Cleveland)
With a two-sided fireplace that's connected to the inside and outside patio, exceptional brunch options and a full bar, there's so much to love about this one-of-a-kind restaurant. When you're in the Cleveland area, it's a must-try. The South Side is located at 2207 W 11th St., Cleveland, OH 44113.
Have you ever been to any of these restaurants before? What other fireside dining restaurants are there in Ohio? Share your experiences with us!