Fireside dining on Long Island

Lula Trattoria's had a fireplace mid-restaurant. (Dec. 22,

(Credit: Johnny Simon)

A roaring fire is the cold-weather equivalent of an ocean view: Looking at it while you dine instantly improves the quality of your meal. The following restaurants offer fireside dining and soul-warming menus to match. -- Peter M. Gianotti

  • Critic rating 2

    Barney's $$$ | New American 315 Buckram Rd. Locust Valley Charming country restaurant with spirited new American cooking. ...

  • Critic rating 2
    The enclosed patio at The Bellport restaurant, located

    The Bellport $$$ | New American 159 S. Country Rd. Bellport The Bellport is your ideal country restaurant. It's bucolic, lively, attractive, full of delectable flavors. ...

  • Critic rating 3
    Blackstone Steakhouse in Melville

    Blackstone Steakhouse $$$$ | Steak, American, Seafood, Japanese, Sushi 10 Pinelawn Rd. Melville Beef and seafood are the mainstays of the edibles delivered at this Melville steakhouse where ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Customers dine by the fireplace at the Old

    Old Fields American, Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches, Steak 81 Broadway Greenlawn We like this place, which has been around since 1956. You'll find an affordable family-friendly ...

  • User rating 3
    Robert's in Water Mill. (June 28, 2013)

    Robert's $$$$ | Italian 755 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill Casual restaurant serving upscale Italian food using locally-sourced ingredients. ...

  • User rating 3
    Wood-fired double-cut pork chop at Thyme in Roslyn.

    Thyme $$$ | New American 8 Tower Place Roslyn Updated and upscaled, the pond-side restaurant is a pretty place, improving as steadily as the ...

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