Top Spots for Cozy Meals in Wintry Weather

It's only November, but for many in the Boston area, the season's first nor'easter brought significant snow and cold weather. Now that the storm has passed, you may be looking for a warm meal in a cozy restaurant with a fireplace. Hounds have several suggestions for places in and out of the city that embody the charm of winter in New England.

"When I think cozy wintery nook I picture Bondir in Cambridge," viperlush says of the intimate restaurant. hckybg agrees: "The food is excellent and varies with the season, so I expect the menus are increasingly filled with sage and butter these days. And even if the fireplace isn't lit, it is always full of candles and they are very happy for you to sit in the fireplace 'nook' and enjoy a glass of wine or beer."

hiddenboston thinks that Townsends in Hyde Park is also a good choice. "It's a slightly upscale Irish restaurant/bar with a fireplace, lots of nooks and crannies, and one of the friendliest bartenders you will find." Meanwhile, nightsky suggests The Fireplace in Brookline, and South End Buttery for a "great nook-like space with a fireplace downstairs."

Outside the city, Duster17 likes the "cozy and historic" Stone's Public House in Ashland; and while Swankalicious admits that it's not the world's best food, she thinks that the Wayside Inn in Sudbury is "very classically New England."

For more suggestions, see the full thread below, and check out the Northern New England and Southern New England boards for ideas about day trips and weekend getaways.

Bondir [Kendall Square]
279 Broadway, Cambridge
617-661-0009

Townsends [Hyde Park]
81 Fairmount Avenue, Hyde Park
617-333-0306

The Fireplace [Brookline]
1634 Beacon Street, Brookline
617-975-1900

South End Buttery [South End]
314 Shawmut Avenue, Boston
617-482-0711

Stone's Public House [MetroWest]
179 Main Street, Ashland
508-881-1778

Longfellow's Wayside Inn [MetroWest]
72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury
978-443-1776

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