Fireside Dining and Drinking

Dine next to a fireplace at a cozy restaurant, or warm up at a fireside bar: Top Baltimore winter hot spots.

Updated: October 01, 2003

Top Fireplaces

Hull Street Blues Cafe

1222 Hull St, Baltimore, MD 21230

Make reservations early for a table in front of the Commodore Room's hand-built fireplace. This room's intimate rectangular dimensions mean no table is left out in the cold.

Brass Elephant

924 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Mid 19th-century splendor and romance are represented by the ornamental de Forest hand-carved, white marble fireplaces.

Red Maple - Baltimore

930 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Retro sofas before the two gas fireplaces may seat anywhere from 12 to 15, but reservations are strongly encouraged even on weekday nights.

Ze Mean Bean Cafe

1739 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Have your coffee by the fire--which is lit late November or early December--but beware: Tables are strictly first-come, first-served.

Horse You Came In On

1626 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Come early 'cause bar stools are in short supply, and it's standing room only near the gas fireplace.

Ambassador Dining Room

3811 Canterbury Rd, Baltimore, MD 21218

Two grand gas fireplaces at either end of the glassed-in terrace keep things warm when the temp drops below 60. Reservations for such prime dining real estate are a must, but chances increase dramatically after 9pm.