1.22.2008

Looking For A Flame Fix

I miss the fireplace in my old living room so much it hurts. Particularly in my toes, which get really cold when the lame forced air heat in my place shuts off. So I have to look elsewhere for my flame fix.

By far my favorite fireplace in the city is the one in the Tabard Inn's sitting room. When it comes to old school romance, you can't beat 1789's main dining room, with a crackling fire (pictured above). Sonoma's upstairs lounge is another favorite of mine.

The most stylish fireplace in town has to be Oya's. The long line of fire, inset in a giant white marble wall, may be more for show than actual warmth, but you still get a cozy vibe seated near it.

Where are your favorite restaurant fireplaces?

(1789 photo by Ron Blunt.)

10 comments:

MeMc said...

I like Polly's because they have such a nice mix of wood. It smells lovely.

I'm also a fan of Al Tiramisu's.
Is Equinox also getting one?

I wish I had one at home, too.

Anonymous said...

Lobby Lounge at Ritz-Carlton Georgetown . It soo cozy and comforting.

chiclet said...

La Chaumiere in Georgetown!

Anonymous said...

Old school - Old Angler's Inn in Great Falls, MD

kissmygritz said...

My boyfriend and I went to Tabard for hot buttered rums by the fireplace on Monday night. Had the service been a little friendlier we would probably make it a regular spot. Perhaps we'll try the Ritz in Georgetown next time.
Love the blog!

Amanda said...

Equinox is getting one! It's scheduled to be ready by the first week in February.

monkeyrotica said...

Downstairs at Brickskeller used to light their fire in the window, but that was back when they actually had your first choice of beer. Now you're lucky if they have your fifth choice.

Amanda said...

Hey now, I worked at the Brickskeller for a short stint in 2000. Can you imagine what a bitch it is for the servers, looking up the skus for all those beers only to have to go back to the table 5 times when they are out? Ah, fond memories.

Anonymous said...

Let's get one thing straight--a real fireplace burns wood, not gas. Real charm, warmth, and atmosphere comes from fireplaces like the ones at the Ritz, Tabard Inn, 18th St. Lounge, etc.

Cory said...

Marvelous Fireplace!
I Buy Fire Place Parts