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By Scott Roberto / September 29, 12:00 AM
High 5: Fireside Dining

As fall temperatures set in, head indoors to the cozy confines of these restaurants for warmth, fine cuisine and romantic ambiance


Post 390 (406 Stuart St., 617-399-0015, post390restaurant.com): The first floor tavern of this multi-level eatery features an enticing four-sided fireplace, around which diners gather to enjoy modern yet casual seasonal fare from former Four Seasons chef Eric Brennan, as well as a menu of select wines, specialty cocktails and local craft beer.

The Fireplace (1634 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-975-1900, fireplacerest.com): Brookline’s go-to special
occasion restaurant recently announced it will close at the end of the year after 13 years in business to make way for a local outpost for New Haven, Connecticut’s iconic Pepe’s Pizzeria. In the meantime, you can still enjoy the eatery’s seasonal New England fare and welcoming atmosphere for the next three months. 

Stephanie’s On Newbury (190 Newbury St., 617-236-0990, stephaniesonnewbury.com): A warming entryway fireplace complements the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food at this Back Bay favorite. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a warming drink on a cold night while waiting for your table.

The Hungry I
(71½ Charles St., 617-227-3524, hungryiboston.com, pictured): If one fireplace is good, then three must be better. Enjoy fine French cuisine fireside in the rustic main dining area tucked away in a Beacon Hill basement, or relax in the more formal upstairs room featuring a pair of roaring fireplaces.

Park Restaurant & Bar (59 JFK St., Cambridge, 617-491-9851, parkcambridge.com): Dine on New American cuisine at this comfy Harvard Square spot styled like a retro living room. The subterranean space consists of separate rooms, all with a distinct flavor, including the intimate “classroom” boasting chalkboard walls and a glowing fireplace.

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