Once the temperatures drop to freezing cold here in New York, it’s sometimes hard to convince friends (and yourself!) to leave the apartment. However, there are so many spots around the city that are ideal for a cozy meal or drink, that its worth the snowy trek!
Freeman’s: Tucked in on Freeman’s Alley in the Lower East Side, this gorgeous restaurant feels like you’re stepping into a chic cabin in the woods. From the taxidermy, to leather seats and wood paneling, they also serve strong cocktails and comforting Southern dishes.
Margaux at The Marlton Hotel: If you’re looking to escape the cold with a cocktail in hand, head to this Greenwich Village hotel. An array of velvet and leather furniture are all tucked around a roaring fireplace, so it’s a relaxed spot to catch up with friends.
The Waverly Inn: One of my goals this year was to check off more classic NYC spots off my list and I finally made it Waverly Inn for brunch during the holidays. Whether you’re just grabbing a drink by the fireplace bar or dining in the back heated garden, this is the perfect place to bring parents or a romantic date night.
Anfora: This cozy wine bar is a favorite spot for first dates thanks to its great cheese board selection and cozy seating. The ideal spot to escape the cold and if you decide to go to another bar or restaurant after, you’re in close walking distance to a ton of other local favorites.
Sel Rrose: One of the best parts of Sel Rrose is that its right next to the J Train aka, you don’t need to walk far. It’s one of my favorite spots to cozy up and snack on truffle fries, oysters and Instagram worthy cocktails.
Aria Wine Bar: Aria has been my go-to since I moved to NYC. From the quaint space, delicious dishes and indulgent pasta, this is my favorite spot to warm up at in the West Village. They also have a location in Midtown that is larger and perfect to go to before or after a Broadway show.
The Bar Room at The Beekman Hotel: This hotel bar has become our favorite neighborhood spot because of the incredible décor and perfectly crafted cocktails. It’s a must spot for impressing out of town guests, or a fun celebration with friends.
Tiny’s: This little pink building in Tribeca is snug and cozy inside, serving healthy dishes and amazing cocktails by a cozy fireplace.
Marlow & Sons: If you find yourself in Williamsburg and want to spend the afternoon eating and drinking, this is your place. Snug seating, savory meals and craft cocktails, this is ideal spot for a relaxing day.
Roman and Williams Guild: After a long day of shopping in Soho, head to this impeccably decorated spot for a coffee and pastry. Attached to their home store filled with unique design pieces, their large café features blue velvet booths, a flower shop and marble tables. An Instagram worthy spot to warm up in.
The Smile: When walking down the cobblestone Bond Street, make sure not to miss this favorite spot that serves farm fresh meals inside a cozy, candlelight space.