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December 9, 2008

Even more restaurants with fireplaces



Actually I haven't personally come up with more restaurants with fireplaces, but I want to make a separate entry with the other suggestions we got today because so many people want restaurants with fireplaces this time of  year.

For instance, I would never have left the Brass Elephant in Mount Vernon (pictured) off my list, but I didn't realize the fireplaces actually ever had fires in them. 

Here are some other suggestions: ...

* An Poitin Stil in Timonium. I have to remember that Irish pubs often have great fireplaces.

* Scotto's in Bel Air

* Ryan's Daughter in Belvedere Square

* The upstairs bar at the Waterfront Hotel in Fells Point

* The Dizz in Remington

* Bertha's in Fells Point

* John Stevens Ltd. in Fells Point

* Brewers Art in Mount Vernon (again, I didn't realize these were working fireplaces)

* Antrim 1844 in Taneytown

* Pizza Huts, area locations (Thanks, Donny B!)

* Serafino's in Ellicott City

* Hull Street Blues in Locust Point

(Algerina Perna/Sun photographer)




Posted by Elizabeth Large at 7:52 PM | | Comments (10)


I haven't been in a few years, but the Wharf Rat in Fell's Point always had a roaring fire in the winter months

Valley Inn
10501 Falls Rd
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093

Upscale American

I also recall Harryman House having a fireplace for cold country dwellers. I went last week and the new menu is a HUGE improvement. Had a very nice dinner in the bar.

I don't mean to be all JM on you, but I believe its...

An Poitin Stil.

And I love that place!

Thanks. You're right. I'll correct it. When I wrote it I thought, that doesn't look right, I better check it and then...EL

On the low-end scale, Panera Bread has fireplaces. So if you can't find a Pizza Hut to warm up in, there is always a Panera Bread around.

Christine - you've got to be kidding me. The menu is half the size and twice as expensive. The wine list is ridiculous and I've not yet seen a fireplace actually "lit". The service was shoddy the last 2 times I've been there and I actually saw a mouse run across the room where I was growing cobwebs waiting for the server to arrive with my check. Obviously, your experience was much different than mine.

Dog Pub/Pub Dog/Thirsty Dog has a fireplace in the back on the first floor...that real estate is the best on cold nights. They also have a fireplace on the top level where the games are.

While not really a restaurant I feel like the Scotch bar, Birds of a Feather, in Fells Point deserves a nod.

I was at Scottos the other day, I didn't see a fireplace. Am I missing something?

My old roommate down here (another Baltimore expat) and I will be meeting at An Poitin Stil over the holidays. We did that last year. Its kinda odd meeting someone you know from one place in another place totally different.

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