Fireside dining on Long Island

Lula Trattoria's had a fireplace mid-restaurant. (Dec. 22,

(Credit: Johnny Simon)

A roaring fire is the cold-weather equivalent of an ocean view: Looking at it while you dine instantly improves the quality of your meal. The following restaurants offer fireside dining and soul-warming menus to match. -- Peter M. Gianotti

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    You can cozy up to the fireplace during

    Barney's $$$ | New American 315 Buckram Rd. Locust Valley Charming country restaurant with spirited new American cooking. ...

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    The enclosed patio at The Bellport restaurant, located

    The Bellport $$$ | New American 159 S. Country Rd. Bellport The Bellport is your ideal country restaurant. It's bucolic, lively, attractive, full of delectable flavors. ...

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    Inside Blackstone Steakhouse in Melville.

    Blackstone Steakhouse $$$$ | Steak, American, Seafood, Japanese, Sushi 10 Pinelawn Rd. Melville Beef and seafood are the mainstays of the edibles delivered at this Melville steakhouse where ...

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    Customers dine by the fireplace at the Old

    Old Fields $$$ | American, Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches, Steak 81 Broadway Greenlawn We like this place, which has been around since 1956. You'll find an affordable family-friendly ...

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    Wood-fired double-cut pork chop at Thyme in Roslyn.

    Thyme $$$ | New American 8 Tower Place Roslyn Updated and upscaled, the pond-side restaurant is a pretty place, improving as steadily as the ...