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Cozy fireplaces for cold days
CATEGORY: Food/Drink
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa Map It
111 N. Post Oak Ln.
713-680-2626
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No one in town has a fireplace quite like the great one in the lobby at The Houstonian. Savor a meal at Olivette (which has its own hearth room, by the by) and camp out in front of this stunner for a complete evening.

Rainbow Lodge Map It
2011 Ella Blvd.
713-861-8666
Places-Food-Rainbow Lodge restaurant interior

Obviously, any place with 'lodge' in the name would make the list, but the refined game and rustic charm at Rainbow catapults it to the top. And when the fireplaces are roaring — look out.

Backstreet Café Map It
1103 S. Shepherd Dr.
713-521-2239
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Generally the patio here gets all the ink, but the upstairs section, with its twin hearths, is as lovely as winter dining gets.

Sonoma Map It
2720 Richmond Ave.
713-526-9463

Nab a table in front of the fireplace and wile away the evening with good wine and good company.

La Griglia Map It
2002 W. Gray St.
713-526-4700
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The mosiac makes this woodburning oven as festive as it is functional (mmm, pizza) and the lively crowd and Italian favorites make this a fun spot any time of year.

Ouisie's Table Map It
3939 San Felipe Dr.
713-528-2264
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What's comfort food without an appropriately comfy atmosphere? Ouisie's has not one, but two fireplaces along with some of the best chicken fried steak in town.

Red Lion Pub Map It
2316 S. Shephard Dr.
713-782-3030
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Many prefer the outdoor heating lamps, but the tiny side room at Red Lion has a fireplace as well as a flatscreen with rotating images of bonny England — the cold is so much more bearable when it's beautiful, innit?

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