Cozy NYC Restaurants Perfect for Winter

It’s hard not to daydream about outdoor dining and rooftops once the chill sets in. But mix yummy food with a snug atmosphere and suddenly the cold weather is less of a foe. Five of the coziest NYC restaurants are sure to warm up foodies all winter long.

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Freemans, Manhattan

Around since the summer of 2004, Freemans is tucked away in an alley off the Bowery. Entering, one might feel like they escaped the bustling city all together. There are several warm rooms embodying a rustic feel with wooden accents and taxidermy. Finding comfort in food isn’t difficult either with options like grilled cheddar toasts, hot artichoke dip and house-made carbonara tagliatelle. Phone: 212-420-0012 | Address: Freeman Alley, Lower East Side Click to go

Supper, Manhattan

When opting for a candlelight dinner, Supper is a perfect spot. Inside the dimly lit restaurant with wooden floors, pasta is the big deal. There are several unique ones to choose from including spaghetti pomodoro e basilico and green kale gnocchi aglio dorato. Phone: 212-477-7600 | Address: 156 E 2nd St. Click to go

Shelter Pizza, Brooklyn

A fireplace, couches, brick walls and an antler chandelier make this Williamsburg spot feel almost like a ski lodge. Indulge in Italian favorites like burrata and homemade lasagna along with several pizza options. You can’t go wrong with the quattro formaggi loaded with mozzarella, parmesan, smoked mozzarella and gorgonzola. Even better? Shelter Pizza also has empanadas on the menu for $6 each. Phone: 718-388-8338 | Address: 80 N 7th St. Click to go

Milk and Roses, Brooklyn

Cozy is taken to another level at Milk and Roses. Kick back in one of four seating areas that look more like a library than a restaurant with bookshelves filled with novels. Enjoy American cuisine with “ethically and humanely sourced” products. Think a rack of lamb with a side order of garlic mashed potatoes or seared Long Island duck breast. Keep in mind, this place is cash only. Phone: 718-389-0160 | Address: 1110 Manhattan Ave Click to go

Felice 83, Manhattan

Romantics will love this Upper East Side spot with its comfy tables designed for two. Say goodbye to the cold with an extensive wine list (there are more than 100 bottles) and Italian dishes like housemade spinach and ricotta ravioli and a panino caprese made with fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes and basil olive oil. Phone: 212-249-4080 | Address: 1593 1st Avenue Click to go

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