Slip Away From The Cold With These 7 New York City Hot Spots

It takes a lot to keep New Yorkers cooped up in their apartments when the city looks so beautiful during wintertime. But there is only so much cold a person can handle before wanting to escape and cozy up next to a fireplace. We rounded up 7 bars/restaurants conveniently located near the finest that NYC’s winter has to offer.

The Plaza’s Palm Court

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Skating in Central Park or enjoying a horse drawn carriage ride? Head straight into The Plaza’s Palm Court for hot toddies to warm you right up. If it’s too early for cocktails (is there such a thing?) enjoy an elegant afternoon tea while pretending you are somewhere warm while surrounded by huge adorning palm trees. Bonus: head upstairs to The Rose Club and duck behind the red velvet curtains to sip on champagne and winter warmers.


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The Flatiron District is a staple when it comes to shopping and a great place to grab a photo.  Once your body has had enough weather it can stand, head into Italienne and warm up with the Cassoulet for Two – their hearty, cold-weather French classic made with house made duck confit, pork sausage, braised bacon & tarbais beans. This dish pairs perfectly with a nice bottle of red wine!

Center Bar

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Want to check out the action of Central Park without actually going outside? Center Bar offers just that. Indulge in warming cocktails and bites while overlooking Columbus Circle. Enjoy piano music, a glass of wine or cocktail, and dishes like the ever-classic Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup.

Library Bar

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If you find yourself strolling the streets uptown then you must stop inside The Library Bar at the Hudson Hotel. Warm English leather sofas and wing chairs await as you sit in front of a roaring fireplace. This is the perfect cozy hangout for relaxing, shooting billiards, or reading a book from its  extensive Assouline Book Collection. 

The bar menu features classic cocktails and modern interpretations including winter warmers such as The Library, with Woodford Reserve, Nocello Walnut Liqueur, and Angostura Bitters.

Circa Brewing Co.

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If your cabin fever reaches an all time high and you find yourself wandering through Brooklyn, nothing will keep you warm quite like wood-fired pizza & beer from Circa Brewing Co. 

Great Northern Food Hall

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Located right in Grand Central Station you will find the Great Northern Food Hall ready to warm you up before wherever your journey is taking you. The hearty porridge is one dish you cannot pass up and lucky for us it comes in a few options: Chicken & Cabbage with chicken, crispy chicken skin, chicken stock, havgus cheese and chervil, Beef & Root Vegetables with beef, onions, celeriac, turnip, carrot, veal stock and havgus cheese, among others.


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Whether you’re heading to a game at Madison Square Garden or getting on a train from Penn Station, L’Amico is the perfect spot right outside the chaos to grab a bite to eat. Warm up with chef Laurent Tourondel’s signature pizzas, made fresh in copper-clad wood burning ovens exposed through the restaurant’s open kitchen.