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The 8 Coziest Restaurants and Bars in Dallas–Fort Worth

By Steven Lindsey  |  November 30, 2015

Baby, it's cold outside. (Finally!) So it's time to take advantage of the scant couple of months we have to enjoy curling up by a fire with a hot toddy or snuggling into a booth for an intimate dinner. Here are eight of the coziest spots in Dallas–Fort Worth.

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  • Library Bar
    Located inside the historic Warwick Melrose Hotel, this piano bar in Oak Lawn has an old-school vibe that's utterly cool. Sink into one of the overstuffed leather chairs with a glass of scotch while listening to a little live lounge music and it'll be last call before you know it.

    3015 Oak Lawn Ave.; 214-224-3152

  • Henry's Majestic
    There might not be chestnuts roasting, but this tavern near Knox Street has two fireplaces. Outside, you can enjoy the coziness of the fireplace on the patio just off the main bar. The interior fireplace (pictured above) divides the bar area from the main dining room and there are multiple seating choices close enough to hear the crackle.

    4900 McKinney Ave.; 469-893-9400

  • Credit: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

    The Mansion Bar
    At the famed Rosewood Mansion Hotel on Turtle Creek, there are also two fireside options. Inside the intimate bar is a roaring fire that beckons patrons to its glow for a single-malt or hot toddy. But as long as it's not raining, the outdoor fireplace (pictured above) is a wonderfully romantic setting. They'll even bring you a blanket for extra warmth.

    2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.; 214-559-2100

  • Fireside Pies
    The coziness is indicated right in the name of this local pizza chain. While the cooks are keeping warm by the pizza oven, you'll want to snag a table near one of the fireplaces. 

    Multiple locations

  • Credit: Bowen House

    Bowen House
    Located in the historic Ahab Bowen home, this Uptown cocktail den features several intimate seating areas for sipping craft cocktails and nibbling on savory bites near the flickering fire.

    2614 Boll St.; 214-484-1385

  • III Forks
    Normally you wouldn’t think of mega-steakhouses as cozy, but with multiple areas featuring dazzling fireplaces and hidden dining nooks with comfy booths, this one is perfect for a romantic night out or an intimate gathering of BFFs.

    17776 Dallas Pkwy.; 972-267-1776

  • The Cedars Social
    This South Side cocktail den is an ideal spot to cozy up with an expertly crafted cocktail and a few friends (or a date for two). With an outdoor fire pit on the patio with Downtown views and and indoor fire feature (pictured above), there are multiple options for  warming up by the fire. The small library off the main dining area is also a great place for an intimate gathering.

    1326 S. Lamar St.; 214-928-7700

  • The Quarter Bar
    This Uptown bar next door to Bread Winners Cafe has lots of nooks and crannies, both upstairs and down, plus an authentic New Orleans vibe, making it an amazing destination for a romantic rendezvous.

    3301 McKinney Ave.; 214-754-0106