Coziest Spot for Winter

Relax by the flames at the Lambs Club, an elegant art-deco steak house
By Alizah Salario

Where to find delicious meals and beverages at any hour of the day

234 West Fourth St.
You'll wish you could hibernate at Fairfax all winter long. Housed in the former Perla space and revamped by restaurateur Gabriel Stulman, Fairfax boasts plush sofas, elegant tables and quaint display cases, making it a perfect spot to warm up with coffee by day or vino by night. Nibble on small plates like the steak tartare, and nestle in at this relaxed space that easily transitions from café to wine bar.

Rose Bar
2 Lexington Ave. in the Gramercy Park Hotel
Cozy meets chic at this hip bar known for its intimate music showcases and world-class DJs. Pose by the hand-carved limestone fireplace with a (pricey) drink in hand, or sit at the walnut bar among the Douglas fir columns while waiting to see or be seen. Come in from the cold and enjoy the sensual ambiance — at least until 9 p.m., after when the bar is by invitation only.

Lambs Club
132 West 44th St.
Let's cut to the chase. The Lambs Club's main dining room boast a massive 18th-century fireplace. If you're flying solo at this elegant art-deco steak house, grab a cocktail and relax by the flames, or get snug with a special someone and enjoy warming fare like the Colorado lamb, or steaks dressed with maitake mushroom and béarnaise gastrique. On Christmas day, guests can indulge in brunch and a decadent hot chocolate bar with homemade toppings. Cozy, indeed.