Stay warm during the winter months at these three cozy eateries

As temperatures continue to drop, it can be tempting to stay indoors and order Postmates yet again instead of venturing out for a nice meal. Thankfully, there are plenty of Wine Country restaurants equipped with fireplaces to keep you warm during the winter months. From Farmhouse Inn to Harvest Table St. Helena, these restaurants offer fireplaces guaranteed to create a romantic (and cozy) atmosphere for your next meal. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, such as an anniversary or promotion, or looking for a place to bring out-of-town guests to when they visit for the holidays, the following restaurants all fit the bill.


Farmhouse Inn

Located in Forestville, Farmhouse Inn Restaurant is a Michelin-starred eatery with a roaring fireplace. Equal parts upscale yet cozy, the restaurant is helmed by executive chef Steve Litke. An early advocate of the Slow Foods movement, Litke incorporates fresh local produce into every tasting menu he prepares. Sample menu options include chilled corn-lemongrass soup, grilled octopus, roasted vegetables, wild king salmon, chocolate soufflé, and stone fruit tarts. The tasting menu can be paired with fine wines sourced from Sonoma and Napa for an additional fee.


Stark’s Steak & Seafood

If you’re in the mood for a classic steakhouse, look no further than Stark’s Steakhouse & Seafood in Santa Rosa. Showing off retro-style interiors (think dark woods, leather seats, brick walls, and a brick fireplace), this steakhouse serves up dry-aged cuts, American Kobe, and sustainable seafood served à la carte. Guests can also choose from a list of local and international wines, cocktails, and whiskies. 


Harvest Table St. Helena

Surrounded by lush vegetation and overseen by Michelin-starred chef Charlie Palmer, Harvest Table St. Helena offers an upscale and chic dining experience. This wine country restaurant features a 12-seat U-seated table, an oversized fireplace, and outdoor dining areas. Diners can sample menu items such as oysters, pasta, burgers, halibut, and risotto. 


While dining in a restaurant with a fireplace is an enjoyable winter experience, it’s equally fun to go back home and crank up your own fire afterwards. If you’re looking for a home in Sonoma or Napa Valley, contact Ginger Martin today. As an expert in Napa Valley real estate, Ginger can answer any of your questions about a particular property and guide you through the home-buying process should you decide to make an offer.