If you are looking to spend some luxurious time with someone special or your special family having fun together, we have curated the best top ten warm and cozy restaurants to accomplish your dream of having happy time and delicious food.
For Health & Safety Measures almost all of the listed restaurants implement below safety requirements.
- Masks required
- Staff wears gloves
- Staff wears masks
- Social distancing enforced
The Pit Authentic Barbecue
As they described themselves it is Pit-smoked free-range pork, Texas-style brisket & other BBQ staples in a smart-casual setting.
Located in North Carolina and known for its legendary barbecue joints. They continue to follow the tradition by serving authentic whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue at The Pit in downtown Raleigh’s warehouse district. A celebration of all of the great culinary offerings of the Old North State, The Pit has made a name for itself as the destination for the state’s signature cuisine.
The pigs for the barbecue are all raised in North Carolina using free-range farming practices. Going far beyond traditional barbecue offerings with some contemporary twists on Southern favorites, The Pit also serves beef brisket, baby back ribs, barbecue turkey, fried chicken, and barbecue tofu dish. The tradition of Southern hospitality mixes well with The Pit’s contemporary setting in a beautifully restored 1930s meatpacking warehouse.
All of the spirits at The Pit have been handpicked to enhance the smoked and sometimes spicy fare cooked off the pit, as well as with some of the more traditional entrees. With dinners that pair specific wines and beers with barbecue And a selection of fine bourbon whiskey meant to awaken even more smoky flavors from the pit.
Pit barbecue won a rib challenge on Food Network’s “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” and competed on “Chopped.” The Pit has been on The Travel Channel’s “Man v Food” and was included in a barbecue cook-off on NBC’s “The Today Show.” The restaurant also has been included in cooking segments on ABC’s “Good Morning, America” and “The Morning Show” on CBS, and has been featured in Bon Appetit, Southern Living, Men’s Health, GQ, Imbibe, Delta Sky and Food Network magazines.
- Curbside pickup·
Address: 328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Online Order : https://www.thepit-raleigh.com/online-ordering/
Phone: (919) 890-4500
Sunday In Brooklyn
Atera alum’s Americas one of the best warm and cozy restaurants with a marketplace, barroom & upstairs dining room & garden.
- Curbside pickup·
- No-contact delivery
Sunday in Brooklyn is a neighborhood restaurant near Domino Park that serves breakfast, brunch, and dinner 7 days a week.This is a three-story sun-drenched corner building offers a multitude of experiences for each season and time of day. In the warmer months, guests bask in the sidewalk cafe or the open-air kitchen which extends the outdoors throughout the ground floor. In the cooler months, wood-burning ovens in each dining space provide warmth and social gathering places.
In the morning or afternoon, you can grab a quick coffee, matcha, sandwich or pastry from the Take-Away Window or Belly up to the solid-plank walnut bar top for a glass of natural wine or an easy drinking seasonal cocktail. Cozy enough to Meet your family, friends, and first date for dinner to graze over fresh vegetables from forager and farmer friends, seafood from our local fishmonger, and responsibly sourced meat.
Address: 348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Phone: (347) 222-6722
In the warm and cozy restaurants list, this is Colonial era–inspired tavern serving seafood, sandwiches & craft cocktails at Krog Street Market. Facilities available are
Ticonderoga Club serves many clean options including Grass-Fed Beef, Local Lamb, Wild Caught Seafood and Local Organically Grown and Certified Organic produce. You can order the Cobb Salad…not your ordinary Cobb Salad. Every ingredient is savory and delish and just might be the best you’ve ever had. The service is truly outstanding! The interior has dark wood and dark lighting. Tables are intimately close together and the bar and dining area are quite lively. The menu is split between rotating/seasonal dishes and classic staples. Top half of each are more tapas style smaller plates while the bottom half are larger entrees. Everything they serve is beautifully plated and absolutely delicious. Sweetbreads are rich and crispy on the outside. The mushrooms are full of umami and perfectly sautéed. Goat cheese is whipped and creamy atop the toast with slightly tart apple and peppery arugula. Even the eggplant is a smaller variety then most people are used to and actually sweet. The staff here genuinely seem to love their job and even when it’s busy, still have time to chat with guests.
Here is what we sampled:
Ticonderoga cup (mixed drink)- not too fruity or sweet, overall something I’d order again.
Steak Tartare- it’s very spicy and served on radishes. We really enjoyed this savory dish.
Muscles- amazeballs! Perfectly garlicky, with lemon and wine undertones. It came with toasted garlic bread perfect for dipping plus an extra soggy slice at the bottom of the pile. It was heaven~
Smashed potatoes- these come out with plenty to share. Perfectly creamy and seasoned just right.
Roasted Mushrooms-grilled to perfection with the right blend of seasonings. We really liked these.
Corn- they serve the elote like they do in Mexico, with cheese, cream, and seasonings. I could not have enough of it!
Catch of the day: Snapper- served with yellow tomatoes and fresh veggies. It was a decent dish, it tasted fresh and healthy. We probably won’t get it again though.
Curry Soft-shell crab- I like how they lightly seasoned it and lightly battered it. However, the flavor was just not right for me.
Sweet and sour roasted pork-It came with eggplant and a sweet glaze. The pork itself wasn’t bad but the cold coleslaw on top just ruined it for me.
Side note: we might order the chuck wagon one day. It’s $80 steak and enough to feed at least a party of 8!
Located in: Krog Street Market
Address: 99 Krog St NE W, Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone: (404) 458-4534
This warm and Cozy, upscale stop with a chef’s tasting menu highlights Pacific Northwest & wood-fire cooking. Birdbox takeout during Covid-19 is absolutely fantastic. Just get it, you won’t regret it. Also, make sure to add the pie.
The fried chicken is amazing. It’s crispy, flavorful with great seasoning, and so tender. The cornbread is decadent, dense, and chewy. Such an interesting flavor and texture that balances the chicken and hot sauce perfectly. The chicken and cornbread held heat and didn’t even need to be reheated. The apple pie reheated in the oven was not only picture perfect but had a gooey sweet filling with a buttery flakey crust.
Super easy order process online and picked up in the restaurant. Checked in at the restaurant by order name and they had everything ready to go. They never fail to impress with the small nice gestures in your takeaway bag. You can order from the link on their Insta page as well.
Address: 1085 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 369-9161
This warm and cozy restaurant is Stylish eatery with an Italian-American menu based on local ingredients, plus a leafy back patio.
Another new spot for warm and cozy restaurants, another overwhelming feeling of anxiety.
I’m confident enough to say, Faun has it going on. Another welcomed gem that will be sure to last.
Faun’s delicious and creative menu has people coming back for more. On top of their wonderful staff and beautiful environment.
Faun outside is gorgeous. It’s a magical setting for an evening dinner. The staff is quick to serve drinks which are all fantastic. You can start off with two delicious appetizers to split. Their octopus and chicken liver mousse. Great ways to start off your meal. Try two kinds of pasta. Quadrucci is a multi layered pasta similar to a lasagna, that is phenomenal. The mezze maniche is pretty good, but what makes it awesome is that pork ragu. It’s to die for. To wrap it up you can have the cold fried chicken. Sounds like an oxymoron, but I assure you it’s real, and it’s stupendous.
You can’t go wrong, unless you don’t try Faun out. Make sure you do.
Address: 606 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 576-6120
Fore Street Restaurant
This rustic spot’s open wood-fire grill, oven & spit lend smoky flavors to upscale American fare.
Expect the Best meal in Portland! You have the option to eat inside, or outside in their quaint seating area. The outside is lovely.
The staff is so knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. Everyone from the host, to the waiter, to the bussers are so attentive, in a kind way. You in no way feel rushed.
Appetizer, Mussels. Fantastic!! Dip the sour dough in the white wine sauce. To die for. Enjoy the Pan Seared BlueFin Tuna, it is definitely one of the top tuna dishes you’ll ever have.Spend an incredible evening at fore street! Although we made a last minute late reservation at 9:45 we were not rushed at all and had a stellar dining experience!
The tables are distanced from other tables well. The serving staff and open kitchen chefs are all compliant with protocols. You’ll feel so safe and good!
Food wise: we loved absolutely everything! We started with a delicious bread basket to hold us over. I ordered a honey bee sting soda (NA) and there were a few nonalcoholic drinks. Good!
We stayed with the grilled squid appetizer which had delicious vegetables as well. It is incredible and the best grilled squid Ever! A lot of restaurants over cook it and it’s far too rubbery. This was perfect. A haddock fish in a wonderful broth with Zucchini and mushrooms as well as the roasted pork (HUGE portion) that cake with an incredible fermented vegetable assortment. As a love of kimchi and all things pickled, this was great! It paired with the pork beautifully!
Never miss the almond cake that comes with strawberry ice cream, sauce and whipped cream. We almost licked the plate!
Address: 288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 775-2717
Oliver’s is a tiny little postage stamp of a breakfast nook, sandwiched between a massive car dealership and the county airport. Their main menu, which has a normal breakfast menu on the back page, and a “Weekend Brunch Specials” menu that has an impressive listing of some creative breakfast dishes. I have to admit, I didn’t show the regular menu much love because I was too busy drooling over the special brunch menu!
Sweet and savory dishes all leapt off the page — from different versions of eggs benny, stuffed French toast, and waffle creations. The Southwestern Eggs Benedict boasted bacon, poached eggs, and a sriracha hollandaise sauce stacked atop giant slices of delicious cornbread to solve all our problems, and has the potential to bring world peace.
Where to start: the cornbread is out of this world, and really made the entire dish, in my opinion. Sure, the sriracha hollandaise is fire, and the eggs are perfectly poached with a nice runny center, but the cornbread is amazing.
I’m more partial to sweet cornbread; there’s something about a crispy, crunchy buttery crust, with a soft and fluffy inside that is so addictive, with a perfect amount of honey, and that’s where this cornbread landed on the scales. Or should I say, “tipped the scales,” because it wasn’t puny! There are two large, thick pieces of cornbread that served as a perfectly sweet foundation to my spicy sriracha Eggs Benny!
Lastly, something I don’t think I’ve seen at another breakfast spot in the area, I opted to dress up my home fries and went with the “Texas” which was Oliver’s homemade sausage gravy and sliced red onion, and I highly recommend you do the same. If that’s not your thing, the other outfit of the day is salsa and cheese (“Southwestern”) so pick your fancy. I’m sure they’re mighty tasty naked, without any added frills, but why not give your home fries the opportunity to be a little extra?
I was truly in breakfast heaven at Olivers, and I can’t wait to return for another weekend special, and hopefully with some people who will be willing to split a waffle or fancy French toast!
The hospitality and service was on point, coffee was hot, albeit a tad weak, but overall Oliver’s exceeded my expectations and earned itself a place in my brunch rotation!
Address: 181 Freemans Bridge Rd, Schenectady, NY 12302
Phone: (518) 393-3060
Traditional Southern cooking served in a Victorian townhouse with porches & a massive wine cellar has made a place in warm and cozy restaurants.
Facilities available at this warm and cozy place:
If you’re looking for a breakfast spot in downtown Charleston, stop the search and head to Poogan’s! The place is absolutely charming and the food is amazing. We tried the Chicken, Waffles, the Shrimp and Grits. The chicken was extremely tender and overall delicious – definitely the star of the dish. The Shrimp and Grits was savory and well flavored. And the biscuits, man oh man, just thinking about those biscuits is making me salivate. We seriously contemplated coming back to Poogan’s for dinner after our wonderful breakfast experience. They’re also doing a good job with maintaining a safe distance with tables during the time of COVID, only 2 other tables were in the same room as us during our meal.
The front porch sitting added to the aesthetic. It is a really nice place for brunch with plenty of options. The fried chicken and waffles are a must. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The coffee is good and they offer to-go drinks as well.
Address: 72 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 577-2337
Glen Ellen Star
This Cozy restaurant with minimal decor serves a classic menu of wood-fired pizzas, vegetables & mains.
- Curbside pickup·
This place is wonderful. Their main restaurant is laid back, dimly lit and charming but was not available due to COVID. So this creative establishment constructed a charming outdoor patio, with grass, trees, sexy music, and homey table candles. It’s beyond imagination. And the food is just lovely. It’s simple and perfect. We ordered all the roasted vegetables on the menu. The cauliflower was perfectly tender and the combination of tahini and almonds on it was brilliant. The roasted corn with cotija and lemon was an orgasmic… weapon dueled over the last bits stuck to the pan. The roasted Brussels sprouts came with caramelized onions and bacon, I mean come on!!!! We also had the tomato cream pizza, which had the best crust I’ve ever had.
Staff and service is knowledgeable of the entire menu, attentive but not annoying and pushy.
Ambiance is Quaint and cozy, an open kitchen where you can see what they are cooking. You can sit at the bar seats, where you get to watch the staff work. Interesting to see your meal get made in front of you. Food is Absolutely amazing, everything we tried was great. Brussels sprouts are outstanding, pizza has a homemade marinara sauce that is solid. Drinks has a very solid selection of wines.
Address: 13648 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Phone: (707) 343-1384
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
This upscale shop features a variety of American cheeses, plus a sit-down cafe with shareable plates. THE PLACE FOR THE BEST MAC AND CHEESE YOU’LL EVER HAVE! Macaroni and cheese are and always have been a favorite food for many, so I’ve tried tons all around the world. Beechers best mac and cheese in the world is exactly that – the best I’ve ever eaten. The cheese is absolutely amazing and the flavor kicks you in the face in the best possible way. If you are in New York or Seattle (the only two locations in the world), this is 100% a place you need to go out of your way to try. The fig grilled cheese sandwich is also absolutely phenomenal and again, the best-grilled cheese I’ve ever had. The sweet and salty combo is unmatched, and they even sell jars of the special fig jam they make because it’s so rich & fresh. Every time I’m in either city, I make it a point to make a visit there to indulge. The interior is also super cool – there’s a place you can watch them make all the cheese, and the staff is super nice at both locations. Highly highly recommended for all cheese lovers out there – you won’t regret visiting this warm and cozy place.
Address: 900 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 466-3340