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Restaurants with Fireplaces

After a day of touring the District, tuck in to a delicious dinner at one of these five restaurants -- all featuring cozy fireplaces.

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Blue Duck Tavern boasts a cheese and charcuterie expert on staff and the seal of approval from the Obamas, who had one of their famous date nights here.

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The Obamas had a date night here, and so can you.

If you were going to coin a term for the Blue Duck Tavern décor, it might be “Sophisticated Americana.” The award-winning restaurant features dark oak, handcrafted furniture—including a 29-foot long Windsor bench and a rocking chair—and a crackling, open-flame oven in the open kitchen. Even the Obamas gave it their presidential seal of approval last year when they shared a cozy date night there. And with a cheese & charcuterie expert on staff, sitting by the warmth of a fire for hours is twice as nice.

Opened in 1960 in a Federal period home, 1789 is made up of six separate dining rooms, including this one featuring a cozy fireplace.

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Gourmet Magazine readers rated this quintessential DC dining establishment a “top table."

Opened in 1960 in a Federal home dating back to the mid-1800s, today this Washington institution has six distinct dining rooms. Be sure and request a table in the John Carroll Room, which comes complete with Currier and Ives prints from George Washington’s presidential days, early maps of the city, American antique furniture and, of course, a roaring fireplace.