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Enjoy a Fireside Dinner at These 9 Romantic Restaurants in the Capital Region

What's more romantic than a dinner for two by the fireplace? Here in Upstate NY, there are a number of wonderful restaurants where you can enjoy delicious food, amazing drinks, and the warmth of a roaring fireplace. From the Capital Region up into the North Country, check out these 9 great restaurants for your next fireside dinner.

Lake Ridge Restaurant (Round Lake, NY)

Are you and your significant other in the mood for an elegant evening by the fire? If so, then consider dinner at Lake Ridge Restaurant in the village of Round Lake. This restaurant offers first-rate New American cuisine, great service, and a full bar with a large selection of beer, wine, and specialty drinks available.

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Barnsider Restaurant (Albany, NY)

When it comes to special occasions like a date night, a family gathering, or a birthday, the Barnsider Restaurant in Albany is the place to be. This full service, award winning steakhouse serves exceptional cuts of beef and seafood, from filet mignon to swordfish and salmon. Each dish is cooked to perfection by their experienced chefs. As a bonus, a section of their dining area has a fireplace, so be sure to reserve a table near it.

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The Olde Bryan Inn (Saratoga Springs, NY)

Have you ever been to The Olde Bryan Inn in Saratoga Springs? Not only is this one of the city's most historic buildings, but The Olde Bryan Inn is a cozy and romantic restaurant offering fireside dining. When you make your reservation, ask for a table by the fire, and look forward to a memorable meal.

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The Wishing Well (Gansevoort, NY)

The Wishing Well in Gansevoort has been welcoming friends and guests since 1936, and they are located just a few miles north of the Saratoga Race Course. If you're looking for a restaurant that has fresh, innovative dishes, a diverse selection of fine wines, and a fireplace, then this is the place for you. All four of the restaurant's dining rooms have fieldstone fireplaces that add to the romantic ambiance.

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The Log Jam Restaurant (Lake George, NY)

Stepping inside The Log Jam Restaurant in Lake George is just like entering a cozy Adirondack cabin. With rustic decor and massive stone fireplaces in their dining areas, this is an excellent choice for a romantic dinner with your partner. Check out their selection of sizzling steaks, fresh seafood, and featured entrees - and don't forget about The Log Jam's extensive salad bar!

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Bistro LeRoux (Lake George, NY)

Located in Lake George, Bistro LeRoux is a popular spot for romantic dinners and date nights by the fire. They offer four unique dining experiences, including a Chef's Room with views of the open kitchen and the Culture Room, which features artworks from around the world and has a fireplace. Bistro LeRoux's menu focuses on sophisticated Adirondack cuisine that changes seasonally, and they are proud to offer both full and half-plate options.

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The Olde English Pub & Pantry (Albany, NY)

exterior of the olde English pub and pantry restaurant

With a fireplace on the second floor, an eclectic English menu offering pub fare, and plenty of British beers and handcrafted cocktails to choose from, The Olde English Pub & Pantry is unlike any other place in the area. The restaurant is located in a 1730s brick Colonial, which features classic Dutch brick patterns and building techniques. For your fireside dinner, you can enjoy fresh, scratch-made dishes, such as fish and chips, bangers and hash, steak frites, and more.

The Anvil Inn (Fort Edward, NY)

rustic dining room with tables and a fireplace

Enjoy a fireside dinner in a historic setting at The Anvil Inn in Fort Edward. This building was originally a blacksmith shop back in the early 19th century, and today, it's a rustic restaurant specializing in steak and seafood. Reserve a table by the roaring fireplace in their spacious dining room.

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