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The 4 Coziest D.C. Restaurants to Try This Winter
November 30, 2020

The 4 Coziest D.C. Restaurants to Try This Winter

by The CE Shop Team

Beat the Winter Blues and Stay Toasty in These D.C. Restaurants

We all know how cold it gets in D.C. As November comes to an end, so do tolerable temperatures, sending most of us running back home to crank up the heat. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, most of us have been cooped at home and busting with cabin fever. As the days get shorter and the nights grow longer, we know that you’ll be looking for something special to do this season. Why not treat yourself to something toasty? Venture out into the cold this winter to cozy up in these fireside restaurants with hot cocktails. Trust us, it’ll be worth it.


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Located near Union Market in the NoMa neighborhood is Masseria, a Michelin star-rated restaurant that wraps guests up in a warm rustic setting lit by a wood fireplace. Named for the quaint agricultural Puglia region in Italy where the chef’s family lived, Masseria is a celebration of traditional Italian recipes with a coastal influence. For a warm and hearty meal, try the dry-aged duck with a cherry dressing, leeks, and spring onions.

If you or a client loves the food so much, homes in the NoMa neighborhood are on the pricey side, but they’re well worth it. Check out this 3 bed, 4 bath home on 1309 E St SE #32.

Bourbon Steak

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Attached to the Four Seasons Hotel in D.C., Bourbon Steak is a restaurant lauded for its proteins and cocktails. Taking a unique approach to preparing and cooking meat, Bourbon Steak is known for their butter-poached meats, creating savory flavors that tickle all taste buds. Guests enjoy this buttery, melty meat by an outdoor fireplace with perfectly crafted cocktails. Bourbon brings a southern twist to classic American steakhouse cuisine while the bar offers both traditional and modern cocktails in a plethora of styles. Start your palate off with the A3 Wagyu Beef Tartar to get your taste buds going. Then move onto a bigger cut and choose from their fantastic list of grass fed beef, Virginia-pastured pork, or American-raised wagyu beef.

To get closer to the action, the West End neighborhood of D.C. gets you within steps of Bourbon Steak. This 2 bed, 2 bath apartment in the D.C. neighborhood just recently received a price cut.

The Next Whiskey Bar

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The Next Whiskey Bar represents the standard of luxury in D.C., especially during the cold winter months. This bar within the Watergate Hotel offers guests and visitors the luxury of reserving heated igloos for drinking and dining, which allows for a cozy, intimate, and COVID-19-friendly environment for a night on the town. While you’re enjoying the company in your private igloo, order up a Rudolph’s Hot Punch, made with Hendrick’s gin, Cointreau, cranberry juice, Earl Grey tea, orange juice, star anise, cinnamon, allspice, and clove. If you’re craving something sweet but not fruity, try the Blitzed Mocha, which is a mix of hot chocolate, coffee liqueur, green chartreuse, whipped cream, and topped with sprinkles.

Located in D.C.’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood, foodies can get close to the restaurant scene and the luxurious igloos at The Next Whiskey Bar. This 3 bed, 3 bath home in the heart of Foggy Bottom will take you within steps of a foodie paradise.


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Watch D.C.’s bustling foot traffic wind down as the sun sets from this restaurant’s front patio. Take it all in while warming your hands by the large fireplace outside. As is true with most Spanish restaurants, blankets on each seat and heat lamps galore keep guests warm and toasty. You can either go light with tapas and charcuterie boards or indulge with authentic paella or lamb shank.

Barcelona on 14th is just north of Logan Circle, giving restaurant-goers plenty of options, but more importantly keeping you close to Barcelona’s outdoor fireplace. This 2 bed, 2 bath apartment near Logan Circle could be well within reach!

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