With the Holiday Season setting in quickly, our sights are shifting from stunning patio seating and cold beer to cozy fireplaces and delicious wine. Explore Central Coast cuisine by the fireplace to discover the wide variety of food, wine, and seasonal treats San Luis Obispo County has to offer. Visit these three hand-picked favorites on your next trip to the Central Coast for a cozy and delicious dinner.
1. The Steakhouse at Paso Robles Inn
Visit The Steakhouse at Paso Robles Inn for classic wine-country hospitality and a cozy meal by the fire, where the ambiance is perfect for getting into the holiday spirit. The food, too, is perfectly prepared from local ingredients and the highest grade beef. Just add wine from the comprehensive local wine list for a delightfully cozy evening out.
2. Gennaro’s Grill and Garden
Tucked in an unsuspecting old Victorian house on South Marsh Street in San Luis Obispo, Gennaro’s Grill and Garden offers authentic northern Italian fare and a variety of dining experiences in any of their six dining rooms in the house-turned-restaurant. The most intimate dining experience is in the Fireplace Room, shown below, where a fire roars nearby a small bunch of tables. Gennaro’s is greatly loved by its small patronage for its high quality ingredients, extensive wine list, and unique dining atmosphere.
3. Ember Restaurant
Ember’s take on a restaurant fireplace is both functional and aesthetic. The Arroyo Grande restaurant, famous for its creative monthly menus and approachable atmosphere, believes in an open kitchen: That is, a kitchen that faces guests so they can see their food being prepared. It is this open, warm environment that makes Ember so popular among locals and visitors, who come back time and again to get a bite of what Ember is cooking up that month.