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The 10 Coziest Restaurants in America

The 10 Coziest Restaurants in America

Looking to get warm and cozy this winter?

Bavette's Bar & Boeuf is a great place to wait out the blustery Chicago winter.

Winter doesn’t have too many perks. And at these 10 restaurants, you’ll be snug as a bug in a rug.

The 10 Coziest Restaurants in America (Slideshow)

Coziness is a state of mind, and entering into that special mental state while out in public at a restaurant depends on a variety of conditions. Just because a restaurant is small doesn’t mean it’s cozy. Just because there’s a fireplace doesn’t mean it’s cozy. A cozy restaurant should ideally be dim and candlelit, warm and inviting, with comfortable seating and perhaps a lived-in, historical feel. Cozy restaurants are often romantic as well, but not all romantic restaurants are cozy. You can spend hours tucked away in a cozy restaurant and feel perfectly content hibernating there until winter’s over.

As you’ve probably noticed by now, deeming a restaurant “cozy” isn’t a perfect science. One person’s cozy may be another person’s cramped, rustic, or old-fashioned. To each his own. There’s no specific formula for making a restaurant cozy; you just know it when you see it. But when you set foot in any of these 10 restaurants, you’ll definitely know it.


Can You Guess The Coziest City In America?

With today's temperatures in the Midwest and East lower than most of Antarctica's (and in some places, Mars!) it's tempting to consider relocating. But no need to look as far as the South Pole&mdashthe makers of Honeywell Infrared Heaters tapped consultants at Environmental Health & Engineering for a study on the coziest cities in America. The scientists pored through city data on all things warm and fuzzy, from fireplace and portable heater usage to coffee shop proximity. (Stressful lifestyle scores and historical ambience also played a role).

Their results may surprise you: Sunny Los Angeles is absent (what's not cozy about an 82-degree Christmas?) as is Portland Maine (home of L.L. Bean and their ever-warm blankets), and Burlington (rolling hills and a brick Main street&mdashshouldn't that be enough to bring it to the top 10?). The list has inspired some office debate at ELLE DECOR HQ about what really makes a city cozy and after you look through the list we hope you'll share your thoughts in the comments:

10. Savannah, GA
9. New Orleans, LA
8. Providence, RI
7. Baltimore, MD
6. Seattle, WA
5. Portland, OR
4. Washington, DC
3. Santa Fe, NM
2. San Francisco, CA


Can You Guess The Coziest City In America?

With today's temperatures in the Midwest and East lower than most of Antarctica's (and in some places, Mars!) it's tempting to consider relocating. But no need to look as far as the South Pole&mdashthe makers of Honeywell Infrared Heaters tapped consultants at Environmental Health & Engineering for a study on the coziest cities in America. The scientists pored through city data on all things warm and fuzzy, from fireplace and portable heater usage to coffee shop proximity. (Stressful lifestyle scores and historical ambience also played a role).

Their results may surprise you: Sunny Los Angeles is absent (what's not cozy about an 82-degree Christmas?) as is Portland Maine (home of L.L. Bean and their ever-warm blankets), and Burlington (rolling hills and a brick Main street&mdashshouldn't that be enough to bring it to the top 10?). The list has inspired some office debate at ELLE DECOR HQ about what really makes a city cozy and after you look through the list we hope you'll share your thoughts in the comments:

10. Savannah, GA
9. New Orleans, LA
8. Providence, RI
7. Baltimore, MD
6. Seattle, WA
5. Portland, OR
4. Washington, DC
3. Santa Fe, NM
2. San Francisco, CA


Can You Guess The Coziest City In America?

With today's temperatures in the Midwest and East lower than most of Antarctica's (and in some places, Mars!) it's tempting to consider relocating. But no need to look as far as the South Pole&mdashthe makers of Honeywell Infrared Heaters tapped consultants at Environmental Health & Engineering for a study on the coziest cities in America. The scientists pored through city data on all things warm and fuzzy, from fireplace and portable heater usage to coffee shop proximity. (Stressful lifestyle scores and historical ambience also played a role).

Their results may surprise you: Sunny Los Angeles is absent (what's not cozy about an 82-degree Christmas?) as is Portland Maine (home of L.L. Bean and their ever-warm blankets), and Burlington (rolling hills and a brick Main street&mdashshouldn't that be enough to bring it to the top 10?). The list has inspired some office debate at ELLE DECOR HQ about what really makes a city cozy and after you look through the list we hope you'll share your thoughts in the comments:

10. Savannah, GA
9. New Orleans, LA
8. Providence, RI
7. Baltimore, MD
6. Seattle, WA
5. Portland, OR
4. Washington, DC
3. Santa Fe, NM
2. San Francisco, CA


Can You Guess The Coziest City In America?

With today's temperatures in the Midwest and East lower than most of Antarctica's (and in some places, Mars!) it's tempting to consider relocating. But no need to look as far as the South Pole&mdashthe makers of Honeywell Infrared Heaters tapped consultants at Environmental Health & Engineering for a study on the coziest cities in America. The scientists pored through city data on all things warm and fuzzy, from fireplace and portable heater usage to coffee shop proximity. (Stressful lifestyle scores and historical ambience also played a role).

Their results may surprise you: Sunny Los Angeles is absent (what's not cozy about an 82-degree Christmas?) as is Portland Maine (home of L.L. Bean and their ever-warm blankets), and Burlington (rolling hills and a brick Main street&mdashshouldn't that be enough to bring it to the top 10?). The list has inspired some office debate at ELLE DECOR HQ about what really makes a city cozy and after you look through the list we hope you'll share your thoughts in the comments:

10. Savannah, GA
9. New Orleans, LA
8. Providence, RI
7. Baltimore, MD
6. Seattle, WA
5. Portland, OR
4. Washington, DC
3. Santa Fe, NM
2. San Francisco, CA


Can You Guess The Coziest City In America?

With today's temperatures in the Midwest and East lower than most of Antarctica's (and in some places, Mars!) it's tempting to consider relocating. But no need to look as far as the South Pole&mdashthe makers of Honeywell Infrared Heaters tapped consultants at Environmental Health & Engineering for a study on the coziest cities in America. The scientists pored through city data on all things warm and fuzzy, from fireplace and portable heater usage to coffee shop proximity. (Stressful lifestyle scores and historical ambience also played a role).

Their results may surprise you: Sunny Los Angeles is absent (what's not cozy about an 82-degree Christmas?) as is Portland Maine (home of L.L. Bean and their ever-warm blankets), and Burlington (rolling hills and a brick Main street&mdashshouldn't that be enough to bring it to the top 10?). The list has inspired some office debate at ELLE DECOR HQ about what really makes a city cozy and after you look through the list we hope you'll share your thoughts in the comments:

10. Savannah, GA
9. New Orleans, LA
8. Providence, RI
7. Baltimore, MD
6. Seattle, WA
5. Portland, OR
4. Washington, DC
3. Santa Fe, NM
2. San Francisco, CA


Can You Guess The Coziest City In America?

With today's temperatures in the Midwest and East lower than most of Antarctica's (and in some places, Mars!) it's tempting to consider relocating. But no need to look as far as the South Pole&mdashthe makers of Honeywell Infrared Heaters tapped consultants at Environmental Health & Engineering for a study on the coziest cities in America. The scientists pored through city data on all things warm and fuzzy, from fireplace and portable heater usage to coffee shop proximity. (Stressful lifestyle scores and historical ambience also played a role).

Their results may surprise you: Sunny Los Angeles is absent (what's not cozy about an 82-degree Christmas?) as is Portland Maine (home of L.L. Bean and their ever-warm blankets), and Burlington (rolling hills and a brick Main street&mdashshouldn't that be enough to bring it to the top 10?). The list has inspired some office debate at ELLE DECOR HQ about what really makes a city cozy and after you look through the list we hope you'll share your thoughts in the comments:

10. Savannah, GA
9. New Orleans, LA
8. Providence, RI
7. Baltimore, MD
6. Seattle, WA
5. Portland, OR
4. Washington, DC
3. Santa Fe, NM
2. San Francisco, CA


Can You Guess The Coziest City In America?

With today's temperatures in the Midwest and East lower than most of Antarctica's (and in some places, Mars!) it's tempting to consider relocating. But no need to look as far as the South Pole&mdashthe makers of Honeywell Infrared Heaters tapped consultants at Environmental Health & Engineering for a study on the coziest cities in America. The scientists pored through city data on all things warm and fuzzy, from fireplace and portable heater usage to coffee shop proximity. (Stressful lifestyle scores and historical ambience also played a role).

Their results may surprise you: Sunny Los Angeles is absent (what's not cozy about an 82-degree Christmas?) as is Portland Maine (home of L.L. Bean and their ever-warm blankets), and Burlington (rolling hills and a brick Main street&mdashshouldn't that be enough to bring it to the top 10?). The list has inspired some office debate at ELLE DECOR HQ about what really makes a city cozy and after you look through the list we hope you'll share your thoughts in the comments:

10. Savannah, GA
9. New Orleans, LA
8. Providence, RI
7. Baltimore, MD
6. Seattle, WA
5. Portland, OR
4. Washington, DC
3. Santa Fe, NM
2. San Francisco, CA


Can You Guess The Coziest City In America?

With today's temperatures in the Midwest and East lower than most of Antarctica's (and in some places, Mars!) it's tempting to consider relocating. But no need to look as far as the South Pole&mdashthe makers of Honeywell Infrared Heaters tapped consultants at Environmental Health & Engineering for a study on the coziest cities in America. The scientists pored through city data on all things warm and fuzzy, from fireplace and portable heater usage to coffee shop proximity. (Stressful lifestyle scores and historical ambience also played a role).

Their results may surprise you: Sunny Los Angeles is absent (what's not cozy about an 82-degree Christmas?) as is Portland Maine (home of L.L. Bean and their ever-warm blankets), and Burlington (rolling hills and a brick Main street&mdashshouldn't that be enough to bring it to the top 10?). The list has inspired some office debate at ELLE DECOR HQ about what really makes a city cozy and after you look through the list we hope you'll share your thoughts in the comments:

10. Savannah, GA
9. New Orleans, LA
8. Providence, RI
7. Baltimore, MD
6. Seattle, WA
5. Portland, OR
4. Washington, DC
3. Santa Fe, NM
2. San Francisco, CA


Can You Guess The Coziest City In America?

With today's temperatures in the Midwest and East lower than most of Antarctica's (and in some places, Mars!) it's tempting to consider relocating. But no need to look as far as the South Pole&mdashthe makers of Honeywell Infrared Heaters tapped consultants at Environmental Health & Engineering for a study on the coziest cities in America. The scientists pored through city data on all things warm and fuzzy, from fireplace and portable heater usage to coffee shop proximity. (Stressful lifestyle scores and historical ambience also played a role).

Their results may surprise you: Sunny Los Angeles is absent (what's not cozy about an 82-degree Christmas?) as is Portland Maine (home of L.L. Bean and their ever-warm blankets), and Burlington (rolling hills and a brick Main street&mdashshouldn't that be enough to bring it to the top 10?). The list has inspired some office debate at ELLE DECOR HQ about what really makes a city cozy and after you look through the list we hope you'll share your thoughts in the comments:

10. Savannah, GA
9. New Orleans, LA
8. Providence, RI
7. Baltimore, MD
6. Seattle, WA
5. Portland, OR
4. Washington, DC
3. Santa Fe, NM
2. San Francisco, CA


Can You Guess The Coziest City In America?

With today's temperatures in the Midwest and East lower than most of Antarctica's (and in some places, Mars!) it's tempting to consider relocating. But no need to look as far as the South Pole&mdashthe makers of Honeywell Infrared Heaters tapped consultants at Environmental Health & Engineering for a study on the coziest cities in America. The scientists pored through city data on all things warm and fuzzy, from fireplace and portable heater usage to coffee shop proximity. (Stressful lifestyle scores and historical ambience also played a role).

Their results may surprise you: Sunny Los Angeles is absent (what's not cozy about an 82-degree Christmas?) as is Portland Maine (home of L.L. Bean and their ever-warm blankets), and Burlington (rolling hills and a brick Main street&mdashshouldn't that be enough to bring it to the top 10?). The list has inspired some office debate at ELLE DECOR HQ about what really makes a city cozy and after you look through the list we hope you'll share your thoughts in the comments:

10. Savannah, GA
9. New Orleans, LA
8. Providence, RI
7. Baltimore, MD
6. Seattle, WA
5. Portland, OR
4. Washington, DC
3. Santa Fe, NM
2. San Francisco, CA