Just the other day someone new to Buffalo asked me where the bars, cafes and restaurants with the fireplaces were. I thought about it for a hot minute and answered that surprisingly I only knew of a couple of places. The first restaurant to come to mind was Gabriel’s Gate. The Gate has at least two operational fireplaces if memory serves. Other than that, as far as cafes go I could only think of The Lunch Box Cafe at the Parkside Lodge – the old fireplace is in the process of being restored to operational status.
I’m sure that there are more fireplaces out there, but where? Also, can you really count those wall-mounted units as fireplaces? They do add to the ambiance by making the room cozier while providing a heat source. If you did count that type of unit, then Just Vino should be added to the list. It would be nice to know about a few more… and possibly get a comprehensive list compiled.