With autumn well underway, there’s a chill in the air that has us longing to be in front of a fireplace, wrapped in a cozy blanket or a fluffy sweater.
You probably shouldn’t bring the blanket, but you can wear the sweater to several comfy locations within the Greater Patchogue area that will supply the fire. What’s more, all these menus include delicious comfort food because, let’s face it, no one gets the warm and fuzzies from a salad.
Porters on the Lane, 19 Bellport Lane, Bellport
In the back room of Porters, you will find a large fireplace made of massive rocks. There are tables set by the fire so you can warm your belly with Potato and Cheese Soup or New England Clam Chowder while feeling the heat on your face. You can also be completely indulgent and order Peanut Butter S’mores Fondue.
You should probably get the soup and the fondue to feel really toasty.
photo embedded from the Porters Flickr page
Two Morrow’s Pub, 300 East Main Street, Patchogue
There are two tables that enable you to sit right in front of the fireplace at Two Morrow’s Pub. Patrons love warming up with their Seafood Bisque during the cold months. In autumn, you can wash your meal down with a Long Ireland Pumpkin Ale or a Magners Original or Pear Cider.
South Ocean Grill, 567 South Ocean Avenue, Patchogue
You’ll find an electric fireplace at South Ocean Grill. You have to get there early to secure your spot at one of the two tables in front of the warm fireplace with plush seating. Start with their Baked Potato or Butternut Squash Soup and finish with their house-made ravioli or burgers on house-made buns. No matter what you choose as you get comfy and warm, they are all made from scratch.
Pine Grove Inn, 1 First Street, Patchogue
Yes, that restaurant you enjoyed years ago is back, and much of the décor is original.
The menu still includes a few German items, but you can also enjoy their seasonal Sweet Potato Bisque or a bowl of Lobster Bisque in front of their fireplace. If you really want to warm up, you can sip on a cocktail from their specialty drink menu, which includes a Pumpkin Martini, a Caramel Cider Martini and a Classic Dark & Stormy. Check out Pine Grove’s Facebook page for what’s happening week by week. For instance, on Thursdays, you can get a three-course meal for $30.
Grey Horse Tavern, 291 Bayport Avenue, Bayport
At GHT, you can enjoy a seasonal menu while warming up in front of their lovely gas fireplace on the front porch. Highlights of their seasonal selections include Pumpkin Risotto that is served in an actual pumpkin and their Skillet Mac & Cheese.
And, for the next several days, you can enjoy brunch in front of the fire with Banana & Brioche French Toast or their Mountain of Spuds, which is a pile of home fries with bacon, cheese and eggs before the Grey Horse Tavern rolls out a brand-new Sunday Scene brunch menu that can be enjoyed from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. with live music playing in the background.