The rigatoni at The Red Hen helps make for one of the coziest evenings in town. Photo by Scott Suchman, courtesy of The Red Hen

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The Resy Guide to Essential Cozy Locales in D.C.

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Colder weather is landing in D.C., and while your first instinct may be to hibernate, may we suggest instead heading to one of the many restaurants that specialize in dining that’s cozy and fun?

For instance: Seek out snug private chalets at Stable where you can indulge in warm, gooey melted cheese fondue. Indulge in steaming bowls of ramen at Toki Underground that will warm your soul. Marvel at the satisfying black truffle sauce pizza at All Purpose, or indulge in the utter comfort of French cooking at Le DiplomateChat Noir, and L’Avant-Garde.

It’s all part of a time-honored formula, one we heartily endorse: Warming food served in intimate, inviting digs, which always makes dining a pleasure as the temperatures drop.