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Comforting Winter Meals for NYC’s Frigid Weather 

As the winter snap continues in New York City, there is nothing quite like hunkering down in the warmth of a cozy restaurant (or inviting in some convenient take-out) with comforting winter meals. 

From steaming bowls of hearty soups to rich and indulgent comfort foods, there are plenty of options near each of our Nice Stay locations to help keep warm and enjoy some treats. 

Keep an eye on the NYC Restaurant Week website, as select restaurants even offer special prix-fixe dining options. 

Near Columbus Circle 

Kin Ramen

Address: 129 W 56th Street

Warm noodles, hearty broth, and savory toppings? Need we say more? The interiors of this cozy ramen spot will whisk you away to Tokyo’s streetside ambiance. 

La Maison du Chocolate

Address: The Shops at Columbus Circle 10 Columbus Circle

The outpost of this Parisian chocolaterie offers sweet treats and a signature hot chocolate that blends three different types of chocolate, milk, and vanilla. 

The Original Soup Kitchen

Address: 259A W 55th Street

You know the iconic Seinfeld character, and his legacy continues with this walk-up counter near 8th Avenue. Expect a range of options from classic soups to more unique fare like Jambalaya. 

Near the Upper East Side

Heidelberg Restaurant

Address: 1648 2nd Avenue

Step into an Old World rustic atmosphere at one of NYC’s oldest German establishments in an area once filled with German restaurants, stores, and more. A variety of schnitzel, sausage platters, and beer options galore. 

Naruto Ramen

Address: 1596 3rd Avenue

Named for the cloud-shaped fish cake found in many ramen soups, this fresh and fast ramen bar has an extensive menu including both ramen and flavorful curries.

Pho Shop

Address: 1716 1st Avenue

The namesake of this restaurant is one of Vietnam’s most popular national dishes. Beyond the specialty pho, there are also bahn mi sandwiches with fresh ingredients.

Jones Wood Foundry

Address: 401 E 76th Street

A bit further south, this British gastropub offers a cozy retreat in a pub-like atmosphere. Expect shepherd’s pie or bangers and mash and pair it with a comforting pint. The rustic charm of this spot makes it a delightful winter haven. 

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