The festivities are over. The sun rises on New Year's Day in a slight blur, usually much brighter than anticipated. The TVs generally showing the last remnants of the Rose Parade. Maybe after a quick gulp of water and a few pills of aspirin, the question is always — where does one nurse a New Year's Eve hangover? Eater makes it easy with this quick guide on the Best Places to enjoy (if that's possible) a Hangover Brunch.Read More
Where to Cure a Hangover on New Year's Day in LA
1. Mohawk Bend
This Echo Park destination known for its extensive craft beer selection will be serving brunch and $5 Bloody Marys as well as featured Bloody Mary specials, all day long. Always nice to have a few vegan dishes to start out the new year, if that's your thing.
Revelers can seek refuge from hangover hell at the Northern Italian West Hollywood haven, which will be open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offering guests libations from a Bloody Mary and Champagne cart during service. Champagne carts on New Year's Day make any hangover go away, right?
3. Lazy Dog Cafe
The beloved SoCal casual dining restaurant offers a two for one punch with their housemade Bacon Bloody Mary with bacon corn-nut salt. That's right, BACON Bloody Mary to start out the year! Purists can also opt for the Hair of the Dog Bloody Mary with all the requisite pickled trimmings.
4. Ray's & Stark Bar
Start out the New Year in style at this modern space at LACMA. Kris Morningstar prepared a number of Hangover specials: The Hangover Helper featuring smoked herring, crisped garlic, capers, pickled red onion with country bread and house sriracha ($16); Pork Belly & Grits with Anson Mills grits, sunny egg, maple dashi, and charred green onions ($20) and Truffled Egg featuring slow cooked egg, Benton’s ham, crispy potatoes, potato espuma with burgundy truffles ($18). Patrons can even continue the party with Stark Bar’s new winter cocktails. Brunch will be offered starting at 11:30 a.m.
5. Tortilla Republic
Start the new year off right with Bottomless Mimosas for $17 and menu of classic brunch dishes with a modern flair including TR Benedict on a manchego black pepper scone with poached eggs, chopped Applewood-smoked bacon, arugula, classic hollandaise, and cheddar breakfast potatoes ($15.50); Seared Ahi and Sweet Potato Hash with wilted greens and poached eggs ($16.50);S tonefruit Parfait with granola clusters, vanilla bean yogurt mousse and raw honey ($8) and Fresh Corn and Blueberry Pancakes served with whipped salted butter and maple syrup ($9). From 11 a.m – 3 p.m.
On New Year's Day, Caulfield's will launch its weekly weekend brunch, which will continue every Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch menu offers highlights like Grilled Breakfast Pizzettes with Smithfield ham and fried eggs ($17); Breakfast Risotto with hazelnuts, eggs yolk, and wild mushrooms ($17); and the Superfood Breakfast with kale, mushrooms, and onion, all topped with eggs sunny side up, avocado, Sriracha, and a side of blackberries ($15). Specialty brunch cocktails, including The Palermofeaturing Brandy & Benedictine, Crème de Violette, Aperol, finished with Sparkling Wine ($13), will also be available on the menu.
This French eatery in Hollywood is offering affordable hangover dishes priced between $9-24 the menu features classic dishes such as Eggs Benedict ($13) or Brioche French Toast ($12) as well as inspired options that includeCinnamon Ricotta Pancakes with sautéed bananas ($13) or Scrambled Eggs in Puff Pastry with asparagus and wild mushrooms ($13). Complementing the fare are daytime drinking options sure to cure any hangover such as Bellini ($8) or Greyhound ($8), as well as a selection of coffee and teas. Brunch at Delphine is offered on New Year's Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tart is offering 15% off to anyone showing up in their pajamas. Hangover specials include hair of the dog punch (and maybe even some aspirin).
9. Salt's Cure
Salt's Cure will be serving brunch all day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with all of the Salt’s Cure brunch favorites, a few special menu items, and mimosas for those still warding off the effects of over-celebration.
10. Tom Bergin's
Tom Bergin’s is ringing in 2013 with their New Year’s day Tuesday at Tom’s special, featuring a tavern plate of Chicken Fried Steak with Black Eyed Peas (for good luck) and Braised Cabbage (money). Top it off with Caramel Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bushmills Ice Cream. As usual, the entire meal is just $15, and Anderson Valley Barney Flat’s Oatmeal Stout is $4. Open from 11:30 a.m.
11. BLD Restaurant
BLD's Hangover Menu includes items such as Fried Egg Sandwich with sourdough bread, nueske's thick cut bacon, gruyere cheese, aioli and potatoes; Breakfast Hash with fried eggs, bacon, shaved yukon gold potatoes, bell peppers, onions, hollandaise; Chilaquiles scrambled eggs with corn tortilla, peppers and onions, braised lamb shank, manchego cheese and cilantro; Flatbread house made andouille sausage, vermont cheddar, fried eggs, arugula and pickled onions. Pair with a fresh squeezed juices as well as a variety of Micheladas and Bloody Mary's.
12. FIG Santa Monica
The menu won't necessarily be out of the ordinary, but thankfully FIG will be open all day on New Year's Day at this Santa Monica hotel restaurant. Enjoy some Steak & Eggs with bavette and red potatoes or market-fresh Frittata with avocado-tomatillo salsa.
13. The Hungry Cat
There's nothing quite like oysters to cure a hangover. Oysters and fresh cocktails like a Proper Greyhound, and perhaps a Crab Cake Benedict for a main course. Hungry Cat in Santa Monica has you covered for New Year's Day brunch.