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Where to Eat Hangover Brunch on New Year’s Day in Los Angeles

Begin 2019 with breakfast pizzas, brisket, huevos rancheros, and spicy Bloody Marys

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Whether waking up with a clear head or with the mother of hangovers, one thing is certain: No one feels like cooking on January 1. Eater always wants to help, so here’s a round up of 13 restaurants throughout Southern California that are open on New Year’s Day. And because these eateries care, many designed a food and drink menu to cure a hangover.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Fat Dog

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11050 W Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 985-3644
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Both locations of The Fat Dog will be open for brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., and its regular menu until 5 p.m. For those in or around West Hollywood or North Hollywood, bartenders will serve its signature Bloody Mary for $6, with the kitchen providing chicken fried chicken with sausage gravy, biscuit, topped with a sunny side up egg. And as always, bring the pups for its dog-friendly patio.

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The Fat Dog’s chicken fried chicken
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2. Meat District Co.

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69 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 765-9902
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Those in Pasadena for the Tournament of Roses Parade or the football game, Meat District Co. is open for brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. It’s likely to be a hot spot on January 1, as thousands descend from the parade route for grub and cocktails.

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Meat District Co. burger
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3. Little Dom's

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2128 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 661-0055
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In an act of New Year’s Day empathy, Little Dom’s will offer breakfast all day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This casual Los Feliz eatery will serve everything from breakfast pizzas to house-made pastries, or blueberry ricotta pancakes.

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Little Dom’s blueberry ricotta pancakes
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4. Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club

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327 Latigo Canyon Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
(818) 575-4400
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Cocktail innovator Matthew Biancaliello opened Mon-Li, the twelve-seat omakase food and drink eatery in early October, only to temporarily close it after the Woolsey Fire. Even though the site is under repair, Biancaniello will host a New Year’s Day prix fixe brunch at Calamigos Guest Ranch. There’s some decadent options like the spiny lobster benedict, uni scrambled egg toast, and foie gras donuts with persimmon preserve. Biancaniello also created four cocktails including a stinging nettle infused gin with citrusy pomelo juice, lobster-infused hot buttered rum, and a 17-step Bloody Mary with Aquavit. It’s all for $95, and reservations are required at 818-575-4400.

5. Momed

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233 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 270-4444
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Both Momed’s will serve brunch starting at 11 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The difference are the drinking options, with the full bar at Momed Atwater serving spicy Bloody Marys, and beer and wine at the Beverly Hills branch. Both kitchens have one of the city’s best shakshouka’s, and a hangover meatballs dish with in a spicy tomato ragu, poached organic egg, micro-greens, dates, and toasted ciabatta.

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6. Milo & Olive

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2723 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 453-6776
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Milo & Olive brings in New Year’s Day at 9 a.m. with dishes like the breakfast pizzas and a warm grain bowl until 11 a.m. After breakfast winds down, it’s on with lunch and dinner including, chicken meatballs, handmade pasta, pork belly sausage, and kale pizza. Wash it down with the wintery ‘Tis the Sangria.

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Milo & Olive’s breakfast pizza
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7. Huckleberry Cafe

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1014 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-2311
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Huckleberry Bakery & Café, Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb’s Westside breakfast spot, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If comfort is required, try the breakfast burrito, or blueberry pancakes. But if a healthier is preferred, they’ve got a rice bowl with scrambled eggs, organic chicken, spinach, radishes, pickled chiles, walnuts, and pesto.

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Huckleberry’s breakfast burrito
Jakob Layman

8. Esters Wine Shop & Bar

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1314 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 899-6900
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There’s a special New Year’s Day menu at Esters Wine Shop & Bar. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., start with the Mimosa Trio, a full bottle of prosecco with a trio of juices for bubbly customization, with food options that include a brioche french toast with seasonal fruit and Bavarian cream, or bagels and lox with cucumber dill yogurt, red onion, capers and lemon.

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Esters’ Brioche french toast with champagne
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9. Meat On Ocean

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1501 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 773-3366
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Meat On Ocean’s 11,000 square foot restaurant is sure to be full of folks washing away a hangover with meat, seafood, and one of MOO’s hearty cocktails. All of it comes comes with an Ocean Avenue and Pacific view, with a side of braised meatballs, or the New York strip steak.

Meat On Ocean
Meat On Ocean
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10. Pier Burger

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330 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 587-2747
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If sunlight and cheery pier walks are in order on New Year’s Day, Pier Burger is the spot. Open from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m., it’s Americana eats on full display with unfussy cheeseburgers, milkshakes, root beer or creamsicle floats, and frozen custards.

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11. Kreation Organic Kafe & Juicery

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1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 314-7778
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If January 1 is the designated day to start eating healthy, stop at Kreation Kafe & Juicery. They’ve got solutions to cure what ails, including juice shots, alkaline waters, chicken bone broth, salads, and raw/vegan foods. There’s a brand new location in Brentwood, and can offer the ultimate way to restore from the holidays, where they’ll make three, seven or 12 day juice “cleansing” packages.

Kreation Organic Kafe & Juicery
Kreation’s soup, platter, and salad options
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12. Lolas Mexican Cuisine

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4140 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 349-0100
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On Long Beach’s Retro Row, Lola’s is open all day long on New Year’s Day. It’s a colorful, cheery spot with an outdoor patio and blue corn pancakes, pasilla smoked chilaquiles, and what will go down very well on January 1, huevos rancheros.

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Lola’s huevos rancheros
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13. The Social List

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1004, 2105 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 433-5478
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In Long Beach, the Social List will keep New Year’s brunch going from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For the unfamiliar, the Social List’s sausages are hand made, the bread is baked on-site, and the food is decidedly comforting. For those that can’t wake up before the afternoon hours, dinner lasts from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The Social List
The Social List cocktails
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1. The Fat Dog

11050 W Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Fat Dog
The Fat Dog’s chicken fried chicken
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Both locations of The Fat Dog will be open for brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., and its regular menu until 5 p.m. For those in or around West Hollywood or North Hollywood, bartenders will serve its signature Bloody Mary for $6, with the kitchen providing chicken fried chicken with sausage gravy, biscuit, topped with a sunny side up egg. And as always, bring the pups for its dog-friendly patio.

11050 W Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

2. Meat District Co.

69 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
Meat District Co.
Meat District Co. burger
Cove Collective

Those in Pasadena for the Tournament of Roses Parade or the football game, Meat District Co. is open for brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. It’s likely to be a hot spot on January 1, as thousands descend from the parade route for grub and cocktails.

69 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

3. Little Dom's

2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Little Dom’s
Little Dom’s blueberry ricotta pancakes
Bread & Butter PR

In an act of New Year’s Day empathy, Little Dom’s will offer breakfast all day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This casual Los Feliz eatery will serve everything from breakfast pizzas to house-made pastries, or blueberry ricotta pancakes.

2128 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

4. Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club

327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Cocktail innovator Matthew Biancaliello opened Mon-Li, the twelve-seat omakase food and drink eatery in early October, only to temporarily close it after the Woolsey Fire. Even though the site is under repair, Biancaniello will host a New Year’s Day prix fixe brunch at Calamigos Guest Ranch. There’s some decadent options like the spiny lobster benedict, uni scrambled egg toast, and foie gras donuts with persimmon preserve. Biancaniello also created four cocktails including a stinging nettle infused gin with citrusy pomelo juice, lobster-infused hot buttered rum, and a 17-step Bloody Mary with Aquavit. It’s all for $95, and reservations are required at 818-575-4400.

327 Latigo Canyon Rd
Malibu, CA 90265

5. Momed

233 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Momed
Momed’s spicy Bloody Marys
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Both Momed’s will serve brunch starting at 11 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The difference are the drinking options, with the full bar at Momed Atwater serving spicy Bloody Marys, and beer and wine at the Beverly Hills branch. Both kitchens have one of the city’s best shakshouka’s, and a hangover meatballs dish with in a spicy tomato ragu, poached organic egg, micro-greens, dates, and toasted ciabatta.

233 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

6. Milo & Olive

2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Milo & Olive
Milo & Olive’s breakfast pizza
Rick Poon

Milo & Olive brings in New Year’s Day at 9 a.m. with dishes like the breakfast pizzas and a warm grain bowl until 11 a.m. After breakfast winds down, it’s on with lunch and dinner including, chicken meatballs, handmade pasta, pork belly sausage, and kale pizza. Wash it down with the wintery ‘Tis the Sangria.

2723 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

7. Huckleberry Cafe

1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Huckleberry Cafe
Huckleberry’s breakfast burrito
Jakob Layman

Huckleberry Bakery & Café, Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb’s Westside breakfast spot, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If comfort is required, try the breakfast burrito, or blueberry pancakes. But if a healthier is preferred, they’ve got a rice bowl with scrambled eggs, organic chicken, spinach, radishes, pickled chiles, walnuts, and pesto.

1014 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

8. Esters Wine Shop & Bar

1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Esters’ Brioche french toast with champagne
Kelly Bylsma

There’s a special New Year’s Day menu at Esters Wine Shop & Bar. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., start with the Mimosa Trio, a full bottle of prosecco with a trio of juices for bubbly customization, with food options that include a brioche french toast with seasonal fruit and Bavarian cream, or bagels and lox with cucumber dill yogurt, red onion, capers and lemon.

1314 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

9. Meat On Ocean

1501 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Meat On Ocean
Meat On Ocean
Wonho Frank Lee

Meat On Ocean’s 11,000 square foot restaurant is sure to be full of folks washing away a hangover with meat, seafood, and one of MOO’s hearty cocktails. All of it comes comes with an Ocean Avenue and Pacific view, with a side of braised meatballs, or the New York strip steak.

1501 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

10. Pier Burger

330 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Pier Burger
Pier Burger
Bread & Butter PR

If sunlight and cheery pier walks are in order on New Year’s Day, Pier Burger is the spot. Open from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m., it’s Americana eats on full display with unfussy cheeseburgers, milkshakes, root beer or creamsicle floats, and frozen custards.

330 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

11. Kreation Organic Kafe & Juicery

1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Kreation Organic Kafe & Juicery
Kreation’s soup, platter, and salad options
DOG AND A DUCK

If January 1 is the designated day to start eating healthy, stop at Kreation Kafe & Juicery. They’ve got solutions to cure what ails, including juice shots, alkaline waters, chicken bone broth, salads, and raw/vegan foods. There’s a brand new location in Brentwood, and can offer the ultimate way to restore from the holidays, where they’ll make three, seven or 12 day juice “cleansing” packages.

1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

12. Lolas Mexican Cuisine

4140 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807
Lolas Mexican Cuisine
Lola’s huevos rancheros
Cove Collective

On Long Beach’s Retro Row, Lola’s is open all day long on New Year’s Day. It’s a colorful, cheery spot with an outdoor patio and blue corn pancakes, pasilla smoked chilaquiles, and what will go down very well on January 1, huevos rancheros.

4140 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807

13. The Social List

1004, 2105 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
The Social List
The Social List cocktails
Cove Collective

In Long Beach, the Social List will keep New Year’s brunch going from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For the unfamiliar, the Social List’s sausages are hand made, the bread is baked on-site, and the food is decidedly comforting. For those that can’t wake up before the afternoon hours, dinner lasts from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.

1004, 2105 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814

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