Here on the west coast, New Year’s Eve is celebrated without a ball drop. But come the morning, we are just as hungover as everyone else. To help take the edge off, start 2019 off in L.A. with a little hair of the dog at one of these boozy New Year’s Day brunches.
Casita Del Campo
Feliz Año Nuevo! Head over to Casita Del Campo for New Year’s Day Brunch where you can indulge after a long celebratory night. On the menu you’ll find Steak & Eggs made with Mexican-style grilled thinly sliced steak topped with two sunny side up eggs and served with country style potatoes and refried beans and Carnitas, a delicious and tender pork simmered in garlic and oranges, chopped and served with guacamole and sour cream, rice and refried beans. All New Year’s Day Brunch dishes come with a choice of a House Margarita, Bloody Mary or Mimosa all for just $17.95 to keep the fiesta going strong well into the New Year.
1920 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles; CasitaDelCampo.net; @casitadelcampo
Prank, DTLA’s first walk-up bar, will open early at 11 a.m on New Year’s Day for all your hangover brunch needs. In addition to brunch, Prank will honor National Bloody Mary Day, which just happens to be Jan. 1, with a unique selection of Bloody Marys including mezcal, ghost pepper hot sauce and more.
1100 S. Hope St., Los Angeles; Prankbar.com; @prankbar
Want to start off the year with a boozy and bougie brunch? The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for Culina is hosting its famous New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch. For $55 a person, enjoy your favorite breakfast and lunch bites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at this beautiful and bountiful New Year’s Day buffet featuring fresh Omelets, Eggs Benedict, made-to-order Belgian Waffles, array of fresh Seafood, assorted Meats and much more will also be available for your brunching pleasure. After enjoying the varied savory dishes, guests can satiate a sweet tooth with a cornucopia of sensational desserts and an array of fresh fruit. Most importantly, many may need to sip their hangover away with Culina’s Fresh-Squeezed Juices and Aguas Frescas or they may want to extend the New Year celebration at the Bottomless Bloody Mary & Michelada station for $24 per person.
300 South Doheny Dr., Los Angeles (at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills); CulinaRestaurant.com; @culinala
To recover on New Year’s Day, Viviane, inside the Avalon Beverly Hills, will offer guests a poolside Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary bar to ease the inevitable hangover. Viviane will also offer a grand buffet for $55 a person instead of their typical brunch menu, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills; vivianerestaurant.com; @VivianeRestaurant
Keep the NYE party going from late night, till morning at The Belmont’s New Year’s Day Recovery Brunch. Re-tox with 2 for 1 Mimosas, their infamous build your own Bloody Mary bar and, of course all your favorite Belmont Brunch eats. Menu standouts include Nutella Bacon French Toast, Chicken & Waffles, Smoked Salmon Benedict and The Belmont Burger. Brunch will be served till 3 p.m for all those late risers who partied too hard.
747 N. La Cienega Blvd.; belmontla.com; @belmontla
On New Year’s Day, The Waterfront will be all about brunch, beer, football, and bringing in the new year right, serving all-day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dishes like the Waterfront Burrito and Salmon Benedict. The new boardwalk restaurant in Venice will also debut new $15 bottomless mimosas, offered daily from 10 a.m. to noon.
205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice; thewaterfrontvenice.com; @thewaterfrontvenice
Over in Little Tokyo, Baldoria will serve its signature pre-fixe brunch for $32 per person from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., which includes bottomless mimosas to keep the celebration going. In honor of National Bloody Mary Day, the restaurant will also make Bloody Marys upon request.
243 San Pedro St., Los Angeles; Baldoriadtla.com; @baldoriadtla
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