After a late night ringing in 2014, sleeping in and brunching out will help red-eyed revelers recover on the first day of the new year. So, where will your first meal of 2014 be? Brunch time makes it easy to meet up with family and friends, and menus offer everything from eggs and bacon to hot cakes and syrup to Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas. Reservations are encouraged at these spots to ring in the new year cravings.
7241 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
The Oaxacan watering hole in the Westchester area will be open at 11am on New Year’s Day. From 11am to 4pm., imbibers can keep the party going with special priced beverages: $4 draft beers, $4 mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys and Micheladas, $5 well drinks and $6 specialty cocktails alongside the breakfast burritos and curative chilaquiles. Starting at 3pm, $1 tacos will also be available. Cinco is also participating in a New Year’s Eve bash and charitable event taking place at Union Station in the old Ted Hardy restaurant space. Diners who attend the soiree will receive a wristband for a free breakfast burrito on New Year’s Day at the restaurant.
8764 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Seek refuge from hangover hell at the Northern Italian West Hollywood haven Cecconi’s, which will be open for brunch and offering guests libations from a Bloody Mary and champagne cart during service. Pair made-to-order Bloody Marys prepared by the bartending staff according to Creative Bar Director Chris Ojeda’s classic style with the restaurant’s brunch favorites like a porchetta ham benedict or ricotta hotcakes served with blueberry compote.
616 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
After a long night of celebrating, make Tortilla Republic your New Year’s Day destination. The modern Mexican restaurant is serving a gourmet Mexican brunch which includes bottomless mimosas for $17 and a menu of classic brunch dishes. Indulge in the restaurant’s TR benedict on a manchego black pepper scone with poached eggs, chopped Applewood-smoked bacon, arugula, classic hollandaise and breakfast potatoes made with cheddar cheese, a seared albacore tuna and sweet potato hash with poached eggs, wilted greens, caramelized onions and a dash of jalapeno and fresh corn and blueberry pancakes served with whipped salted butter and maple syrup.
6250 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
This contemporary eatery is a perfect spot to meet up with friends and family on New Year’s Day. The indoor-outdoor space has a cool urban vibe and guests can breakfast and lunch here on January 1st. Scrambled eggs in a puff pastry served with asparagus and wild mushrooms, Delphine’s signature French toast and the huevo rancheros are excellent morning choices. As the day evolves, consider the Delphine cheeseburger which features aged cheddar, caramelized onions, sunny-side hen egg, all-natural bacon served with sea salt fries or the healthier organic field greens salad, the lobster roll topped with tarragon aioli or the house favorite organic kale salad with garlic shrimp, crisp pita, jalapeno and Soledad Farm goat milk feta, tossed with a creamy citrus dressing.
Sweet Butter Kitchen Cafe Market
13824 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
This garden cafe is the perfect atmosphere to have a quiet New Year’s Day morning. The restaurant’s housemade pastries, signature soups, salads and sandwiches are made from the freshest seasonal ingredients. Every day, the chalkboard menu features something different from Sweet Butter’s kitchen. Artisan-prepared omelettes are served with organic greens, French-inspired croques madame are made with grilled jambon de Paris, gruyere and French mustard on country white bread, eggs and white beans are farm fresh and the pancake breakfast is delicious with blueberries. Breakfast will be served all day long.
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