5 of the Best Brunch Restaurants to Enjoy on New Year’s Day

With the first of every year often comes a complete disregard for responsibility – unless you’re gym-bound, of course – and there’s no better way to milk last night’s hangover than with a little hair of the dog. Rise and shine, it’s brunch time! Here are 5 spots that will keep the morning cocktails flowing and the shakes at bay.

1. Isabella’s, New York City

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Gorgeous food meets hideous sweaters at Isabella’s on New York’s Upper West Side. On New Year’s Day, enjoy one last ugly sweater-wearing opportunity of the season at Isabella’s first annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Brunch! As a reward for your (most likely only) good decision of the day, you’ll be treated to one brunch drink on the house.

2. Izzy’s Fish & Oyster, Miami


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Izzy’s Hangover Brunch on New Year’s Day is sure to be a treat for any fair-weathered folks the morning after a big night out. The restaurant’s NYE partnership with Perrier Jouet will be carried over into New Year’s Day, offering a bottomless Bloody Mary/Champagne special for $25. Get your fix of clam chowder, fried oyster rancheros, Red Snapper Bloody Marys, or cold brew cocktails with coconut water to help ease the hangover and start the New Year off right.

3. The Blind Burro, San Diego, Calif.

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Nothing says “hangover cure” better than a big-ass breakfast burrito smothered in all your favorite fixings. Offering a New Year’s Day Brunch, The Blind Burro, an East Village Mexican eatery, will feature a build-your-own breakfast burrito station, churro waffles, and bottomless mimosas from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — all for just 25 bucks!

4. Brennan’s, New Orleans

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When you dine at Brennan’s New Orleans, you’ll get the full New Orleans experience, from southern charm to classic creole dishes. At the place known for having invented the concept of brunch with its famous “Breakfast at Brennan’s,” you can’t go wrong with their signature servings, such as Milk Punch cocktails, Turtle Soup, Eggs Hussarde, or Vanilla Scented French Toast. Ready to help you survive the first day of 2016, this quintessential New Orleans establishment fits right in in the city’s famous French Quarter.   

5. KTCHN Restaurant, New York City


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It’s brunch and a show on New Year’s Day at KTCHN Restaurant in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen. If you’re looking to ride the booze train all day, KTCHN will be offering a bottomless prix-fixe option with endless mimosas and sangria, which will help you coast right into the entertainment portion of your meal. At 2 p.m., a hilariously unapologetic live performance will ensue. Comedic songstresses of The Haus of Mimosa have you laughing from start to finish as they deliver The Haus of Mimosa’s Holiday Brunch Spectacular, all while you sit, drink, and dine on delicious eats served up by KTCHN.

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