The 5 Best Places to Brunch on New Year’s Day in Los Angeles

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Hair of the dog can be haute, we swear! Soak up the alcohol and indulge in what we think are the best New Year’s Day brunches in Los Angeles. The fare (and morning cocktails) at these five eateries are truly awesome, and will definitely lighten the pain of too much NYE celebrating!

1 Culina

Honestly, is there a better and more elaborate way to ring in the New Year than with the gorgeous smorgasbord of haute delicacies that is Culina, Modern Italian? The Four Seasons Los Angeles' eatery offers an elaborate buffet style brunch of culturally inspired items including sushi and seafood, carving and Dim Sum stations, an array of salad selections, omelet and eggs benedict stations, and a cornucopia of sensational desserts for guests of all ages. Why not indulge? You've got a lot to celebrate!
300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles (310) 860-4000

2 Manhattan Beach Post

Manhattan Beach Post—or M.B. Post as it's better known to locals—will be open on New Year's Day and serving brunch, including their new rye-based Bloody Mary, the Blood & Smoke, which is made with a bacon-washed Koval White Rye Whiskey. While you're enjoying your B&S, nosh on new dishes like the Bimbimbap, Apple Coffee Cake, and Breakfast Sandwich made with housemade English muffin and sausage patty. Standard brunch favorites like the Benedict served on Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits and the Pecan Sticky Bun are also still available.
1142 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach (310) 545-5405

3 Dia De Campo

Keep the party going at Dia De Campo, an upscale yet fun spot by the beach. This modern Mexican surf lodge will offer up bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary Bar, an iPad Photo Booth, and a Mariachi band (12pm-2pm) until happy hour (3-5 pm) when regular dinner service recommences. That doesn't mean, of course, that the fun has to end—just than many will, in all likelihood, finally have gone to sleep, all tuckered out from the revelry of the evening before.
1238 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach (310) 379-1829

4 Cecconi's

Northern Italian restaurant Cecconi’s has hair-of-the-dog brunching covered with a fully-loaded Bloody Mary Cart that will be wheeling through the dining room throughout service. Diners and imbibers can watch a dedicated server customize their $14 Bloody Mary's to-order according to spice preference, favorite spirit, and preferred garnish. The full brunch menu will also be available from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. with offerings like Ricotta Hotcakes, Baked Eggs "Arrabiata" and a Porchetta Ham Benedict joining more traditional lunch fare like the cult-favorite Red Quinoa Salad and craveable wood-oven pizzas.
8764 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood (310) 432-2000

5 Ray's & Stark

The Patina Group's Ray's & Stark Bar at LACMA is offering a menu of dishes and drinks guaranteed to help cure any ailments related to high-spirited merry-making due to festivities from the night before. The kitschy cool menu is divided into sections like the Cure-Alls, which includes items like fried oysters—buttermilk battered Ekone oysters, with Louisiana rémoulade and frisée—Twisted Old Faithfuls like French Toast with cinnamon crème anglaise, fig jam, whipped cream and pecans—and Liquid Cures like the Bloody Wayne—Bacon-infused Rittenhouse Rye Bourbon, house bloody Mary mix served with a slice of bacon.
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles (323) 857-6180
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