2015 New Year’s Day Brunch Guide

Say hello to 2015 with bottomless mimosas, all-day deals, PJ parties, and more.
Cheers to 2015 with bottomless mimosas. Photograph via Shutterstock.

The party doesn’t have to stop in 2014—there are plenty of places to celebrate the first day of the new year with brunch. There’s a little something for everyone: deals for early risers and burger fans, pajama parties, all-you-can-eat-and-drink feasts, and more.

The Black Squirrel

2427 18th St., NW; 202-232-1011

New Year’s Day is all about luck at this Adams Morgan pub, with a menu themed to bring good fortune for the year. Black-eyed peas, collard greens, cornbread, pork, doughnuts, and beer will be offered, along with the burger-night special all day long—classic and veggie burgers at half the price.

When: 10 to close

Tico DC

1926 14th St., NW; 202-319-1400

Anyone looking for a bottomless, all-you-can-eat brunch can head to Tico, which offers unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys as well as an endless parade of dishes such as duck confit with green-chili hash, breakfast burritos, and stuffed French toast. The special brunch will be $37.50 per person, and reservations can be made here.

When: Starts at 10

Medium Rare

Cleveland Park and Capitol Hill locations

Roll out of bed and head to Medium Rare in your PJs for the annual pajama brunch. Prizes for “best pajama matching family” and “most creative” will be awarded, and the restaurant’s full brunch menu is served.

When: 11 to 4

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace/Black Jack

1612 14th St., NW; 202-319-1612

Nurse your hangover with the restaurant’s signature Dive burger and any beer for $10. If you show up in your pajamas or clothes from the night prior, you will receive a mimosa on the house (no judgement, promise).

When: 11 to 3

Urbana

2121 P St., NW; 202-956-6650

The Dupont Italian offers an incentive for early risers: The first 15 tables receive $1 to $15 bottomless bellinis (the first table gets $1 bottomless, second table receives $2 bottomless, and so forth).

When: 10 to 3

Poste Moderne Brasserie

555 Eighth St., NW; 202-783-6060

Poste opens early for its regular à-la-carte brunch menu, offering the popular Bloody Mary bar.

When: 8 to 3

Richard Sandoval restaurants

Multiple locations

Restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s eateries such as Masa 14, El Centro, and Ambar offer their regular weekend brunch for New Year’s Day—and by regular, we mean over-the-top bottomless small plates and drinks ($35 to $39).

When: 10 to 5

Republic

6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park; 301-270-3000

Looking for some soothing music after a night out? Republic serves brunch with live jazz from the Ben Tufts Jazz Trio on New Year’s Day.

When: 10:30 to 2:30

Hank’s Oyster Bar

Dupont, Capitol Hill, and Alexandria locations

Hank’s offers its usual brunch menu on New Year’s Day, including smoked-trout hash, shrimp and grits, and, of course, fresh oysters.

When: 11 to 3

Southern Efficiency

1841 Seventh St., NW; 202-316-9396

A no-frills, no-reservation brunch includes black-eyed peas, collard greens, cornbread, and “whiskey Marys” at Derek Brown’s watering hole.

When: 11:30 to 5

Boqueria

1837 M St., NW; 202-558-9545

Head over to this Spanish spot for unlimited tapas, drinks like sangría and sparkling wine, and sweets such as churros for $39. An a la carte menu is also available.

When: 11:30 to 3

El Camino

108 Rhode Island Ave, NW; 202-847-0419

In addition to a low-key New Year’s Eve—the restaurant serves its regular menu—you’ll find a special brunch the next day.

When: 11:30 to 3

Neighborhood Restaurant Group restaurants

Multiple locations

Birch & Barley, GBD, and Rustico are all open for New Year’s Day brunch. Sister operation Bluejacket/the Arsenal opens early at 10 for anyone heading to the Winter Classic, and sets up a winter lounge outside with beers and hot cocktails.

EatWell DC Restaurants

Multiple locations

It’s almost nonstop brunch at Commissary, the Heights, Logan Tavern, the Pig, and Grillfish, which serve brunch each day from January 1 to 4, opening by 11 (times vary) and serving until 4. Check the individual restaurants for menus and times.

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