Get ready to kick off 2016 with one of these festive—and hangover-curing—New Year’s Day brunches. On the menu: bottomless drink deals, special menus, and a few options for dining in your pajamas.
1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Keep the bubbly flowing at Michael Schlow’s supper club-esque restaurant in Dupont, where champagne and sparkling wine are half-price. Guests order from the regular brunch menu, including a killer “morning after” egg sandwich.
1601 14th St., NW
301 Water St., SE
This Navy Yard Italian serves its regular dinner menu all day, in addition to brunch specials like ricotta pancakes with house-made jam and mascarpone, warm biscuits with braised duck ragù and fried eggs, or poached eggs with Calabrian chili hollandaise, shrimp, and broccoli rabe (served 11:30 am to 3:30 pm).
2047 Ninth St., NW
The aptly-named Friday Recovery Brunch is offered from 1 pm to 5 pm, for those who really need to sleep late. Look for the usual Satellite brunch fare and boozy shakes.
Capitol Hill and Cleveland Park locations
Medium Rare’s third-annual PJ brunch includes prizes for the cutest matching couple and matching family. Though signature steaks are still on the table, you’ll find a varied five-item selection for brunch, all of which come with a choice of bottomless bloody Marys, screwdrivers, mimosas, coffee, and orange juice ($23 per person).
Five of Mike Isabella’s DC and Virginia eateries serve New Year’s Day brunches: Graffiato (Italian), Kapnos and Kapnos Taverna (Greek), Pepita (Mexican), and, for lunch, Yona (the new Japanese noodle bar). Reserve online ahead of time for any and all locations.
2007 18th St., NW
Jack Rose hosts a Hangover Hog Roast on its rooftop starring a whole Vermont-raised roasted pig and Southern sides. Good news for those moving slowly after NYE: a 3 pm start time. The food is $15, drinks start at $4, and whiskey flights are available for $30 from 3 to 10 pm.
1825 14th St., NW
Masa breathes life into the too-often-limited bottomless menu by offering all-you-can-drink mimosas, bloody Marys, lychee bellinis, bacon-bloodys, and lemon lagers. Pair the drinks with unlimited Latin-Asian small plates such smoked brisket buns and breakfast tacos. All-you-can-eat-and-drink brunch is $39 per person from 10 am to 3 pm.
2121 P St., NW
Urbana serves a “Progressive Brunch”—not in the political sense, necessarily, but in a free-thinking, all-you-can-drink kind of way. The first table seated receives $1 unlimited bellinis, the next table gets the same for $2, and so forth (it tops out at $16). Pair your drink with Italian dishes like Nutella French toast. Hours run from 8 am to 3 pm.
1926 14th St., NW
Tico’s “Stay in Your Pajamas Disco Brunch” is pretty self-explanatory: pajamas and disco music, plus bottomless Mimosas and bloody Marys for $19. Indulge in hangover-busters like cinnamon raisin-stuffed French toast, duck confit, and more. Guests can reserve a table here from 11 am to 3 pm.
Georgetown and 14th Street locations
Both El Centro branches serve an all-you-can-eat-and-drink Mexican brunches for $35 per person. On the menu: jalapeño beef and chorizo sliders; breakfast tacos; and all the margaritas you can imbibe (served from 10 am to 3 pm).
1155 14th St., NW
Zentan, a Japanese izakaya, serves a creative riff on the classic bloody Mary, made with sochu, tomato consommé, and a dash of yuzu. Order that and a host of hangover-curing dishes—ramen, gyoza, fried rice—on New Year’s Day from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.
11825 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda
Sister restaurants Summer House and Stella Barra strongly encourage guests to arrive in their pajamas. Those dressed in their nighttime finest will leave with a gift certificate equal to the price of their New Year’s Day meal, to redeem on a future visit. Brunch runs from 8 am to 3 pm.
Dupont, Capitol Hill, and Alexandria locations
Hank’s on the Hill and Hank’s Old Town will offer the standard brunch menu from 11:30 am to 4 pm and 11:30 am to 3 pm, respectively. Over in Dupont, you can get a lobster roll and fried oyster fix from the lunch menu (regular hours).
523 Eighth St., SE
Unlimited small plates and all-you-can-drink cocktails go for $39 at this Barracks Row Balkan restaurant. Go for time-tested brunch staples like steak & eggs, or kick off the new year with more unusual eats such as poached pear waffles with homemade caramel sauce (served from 10 am to 3:30 pm).
1837 M St., NW
This Dupont Spanish spot really loves “unlimited” brunch, so they’re serving the meal every day through January 3rd. The prix-fixe includes bottomless tapas, drinks like sangria and shishito margaritas, and sweets for $39 per person (fine print: there’s a 2.5 hour limit per table). Drop in between 10:30 and 2.
1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington; 901 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Chef David Guas cooks a spread of supposedly lucky foods for the new year, including black-eyed peas with Edwards country ham, bacon-braised collard greens, and corn bread. Both the Arlington and Capitol Hill locations will be open from 10 to 4.
1805 18th St., NW
The Adam’s Morgan branch of Danny Lee’s Korean restaurant will be open for brunch from noon to 4, serving soju bloody Marys and mimosas for $4, and a hangover-curing menu of dishes such as spicy beef soup and bibimbap.