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Where to eat brunch on New Year's Day

Estadio

The extended New Year’s Day brunch on Monday, January 1 will run from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., encouraging Washingtonians to ‘day-drink like a Spaniard’ with plenty of vermouth -- the low-alcohol Spanish aperitif which serves as ideal ‘hair of the dog’-- plus Cava cocktails, homemade pastries and creative brunch dishes from Executive Chef Rufino Bautista. Hangover-curing plates include Huevos Cabreados or “Angry Eggs” with Sofrito Dip, Matchstick Potatoes and Grilled House Bread; Foie Gras Scrambled Eggs with Black Truffle Butter; and Fried Eggs with Chorizo & Morcilla Hash. In Spanish tradition, Estadio will offer Churros Espanoles with Chocolate Caliente & Cinnamon Sugar for dessert.

Declaration Shaw

You might be hungover on New Year’s Day and what better way to cure a hangover than with “The Hangover” themed brunch. Enjoy your favorite brunch dishes along with a little hair of the dog at $17 for bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys. Best “The Hangover” inspired costume will receive $50 CASH. Seatings from 11am-5pm.

Bar Deco

Bar Deco will serve a New Year's Day brunch from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Guests can enjoy Bottomless Brunch on the 2nd and 3rd floors for $40 which includes bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Bellinis and one brunch entree of your choice. Select from famous entrees like the Good Morning Belly made with crispy pork belly, scrambled egg and avocado on a telera roll with home fries; Bulletin Blueberry Stack topped with blueberry preserves and served with your choice of local breakfast sausage or bacon. To view the full brunch menu, click here.

Kyirisan

Kyirisan will be offering their full brunch menu on New Year’s Day from 11 a.m - 3:00 p.m. Enjoy brunch favorites such as the Croque Madame which includes honey ham, white cheddar, fried egg, and bechamel or Skirt Steak Hash with tomato, piquillo peppers, and fried egg. And don't forget to cure the hangover with a brunch cocktail!

Pennsylvania 6 DC

Pennsylvania 6 invites guests to recover from the night before at its Flannel & French Toast New Year’s Day brunch, complete with a half-off bottomless champagne bar ($9.25) and a la carte dish specials. Throughout brunch, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on January 1, any table dressed in flannel will receive a complimentary shareable appetizer.

Sixth Engine

Guests are invited to spend New Year’s Day curing their hangover at Sixth Engine. Mount Vernon’s favorite neighborhood hangout will be extending their brunch offerings for Monday, January 1. Enjoy brunch classics such as the Fried Chicken Loco Moco with seasoned sushi rice, mushroom gravy, fried egg and togarashi; Honey Oat Pancakes with cinnamon apples and granola; or the Chorizo and Egg Tostadas. Pair any entrée with their famous Brunch Punch made with Macchu pisco, grapefruit cordial, Aperol, lime and fizz; or the Firehouse Toddy, made with Sixth Engine’s house Woodford, honey liqueur, lemon and allspice-honey syrup, if it’s chilly out.

Red’s Table

Red’s Table will serve a New Year’s Day hangover brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can celebrate the New Year with wholesome, straightforward dishes prepared by Executive Chef Kevin Ettenson. You can look forward to brunch favorites such as the Crispy Caramel French Toast with slices of house-made bread pudding topped with caramel, whipped cream and powdered sugar; Sausage, Biscuit & Gravy served in a cast-iron skillet with black pepper cream gravy, home fries, two poached eggs and maple-sage sausage; Red's Fall Chili with blacked-eyed peas and fall squash; Fried Shrimp & Grits with poached egg, stone ground grits, linguiça sausage and onion jus; Corned Beef Benedict, two poached eggs on buttermilk biscuits with spicy hollandaise, served with home fries; Red’s Two Egg Breakfast, two eggs (any style), home fries, toast, and a choice of maple sausage or applewood-smoked bacon; Frittata, open-faced omelet with potatoes, cheddar and green onions, topped with dressed greens and hollandaise, as well as Sausage Biscuit Sliders, three buttermilk biscuits with house-made maple sage sausage patties and American cheese, served with home fries. For the perfect pairing, guests will enjoy drinks for the restaurants Make Your Own Mimosa & Bloody Mary Bar, which offers six different types of fresh juices, three different varieties of bloody Mary mix, an assortment of sauces and garnishes for $6 per drink.

Dirty Habit

Back by popular demand, Dirty Habit is offering their Fortune Teller’s Brunch on New Year’s Day for the second year. During brunch, a fortune teller will be on site offering complimentary tarot card and lipsology readings. Ariana Lightningstorm is one of only eight certified lipsologists and the first certified teacher of lipsology in the world! Dirty Habit guests are welcome to join Ariana at her “kissing station,” put on lipstick, kiss their unique kiss card, and learn about their lip-print messages from Ariana with humor and insight. Guests also have the option to get a tarot card reading from Ariana. Her interpretations will offer guests a way to look at themselves a little differently and welcome the new year with some fun and laughter. In addition to the full brunch menu, Dirty Habit will also be offering a fortune cookie to every guest on New Year’s Day. Every fortune cookie will have a prize, varying from a complimentary glass of Champagne, to 20% off the entire New Year’s Day brunch check, to a $100 Dirty Habit gift card that can be applied to a future visit.

LINCOLN Restaurant

What better way to start 2018 than with a pajama brunch? Celebrate the start of 2018 with the brunch you know and love, only in the comfort of your pajamas! Guests can expect our regular brunch menu with the option of the $49 unlimited pre-fixe brunch. The best dressed or, should we say most comfortable guest, will receive $100 cash!

Radiator

At 8:00 a.m., Radiator will make a leap into a new year…or rather, a new decade! Kicking off their brand new brunch series, “I Wear My Sunglasses at Brunch,” Chef Jonathan and Sarah will be debuting their new brunch menu items on New Year’s Day. Sunglasses will be made available to any guest upon request. The Radiator team promises to withhold any judgement.

Ambar DC

Ambar will offer their fixed price brunch of unlimited small plates and free-flowing cocktails from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Priced at $39 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat selection of mezze, soups, salads, sandwiches, egg dishes, pastry & crepes and sweets along with five distinctive brunch cocktails. Unlimited Brunch must be ordered by the entire table. Highlights off the menu include Balkan Salad, tomato, peppers, cucumber, onions and aged cheese; Almond & Walnut Crusted Fried Chicken Sandwich with spring mix and apple-wasabi slaw; Prosciutto Benedict on an English muffin with ajvar and kajmak sauce, served with potato hash, and Balkan salad; the Ham Omelet or Veggie Omelet; Poached Pear Waffle with house-made caramel sauce, or the Steak & Eggs, sirloin served with homemade fried potatoes and chimichurri sauce. Ambar also serves Ham & Cheese or Roasted Mushroom Crepes, plus two types of savory pie, Cheese, with cucumber yogurt and ajvar emulsion, and Meat made with ground pork & beef and marinated pepper. Ambar’s brunch menu is complemented by an endless supply of featured cocktails such as the Traditional Mimosa; Bloody Mary; Ambar Mimosa with Balkan sparkling wine and peach purée; Mixed Berry Mimosa with Balkan sparkling wine cherry purée and lime juice, as well as the Mango Mimosa with Balkan sparkling wine and mango & hibiscus purée. Ambar is also home to Washington’s first Rakia Bar with over 52 varieties of Rakia, a popular Balkan alcoholic beverage produced by the distillation of fermented fruit.

Ambar Clarendon

Ambar Clarendon will offer their fixed price brunch of unlimited small plates from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Priced at $34 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat selection of Starters, Pastries & Traditional Dishes, Egg Dishes, Breakfast Sliders, Flatbreads and Sweets along with seven distinctive brunch cocktails. Unlimited Brunch must be ordered by the entire table. Highlights off the menu include Beet Tzatziki with yogurt, roasted beets and garlic; Creamy Chicken Spread with roasted sesame seeds, garlic, mayo and cream, served with cornbread and sourdough; Pulled Pork Benedict served on a muffin with ajvar and kajmak sauce; Applewood Bacon Omelet with roasted peppers & tomatoes and a basil-spinach sauce; Cevapi & Egg, house-ground beef & veal with Mediterranean salsa; Grilled Veggie Flatbread with homemade pesto, kalamata olives and seasonal veggies, as well as Blueberry Waffle with blueberry jam and whipped cream. For the perfect pairing, Ambar Clarendon will offer the following featured cocktails priced at 25 cents each: Traditional Mimosa; Peach Bellini; Bloody Mary; Brunch Aperitivo, fortified wine, orange juice and Balkan sparkling wine; Berry Mimosa and the Cherry Mimosa with Balkan sparkling wine and mint infused cherry purée.

All Set Restaurant & Bar

One can enjoy a la carte brunch specials at All Set Restaurant & Bar from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Standout dishes not to be missed include Blueberry Pancakes with macerated berries and whipped cream; Chicken & Biscuits, fried chicken, sriracha-cheddar biscuits and maple sausage gravy, served with home fries; Shrimp & Polenta with Cajun cream sauce, onions, green peppers, celery and Andouille sausage; Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast with dill cream cheese, pickled red onion and capers, served with a mixed green salad. Brunch-goers can also enjoy a variety of sandwiches including the Lobster Roll (choice of drawn butter of Tabasco-lime mayonnaise) and chives, served with house-cut fries; Breakfast Burger with fried egg, bacon and white cheddar, served with home fries or enjoy Eggs Benedict, served four different ways: Classic, Crab Cake, Florentine or Fried Oyster. Dishes are priced from $12 to $26 each. For the perfect pairing, a number of brunch cocktails will also be available and include the Block Island Sound with vodka, lemon, olive brine and muddled cherry tomatoes; Green Monster with cava, lemon, lavender syrup, matcha and Boston bittahs as well as the Wicked Good Morning with cinnamon-infused whiskey, almond cream, Dave’s coffee syrup and coffee. Cocktails are priced at $10, or guests can opt for Unlimited Mimosas for $20 (there is a two-hour time limit for this offering).

Espita Mezcaleria

Espita Mezcaleria will host a soul-themed brunch, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy soul music, a winter citrus detox cocktail and hangover-curing a la carte brunch specials including the Al Pastor Fried Egg Torta and the Masa Buttermilk Brined Fried Chicken & Heirloom Corn Waffles with chipotle smoked agave syrup and a fried egg. One lucky brunch-goer will also receive a three-pack of SoulCycle classes to help jumpstart the New Year (guests must fill out a comment card to enter into the drawing). Espita’s popular “Precio Fijo”, or prix fixe brunch menu, will also be available for guests. Priced at $22 per person (tax and gratuity not included), brunch-goers can select a first course, second course and dessert off the pre-selected menu. This special brunch offer must be ordered for the entire table. Brunch can also be ordered a la carte for a light bite, with prices ranging from $3 to $17 per dish.

SUCCOTASH Penn Quarter

Guests can stop by Succotash for lunch as the restaurant will be open at 11:30am at both the DC and National Harbor locations. In addition to traditional menu items such as their infamous Fried Chicken & Waffles served with bourbon maple syrup, pickled okra and aged manchego or Shrimp’N’Grits served with gulf shrimp, zucchini, portobello, a runny egg and red-eye gravy, Succotash will also be offering their Hangover Special which includes fried eggs, pulled pork, warm potato salad, red-eye gravy and buttermilk biscuits as well as Pecan Sticky Buns. Guests will also be served a complimentary plate of Hoppin’ John and Braised Cabbage, a traditional “must eat” on New Year’s Day for good luck.

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