Ring in 2016 with 25+ Hangover Brunches on New Year’s Day

Rum-smoked salmon Benedict; a Fancy Pants New Year's deli plate; good luck Hoppin' John; souped-up Bloody Marys, and more are just what you need to get 2016 off on the right foot.

The Hot Mess at Area Four. / Photo provided

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Anthem Kitchen & Bar

Try breakfast pizza with eggs and bacon, Anthem’s signature corned beef hash and eggs, or the breakfast burger topped with a fried egg, bacon, and hollandaise sauce.

Priced a la carte, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., One Market Square, Boston;  617-720-5570 or anthem-boston.com.

Aquitaine Bar á Vin Bistot

Chef de cuisine Chris Robins is preparing traditional options like omelette a la Greque with spinach and sea salt fetaBenedict Provençal with avocado, roasted tomato, and hollandaise; a truffled bacon burger; and more.

Priced a la carte; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 569 Tremont St., Boston; 617-424-8577 or aquitaineboston.com.

Aquitaine Chestnut Hill

Expect favorites like root vegetable hash with crispy kale, truffle vinaigrette, and two fried eggs; and omelette saucisse with chicken apple sausage and Brie from chef de cuisine RJ Collin. 

Priced a la carte, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 11 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill; 617-734-8400 or aquitainechestnuthill.com.

Aquitaine Dedham

Start fresh with Nutella French toast with whipped cream, cherry compote and hazelnuts; or a duck BLT with duck confit, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and tarragon mayonnaise on a brioche roll from chef de cuisine Josh Clark.

Priced a la carte, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 500 Legacy Place, Dedham; 781-471-5212 or aquitainededham.com.

Area Four

Coffee drinks, brunch cocktails, freshly-baked pastries, the Hot Mess and all manner of bacon and eggs, and, of course, pizza: Ring in the New Year the Area Four way with special brunch service.

Priced a la carte; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 500 Technology Square, Cambridge; 617-758-4444 or areafour.com.

Brass Union: Detox to Retox Marathon Brunch

Late risers have brunch covered through the night. Keep your pajamas on for brunch classics, cocktails, and live music from DJ Leah V. Executive chef Jon Kopacz has a thick-cut bacon Benedict; chilaquiles with crispy tortillas, two eggs, chorizo, and roasted vegetables; and more. Beverage director Paulo Pereira is shaking up the Union Bloody with vodka and smoked tomato juice; Oaxacan Flip with Vida Mezcal, Peychauds, egg white, lemon juice and agave; Passion Fruit Fizz with Aperol, lime, passion fruit soda and Prosecco; and more.

Priced a la carte, 1 p.m.-10 p.m., 70 Union Square, Somerville; 617-623-9211 or www.brassunion.com.

The Butcher Shop

Classics like banana pancakes and steak and eggs, plus a hot dog a la maison, and the Butcher Shop’s signatures, including steak tartare, burger, a breakfast sausage sandwich with truffled pecorino and smoked potato salad, and more.

Priced a la carte, noon-4 p.m., 552 Tremont St., Boston; 617-423-4800 or thebutchershopboston.com.

Cafe Fleuri at the Langham

The Langham’s Cafe Fleuri offers a gourmet buffet with traditional brunch stations and a few resolution-friendly options, too.

$91 per adult, $45 per child, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 250 Franklin St., 617-451-1900 or langhamhotels.com.

Craigie on Main Lucky Brunch

This three-course brunch will help cure any hangover with a Fancy Pants New Year’s Deli plate; spicy lobster and miso ramen; beef tongue and cheek hash with poached eggs; a vegetarian tart with leeks, potato, and truffle; and other options. As is tradition, one randomly chosen table will receive their brunch for free.

$50 per person, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 853 Main St., Cambridge; 617-497-5511 or craigieonmain.com.

Devlin’s New Year’s Day Brunch

Take your pick from a full eggs Benedict menu, several breakfast pizzas, banana French toast, and a bagel with lox, pickled cucumber, fig, and arugula. After filling your plate, fill your glass at the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.

A la carte prices 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 332 Washington St., Brighton;  617-779-8822 or edevlins.com.

The Fireplace Pajamas Brunch

Keep it casual: The Fireplace staff is. They’ll be pajama clad as they serve specials like Cajun popcorn, steak and eggs, lobster and crab Benedict, and a “treat yourself” tower of seafood.

Priced a la carte, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 1634 Beacon St., Brookline;  617-975-1900 or fireplacerest.com.

Gaslight Brasserie

Crepes Parisienne with smoked ham, comté cheese, sunny up egg and mornay sauce; Berkshire pork hache with confit pork, crispy potatoes, green chili sauce, and fried eggs; and chef de cuisine Curtis Healy’s other brunch items are on the menu.

Priced a la carte; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 560 Harrison Ave., Boston; 617-422-0224 or gaslight560.com.

Grafton Street

Classic brunch fare including omelets, Benedicts, steak and eggs, corned beef hash, and more replaces the regular lunch menu on New Year’s Day.

Priced a la carte, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 1230 Mass Ave., Cambridge; 617-497-0400 or graftonstreetcambridge.com.

Foundry on Elm

All all-inclusive buffet features scrambled eggs, baked French toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, pastries, fresh fruit, plus omelet and carving stations, and a Bloody Mary bar. There are a la carte items, too, like breakfast flatbread with bacon, eggs, parmesan and truffle oil; poutine “madame,” a smokey grilled cheese, and more. 

Buffet $20 per person, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 255 Elm St., Somerville, 617-628-9999 or foundryonelm.com.

The Harp Winter Classic Party

Don’t miss the Winter Classic because of your hangover: The Harp has the Bruins versus the Montreal Canadiens on the big screens, plus specials like a hangover breakfast wrap, hash and eggs pizza, a special tots menu, giveaways from Molson and Coors, and more.

Priced a la carte, 12 p.m., 85 Causeway St., Boston; 617-742-1010 or harpboston.com.

Loyal Nine

On a special day of the week, try chef Marc Sheehan’s Sunday brunch items, including a lobster popover with smoked pork fat hollandaise; baked eggs with mussels; and a fried clam and bacon sandwich, plus a few celebratory specials, including large-format cocktails.

Priced a la carte, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 660 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-945-2576 or loyalninecambridge.com.

The Independent

In addition to the Indo’s classic brunch items, like Irish breakfast, deviled eggs, and croque monsieur, there’s a Southern special traditionally thought to bring a luck and prosperity: Hoppin’ John, with black-eyed peas, rice, chopped onion and sliced bacon.

Priced a la carte; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 75 Union Square, Somerville, 617-440-6022 or theindo.com.


The Triple Dulce (two buttermilk pancakes, two farm eggs any style, two strips of hickory-smoked bacon and maple-whipped butter), the Waltham Tap Omelette with Tillamook Dairy smoked cheddar and Niman Ranch ham, and other brunch classics are on the menu.

Priced a la carte; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 584 Tremont St., Boston; 617-247-2931 or metropolisboston.com.

Olde Magoun’s Saloon Buffet

Forget prix-fixe, tasting menus, and multi-course dinners. Olde Magoun’s Saloon has a simple offer: An all-you-can-eat buffet with biscuits and gravy, rustic pork hash, mac and cheese with kielbasa, whiskey-soaked French toast, and more.

$14.95 per person, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 518 Medford St., Somerville; 617-776‑2600 or magounssaloon.com.

Orleans Restaurant

For brunch, Orleans Restaurant is offering several options like the sticky bun waffle, cinnamon roll batter poured into a waffle iron; and the three-way Benedict, with lobster, crab, and tenderloin underneath a hollandaise sauce-soaked poached egg.

Priced a la carte; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 65 Holland St., Somerville; 617-591-2100 or orleansrestaurant.com.

Outlook Kitchen and Bar

The restaurant inside the new Envoy Hotel is celebrating New Year’s Day with Belgian waffles, lobster Benedict, Iberico ham flatbread, tree-hugger hash with spinach, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and crispy fried egg; Nutella French toast, and more.

Priced a la carte; 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 70 Sleeper St., Boston; 617-338-3030 or theenvoyhotel.com.

The Painted Burro

Ease into 2016 with crab cake eggs Benedict with smoked chili hollandaise sauce, or kick it up with spicy El Montenero “Superbeasto,” a plate piled high with eggs, chorizo, potatoes, chicharrons, plantains, and rice. You need the Hair of the Dog: Here, it’s a blend of coffee horchata, rum, and coffee liqueur. Spicy margaritas, huevos rancheros, thick-cut French toast, and other favorites are on the menu, too.

Priced a la carte; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 219 Elm Street, Somerville; 61-7-776-0005 or thepaintedburro.com.

Puritan & Co.

In addition to extra pastries, chef/owner Will Gilson’s brunch options include smoked mushroom pinwheels, hazelnut and milk scones, Berkshire pork hash, broccoli and cheddar scramble, a fried oyster po’boy, and more. 

Priced a la carte; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge; 617-615-6195 or puritancambridge.com.


Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar

Get comfortable with old-school comforts like Ma’s Pancakes, an egg and sausage flatbread, and signature doughnuts; plus a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.  

Priced a la carte; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 381 Summer St., Somerville; 617-629-9500 or rosebudkitchen.com.

Russell House Tavern

The brunch menu has sweet treats like Nutella stuffed brioche French toast; and torched banana and granola; and savory options including a raw bar; slow-poached swordfish; and the “anti-Benedict,” with crispy fried poached eggs, spinach, breakfast sausage, and creamy hollandaise.

Priced a la carte; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 14 JFK St., Harvard Square, Cambridge; 617-500-3055 or russellhousecambridge.com.


A la carte specials like brown sugar-baked French toast, buttermilk blueberry pancakes, al pastor pork tostada with fried eggs, and more from chef Paul Turano.

Priced a la carte; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 689 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington; 781-641-2227 or trystrestaurant.com. 


Try chef Lydia Shire’s rum-smoked salmon Benedict with crispy bacon, grilled green asparagus and Meyer lemon hollandaise; her signature lobster pizza; the chicken ‘parm’ with stuffed jumbo shells; spaghetti with cracklings and hot pepper; warm burrata with beet ‘crudo’ and crushed Marcona almonds; and other a la carte specials.

Priced a la carte; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 215 Charles St., Boston; 617-536-2100 or scampoboston.com.


Chef Juan Pedrosa has a special brunch menu planned, including deviled egg toast, Korean fried chicken eggs Benedict with a kimchee biscuit; Mean Eggs and Ham (spicy Cholula fried eggs, smoked ham, dirty American fries,  and chipotle aioli), a selection of doughnuts from pastry chef Kate Holowchik; and more. Note: The restaurant is closing at 6 p.m.

Priced a la carte; noon-3 p.m., 2 Winter Place, Boston; 617-267-0047 or yvonnesboston.com.