After a long night out ringing in the New Year, what is better than a warm brunch featuring cold drinks. These spots are inviting diners in to kick off the first day of the New Year with a delicious brunch. From classics like omelets and breakfast meats to creative dishes like banana bread French toast, you are sure to find a favorite on the menu at these Boston-area locations serving New Year’s Day brunch.
1634 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445
The Fireplace is inviting Boston locals and visitors in for an affordable and fun New Year’s Pajama Brunch. For around $18 per dish, dig into lobster and truffled eggs Benedict which includes Maine lobster and poached eggs on English muffins with hollandaise. Other standouts include the pan seared foie gras over crispy Rhode Island johnnycake and stewed apple-cranberry compote. Guests will especially enjoy the make-your-own bloody Mary bar, sparkling wine flights and the roaring wood fire.
Earls Kitchen + Bar
698 Assembly Row
Somerville, MA 02145
Earls Kitchen + Bar at Assembly Row will be open for New Year’s Day brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or diners can enjoy the regular menu from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Traditional brunch options prepared in innovative ways include Chef Pennington’s eggs Benny featuring Virginia ham and hollandaise on grilled sourdough bread for only $13. Chorizo and mushroom hash, eggs florentine and French toast are also available alongside mimosas ($6), amongst the many options.
250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
New Year’s Recovery Brunch will be a perfect place to spend a meal on New Year’s Day. Enjoy sparkling wine and mimosas alongside an elaborate buffet. There will be four seatings available for reservations. The options include 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. Prices are $87 per person or $45 per child ages 5 through 12 years old at this family-friendly affair.
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East Coast Grill
1271 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
East Coast Grill’s Annual Hangover Buffet Brunch is an affordable option that also includes a DIY bloody Mary bar. Served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $20.15 per person, guests will feast on buttermilk biscuits with green peppercorn gravy, banana bread French toast with rosemary apple jam or the cheesy scrambled eggs. Other standouts include the smoked beef shank with sweet potato hash or the spinach and goat cheese frittata with sun-dried tomato pesto.
100 Sylvan Road
Woburn, MA 01801
Beat the crowds in Boston with brunch at Strega Prime. Brunch will be served on New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sip the bloody Mario, featuring Strega’s own Italian recipe garnished with pickled veggies and olives. Standouts on the food menu include the jumbo lump crab omelet or the surf and turf eggs Benedict. Cinnamon buns and Nutella donuts are also sure to hit the spot at this memorable meal.
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