Face it: after a night of partying on New Year’s Eve, there’s no way you’re going begin your quest to be Martha Stewart on Jan. 1. You can still get your 2016 off to a deliciously festive start by heading to brunch at a Long Island restaurant. Think mimosas, Bloody Marys sure to cure the hair of the dog, lobster Eggs Benedict, buttermilk pancakes…your mouth is watering even though you’re still in a mild food coma from your most recent holiday feast. A lot of other people are probably having the same reaction, so make those reservations now.
Besito, Huntington and Roslyn
Head to the trendy restaurant for Huevos Rancheros, fresh fruit pancakes and chilaquiles roja from 12-3pm. The regular lunch menu will also be available. If you’re still in party mode, enjoy a 2-for-1 margarita special starting at noon. Go there.
Fox Hollow Inn, Woodbury
Ring in 2016 with a staycation at Fox Hollow Inn. The gorgeous hotel on eight rustic acres of land is throwing a New Year’s Eve party with brunch for guests the next day. The menu includes your favorite hot and cold items like bacon, eggs, pancakes, hash browns and bagels. Cure that hangover with a little coffee. Brunch available for guests only. Go there.
Sandbar, Cold Spring Harbor
Start with shrimp cocktail, duck tacos or chickpea fries and make sure to leave room for your entree. Offerings include lobster Eggs Benedict, a Sandbar cheeseburger, omelet and the pancake of the day. The cocktails will be flowing, so clink glasses once again with a bacon-infused Bloody Mary complete with a bacon garnish, Bellini of the Day or another one of the hand-crafted signature cocktails. Doors open at 11am and reservations are recommended. Go there.
Begin 2016 at the End. First, participate in the Polar Plunge, which is exactly what it sounds like: cannon balling into the frigid Atlantic Ocean. Dry off and warm up with a champagne brunch and indoor pool party in North America’s only heated seawater pool. DJ Nicole Leone will be spinning. Go there.
Enjoy New Year’s Day brunch with a breathtaking view of the Great South Bay. The brunch buffet will include made-to-order omelets, steamed crab legs and fresh homemade baked muffins. There will be unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys and coffee and tea service. Brunch is from 12-4pm and is $35.95 per person. Reservations are recommended. Go there.
The Carltun, East Meadow
Have your first meal of the year in a destination for delectable cuisine. Let the friendly staff take care of you as you dig into eggs, French toast, roasted free-range chicken and more from 11am-4pm at one of Long Island’s most elegant restaurants. Cost is $60 per adult and $25 per child. Go there.
Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck
Head to the North Fork for your favorite traditional breakfast foods like pancakes, French toast and eggs. The Breakfast Bowl of potatoes, jack cheese, two poached eggs, salsa and a sliced avocado will leave you satisfied until at least Jan. 3. Go there.
Three Village Inn, Stony Brook
There’s no better way to start the New Year than with bottomless brunch. Have as many flutes of champagne or mimosas as you can handle along with omelettes, breakfast and lunch chafing dishes, a dessert table and more. Soft drinks and a separate buffet will be available for the kids. Brunch is from 12-4pm and is $33.95 for adults plus tax and gratuity. Children under 10 are half price. Reservations are recommended. Go there.