CT restaurants offering New Year's Day brunch

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Looking for brunch on New Year's Day after a late night of NYE celebrations? These Connecticut restaurants have it covered, with hearty meals, caffeine, mimosas and Bloody Marys.

La Plage in Westport is serving brunch with a la carte menu from noon to 2:30 p.m. The restaurant's regular brunch menu features dishes like halibut Benedict, pinsa with smoked bacon and steak and farm eggs. Make reservations on OpenTable or call 203-684-6232.

La Plage restaurant Thursday, August 4, 2021, at theLongshore Inn in Westport, Conn.
La Plage restaurant Thursday, August 4, 2021, at theLongshore Inn in Westport, Conn.Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media

Sign of the Whale in Stamford hosts its annual New Year's Day pajama brunch starting at 11:30 a.m., with prizes for sexiest, funniest and best group pajamas. Make reservations online or call 203-883-8282.

Oak Haven Table & Bar in New Haven offers its annual all-you-can-eat New Year's Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with dishes like bourbon vanilla French toast, hash, breakfast risotto, bacon, scrambled eggs and more. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are included in the $30 price; sparkling cocktails and Bloody Marys are available for an upcharge. Call 203-915-9413 for reservations.

Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill in Fairfield and New Haven will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurants' regular brunch menu features dishes like torrejas (French toast with passion fruit flavored piloncillo syrup), steak and eggs, huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos. Reservations can be made online or by calling 203-955-1643 (Fairfield) or 203-777-7700 (New Haven).

Food from Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill with locations in New Haven and Fairfield.

Food from Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill with locations in New Haven and Fairfield.

Courtesy of Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill

Mikro Depot in Hamden hosts a New Year's Day collaboration brunch with its sibling restaurant, Texiko Tequila Bar. Menu items include smoked brisket hash, chilaquiles, birria poutine, a breakfast burrito, tres leches French toast and a Tex-Mex brunch burger with fried egg. Brunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 203-553-7676 for reservations.

1741 Pub & Grill at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield hosts New Year's Day brunch starting at 9 a.m., with New Year's cocktail specials. The restaurant's regular brunch menu offers dishes like apple cider pancakes, brioche French toast with berry compote, smoked brisket and eggs and a Florentine omelet with potato hash and a buttermilk biscuit. Make reservations on OpenTable or at 860-349-6033.

Foxwoods Resort Casino hosts a New Year's Day champagne brunch starting at noon in its Premier Ballroom. The $100 general admission ticket includes unlimited access to the buffet; drinks are available for additional cost. Buy tickets online at foxwoods.com.

Foxwoods restaurants David Burke Prime and Caputo Trattoria are also hosting New Year's Day brunches, featuring hot and cold buffet stations, raw bar, a sausage and biscuit station, omelet station and more. Brunches run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each location, at $125 per person. 

Saybrook Point Resort & Marina in Old Saybrook hosts a special New Year's brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with breakfast items, a waffle station, Southwestern food station, raw bar, hot entrees, carving station, pasta station and desserts. Cost is $69.95 for adults; $34.95 for kids over four years old. Reservations required: 860-388-1111.

Butchers & Bakers in Farmington offers its annual Pajama Brunch from11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with bottomless bellinis. Bloody Marys and more. Pajamas are strongly encouraged. Reserve online or call 860-470-7414.

Agave Grill in Hartford

Agave Grill in Hartford

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Agave Grill in Hartford hosts New Year's Day brunch starting at 11:30 a.m., with dishes like chilaquiles con pollo, pan torrejas, a breakfast burrito and poblano potato hash with bacon. Agave also offers happy hour specials all day. 860-882-1557.