Cheap and cheerful New Years Day Brunches
Special to amNewYork
After the ball drops and the partys over, its likely youll awake to 2009 feeling the aftereffects of your revelry, in mind, body and wallet. Skip the white linen tablecloths and enjoy these New Years Day brunches, that are cheap, cheerful and sure to cure whatever ails you.
Cure your post-New Year's Eve hangover with a dish from Agave. Credit: Lorenzo Poli
140 Seventh Ave. S.,
Kick off the New Year in Southwestern style and dine among cacti and cow skulls. For $13.95, Agaves prix-fixe brunch includes a margarita, mimosa or wine, and regionally-inspired egg specialties like huevos rancheros, or a la carte dishes like the grilled adobo chicken, Chile and cheese quesadilla ($11).
The bar also boasts more than 80 different types of tequila, so you can keep the New Years party going if youve got the energy.Choice Kitchen and Cocktails
380 Third Ave.,
Drag yourself out of bed and sit down at this warm Gramercy brunch spot, where $14.95 will get you an entrÃ©e and two cocktails. Choose from classic breakfast dishes like blueberry pancakes and eggs benedict or lunch fare like burgers and salads.
35-01 36th St., Queens,
This Astoria diner serves up heaping portions of greasy-spoon staples and classic dishes with a twist. Get your morning-after fix with Caribbean French toast, which is coconut crusted and topped with berries, bananas and whipped cream ($7.50) or try the Turbo Omelette with chicken, spinach and fresh mozzarella ($7.95). Cup also offers tons of burgers, sandwiches, salads, pastas and desserts.
135 N. 5 St., Brooklyn,
This southern-style Williamsburg diner serves up breakfast classics with ingredients sourced from local farms. The menu is short, but the prices are sweet: try the eggs Rothko, an easy-cooked egg in a slice of brioche topped with cheddar and a side of tomatoes and bacon ($6.50) or organic pancakes with Vermont maple syrup ($6).
Egg is BYOB., so come with your own booze to help with your hangover.
483 Amsterdam Ave.,
Since opening in 1981, this Upper West Side eatery has been a favorite among neighborhood locals for its extensive menu and its homey atmosphere.
Try pumpkin French toast made with the restaurants homemade pumpkin bread and topped with a cranberry and pear compote ($10.25), or opt for the apple pancake topped with apple-raisin compote, sour cream and cinnamon sugar ($10.25).
Be warned: weekend brunch lines can be more than an hour.
Schillers Liquor Bar
131 Rivington St.,
Lower East Side partiers wont have far to go for their post-revelry brunch fix. Schillers offers satisfying a la carte options like a sour cream and hazelnut waffle ($9) or eggs hussard poached with ham, tomatoes, mushrooms, bordelaise and hollandaise sauce ($12). Indulge in one of their brunch cocktails like Pimms Cup, a blend of gin, lemonade, mint and fresh fruit ($10).
75 Ninth Ave.,
Housed within designer Nicole Farhis Chelsea boutique, 202 will help you kick off 2009 with a full stomach and fashion-forward apparel. Its a mostly British-inspired menu, like the traditional English breakfast of bacon, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms and poached eggs ($13) and buttermilk pancakes with blackberry compote and crÃ¨me fraÃ®che ($11).