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12 Places to Eat Brunch on New Year's Day

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One of the cruel ironies of New Year's Day is that one of the moments in the year when you most need brunch—that is, with a raging hangover and an entire weekday off stretching in front of you—is one of the times when it's hardest to find. But while many restaurants close their doors for the holiday, we've found 12 spots that will be offering all that makes brunch delicious, from mimosas and bloodies to hearty Mexican entrees to pancakes and pizza. We may not be able to do anything about the lines, but they're sure to make your first day of 2014 a better one.


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1. Presidio Social Club

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563 Ruger St
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 885-1888
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Swing by PSC from 10 am-4 pm for options like pork-belly chilaquiles, Asian chicken noodle soup, eggs with lamb merguez, or kale salad with duck confit. Fernet-spiked Irish coffee and cranberry spritzers will help ease the pain.

2. Campton Place

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340 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 955-5555
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For a super-chic New Year's Day brunch, Campton Place is offering duck samosas with tomato butter, Dungeness crab naan with a pullet egg, and a black truffle burger with truffled potato chips from 11:30 am-2:45 pm. Every dish comes with a free glass of sparkling wine.

3. Bluestem Brasserie

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1 Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 547-1111
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Bluestem is offering brunch from 9 am-3 pm, with four kinds of pancakes (buttermilk, chocolate hazelnut, apple-maple, and Meyer lemon-poppy seed), plus bottomless mimosas and other non-pancake brunch dishes.

4. Chambers Eat + Drink

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601 Eddy St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 829-2316
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From 10:30 am-2:30 pm, Chambers will be on hangover patrol with caviar and smoked salmon-topped eggs, souffle pancakes, burgers, tequila shots with sangrita, and mimosas by the bottle.

5. Absinthe

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398 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 551-1590
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Open from 11 am-3 pm, Absinthe is adding some Mexican spice to their NYD brunch menu, with spicy red chile pork stew and a braised short rib torta to complement the usual steak frites and ricotta-stuffed French toast. Throw in a Death in the Afternoon or an aquavit bloody Mary, and you'll be back in business.

6. Rice Paper Scissors

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1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
The ladies of Rice Paper Scissors will be serving up a special Vietnamese brunch at Brick and Mortar Music Hall from 11 am-3 pm, featuring dry-fried chicken wings, breakfast banh mi, and Hanoi-style pho. Vietnamese iced coffee and kumquat ginger beer will be available, as will mimosas and bloodies from B&M's bar.

7. SoMa StrEat Food Park

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428 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
The street-food mecca is throwing a NYD brunch blowout from 11 am-5 pm, with $12 bottomless mimosas, egg and lobster sandwiches from Sam's Chowder Mobile, Bacon Bacon breakfast burritos, Me Meli Greek donuts, and a live salsa band.

8. Elixir

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3200 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-1633
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Arguably the best deal on the list: Elixir is offering a free BBQ brunch from chef Jack Andrews with the purchase of an adult beverage or two. Maker's Mark is sponsoring the shindig, so expect deals on bourbon.

9. Namu Gaji

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499 Dolores St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 431-6268
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Namu Gaji is open from 10:30 am-4 pm, with soju bloody Marys and mimosas by the pitcher, egg sandwiches with kimchi relish, a fried-oyster Benedict, gamja fries, and other hangover helpers.

10. Beretta

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1199 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1199
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Beretta is open from 11 am onward with its usual brunch complement of carbonara pizza, parmesan bread pudding, pancetta-mushroom-fontina omelets, and Pimm's Cups and tequila swizzles for sipping.

11. Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

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3150 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 787-3354
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The Wise Sons will be dishing up their usual pastrami and eggs, challah French toast, bialys with smoked salmon, and other Jewish deli favorites from 10 am-3 pm. They won't be open at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, though, so you'll have to hit the Mission location.

12. The Front Porch

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65A 29th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-7800
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Savor a Southern-fried New Year's brunch with options like chicken and waffles, the "stoner stack" (a biscuit with fried chicken, bacon, cheddar, and country gravy), or the Hangover Helper (mac and cheese topped with chili and an egg). It's all available from 11 am-3 pm, alongside a full bar with options like bacon bloody Marys.

1. Presidio Social Club

563 Ruger St, San Francisco, CA 94129
Swing by PSC from 10 am-4 pm for options like pork-belly chilaquiles, Asian chicken noodle soup, eggs with lamb merguez, or kale salad with duck confit. Fernet-spiked Irish coffee and cranberry spritzers will help ease the pain.
563 Ruger St
San Francisco, CA 94129

2. Campton Place

340 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108
For a super-chic New Year's Day brunch, Campton Place is offering duck samosas with tomato butter, Dungeness crab naan with a pullet egg, and a black truffle burger with truffled potato chips from 11:30 am-2:45 pm. Every dish comes with a free glass of sparkling wine.
340 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108

3. Bluestem Brasserie

1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103
Bluestem is offering brunch from 9 am-3 pm, with four kinds of pancakes (buttermilk, chocolate hazelnut, apple-maple, and Meyer lemon-poppy seed), plus bottomless mimosas and other non-pancake brunch dishes.
1 Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, CA 94103

4. Chambers Eat + Drink

601 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94109
From 10:30 am-2:30 pm, Chambers will be on hangover patrol with caviar and smoked salmon-topped eggs, souffle pancakes, burgers, tequila shots with sangrita, and mimosas by the bottle.
601 Eddy St
San Francisco, CA 94109

5. Absinthe

398 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Open from 11 am-3 pm, Absinthe is adding some Mexican spice to their NYD brunch menu, with spicy red chile pork stew and a braised short rib torta to complement the usual steak frites and ricotta-stuffed French toast. Throw in a Death in the Afternoon or an aquavit bloody Mary, and you'll be back in business.
398 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

6. Rice Paper Scissors

1710 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
The ladies of Rice Paper Scissors will be serving up a special Vietnamese brunch at Brick and Mortar Music Hall from 11 am-3 pm, featuring dry-fried chicken wings, breakfast banh mi, and Hanoi-style pho. Vietnamese iced coffee and kumquat ginger beer will be available, as will mimosas and bloodies from B&M's bar.
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

7. SoMa StrEat Food Park

428 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
The street-food mecca is throwing a NYD brunch blowout from 11 am-5 pm, with $12 bottomless mimosas, egg and lobster sandwiches from Sam's Chowder Mobile, Bacon Bacon breakfast burritos, Me Meli Greek donuts, and a live salsa band.
428 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

8. Elixir

3200 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Arguably the best deal on the list: Elixir is offering a free BBQ brunch from chef Jack Andrews with the purchase of an adult beverage or two. Maker's Mark is sponsoring the shindig, so expect deals on bourbon.
3200 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

9. Namu Gaji

499 Dolores St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Namu Gaji is open from 10:30 am-4 pm, with soju bloody Marys and mimosas by the pitcher, egg sandwiches with kimchi relish, a fried-oyster Benedict, gamja fries, and other hangover helpers.
499 Dolores St
San Francisco, CA 94110

10. Beretta

1199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Beretta is open from 11 am onward with its usual brunch complement of carbonara pizza, parmesan bread pudding, pancetta-mushroom-fontina omelets, and Pimm's Cups and tequila swizzles for sipping.
1199 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

11. Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

3150 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
The Wise Sons will be dishing up their usual pastrami and eggs, challah French toast, bialys with smoked salmon, and other Jewish deli favorites from 10 am-3 pm. They won't be open at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, though, so you'll have to hit the Mission location.
3150 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

12. The Front Porch

65A 29th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Savor a Southern-fried New Year's brunch with options like chicken and waffles, the "stoner stack" (a biscuit with fried chicken, bacon, cheddar, and country gravy), or the Hangover Helper (mac and cheese topped with chili and an egg). It's all available from 11 am-3 pm, alongside a full bar with options like bacon bloody Marys.
65A 29th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

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