Need a hangover cure from all of the New Year’s Eve revelry? Soak up the libations from the night before with a delectable New Year’s Day brunch from one of the following restaurants in the Twin Cities. They’ll be serving up the best dishes to start 2014 off right.
Lake Elmo Inn
3442 Lake Elmo Ave. N.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Venture to Lake Elmo Inn for a delicious champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on New Year’s Day. The menu consists of roast duck, prime rib, made-to-order omelets, eggs benedict and more mouth-watering treats. Don’t skip the award-winning dessert tables which are adorned with mini confections such as Sin of the Inn – caramel, white satin, chocolate ganache and white chocolate mousse piled atop a pecan crust. Cost for adults is $25.95 and kids ages three to 11 are $12.95. Reservations are strongly recommended.
80 S. 9th St.
Minneapolis MN 55402
Start the New Year off right with lemon ricotta hotcakes, huevos rancheros or any of the other tasty items on Hell’s Kitchen’s brunch menu. Prices for plated brunch start at $4 for Mahnomen porridge – a wild rice served warm with roasted hazelnuts, dried blueberries and cranberries, cream and maple syrup. On the higher end, try the 12- to 14-oz. steak and eggs for $25. Food is served from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. with live music to accompany your meal from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The St. Paul Grill
350 Market St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Indulge in a brunch at The St. Paul Grill, located next to downtown St. Paul’s Rice Park. Complimentary mimosas start the first big feast of 2014 off right. Order up the delicious wild mushroom and goat cheese omelet, corned beef hash brown or smoked salmon benedict. Brunch features run from $12 to $25. The kids menu includes Belgian waffles with strawberries and bananas for $10.
3311 E. 25th St.
Minneapolis MN 55406
For a brunch that incorporates seasonal and organic ingredients from local farmers, head over to Birchwood Café. Scrumptious items like smoked trout benedict and chocolate buttermilk waffles are on the menu. For $12, you can dine on ham, apple, kale, blue cheese and sage quiche with a side of rosemary-roasted potatoes. Inexpensive choices for kids are also available, including steel-cut oatmeal with fruit and a drink for $6.
3804 Grand Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Resolve to eat better in the New Year with a tasty brunch from Grand Café. From 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., it will be dishing out hangover cures like biscuits and redeye gravy. Don’t miss the eggs en cocotte, a spectacular puff pastry filled with poached eggs, ham and gruyere with truffle cream. Or savor the blueberry buttermilk pancakes for a sweet start to 2014.
Cortney Mohnk is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota. She is also a public relations and event planning professional. Her most important job is mother to her young daughter, who is her partner-in-crime when checking out the family entertainment scene in the Twin Cities. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.