You may be searching for sustenance on New Year's Day, whether you're nursing a hangover, looking for hair of the dog or just enjoying a Thursday off from work. These restaurants have you covered for brunch on Jan. 1.
>>Tisane, Hartford: The annual "Hangover Brunch" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. features a special alacarte menu with some of the restaurant's favorite brunch offerings. mytisane.com.
>>Max a Mia, Avon: Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu highlights include uova al forno (eggs wood oven-poached in smoked prosciutto ragu); salumi Benedict, smoked trout pancake, shrimp and grits, French toast with bruleed bananas and hanger steak and eggs. Entrees are $12.95 to $16.95. maxrestaurantgroup.com/amia.
>>Max Fish, Glastonbury: Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from raw bar selections, soups and salads, fresh-catch fish and seafood and brunch dishes like crab cake Benedict, shrimp and grits, short rib hash and eggs, brioche French toast and biscuits with sausage gravy. Entrees are $12 to $21.
Max Fish's Bloody Mary bar will help you replenish some nutrients, with the bar's signature Bloody Mary mix and choice of Hammer & Sickle vodka or two types of infused vodka (chili or applewood-smoked bacon.) The bar offers more than 30 garnishes to customize your drink, including assorted pickled vegetables, hot sauces, salt and spice rims, bocconcini mozzarella, pepperoni sticks and anchovies. Bloody Marys are $8.95 apiece or $11.95 "unlimited trips" with purchase of an entree (no sharing.) maxfishct.com.
>>Max Amore, Glastonbury: Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu highlights include sausage and pepper scramble, cannoli French toast with cinnamon mascarpone cream and chocolate chips, prosciutto Benedict and Sunday gravy hash with braised short rib and sausage. Entrees are $10.95 to $13.95. maxamore.com.
>>Blue Plate Kitchen, 345 N. Main St., West Hartford, is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a breakfast/brunch menu. 860-906-1419, bpkwesthartford.com.
>> Dish Bar & Grill, 900 Main St., Hartford, serves New Year's brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get one entree with two brunch cocktails for $20.15 (normally $30.) Information and reservations: 860-249-3474,dishbarandgrill.com.
>>Bonefish Grill, South Windsor and Newington: Both Bonefish locations will serve brunch Jan. 1-4, starting at 11 a.m. Menu items include surf and turf eggs Benedict with filet mignon and lobster, creme brulee French toast and Oscar omelet with asparagus and crab. bonefishgrill.com.
>>Water's Edge, Westbrook: New Year's brunch buffet is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $42 for adults, $22 for children 5-12; free for children 5 and under. watersedgeresortandspa.com.
>>Saybrook Point Inn, Old Saybrook: Buffet brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $42.95 for adults, $21.95 for children 5 to 12; children under 5 are free. 860-388-1111, saybrook.com.
Stone Hearth, 838 Whalley Ave., New Haven, hosts two brunches on New Year's Day. The regular weekend a la carte brunch menu is available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with eggs benedict, frittatas, stuffed French toast, sandwiches and salads. Kids under 12 eat free from the children's brunch menu.
Stone Hearth also hosts a special beer brunch Jan. 1 at noon, with four courses paired with rare New England Brewing beers. Cost is $40 a person. Reservations and information: 203-691-1456, stonehearthnh.com.
>>Simsbury Inn: New Year's breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. Buffet includes juices, fresh fruit, pastries and breads, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, omelet and waffle stations and a complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa. Cost is $19.95 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are suggested; 860-651-5700 ext. 7743. simsburyinn.com.
>>Seasons Restaurant at Avon Old Farms Hotel, Avon: New Year's brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $29.95 plus tax and gratuity; $13.95 for children ages 7-12. Children under 6 are free. Reservations: 860-269-0240. avonoldfarmshotel.com.
>>Todd English's Tuscany, Mohegan Sun: Tuscany's classic champagne brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with additions like baked stuffed shrimp, chicken Francaise and tenderloin tips. Brunch also includes a raw bar, omelets and eggs to order, pasta station and carving station. Cost is $42 and includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Information: mohegansun.com/dining.
>>Alta Strada, Foxwoods: New Year's Day brunch, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., features a selection of hot and cold dishes and $7 bellinis or Bloody Marys. Cost is $24.95. Information: foxwoods.com/dining.
>>Griswold Inn, Essex: The Griswold Inn's traditional "Hunt" breakfast is served Jan. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A sample menu includes made-to-order omelet and waffle stations, pasta, hot entrees and vegetable sides. Cost is $20.95 for adults; $10.95 for children ages 7 to 12; free for children under 6. 860-767-1776, griswoldinn.com.