10 Great Places to Eat on New Year's Day
|Chocolate Mousse at Bouchon|
Brunch at Bouchon Bistro is usually flawless. What better way to start your year? Order a quiche, or a New York strip steak and relax in to the quiet beauty.235 N. Canon Drive Beverly Hills; (310) 271-9910.
5. Bottomless carbs:
There are fancier garlic knots in town, but there are none as soft and doughy and pungent and utterly lip-smacking as those at C&O Trattoria. Grab a seat on their patio and start the new year right: loaded up on carbs. 31 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey; (310) 823-9491.
4. If you need a bit of culture:
Ray's and Stark Bar and adjacent LACMA are both open. Stroll under and around Levitated Mass, take a few snapshots in front of Chris Burden's Urban Light, and then settle in to a comfortable chair at Ray's and begin the year. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles; (323) 857-6180.
3. You're not fully committed to breakfast:
Chicken is dinner food. Waffles are breakfast food. Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles is where the two come to meet, mingle and make your day happy. They also serve lots of soul food side dishes, like grits, beans and greens. For those of you with a Southern bent. 5006 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles; (323) 934-4405.
2. Must. Eat. Bacon.
Roll in to Square One and order anything, and chances are it comes "with bacon." The bacon in question is Nueske's bacon, and it's pork nirvana. We particularly like it in the breakfast sandwich, with frisee, tomato and aioli. 4854 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles; (323) 661-1109.