Did the holidays leave your wallet a bit light? You can still afford the delicious comfort of dining out this month, thanks to January 2016 restaurant weeks in more than 30 cities.
We admit it. As much as we love our PJ’s and loungewear, we’re not the hugest fans of people wearing them in public – except, that is, when it’s the first day of the year and that is pretty much all anyone wants to or is capable of wearing. Your fashion leanings don’t have to keep you from dining out that day, however. Here are a few restaurants where you are welcome to don your yummy sushi pajamas and slip on your Ugg slippers with pajama brunch on New Year’s Day. (PS: It really pays to show up in your sleepwear at a few of these restaurants; read on for details.)
Summer House Santa Monica, North Bethesda, Maryland
Enjoy the feel of laid-back California dining in the NB with this location of Summer House Santa Monica, however the Pajama Brunch Party here on New Year’s Day revs things up a bit with a healthy side of fun. The Spinach and Kale omelet is perfect for clean eaters, but be sure to pair it with the Kicked Up Kale cocktail (because it’s a party, after all). The original breakfast ‘wich is a local fave, and those with a certain type of tooth will find sweet satisfaction in the Orange Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Bonus: Enjoy a credit for another free meal at a future visit — if you rock your PJs to brunch. [Photo by Anjali Pinto] Make a reservation.
Viviane, Beverly Hills, California
The inaugural New Year’s Day brunch at the posh Viviane’s promises to rejuvenate you as you dine al fresco by the iconic Avalon pool. Don’t let the posh place stop you from styling your comfort wear at this meal, though. Executive chef Michael Hung’s special menu will feature savory goodness such as the Fried Egg and Porchetta Ham Hoagie, mouthwatering Loaded Potatoes with Duck Confit, Bone Marrow and Trout Caviar, and Roasted Mushroom Bread Pudding with Truffle Anglaise and will set you on the road to recovery in no time. Kick off your meal with the cure-all that is bar manager Ryan Wainwright’s San Francisco Rooster Shoot (a trio of subsequent shots of freshly pressed wheatgrass juice, orange juice, and Tapatío tequila) and rejuvenate in a most delicious way. Make a reservation.
Stella Barra Pizzeria, Chicago, Illinois
Pizza for breakfast in your PJ’s? YES! Live the dream at chef Jeff Mahin’s artisanal pizzeria in Lincoln Park. There are breakfast pizzas including the Venice Beach with egg whites, mushrooms, caramelized onions, Gruyere, and truffle, and anytime pies like the classic Margherita and a Quattro Formaggi that’s a cheesy mélange of Gruyere, Fontina, Pecorino, and Gorgonzola. For you Tommy Boy fans, there’s a Meat Lover’s ‘za, too. Purists fear not: Classic brunch dishes, such as frittatas and Belgian waffles, also grace the menu. Dress casual in your comfiest PJs to leave with a gift card equal to the price of your meal for use on your next visit. [Photo by Rey Lopez] Make a reservation.
ICYMI, Thanksgiving is just days away. If it slipped your mind (or your stomach), fear not. There is availability at top restaurants in cities all across the nation. To wit, we’ve rounded up a variety of deals and offers in our last-minute Thanksgiving reservations guide for restaurants in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Read on and start booking!
A bit more: Le Bilboquet: With an all-day special menu, French favorite Le Bilboquet is open from 12PM-8PM and serving a 3-course meal at $65 per person and $25 for kids under 12.
A bit less: B’s Bistro: B’s is offering a traditional four-course turkey, ham or Scottish salmon Thanksgiving feast from 1PM-7PM. It’s just $34.95 plus tax and service, and $16.00 for the 12 and under crew.
A bit different: The SHED at Glenwood: Dig into an amazing Thanksgiving buffet with all the holiday classics! With seatings from noon to 7PM, it’s $50 for adults and $20 for kids 3-11.
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A bit more: Bar Boulud: Celebrate with friends and family while enjoying a three-course, prix-fixe Thanksgiving Day spread. Enjoy seasonal classics with a French twist, from 12PM-8PM for $85 apiece.
A bit less: Amuse: Chef Martin Quinn is creating a special three-course Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu for only $28 per person.
A bit different: Club Café: Do good while digging into the sumptuous buffet at Club Café. Served 11AM-4PM, it’s $29.95 per person and 10% of food sales will be donated to The Boston Living Center and the dollar donation will be matched by Mark West wines.
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A bit more: Cite: Feast with your family and friends on a hearty Thanksgiving brunch buffet on the 70th floor of the prestigious Lake Point Tower, from 10:30AM-2:30PM. Adults are $85 each, and kids eat for $38.
A bit less: Brasserie LM: Brasserie by LM will celebrate Thanksgiving with a $35 prix-fixe menu. Menu items include Roasted Chestnut Soup, Fried Ham Steak with bacon & Brussels sprout hash, and yummy Pumpkin Pie.
A bit different: Vermillion: Partake of the most unabashed innovative Thanksgiving feast that has earned raves from the Wall Street Journal, among others. The four-course global meal is big on herbs and spice with a Latin-Indian twist. Vegetarian options abound. $55 per person.
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A bit more: Element 47: The three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu gets a luxe spin at Element. Book for the $99 per person experience with an optional $65 wine pairing.
A bit less: Hodson’s Bar and Grill-Southglenn: Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner two ways — traditional with all the fixings for $17 or a smoked turkey with root vegetable gratin for $16. Both options are served all day, from 11AM-8PM.
A bit different: Kachina Southwestern Grill: Add a southwestern accent to your day with this family-style “Back to Our Roots” supper from 11AM-9PM. The four courses feature Achiote Turkey, Smoked Prime Rib, and traditional sides. $40 for adults and $15 for children.
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A bit more: Carbon Beach Club Restaurant at The Malibu Beach Inn: Surf into the holiday with a beachside Thanksgiving dinner. There are three courses for $ 85 per person with wine pairings available upon request.
A bit less: The Front Yard: You don’t have to stress about cooking this year if you hit up The Front Yard! Chef Chris is serving a save-ory menu at just $39 for adults and $18 kids 12 and under.
A bit different: The Hungry Cat: It’s tender vittles all the way with offerings that include deep-fried turkey, spiced cranberry, chorizo and oyster stuffing, potato puree and more, plus dessert.
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Get into the spirit of pumpkin spice season this week by saving $20 on delicious autumn dining. When you book a table and pay through the OpenTable app* for your next meal on Tuesday, September 29 through Sunday, October 4, you’ll save $20** on your experience — while you get to savor the flavor of fall. Here’s how it works:
* Make a reservation and dine September 29-October 4 at a restaurant that accepts OpenTable mobile payments.
* Add the promo code pumpkin in the top right when you view your check in the app. (You can only use it once!)
* And there you have it — a $20 credit toward your bill. (Now if only we could explain precisely what pumpkin spice is.)
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