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Brunch Finder: So You’re Feeling Boozy
When the party starts early (or maybe it never stopped)
If the tablecloths and tony atmosphere have you on edge, sidle up to the bar, where the prosecco flows from a tap. Bellinis, boutique wines, and stronger stuff complement Euro-brunch favorites like Nutella crepes, a porchetta Benedict, and a traditional English breakfast. » 8674 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, cecconiswesthollywood.com.
The menu, heavy on dishes like pappardelle with ragù, may seem more “unch” than “br.” But the richer grub warrants a broader sampling of the haven’s brunch-specific craft cocktails, such as the Eveleigh Lemonade with chamomile-infused tequila. » 8752 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, theeveleigh.com.
Sure, this hipped-up railcar diner still smells a bit like last night’s festivities, but so do you. Bottomless beermosas and a helping of short rib tacos—or, if you must do penance, the egg whites with kale and grilled chicken—will have you back on your feet (or dancing on the bar) in no time. » 1114 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood, thehudsonla.com.
Try to get a table that doesn’t boast a graveyard of $15 prosecco bottles and pitchers of orange juice. The queue of famous faces and stylish Eastsiders makes for quite the sidewalk scene, but ethereally thin pizzas topped with sunny-side-up eggs are worth the wait. » 2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz, littledoms.com.
For poolside dining and drinking of the swankest variety, come aboard the Mr. C Yacht Club from June through September. If you think you can put away a whole bottle of Cristal, reserve a cabana for the ultimate in exclusive brunching. There are Benedicts and the like, but we’ll opt for the gorgeous (and light!) prosciutto and melon presentation. » Mr. C Hotel, 1224 Beverwill Dr., Pico-Robertson, mrchotels.com.