Start 2012 with a lavish brunch buffet at the elegant Warwick New York Hotel, for just $32 for adults and $14 for kids ages 6-12, and free for those five and under. On New Year’s Day, Murals on 54 is serving erb-roasted breast of chicken with wheat berry and orzo pilaf, and grilled North Atlantic salmon with black lentils and Swiss chard, will be served alongside traditional brunch fare such as a make-your-own waffle station, French toast, eggs, pastries, smoked salmon, charcuterie, cheeses, and more. A glass of Champagne, Bloody Mary or mimosa is included in the price, but not tax or tips. Warwick’s restaurant also is serving complimentary samples of its special holiday cocktails – Eggnog White Russian, Red Hot Chocolate, Candy Cane Swirl Martini, Ginger Snap and Holiday Cheer – at all New Year’s meals. The Warwick brunch is 11 AM to 3 PM on New Year’s Day. There’s also a New Year’s Eve dinner and dancing at Randolph’s, named for the man who built the Warwick New York Hotel in 1926 — William Randolph Hearst. The Warwick is at 54th St. and Sixth Ave.