NYE Brunchin': Where To Eat The First Brunch of 2023

Coffee, croissants, Eggs Benedict, and more! It's no mystery New Yorkers love to brunch, especially after a wild weekend out. The only question is; where can boozy recoveries go for a nice stack of pancakes, and meaty omelets following the festivities on New Year's Eve? Here are 5 places worthy of hosting the first brunch date of the year!

Ainslie (76 Ainslie St. and 199 Bowery locations)

Bottoms up! Ainslie is serving complimentary champagne for all brunch bookings at both its Williamsburg and Lower East Side locations from 11 am - 4 pm. The vast menu offers everything from a Mushroom Omelette and Ainslie Burger, to Eggs in Purgatory and French Toast from Executive Chef John DeLucie along with an array of delectable wood-fired pizzas. 

Isla & Co. (25 W. 38th Street)

Isla & Co. is ringing in 2023 with an exceptional offer of 12 East Coast Oysters plus a specialty or classic cocktail like a Margarita or an Old Fashioned all for $12! All Isla & Co. locations will run the winter special from opening until 6 pm, Monday-Sunday, while supplies last. To redeem the offer, guests can book their table via Resy.

Carroll Place (157 Bleecker St)

Carroll Place will gift a complimentary round of champagne to all brunch diners between 11 am - 4 pm in honor of 2023! Patrons can enjoy Eggs Benedict, Pancakes & Gelato, Steak & Eggs, Pancetta & Pecorino Omelette, along with an assortment of pizzas and pasta from the classic Italian American restaurant, wine bar, and gastropub.

Carnegie Diner & Cafe  (W 57th Street and 7th Ave.)

Carnegie Diner & Cafe will have their extensive all-day breakfast menu available in addition to salads, burgers, sandwiches, main entrees, pastas desserts, and a beer and cocktail menu perfect for any time of day! Their alluring brunch menu includes a bottomless mimosa option for $19.95 alongside entrees like their Eggs Benedict which features Poached Eggs & Bacon on an English Muffin with Hollandaise Sauce, Hash Browns, and Farmer's Market Greens (bacon can be upgraded to Maine Lobster or Salmon)!

Loulou  (176 8th Ave.)

Loulou is wishing diners Bonne année at their French bistro and speakeasy in the heart of Chelsea! Diners can take in the stunning interior while enjoying the impressive brunch menu including fresh smoothies, pitchers of mimosas and sangria, Eggs Benedict with crispy pork belly, an Egg White Frittata with chicken sausage, roasted tomato, herb pistou, goat cheese, and fingerling potatoes, or Croissant French Toast with a mandarin date compote, blood orange, walnuts, and mascarpone and more! Did I mention they are dog friendly?


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