Where to Go for New Year's Day Brunch 2024

Soak in the new year with a ceremonial brunch with friends or family at these spots in NYC, which will be open for the most important meal of the day on Monday, January 1st.

Ainslie will serve brunch at both its 76 Ainslie St. Williamsburg location and Lower East Side location at 199 Bowery from 12pm - 4pm. The massive wine bar, beer garden and Italian restaurant offers everything from a Mushroom Omelette and Ainslie Burger, to Eggs in Purgatory and French Toast from Executive Chef John DeLucie along with an assortment of wood fired pizzas. For bottomless, opt for the $32 prix-fixe which includes 1.5 hours of unlimited brunch cocktail with any entree including Spiked Iced Tea, Mimosa and Bellini. 

Pando Park (450 Park Ave South) and Pando 39 (54 W 39th St.) will serve up the ultimate brunch for foodies and cocktail enthusiasts on New Year's Day. This contemporary American bar, known for its craft cocktails, an All Day $1.50 Oyster Happy Hour and over 100+ whiskeys will whip up savory dishes like Gypsy Toast topped with fruit and whipped cream, or Al's Omelette filled with mushrooms, spinach and mozzarella cheese. Brunch lovers can opt in for the bottomless option, with choices like 90 minutes of Mimosas, Screwdrivers, or Bloody Marys to enjoy alongside their entree for just an additional $25. Elevate brunch with the signature Pando Espresso Martini, a luscious combination of coffee-infused black strap, cold espresso, Montenegro, and cinnamon, or the refreshing Club House Sangria, a vibrant mix of red wine, berries, grapefruit juice, lemon, and whiskey. 

Loulou (176 8th Avenue) is a stunning French Bistro in Chelsea with one of the most gorgeous outdoor dining setups in town. The spot, which is open 365 days a year, serves up signature brunch dishes including Eggs Benedict with crispy pork belly and hollandaise, Steak & Eggs, Avocado Toast with a poached egg, mâche, breakfast radish, lime, Croissant French Toast with mandarin date compote, blood orange, walnuts, mascarpone and more! That's in addition to a large selection of gorgeously crafted cocktails, which you can indulge in anytime of day. 

Carnegie Diner & Cafe has two locations in the heart of Midtown at 828 8th Avenue and at 205 W. 57th Street diagonally across from Carnegie Hall that feature an extensive brunch menu, which is offered daily and includes 10 types of irresistible Buttermilk pancakes, decadent waffles, savory and sweet crepes and French Toast in addition to bagels, croissants, muffins and more. Enjoy a bottomless cup of Lavazza coffee for $3.95 or unlimited mimosas for $19.95 per person for two hours. As an extra special touch, the New Year's brunch will include the ability to order a mini traditional New Year Cake, the "Vasilopita," with one cake hiding a lucky gold coin! One fortunate winner at each restaurant location will be rewarded with a certificate alongside their golden find. This delectable addition to the menu will be available at all locations while supplies last. The diner is open every day beginning at 7:30am. Grab the same delicious menu items at their Secaucus (700 Plaza Dr.) location too! 

Isla & Co. in Midtown at 25 W. 38th St and in Williamsburg at 107 N 12th St will be serving up the best brunch to soak up your 2023 hangover and supercharge your 2024 from 9am-3pm in Williamsburg, and 9am-10pm in Midtown. This Australian-style, all-day Brasserie with two locations in Manhattan and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is the best place to relax and enjoy fresh and healthy food, coffee, and cocktails. Treat yourself right with Aussie twists on classic brunch options like their Isla Benedicts, Chili Sambal Scramble, and Brioche French Toast. Toast to the new year with their Espresso Martini Flight, the perfect complement to any brunch dish. 

Toast to new beginnings on New Year’s Day at Hole in the Wall with locations in FiDi (15 Cliff Street), Murray Hill (626 1st Avenue), in Flatiron at Hotel Henri (37 W. 24th Street) and Williamsburg (292 Bedford Avenue). Hole in the Wall will be serving a delectable New Year’s Day Brunch with dishes like a Brekky Roll with applewood smoked bacon, chorizo pate, folded eggs, chimichurri, a Modern Classic Avocado Toast, a Fried Chicken Sandwich, or a Crispy Pork Belly with sticky glaze, chili, fried shallots and lime. Sip on a Jalapeno Bloody Mary, a Blood Orange Negroni, an Aperol Spritz or a Mimosa and welcome in 2024.  

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Fornino Greenpoint (849 Manhattan Ave), with their special brunch offerings! The new menu features an array of mouthwatering pizzas, including the Margherita Classica, and the unique Al Roker with soppressata, fontina, caramelized onion, roasted pepper, tomato, mozzarella, and rosemary. For those seeking a more brunch-inspired feast, Fornino Greenpoint presents the Bec Calzone and Sec Calzone, both bursting with bacon or spinach, egg, cheese, everything spice, and spicy tomato sauce. The Wood-Fired French Toast, adorned with ricotta, blueberries, lemon zest, and maple syrup, offers a sweet and savory option for brunch enthusiasts. To complement the meal, guests can indulge in a Build Your Own Mimosa package, featuring a bottle of Prosecco and a carafe of orange juice. The beverage menu also includes options like Sangria, Fornino Spritz, and Mimosa. More information can be found by visiting, https://www.fornino.com/

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