Fancy a ‘Hair of the Dog’ situation? Didn’t party enough on New Years Eve? Didn’t do anything New Years Eve and want to do it all now? We understand. Brunch on any given Sunday is extremely important, but on New Years Day it means that much more. After all, it IS going to be the first proper meal you have in the New Year. Why not go all out? By all out we mean bottomless mimosas and bloody marys, menus to die for, and all of the excitement that a New Year brings.

Who’s ready? Just like our list of places to party on New Years Eve, we’ve curated a list of 16 brunches that you need to be at on the first day of 2016. See what we did there?

Tavern 29: A low key but highly spirited spot, Tavern 29 serves up great taste. Lose yourself in the distinct floors of the German Biergarten with the servers and bartenders. The atmosphere is one in which you’ll find an “eclectic craft beer selection” and a “menu inspired by the seasons.”

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Pranna Restaurant: A “sexy atmosphere and beautiful surroundings” welcomes you when you step into Pranna. The exciting Southeast Asian menu and cuisine served there combines inspiration of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, and India.

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Dovetail: Welcome the New Year in good company, as Dovetail is located conveniently near Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History. The proud owner of three stars from The New York Times, Dovetail is also the owner of a Michelin star.

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Tessa: A Mediterranean tavern you’ll love to love that fuses southern French and Italian cuisines together. The sophistication is on point in this Upper West Side hotspot.

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Clinton Street Baking Company: Known for their blueberry pancakes being voted the best in the city two times by New York Magazine, CSBC is on point with their brunch menu. That’s reason enough just to stop in.

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The Crooked Knife: Bottomless Brunch. Have you really heard anything better today? A chill atmosphere makes The Crooked Knife so inviting. Quite honestly, we could find ourselves there all day. What’s stopping you?

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Ca Va Brasserie: French cuisine in the Theater district. How could you wrong with that? Especially when the Eggs Benedict look this delicious.

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The Smile: Honestly, it’s all in the name on this one, right? It’s been around since March of 2009 and is a subterranean cafe downtown. What makes it the coolest place? The 1830s Federal-style townhouse that it’s located in.

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Saxon + Parole: “Grilled meats and aquatic delights” is what it’s all about at Saxon + Parole. Fun fact? “Saxon, a stately black racehorse, was the first to wear New York tobacco heir Pierre Lorillard’s signature racing colors of cherry & black. The stallion won the Belmont Stakes in 1874 and sired more winners in retirement. Saxon’s career, respectable as it was, paled in comparison to his unassuming stable mate: the indefatigable PAROLE.”

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Miss Lily’s: Want to welcome the New Year like you’re on the beach in the Caribbean? No problem, just have brunch at Miss Lily’s.  This is Jamaican-style diner goodness like you have never seen it before.

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Isabella’s: It’s been on the Upper West Side for almost 30 years and serves American fare to anyone that wants it. Who doesn’t want to go to an Ugly Sweater Brunch Party? The holidays are not over yet.

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Wallflower: Unique cocktails and a seasonal/regional French country menu is what you’ll find at Wallflower. Get a “neighborhood vibe” as soon as you walk in and welcome the New Year with nothing short of happiness and excitement.

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Maya: Maya loves to share the earthy flavors of Mexico via Chef Richard Sandoval’s unique and tempting dishes. Fiesta in the Upper East Side anyone? Count us in!

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Vic’s: A classic originally opened in 1999, this Italian-Mediterranean hotspot includes house made pasta and pizza. The New York State flour assists in giving it the freshest taste possible. Not to mention the wood burning oven that cooks market-driven plates.

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Jack’s Wife Freda: The colorful vibe of Jack’s Wife Freda says it all. Stop in for a classic brunch, a reflection of the spirit of team work, and menu items that speak for themselves.

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Esperanto: Latin fusion cuisine done right with North Eastern Brazilian dishes. It’s recommended to pair most of their dishes with fresh fruit cocktail or seasonal cold-pressed juices. Sit back and take in the vibrancy of South American culture.

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Are we missing a favorite of yours? Let us know in the comments or on our social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (@munchado). Happy 2016! Can you believe we’ve all made it yet another year? Here’s to a great one.

 

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