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New Year’s Day Brunch Guide: DC

This New Year’s Day, a number of restaurants around town are opening their doors for brunch. Whether you’re nursing a hangover or trying to keep the party going, these picks are sure to do the trick. So give yourself a one day break on your resolutions and head out to any of these brunches to toast to the first day of the New Year.


A bottomless food and drink brunch may be just what you need to cure what ails you on New Year’s Day. This Dupont Circle restaurant features Mediterranean tapas with plenty of pita bread to soak up the night before. They will be serving up the bottomless brunch on New Year’s Day from 11-3 for $33. Read our review of Agora here.



If you find yourself in Capitol Hill in need of a bottomless brunch on New Year’s Day, look no further than Richard Sandoval’s Ambar. Diners can get their fill of sweet and savory Balkan cuisine accompanied by endless Bloody Marys and mimosas. Read our review of Ambar here.



Four Days of brunch! In DC and excited to brunch over the holiday week? From Thursday, January 1, through Sunday, January 4, brunch will be served at all EatWellDC restaurants each day until 4 p.m. Commissary will be open at 9 a.m., as will The Heights, whereas Logan Tavern and The Pig to open at 10:30am each day. Read the Commissary brunch review, here.

Commissary Brunch

  • Copperwood Tavern

If you’re south of the city, Copperwood Tavern is a fabulous option for brunch. The farm-to-table restaurant is offering all of its brunch options including our must-have French toast sticks and blueberry pancakes. Wash it all down with your choice of cocktails form their extensive bar program. Read our review of Copperwood Tavern here

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Dino’s Grotto

Carbo-load on satisfying Italian food on New Year’s day at Dino’s Grotto with the bottomless or Hangover brunch at Dino’s Grotto for $27. Both options include a starter and a main course, with either bottomless or two brunch cocktails, respectively. An appetizer of fried artichokes and the San Benedetto Benedict is our idea of an ideal first meal in the New Year. Read our review of Dino’s Grotto here.

Dino's Grotto Brunch

El Centro D.F.

Mexican fare is often our go-to after a long night out. Two locations of El Centro D.F. are offering endless south of the border favorites and drinks for just $35. This is a perfect choice for those looking to continue the New Year’s festivities, as the tequila is flowing and the music is energizing. Read our review of El Centro here.


Founding Farmers

For traditional and delicious breakfast and brunch fare, head to any of the Founding Farmers locations after your night of reveling. Favorites from their extensive brunch menu include a variety of Benedicts and stuffed French toast. Of course, no brunch at Founding Farmers is complete without starting with an order of beignets. Read our review of Founding Farmers here.



Capitol Hill Italian spot Lavagna will serve its delicious, bottomless brunch all day on Thursday. Read our review here.



Recover with the presidential treatment this New Years day from the Lincoln-themed seasonal small plates restaurant. The beautifully adorned space is even more irresistible thanks to the offerings of all our favorite Southern brunch dishes. Read our review of Lincoln here.

Teddy & The Bully Bar Brunch

Masa 14

If you’re looking to make New Year’s Day Brunch an all-day affair, head to Masa 14. The trendy 14th restaurant is offering all you can eat Mexican-Asian fusion brunch plates and bottomless drinks from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The $39 brunch deal offers fun cocktail options including a lychee bellini, lemon lager, and bacon Bloody Mary. Read our review of Masa 14 here.


Medium Rare

Can’t muster the strength to make it out of your pajamas on New Year’s morning? Stay as you are and head to either location of Medium Rare for their PJ New Year’s Day brunch which includes an appetizer, entrée, and bottomless drinks, all for a $23 steal. Bonus: you’re dressed for naptime once you’ve gotten your fill on the signature steak frites or extended brunch options. Be sure to mention Bitches Who Brunch to get a free mimosa. Read our review of Medium Rare here.

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Continue your celebrations at the always entertaining drag brunch at Perry’s. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and diners will receive a complimentary cocktail with a brunch purchase. Keep your camera phones ready, there is sure to many photo opportunities.

Teddy and the Bully Bar

Bitches who are late to pull themselves out of bed on New Year’s day can head to Teddy and the Bully Bar, which is serving their brunch menu until 5 p.m. Check out the historically themed resto’s  small plates and extensive cocktail list. Read our review of Teddy and the Bully bar here.

Teddy & The Bully Bar Brunch

Second State

The whiskey themed downtown restaurants is hosting a New Year’s Day brunch event at Second State from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Every OpenTable reservation will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne. Read our review here.

Second State Brunch


Looking for brunch on 14th street but don’t want to worry about your outfit? Tico is throwing a Stay in your Pajamas Disco Brunch on New Year’s Day featuring all you can eat plates from the brunch menu and bottomless Bloody Marys for $37.50. The restaurant will be playing a throwback disco soundtrack so you can dance off all the calories you consumed. Read our review of Tico here.

Tico Brunch


Set your alarm for brunch at Urbana on New Year’s Day. The first 15 people will receive a $1-$15 dollar bottomless brunch, depending on their order of arrival. Read our review, here.



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