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New Year’s Day Brunch Guide: NYC

We’re in disbelief that it’s already time to dust off our champagne flutes and sequined apparel for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Whether you’re ringing in the New Year at one of the city’s many open bars, squeezed into a friend’s apartment, or at a fancy dinner, it’s a safe bet that you’ll wake up with a slight headache and growling stomach ready for New Year’s Day brunch.

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Below is a round up of our top picks of hangover cures and brunch deals across the city. Pop, fizz, clink!

Clinton St Baking Co

Clinton St. Baking Company
If you’re really struggling and can’t muster the energy to brunch until nearly dusk, Clinton. St. Baking Company has you covered. The Lower East Side establishment, famous for 2+ hour long waits for its epic pancakes, is open for brunch all day from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. We still dream about the banana walnut pancakes with maple butter. Read our full review here. 4 Clinton St, New York, NY

Buvette Brunch

This pint-sized West Village bistro is our go-to spot for brunches and dinners and oozes with chic Parisian charm. Buvette makes a mean Croque Madame and irresistible croissants, perfect to patch up any NYE battle wounds. On New Year’s Day, brunch will be served from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m for those of us who can’t peel out of bed until at least 3 p.m. Read our full review here. 42 Grove St, New York, NY

Red Rooster Brunch

Red Rooster
Red Rooster, celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s acclaimed Southern eatery in the heart of Harlem, won not one, but two coveted Bitches Who Brunch “Best of” awards this year. We deemed the restaurant as the best place to catch live music at brunch and best grits in the city. Red Rooster will serve brunch on New Year’s Day with its regular brunch hours from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read our full review here. 310 Lennox Ave, New York, NY

Cafe Orlin Brunch

Cafe Orlin
This East Village brunch establishment, now in its 34th year, is celebrating 2015 with extended brunch hours from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. We recommend the classic Middle Eastern dishes such as the malawach, Israeli salad, and Tunisian eggs. Cafe Orlin does not take reservations so grab a coffee and saddle up to wait or have the “morning person” in your group of friends go put your name in. Read our full review here. 41 St. Marks St, New York, NY


We’ve given Bubby’s a lot of (well deserved) love over the years. In fact, it was Ally’s first official review for Bitches Who Brunch and we crowned it the Best Brunch of 2013 for NYC after we were blown away by the delicious baked goods, particularly pancakes and pie. As part of Bubby’s “12 Days of Brunch” special lasting until January 4th, enjoy specialty seasonal menu items such as Swedish pancakes with ligonberries, homemade eggnog, and local butternut squash and brussels sprouts hash. Bubby’s is open for brunch from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in both its TriBeCa and High Line locations. Read our full review here. 120 Hudson St, New York, NY

Grand Central Oyster Bar
GCOBB’s “late-riser” hangover brunch will be served until 5 p.m. on New Year’s day. For any and all who just can’t get up in the morning, GCOBB will be offer complimentary mimosas with every brunch entrée purchased. Specials for the day will include: Lobster Scrambles, Smoked Salmon Benedict, Crabcake Benedict, Pancakes, Shrimp & Grits, Biscuits & Gravy, French Toast and Smoked Salmon Plates, among others. Wake up late and still celebrate! Menu here254 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

This 2014 newcomer from husband/wife team, Matt & Emily Hyland, has received blush-inducing praise in its first 12 months of operation for their pizza, pastas and burger, and it’s high on our Bitch list for 2015. For the holiday, they will be offering brunch and takeout from 12 p.m. til 10 p.m.! 919 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY

It’s no surprise that Maialino would be included in our list of brunches to ring in the new year, since we awarded it best overall brunch of 2014. Go here for the cacio e pepe soft scramble eggs and incredible house made pastries. Read our review hereGramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Cafe Cluny
Cafe Cluny Brunch
Cafe Cluny, our breakfast sandwich winner of 2014, will be serving up their beloved egg BLTs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Years day. Don’t miss out on an incredible brunch in our favorite European cafe. Our review here.  284 West 12th St, New York, NY

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