After a night of partying and staying up late, a good spot for brunch is a perfect way to spend the first day of the year.
In this video, we’ll list five amazing spots for brunch during New Year’s Day in New York City.
First on this list is James. What makes this Brooklyn restaurant unique is that more than just brunch, they serve “Feel Better Soon” holiday kits meant to help people with coughs, colds, or, more importantly, hangovers.
Their holiday kits vary occasionally, but you can expect dishes like Chicken bone broth, kabocha squash soup, turmeric tonic, and other similar hungover halters. If you’re hungover, they’re the best option.
Odo, a Japanese restaurant on 20th Street, is named after its Michelin-starred chef and owner, Hiroki Odo. It’s an upscale, traditional Japanese restaurant awarded multiple times by several awarding bodies, including Esquire and New York Times.
It’s perfect for hungover brunch as the options are varied. There are a couple of menus you can course through, or you can try their Osechi box that’s available for pick-up or delivery, which comes with yellowtail teriyaki and yuzu citrus, grilled king salmon, and grilled spiny lobster with uni hollandaise.
Daniel is probably the most expensive restaurant on this list. If you’re still hungover or you don’t feel like eating, maybe you can consider other options that don’t empty your pockets as much.
However, if you’re ready to start your year with a bang, Daniel’s New Year’s Day brunch includes dishes like smoked salmon, French cheeses, and pate en croute, paired with an equally great wine selection.
Milady’s is the spot to go to if you’re looking for comfort food after an exhausting night. It’s lively but not too loud, the vibe is great, and it doesn’t fill up until later in the afternoon. The classic restaurant is home to arguably one of the best burgers in New York City, an amazing lobster Benedict, and a crab mac and cheese that’s to die for.
Milady’s is a must if you’re looking for food loaded with carbs or simply a hearty meal to make you feel better after an entire night of partying.
5. The Queensboro
Last but not least on this list is a restaurant that leans towards the breakfast side of brunch. The Queensboro has served great breakfast and brunch dishes since 2018 in Jackson Heights.
Their menu is frequently updated, so there’s always a lot to look forward to, but what stands out are their assortment and variations of pancakes, waffles, eggs, and sandwiches. If you’re looking for a more hearty and complete meal, their crispy rye flatbread with shrimp salad, beets, cucumbers, sunnyside eggs, and smoked trout roe is a must-try.
What do you think of this list? Which of these spots will you spend your New Year’s Day brunch at? Comment down below to let us know!