With New Years Day falling on a Tuesday this year, one might think a New York City fabulous brunch is out of the question. But have no fear–here is list of five great places to start the New Year off right. Happy New Year to all!
City Winery located at 155 Varick Street is offering brunch & a concert: Swingin’ New Year’s Day Brunch with Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket Revue and special guest Frank London. Tickets are $30.00 and includes admission to the show and their New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet complete with sliced seasonal fruit, assorted cookies, rugelach and jelly doughnuts, challah french toast, assorted bagels with lox, cream cheese and a white fish spread, an egg scramble station with pastrami, chives and salmon, roasted red bliss potatoes with caramelized onion and rosemary, a build-your-own latke bar and a Montreal-style braised brisket carving station. It also includes coffee and tea. www.citywinery.com For reservations: (212) 608-0555
Artisanal Bistro– located at 2 Park Avenue (near 32nd ST). For those longing to be in Paris, this is a fantastic French bistro offering a three course prix fix brunch for $26.50, or choose something from their fine selection of à la carte menu options. If you are still craving your New Year’s bubbly, they also have the Chef’s Champagne Brunch for two which includes a bottle of Champagne an entrée and dessert for each at $110.00.
www.artisanalbistro.com For reservations: (212)725-8585
Rock Center Café – located at 20 West 50th Street. $35 per person includes 3 courses: 1 appetizer, 1 entrée and 1 dessert, or a selection from the specified drinks list instead of dessert. This contemporary American restaurant offers incredible views of the Rockefeller Center Rink.
www.patinagroup.com For reservations: (212) 332-7620
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya – located at 187 Orchard Street. The buffet includes everything from; peel and eat shrimp cocktail, smoked fish with cream cheese and bagels, assorted cured meats and cheese, to sushi and more. Prices: $29.50 for the buffet/$39.50 for the buffet and an additional selection from the kitchen including many interesting items like a skirt steak and egg sandwich with spicy peppers, avocado, pickled onions and hot sauce, or oxtail and bone marrow hash served with a poached egg. Non-alcoholic drinks are included and kids under 12 eat for $10. www.blueribbonrestaurants.com For reservations: (212) 466-0404
Brasserie 8 ½ – located at 9 West 57th Street (Near 5th Ave). Known for modern French cuisine, they are offering a beautiful buffet with everything you could ask for; from an omelette station, to Eggs Benedict, salads, crepes, a carving station and much more. Adults are $29 per person and $14.50 for children under 12.
www.patinagroup.com For reservations: (212) 829-0812