NYC’s Best New Years Brunch Spots

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Gathering with friends and family to break bread and kick off 2020 is just about the best way to bring in the new year we can think of. Most likely, the last thing you want to do after staying up late the night before is to prepare anything homemade in your NYC apartment, so we’ve taken the legwork out of it and rounded up a few excellent places for you and your loved ones to brunch on New Year’s Day. And to put the frosting on the cake? They are all located in your very own Glenwood Manhattan neighborhood, meaning a quick walk is all the commute you’ll need!

For Downtowners: Bubby’s

Bubby’s is everything you love about classic diner food, taken to the next level. Located at 120 Hudson St, Bubby’s has been a Downtown staple since 1990, meaning you know it’s a goodie! Everything on the a la carte menu has earned its spot over the years, but we’re told that their sour-cream pancakes are a comfort food classic! And of course, any of the pie selections for dessert!

Another plus about Bubby’s? It’s spacious and super family friendly, so feel free to bring those kids without hesitation!

Brunch Hours: 8am—11am


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For Midtown Easters: Tavern 62 By David Burke

For a New Year’s Day brunch that is a bit elevated, consider heading to Tavern 62 by David Burke, located at 135 East 62nd Street. Easily accessible for both Midtown East residents, as well as Upper East Siders living closer to the 60’s, this modern American tavern offers an all-day menu with contemporary American plates. $42 for a champagne brunch!  

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For Upper East Siders: The Mark Hotel

If you are looking for a great spot to celebrate New Year’s Day- make a reservation at The Mark Hotel! A great menu with treats like truffle pizza, you will love this Upper East Side spot! It is walking distance from many of our Glenwood Upper East Side buildings located at 25 E 77th Street!


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For Upper West Siders: Tessa

Fusing Italian, French, and Spanish cuisines and topping that with using only the best seasonal produce, local products, and artisanal items, the Westside’s Tessa features an extensive menu perfect for a New Year’s brunch accommodating many difference palettes. Located at 349 Amsterdam Avenue, this spot is perfect for any Glenwood residents living on the Upper West Side. The brunch is a la carte, and a notable dish here is the Sheep’s Ricotta Gnocchi, featuring wild mushrooms, herb mascarpone, and a healthy heaping of shaved Parmigiano on top.

Brunch Hours: 11:30am – 3pm

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As any New Yorker knows, waiting in line while hungry is not an ideal way to start any day, let alone New Year’s! We suggest either calling the above restaurants in advance to secure a reservation, or jumping onto OpenTable and reserving your table that way. Happy brunching, and more importantly, Happy New Year! May 2020 be the best yet.

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