Philadelphia, PA - Plans are set for New Year’s Eve, but let’s talk first meal of 2019. From hangover cures to the hair of the dog, Punch Media has rounded up the best morning-after brunches in Philly this New Year’s Day.
6 Morning-After Brunches in Philly New Year’s Day
- Royal Boucherie, for those looking for some hair of the dog on New Year’s Day, Royal Boucherie will be serving brunch from 10 am - 6 pm (yes, brunch ’til 6 pm), with pitchers of Bloody Marys ($40) and St. Germain Spritz ($48). A complimentary carafe of orange juice will be served with every bottle of Champagne ($40) — because of mimosas. Guests can expect dishes such as Eggs En Cotte ($19), served with pork belly and cheek, oyster mushrooms, béchamel, smoked cheddar; Royal Breakfast Sandwich ($14), served with house-made breakfast patty, fried egg, on Martin’s potato roll; and Boucherie Burger ($17), topped with bacon, American cheese, truffle mayo, half sour pickles, served with pork fat fries. Brunch will be served 10 am - 6 pm on New Year’s Day. 52 S 2nd St. | www.royalboucherie.com | 267.606.6313
- Urban Farmer, Philly’s modern American “chic” steakhouse, is celebrating the new year with a deluxe brunch on New Year’s Day, including specialties such as Brioche French Toast ($12), topped with hazelnut butter, cranberry compote, Pennsylvania maple syrup; Biscuits and Sausage Gravy ($15), a house-made buttermilk biscuit, topped with fried egg and bacon; Steak and Eggs ($22), and more. Guests can ring in the new year in style with a Bloody Mary Cart ($16) — a build-your-own UF steakhouse Bloody Mary experience — or a DIY Mimosa Kit, a table-side spread of seasonal fresh fruit juices and fruits. Guests have their choice between Costello di Roncade Prosecco ($60) or Contratto Brut Blend ($80). Brunch will be served 6:30 am - 3 pm on New Year’s Day. 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | www.urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com | 215.963.2788
- Red Owl Tavern, the bustling restaurant, and bar across the street from Independence Mall in Old City are teaming up with Peroni for a Beer Cocktail Brunch. Guests can toast to the new year with a Birra-Mossa ($9) or Roman Michelada ($9) while enjoying brunch bites from Executive Chef Bobby Surdam, including Beef Cheek Benedict ($17), served with red wine braised beef cheek, cornbread, tabasco hollandaise, herbed potatoes; The Hangover ($15), served with house-made chicken sausage patty, smoked bacon, fried egg, sharp cheddar, tavern ketchup, on a brioche bun; Birthday Cake Waffle ($16), topped with chocolate buttercream, rainbow sprinkles, sponge cake crumble; and more. Every guest who orders a beer cocktail will leave with a branded Peroni glass (while supplies last). Brunch will be served 8 am - 3 pm on New Year’s Day. 433 Chestnut St. | www.redowltavern.com | 215.923.2267
- The Bourse Food Hall boasts a wide range of options from Korean tacos to Filipino comfort food to Indian street fare and so much more. However, most importantly, The Bourse Food Hall has the perfect cure for the cruelest of hangovers — Grubhouse’s Hangover Burger ($11). This delicious breakfast burger is topped work pork roll, American cheese, fried egg, and chipotle sauce to cure whatever ails you. Guests can enjoy the Hangover Burger with a draft of local beer for the perfect New Year’s Day pick-me-up. For a lighter option, guests can head to Prescription Chicken for a bowl of spicy Hangover Soup ($7 / $13) — sure to do the trick. The Bourse will be open 9 am - 6 pm on New Year’s Day. 111 S. Independence Mall E | www.theboursephilly.com | 215.625.0300
- Rex 1516, for those looking to indulge after a night of NYE festivities, there’s Rex 1516, Philly’s go-to for elevated Southern cuisine. Brunch-goers can revel in Executive Chef Justin Swain’s decadent dishes, including Chicken & Waffles Benedict ($13), served with fried chicken, Belgian waffles, creole hollandaise, poached eggs, breakfast potatoes or side salad; Shrimp & Grits ($11), served with poached egg, fresh & spicy tomato sauce, jalapeño cheddar sauce, crispy pork belly, and blackened shrimp; Creamed Chipped Brisket ($11), served with bbq brisket béchamel sauce and sourdough bread; among the mix. Guests can pair their brunch with one of Beverage Manager Lou DiNunzio’s seasonal cocktails, including the favorite Hurricane. Brunch will be served 11 am - 4 pm on New Year’s Day. 1516 South St. | www.rex1516.com | 267.319.1366
- Joe's Steaks and Soda Shop, nothing says New Year’s Day in Philadelphia like a cheesesteak. Joe’s Steaks and Soda Shop, Philly’s longtime cheesesteak purveyors, will be serving up their iconic sandwiches at both Fishtown and Torresdale locations on New Year’s Day. Guests can make a pit stop on the way to or from the Mummer’s parade for a delicious cheesesteak (small $6.75 / large $9.25) topped with ribeye steak, whiz and onions. Insider tip: don’t skip Joe’s deluxe steak, egg, and cheese sandwich (small $7.75 / large $10.25). Fishtown: 11 am - 10 pm and Torresdale: 10:30 am - 8 pm. 1 W Girard Ave | www.joessteaks.com | 215.423.5636 and 6030 Torresdale Ave | www.joessteaks.com | 215.535.9405