As I've mentioned before, brunch is a popular meal for most New Yorkers, and several eateries will be open on New Year’s Day. Check out the two below:
Garage Restaurant & Café For a side of jazz with your eggs, check out Garage Restaurant & Caféin Greenwich Village. This casual restaurant serves up American cuisine in a cozy setting—with rich tones of exposed rafters, inlaid wood floors and a double-story stone fireplace. The multi-level restaurant also has jazz nightly. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Year's Day, Garage will offer a special New Year's Day brunch, as well as a dinner menu. View the brunch menu here.
Rock Center Café Rock Center Café is an elegant spot with amazing views of the famous ice rink at Rockefeller Center. On New Year's Day, the restaurant will serve brunch as well as a $35 three-course dinner menu. View the brunch menuhere.