Brunch is already Atlanta's favorite meal. But when it falls on a holiday? Game on. Soak up your New Year's Eve indulgences with the traditional collard greens and black-eyed peas, plus grits, pancakes, bacon, and a bloody mary or five — January 1 also happens to be fake holiday National Bloody Mary Day — at these local haunts.Read More
The New Year's Day Brunch Guide to Atlanta: 17 Epic Hangover Cures
1. St. Cecilia
Re-hydrate at St. Cecilia with fresh pressed juice elixirs like the stomach-soothing “Stratavarius,” made with ginger, apple, honey, lemon, and orange. Chef Craig Richards will help you refuel with dishes like tagliolini with house-made guanciale and egg and ricotta berry waffles, all from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2. The Café at Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
Have some extra holiday cash to spend? Try the Café’s extended breakfast buffet, featuring seafood on ice, caviar, mimosas, blood marys, imported and domestic cheeses, chef carving stations, and more. $39 for adults and $17 for children, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
3. Cook Hall
This Buckhead restaurant hosts its annual Rehab Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with $5 bloody marys and mimosas, an a la carte brunch menu, and music from DJ Hakim.
In addition to a bloody mary bar, the Buckhead outpost of Dantanna’s will offer chilaquiles fiesta, tipsy salmon, and the “Buckhead Biscuit,” with asunny side egg, guajillo turkey gravy, local bacon, and potato hash, all beginning at 11 a.m.
5. King + Duke
Chef EJ Hodgkinson will help cure your champagne hangover with a classic Southern breakfast from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Don’t miss the brunch burger, topped with bacon, egg, and American cheese, or the chicken-fried chicken with biscuits and country gravy.
6. The General Muir
Get bagels with lox and schmears and all the fixings, plus the regular brunch menu at The General Muir from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Years’ Day.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dine from the regular brunch menu or a special $12 New Year's Day dish of scrambled eggs, black-eyed peas, and collard greens. Call (404) 968-2288 for reservations.
8. Bone Lick BBQ
Wake up with the ultimate bloody mary, which includes housemade bloody mary mix, a double shot of vodka, skewer of house pickled vegetables, a meat skewer, a center cut spare rib, a smoked wing, and a brisket burnt end, all served with a celery stalk in a 32 oz. mason jar. If you’re still hungry, the French toast nuggets or the “Hangover Muff,” with housecured tasso, sausage patty, pulled pork, cheese, fried egg, English muffin, and a side of grit or browns are perfect for refueling after a long evening of drinking. The fun lasts from noon to 4 p.m.
9. West Egg Café
Dine on specials like andouille-stuffed roasted pork loin with bourbon-brown sugar glaze and hoppin’ john and braised collards, and cinnamon roll pancakes between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day. The regular menu will also be available.
10. Bantam + Biddy
For early birds, all four Bantam + Biddy locations will open at 7:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day for the traditional feast of stewed black-eyed peas, braised collard greens, cornbread, and more. $5 bloody marys and mimosas sweeten the deal.
This Virginia-Highland mainstay will offer complimentary greens and black-eyed peas for good luck to all guests, plus regular brunch items like the Eggs T. Murphy, with poached eggs and honey-cured ham on an English muffin with hollandaise.
12. Diesel Filling Station
Catch all the bowl games and even the 2016 NHL Winter Classic at Diesel, with bloody marys and the breakfast burger, made with sausage gravy, cheese, bacon, and more — oh, and a tomato slice for some health.
13. No. 246
Leave the leftover pizza in the fridge. No. 246 has three fresh and hot pizza options to satisfy your post-party cravings: margherita, salumi, and the breakfast pizza, made with farm eggs, pancetta, caramelized red onions, and herbs. Other menu highlights include the housemade mortadella benedict and apple cider and s’more roasting in the back patio fire pit. Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Atlanta, GA 30312
Bottomless mimosas and big-ass sticky buns — two reasons to get to Venkman’s for your post-holiday hair of the dog. The restaurant will be serving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then go home, nap, and return for the “Hangover Ball” at 9:30 p.m., with music from Yacht Rock Revue. Tickets are $15 and available online.
The brasserie will serve brunch favorites like fried green tomato benedict and croque monsieur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Downstairs, the cafe will offer its regular breakfast and lunch menus during the same hours.
16. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
Atlanta, GA 30312
Opening at 11 a.m., Ladybird will serve up its brunch menu, fried chicken, and New Year’s dishes such as collard greens, black-eyed peas, and skillet cornbread. Bloody marys with plenty of fixings will be available to wash it all down, and live bluegrass from Atlanta-based duo Max and Maggie will start at 2 p.m.
17. Republic Social House
Republic Social House offers plenty of items to soak up your hangover. Try the chicken biscuit with cheesy eggs, crispy chicken, and housemade sausage gravy with a buttermilk biscuit, plus a whole bottle of bubbles and carafe of OJ for $10.