Just about every restaurant and bar celebrates New Year's Eve. But it takes a true hospitality trooper to get up the next morning and throw down a spread. New Year's Day brunch is the ticket, whether you're recovering from a night out or eager to start your 2018 with a bang.
Here's a list of restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth where you can celebrate the New Year with a bite to eat:
Blatt Beer & Table
Preston Hollow gastropub will do full-service brunch menu with chicken & waffles, biscuits & gravy, vegan Southern tofu tacos, and cinnamon roll waffles. Cocktails include their Guinness Bloody Mary, Beermosa, and the classic Bubbly Bar with rosé, prosecco, cava, or brut sparking wine with choice of juice and seasonal fruit. 11 am-3 pm. $9-14. 469-372-2080.
Blue Mesa Grill
All five locations of this chain known for its award-winning brunch will debut a "Market Fresh Sunday Buffet Brunch" with new cook-to-order stations including a street taco bar, omelets and huevos ranchero, a new apple-kale salad, fried chicken, Southwest mac ‘n cheese bar, enchiladas, and adobe pie. A dessert bar overflows with bars, brownies, seasonal flans, churros, fruit cobblers, and made-to-order Belgian waffles. Includes fresh orange juice, agua frescas, champagne, mimosas, coffee, tea, or soft drinks. 10 am-2 pm. $22 or $7 for 12 and under. Addison 972-934-0165, Arlington 682-323-3050, Dallas 214-378-8686, Fort Worth 817-332-6372, and Plano 214-387-4407.
Blue Sushi Sake Grill
Fort Worth, Uptown Dallas, and Preston Hollow Village locations of this sleek sushi chain will be open with a menu that includes $5.50 maki rolls, specialty sashimi for under $10, and a variety of hot plates and cocktails at discounted rates. Blue will also offer a unique set of New Year's dishes from December 29-January 1 that includes a specialty starter, maki roll, nigiri, and dessert. On New Year's Day, they'll extend happy hour from 12-8 pm. Noon-10 pm.
Chef Point Cafe
Guy Fieri's favorite restaurant in Watauga will welcome 2018 with a New Year's Day a la carte brunch menu that includes steak and eggs, chicken and waffles, crab benedict, huevos rancheros, monte cristo sandwich, and a "breakfast burger" topped with bacon and fried egg. Libations include Texas bacon Bloody Mary and a mimosa flight with champagne and four juices. $13-23. 817-656-0080.
New Shops at Clearfork restaurant is hosting a "recovery brunch" with a menu of sweet and savory items that includes steak and eggs, a breakfast sandwich on a biscuit with sausage and scrambled eggs, and French toast stuffed with Bailey's-flavored cream cheese. Or just drink your brunch with the Churchill Bloody Mary, a 20-ounce goblet of spicy Bloody Mary with grilled shrimp, pepperjack cheese, cherry tomato, and Slim Jim on a skewer. 10:30 am-2 pm. $12-$16. 682-207-1500.
Cru Wine Bar
All four branches of this wine bar — Fort Worth's Shops at Clearfork, West Village, Plano's Shops at Legacy, and Watters Creek in Allen — will do a bargain brunch with two courses plus bottomless mimosas. 10:30 am-3 pm. $20.18. 817-737-9463.
Ritz Carlton's finest will host a special-edition brunch with the opportunity to upgrade to a menu featuring champagne, Bloody Mary, and mimosas. Three-course à la carte brunch menu called "The Whole Enchilada" includes choice of starter, main course, and dessert, from options that include chipotle cheddar biscuits, tortilla soup, pumpkin muffin tops, warm apple cider doughnuts, hazelnut French toast, Granny's fried chicken, and banana pudding. 10 am-3 pm. $65, or $95 with beverage. 214-922-4848.
Greenville Avenue Pizza
Both locations, at Greenville Avenue and Peavy Road, are serving a special black eyed pea pizza with choice of Alfredo or pizza sauce, mozzarella, and Hoppin' John, consisting of black eyed peas, sausage, bacon, rice, and spices. 11 am-1 am. Small $17, large $23. 214-826-5404.
Hilton Anatole Hotel
The hotel's Media Bar & Grill will kick off an early brunch on New Year's Day beginning at 7 am. A second brunch wave will commence at 9 am including a mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. $35. 214-761-7498.
Highland Dallas steakhouse is offering a special available only on New Year's Day: Knife's famed Bacon Sampler, paired with a flight of five Bloody Marys. Like a drinkable sampler. There is your regular Bloody Mary; the Texas Mary with serrano pepper; and the Bloody Pirate, with rum and citrus. They do a Michelada with Deschutes IPA, and finally the Black Mary, with La Caravedo Pisco, tomato juice, lemon juice, and fish stock. $32 for both, $16 for Bloody Mary Sampler. 214-443-9339.
Little Red Wasp
Downtown Fort Worth bistro reprises its successful New Year's Day brunch with French toast, corned beef hash, chicken biscuit, short rib benedict, doughnut holes, and house-made granola. Cocktails include a pear mimosa and a non-alcoholic mixed berry mule with fresh berries and ginger beer. Prices a la carte. 11 am-4 pm. 817-877-3111.
Mudhen Meat and Greens
Dallas Farmers Market eatery hosts a "Hangover Brunch" with full a la carte brunch menu, plus seasonal mimosa and craft cocktail specials. Menu specials include a Croissantwich with Duroc ham, whiskey cheddar, and an over easy egg on a croissant with crispy herb fingerling potatoes. Posole Verde has pork in green chili broth served with bison tamales. 9 am-4 pm. 214-698-7000.
Pōk the Raw Bar
West Village poke shop gets an appropriately late start by opening at noon with poke bowls. As an added perk, all bowl purchases will come with a complimentary matcha beverage from a selection that includes matcha with OJ, matcha with ginger, and matcha wih yuzu lemonade. 214-484-1139.
Both locations of this Italian restaurant — Dallas and Plano — will do a bargain brunch with two courses and bottomless mimosas for $20.18 214-739-5959.
Public School 214 and PS 972
Chef-driven gastropub will host brunch with the ever-popular chicken & green chili waffles or eggs benedict pizza with prosciutto, grana Padano, hollandaise, and two fried eggs. A selection of $8 carafes includes the Beermosa made with fresh OJ, Ommegang Witte, crème de peche, and lavender simple syrup; and a Bloody Mary with a bacon sea salt rim, garnished with a chicken wing. 11 am-3 pm. 214-599-6234.
Uptown hang will serve its popular Jam & Toast Brunch, ordinarily available only on weekends. The spread includes local cheeses, baked eggs with white cheddar, bacon and sausage from Rudolph’s Market, Nashville-style spicy fried chicken, challah French toast, smoked cheddar grits, and small-batch doughnuts baked to order. Add a Bloody Mary pitcher or Mimosa carafe.10 am-3 pm. $17. 214-730-0596.
Texas Spice at Omni Dallas Hotel
Downtown Dallas hotel restaurant will host brunch with huevos rancheros, breakfast burrito, brisket hash, French toast, smoked salmon platter, steel-cut oats, parfait, grits, and bagels, plus $20 breakfast buffet with fruit, yogurt, cereals, eggs and omlets, breads, and bakery selections. 6-10:30 am. 214-652-4810.