Thirteen Charlotte Restaurants For a New Year’s Day Brunch

Whether you’re recovering from a New Year’s Eve bash or saving your celebrations for January 1, the best way to kick off 2019 is with brunch at one of our favorite spots. Go ahead and make your reservations now for these Charlotte restaurants serving brunch on New Year’s Day:


Head to Angeline’s for a “Break Your Resolution” brunch to indulge in a pre-fixe menu, a do-it-yourself confection station, Magnum Mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar. Tempting mains include a smoked salmon schwarma,chicken, wild mushroom arancini benedict, fried braciole, and the Duck, Duck, Goose”: duck fat potato cake, duck confit, foie torchon, sunny up duck egg. Preview the menu here.

Upstream Seafood

Celebrate 2019 with $3 mimosas, $5 sangrias and an unlimited brunch tasting menu from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Preview the full menu here and reserve your table online. $26 per person.

5 Church Charlotte

This Uptown favorite will welcome guests for their first visit in 2019 with brunch from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

JP Charlotte

Start your New Year right with brunch at JP Charlotte, served from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Harper’s SouthPark and Pineville

Start the year off right with a traditional meal of grilled porterhouse pork chop, collard greens, low country ‘hoppin John’, and cornbread along with the regular menu beginning at 11 a.m. Plan to arrive early as supplies are limited.

Hello, Sailor

Reserve your table now for a lakeside special brunch menu including milk bread French toast and smoked Appalachian trout. Preview the menu below and reserve your table online here.

Heist Brewery

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Heist Brewery will be open on the first day of 2019 serving brunch and lunch starting at 11 a.m.

The Suffolk Punch

Kick off 2019 with brunch at The Suffolk Punch. They’ll offer a special menu featuring starters for the table, choices for mains and additions like Hoppin John, collards, oasted sweet potatoes, sorghum molasses. Sneak a peek at the menu here.

Gallery Restaurant

At The Ballantyne, Gallery Restaurant will feature traditional New Year’s Day fare and cocktail features in addition to a plated brunch menu. Call 704.248.4100 or reserve your table online.


The neighborhood favorite for brunch will be open on New Year’s Day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tupelo Honey

Tupelo Honey will open early at 9 a.m. to dish up brunch favorites like the shoo mercy shrimp and grits, avocado toast and eggs and a caramelized squash and burrata toast. Plus, $3 bloody Marys and mimosas. View the full menu here.

Sycamore Brewing

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Head to Sycamore for sweet and savory treats by Bun Appetit and some hair of the dog: beermosas, cidermosas, craft beer and cider.

Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood

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For the savory crowd, Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood will welcome the New Year by offering free bread cups of mac and cheese beginning at 12 p.m. while supplies last. Enjoy the holiday games on TV, a cold brew from Farmers First Coffee Company, Carolina Sparkle Party beermosas and live music by Ellie Morgan.


Allison Hancin
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!