Astoria, Brunch, Featured
Dec 30, 2015

The Morning After: New Year’s Day Brunch in Astoria and LIC

Whether you’ve partied into the wee hours of the morning, or went to bed early on New Year’s Eve, having brunch the next day (or in a few hours) is (…)

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Whether you’ve partied into the wee hours of the morning, or went to bed early on New Year’s Eve, having brunch the next day (or in a few hours) is the best way to usher in the new year. Here are some places in Astoria and LIC that offer brunch on the freshest day of the year, New Year’s Day.


On New Years Day we’ll have our awesome weekend BRUNCH menu from 11-3pm! Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and some French toast with bacon!

Alobar | 46-42 Vernon Blvd

Learn more, here.

interior alobar

Astor Bake Shop

Join us for a New Years Day Brunch! Choose from our a special ala carte menu or our New Years Day prix fixe menu.

Astor Bake Shop | 12-23 Astoria Blvd
Reservations: 718-606-8439

Learn more, here.


Brick Cafe

Here at the Brick Café we have a couple exciting specials planned for Friday:

In the kitchen we are going to make Shakshuka (a Turkish dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce with sausage, chicken, and olives), Served with garlic bread. In the bar we will be featuring our “Mugmosas” which are exactly what they sound like—mug sized portions of our homemade mimosas.

Brick Cafe | 30-95 33rd Street
Brunch until 4pm

Learn more, here (brunch menu).


Burnside Biscuits

Burnside Biscuits will be open for Special Hangover Brunch on Friday New Years Day from 11-4. They’ll also be offering 1 free “Hair of the Dog Punch” to all guests who order a brunch entree, such as their Chicken N’ Waffles or Huevos Rancheros.

Burnside Biscuits | 32-07 30th Ave

Learn more, here (brunch menu)



The big day you’ve been waiting for is approaching. Sparrow Tavern’s 12 Hour New Year’s Day brunch!!! Come watch Mike Free sweat it out and hold EPIC composure. Watch Nicci Carnaggio lose her shit when the egg and brie sandwich you ordered didn’t come out fast enough. Get ready for a real riot!!! Here are some of your fellow Astorians feelings on the past years:

  • Peter Moses—I mean just do it, it’s brunch ya know!
  • Sean Donnelly—I particularly enjoyed Hangover brunch 2014 (who didn’t).
  • HM Chris—“What Brunch”???!!!
  • Mike Free—God no, not again.

Don’t miss out on the fun guys a real treat! Be safe and happy New Years!!!

Sparrow Tavern | 24-01 29th Street
Noon to midnight

Learn more, here (brunch menu) or here (Sparrow’s Facebook group).

Sparrow Tavern

Sweet Afton

Brunch at Sweet Afton starts on Friday, January 1 and goes through the weekend, and features a special small batch cocktail for the season:

Long Winter’s Nap ($9)
Gin, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Douglas Fir Brandy, Pear Liquor, Combier, Chai Tea & Lemon

Sweet Afton | 30-09 34th Street

Learn more, here (brunch menu).


The Bonnie

We will be offering our brunch on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. We are now taking reservations of 6 or more to guarantee a table.

The Bonnie | 29-12 23rd Avenue
Reservations: 718-274-2105

Learn more, here (brunch menu).


Photo credit: The Bonnie

The Queens Kickshaw

Ease into the new year with an ALL-DAY brunch. Put an egg on 2016. Walk-ins only, regular brunch menu.

The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway
Prix fixe: $18 for entree, coffee and cocktail

Learn more, here.

The Queens Kickshaw

The Queens Kickshaw

Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana

Make your New Year’s Day plans now! We’re open for brunch and dinner and want to welcome in 2016 with you. We can’t wait to see you!

Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana | 36-08 Ditmars Blvd

Learn more, here.

Bradley Hawks Tufino Pizza Astoria

Photo credit: Bradley Hawks


We will be open noon-9pm serving brunch until 4pm and a limited dinner menu served all day.

Vesta | 21-02 30th Avenue

Learn more, here (brunch menu).


About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.



half these restaurants are no longer open. what’s up with this website? not helpful at all.

Emily Rios

Hey Laraine. This blog post was from 2015, so that’s probably why several of the featured businesses are now closed. Always check the homepage for the most current/up-to-date roundup posts. -Emily


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