• New Year’s Day 2019 Brunch: Hoboken + Jersey City Restaurants Open

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    After partying it up on New Year’s Eve, it’s going to be a priority to enjoy some good food the morning after aka the first brunch of 2019. Not to mention, you’ll want to make sure that your first meal {i.e. brunch} of 2019 is a good one — because good food always sets the tone for a good day, or year — right? Check out a list of Hoboken and Jersey City restaurants open for brunch on New Year’s Day 2019:

    {PS: We’re adding to this as we go, so comment or email hello@hobokengirl.com with any additions!}


    Anthony Davids {953 Bloomfield Street}


    AD’s will open their doors at 9AM for New Years Day Brunch and if you have some leftover champagne, bring it to mix up some mimosas at this staple Hoboken BYO restaurant. Eggs and omelets are always on the menu and might we suggest the Sicilian Omelet, which is exactly what you’re thinking — prosciutto, Parmigiano Reggiano, tomatoes, and fresh arugula. If you’re up for something else savory, the Burrata Frittata is a go-to choice.

    Bagels on Hudson {802 Washington Street}

    Craving a bagel and don’t really feel like doing the big brunch thing? Bagels on Hudson is normally open 24 hours per day, and New Year’s Day is no different {plus, they deliver!}. A word to the wise: The chocolate chip pancakes are Bagels on Hudson’s best kept secret, as is their OG everything bagel toasted {and we’d be in remiss if we didn’t mention the crumb cake}. Nom.

    Bin 14 {1314 Washington Street}

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    Sister restaurant to Anthony Davids, Bin 14 will open its doors for brunch around 11AM, so grab an extra hour or two of sleep — you’re going to need it. For $29 per person + tax and gratuity, you and your guests can dig into some zeppoles to start {served with three different dipping sauces} a small plate, an entree, and one brunch cocktail, beer, or coffee/tea. All additional brunch cocktails and beer are $3. Many of the small plates include savory and spicy items such as Rock Shrimp, Wings, and Tuna Tartare. The entrees are a mix of breakfast and lunch and feature dishes like Eggs in a Hole, Waffles with Maple, berries, and whipped mascarpone, and Wild Mushroom Pizza. 

    Brass Rail {135 Washington Street}

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    The Brass Rail knows how to brunch and it is serving up items from its regular menu from 11:30AM to 4PM. The Prix Fixe Brunch includes two undeniable courses and one complimentary brunch cocktail {mimosas, bloodys, sangria, and featured beer} all for $24. The Chorizo Manchego Omelet and the Popeye Sandwich is a must, and there will also be some different menu items like the Spicy Bacon + Egg Ramen and the Thai French Toast. 

    Carpe Diem {1405 Grand Street}

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    Carpe Diem’s brunch begins at 11AM but its $6 brunch cocktail specials go until 3:00PM. Enjoy a cozy, dimly-lit environment off-the-beaten path at this uptown spot. If you’re lucky, you can get some of their spiked hot chocolate {above}. They’ll be playing the bowl games all day, if that’s on your agenda as well.

    Elysian Cafe {1001 Washington Street}

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    The Elysian will be serving brunch favorites from 10:00AM-3:00PM on New Year’s Day. HG Tip: Try the Salmon Eggs Bene; you won’t be disappointed.

    Mikie Squared {616 Washington Street}

    Although we know and love Mikie Squared for delish wings and wraps, the midtown spot sure knows how to put together brunch. From 11AM  to 5PM, get your hands on some classic breakfast meals like homemade pancakes or Mikie’s Specialty Omelet, loaded with cheese, spinach, + mushrooms. Or take on the day with something from the lunch menu like the epic Freshest Wings Around — an HG Fave is the Maple Chipotle. Mikie Squared would never let you go thirsty, which is why libations from the “Daily Liquid Lunch Beer Specials” are ready to go for your enjoyment {and the mimosa flights are def something to write home about}.

    Northern Soul {700 1st Street}


    This classic comfort food spot {+ bar} will be featuring its classic brunch menu this New Years Day for all those looking to dive into some healthy comfort foods and tried and true cocktails. Brunch will be served from 11AM to 4PM on New Year’s Day. Looking to start the year off with something healthy? Grab an Avocado or Sweet Potato Toast. Tofu Bowls, made with crispy tofu, quinoa, cucumber, sesame seeds, and topped with sweet chili vinaigrette looks like another great option as well. FYI: Many brunch menu items here are either vegan or gluten-free for those with dietary restrictions. Start the day off with a Bloody or Mimosa and you will be sure to fight the hangover blues.

    Schnackenberg’s {1110 Washington Street}

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    If you are looking for family-friendly brunch and a strong cappuccino instead of more booze, Schnackenberg’s is always a great choice. Located uptown with the cutest old-school vibe, breakfast and lunch are served daily from 7AM to 5PM. With classic milkshakes, floats, + egg creams always available and homemade doughnuts, breads, and pastries on hand, you will leave with a full belly and a happy heart. With all of the classic staple diner menu items, Schnackie’s serves up only the best for patrons.

    The Shepherd and The Knucklehead {1313 Willow Avenue}


    Pretzel buns with sliders, prosecco buckets, and breakfast tacos — just a few of the menu items at The Shep {not to mention over 60 beers on TAP}.  The doors open at 12PM and the games will be on throughout = hangover cure 101.

    Soul Curry {618 Washington Street}

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    While not open for brunch, Soul Curry is 100% open for dinner on New Year’s Day from 5-10:00 PM. Enjoy some butter chicken, a mango lassi, and hand-crafted naan bread — an Indian-inspired feast. You won’t be disappointed!

    Union Hall {306 Sinatra Drive}

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    This waterfront bar will be celebrating its one year anniversary of its “Big Drinks and Small Plates” Brunch Menu. For $25 per person, enjoy one Unfinishable Drink, and four small plates. Apple Pie French Toast, Chicken + Waffle Dogs, Avocado Toast, Eggs in Purgatory {tomato sauce, basil, Pecorino}, + Garlic Toast Points would be our choices, but the combinations are ENDLESS. Sliders, burgers, + flatbreads will obviously be available and will definitely help you to tackle that post NYE hangover. And if in the market for a great brunch, you might as well enjoy one of Union Hall’s Liquid Desserts while you’re at it.

    Zacks Oak Bar and Restaurant {232 Willow Avenue}

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    Roll out of bed and come in your pajamas because Zack’s is having the pajama party of the year. Boasting some special cocktails + festive fun, this restaurant is always on top of its game. With old world charm and modern menu, Zack’s guests enjoy a delicious brunch together. From 10AM to 3PM, pick from a combination of sweet and savory dishes like Eggs Benedict Florentine {poached eggs, spinach, Hollandaise sauce, atop an English Muffin} or French Toast, which quite literally tastes like a bite of heaven. The brioche bread, caramelized bananas, and hazelnut drizzle go perfectly together. Of course, there are quite a few items from the lunch side of the brunch menu, like a creamy penne vodka, or a classic burger.

    READ: New Year’s Eve 2019 in Hoboken + Jersey City: A Guide

    Jersey City

    Amelia’s {187 Warren Street}

    Located right in the heart of Historic Paulus Hook, Amelia’s will be serving up homestyle cuisine in its trendy + casual spot. Brunch starts at 10AM and will extend to 3PM. With so many options to choose from, Amelia’s Bistro makes for a great spot to kick back with friends and family. The menu is extensive and Chef Abel Ruiz and his team are really on its A-game. Choose from classics with a twist such as the Caramel Crunch Brioche French Toast or the Bacon + Granola Pancakes with salted caramel. Obviously, add ice cream to the Belgian-style Waffles with Strawberries. Of course, your staple egg plates like Farm House Skillets and Gaucho Eggs are a go-to but go ahead and shake things up with Shrimp + Grits or a Breakfast Flatbread. Drinks are a must if you’re feeling daring. We love their selection of beer cocktails like Man-Mosas and Brunch-Tails like Amelia’s Spritz, or a Pomegranate Dark and Stormy.

    Buddy Who’s {247 Washington Street}

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    There is no place quite like Buddy Who’s — where cereal pancakes are a real thing, and if you join them for brunch on New Year’s day {starting at 9 am}, you will get a chance to indulge in the craze. Choose from pancakes cooked with Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, Coco Pebbles, Trix, and Captain Crunch to bring you back to your Saturday morning cartoon watching days. With tons of other brunch options like a Chicken and Waffle Sandwich, omelets, or eggs of all styles, Buddy Who’s does brunch like no other. We are head over heels for Brunch Mains and love the biscuits + gravy and eggs, and the French Onion What? {a pancake filled with frenched onions, shredded Swiss cheese, + topped with honey}. Buddy Who’s brunch cocktails are equally as satisfying as its plates and feature your typical cocktails as well as a few others {like the Ginger Apple Pie, which can’t be real — but it is.} 

    The Hutton {225 Hutton Street}

    The cozy, industrial interior at The Hutton is spectacular, and it’s hard to get enough of its unique brunch in Jersey City Heights. The restaurant will be open for brunch from 11AM to 3:30PM, and all menu items are a la carte and range from $15-$25. The Cinnamon Roll is TDF as are the Unicorn Waffles, adorned with blueberries, cotton candy, + vanilla gelato. On the other end of the spectrum,  the Frittata, with kale, cheddar, tomatoes, + fondue is a must for the savory palate. Wash that all down with a Hutton Classic Cocktail and you’ll be ready for the rest of the day and quite possibly, the rest of the year.

    The Kitchen Step {500 Jersey Avenue}

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    This rustic-chic spot houses creative plates and cocktails for any palate. Kitchen Step will be open from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM {no dinner though!}. HG Tip: Try the chicken and waffles. So good, it requires photo evidence:

    kitchen step new year's day



    Mathews {351 Grove Street}

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    Mathews will not only be hosting a spectacular New Years Eve Dinner the night before, but will also be serving brunch starting at 11AM. Located right in the heart of Jersey City, this classic American menu is definitely on our favorites list. Healthy options like avocado toast and coconut yogurt granola will be available as well as some buttermilk biscuits with house preserves and whipped butter. The Cheddar Jalapeno Grits with poached eggs are beyond amazing and you muuust try the french toast . Your everyday brunch cocktails like bellinis + mimosas will be available in addition to a Cappelletti Spritz {prosecco} and a Cuckoo for Cold Brew {meletti cioccolato, bourbon, vanilla, coconut cream, + cold brew}. 

    See More: The Best Spots for Avocado Toast in Jersey City

    Talde {8 Erie Street}

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    This downtown Jersey City staple houses Pan-Asian-inspired dishes and craft cocktails, so making it the first meal of 2018 is sure to be a good decision. Even if you get up late — don’t fret — they’re open from 1:00PM – 11:00PM.

    White Star Bar {230 Brunswick Street + 179 Warren Street}

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    White Star Bar will also open both locations’ doors for brunch at 11AM on New Year’s Day. On the menu for the day: eggs any style you can think of — sunny side up, scrambled, eggs benedict, frittata, poached and so many more. The Chorizo + Kale Hash is straight fire and will kick that hangover right to the curb. Top that off with the Morning Miracle {Milagro, OJ, + small batch grenadine} or The Revival {Aperol, Prosecco, + Orange} and today will be much better than expected. That headache will be gone before you know it. These brunch cocktails are on point and are exactly what we need on a morning like this.


    Wherever you celebrate New Year’s Day, we hope you have the opportunity to check out some of these awesome spots for brunch at some point in 2019!

    From our Hoboken Girl family to yours, we wanted to wish all of our readers happiness, courage, good health, + prosperity in 2019 and beyond.

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    Hoboken homeowner and lover of all things local, Danielle made her home in the Mile Square City nearly four years ago. Danielle is a second grade teacher by day; after hours, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up a a new recipe or grabbing a bite to eat with her husband and friends. Danielle is the try-er and buyer of all things beauty and loves finding a good deal. Shopping on Washington, interior decorating, and riding her Peloton are just a few of Danielle's favorite things. Oh, and did we mention her undying love for the New York Yankees?

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