Food & Drink New Year's Day
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December 23, 2016

Pick a New Year's Day brunch based on your 2017 resolution

Start the new year off right with these specials

Not only is Jan. 1 the day after a massive late-night, Champagne-fueled holiday, but it's also a Sunday this year. Everyone will most likely wake up in need of brunch.

Philly has many beloved brunch spots, and you probably already have a neighborhood favorite, but a new year means a new you, right? Pick a brunch based on your 2017 New Year's resolution. 

If your New Year's resolution is to travel more...

City of Light Brunch

Jet-setting off to a foreign country first thing on New Year's Day may not be possible, but attending a Parisian brunch is an option.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will transport attendees to Paris, France, with food inspired by the City of Light. You'll leave full, but hungry for travel.

Brunch is $45 per person, $40 for museum members and $17 for children. To make a reservation on Jan. 1, call (215) 684-7990 or use OpenTable.

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | $17-$45 per person
Granite Hill in the Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
(215) 684-7990


If your New Year's resolution is to live life to the fullest...

Pajama Brunch

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Mimosas? We'll be there in a Prosecco.


Go out in your pajamas, indulge in bottomless mimosas and order a sweet and savory dish on New Year's Day. Get into the spirit of treating each day like a celebration in 2017 with White Dog Café.

All three locations (University City, Wayne and Haverford) encourage guests on New Year's Day to show up in slippers, robes and sleepwear. 

The restaurants offer a bottomless brunch drinks option for $18 per person, so drink as many mimosas, bloody marys, screwdrivers or sangria glasses as you wish.

Reservations are encouraged for brunch. The dog-themed restaurants fill up fast.

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
All White Dog Café locations


If your New Year's resolution is to save money...

Tattooed Mom's Brunch

Trying to spend less and save more in 2017? Tattooed Mom will once again offer a free pork buffet on Jan. 1.  

There will be bloody mary specials in the afternoon and half-priced drafts in the evening, from 5-7 p.m. and again at 10-11 p.m.

Cutting back on spending is hard. Fortunately, the South Street bar makes it so you don't have to eliminate brunch on New Year's Day.

Beginning at 1 p.m.
Tattooed Mom
530 South St.
(215) 238-9880


If your New Year's resolution is to spend more time with friends...

Annual Walk of Shame Brunch

Sure, it has a goofy name, but this brunch starts at 7:30 a.m., which means no matter what your schedule is, you should be able to make brunch plans with friends.

The restaurant will offer food and drink specials all day, including detox cocktails and pitchers of Prosecco Punch. Order the seasonal punch in cucumber-melon, peach-rosemary or strawberry-mint for $20.

7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Square 1682
121 S. 17th St.
(215) 563-5008

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