brunch into the new year - Brunch Into the New Year in New York

Vic’s.   (Photo: Caroyln Griffin/New York Magazine)

The Smile
26 Bond St., nr. Lafayette St.; 646-329-5836
9 a.m.–4 :30 p.m.
Get a jump start on your New Year’s resolution with a wholesome brunch of housemade granola or eggs with avocado — then dial back the health factor with a splash of spiked basil lemonade.

Wilma Jean
345 Smith St., nr. Carroll St., Carroll Gardens; 718-422-0444
11 a.m.–10 p.m.
In honor of its roots, this fried-chicken specialist will be serving up Hoppin’ John (black-eyed peas and rice) and collards, traditional New Year’s Day dishes in the South. Try them with the fried-chicken sandwich, one of New York‘s favorite Cheap Eats.

Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant
4 Clinton St., nr. Houston St.; 646-602-6263
9 a.m.–11 p.m.
For the latest of late risers, Clinton Street Bakery is extending its normal brunch hours until 11 p.m. And those famous buttermilk pancakes sound like a solid way to kick off 2016.

Wallflower
235 W, 12th St., nr. Greenwich Ave.; 646-682-9842
noon–3 p.m.
This cozy French spot will be serving up continental comfort food like the omelette Provençale (tomato, olives, basil, potatoes, spinach), frittata Romana (artichokes, spinach, Pecorino, potatoes), or a roasted half-lobster with grits and tomatoes.

Vic’s
31 Great Jones Street, nr. Lafayette; 212-253-5700
10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Go for the hearty Italian dishes at this Noho favorite, like the apple-topped ricotta pancakes or homemade focaccia with tomato and Pecorino.

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