Where to eat brunch on New Year’s Day in metro Atlanta

Head to Big Sky Buckhead for New Year's Day brunch featuring waffles and egg entrees plus specials such as prime rib and black-eyed peas.

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Head to Big Sky Buckhead for New Year's Day brunch featuring waffles and egg entrees plus specials such as prime rib and black-eyed peas.

Forget about last night, last year and all those things in the past. Kick off the new year with hearty meals from the following restaurants in metro Atlanta, which will be offered on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1. Since most meals are early in the day, you’ll have plenty of time to think of resolutions, jot them down on a napkin while you wait for your food and recover from a hangover since New Year’s Day is also National Bloody Mary Day.

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar: Guests will enjoy the full brunch menu along with special offerings such as braised pork, collard greens and cornbread and more.

794 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-876-7249, atkinspark.com.

Big Sky Buckhead: This restaurant will offer its regular brunch menu inclusive of buttermilk waffles and egg entrees plus New Year's Day specials such as prime rib, black-eyed peas, bottomless mimosas and more for $25.

3201 Cains Hill Place NW, Atlanta. 404-228-8856, BigSkyBuckhead.com.

Egg Harbor Cafe: With a mix of traditional and healthy breakfast and lunch options inclusive of eggs, crepes, breakfast bowls, burgers and specialty dishes like chorizo chilaquiles; habanero hash and eggs; and shakshuka, this kitschy restaurant, with five metro Atlanta locations, is the perfect place to gather friends and celebrate a new start beginning 8 a.m.

1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta. 470-225-1901, eggharborcafe.com.

4719 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-575-3001.

10270 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 770-807-8018.

5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-389-9915.

5955 N. Point Pkwy., Alpharetta. 470-275-5800.

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta: Your first meal of the year should be in an opulent environment, and this Buckhead hotel restaurant will offer that and an expansive a la carte buffet beginning 11 a.m.

75 14th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-881-5913, fourseasons.com/atlanta.

Local Three: Start off the year by not cooking. The buffet brunch will include everything from truffled eggs and peppermint pancakes to custard French toast; brunch cocktails will also be available. Satisfying your appetite here will cost $39.93; $16.93 for children six to 12 years old; and free for kids under six years old.

3290 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta. 404-968-2700, localthree.com.

Murphy's: If you're looking to sleep in late and still eat brunch , this Virginia Highland staple will offer brunch from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 997 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-872-0904, murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com.

Muss & Turner's: Get ready for more than two dozen lunch and brunch options including biscuits and gravy, black-eyed pea potato hash, Springer Mountain Farm chicken and dumplings, buttermilk fried catfish with a spicy sauce, French Quarter bread pudding and more beginning 10 a.m. A seat at the table will be $27.93; $14.93 for kids and free for children younger than five years old.

1675 Cumberland Pkwy. SE, Smryna. 770-434-1114, mussandturners.com.

St. Regis Atlanta: A New Year's Day good luck Southern breakfast featuring classics such as pot likker served with sausage cheese bread, black-eyed peas, buttermilk biscuits with gravy and more will be offered beginning 10:30 a.m. The regular breakfast menu will also be available. A seat at the table will be $72; $40 for children ages four to 12; and complimentary for children three years old and younger.

88 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-563-7799, stregisatlanta.com.

Southern Art: Start 2019 off with Southern-inspired dishes such as buttermilk fried chicken, eggs Benedict and cake doughnuts plus a variety of buffet-style stations including omelets and waffles beginning 7 a.m. The buffet will be $35.

Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta, 3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-946-9070, southernart.com.

Tin Drum Asian Kitchen: Simply celebrate the new year with oodles of noodles at this chain restaurant. All will be open regular hours so stroll in at your convenience.

Various locations, tindrumasiankitchen.com.


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