The year 2020 starts off on a Wednesday, but you can climb over hump day to ring it in with a festive New Year's Day brunch.
Here's a list of restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth where you can celebrate the New Year with a bite to eat:
Blatt Beer & Table
Preston Hollow gastropub opens on New Year’s Day at 12 noon. 469-372-2080.
Blue Mesa Grill
Legendary brunch makes special weekday appearance with carving station featuring BBQ brisket, roasted Latin chicken, salmon and grilled veggies; omelet bar; ice cream sundae stand for kids and adults; and assortment of Tex-Mex, breakfast dishes, salads, desserts, champagne, Mimosas, OJ, coffee, tea, and soft drinks. 10 am-3 pm. $24, or $7 for 6-11 years old.
Fort Worth and Frisco locations are hosting a rock 'n' roll-themed brunch, with cocktails including the Hot Blooded and Flapjack Old Fashioned, along with massive HDTVs for college bowl viewing. Frisco 469-850-1850, Fort Worth 682-207-1500.
Doc B's Restaurant & Bar
No-fuss restaurant will be open all day for lunch and dinner, serving its famous candied bacon, The Angry Meatball, shredded Brussels sprouts salad, oven roasted chicken wings, and wedge burger. Fort Worth, 682-231-8820; Dallas, 469-998-2330.
Downtown Dallas staple serves brunch all the time, day and night; why should New Year's Day be any different? Because on New Year's, they're also offering every diner a free order of celebratory black-eyed peas. 469-206-3339.
Ritz-Carlton restaurant hosts a three-course prix fixe menu. 11 am-2:30 pm. $75, or $100 with champagne, mimosas, and bloody Marys. 214-922-4848.
LAW at Four Seasons Las Colinas
New Year's Day Disco Brunch features enhanced holiday breakfast buffet and Bloody Mary bar. Comes with two featured brunch cocktails or featured glasses of wine. 11:30 am-2 pm. $59, or $29 for 12 and under. 972-717-2420.
Perle on Maple
In addition to its regular hours, the restaurant at the Stoneleigh Hotel is hosting a special brunch with Bloodys, bubbles, and Stoneleigh burger, featuring their famous sparkle bar. 9 am-2 pm. 469-375-5846.
Design District gastropub opens early with a la carte brunch menu in addition to Black Eyed Pea Stew with cornbread, and “The Little Luther” breakfast sandwich: a duck fat doughnut, pork sausage, praline bacon, egg, white cheddar, and blackberry jam ($8-$19). 10am-3pm. 214-628-7900.
New Year's Day brunch will feature interior Mexican cuisine along with $3 mimosas, bloody marys, and sangrias. 11 am-3 pm.
Mimi's Bistro + Bakery
$5 Mimosas and breakfast served all day at the locations in Arlington and Fort Worth. 817-466-3212.
Both Uptown Dallas and Plano locations of this gastropub are running a special New Year' Day version of the brunch they usually host on weekends. Start 2020 with poutine. 469-687-0050.
Enjoy free samples of black-eyed peas and special menu additions including traditional corned beef and cabbage. plus a contest to win chicken fried steak for a year. 7 am–8 pm. Five locations at Oak Cliff, North Dallas, Frisco, Park Lane, Plano.
Oceanaire Seafood Room
Open 4–9 pm with $1 oysters at the bar. 972-759-2277.
Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse
Smoked turkey breast, USDA prime beef brisket, jalapeño & cheddar sausage, cream corn pudding, or buttered collard greens & turnips. Open until 10 pm. 972-378-9903.
PS 214 and PS 972
Both Dallas and Addison locations of this bustling gastropub are hosting special holiday brunch not only on New Year's Day but also on New Year's Eve Day. Menu will be the same as their weekend brunch with chicken & green chili waffles, eggs benedict pizza, and boozy carafes including mimosas and bloody Marys. 11 am-3 pm. 214-599-6234.
Punch Bowl Social
Deep Ellum spot hosts a morning-after brunch with Barbacoa Brisket Hash, Griddled Breakfast Burrito, and a Bloody Mary bar. 10 am-3 pm.469-607-6880.
Razzoo's Cajun Café
All 21 Razzoo’s Cajun Café locations will be serving $5 Moonshine Marys and Hair of the Dog cocktails. These special prices are available all day on New Year’s Day.
Family-style Hangover Cure Brunch with free live music. 214-730-0596.
Street's Fine Chicken
Brunch menu is available all day with favorites like the show bird and biscuit sliders. Street’s also offers $3 mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys.
Design District pub reprises its "Rehab/Relapse" brunch on New Year's Day. "Rehab" is juice virgin-style; Relapse includes alcohol. They'll serve their traditional brunch menu from 11 am-3 pm, but the regular menu is available as well. 214-307-5690.
Both locations will be open for New Year’s Day brunch featuring their regular brunch menu dishes. 10 am-3 pm. Plano, 972-993-2253; Las Colinas, 469-941-2253.