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For those looking to kickstart 2024 with a bountiful brunch — or are searching for a day-after cure to New Year’s Eve shenanigans — look no further than New Year’s Day brunches held on Monday, January 1 from Butcher Bar, The Dutch, Square 1682, Red Owl Tavern, and Urban Farmer. 

Butcher Bar, the Rittenhouse hub for American comfort food, grilled fare, and an expansive brown spirits collection, is the ultimate destination to kickstart 2024 with their New Year’s Day ‘Top It Off’ Brunch. Whether planning to attend the Mummers Parade, looking to cure a hangover, or simply relax with family or friends, this all-inclusive, pre-fixe brunch makes for the perfect way to welcome in the New Year. Reservations can be made online, and must be secured 24 hours in advance.

Butcher Bar | 2034 Chestnut St | | @butcherbarphl

The Dutch, the popular breakfast-through-dinner eatery with a focus on reinventing the Pennsylvania Dutch classics, is kickstarting the new year with it’s beloved brunch service on Monday, January 1from 8am – 3pm, and will be offering an exclusive New Year’s Special with Pork & Sauerkraut ($21) topped with a sunny-side up egg and house potatoes. In addition, the restaurant will also be serving up its adored brunch staples, including (but not limited to) Chorizo Hash, Ring Bologna Eggs Benedict, Savory Dutch Baby, Fried Chicken BLT, and Ana Banana Pancakes.

Imbibers can welcome 2024 with celebratory sippers from The Dutch’s brunch cocktail menu. Highlights from the morning-inspired libations include a housemade Bloody Mary in honor of National Bloody Mary Day –which conveniently happens to be January 1 as well – as well as an Elderflower Spritz, Gin Grapefruit Collins, Passionfruit Bellini, and more.

The Dutch’s brunch service operates on first come, first served with no reservations available.

Hours of operation: (Brunch) Monday through Friday 8am – 3pm,  Saturday – Sunday 8am – 2pm, (Dinner) Wednesday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm,  Friday & Saturday 5pm -10pm

1537 S 11th Street | 215.551.5000 | Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter


Red Owl Tavern, the contemporary kitchen and bar located across from Independence Hall in Old City, will be ringing in the new year with a New Year’s Day Brunch on Monday, January 1 from8am – 2pm. Foodies can treat themselves after a long night out (or a chill night in!) with mouthwatering brunch staples, such as Apple Cider Belgian Waffles with caramelized honey crisp apples, brown butter whipped cream, and streusel, Avocado Toast with smashed avocado, poached eggs, pickled peppers, and cilantro, Fried Chicken Sandwich topped with spicy garlic and honey glaze, slaw, and pickles, and Chicken & Waffles made with buttermilk fried chicken, Belgian waffle, and spicy chili butter. The restaurant will also be celebrating with its Mimosa Brunch, a bottle of sparkling wine served with choice of orange or cranberry juice, for $22. 

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30 – 10:45am, Saturday and Sunday 8 – 10am (breakfast); Monday through Friday 11:30am – 4:30pm (lunch); Monday through Friday 4:30 – 10pm, Saturday 5 – 10pm (dinner); and Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 2pm (brunch) 

433 Chestnut St | 215.923.2267 | | Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook


Square 1682, the modern American restaurant and award-winning bar located on 17th and Sansom Streets, is commemorating the arrival of 2024 with a special New Year’s Day Brunch on Monday, January 1 from 8am – 2pm, ideal for those who want to keep the celebrations and festive cheer going. The menu boasts an array of featured brunch dishes, as well as festive seasonal cocktails (and zero proof delights) courtesy of Lead Bartender Alex Clark, including:

  • A Cozy Quilt ($15): cinnamon whiskey, apple cider, cinnamon
  • Rudolph’s Punch ($15): cabernet, Grand Marnier, blackberry liqueur, orange, thyme
  • Ski Lift ($16): cardamom-infused gin, grapefruit, rosemary, lime, cava
  • Take Me Away ($18): Tres Generaciones Tequila, pomegranate, grapefruit, ginger beer
  • 5 Spiced Apple N/A ($10): iced tea, apple, five spice

Reservations for Square 1682’s New Year’s Day brunch can be made HERE.

Hours of operation: Breakfast Monday through Friday 7am – 11am; Brunch Saturday 8am – 3pm and Sunday 8am – 2pm; Lunch Monday through Thursday 11:30am – 2pm and Friday 11:30am – 3pm; Dinner Tuesday through Thursday 5 – 10pm and Friday & Saturday 5 – 11pm; Bar Sunday & Monday 9am – 2pm, Tuesday through Thursday 9am – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 9am – 12am

121 S. 17th Street | (215) 563-5008 | Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook


Urban Farmer, the modern American steakhouse located in the Logan Hotel known for its locally-sourced ingredients and in-house butcher shop and mushroom program, is offering New Year’s Day Brunch from 7 am to 2 pm on January 1 to ring in 2024. Guests can indulge in several brunch offerings with highlights including a Waffle  ($16) with bourbon brown sugar butter and candied pecans, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy ($17) with buttermilk biscuits, sunny side up eggs and house-made pork sausage, and Shrimp and Grits ($26) with castle valley red grits, andouille sausage, lobster-basil cream, cherry tomato and a poached egg. 

Brunch-goers can pair dishes with one of Urban Farmer’s Mimosa Kits offering a glass of sparkling + juice for $14, one bottle of sparkling + 3 juices for $68, or two bottles of sparkling + 3 juices for $126 or enjoy cocktails including a Bloody Mary with Tito’s Vodka and housemade Bloody Mary mix, a UF Espresso Martini with vodka, amaro averna, kahlua and espresso or Farmer #4 with Tito’s Vodka, St. Germain, lime and a grapefruit cube. 

Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made on OpenTable

Hours of operation:  Tuesday through Saturday, 8am – 9pm, and Sunday, 8am – 3pm

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

  • Nicole Schofield