These Connecticut restaurants are serving New Year's Day brunch

Photo of Leeanne Griffin

Recharge after your New Year's Eve celebrations with an indulgent brunch (and maybe a mimosa, Bloody Mary or two). These Connecticut restaurants are offering special brunch menus on the first day of 2023. 

Pinstripes in Norwalk offers a New Year's Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with waffle, carving and omelette stations; classic breakfast dishes, a sweets table with a chocolate fountain and mimosas.

The Cottage in Greenwich and Westport will be open for New Year's Day brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at each location. Reservations can be made via OpenTable or calling 203-769-1220 (Greenwich) and 203-557-3701 (Westport.)  

The Wheel in Stamford will be open New Year's Day, offering its regular brunch menu. Reservations can be made via OpenTable here

Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill in Fairfield and New Haven will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurants' regular brunch menu features dishes like steak and eggs, huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos. Reservations can be made online or by calling 203-955-1643 (Fairfield) or 203-777-7700 (New Haven). 

Nashville hot chicken sandwich from Pier 131 Kitchen + Bar in Shelton, CT.

Nashville hot chicken sandwich from Pier 131 Kitchen + Bar in Shelton, CT.

Lisa Nichols/Hearst CT Media

Pier 131 in Shelton offers brunch on New Year's Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 203-513-2935.

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday December 27, 2022. Pictured is Coconut Milk French Toast. The restaurant will have a brunch menu, including pictured dish, for New Year's Day from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday December 27, 2022. Pictured is Coconut Milk French Toast. The restaurant will have a brunch menu, including pictured dish, for New Year's Day from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Christian Abraham/Hearst Connecticut Media
Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday December 27, 2022. Pictured is Steak and Eggs. The restaurant will have a brunch menu, including pictured dish, for New Year's Day from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday December 27, 2022. Pictured is Steak and Eggs. The restaurant will have a brunch menu, including pictured dish, for New Year's Day from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Christian Abraham/Hearst Connecticut Media
Coconut milk French toast (left) and steak and eggs at Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday December 27, 2022. The restaurant will have a brunch menu, including pictured dishes, for New Year's Day from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Shell & Bones in New Haven will be open on New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for brunch (until 2:30 p.m.) and dinner. Brunch items include Benedicts, omelettes, steak and eggs, coconut milk French toast, tacos, sandwiches and a lobster roll. Reservations may be made via shellandbones.com or by calling 203-787-3466.  

La Luna in Branford offers a New Year's Day brunch buffet with seatings between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., featuring hot breakfast and lunch items, a carving station, omelettes and Belgian waffles prepared to order, antipasto and salads, and desserts. Guests receive one complimentary cocktail. Cost is $49.95 per person; $24.95 for children 10 and under; $12.95 for kids 5 and under. 203-483-9995.

Camacho Garage in New Haven will be open on New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., including brunch. 203-691-1969. 

The famous Griswold Inn on Main Street in Essex, Connecticut is one of the oldest continuously operating Inns in the Country.

The famous Griswold Inn on Main Street in Essex, Connecticut is one of the oldest continuously operating Inns in the Country.

Frank Whitman

The Griswold Inn in Essex hosts a buffet-style brunch on New Year's Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with salads, breakfast breads, hot breakfast and lunch entrees, a carving station and desserts. Cost is $50 for adults, $22 for kids ages 6 to 12, free for kids 6 and under. Reservations recommended. 860-767-1776.

Cocotte in Old Saybrook hosts a New Year's brunch in tandem with Ani Robaina of Ani's Table, featuring croissants and other breads, lobster cocotte, omelette superfine, raclette, crème brûlée and champagne. Cost is $75 per person, all inclusive. Reservations are required. 860-917-1251.

Saybrook Point Resort & Marina in Old Saybrook hosts a special New Year's brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with breakfast items, a waffle station, Southwestern food station, raw bar, hot entrees, carving station, pasta station and desserts. Cost is $89.95 for adults; $39.95 for kids over four years old. Reservations required: 860-339-1318.

David Burke Prime at Foxwoods Resort Casino offers a brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with hot breakfast and lunch items, chef-attended omelette station, raw bar and chilled seafood, salads, NY strip carved to order and an assortment of breads, pastries and desserts. Cost is $125 per person. 860-312-8753.

Eli Cannon's in Middletown offers a boozy brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a special menu. 860-347-3547.

Butchers & Bakers in Farmington offers its annual Pajama Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with special dishes and music from DJ Cajar. Pajamas are encouraged. Reserve online or call 860-470-7414.