restaurants open on new years day in houston

New Year’s Day means a lot of things: planning ahead for the year to come, remembering the year that just passed, and eating a huge brunch to drive away the massive hangover you earned with your partying the night before. When you finally wake up and get moving on January 1st, 2022, check out one of these restaurants open in Houston on New Year’s Day.

It’s not just important to know whether restaurants are open. But also important to find out what are the hours of operation. Don’t worry, we have the research done! 

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Houston Restaurants Open on New Year’s Day 2022

Note: While we’ve done our best to confirm the info presented below, things are subject to change so we recommend confirming with whichever restaurant you choose before you visit.


Also check out our verified list with operating hours for Houston Stores Open on New Year’s Day



Open New Year’s Day brunch from 10 am until 3 pm and regular dinner service until 10 pm. Call 713 722 6899 for reservations.

Backstreet Cafe

Open regular hours. Check ahead with the restaurant for reservations or help with the menu.  

Brennan’s of Houston 

Serving a New Year’s Day Brunch from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Dish Society 

Most locations are open but hours vary by location. Check with your local outlet to confirm hours.

Fogo de Chão 

Open from 11 am to 10:30 pm. Check ahead with the restaurant for more details about the menu or reservations.

The Hay Merchant

Open from 11 am to 11 pm (or until sold out).


Offering a New Year’s Day Brunch from 11 AM – 3PM.


Open and serving brunch from 10 am to 3 pm.

Kenny & Ziggy’s 

Opens at 10 am on New Year’s Day.

La Calle 

Open on New Year’s Day.

Molina’s Cantina 

Should open at regular hours on New Year’s Day. Holiday hours could not be verified, so we recommend checking ahead before going.

Monkey’s Tail 

Serving New Year’s Brunch from 11 am to 3 pm. Open till 2 AM on 1st January.

Morton’s The Steakhouse 

Open till midnight with a champagne toast alongside the regular dine-in menu.

Phat Eatery 

Open 11 am to 8:30 pm or regular hours.


Open for brunch from 11 am to 3 pm; dinner ends at 9 pm.

Rainbow Lodge 

Open for New Year’s brunch 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Revival Market 

Open 9 am to 4 pm. Cofirm holiday hours before going.

Steak 48 

Open New Year’s Day. Confirm holiday timings with the outlet before making reservations.


Open from 11 am to 3 pm for New Year’s Day brunch.

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Houston Restaurants Open On New Year’s Day – Fast Food Places

Burger King 

Most locations are expected to be open but hours may vary.


Open with varying hours on New Yer’s Day.

Dunkin’ Donuts 

Some locations might be open with varying hours.


Open with varying hours.

Panda Express 

Open. Hours vary by location. Please confirm holiday hours with your local outlet.

Panera Bread 

Open for New Year’s Day with varying hours.


Open but by varying hours across Houston locations.

Taco Bell 

Most outlets are expected to be open. Hours vary by location.


Most outlets open at 11 AM. Hours vary by location.

Do you know of any other restaurants open on New Year’s Day in Houston? Comment below to let us know.


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