10 Best Bets for Easter Brunch in AtlantaBy Christopher Hassiotis
April 9, 2014
Brunch in Atlanta's a big deal, and Easter Sunday in Atlanta's a big deal. Put them together and you've got a…well, a really big deal. These local spots offering special menus, buffets or events are among the best of the best for what you'll find on Sunday, April 20.
Bantam + Biddy: Both the Ansley Mall and Crescent Avenue Bantam + Biddy locations will feature an all-day Easter menu of Southern favorites: honey-glazed ham, black-eyed peas, cornbread, sweet potato pie and more. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys available until 3 PM (404-907-3469, 404-835-6450).
BLT Steak: The Downtown restaurant is featuring a unique "tableside bistro" brunch menu for one day only, wheeling a crêpe cart loaded with toppings from table to table, preparing crêpes to-order right in front of diners. Also look for other Easter specials like a chocolate waffle with mocha syrup, or Birdie in a Basket: a cup of seasoned hash browns filled with basil pesto and sunny-side-up eggs (404-577-7601).
Ecco: Easter goes European in Midtown at Ecco, where the special Sunday menu introduces a number of continental items, from Tuscan donuts with a Nutella mousse to French crêpe suzette (404-347-9555).
No. 246: Decatur's No. 246 is offering Easter brunch activities in addition to its famed breakfast pizza, deviled farm eggs and other Italian-inspired items. There are also Easter egg hunts and dyeing activities at both 10 AM and 1 PM (678-399-8246).
Ocean Prime: This South Buckhead seafood spot opens early at 11 AM for Easter brunch, and features the dinner menu all day long in addition to items like blueberry French toast, jumbo lump crab cakes and poached eggs in a Cabernet jus (404-846-0505).
Parish: If you're planning a Beltline stroll, swing by Inman Park's Parish for their Southern- and Louisiana-inspired Easter brunch, with extended hours from 9 AM to 3 PM. There's an Easter egg hunt at noon, and a special Easter dinner at 5:30 PM if you can't make brunch (404-681-4434).
Poor Calvin's: This South Midtown spot steps slightly away from its Thai-fusion cuisine for an expansive Easter Sunday brunch buffet. Expect ham- and turkey-carving stations, made-to-order omelets, crawfish and lobster, various cheeses and meats and more ($30 per person; 404-254-4051).
Ray’s on the River: The iconic, bucolic Sandy Springs spot is offering an all-day Easter buffet from 9 AM to 8 PM, with dishes both classic and contemporary. There'll also be a photo booth on hand to create some mementos ($42.95 adults, $21.95 for kids five-10, free for kids under five; 770-955-1187).
St. Cecilia: Ford Fry's Buckhead hot spot has a special Easter brunch from 11 AM to 2:30 PM, with European-inspired dishes like agnolotti with red wine-braised beef short rib as well as more brunchy items like pancakes made with ricotta or a fontina melt with mushrooms, frisée, prosciutto and a fried egg (404-554-9995).
Watershed on Peachtree: Watershed's Creole Jazz Brunch features a number of Creole-inspired brunch dishes on the menu as well as a few Easter-themed specials. Live music is lively, but not overpowering, and gets going at 11:30 AM (404-809-3561).