EGG-CELLENT EASTER SPECIALS ABOUND AT ATLANTA-AREA RESTAURANTS
Time to Get Hopping and Make April 21 Reservations
ATLANTA (April 5, 2019) – Once the Easter church services are over and the colored eggs and treats have been collected, it’s time to eat. Atlanta’s best restaurants have risen to the occasion with an egg-ceptional assortment of holiday specials and bountiful buffets that are sure to satisfy everyone in your crowd. While the food is abundant, however, space is not. Be sure to make your reservations early. Unless otherwise noted, prices do not include tax or gratuity.
5Church Atlanta is dishing up a special Easter brunch buffet from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Featured items include waffles, Greek salad, whole smoked salmon, honey-glazed ham, salmon with curry glaze and asparagus. Price is $40 per adult and $18 per child. 404-400-3669; 5churchatlanta.com.
Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland is keeping it simple with a few choice specials. For brunch, served 11 a.m.-3 p.m., there’s a brie and apple tart, lamb pot pie with field green salad and Gruyere- and Swiss chard-crusted egg in the hole with choice of bacon or sausage. The supper special, served from 5-11 p.m., is a bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with green beans and roasted potatoes topped with sweet mustard glaze. 404-876-7249; atkinspark.com.
Up on Canton Street, The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill will be offering a brunch buffet from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Price is $34.95 per adult and $19.95 for children 12 and under. The regular menu will be available for dinner starting at 4 p.m. 770-993-5749. thebigketch.com
Bottomless mimosas make for a juicy brunch or dinner celebration at all HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern locations. The special du-jour is green eggs and ham frittata – farm fresh eggs with basil pesto, oven-roasted ham, red onions and goat cheese topped with baby arugula in maple bacon vinaigrette. The tavern also is serving its regular brunch menu. Midtown: 404-968-2288. Brookhaven: 404-464-8971. Dunwoody: 470-395-7904. hobnobatlanta.com.
The buffet’s the thing at Livingston Restaurant + Bar in the Georgian Terrace Hotel. Guests will be piling plates high from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. with featured items such as vanilla brioche French toast, Southern chicken and lemon pepper Atlantic salmon. In addition to a carving station with clove-spiced baked ham and house-roasted prime rib, there will be a wide variety of salads, pastries and a dessert station. The children’s buffet includes chicken fingers, potato wedges and mac and cheese. Price is $40 for adults, $15 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under. The bar is open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 404-897-5000; livingstonatlanta.com.
Bring the Easter spread home with the help of Loyal Tavern. The Marietta eatery is accepting pre-orders of whole SmOAKed turkeys, French-cut turkey breasts and barrel-cut pork loins. All orders require 48-hour notice with an order deadline of 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Orders may be placed by calling 470-366-3221 or emailing email@example.com.
Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails in historic Crabapple is preparing an Easter brunch menu from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The three-course prix fixe menu offers a choice of starters including piquillo pepper crab bisque, Milton’s Caesar salad, sticky toffee pecan beignets, or prime beef and lamb meatballs; entrées including croissant French toast, farmhouse scramble, shrimp and grits, Southern-fried chicken breast or root beer-braised lamb; and lemon-blueberry Bundt cake or chocolate strawberry trifle for dessert. $40 per adult; $20 for children. 770-817-0161; miltonscuisine.com.
Murphy’s in Virginia-Highland plates a few specials for Easter. In addition to its array of brunch selections, guests can dine on a Georgia shrimp frittata ($15) and braised short rib hash ($17). For Sunday dinner, the restaurant presents a new feature -- Darby Farm’s chicken dinner with a roasted whole free-range chicken and choice of sides for two, and on Saturday and Sunday evening, the dessert menu boasts a homemade Georgia strawberry shortcake. 404-872-0904; www.murphysatlanta.com.
Preferred seating is available for the sumptuous holiday buffets at all three Ray’s Restaurants. At Ray’s at Killer Creek (770-649-0064), guests will salivate over Ray’s famous seafood gumbo, pimento cheese fritters, made-to-order omelets, rosemary roasted lamb rack, Big Green Egg smoked brisket and horseradish-crusted grouper from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. ($55 for adults, $27.95 for children 5-10). Features at Ray’s on the River (770-955-1187) include kale Caesar salad, Israeli couscous salad, sliced fresh fruit, Gulf oysters on the half shell, Jonah crab claws, hickory-smoked Cheshire ribs and slow-roasted prime rib. The 9 a.m.-7 p.m. buffet is $55 for adults and $27.95 for children 5-10. From 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Ray’s in the City (404-524-9224), choose from made-to-order omelets, traditional Canadian ham and eggs Benedict, seared salmon croquettes, deep-fried southern chicken tenders, lamb shepherd’s pie and carved bone-in ham. $50 for adults and $25 for children 5-10. For full menus, visit raysrestaurants.com.
For a kids eggstravagana, head to Truva Turkish Kitchen in Virginia-Highland from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. The younger set will be treated to egg coloring, face painting and cartoon-watching, while dining on menu items such as a waffle and Nutella, French toast, oatmeal, peanut butter and jelly and scrambled eggs. The price per child is $5. On Easter Sunday, the restaurant will be serving its traditional brunch menu from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with the lunch menu available from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Reservations can be made via OpenTable; 404-288-1007.
If you’re looking for brunch without all the holiday hoopla, the following restaurants make every Sunday a cause for celebration: