When looking for dining options on holidays, there are several things to take into consideration. If you are dining with a number of different families, affordability may be an important concern. However, if you are looking to impress the in-laws, you may want to experience elegant fine dining. Some individuals want to ensure that their traditional favorite dishes are included on the menu. These Atlanta area restaurants can accommodate varying tastes, budgets and group sizes.
1397 North Highland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Hours: Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rosebud offers a limited bunch menu for Easter and does not serve a dinner menu. The brunch offerings are not only delectable, but also affordable ranging from $5 to $14. The menu emphasizes creativity and the use of local products. Sweet options include the Ultimate Pancake, which is stuffed with sausage, bacon, and scrambled egg and savory options include fried oysters and grits.
4199 Paces Ferry Road, SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Hours: Sun 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Traditional Easter menus can vary depending on whose house you are in. However, the combination of a tender juicy meat that has been baked or roasted, a starchy side and cleanly cooked vegetable grace nearly every menu including the menu at Canoe. Roasted and baked entrees feature pheasant, rabbit, lamb sirloin and beef short rib. If brunch selections are also part of your dream Easter menu, Canoe’s brunch selections include Brioche French Toast and Smoke Salmon Eggs Benedict.
88 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
Hours: Sun 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
The service staff at Paces 88 is among the best in Atlanta and will ensure that you have a pleasant family friendly Easter outing. Housed in the St. Regis Hotel, Paces 88 offers the advantages of the Hotel’s egg hunts and egg rolls which occur on Easters throughout the early morning and afternoon. Paces 88 serves an Easter-themed brunch which changes slightly year-to-year, but generally contains shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict, french toast, and various fresh fruits, pastries, cheeses, salads and soups. You may also get a visit from none other than the Easter Bunny this holiday.
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Le Vigne Restaurant
501 Hightower Church Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Hours: Sun -11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You can upgrade your Easter with a visit to Le Vigne Restaurant located at the destination location at Montaluce Winery and Estates. During Easter, a brunch buffet is usually offered. During the remainder of the year, the menus are very specific and fine tuned to offer only the best ingredients. Ingredients during spring can include Georgia shrimp, local cheese, and produce grown on the estate. If you are only visiting the restaurant, be sure to call and make a reservation, as they are required.
South City Kitchen
1144 Crescent Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309
Hours: Sun -11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
South City Kitchen is a great spot of Easter; it’s affordable, classy, has traditional menu items and is appropriate for families. Located in a renovate old house, the atmosphere is both comfortable and genteel. For Easter, South City Kitchen offers a prix fixe menu, but the buttermilk fried chicken is a consistent palate pleaser. The menu includes both sweet and savory dishes which can be paired with offerings from the well developed wine and cocktail lists.
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