You’ve survived Lent, so Easter brunch is a great time to indulge in one of Atlanta’s delicious restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a decadent dining experience like Park 75 or the hearty Southern satisfaction of Chicken and the Egg, there will be somewhere in Atlanta ready to fill your belly. From local peaches and pecans to red velvet pancakes, Georgia knows how to make a brunch that will keep you smiling through the week. Information on specific Easter specials was not available at the time of press, but check back with the restaurants’ websites closer to the big day for more information. Of course, as it is a holiday, you will want to consider making reservations in advance.
Park 75 Restaurant
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
75 14th St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
If your children are well-behaved and you really want to go all out for Easter brunch, there are few places more decadent than the Park 75 Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel. Its brunch includes everything from chilled seafood to red velvet pancakes, so even the pickiest eater will find something to satisfy her cravings. Calorie counters can stick to the frittatas and salads made with fresh veggies. But come on, for a real Easter treat you’ll want to indulge in brioche French toast or Belgian waffles. It’s not easy on the wallet, but it is a posh, beautiful dining experience.
950 W. Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Marlow’s Tavern is a cozy Atlanta chain with six locations serving a reasonably priced brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you only know Marlow’s for its dinner options, like the tasty shrimp and crab nachos, you’ll want to check out the brunch, too. At $15.99 for adults and $6.99 for children, it’s easier on the budget than the Four Seasons while still including pancakes, omelettes and all your traditional favorites. Be sure to check out the crab cake benedict, maple fried chicken and the jalapeno corn grits.
573 N. Highland Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
This Poncey-Highlands cafe is a favorite for serious Atlanta brunchers. For the true Southern experience, try the shrimp and grits with bacon-laced cream sauce ($12) or the banana and walnut pancakes ($8.50). You’ll also be tempted by the lobster and spinach crepes, and of course you’ll have to order a basket of the fresh muffins and scones. Standard brunch faves like omelettes, Babette’s benedict and sides of home fries, grits and bacon are also available.
4199 Paces Ferry Road S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30339
Any place that offers a small or large basket of Georgia pecan sticky buns with its brunch menu is worth checking out. With romantic riverside seating on pleasant days, Canoe is all old-school Southern charm. The brunch features specials like the fried green tomato eggs benedict with house Canadian bacon and basil hollandaise, or oak-roasted local chicken with cheddar grits. Those with a sweet tooth can tuck into the cornmeal pancakes or brioche french toast. Sunday brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Chicken and the Egg
800 Whitlock Ave.
Marietta, GA 30064
With a brunch that runs on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., you know Chicken and the Egg is serious about this meal. The restaurant features local produce, notably in its Georgia French toast or Georgia waffle, both of which include a Georgia peach compote, pecans, powdered sugar, chantilly cream and bacon or sausage, for a reasonable $11. Other Southern favorites like biscuits and gravy, country-fried steak and eggs and pork belly hash are also available. You’ll definitely be tempted by the housemade pimento cheese appetizer and the tasty burgers. It’s well worth the drive to Marietta, and the restaurant promises special additions for its Easter menu.
Keely Herrick is a freelance writer. Her work can be found on Examiner.com. “