Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Easter Specials Abound at Atlanta-Area Restaurants

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Morgan Lanier
Melissa Libby & Associates

Hop In for Brunch and Dinner Options at Top Dining Destinations on Sunday, April 16

ATLANTA (April 5, 2017) – Easter Sunday is right around the corner, and metro Atlanta’s best restaurants are hard at work preparing a bountiful basket full of delicious brunch and dinner options for the April 16 holiday. Hop on over to one of these renowned hot spots for a celebratory meal, but make your reservations now, as space is limited.

5Church Atlanta is offering Easter specials and bottomless mimosas in addition to its regular à la carte brunch (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and dinner (begins at 5 p.m.) menus. 404-400-3669;

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar is offering its regular a la carte menu, as well as specials including a Maine lobster omelette served with chèvre and smoked tomato butter, jumbo lump crab cake Benedict with brown butter hollandaise, brioche and poached eggs, and seared scallops and a maple-glazed pork belly in a Vidalia onion soubise with asparagus, oyster mushrooms and a poached egg. 770-635-7641;

The Federal, Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere’s Midtown take on a neighborhood restaurant, is open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring such favorites as chopped chicken liver, beignets with café au lait sauce, and chicken and waffles with bourbon barrel vanilla butter and Steen’s cane syrup. The neighborhood spot will also be open for dinner starting at 5 p.m. 404-343-3857;

Food 101 is featuring a selection of regular brunch and dinner favorites from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to such signature items as the fried chicken biscuit, crab cake BLT, chicken and waffle, scallop salad and three-meat meatloaf, the restaurant is offering specials including spinach salad with a boiled egg, bacon, raspberries and a sherry vinaigrette; spring onion veloutè; smoked lamb carpaccio; a mushroom and asparagus tart; sorghum-glazed, hickory-smoked ham; Border Springs stuffed lamb saddle; and pan-roasted halibut. 404-497-9700;

Enjoy HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern's popular brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with such favorites as loaded breakfast sliders, Georgia pancakes with candied Georgia pecans, grilled cheese with tomato bisque and $17 bottomless mimosas, plus live music from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. 404-968-2288;

Marlow’s Tavern, Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood tavern, is serving brunch. Enjoy brunch buffet-style at the Midtown, Northlake, East Cobb, Kennesaw and Vinings locations until 3 p.m. (2 p.m. in Vinings); offerings may include made-to-order omelets, crab cake Benedict, French toast and scrambled eggs, among others. Other Marlow’s locations are featuring an a la carte menu boasting such items as chicken and waffles, lemon ricotta pancakes, shrimp and grits, “serious” steak and eggs, brunch cocktails and other favorites.

In the mood for something a little different? Midtown Takorea & Ssam Bar is open as usual, offering its usual, unique collision of Korean and Mexican cuisine, including “takos,” burritos, banchan, quesadillas and more. 404-532-1944;

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails in historic Crabapple promises an elegant $32 prix fixe menu alongside such brunch staples as Charleston crab bisque, blackened salmon, Southern fried chicken breast and French toast. 770-817-0161;

On the Westside, Ormsby’s is getting into the Easter spirit with its own take on Easter eggs: Each guest receives a plastic egg filled with a piece of candy, a ticket for a free drink or another fun prize. This casual spot under the White Provisions building also has a special dish on the Easter Sunday menu featuring bourbon-glazed ham, smashed peas, roasted carrots and mashed potatoes. 404-968-2033;

Ray’s Restaurants is known for holiday buffets, and Easter is no exception. Ray’s at Killer Creek (770-649-0064) is laying out its luxurious spread from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., boasting such delicious options as house-smoked salmon, rosemary-roasted leg of lamb and BBQ-smoked brisket for $39.95 per adult and $19.95 per child (ages 5-10). At Ray’s on the River (770-955-1187), guests can enjoy herb-roasted prime rib, pork loin with pineapple chutney and Cheshire baby-back ribs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for $45.95 per adult and $22.95 per child. And at Ray’s in the City (404-524-9224), diners can choose from an Easter brunch buffet with such treats as broiled grouper medallions, seafood gumbo and salmon croquettes from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ($39.95 for adults, $19.95 for children), or the restaurant’s à la carte dinner menu from 5 to 8 p.m. For full menus, visit

Enjoy the holiday with a distinctly Southern twist at Revival, which is serving its sumptuous, family-style brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Andreas Müller promises a surprise or two for dinner (5 to 9 p.m.) in addition to the restaurant’s regular menu. 470-225-6770;

Both locations of Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads will be open as usual, serving their usual menu of chef-crafted pizzas, pastas, flatbreads and more. At the Poncey-Highland location, enjoy $5 sangria and $25 sangria carafes all day, plus $5 small plates and flatbreads from 12 to 4 p.m.

In addition to its regular brunch menu, Seed Kitchen & Bar is offering the following specials: croque madame with brioche, gruyere and prosciutto on sourdough, with Mornay sauce, asparagus and sunny side up egg; lobster, chorizo, English pea and Manchego strata with a poached egg and truffle hollandaise; and Meyer lemon and blueberry crepes with crème anglais. 678-214-6888;

Buckhead gastropub The Southern Gentleman is serving up its sophisticated take on Sunday brunch with such appetizing options as lemon and ricotta pancakes, New Orleans shrimp and grits and a pimento cheese and bacon omelet. Wash your entrée down with a carafe of mimosas or Bloody Marys. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 404-939-9845;

Storico Fresco Alimentari is offering a variety of Spring pastas to celebrate the season, including fava and spring pea; rabbit, carrot and toma; and Easter Egg-shaped two-cheese-filled pasta. For families or groups in need of a heartier option, there’s lamb Bolognese lasagna with potato and pecorino Romano. And don’t forget dessert! Try Colomba di Pasqua, a traditional Italian Easter cake, or Torta Pasqualina, a spinach, Swiss chard, ricotta and egg tart wrapped in a puff pastry. 404-500-2181;

Sublime Doughnuts is offering delicious hot cross buns all week, from Monday, April 10 through Easter Sunday, for $3 each. Both locations.


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