Score a last-minute Easter brunch reservation
Although brunch with the bunny may be hard to come by, there are other options available.
Are you scrambling for a last-minute Easter dining reservation?
There are still some reservations to be had, but be quick because they are disappearing rapidly! Here are a few options that still have (or had at the time of this posting) reservations available.
Restaurants serving buffets:
- Local Three will serve a buffet on Easter with both breakfast and lunch favorites. You will find items such as biscuits with gravy, shrimp and grits, barbecue duck and a wide variety of pastries. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 3290 Northside Parkway, Atlanta. 404-968-2700, $29.93 adults, $14.93 ages 6 and under.
- Ray’s Killer Creek: Under the direction of Chef Tracey Bloom, Ray’s Killer Creek in Alpharetta will also serve a brunch buffet this Easter. Omelet, salad and dessert stations will complement many other breakfast and lunch items. Reservations are currently available for groups of four and smaller. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770-649-0064, $29.95 adults, $14.95 kids.
Restaurants serving a la carte menus:
- Elevation Chop House and Skybar: On Easter Sunday, order from a special menu that blends Elevation’s lunch and brunch menu. Located on Kennesaw’s McCollum airstrip, the restaurant affords views of planes taking off and landing, as well as the Kennesaw Mountains. The full menu is available on the website. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 1723 McCollum Pkwy, Kennesaw. 770-485-7469, $$.
- Ecco: Open only twice a year during the day, Ecco is serving an Easter brunch that they call “unique.” The menu is a blend of dinner-menu favorites and newly-crafted selections. The Challah French toast with orange blossom sabayon and the duck confit hash top the breakfast selections. See the full menu on the website. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., 40 7th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-347-9555, $$.
Restaurants with a mixture of buffet and a la carte service:
- Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse: If you spend Easter at Davio’s, you will be treated to a buffet of appetizers and desserts and will choose an a la carte entree from a list of eight options. The restaurant also offers a lengthy list of options for children 12 and under. See the website to view the full Easter menu. 12-8 p.m., Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta. 404-844-4810, $45 adults, $17.50 ages 12 and under.
- Eleven: Located at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, Eleven restaurant will start Easter guests with made-to-order waffle and omelet stations and a raw bar with Georgia white shrimp and crab claws. Diners will then choose one plated appetizer and entree. A dessert station with assorted pies, tarts and chocolate eggs will complete the experience. 11:30 am.- 2:30 p.m., 1065 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-745-5745, $35 adults, $17 kids ages 5-12, 4 and under free.
- Mary Mac’s Tea Room: On Easter Sunday, Mary Mac’s offers the choice to order from an a la carte menu or to try the “Southern Special.” The special is available to parties of three or more and is served family-style. Groups ordering the special will choose three meats, three sides, one dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage for $21.95 adults/$14.50 kids. The full menu is available on the website. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., 224 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. 404-876-1800, $$.
Restaurants that include a scenic drive:
- Le Vigne: This Easter, consider a drive to Dahlonega to have brunch at Le Vigne Restaurant at Montaluce Winery. Chef Steven Hartman has crafted a menu using ingredients sourced from within 100 miles of the restaurant. Diners will enjoy a buffet of Georgia shrimp, fresh trout, Riverview Farms pork and Springer Mountain chicken. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., 501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega. 706-867-4060, $45 adults, $20 children.
- Dillard House: If you’re game for a longer drive and possibly an overnight stay, try the Dillard House in Dillard, Georgia. In keeping with the restaurant’s tradition, the fried chicken and roasted lamb will be served family-style on Easter Sunday. Restaurant guests may attend an egg hunt with the Easter bunny at 2 p.m. The full menu is available on the website. 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., 768 Franklin Street, Dillard. 800-541-0671, $22.95 adults, $17.95 ages 12-16, $13.95 ages 4-11, ages 3 and under free.
Brunch with the bunny?
Several restaurants are offering egg hunts and visits with the Easter bunny for the kiddos, but those reservations were snapped up quickly. Feel free to post in the comments section if you know of a restaurant that still has reservations for brunch with the bunny.
You may also wish to check health inspection scores for popular brunch eateries, which were posted today by Laura Berrios.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog
– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.