Santa is getting quite busy this time of year, but he’s still making time to dine with Atlantans one final weekend before the big day. We’ve found some Santa brunches for the kids, a fancy dinner for those mature tastebuds and even a drinking party for the “naughty.” Read on for the big red suit’s final feastings.
St. Regis Atlanta
88 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta
This is an intimate family setting with Santa and Mrs. Clause, who join your children for holiday tea and photos. Festive offerings include savory tea sandwiches such as chicken salad or almond butter pinwheels or sweet treats such as gingerbread people and chocolate-spiced cupcakes. The cost is $42 per child.
11555 Rainwater Drive, Alpharetta
On Saturday Santa invites you to brunch from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The wide array of new menu items gives even the pickiest kids an option from eggs benedict to Belgium waffles. Adults can enjoy refreshing cocktails. Make sure to bring a camera for a photo with Santa.
The Family Dog
1402 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta
For the big kids at heart, watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at The Family Dog this Saturday night from 7 to 10 p.m. The bar is pouring beers from Boulevard Brewing, Mother Earth Brewing and Lone Rider Brewing and scooping Frozen Pints ice cream for their Bad Santa party. Santa photos and live music from The Dave Ellington Trip featuring Kayla Taylor round out the evening.
Bantam and Biddy
1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 103, Atlanta
On Sunday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Santa is enjoying Bantam + Biddy’s Southern brunch. A $25 menu includes a photo with the big guy. There’s sure to be a breakfast spin on their chicken. Now a decision must be made: the chicken or the eggs?
One Eared Stag
1029 Edgewood Avenue NE, Atlanta
Just before Santa’s busiest day, One Eared Stag hosts a multi-course Christmas dinner on Monday night. Leave the kids at home for this feast where chef Phalen teams up with Joe Schafer of King + Duke, Drew van Leuvan of Seven Lamps, and Doug Rouen of Holy Taco. This is a meal to expand your palate with duck liver, truffles and pickled roots. The six-course meal is $125 per person and reservations must be made in advance.
-By Alexa Lampasona for the Food & More blog