Food & Drink

The Very Best Easter Brunches in Atlanta This Year

5church | Justin Driscoll
5church | Justin Driscoll

Whether you’re religious or not, you can’t deny the appeal of great brunch on Easter Sunday. Everybody’s incredibly fresh and clean on the fashion side of things (wear the nice penny loafers), and folks are out pretending to be decent human beings -- or at least on their best behavior in front of their families. And there’ll be lots of restaurants giving you their best or worst brunches, which is why we’ve given you this trustworthy list of restaurants in ATL that will surely feel like a blessing with each bite you take in that lovely pastel bowtie of yours.

Livingston Restaurant + Bar


Classic Southern hotel brunch
The Georgian Terrace Hotel is hosting an elegant Easter brunch buffet from 11am to 5pm, and it’ll be spread with hot and heavy indulgences like fried chicken with mashed sweet potatoes, and smoked pork loin with barbecue sauce made from whole-grain molasses. There’ll also be stations for salads, dessert pastries, and meat carvings, and the Easter Bunny will be there posing for pictures.
Price: $38 for adults; $15 for children 6-12. Make reservations at 404.897.5000 or online

C. Ellet's


The ballpark steakhouse goes NOLA for a day
Linton Hopkins is kicking off his new brunch menu just in time for Easter (it actually begins the day before), and his upper-class Battery steakhouse will have 2nd Line Atlanta playing live New Orleans music, and Creole dishes including chef specialty sandwiches, eggs Sardou with heart of palm, creamed spinach and Hollandaise, fried chicken with local honey and a Sea Island pea salad and bourbon-caramel French Toast. Don’t miss Pastry Chef Jen Yee’s chocolate coconut donut, and hit the DIY bar for a bloody or fresh raw juice.
Price: Varies depending on menu items; make reservations online


West Midtown

An Italian Easter comes to ATL
Eat Easter the Italian way from 11am to 3pm inside Atlantic Station’s TWELVE Hotel, where they’re offering special platings of spinach, ham, and Gruyere frittatas, Belgian waffles and lump crab omelets You also get two hours of free deck parking and three hours complimentary valet.
Price: Varies depending on menu item; make a reservation at 404.961.7370 or online

Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse


Come here for 10 hours of Easter dining
For 10 hours on Easter, executive chef Matthew Rosekrans will offer special brunch and dinner menus. Starting at 11am there’ll be Italian/Southern brunch twists like creamy shrimp and grits pancetta with fried egg and shallot butter, then at 3pm it switches to a special dinner with potato-crusted tilefish in mustard sauce, slow-braised pork osso bucco, and more.
Price: $14 to $34 depending on menu item; make a reservation by calling 404.844.4810.

Justin Driscoll



Have an affordable Easter brunch in church
Reasonably priced at $35 per adult, brunch at the expansive Colony Square dinner establishment will include starters like beef Wellington with mini mushrooms and beet-cured smoked salmon crostini, plus hearty feastings including a prime rib carving station, and specialty items like eggs Benedict with pecan-smoked ham.
Price: $35 for adults; $15 for children 12 and under. Make reservations at 404-400-3669 or online; see the menu.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar


For seafood omelets and sweet classics
From 10am to 3pm, Drift will resurrect you with a menu that gets off to a sweet start via brioche French toast with caramelized banana and mascarpone, and blueberry buttermilk pancakes. Get to the eggs with a Maine lobster omelet with chèvre or a spring veggie quiche with baby Vidalia onions.
Price: Varies depending on menu items; make reservations at 770-635-7641 or online.

American Cut
American Cut

American Cut


Three courses of one sinfully indulgent brunch
For $65 a person, the Buckhead Atlanta steakhouse is propping up a three-course, prix fixe bunch starting at 12:30pm and running until 6pm, with a spicy crab meat version of avocado toast, Nutella-stuffed French toast, and a lobster cake Benedict.
Price: $65 per person; make reservations at 770-415-9766 or online

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar


Unexpectedly upscale a la carte brunch
Keep it Old-Atlanta at the city’s longest continuously operating tavern, and enjoy croissant French toast with raspberry compote and white chocolate sauce, a pesto breakfast strata with prosciutto and Parmesan cheese, pesto chicken sausage, and asparagus and Gruyère frittata. There’ll also be prize-filled Easter eggs if you’re dining with kids.
Price: Around $10 per menu item; make reservations online or by calling 404.876.7249

Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social


Fun and games with your Sunday meal
SunTrust Park's newly opened double-decker tavern and recreational hangout will feature two Easter brunch plate specials for the big day, including the Blue Plate (shredded zucchini and sweet corn pancakes with poached eggs, potatoes and tasso ham), and the Green Plate, with an ultra-healthy asparagus kale strata with ciabatta bread, aged cheddar cheese and hash browns.
Price: $8 to $13 per item; make reservations online

Bar Americano


A funky brunch with Easter pizza
In addition to the regular lunch menu, there will be a one-off Easter brunch with food that’ll include brunch pizzas with overflowing sausage, potatoes, onion and a duck egg, as well as roasted tomato, mascarpone and basil frittata, and simple items from steak and eggs to French toast with bacon.
Price: $12 to $18 per item; call 470.823.3102 to make reservations.

Sign up here for our daily Atlanta email and be the first to get all the food/drink/fun the ATL has to offer.

Mike Jordan plans to be the best-dressed Easter bruncher in town, and is not above competing with random Atlanta children for Easter eggs if they contain real money. Try shaming him on Twitter at @michaelbjordan if you think that will deter the inevitable.