There’s a saying that breakfast on the weekend is just sad. Indeed! There is nothing better than a leisurely weekend brunch (and perhaps a mimosa or three) with friends, a newspaper and great food. Atlanta has lots of outstanding brunches.
Whether it’s a traditional eggs Benedict, shrimp ’n grits or something more, Atlanta’s hotels offer some of the best and most creative brunches in the area. Here are some of our favorite hotel brunches.
- Astor Court at the St. Regis Atlanta Hotel offers one of the most luxurious and opulent brunches in Atlanta. The Buckhead hotel serves brunch on the weekend. Specialties includes burnt ends brisket hash, malted Belgian style waffles, and kale and white bean soup.
- Community Smith, located at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel in Midtown, understands that part of the fun of a brunch is sharing, and this restaurant offer several options called “table goodness,” that include eight thick slices of applewood bacon, apple hickory duck wings and Peruvian shrimp ceviche. For those who don’t want to share, try the salmon BLT, melted leek and manchego quiche, or the ancient grains stir fry.
- Cook Hall at the W Hotel in Buckhead offers a little bit of everything, especially at brunch. The Saturday and Sunday brunch provides a wide range of options including white asparagus soup, pastrami sliders, buttermilk pancakes with bananas and mixed berries, and crispy duck tacos. You can even make your own cocktail. Order champagne or spirits and you will receive a fully stocked kit to build your own champagne cocktail or bloody Mary.
- Livingston Restaurant and Bar at the Georgian Terrace is a perfect place to enjoy a leisurely brunch and then go across the street and watch a matinee performance at the Fox Theatre. The Livingston offers something for everyone with sandwiches, traditional breakfasts such as omelets and French toast as well as Southern classics such as a barbecue breakfast or a Creole breakfast, and chicken and waffles.
- Park 75 in the Four Seasons in Midtown has a fabulous Sunday brunch that includes such delights as orange ricotta blintzes with sour cream and raspberries, lobster potpie, and a selection of shrimp, oysters and crab claws.
- Southern Art – celebrity chef Art Smith’s Atlanta outpost located at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta – offers a renewed take on Southern-inspired food in an inviting and intimate setting. Voted “Best Hotel Restaurant” in 2015, the restaurant boasts an expansive and healthy breakfast buffet Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday brunch favorites include fried chicken and waffles, Southern Art buttermilk pancakes, pan fried catfish and pepper jack grits, and more.
Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications.