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Hop on these Easter meal deals

By Bob Townsend - For the AJC

Easter Sunday brings families together for food and fun. But reservations are a must at most restaurants. Find out what’s on the menu with phone numbers and links for some favorite metro Atlanta destinations.

Atkins Park — Easter brunch 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. and dinner service until midnight. Brunch mainstays include pork belly Benedict with mustard hollandaise and Grand Marnier French toast with applewood smoked bacon. For dinner, house-made pappardelle Bolognese and herb-roasted chicken. 404-876-7249. atkinspark.com.

Bantam + Biddy — Both Ansley Mall and Crescent Avenue locations serve 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. with the regular menu plus a special $20 menu of honey-glazed ham, stewed black-eyed peas, braised collard greens, corn bread and a choice of sweet potato pie or carrot cake. Ansley, 404-907-3469; Crescent, 404-835-6450. bantamandbiddy.com.

Cakes & Ale — Seasonal brunch featuring local produce and menu items such as herbed chevre omelette served with roasted squash and salad greens or Italian sausage and six-minute egg with polenta, red cabbage, taleggio and frisee. 404-377-7960. cakesandalerestaurant.com.

Concentrics RestaurantsOne Midtown Kitchen serves Easter Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Easter dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Two Urban Licks has brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and an Easter Bunny egg hunt at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Tap serves Sunday brunch specials 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Parish has brunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m., an Easter egg hunt at noon, and Easter dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. The Spence serves brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with an Easter egg hunt at noon. Closed for dinner. concentricsrestaurants.com.

Cook Hall — “Hoppy” Easter brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. along with a la carte holiday blackboard specials, offering an updated Southern take on traditional Easter dishes. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. look for IPA draft beer specials. 404-523-3600. cookhallatlanta.com.

Ecco and Lure Passover — Ecco hosts its second annual kosher-style Passover dinner April 14. The four-course prix fixe menu will be served family-style at communal tables in the private dining room. $40. 404-347-9555. http://ecco-atlanta.com. Lure will be offering gefilte fish, a seafood dish traditionally served during Jewish holidays, on the dinner menu April 14-22. Pre-order and pick up gefilte fish to go April 11-14. 404-817-3650. lure-atlanta.com.

La Tavola Trattoria —Italian-style Easter brunch including grilled rabbit sausage with fried eggs, semolina gnocchi, and porcini conserva and poached eggs bruchetta with pancetta, Swiss chard and Parmigiano-basil fonduta. 404-873-5430. latavolatrattoria.com.

Livingston Restaurant + Bar — Spring-inspired holiday brunch buffet 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. with carving stations, a dessert bar and a special buffet for children. $40 adults, $15 children 6-12, free for children 5 and under. 404-897-5000. livingstonatlanta.com.

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails — Easter brunch menu 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. is a three-course meal, $32 adults, $16 children 12 and younger. A kids menu is also available, and parties of eight or more may email heather@miltonscuisine.com to reserve a table. 770-817-0171. miltonscuisine.com.

No. 246 — Brunch service and an Easter egg hunt with a visit from the Easter Bunny. Egg dying for the kids at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eggs on the menu, include breakfast pizza and deviled farm eggs with peperonata, anchovy and dill. 678-399-8246. no246.com.

Old Vinings Inn — Easter buffet 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with the likes of herb-crusted leg of lamb, chicken breast with spring pea risotto and eggs Benedict, as well as vegetables, sides, seasonal fruit and a dessert table with assorted truffles and fruit cobbler. $30 adults/$15 children. 770-438-2282. oldviningsinn.net.

Paul’s Restaurant — Festive spring buffet 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. with Paul’s traditional breakfast favorites, fresh sushi, carving stations, made-to-order omelets and a dessert buffet. $32 adults, $15 children. 404-231-4113. greatfoodinc.com.

Poor Calvin’s — Brunch buffet begins at noon, with ham and turkey carving station, omelets made fresh to order, crawfish and lobster, cheeses and meats, a selection of desserts, and more. $30. 404-254-4051. poorcalvins.com.

Ray’s Restaurants — Ray’s on the River offers its buffet 9 a.m-8 p.m. 770-955-1187. Ray’s at Killer Creek buffet, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with the regular menu available 5-8 p.m. 770-649-0064. Ray’s in the City buffet, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with the regular menu available 5-7 p.m. 404-524-9224. raysrestaurants.com.

Serpas True Food — Sunday feast 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring signature items such as berry buttermilk pancakes served with crispy bacon, New Orleans beignets with confectioners dust, seasonal vegetable omelet or fried oyster eggs Benedict 404-688-0040. serpasrestaurant.com.

Seven Lamps — Special brunch menu served a la carte noon-3 p.m. Options include citrus-cured salmon ammie, Seven Lamps Benedict and the crispy cheese sandwich with a menu of cocktails, wine and beer for pairing. 404-467-8950. sevenlampsatl.com.

Social Vinings — Sunday buffet with a traditional holiday spin, including Easter favorites such as roasted leg of lamb and brunch dishes such as steak and eggs Benedict, served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 adults/$12 children up to 12/free children 3 and under. 770-432-9772. greatfoodinc.com.

South City Kitchen Vinings — Three-course prix fixe Easter brunch featuring the likes of fried green tomatoes, buttermilk fried chicken and apple butter-mascarpone French toast. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $32 adults, $16 children under 12. 770-435-0700. vinings.southcitykitchen.com.

Southern Art — Easter Bunny egg hunt and special brunch buffet featuring a selection of Southern classics, including shrimp and grits and she crab soup, and artisan charcuterie and cheese bar. $65 adults, $39 children 12 and under, free children 6 and under. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 404-946-9070. southernart.com.

St. Cecilia — A special brunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with an a la carte menu of popular items, such as agnolotti with red wine-braised beef short rib and Block Island swordfish, as well as brunch favorites, including ricotta pancakes with fresh strawberries. Closed for dinner service. 404-554-9995. stceciliaatl.com.

Table & Main — Celebrate Southern-style with spring cocktails and patio games, followed by an al fresco feast with a variety of seasonal dishes and specials. Noon-8 p.m. Reservations required. 678-869-5178. http://tableandmain.com.

Watershed on Peachtree — Weekly Creole Jazz Brunch with a menu that includes Creole-inspired brunch dishes such as muffaletta salad, shrimp lemenceau, eggs sardou and beignets, and live music from Ruby Red’s Band. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 404-809-3561. watershedrestaurant.com.

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