As everyone knows, buffets are all about math. A good buffet has an abundance of selections to add to your plate. A great buffet’s abundance of selections is multiplied when those foods include fresh and high quality products. The best of buffets are made exponentially better when the fresh and high quality selections are customizable or distinctive. You can obtain your math PhD at the champagne brunch of any of these Atlanta area restaurants.
997 Virginia Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Price: $4 to $15 (per selection)
Hours: Mon to Thur – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat – 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Brunch Sat to Sun 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Murphy’s serves up an ample variety of drinks and depth in food selections. All of Murphy’s “egg specialties” are cooked with cage free eggs and include inventive combinations such as northern trout with eggs any style or a Portobello frittata. Sweeter offerings include a French toast made with Challah bread and a malted waffle. Ranked as the best brunch in the city, this popular brunch locale can require a 45 minute wait on any given Sunday, so give yourself a mental break and take advantage of the complimentary valet.
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1397 North Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306
Price: $5 to $16 (per selection)
Hours: Mon to Thu – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fri – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sun – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Rosebud’s ample brunch selections include a bevy of brunch cocktails, three of which are Champagne-based. The popular Orange Stillman is served in a 32 oz. mason jar and filled with vodka, orange crush, champagne and fresh orange juice. If you would like to partake in some brunch along with your cocktail, enjoy Rosebud’s inventive take on brunch favorites and use of local products. Instead of a short stack, order the Ultimate Pancake which is stuffed with sausage, bacon, and scrambled egg. In lieu of shrimp and grits, the fried oysters and grits contains fried oysters, smoke bacon, chicken gravy and a poached egg. The menu can change based upon what ingredients are most readily available from the local producers, so be sure to review the menu prior to your visit.
75 14th St
Atlanta, GA 30309
Price: Easter Champagne Brunch: $86, Weekly Champagne Brunch: $48
Hours: Mon to Sat – 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sun 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dinner Tues to Sat 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.,
The large flower arrangements and grand staircase of the Four Seasons Hotel are only the beginning of the luxurious experience during a Sunday Brunch at Park 75. The buffet includes high quality and seasonal roasted vegetables, fresh seafood and fresh fruit. It also includes one of kind items such as mini pot pies and seafood macaroni and cheese. You can customize your omelets, waffles, and crepes with a number of interesting ingredients. Valet parking is available in the hotel and will be validated by the restaurant.
57th Fighter Group Restaurant
3829 Clairmont Rd
Atlanta, GA 30341
Price: $27 (buffet)
Hours: Mon – Closed, Tue to Thur – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fri to Sat 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sun – 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Honoring those who fought in World War II, the 57th is full of aviation décor and historical replicas for you to review as you select from the standard buffet offerings. Champagne and mimosas are also served in addition to the pastries, fresh fruits and custom omelets, you can enjoy selections from the cheese board, a carving station with prime rib and roast pork, smoked salmon, stir fry, shrimp cocktail, beer cheese soup and cheddar grits. The salads include vegetable based salads such as tomato and basil or a cucumber and mint. The heavier salads pull on the southern roots and include potato salad and coleslaw in addition to other pasta salads.
Sun in My Belly
2161 College Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
Price: $7 to $20 (per selection)
Hours: Brunch Mon to Sat 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dinner Tues to Sun 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Although brunch is offered everyday at Sun In My Belly, the Jazz Brunch includes champagne and is only offered on the first Sunday of every month. Sun In My Belly offers a quiche of the day and omelets of the day, based upon the ingredients available and the chef’s creative leadings. Fried Green Tomatoes are featured throughout the menu, and the Fried Green Tomato Stack is covered with fresh arugula, applewood smoked trout, goat cheese and green goddess dressing. The PBLT is a sandwich with Fried Green Tomatoes, pimento cheese, bacon, and scallion mayonnaise.
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Sebrina Bush is a freelance writer in Atlanta. She is covering Food & Drink. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.