New places to eat brunch in Atlanta

Duck Benedict at Portofino. / Photo Credit Heidi Geldhauser

Duck Benedict at Portofino. / Photo Credit Heidi Geldhauser

We love brunch — who doesn’t? But sometimes your tried-and-true spot can feel just a bit tired. Lucky for you, there are several spots in Atlanta that have new brunch menus for you to try.

Also lucky for you if you’re a brunch lover: The 2016 AJC Spring Dining Guide, which comes out this week, will be focused on anything and everything you ever wanted to know about brunch in and around Atlanta. We’re already looking forward to celebratory mimosas!

And if you’re planning to go out for brunch, get ready with our ultimate brunch playlist.

Coming Soon: Morningside Kitchen and Yebo Beach Haus

Morningside Kitchen, which recently opened in the former Rosebud space, is just serving up dinner for now, but plans to start brunch service by late spring. The restaurant is from the team behind brunch go-to Murphy’s so you have something to look forward to.

1397 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta. 404-347-9747, morningside-kitchen.com/

Yebo Beach Haus, from the team behind 10 Degrees South, Cape Dutch and Biltong Bar, is on track to open this month and plans to serve up weekend brunch.

111 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta.

 

Rising Son

OK, so technically this new spot in Avondale Estates from the former chef at Home Grown and the creator of craft sodas for Yalla and The General Muir serves breakfast all day, but we’ll let it slide. The menu features breakfast and lunch dishes including breakfast flatbread, salads and more.
8 a.m.-3 p.m. 124 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates. 404-600-5297, facebook.com/RisingSonavondale

 

Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar

Located in the Loews Atlanta Hotel lobby in Midtown, this restaurant has carved out a spot as a go-to for high-end meats and stylish drinks. Now Saltwood is a making a bid to be a weekend brunch contender, offering up dishes including build your eggs benedict, omelets and pancakes, along with Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas, as well as and cold-pressed juices.
11:30-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 1065 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-745-5000, saltwoodatlanta.com.

 

Portofino

This Buckhead restaurant is kicking off its 15th year in business by offering a full-time Sunday brunch service. Menu items include Italian-American specialties with a twist including such as duck benedict, short rib sloppy Joe, bucatini all’Amatriciana tossed with bacon, tomato, caramelized onion and crushed red pepper, shrimp and polenta and toast served with currant and orange honey. Cocktails include peach bellinis and customizable Bloody Marys.
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. 3199 Paces Ferry Pl NW, Atlanta, 404-231-1136. portofinoatl.com/index

 

Twain’s

The Decatur pub has made a bid to up its food game over the past year or so, bringing in rising star executive chef Savannah Haseler, and now offering a new giant brunch menu including items as varied as shakshuka and naan, sweet tea bourbon pulled pork and smoked shrimp and chicken sausage sandwich bowl.
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 211 E. Trinity Place, Decatur, 404-373-0063. twains.net/

 

Staplehouse

If you’ve already tried the excellent dinner offerings at this Old Fourth Ward spot — which is in the running for James Beard Foundation Awards for Best New Restaurant and Best Chef: Southeast — now’s your chance to try some new dishes. The restaurant stopped serving Sunday dinner in favor of brunch, which features a rotating menu of a la carte items.
Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 541 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-524-5005, staplehouse.com

 

Ticonderoga Club

One of Krog Street Market’s newest tenants is trying its hand at weekend brunch after several months of offering up eclectic dinner and lunch options. “Guests should expect an eclectic range of hard working fare well suited for soaking up the booze, or providing a sturdy foundation for more of it,” partner Bart Sasso told Eater Atlanta.
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 99 Krog St. NE, Atlanta. 404-458-4534, ticonderogaclub.com/

 

Bonus: New lunch and dinner menu at Steinbeck’s

If brunch isn’t your thing, check out this Oakhurst restaurant’s new items made with Indian, Asian and Mexican influences including charred bulgogi short rib, Chicken 66 Sammy , a fried chicken sandwich with fresh jalapeno, sauteed onions, sriracha yogurt and chorizo-stuffed bacon-wrapped Dates.
11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 4:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. 659 E Lake Dr, Decatur. 404-373-1116. steinbecksbar.com/

 

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