The weather will break soon (we hope), so Atlantan’s will be heading out every Saturday and Sunday for brunch. I’ve said it numerous times, that brunch is a big deal in Atlanta, so finding the best restaurants with a diverse menu, bottomless mimosas and bloody mary’s is high on everyone’s list for weekend activities.
Recently, I went OTP to an oldie but goodie, Dantanna’s in Sandy Springs. The restaurant has been remodeled and now features a bloody mary bar during brunch and a patio that overlooks Roswell Rd. The best part about the patio is that even if there is a Spring chill in the air, there are heaters to keep you comfortable.
Brunch is nothing without a few libations and Dantanna’s has you covered. The bloody Mary bar has everything you need from hot sauces to veggies. I have to admit that I am not the biggest fan of bloody mary’s (I know, crazy), but if I was, this would be right up my ally. If spiked tomato juice isn’t your thing either, order the $15 bottles of champagne for mimosas. You read that right $15!
Dantanna’s Sandy Springs menu has your typical brunch options of omelets, benedicts, pancakes and French toast. But the regular Dantanna’s menu is also available.
Although the three dishes that I ordered were delicious, my favorites were the huevos rancheros and the French Toast. The huevos rancheros has house ground chorizo and spicy ground black beans layered on top of a hard corn tortilla shell, topped with fried eggs and salsa roja. It’s served with roasted potatoes with green and red bell peppers, onion and asparagus. This dish was one of my favorites because it was flavorful and savory and it reminded me a lot of a taco. The chorizo and black beans weren’t spicy at all and the roasted potatoes were seasoned quite well and I really enjoyed the addition of the peppers and onions. The asparagus was simple and straight forward, but cooked perfectly al dente.
I’m not much a bread person, but I hadn’t had French toast in a while and I don’t know what was happening that day, but I was craving it hard. It was not overly sweet and not mushy at all. The portion is great for sharing, so I highly recommend that you order this as an addition to your entrée.
Crab cakes benedict isn’t new to brunch menu’s, but brunch isn’t brunch without it. How many times can you say brunch in a sentence lol. The crab cakes weren’t fried (which I liked) and they consisted of all crab meat with no extra fillers. I got the eggs scrambled instead of poached and the hollandaise sauce was rich and creamy. I would have preferred the sauce have a bit more seasoning. Because it is an egg-based sauce, a little more salt or lemon juice would have toned down the “eggy” taste a bit.
The wide array of items on the menu adds to why Dantanna’s is perfect for brunch for anyone. There were plenty of families, couples and groups of friends dining while I was there. If you prefer not to drive into the city, head OTP to Dantanna’s and tell the GM Blake that I sent you! 🙂
6649 Roswell Rd, Unit 30
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Until next time…Happy Eating!! xoxo
*My meal at Dantanna’s was complimentary. However, all opinions are my own 🙂