:) = Unique European farmhouse bunker theme honoring the 57th Fighter Group aviation heroes of WWII, complete with WWII décor that small children will find fascinating. The restaurant is located right next to DeKalb Peachtree Airport, so little ones get to watch planes and helicopters take off while enjoying their food. AYCE brunch buffet with a wide variety of breakfast and lunch entrees. $2 champagne and mimosas, and a full bar available after 12:30 PM, for mommies and daddies. Huge restaurant with multiple spacious dining areas. Great for large parties.
:( = Their brunch is popular, so the buffet area gets crowded - a parent dining alone with small children may have a difficult time here. There's no changing table in the restroom, although there is a marble counter that can be used for the same purpose - make sure to bring a changing pad so baby's bottom doesn't get cold. Also, the size of this place is both a blessing and a curse for parents. Toddlers will love running away from mommy and daddy here, if given the opportunity. Bring distractions that will make them want to stay put.
Notes: The Sunday Brunch Buffet is $25 for ages 13 and up; $15 for children ages 4-12; and, according to our server, free for children 3 and under. The buffet is only available from 10:30 AM-2:30 PM.
|"Mommy said this is a restaurant. Looks like a bunker to us."|
|"Do you think they'll notice if I climb in and start her up?"|
|"One day, I'll learn how to fly one of those helicopters."|
57th's buffet is extensive. It has multiple stations offering hot lunch entrees (such as baked fish and pasta); hot breakfast entrees (such as cheese grits, sausage, bacon, and a delicious salmon frittata that we gobbled up); a variety of fresh bagels and fruit; a selection of cured meats and cheeses; a carving station featuring prime rib and ham; various salads and soups (including the restaurant's famous "Beer and Cheese" soup); seafood dishes (such as shrimp cocktail and smoked salmon); an array of desserts (puddings, eclairs, cakes, cookies, etc.); and a fresh waffle station featuring several different toppings. Mommy's favorite waffle topping was bananas foster - she'll take any opportunity to sneak adult beverages into her meal when she's out with us.)
|"I think I'll start with this shrimp. It looks ready to be eaten."|
|"The waffles we make at home never taste this good!"|
While we loved nearly everything available at the buffet, one item really stood out to us Toddler Foodies: at the waffle station, one of the toppings offered was... Gummy Bears! Think they knew we were coming?
|"Shh. I'm calculating how many of these to give to this restaurant."|
|Wise younger Toddler Foodie to older Toddler Foodie: "Soldiers ate lots of canned, non-perishable food during World War II. Fresh fruits like this grape were not readily available. Peacetime is better than wartime, don't you think?"|