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About Chicken and the Egg
Chicken and the Egg is a neighborhood gathering spot that will serve sophisticated yet approachable American farmstead fare. Our name represents the cycle of life and the importance of sustainability. We want to help minimize the negative impact humans leave on this planet.
The menu at Chicken and the Egg features innovative twists on classic American dishes. The cuisine will incorporate seasonal ingredients from local farms and purveyors as well as sustainable beef, pork, poultry and seafood. Marc Taft is the chef/owner and will utilize approachable ingredients that are thoughtfully constructed and highlight what the earth has to offer.
Marietta, GA 30064
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
CLOSED ON MONDAY
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer off-site catering from 10-500 people. Please contact Elizabeth Taft for our special catering menus.
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Chicken and the Egg Ratings and Reviews
This was our 2nd visit, and we've finally decided we won't go back. We absolutely love the atmosphere and ambiance, but that's about it. We had a reservation, and still had to wait 15-20 minutes to be seated. The server recommended specials that weren't even available. After asking for an order of biscuits, we were given ONE biscuit. The food took a long time to arrive, and it wasn't very hot. That was the issue the first time, and we assumed that was a fluke. Unfortunately, this seems to be a consistent issue.
We really enjoyed this restaurant. It was a little pricey, but the good was outstanding. Loved the atmosphere and the wait staff was very friendly. Didn't understand why they don't serve their water with ice, but other than that, we gave it 5 stars. Would love to go back for breakfast/brunch.,
I have never had a meal at Chicken and the Egg that didn't leave me astounded. I got the Fried Green Tomato Benedict, and had to take a moment to collect myself after the first bite. The flavors are complex, familiar, and creative; I didn't want my meal to end!! I always recommend CATE to friends and out-of-town visitors.
CHICKEN AND THE EGG is a nice change of place to go you for something a little different. However, it is not a good place for conversation unless you are prepared to YELL at each other. You end up getting conversation bleeds from 2 table away as everyone tend to get louder to over-shadow the fact that they can't hear each other.
The food is not always as you "think" it will be. Example: A Crab Omelet seems like it would be whipped eggs stuffed with crab meat. What you get is a fluffy egg "disc" with some creamy concoction that has some crab meat in it poured on top of the eggs. It actually look s pretty disgusting but taste better than it appears. If you are one of those "texture" types, you won't like it.
For brunch, I requested a cappuccino - since they had a nice commercial machine sitting at the bar. However, the server told me that they were instructed to let guests know that cappuccinos could not be made. I noted that I could see the machine with a steam wand on it sitting at the bar, and he said "oh, they only use that for hot chocolate....sorry!" How odd!!
Cocktails are small and pricey. Although tasty at times, I have yet to feel they had any decent amount of liquor, but more fruit, juices, water, etc. Stick to water, tea or soda.
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with a Sunday brunch. The service was attentive without being over bearing. I had the French toast and bacon with a side order of the has brown casserole. My wife had the poutine.
It was our first visit and it was very good. The restaurant is very large but not loud.
We have added it to our 'list' of restaurants and will be returning for dinner.
Chicken and the Egg is my favorite place for brunch by far. The staff are always friendly and tentative, the ambiance is perfect, and the food is always wonderful. My favorite thing to order is the fried chicken and french toast. The fried chicken is some of the best I've ever had. Crust is very flavorful while the chicken is perfectly moist. The salty and savory seasoning of the chicken complements the sorghum butter and sweetness of the french toast.
Overall the food is great and the price is very reasonable!
This was my first visit to Chicken and the Egg after seeing an article about it in the AJC. Unfortunately, I will likely not be back.
The food was pretty good but the poor service completely overshadowed it. I took my wife there for brunch as a part of her birthday celebration. My wife could only say "you win some and you lose some" as we walked out of Chicken and the Egg.
The issues began when I first arrived. I had a 1:30PM reservation and walked through the front door at 1:29PM. It seems as if the staff do not understand the concept of "reservations," as we had to wait for 20+ minutes for our table and were seated after everyone else who was in the lobby (and some who walked in after we arrived).
When we were finally seated, it took 5+ minutes for a waiter to take our drink order and an additional 5-10 minutes for our drinks to be delivered (orange juice and Sprite, not a fancy mixed drink).
The french toast that I ordered never made it with the rest of my order. I mentioned this to the runner who brought our food (she said "it's on the way") and I also mentioned it to the original waiter who took our orders (who also replied that it would be there shortly). I slowly ate the rest of my food in hopes that my french toast would be delivered but it never came. I mentioned it again to our waiter about ten minutes later and he acted surprised that it was not yet there, but at no point did he bring it to the table. Eventually, a manager came over while we were paying our check after giving up on my french toast and said the waiter forgot to put in the order and took "full ownership" of the mistake (although he never took ownership when talking to me). I also forgot to mention that we ordered coffee when we sat down and it did not make it to our table until the meal was almost over, and we weren't even given spoons to stir with - we had to wipe off our knives and use them.
Pappadeaux' brunch in Alpharetta is a bit more pricey, but a much better brunch option IMO.
My mother had the chicken and waffle, it was luke warm. I had country fried steak and eggs, the fried steak was bland, but all other sides were good.
We were seated near the bar area where the lighting was so dim that it was challenging to read the menu. Our server was sweet but slow. The servers cleaned the tables and served food, which is not hygenic. Overall, it was okay but will not return.
I was so surprised by the hustle and bustle! Went for a Sunday brunch with girlfriends and had a great first-time experience! The place was 100% capacity but it didn't feel crowded. The booths are cozy, and there are large tables for families who were there after church. Great mimosas! the food was very good - I will definitely go back!
Overall our experience was good. Our server was very friendly and helpful with the menu. Our food was delicious. My one and only complaint was were we were seated. We had made reservations for Sunday brunch and we got seated at a booth that easily sat 5 people. In order for us to chat and hear one another (only 2 of us) we had to sit next to each other and our legs were crammed under the table (my husband is 6'6"). I also had sunlight hitting my eyes most of the time which I ended up squinting and wanting to leave from it. The booth also had uneven cushions so I felt lop sided.
Just a hint for the host/hostess consider who you are seating and if the guest has to week just let them know you have the perfect table for them but it would be a few minutes.
We selected this spot because of Open Table's top 100 Breakfast List. We loved it! Our server was knowledgeable , friendly, thoughtful, welcoming, but also unobtrusive. Our brunch items were well prepared with delicious flavor combinations. Plus...one the best mimosa's around, at a very reasonable price. We'll be back!
We came for our anniversary & had a delicous meal! Our servers were awesome & very accommodating. They even brought a candle in the dessert :) This is some of the best food we've had in the Atlanta area in our 4 years of exploring! We will definitely be back!
We visited twice in one week. Both times the food was awesome. The first time the service was excellent. Our server was attentive and made sure everything was perfect. The second time our server seemed distracted. She forgot a drink, then brought the wrong one. Drinks were not regularly refreshed in a timely fashion. One person in our party had to get silverware set from a nearby table. One entree was delayed. Ran out of banana pudding after we ordered it. Did not have another dessert requested. Server brought a wrong dessert. By the time she brought the correct one, the rest of us were finished with ours. If our second experience had been our first we most likely would not have returned. Even though we really liked the food.
My wife and I enjoyed our breakfast at the Chicken and Egg. The breakfast poutine is my favorite with a good cup of coffee and a glass of fresh orange juice. We have tried many of the breakfast places ITP and OTP, this one is definitely worth the drive and is our favorite.
I tried Chicken n the Egg after seeing great reviews and ratings. I immediately fell in love when I entered-- the decor is right up my alley. I love a good rustic/industrial scene. I ordered a veggie plate, since I was there for lunch, and none of the sides were bad. None of them were good either. Unfortunately, this place is just a fancy Folks. I will try again before crossing off my list for eternity.
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