Fantastic food coupled with great service - how can you go wrong?
We were in town to see the ballet and wanted a different place for the family to dine near the Cobb Energy Performing arts center. Upon entering the restaurant, I was immediately turned off by a smell that covered the first half of the restaurant. Having experience with building maintenance, I quickly determined that the smell was from the floors being mopped with dirty mop water. This is simply due from not changing mop water out frequently enough while cleaning. Yes, you need to teach "millenials" how to properly mop too. Forturnately, our table was on the other side of the restaurant so the smell was not noticeble.
The food was just "ok" with the entrees being priced $3-$4 more than what I would expect to pay for the quality. The menu had a decent variety enough trying to be truly "Southern" with a flair, but nothing really popped out and made me really want to try it. Looking to order something different and pleasing to the palate, I was rather disappointed and settled on the shrimp and grits. My dish was just "OK;" not bad but far from exceptional. Each of the four of us ordered different dishes, and these too were just "OK."
Being coffee lovers and anticipating a late evening, we ordered coffee after we finished with our dinner. We were yet again disappointed. The coffee came out not very hot, so I asked for another cup. The second cup was just the same. The coffee temperature was just over warm, and I could tell that the pot was not freshly brewed. My second cup was from the same pot as the first. When you add cream or half and half to coffee and it doesn't really change the color of the coffee that much, you can tell that the coffee has been brewed awhile. We were not billed The service was very good, and our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Would I dine here again or recommend this restaurant? No, considering the many other restaurants available in the area.
First time there, will be back. Nice atmosphere, great service and excellent food.
The food is amazing and you can't beat $2.50 mimosas on Sundays! Unfortunately, the terrible service is consistently a problem. I've made reservations each time I've gone and still have had to wait at least 15 minutes to be seated. The host staff said that reservations only put you slightly ahead of walk-ins. Bar seating isn't any better as there is one bartender and one bar back trying to do all the mimosas and drinks for the entire restaurant as well as wait on 15-20 people sitting at the bar. There is one older waitress (in the restaurant, not the bar) in particular that is horribly slow, forgetful, and spends more time apologizing than actually doing the basics of waiting on her patrons. Each time I've gone, I've heard multiple parties complain to the manager regarding the reservation issues as well as that one particular waitress. Overall, I still go back because the food is so delicious (get the chicken and french toast!) but the service from hosting to serving is some of the worst I've seen. Just go early and be prepared to spend at least 45+ minutes waiting on seating, drinks, and food.
First time visit for Sunday brunch and we'll definitely be back. Very urban space- nice to find in the burbs. Had an eggs benedict that was delicious and you can't beat the $2.50 cocktails. Service was great- attentive, but not rushed- just right. Highly recommend.
The food was great and my wife loves the mimosas. We've been a couple times now and we had an awesome experience both visits.
Always great food. Love the decor. Wish you could order a Bloody Mary at Sunday brunch at 11:30 though. Server was ok but could have been better.
Brunch at Chicken and the Egg has got to be one of the best in town. Everything we have tried has been phenomenal. It’s a little noisy, but that’s just the ambiance of the restaurant as more of a “farmhouse style” dining experience. It’s quickly become one of our favorites for Sunday Brunch.
Saturday brunch was AMAZING! Frances was the best server. I had brunch with a girlfriend and we both agreed that we must bring our husbands back!!!
Good service and menu. Creative appetizers. Frequent for brunch but this was the first time for dinner and enjoyed it.
Awesome food and great mango mimosas. Very nice atmosphere and great for group get togethers.
This marked my third ( and probably last) time at this restaurant for brunch and the first for my friend who drove 30 miles on my recommendation for a “good brunch”. The food was very good, however the service and the support of the customer by the manager was not.
At first we thought that Karen was simply attentive. Then, it crossed over into feeling like she was rushing us. For a place that allows for reservations I shouldn’t feel like I am at Waffle House with people tapping their foot to get me out. We were there a total of an hour and 20 minutes and that’s from start to finishing up by speaking with the manager.
Here’s what this restaurant’s idea of good service is:
1. Interrupt a table conversation many times you come by to “see if we need anything” “else”
2. Roll your eyes not once, but TWO different times, when patrons request for additional coffee or cream after you offer
3. After picking up the check, you make your presence known and possibly your displeasure at a 15% tip by snatching the sweetener bowl off of the table and then coming back yet again to slam it down on the table. This Exchange was the only one that she never said a word. Body language said it for her.
4. Smell obviously like cigarettes when you are working in food service.
After we paid, we asked another server for the manager. We didn’t have any issues with the food and didn’t want anything but support & an apology. The manager’s response with the same cigarette breath as Karen, to the above issues?
“Oh. We are slow today and I think she was just checking in a lot because of that. And can I get y’all anything or ...?”
You have had two customers tell you that your server rolled her eyes at them...someone old enough to know better- not a surly teenager. We’ve just given your establishment 45-50 dollars for food we could make at home, and this is the response?
This could’ve been an “off” day but I won’t be recommending it anytime soon after seeing the leadership in action.
We got there right when they opened for brunch and had a wonderful meal. Our server Karen was so sweet, especially with our two little kids. Food was delicious and interesting, and came out very fast.
Our table was ready when we arrived. The staff was nice and welcoming and all of our meals were good. I especially enjoyed the shrimp and grits and the chicken and waffles and meatloaf were very good.
I felt the drink & entree was a little pricey, for what you get.
The service is consistently awful. The food is high quality and prepared well. We have eaten here multiple times and 4 out of 5 times the service has been terrible. Why do we go back??? Because of the food quality and limited decent restaurants near my MIL. But this was the last time.
The Chicken and the Egg is worth the drive for good food and great service. I made reservations that day for 6:30 and was immediately shown to our table upon arrival. The interior was spacious and not full for a Saturday evening meal, but, by the time my party left, the restaurant was filled. The staff had great recommendations for gluten-free and dairy-free options. The food was spectacular as the Chicken Fried Steak, Jager Schnitzel, Salmon, and New York Strip were perfect proportions. My guests commented that I did a great job of finding a hidden gem for future meals.
SHRIMP AND GRITS SAUCE WAS OVERPOWERING. COULD NOT TASTE THE SHRIMP. NOT ENOUGH GRITS. CHICKEN FRIED STEAK HAD A SOGGY CRUST. PEACH COBBLER HAD FEW PEACHES AND NO SYRUP. DINNER MUFFINS NO FLAVOR AND THE SPREAD HAD NO FLAVOR. PIMENTO FRITTERS WERE GOOD BUT NO FOR THE PRICE. NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL WITH FOOD.
I ordered the Stroganoff dish....sauce had a sweet taste that was not good and pasta was soggy and starchy.
We had a great brunch for my birthday and the food and service were awesome!!
Me and my husband tried this for the first time. It was a cozy breakfast restaurant. The food was good.
First time here and Heather, our server, took great care of us. Food was great! We’ll be back.
Waitress was a unable to open wine properly and pour both glasses without offering taste. Out of Special by 6:30PM. Food just OK. Too many good restaurants to go back.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend Chicken & the Egg for your special occasions.
Always a busy spot. Make a reservation! Very loud. Great Sunday brunch and drink specials on Sunday!
They want to know what was I celebrating we told them birthday but really didn’t getting special treatment so what’s the point of asking for the occasion?
I would go back just for the banana pudding! DELISH!
Maybe I'm just not the target market for this genre of food, *but* I have specific thoughts about things like country fried steak & gravy. I ordered the poutine as well. The dishes were saturated in thyme, which is not a seasoning that I prefer. The poutine's tater tots were mushy - you are going to sell me poutine without fries, you have to make sure the potato layer is crisp providing a different texture than the gravy.
The table bread was fantastic, the mashed potatoes were lovely. Service was great, the place looks wonderful. Just didn't like the excess seasoning and the steak's breading fell off quickly and was crammed with more thyme. I wish they had been outta thyme!
The service was slow. The food was cold. Nothing exciting at all.
The Southern Egg Rolls were tasty but overcooked. While it was favorful my 'Hand Cut' New York Strip was 50% inedible gristle and fat. The Bayou Pasta was also tasty if you overlook the dried out chicken. As usual the bar service was extremely slow, averaging 15 minutes per round. The restaurant was not busy so the lack of attention to detail and service times are perplexing.
I had reservations tonight. Neat place but I tried to tell host I had Rez through Open Table and he didn’t seem to care. Waitress was young, new, and needs training. We were rushed the entire time because staff wanted to leave. Ordered apps, salads, and dinner all at same time. Apps and salads came out at same time and dinner came before we finished either. Dinner got cold and I asked that it be reheated. She took it but it came back cold again. Wasn’t going to send it back again. Really disappointing. Thought the Manager/Owner would want to know.
Waitress was attentive, food was excellent, a bit noisy but still worth it.
Super nice place! Took my mom there for her birthday and she loved it.
Great experience and great food
Sunday brunch was very busy, reservation would be recommended to avoid a wait. Service was very good, food delivery was prompt. Food was OK but nothing exceptional. Restaurant is essentially one large open space, with constant background noise, so very family friendly.
Great food, friendly service
The Chicken and The Egg is my favorite breakfast place!
1st time and we went for brunch. Everything we had was delicious although to me the fried green tomatoes were a little salty. The mango mimosa was awesomely delicious. The chicken was very tender and juicy, everything was good.
Delicious dinner options. Sunday evening is a great time to go for a calm, relaxed dining experience.
The food here is so great! We were so surprised by the portion sizes. You will definitely get full! The staff is so friendly and prompt. And the atmosphere is perfect. It’s not too loud that you can’t carry on conversation at a reasonable level, but not so quiet that you’re afraid to make a sound. Thank you so much for my first time here!