Chicken and the Egg

4.4
1588 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time visit and it was great! Didn’t wait too long for the food. The chicken is amazing!

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GF
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my second-time at Chicken and the Egg. I don't remember what I had the first time, but obviously, it merited me coming a second time. This time I had the braised short ribs and grits. I enjoyed it, however, the meat was tender and quite tasty, but did not have enough of the gravy to keep it from getting dry. The grits were cold and hard, but surprisingly they were tasty. My friends had a slightly different reaction to their meals. They thoroughly enjoyed them, or so they said to me and the manager when he came to our table.

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M
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

First they were out of the crab and crawfish. Then I had to ask the waitress 3 times for a fruit side item that I ordered. I eventually cancelled it.

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AB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch menu items were delicious and really helped having a reservation. The busier they are, the louder the room gets. But this wouldn't prevent me for going again.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was delicious. Only issue we had is our fries and hash casserole were cold when we received them. Our waiter rectified that issue by bringing us out fresh steaming hot replacements.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, unique place. Our server Kaitlin was great....funny, helpful and professional. Great experience!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our second time here. Our server was fantastic! She was honest about all the menu questions we had.

Downside: what’s up with the biscuits?? Hard as rocks. Not tasty at all. For hitting the mark on all other food aspects you would think this basic would be awesome. Not the case

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N
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inca was the best server ever! Kept our mimosas full, never rushed us & was super sweet! Will come back because of her amazing service!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I thought I’d try the house special of fried chicken tenders with French toast. The toast was too soggy for my liking and there was an ice cream sized scoop of butter on each half of toast - making it too sickly. The chicken was nice but a very heavy coating which was a shame as there was more coating than chicken in some places. I have never had a bad meal here before so I will come again - I’m glad it wasn’t my first time as this would have put me off coming again. I won’t be choosing this meal next time.

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Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Cute inside. Deceiving from the outside!! Service was tops, so was the food!! Will definitely go back again when we are visiting!

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DC
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great service even better We were in a hurry and they were quick

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B
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 5

If you have a reservation for 12 pm then you kind of expect to be seated at 12 pm. We still had more than a 15 minute wait with reservations. If you can’t accomodate the time frame then don’t offer reservations.

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BF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Chicken and the Egg. I discovered it about 2 years ago and is now one of my favorite brunch spots. The staff is friendly and provides quality service. The food is delicious, satisfying and accommodates a variety of dietary restrictions.

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CL
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't beat the $2.50 mimosas on Sundays (and maybe Saturdays I cant remember). Their food is incredible. Will definitely visit more often.

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k
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best breakfast/brunch food in the area! Would definitely recommend to a friend!

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w
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All a great time and foof

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We have dined here many times. However, we were unaware and disappointed that the Valentine’s Day menu was extended through Sunday. Not much was offered to my husband that he wanted. The entree I was looking forward to wasn’t available.
Our waiter was friendly and very attentive. My sweet tea was amazing! We will dine with you again. But we do not want to visit on a day with a smaller menu.

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TL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, good food.

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OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time here, and overall was very pleased. Cocktails were excellent and good value. Appetizer of Fried green tomatoes were lacking, but should have expected this in February. Short Ribs were excellent and would definitely order this again. Shrimp and grits were good, but wife says she would not order again. Carrot cake was awesome and serving was huge. Some bread with meal would be a nice touch. Will definitely go back to try other menu items.

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AA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

I come to this place often and they have some of the best chicken and waffle I have ever eaten. The amount is always more than enough, but unfortunately for Valentine’s day’s they have shrunk their plates and doble the price. I also got assigned the littlest table ever right by the waiters prep table. I was a little disappointed for something that was suppose to be special

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Surprise Vday Celebration for my husband. He truly enjoyed every moment of the evening. We have made a couple attempts to eat here but couldn’t get a seat. So glad we made it. Thank you 🙏🏾

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SM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Took all of our kids out on Valentines Day and loved it as much as we all did on Christmas Eve! GET THE SHORT RIB! Yummmm!

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C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is one of our favorite dinner date places! We love Thursday night special of appetizer, two main dish and desserts for $25!

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was fantastic but the service was lacking. We found ourselves waiting for the server or having to wave down a server from another table in order the get drunk refills, condiments for our food that was getting cold, and the check. The staff was very friendly but they were not very attentive.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual the food was excellent and the service was very good. We have been to Chicken and the Egg several times and have always experienced great food, service and experience.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, service was outstanding. Will definitely go back

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AB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brunch was delicious, thank you!
My brunch was delicious, thank you!

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G
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service with wait staff was not good again. Had to send back food items back. Service is somewhat declining

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MC
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and the service is too!

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EM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

We got there early because it was our first date. Our server was absent most of the meal. Others were pitching in for him. I’ve been here numerous times. Today’s visit was lackluster.

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M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. Food was delicious. Ran like a well oiled machine. Fast service. Very attentive.

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S
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. The service was good considering our waitress was handling numerous tables. Overall experience was very good and we will be back!
The sas family.

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

I have had dinner here before when I was in town (2015) and returned because I thought the food was great. This time MUCH DIFFERENT...o made a reservation online bc I was unsure of how busy they would be in a Tuesday. I waited at the hostess stand for several mins before I was greeted and there was only a few people in the entire restaurant. The server greeted us promptly. I ordered the steak medium rare and it was well done. My server had another steak cooked for me and it still wasn’t MR and the quality of meat was terrible. I was unable to substitute a small salad with my meal so it was $8. A total of $30 for a meal that ended up in the trash. This was the worst meal I have had during my 5 day stay in the area.

On a good note. My server was great and the reasturant was clean.

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JH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There was a group party next us that was a little noisy but they were enjoying themselves. Just made it a bit harder for our threesome to hear each other.

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G
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Even with an Open Table reservation, and showing up prior to our reservation time, we waited about 45 minutes- while parties coming in after us were all given tables. Very frustrating.
Waitress was apologetic and gave great service, but it was hard to fix overall experience.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I wanted somewhere close to take my parents for brunch, and the Chicken and the Egg was the perfect spot! There was abundant parking, which is always a bonus. We all got Bloody Marys, which were great and only $5! The food was delicious—especially the chicken and waffles. We’ll definitely be back!

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AA
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great vibes. The staff is very professional and the wait times are never too long. Would recommend to anyone!

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LD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. We had a bridal shower dinner here, and the bride to be and the other guests LOVED the food and atmosphere. I will always come back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Yes but I would tell them to reserve a table 30 minutes before they planned to eat. We arrived 10 minutes before our scheduled reservation only to have to wait 45 more minutes after the reservation time came and went. Service was good though they messed a few things up. My second time here and both times they mixed up the seating and time. I have to get my own silverware and a chair they forgot to add to our table. Service at the front was horrendous!

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With fanily

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