Chicken and the Egg

4.5
1501 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(678) 388-8813
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marc Taft
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Catering
We offer off-site catering from 10-500 people. Please contact Elizabeth Taft for our special catering menus.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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P
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was good..Food was amazing.

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M
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We had to wait on drinks because the Resturant did not have enough glasses for the patrons. We were eating and we’re asked to give up our glasses because they needed them. I carried my sister for Sunday brunch. It was her first time in the resturant. Not s good first impression and embarrassing for me I’ll think seriously about returning and we have been before. Disappointed

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GH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We were seated late even with our reservations made in advance. Food was excellent and table service was good, but Bar service was very SLOOOOW and has been that way for all our visits. The Restaurant space also needs better sound baffling as this place is always very loud.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good brunch menu, lots of appealing choices.
Great choice for a big family birthday with kids.
Very noisy. No ambience. Not a date place or a place for good conversation. Service is cheerful but overwhelmed by the volume.

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CM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and are so happy that they are accommodating to people with food allergies! Thank you!!

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L
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

I love supporting local businesses. Chicken and The Egg is a restaurant that I really want to enjoy. The service, ambiance and noise level is superb. The food needs some major improvement.

My husband and I got the soup (which was excellent) and the wedge salad. The salad had a huge hard piece in the middle that looked as if it was going bad. The salad didn’t have enough of the toppings to be a wedge. I felt like I was eating a head of lettuce plain.

I got the shrimp and grits and didn’t care for the dark gravy that was on it. My husband got the salmon and quinoa. The salmon was very small and not enough quinoa. Luckily I didn’t care for the shrimp and grits so my husband could have the rest and feel full.

This restaurant has a great deal of potential. The service is great.

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AG
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Used to be a regular, now I don't think I'm ever going back. This establishment doesn't understand the concept of the word "reservation", for clarity here's the primary definition:

res·er·va·tion
/ˌrezərˈvāSH(ə)n/noun
1.
the action of reserving something.
"the reservation of seats for non-alumni is limited"

The very definition of the word requires that something be set aside, "reserved". After showing up promptly for what I assumed was my reserved table I was notified by the seating hostess that I was "checked in" for my reservation. After 20 minutes of waiting I overheard the hostess talking with management about issues with seating arrangements, all this while seating walk in customers. After overhearing the conversation I alerted the hostess that waiting this long without any info was unacceptable. The staff made no attempt to explain the wait and were unapologetic. I got the impression they couldn't have cared any less about the situation. The service has always been on edge, but I used to frequent this establishment regularly due to how delicious the food was. Unfortunately the food isn't tasty enough to cover the complete lack of tact and service.

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AF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my friend here for a birthday brunch. The food was delicious and the we highly recommend the donut appetizer! Their hash brown casserole is so good!

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AT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Chicken & the Egg is a great spot for brunch on the weekends. Definitely make a reservation on Open Table and skip the wait. Food is always great modern Southern fare and their service was outstanding (ask for Heather)

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LM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was my first time dinning at Chicken & Egg. I really enjoyed the food and the service from the waitress. However, the check in procedures were not good. I made reservations and had to wait 20 minutes to be seated.

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JF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch experience. Flexible reservation process and quick seating. Food and Beverage (despite waiting for 12:30) was amazing! My only complaint was that it was noisy and difficult to talk to others during busy service times.

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible. I ordered a cocktail and they brought me the wrong one. Then 10 minutes later came back and told me they couldn’t make the one I ordered. They ended up comping the drink. The waiter seemed inexperienced and frazzled . Food was just ok. Something I could easily make at home. Probably won’t go back.

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TS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Was excited to dine here but left thinking it was not as good as I had hoped.

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T
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I though the food was excellent. We go out every Friday night and this was an excellent choice. We will return!!!!

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RB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We've eaten at the Chicken & Egg several times before and its always been good. However this trip had us wishing we had passed. My wife ordered Shrimp and Grits. The dish was way too salty so she could not eat it. I ordered the meatloaf. It was OK but nothing special. The mashed potatoes were obviously reheated. Had this been my first trip there I would not think about returning. Based on past experience we MAY give them another try in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was very good. The wait wasn’t long(we had a reservation)

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W
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Sunday brunch menu! Really impressed my friends who were from out of town.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I reserved a table for 3 at 12:15 for Sunday brunch and the two hostesses seemed inattentive to my concerns when at 12:35 we were still not seated. But eventually we were seated and were greeted with the most awesome waiter! He was friendly, helpful in making appetizer decisions, and he always came back at the perfect moment when the group was ready for another round of mimosas! The restaurant has an open floor layout with a delightful, farmstead theme. Most importantly, the food. was. DELICIOUS! It was brought out super quick, too! FGT Benedict all the way!!!

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DW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Breakfast is great, everytime. When family is in town, they always want to have breakfast or brunch here. ✅🍳

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a
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

I usually love this place, I’ve went many times for lunch and it’s always been great. However, we made reservations for dinner and it was the complete opposite experience. Food was TERRIBLE. We started w spring rolls that were awful. We both ate half of one and called it quits. I ordered a medium rare steak which I assumed would be best bet since it’s pretty hard to mess up a steak. It was so thin it looked like a Dollar Tree steak and was cooked medium well at best. The side salad was just a hand full of lettuce and THATS IT. My girlfriend couldn’t even eat her food (I forgot what she ordered but, said it was really bad). And all of this cake with the price tag of $100. Needless to say I won’t be going back.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The speed with which food arrives is ALWAYS a welcome feature of returning to C & E. The catfish was perfectly cooked and the greens are always good. Squash casserole wasn't as flavorful today, but is generally the side they run out of because it's a favorite. Always enjoy the ambiance as the restaurant is a really clean aesthetic & comfortable place.

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DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Please add pimento cheese fritters tobthe brunch menu.

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We LOVE the Chicken & Egg. My food was just a little off Friday night (a little dry) but it is one of our favorites and we will be back sooner rather than later. Our son devoured his Chicken &Waffles that we took home for him, no complaints there!

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PP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Usually, we have a wonderful experience; however, it had been quite some time since our last visit. We were a little disappointed this time. Our server seemed rushed and we were early birds so the restaurant was not crowded. The food was acceptable, but, not great. Almost as if it had been reheated too many times. The fried okra on the other hand was fabulous. Given this was a “one off” we will come back. Love the concept and have enjoyed the food on all other occasions.

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OT
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a great price. Can not beat the two for 25 Thursday specials

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K
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Disappointing night out. Our server seemed friendly and was even accommodating when I sent back a drink (I didn't ask for it to be removed from the bill, though they did so, and I ordered something different). However, on our way out, we overheard her telling a coworker everything we'd ordered (including what she saw as an off-putting drink and dessert combo) and complaining about us. The food was good (nothing was outstanding), but we definitely won't be back thanks to the weird ending.

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EP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Chicken and the Egg. Their brunch is a fantastic value and great way to start a Sunday morning.

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K
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The food and the service is always excellent!

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was not good. My guest had to send her dinner back as it was inedible. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant for dinner.

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AA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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h
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Very quiet on a Friday night

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

food wasn't seasoned well. but the mimosas were amazing !

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DW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our daughter for a birthday celebration brunch. Our server, Heather, was very knowledgeable of the menu and attentive to our questions. She provided excellent service and remembered to bring a little birthday treat at the end of the meal! We will definitely be regular diners at this restaurant!!

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D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Both of us enjoyed our brunch dishes. I loved the Fried Green Tomato Benedict.

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AA
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding fried chicken. Don’t miss the pimento cheese fritters. Ask for Cal as your waiter.

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M
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first visit and the food was outstanding, the omelet was the best and my friend got Eggs Benedict was was also great. I loved the bacon but not the sausage. The service was excellent all the staff was extemely friendly

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Short ribs good but egg roll not to my liking. They did take it off our bill which was nice. Would have liked ice in our water. Rolls were yummy! Iceberg wedge salad ho hum. Server was nice. Restaurant was very clean. The girl that showed us to our table had on a not so clean shirt! I noticed it right off the bat. You might consider black attire!!

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful (we ate Sunday brunch). We had great service and there were options for everyone. The only reason I gave it four stars was because the chairs we sat in were extremely uncomfortable. We had five adults of all different shapes and sizes and we were all complaining about how the chairs felt. Other than the physical discomfort, it was an excellent experience. We will definitely be back—but request a different table. :)

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KS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though I rated the experience high, we still had to wait up to a half an hour to be seated and we had reservations. Don’t understand why?

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S
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I thought it was fine. The fried chicken was good. I had a very simple dish. Fried chicken with eggs and hashbrowns. Oh plus biscuits. Everything was fine except the hsshbrowns. No salt was present in the hashbrowns in the one bite I had. The biscuits tasted a bit processed or too much grease? I am spoiled by homemade biscuits I eat on a regular basis made by family so my standards are higher. The service definitely could use improvement. One person at the table complained that the waffles were lukewarm at first bite. All my food was hot so not sure what happened. I would go back and get the fried chicken and eggs and try and hold the biscuits and hashbrowns.

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