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Tabaq vs. Marvin for brunch

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Since they are so close together, maybe I should go to both, but I was wondering which would be better for brunch, food-, ambiance-, and service-wise. Also, which has the better chicken and waffles.

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  1. I've only been to brunch at Tabaq once (never got the chicken and waffles) but found it only so-so. The few is great but I thought the food was only ok.

    I really liked brunch at Marvin though. The chicken and waffles were excellent---a perfect balance of sweet and savory.

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    1. re: Elyssa

      Thanks! I was leaning towards Marvin too, though I am also now considering Creme...they are all so close together!

      1. re: coolblursn

        Creme has a LONG wait but it's worth it - I'd avoid the bottomless bloody mary though - it's pre-made and not worth it

        1. re: coolblursn

          Creme is great! But Sasha is right...it's incredibly popular and busy on the weekends and doesn't take reservations for brunch. So get there early.

          1. re: Elyssa

            thanks! I'll try to make it early