The Marlay House has everything one could ask for in terms of location and atmosphere: cute neighborhood, authenticity (as close as can be found in Atlanta, anyway), a good menu. When we arrived at 10:10 am or so, they were still setting up. We thought that they were closed until one of the waitstaff told us they would be finished setting up in a minute or two. We thought it strange to advertise brunch but not have the restaurant ready to seat people a little earlier than that. When we did sit down, it took a good long while for one of the four waitstaff to get even our drink orders. There were only about 2 other customers at this time, sitting right behind us. After that the brunch was absolutely delicious--I couldn't have wanted for more (aside from the brisket being a little cold as if it had been plated quickly and then sat out waiting for delivery). The service was our main complaint. The waitress's visits to our table were rare, and when she did come by she never asked if we needed anything--just pour some water or coffee and dash off again. I did manage to catch her to ask for creamer and more coffee. When I asked if it was decaf (I have to make sure that there isn't caffeine in my coffee), she gave me a look and pointed to the sign "Decaf" on the thermos. Wow. This left us feeling uncomfortable, and put a damper on what would have been a very pleasant experience.
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