Neighborhood Eats: Marvin

Fried chicken and waffles is the star of the menu at Marvin. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

A faux-weathered hotspot owned by the team behind Local 16 and the 18th Street Lounge is the last place you’d expect to find a tasty plate of chicken and waffles. But the spicy-crispy fried breast over a buttery Belgian waffle is a destination dish in itself. Oversize salads and fries with ketchup and two freshly whipped mayonnaises are good, too, but despite the place’s Belgian overtones, the mussel preparations are disappointing.

-March, 2008 

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