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Marlowe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marlowesf.com
  • Phone: (415) 974-5599
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday- Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday- Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Bar: Monday- Friday 2:30-5.30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Puccio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Private Dining Event (415) 974-5599

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Street
  • Public Transit: The CalTrain station and its taxi line-up are directly across the street, as well as bus lines 45, 47 and 10.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are 2 lots on Brannan Street and 4th, as well as Safeway on Townsend and 4th.
A word from Marlowe
Marlowe is a market driven neighbourhood bistro housed in a rustic-chic and inviting space. Bright and bold flavors from a three-star chef, and a little family history create an exciting new restaurant concept nestled in San Francisco’s slick SoMa neighborhood. Marlowe was created by restaurateur Anna Weinberg along with a few partners and pals.

Offering a menu of classic bistro favorites with unique and flavorful twists, Marlowe Executive Chef Jennifer Puccio, who earned three stars from the San Francisco Chronicle for her cooking at Cortez, created a mix of snacks, appetizers, mains and sides made up of the kind of food she loves to eat when she’s not working.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed a fantastic dinner with a variety of tasty starters including corn soup (a wow!), bone marrow (decadent), perfectly crisped and salted brussels sprouts leaves plus a delicious radish and beet salad. The Marlowe burgers were outstanding and altho I'm not a big fan of chicken, the chicken vert was really delicious. We shared a great dessert (strawberry over ice cream) - 3 of us were sated. Our server was terrific, and the vibe was casual, fun (altho' a bit loud). We had a great evening and will return!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The modern, clean, decor, with grey's, stainless, and glass/light, presaged the professional service, beautiful food presentation, and many delicious small and large plates that we ordered. The atmosphere was relaxed, though we never had to wait for the waiter. He was always there and in the background, but never hovering. Never felt rushed. Every course was perfectly timed. Casual dress and business attire mixed well. Prices were at the higher end, though not out of line. Only two very small issues, the tables against the mirror were a little too close and the base of the tables were so large it was difficult to straddle it, and resting feet on it caused the table to move. But this place is in our top three in San Francisco, now."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had a nice leisurely dinner before heading out to a Giants game. Plenty of time to eat and not rushed by wait staff to leave. We'll return soon."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The foodie people will love the menu. Service was excellent. The seating is very close and that makes your conversations public. Some seats are just benches. Pork chop and burger were very good. A little greasy for my taste but my husband loved them. Deviled eggs and broccoli chips very different and delicious. Waiter was great. No name tag so I can not give praise. Loved the wine he helped us choose. Very knowledgable of wine and menu."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, the burrata, the bone marrow, the deviled egg, the burger, the char, the tcho pie, & the affogato. They also portion everything perfectly for such rich and flavorful dishes"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Second visit and it didn't disappoint. We had the tuna tartare (and it was NOT cooked as indicated in an earlier review) and the bone marrow as starters. Both were so tasty. Substituted the cauliflower for the frites with the steak main course--the dish was so cheesy and decadent. We left with big smiles."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Marlowe has been the unique and outstanding bistro in the Caltrain/AT&T park neighborhood of SOMA. It has a very well settled menu, especially always the best Marlowe burger."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The food you don't find on other menus is definitely worth trying. Excellent kitchen. Too noisy for older ears, though, so we probably won't return."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "They COOKED the steak tartare!!! It was very tasty and still pink inside, but still, a cooked steak tartare is just a burger, not a steak tartare. Apart from that, the food was very tasty, both the polenta with mushrooms and the artic char were delicious. The bone marrow was also very tasty."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "marlowe feels like home. the food and service are comforting, warming, nurturing. all restaurants should have this type of approach Delicious food. Wonderful attentive service"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Had an enjoyable lunch here. Had the burger and fries which were excellent. Mom had the steak also well prepared. I did not care for the chocolate cream pie in a jar."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was very good as was the service…very crowded with high noise level. Would have appreciated a full bar as well but the sparkling wine cocktail was good."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We love coming here. The deviled eggs and pistachios are too tasy so we eat them all and then start the dinner near sated. Nevertheless all the food entrees are great but the steak fritted (really a sliced filet) is excellent and the wines by the glass are numerous and excelent... A major plus is thta there are always taxos across the street to get back to our part of town."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great evening at Marlowe. My wife and I were sat promptly. Good and reasonably priced wine selection. Steak tartare, Brussels sprout chips were very good. The pork chop was outright amazing, probably the best in town!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "You have to try the shrimp roll. The roll is long and not very doughy, so you won't feel stuffed from the bread. The spices are great and it was the most delicious dish I have ever tried. The place is packed and it is noisy, so don't expect to have any intimate conversations there. Service was great. Try their apricot ice tea, but share it between 2 people. At $6/drink, you get a pitcher and we ordered 2 because we didn't know it was a pitcher and not just a glass."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I've been to Marlowe many times and I absolutely adore the food and the location. Wanted to take the boyfriend before you close and move to the new digs. Food was fantastic, as usual. Brussel sprout chips, deviled eggs, burger, pork chop...yum! Service went downhill when they forgot our entrees and then they pretty much forgot about us altogether. Four groups that were seated after us finished and left before we did. Nonetheless, I've always had good service until this one time so I still love you, Marlowe!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great hamburgers. Fried Brussels sprouts appetizer will convert even the most veggie adverse diner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went here for my son's birthday dinner. Overall, everyone is our party was happy with the meal and the event. The appetizers were very good, especially the bourbon glazed pistachios, bone marrow and burrata. My son had the best dish which was the pork chop although the Marlowe hamburger is good as well. Respectable wine list. They did forget to wrap up the bones for us from the bone marrow order (for our dogs), which we had asked them to do, so one ding on the service for that. This is a really good choice is you are going to the ball game at AT & T Park as they have early seating and you can just park once , then walk right over to the game."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've found pork chops to be the hardest meat to cook just right, and Marlowe gets it right every time. I've gone there three times and I can't get myself to order anything else. It's big, juicy on the inside, perfectly seasoned and charred on the outside. Alone it would be fantastic but the pairing with the sides, especially the morcilla, is synchronous medley of flavors playing a sweet love ballad to your taste buds. My friends have also gotten the risotto and the steak and loved them. Tip to wise: Try Jenn Puccio's other restaurants as well, Park Tavern and Cavalier, for a taste of more greatness."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "When I visited, all the other diners were having the hamburger and fries. And that was because they are so delicious! I thought the burger was small - it could have been 3 bites bigger but otherwise very good."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Marlowe was great, a little loud for a business lunch but otherwise spot on. Food is great, menu is creative and diverse, and although a smaller space -- the staff and management make the place run like butter. One of the best spots in SF for lunch in my opinion."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Former "South" location is convenient to CalTrain and had a line waiting for the 5:30 opening. Food was excellent: beef cooked to perfection; thin, crisp fries. Menu, however, is limited to six simple mains and similarly-few choices for other courses. Bistro-style approach usually involves nightly specials, but no food and one drink was on the nightly list."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Planned a 40th birthday diner for a girlfriend and absolutely loved this restaurant! It was a first time for most of us so we wanted to try it all! There were many items to choose from which all sounded amazing. From the bone marrow, to polenta, to crispy brussel sprouts and pork chop every dish was tasty. Easy to share or devour on your own! The service was great and our server as well as the woman who may have been the manger were very attentive, knowledgable about the items, and always had a smoke on their faces! Thanks so much for a great birthday celebration. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The recommended homemade tea was deemed delicious by all, and the pitcher concept was a great idea (plus reasonable). Food was innovative and interesting (a tiny bit spicy for me, but everyone else liked it). It was rather noisy when we arrived for lunch at noon, but got better as tables emptied Everyone in the party thought it was really fun, tasty and satisfying experience, and will be passing on the good report! Impressed how thorough the reservation management was!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food and service are always reliably good. If I lived in the neighborhood I'd eat here at least once a week!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner Sunday evening. All of the service was fantastic, and I will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "tasty food, big portions, amazing brussel sprouts!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We participated in dine around town First course was a corn soup and it was fresh sweet and the hot chili oil drizzle was perfect The burger had a good grill flavor. The coffee was super strong and good!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "delicious. great style, great vibe. I loved the brussels sprout chips, the chocolate pudding dessert, yum yum yum! I did try the burger, I didn't think it was the best in town, but it was delicious and I would still order it again... Go try this place if you can get a reservation!!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Very good restaurant, service was just right and food was well above average. I would for sure recommend this restaurant and plan on going back soon. I also like the location. Good job."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Went here for my spouse's birthday dinner. Food was great. We had the brussel sprout chips, pistachios, Burrata, polenta, and cauliflower side dish. The Brussel sprout chips and Polenta were truly fantastic. Well worth the visit for those two alone. The Cauliflower was a bit salty, but did have good flavor with the smoked cheese. The Burrata and pistachios were good, but not great. I would definitely go back again when the menu next changes. I really liked the environment-busy but not too loud, with a rustic feel. The wine menu was good, but we brought our own wine bottle for a $20 corkage fee."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The best chicken entree I have ever had anywhere and still dreaming about it - and would definitely return just for this dish! Burger and fries were good but did not compare to the chicken. The service was superb as well!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Let's get this out of the way up front, Marlowe is really loud. But I never seem to mind as the food is really quite wonderful. The pea soup tasted of the vegetable. That is my test for soup. The baked oysters were a marvel. And the Marlowe burger was great. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "A good find for our group of 7 with eclectic tastes and appetites. Very fine service. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My only complaint this time was that the brussels sprouts weren't as crispy as before, but that doesn't take away from the overall great food and service here. Never disappoints. And by that I mean that we hoovered the sprouts anyway..."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I love me the marlowe steak tartare, but now have discovered another yummy palate tickler, crispy crusted yet magically moist fried chicken (sandwich, but i opted for no bun and got super crispy fries that I happily dipped in the aioli and the catsup, YAY). Thank you, Marlowe for being in town."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Everything we ordered (brussels sprout chips, warm deviled egg, ahi tuna & the polenta dish were unbelievable!! I can't wait to go back & the parking was pretty easy."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Food is not good. If your in the city there are plenty of other better restaurants. Not memorable for a seasoned palate."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The menu's not extensive, but all the things we tried were great! Nibbly burrata, pistachios, brussel sprout chips - yum! Baked oysters were also excellent. Half of our group ordered the poulet vert and loved it -- you get half of a pretty small chicken -- about game hen size. The burger and shrimp roll were extremely tasty. Need to get back to try the fried chicken sandwich. If you just have a main, you might still be hungry -- portions are fine unless you're a big eater. But there are so many good appetizers they're hard to pass up. We sat at the communal table. The earthquake retrofit beams are important but pretty intrusive. You have to climb in on the bench seats, and they're not that comfortable."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Everyone in my group had the Marlowe's burger and either fries or salad. No one was disappointed. The meat is freshly ground which is a must for a great burger. Everyone was pleased with their wine or beer choice. The service was very good and fast, which was appreciated since we were going to a Giants game. The only negative aspect is the offering of only wine and beer. Some members in my party wanted a mixed drink. We plan to return."
    Dined on 5/14/2014