Marlowe
Marlowe

Marlowe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marlowesf.com/
  • Phone: 4159745599
  • 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 4159745599x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th St.
  • Public Transit: .
  • Parking: Street Parking
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
Marlowe reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (92)neighborhood gem (74)hot spot (38)great for lunch (34)special occasion (24)good for groups (20)romantic (18)notable wine list (13)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Great place in SoMa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The burger was excellent!! We also ordered the deviled eggs to start which were out of this world. Biggest wild card was the pork chop: cooked very well but was a little indifferent about the sauce. All in and all great place to eat!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for a romantic dinner!
    InternationalDiner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We'd been recommended this place by friends & had high expectations. We were a bit disappointed with the service- it was a tad rushed eg we were finishing our desserts and hadn't even finished our wine when the final cheque arrived (hadn't asked for it and there were still plenty of other diners in the restaurant so it's not like they were waiting to shut!) We were planning on ordering another wine but, as they brought the cheque we paid & left. Menu was ok and the food tasty enough. I asked my partner how his burger was and he said he was "a good burger"- nothing more nothing less! My main was good (mushroom polenta) but that was the only vegetarian main on the menu. Good for a quick lively dinner- not an intimate setting
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Ambiance--nothing special (and they're moving soon to a new location); service attentive. But the food itself was fantastic. My wife loved the crispy chicken sandwich, and the open-faced deviled egg sandwich was amazingly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • would definitely go again!
    ShaShaVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My daughter had eaten here before and recommended it, my expectations were exceeded once the food began to arrive. we had a fabulous dinner! the Polenta dish was absolutely exquisite, the other dishes we had: Ahi Tuna Duo, Gem Salad, Di Stefano Burrata were definitely above average and beautifully seasoned, and to finish it all off -- the TCHO Chocolate Cream Pie was PERFECTION manifested - the combination of textures and flavors with just enough salt and sweet to make it completely irresistible! I can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun spot in San Fran
    msbnyVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Marlowe is great. Our server was very professional and friendly. We started with a seasonal salad and their crispy brussels sprouts. Both were very good. The crispy brussels sprouts--out of this world. We each had a burger which was a quite good. It is a small menu but the restaurant makes up for it with its charm. The ambiance is very lively and fun. I'd like to go back and try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glenda
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We enjoyed Marlowe very much. Food was excellent, cooked to perfection. Service was very good. Rather noisy, but happy people.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SFMarkVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The hamburger is amazing. The wait staff is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well executed, simple fare.
    kiddr
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent bone marrow and best pork chop I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lights out food and service
    Shyanimal
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The only thing that topped the Poulet vert was the attentive service we received
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best way to eat your veggies
    ociana
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    In preparing for our trip to SF I happened across a review of "amazing brussel sprout chips!" and I was intrigued enough to plan my day in the city around our reservation. Sure enough, those suckers were truly amazing. Even my non-paleo friends said that they would prefer the sprout chips over potato chips. Moving on from that taste of heaven, our other appetizer was shrimp that was practically asserting to us from the table, a la Pepe the Prawn, that they are not shrimps - they are king prawns. Our main course was good, but all three of us said that our items were unremarkable, save for the baked cheesy cauliflower which had us fighting over the final bites. Dessert was tasty, but not memorable. When you go - get veggies and prawns!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    caitlinsf
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    After wanting to try Marlowe for a long time, I was really pleased with the experience. The deviled eggs and polenta were amazing! The ambiance was also perfect for a night out to dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was great until they...
    fyell
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    made a snide comment about tipping more. This came after a group of us had just split the bill and were still figuring how to split things out. When the waiter came back with our cards, he had the audacity to tell us that they don't include tip in the service and that there is only a $12 for a $260 bill. I don't know if it's just me but I am never going to eat at a restaurant that micromanages what their customers tip. Although we ended up giving them their 20% tip, they lost all future business from me and my friends.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food
    BroseVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post Giants Game Dinner
    ServiceIsKing
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-game dinner
    epicureVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy and off the beaten path.
    Verypicky2OK
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple food done well
    goldbloodedgrillerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Early to Tell ...
    LDLD
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Was there early as a 5:30 pm reservation is about all you'll get last minute in San Francisco. Could be a different scene later into the night. The brussel sprout chips were a fun appetizer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • gunny
    gunnyVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marlowe in SOMA
    YcaL
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try everything!
    jasmine
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food, noisy place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • home away from home
    impressedVIP
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch
    NanA
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dide
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ramians a Favorite Restaurant
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marlowe week of 7/7/14
    NOPAneighbor
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best shrimp roll ever
    LexophileVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Food, Worst Service
    KimcheeHVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mochacat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great hamburgers. Fried Brussels sprouts appetizer will convert even the most veggie adverse diner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun place; great food
    drblynnwareVIP
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They get it right...
    EdsiblesVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Hamburger
    OceanviewDiner
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food; Limited Menu
    LongTimeHMBLocalVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommendable
    Birthday
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go to restaurant
    Love2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The food and service are always reliably good. If I lived in the neighborhood I'd eat here at least once a week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great service
    JaclynVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner Sunday evening. All of the service was fantastic, and I will definitely be coming back.
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  • great lunch spot
    elsalilliVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    tasty food, big portions, amazing brussel sprouts!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.