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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "This is the hot ticket in our area for lunch. People always want to go if you are lucky to have a reservation. I always go for the Brussel Sprout Chips and the Califlower with smoked gouda. Yummy!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "tasty food, big portions, amazing brussel sprouts!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This is by far the best lunch spot by AT&T park. I really don't understand why people spend 2x as much money at larger establishments when this tucked away place serves great food. Their dinner is pretty good too but I prefer to dine in a different neighborhood in general. Food overall is great - a modern take on some southern dishes."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great food, great service, wonderful experience! We had a great time at Marlowe."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We loved everything about Marlowe. Brussel sprout chips, deviled eggs, steak, scallops, dessert. Everything was delicious. Great food, great vibe."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "excellent service and excellent food: fries crispy & perfectly seasoned and my personal favorite the steak tartare made for a great light lunch."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The food was divine. We enjoyed the Brussels Sprout Chips, Scallop entree, Marlowe Burger, the chocolate mousse & the fruit crisp. Unfortunately no cocktails available. Our server was helpful, suggesting different wines & a carafe to save money. However after taking a few bites of dessert, she dropped the check. She never again asked if we wanted more wine or anything else. My best friend and I were in no rush and would have enjoyed another glass while chatting. She kept coming over and looking over our shoulder to see if we were leaving. Manager or host did the same. I get that people are waiting, but we are paying, seated guests. Don't push us out and not even speak to us. I've worked at restaurants in the past & this is unacceptable."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Been wanting to get here, the food was delicious! I don't normally have vegetarian dishes but the polenta with mushrooms sounded inviting. It was amazing! My friend had the burger which was delicious as well. Looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We were a group of five and had made a reservation a week prior. We checked in at 7:30 for an 8:00 reservation and went up the street for a cocktail before. We got back at 8:10 and were seated immediately for yummy food, great service, and a fun night out. The noise level is high and we were definitely all leaning in to hear each other, which was fine but not great for someone who might not have the patience or tolerance for loud. Half our party had the scallops and they were all in heaven! The rest had burgers which were perfection. The decor and environment were cozy, interesting and well-designed. Our whole party was happy with the choice."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Went there with old friends from the east coast. A very limited menu. The one room is small and sort of dingy. Of course the famous Brussels sprouts were wonderful, as were the bone marrow and oysters appetizers. Little Gem salads were nothing special. The pork chops looked nearly charred. And the polenta with mushrooms was swimming in oil. It was so noisy that conversation was nearly impossible. Great service from our attentive waitress. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The chicken my husband had was THE BEST he's ever had in a restaurant. My beet salad was VERY TINY but good. It had maybe 8-10 TINY pieces of beets the size of a green pea, some radish slices and a FEW pieces of greens. The Brussels sprout chips were really good. We will go back."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Small plates/appetizers were great. Entrees were nothing special."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Marlowe has a unique and simple menu. They highlight quality ingredients. Overall, a very enjoyable experience and I would definitely return."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "A very attractive restaurant with terrific food and servers able to handle a crowd tthat included young people just off work for the day, people on their way to a base ball game at ATT&T Park, and foodies. A bit noisy for our older ears -- but the noise was very consistent with the lively ambiance of the place and we have no complaints."
    Dined on 4/9/2014