Marlowe's
Marlowe's

Marlowe's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marlowesdenver.com/
  • Phone: 3035953700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Uffelmann
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Marlowe's does off-site events! Just contact us either by phone or email and we will discuss your events' needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Marlowe’s is an up-scale historic saloon and chophouse with ample resources to help you host your next private or semi-private event. We have experience with many types of events from
    wedding receptions and after-work happy hours to 200+ person buy-outs. We have
    brought in ice carvings, photo booths, ornate floral arrangements, carving stations
    and many other specialty items to help spice up your average party. Our specially
    trained staff looks forward to offering you the high level of service that you require.
    Please keep Marlowe's in mind for all your entertaining needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Lynette Fry 3035953700
  • Special Events: Check our Facebook page and website often for information on upcoming parties and events. We also use SMS and email for offers and specials.

    To join SMS: text "marlowes" to 466622

    To join our email list: send an email to ben@marlowesdenver.com and ask to be added!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Glenarm
  • Public Transit: The free shuttle on the 16th Street Mall makes getting to Marlowe's very easy from all RTD and light rail stops downtown.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Being located on the 16th Street Mall, parking is available at the street parking meters and several outdoor pay lots. The closest lots are available 1 block away at 15th and Glenarm or across the street at the Denver Pavilions
A word from Marlowe's
Marlowe’s Historic Saloon and Chophouse opened in 1982. Marlowe's remains one of Denver's most popular gathering spots for lunch, dinner or after work. We pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated and feel a commitment to our community and a responsibility to create a pleasant environment for all of our guests and wonderful staff. Marlowe's has worked diligently to provide quality service, food and beverages at reasonable prices. Our wonderful staff will guide you through your experience with wine selections, recommendations and answers to all of your questions. At Marlowe's we empower each member of our staff to do anything possible to ensure your happiness!
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Marlowe's reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (14)good for groups (11)great for lunch (10)scenic view (8)vibrant bar scene (7)special occasion (7)hot spot (7)neighborhood gem (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (5)fit for foodies (3)romantic (3)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Great Lunch Spot
    newtoDenver1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We love Marlowe's for lunch because if you make reservations for a window table that overlooks the mall it is a perfect place to take visitors to the city to enjoy the vibe and beauty of the city while still enjoying a good meal in a nice place! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • room to improve
    lovemyburgerplaces
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Marlowe's is usually great, been 4 or 5 times. But this particular night was a mess. Host was rude. table/booth broken. We arrived 15 min. early and our table was not even reserved yet but large groups were. The rudeness came in the form of a curt comment about the early , only 15 min.!, arrival being our fault and the only reason. We had asked for a table not a booth [due to bad back and their uncomfortable broken booth] and were treated like we were the most difficult patrons ever by the host. I want to emphasize the wait staff and food were great. The $1 per plate sharing fee was ridiculous and not on the menu as an extra fee. I was really sorry to have talked this up so much to my sister and then had such a negative experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of noise; mediocre food
    love2eat
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I dined here on a Tuesday night and did not expect to see a packed (and LOUD) restaurant. We had reservations and were seated promptly but it was very difficult to carry on a conversation with all the noise. We could not hear each other from across the table! The service was slow but our waitress was friendly and eager to please. The food was mediocre at best. I ordered one of the specials, crispy eggplant parmesan, but there was nothing crispy about it. The soggy eggplant was coated with a thick layer of breading--thicker than the eggplant itself--and the entire dish had way too much sauce and cheese making some bites too salty. It was served with overcooked fusilli, which seemed like an odd pasta for this dish.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy and Fun Atmosphere!
    BABS
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Delicious food and great service! We ate on the patio during Gay Pride weekend - that was fun and exciting to watch vibrant folks walk by! Fun to eat off of the 16th St. Mall! Went to Stevie Winwood concert afterwards - always a great spot to eat before going to the Paramount Theatre! Have been going to Marlowe's for years!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as I remembered...
    RTFF
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    ... The bar was slow in getting the $10 drinks to our table which is a pet peeve. The food was good, but nothing was "knock your socks off".
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was not cooked the way it was ordered, out of lobster tail and was not informed till entire table got their food, service was very slow and server did not have a good attitude and seemed to not care when things were wrong.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for dinner before Paramount
    SaladLover
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Even though there is limited outdoor seating, creative windows and doors help you feel like you are outside even if you aren't. Great food and drinks and a perfect mix before shows at the Paramount.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marlowe's
    Edzoocator
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    A group of 5 went there for my birthday dinner. The food was excellent - the specials were very interesting food pairings. I received a free dessert as it was my birthday, and as a group we were all pleased with the food and service. As mentioned by others, the noise level is not conducive to quiet conversation, but on a Saturday night in Denver, it's a given pretty much everywhere you go. The noise level is the only drawback for this dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Regular
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Seating was fast and efficient. Ambiance has a great vibrant downtown feel. Food was very good. Menu is not very expansive, but typical for a downtown pub like venue. Have visited before and find it to be very consistent
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    lavirden
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went to Marlowe's for Mother's Day brunch. It was a nice crowd, great service, loved the selection of food. $9 bottomless mimosas and a build your own bloody bar were available too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food - Bustling Atmoshpere
    Nater
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    The food was excellent, our server was fantastic, and the restaurant was extremely busy - all great signs for a successful restaurant!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 121 reviews are from the Marlowe's reviews archive.
  • Easter Brunch So-So
    DenverEats68VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We have dined at Marlows many times and were very excited when we found out there was an Easter Brunch. The normally great service was sub-par. Food was mediocre at best. The two items that were good, the Creme Brulee French Toast and the Crab Cakes, they were almost always out of. Not what we would've expected from Marlows or for $24/person. We will go back to Marlows, just not for their brunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Visiting from out of town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Visiting from out of town and Marlowe's was just around the corner from our hotel. The patio "people-watching" is the best - right on the 16th Street Mall. We ordered appetizers instead of meals and the spinach dip with added crab was so good, we ordered it as an appetizer and dessert! My husband had the caesar salad with pulled turkey - interesting combo, but he loved it. Lots of fun, great service and a pleasant end to our trip
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night out
    CLC127
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We dined early before an 8:00 show at the Paramount. We had a seat near the open windows so had a great view if all the people in the street. We even had free entertainment from street performers outside. The service was great and we all enjoyed our meals. The food was better than I expected, everything was delicious. Would definitely dine here again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great. We had
    parrothead
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food was great. We had a reservation and had to wait for our table for about 20 minutes. Then they sat us upstairs at the bar and the service was terrible. It took almost 30 minutes for us to have our order taken and the table next to us had to leave before their dinner came because they had a show to go to. I felt really bad for them as it was someones birthday. I don't think they were expecting to be so busy and I don't think it is normal seating for dinner in the bar upstairs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The kitchen service was so
    horrible
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The kitchen service was so bad we had to cancel our entrees. We waited over an hour for the entrees and they never came.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The ever-changing seasonal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The ever-changing seasonal menu is a treat and the specials of the day make you hard pressed to make a decision, I want to try them all! The service is great, friendly, knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location and excellent servic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We went to a concert at the Paramount Theatre next door, and because of time we wanted to dine close to the theatre. We had a great meal with great service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Service, Mediocre Food
    PlattParkBandit
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    I was a little bit surprised that the service was so painfully slow for a lunch, when the restaurant did not appear to be incredibly busy. It took 20+ minutes to receive our lunches -- not great when you have to get back to work. Then the food was fine -- nothing was bad, but nothing was outstanding, either. I would not go rushing back to Marlowe's.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • longtime no food
    diapointed
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had tickets to a show @ 8:00 so we figured a dinner reservation for 6:30 would give us plenty of time. We were wrong. Drinks took 15 minutes,apps came in another 20 mins., salads 20 mins after that? Next we had to leave just as our steaks were arriving one hour and 20 minutes after we sat down at 6:30. Sorry Marlow's, we know it was busy but we we're not your first rodeo so no excuses, we've had great experiences in the past on a show night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fun
    janiceogVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    What we like most about Marlowe's is its ambience and location on the 16th Street Mall, right next to the Paramount Theater. The food is reliably good, the service friendly. It is our favorite place for dinner before a show at the Paramount.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, waitress was
    Kdanhen7
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Food was great, waitress was awesome prompt, and friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I requested a window table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I requested a window table for my group of friends prior to a concert at The Paramount and was given (I think) the best table in the house. We had a great view of the mall with the snow falling. The service was very good (for as busy as it was!!) and things moved along nicely. All enjoyed their meals (especially the buffalo meatloaf) and experience. I got quite a few "thank-you" texts the next day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guys-Night-Out before the Avalanche
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The restaurant was in a very good location (16th Street and five minutes to the light rail). My friend and I had seafood plates (halibut and salmon) which were very good. This coupled with outstanding service and server interaction really set the place off. I will certainly bring my wife here in the near future. It was also my first tom using the Open Table application which worked like a charm. Our bill including 20% tip came to $80 and it was well worth it. PS... Saw the New York Strip at the next table and that's next for me :-)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good. They brought
    Gene
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Food was good. They brought our food before we had finished our salads. I said something to the waiter and he ignored me and made no apologies for bringing the entre too soon. Disappointed in the service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marlowe's was just okay. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Marlowe's was just okay. I hadn't been there in years and the fare was nothing special. It wasn't bad by any stretch, it just wasn't remarkable really. Just okay.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great, came out
    fade85
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food was great, came out quickly and hot. The serve was pretty attentive, but to me seemed unprofessional because he was cussing. I just don't expect to hear some on talk like a sailor when I go to "nice" restaurant especially when there is a table that has kids at it. Maybe it was more of a sport bar, than I thought it should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant Friday night.
    Moose
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Went on the first night of restaruant week. Some unexpected choices, most of which turned our to be quite pleasant. Appetizers of Wild game chili and the salad were great. Steak was very nicely seasoned and cooked as requested. Unfortunately, my wife didn't care for either of the dessert offerings, peanut butter tart or key lime tart. Overall, a good experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I love that Marlowe's not only lets you make a reservation for lunch, but actually seats you at your reserved time. The food is consistently good (love the buffalo meatloaf and the gyro) and so is the service. My only complaint -- a small one -- is that the waitstaff always suggests adding a little something to your order that will result in an upcharge.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Casual Business Dinner Spot
    Aldie
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    I took some long time clients that were in town for a convention. It was great food, atmosphere, service at a good price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not great
    expectingmore
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I was expecting better food and better ambiance based on reviews I've read online. Service was less than ideal as well. Proximity to the Pavillions was nice though.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • waited an hour before we started
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    waited an hour before we started eating our main course, and it wasn't busy at all
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Location, location, location
    BatfanTrekkie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Marlowe's is a very good restaurant in the middle of Denver's 16th Street Mall. This means you get a good meal a little on the pricey side, but it's a great way to end the day or begin a night on the town. Be sure to try some of their signature cocktails (I recommend the Blackberry Old Fashioned) and stick around for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marlowe's has a great reputation
    mtman
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Marlowe's has a great reputation and been around for a long time. It's time though for them to invest in an update of the facility. Food was good and service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place before The Paramount
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Met a group of friends there before a Paramount show. Easy access via light rail or auto, good atmosphere, and good food/beer/wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • niiiiiiiiice
    Glen
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We liked Marlowe's service and food the noise level was a little high for our taste but we really enjoyed the view and everything else.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bison Burgers
    EbbandFlo
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We had just flown into town for the Broncos-Patriots game and wanted pub-fare food. Both of us had the Bison Burger and spiced fries (potato wedges) which hit the spot. Marlowe's is located on 16th street in heart of tourist center, so be prepared for a little crowd, so set up the reservation to be covered.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience.
    Steve
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Took my family here for my wife's birthday. Although it was a bit expensive, it was worth it. The service was exceptional and the food was very good. We would go there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ho Hum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    This was a pricey meal that required the waitress to hustle to get to us within fifteen minutes. The food was average, but it was expensive, and I would have anticipated better quality for the price. The restaurant appears to want to consider itself "campy chique" but it is an average downtown restaurant in Denver that apparently believes it's own press releases, or would like to. They will have to up their game substantially to live up to what they advertise however.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over the top
    DAPGA
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We had our 39th anniversary there last year and it was exceptional. This year for our 40th we returned to celebrate it again. I asked for some special requests like table, flowers etc. They came through with more than anyone could possibly want. We got our table, flowers, and the most courteous attention from the manager to the server. Made it a life long memory for the two of us and you can bet we will be there for our 41st anniversary. DA
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.