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About 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!

501 16th St
Denver, CO 80202-4208
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Glenarm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 595-3700

Website:
http://www.marlowesdenver.com/

Catering:
Marlowe's does off-site events! Just contact us either by phone or email and we will discuss your events' needs.

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Eric Uffelmann

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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 our email list: send an email to ben@marlowesdenver.com and ask to be added!

Private Dining

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.

Marlowe's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
People Watching (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
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Happy Hour (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Cozy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was lovely! We did question why the 5 oz and 8 oz filets ordered were almost exactly the same size (but not price for sure).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

We really wanted to like this place! We both ordered the sirloin, and both cuts contained a lot of gristle. Very chewy. I expected a lot better cut of meat for $30 price. Ambience is great.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Marlowe’s was a great place to meet for a business lunch. The service and food were excellent and the noise level was just low enough to have a good conversation without feeling like you needed to speak up too loudly.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic experience. The food was AMAZING. We had a steak and the halibut. Both were among the best dishes we’ve ever had. Service was friendly and attentive, but not over the top so we weren’t constantly interrupted. Definitely going back. Worth the hour drive to get there for us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had several cocktails, some soup and a charcuterie which was sausage and sauerkraut, not meat and cheese. Our bill was over $180 not one entree ordered. The food was mediocre at best. Very disappointed!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Me too with friends for after the Warren Miller film...easy to get to. And very comfortable. Great find for the ares

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The private party upstairs had a singer with DJ and it took over the entire restaurant in terms of sound. It provided good music, just way too loud.
Good location for movie goers at The Pavilions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Exceptional service and great food.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service - would eat there again!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

They had enough selections for all of us to have what we really liked. The service was quick and we made it to the theater on time. We liked the ambiance.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Once again, we had a great meal at Marlowe's. Our server was attentive, and our food was excellent. We will be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Business Meals, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our table was ready. We enjoyed our lunch at Marlowe's!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fun, Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were a large group of 14 people. Even though we had so many people the food came out hot and everything was excellent. Our waiter was great! We started out with the calamari and we added jalapeno and parmesan cheese to it which made it extra good. They also had the brussel sprouts that we added bacon and parmesan cheese to and that also made it extra good! We had the rib appetizer and that was excellent. I had the lamb chops and they were excellent as well. Highly recommend this restaurant. Everyone said their food was very good especially the steaks, fish, and chops.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was excellent. The server had serious attitude and was impatient when we needed more time to look at the menu since it was different from that online and never once checked to see how our dinner was. Would not go back and would be hard to recommend to others.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent food. Can be noisy at busy time. Nice outdoor seating area along 16th St mall. Great wait staff though somewhat overworked at peak times

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Fantastic!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

good pre-concert dining before Paramount theatre. Attentive waitstaff.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great service, good food and a very reasonable price.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

I wanted to like this place because it was a great atmosphere when we walked in but immediately after being seated we had a very tough time of it. Our drinks took 20 minutes to get to the table and food another 10-15 after that. Once the food arrived, one person's fish was seasoned on the scales side, one person's prime rib was unseasoned all together, and I asked for mayo and received ranch. All of this is to say that there were only a dozen other people in the otherwise large restaurant and most of them were at the bar watching a game. It appears the staff is either completely new or they just don't care that they are doing a poor job.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I thought Marlowe's was good and I would go back. I was expecting more for a steak house though. Fun place to sit when the garage doors are up.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Meeting

Perfect setting for small group to get together.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service is consistently AWFUL food is average, bar is slowest in Denver building has great ambiance, and patio is great for people warching

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 27, 2017

In addition to an exceptional overall dining experience the ambiance and politeness of the entire staff was fantastic. You could feel the warmth of the restaurant upon entry. The appetizers & the main course were cooked to perfection. Unfortunately, the main courses were so scrumptious I/we were unable to save room for dessert.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I like taking friends and visitors here when touring the LODO area. We also like its proximity to local arts and especially to the Paramount. The outside dining option is great as well, however, I've found it to add too much noise to have that side of the restaurant so widely open to the outside air as it brings in additional noise making it difficult to communicate and we especially have found it unpleasant as it brings in far too much smoke from 16th St mall pedestrians. I would reccomend that they at least find a way to close the outside dining off a good bit further in order to effectively prevent half of the restaurant from becoming outside dining even when technically still indoors. The food is good. There are a healthy range of options to suit all palates and preferences. The service is typically pretty efficient also which is nice considering how busy the restaurant can be at times. The hostesses have warm and friendly receptions for the diners when we arrive. Should the restaurant not make any adaptations accordingly regarding the residual smoke and excess noise from the 16th St mall wafting indoors from the open patio, those with distaste and sensitivity to excesss noise and residual smoke should definitely mention that to the wait staff when asking to be seated ... and then prepare to wait quite a bit for seating or dine elsewhere.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We always go to Marlowes before attending any event at the Performing Arts Center -- easy walk, quick service and the food is consistently good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great spot for a good dinner. I would recommend it.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Fantastic Wagyu sirloin! One of the best steaks I have EVER had. Mussel's great as well.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I don't often say I wouldn't recommend a restaurant to someone else. Nothing here was bad, it was simply forgettable. Even a few days after most dining experiences, and I have the privilege of eating out often at many great places, I can remember most details of the meal. In this case I remember only one thing: there was absolutely no flavor to my meal. Being in Denver, I thought the Rocky Mountain trout was the smart, can't miss, choice. No flavor, no seasoning of any sort. Bland, tasteless. Again, not bad, not good - forgettable. I cannot even recall what my staff ordered and ate. With so many great choices in this area of downtown Denver, I'd probably say go elsewhere (or don't get the trout).

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service was really slow!!! Took 35 minutes to get cocktails and only saw the server three times!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

First time visitor on Saturday afternoon. The restaurant was empty, and therefore lacked any vibe. Don't get me wrong. The food was good, and the service was spot on. The upside was that we were able to get in and out promptly. Great spot for watching the crowds on the 16th Street Mall.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great place for lunch. Charcuterie board is great.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Alot of the reviews that were posted made me nervous about booking a large party of 12 from NY (fine dinning capital of the US) celebrating a 21st bday. Well I am so happy that I did because it was AMAZING!! Mains, appetizers, service and atmosphere was on point. Thank you for a wonderful night. I will definitely return and also recommend it to friends and family!!

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Casual, People Watching, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Food is good. Table for 8 wasn't ready when we arrived, and we weren't early. Food didn't arrive at the table close to at the same time. Won't return. When I take clients out I want things to go smoothly.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Steaks, mushrooms and crispy fried Brussels sprouts--yum! And Kelly took great care of us!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Although food prices were extremely high. The food was delicious

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Frankly, I would've given a better review, if they could have gotten the mashed potatoes right. How does a restaurant mess up mashed potatoes? They weren't creamy and they were over salted.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Pricey, food just above McDonald's quality unfortunately
Nice surroundings

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

My steak was unseasoned and bland. Servers were great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was aweful, couldn't chew through our steak and potatoes tasted bland like they were out of a box. Not worth $80 super dissapointibg

Tags: People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great fun atmosphere - especially before a concert next door! Quick and efficient service. Burgers were great. Tomato bisque superb. Side caesar salad not so much. But, the wedge salad looked mighty tasty at the table next to us! Calamari was good - drinks fine. Very convenient when you are venturing to The Paramount for a show. If you can swing the patio - do it - great people watching for sure!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, People Watching
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