Marlow Bistro

4.5
240 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Seasonal
  • Good Vegetarian Options

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Neighborhood Bistro
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday 11am-10.30pm
Tuesday 11am-10.30pm
Wednesday 11am-10.30pm
Thursday 11am-10.30pm
Friday 11am-10.45pm
Saturday 11am-10.45pm
Sunday 11am-10.30pm
Bar hours until midnight..
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Phone number
(212) 662-9020
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
110th Street
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Parking details
Street parking is available. Parking garages are also available at 110th and Broadway as well as on 112th between Broadway and Amsterdam.
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Public transit
1 train to 110th and Broadway and the C train to 110th and CPW. M60 and M104 buses to 110th and Broadway and the M4 and M11 buses to 110th and Amsterdam.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.6
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BN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! Met with a friend. Food on point, service on point, drinks delicious. Would definitely come back.

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ND
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Arrived with my 9-yr-old, and she deemed the pizza the best ever! When I go to Marlow, I feel as though I’ve been welcomed home by my family. Everyone is warm and accommodating.

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M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very nice. They mistakenly included meat on our vegetarian pizza but were mortified that they had done that and comped us on the pizza. The food was delicious and the setting is very nice. We sat outside.

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Scallops dish, octupus dish were tasty and done well. Great balanced flavor cooked perfectly. Outdoor seating is nice with a view of the Cathedral.

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DL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful beginning to end. Told them I was having a friend/biz meal....they could not have been more accommodating with the right amount of attention paid to us to impress my associate.
He was very happy to have come uptown from CPW for a “neighborhood” restaurant experience. As he remarked when we left, “this is what I miss about NYC when I stay in midtown”.
And this is exactly why I live on the UWS.

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E
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The best restaurant ever at this lovely corner spot across the street from St. John the Divine and near Columbia. Focused, interesting menu that will satisfy any food issues, including a desire for very good food that is locally and responsibly sourced. Wine/beer list better than that at larger places . Staff is very warm and very professional - a thin line to walk. Have been here several times, most recently for a reunion with a dear friend that lasted hours. Looking forward to returning.

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AS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely, charming Italian restaurant on a quiet corner on the UWS. Beautiful outdoor seating. Menu was average in variety but the food was good and the ambience even better. I will be back.

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JB
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem, eating outside on a balmy late Spring evening looking at St. John the Divine cathedral corner, after strolling throughout its grounds. Super pleasant service and delectable food, it captures the ambiance of Morningside Heights.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place, normal size portions, servers are knowledgeable and courteous.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

If you can eat foods exactly as they prepare them, then this is good food. If you have any dietary restrictions or needs, then go somewhere else. We were told tonight that the kitchen couldn’t even be asked about a special request varying the menu because they have a “house policy” against honoring such requests. Will be interesting to see if this attitude can survive a site and area that has seen significant turnover.

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e
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our local favorite -- great for friends from other neighborhoods, and a nice spot for us mid-week.

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AF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible!!! One person got served when others done and meat was cold and raw
Will NEVER go back!!

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AJ
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We booked because it’s near the Cathedral and were pleasantly surprised with it. Great ambiance and food. Great service too.

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PT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have dined at Marlow many times. I've always enjoyed the food and the service is usually quite good. My most recent dinner there was consistent with my previous experiences.

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n
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Our two "rare" hamburgers were so raw, they squeezed out the sides of the bun when bitten.
The table water comes tepid, without ice.
The tiramisu resembled tiramisu in name only. My father would have joked that it probably sat next to a real tiramisu.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect venue

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Was a busy day and had difficulty getting seated/good service

Food was great and very fresh

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EW
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance, excellent service, and --most important!--fabulous food!
We all had different dishes and they were quite spectacular!

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A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We went for half-price wine night but they had canceled it. The halibut lacked flavor. Their portions don't match the price. I had been there a few times and the quality has gone down. I won't go back.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Octopus was exceptionally good although food in this Restsurant is 4-5 star. We were seated immediately in a nicely located table . I just wished that they have table cloths for dinner or during special occasion such as Mother’s Day ,Valentine’s Day etc .

Our waitress was very attentive and efficient ,Kudos to the chef.

It is an excellent Nieghbor restaurant

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Love the food. Service needs to improve

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was slow and indifferent. 20 mins to get water or menus. Host didn’t bring them right away even when asked - instead went to another table first. Service was slow generally, waitress forgot one persons food, etc.

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s
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The service is strange

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best risotto I've had outside Italy. Five of us ordered it and loved it! The half price night on bottles of wine made it all even better.

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S
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

What a perfect neighborhood bistro. The families are there earlier in the evening, giving it a warm vibe, followed by the adults later around 8. Food is super great. Service is super great. Love the wine by the glass list. All in all, a delight.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food, perfect service!

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R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was awful, we made a reservation at 830 for 4 people. We got there on time. The waiter said there were no tables available. the only table available was for 6 people and only for 6 people which we realized later was not true as only 2 people used the same table. Food was awful and the service the same.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our new, go to neighborhood spot. Good food, nice atmosphere and reasonably priced.

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EB
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date spot. Lovely atmosphere and well presented dishes. Not bad

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love Marlowe Bistro for every occasion -- from date night to a family birthday to a night out with friends. The food is delicious every time we go, and the menu is seasonal. The wait staff remembers us and our small children. This is a true neighborhood gem -- the best restaurant in the Columbia/Morningside Heights/Manhattan Valley neighborhood for sure.

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e
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Creative menu and excellent implementation. Our second meal here and will definitely return.

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O
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply and elegantly delicious. 1/2 price wine bottles a pleasant surprise. A last minute addition to our reserved table size was handled graciously in spite of packed dining room.

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

They were so rude from beginning to end. Terrible hostess experience- it was insane.

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CR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful neighborhood spot for brunch! Low key, quiet, not hard to get a table on a weekend afternoon, and the brunch dishes are unique. Highly recommend the poached eggs on polenta with shaved brussels and bacon sauce. Good strong coffee, too.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

They run a wonderful kitchen. Really the only drawback was the perplexing music that was unnecessary in this lively environment and which made it a little hard to have a conversation.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tasting menu. Great price, awesome food

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BJ
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food, good service, but food is served far too fast (starter was barely finished and the main course was served already). Better order dishes separately (eat one first and order the other after that one), otherwise you won't have time to enjoy your wine and conversation! Staff was not very receptive to feedback.

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LP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Excellent warm atmosphere. Great friendly service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best bistro in New York. If you love true Italian kitchen and Pizza. You must try New York’s gem!

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NO
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our third visit to the Bistro and we will keep coming back. Great locally sourced food very well prepared. It seems as if the chef has upped his game- it keeps getting better.

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