Marlow Bistro

4.6
262 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Marlow combines its Mediterranean roots with a European sensibility, and strives to create a warm and welcoming space with a causal approach and dedicated passion to its cuisine.

Our team strives to support only local farms and businesses as we believe in the power of community and advancing job opportunities through that support. It also promotes the shrinking of carbon footprint when your food does not have to travel thousands of miles to get to your plate.

Experiences

  • Brunch Special

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy any brunch dish/pizza, side dish and a brunch cocktail or glass of house wine for $27

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 262 people are saying
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AnnaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very quaint restaurant. Initial seat was next to over a very unappetizing vent. Moved to new table which had nice ambience although the waiter forgot us, twice. Apologetic. Pizza oven was broken which was we went there for. Entrees and appetizers we ordered instead were very good however!

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delie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and good service. Noise from fire trucks, ambulances and motorcycles was sometimes deafening.

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chrisd
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was delicious, and the ambiance (lighting, decor and music) was exceptional
Only negative was that the Pizza Oven was out of service, which was a big bummer!

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vipDindin
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service

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vipEater
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food -every course

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vanessal
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marlow Bistro has been a favorite for years now. I’m so glad they’re open again after taking a responsible pause during covid - the food is as delicious as ever, they revamped the inside (same beautiful relaxed vibe, but they added flowers all over the room, and new pillows on the banquets), service is so friendly, wine list is awesome, drinks are creative and delish… in short, it’s the perfect place to share a wonderful night with friends, a date, family visiting the city. The hospitality overflows. I’m so thankful they’re here!

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vipAlpe
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Already thinking about the next trip. Definitely get the Rib Eye for main course ! Great service

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Good food, but overpriced and small portions. The service was amazing and we loved our waiter, however the rats were a problem and kept running around by our feet. Because of that I probably wouldn't recommend this restaurant. If you do eat here, I recommend sitting inside instead of outside to avoid the rats.

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MarkM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Waiter was great, food was good and came in time, we ate outdoors which we wanted to do but it was noisy. Overall would recommend it.

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Moni
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service!
We will be back and will bring friends!

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vipAlpe
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best outdoor setups in NYC, it is so welcoming and inviting. The staff is so friendly that will make you feel you dine in Europe. Highly recommended.

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vipJakovlev
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it's always a great dinner experience, praised there tartar and old fashioned before ! a gem in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice

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vipEpicuria
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Marlow Tavern did not honor an Open Table reservation for lunch because they booked a private party for the entire space. They should have blocked reservations for the relevant time. At the very least, they should have offered to comp wine or dessert on a return visit. They lost my good will and I will not return.

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vipEsaE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

That’s the second time I ‘ve been to Millows however, I was really hoping not to find the same rude staff working there as before. Well, turns out it didn’t happen, to be honest, was even worse then the first time, so I assumed this is Millow’s standard service quality.

I simply don’t understand why they kept pushing us to finish our lunch and get out of there so badly. The place was quite empty, with a few available tables yet and wasn’t closing time because guests here and there kept showing up. We just finished lunch, and the grouchy waiter put the bill on our table then return to pick up the folder and when he realized that we weren’t ready his reaction was even more unpleasant. He didn’t even offer a dessert menu, and we wanted dessert.

Of course, I am not stupid to go back for the third time to this place, but at least maybe through this review I can spare someone else’s time.

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vipSusanL
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely space with gracious host and staff. Tasty farm to table options and an extensive wine list. Good choice for families, foodies and anyone who appreciates food prepared with care with the freshest ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We had a rough start as the waiter didn’t come over for 45 minutes. Once we got the manager attention they recovered.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good meal. Decided to give it 5 stars (4.5 wasn’t an option) due to the quality of the food (and coffee) to be absolutely superb. I truly enjoyed the simplicity and perfectly balanced dishes we ordered.

Only issue, which really wasn’t an issue was the Brunch Menu was different than what is posted online (menu said Fall 2019).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Duck appetizer was good. Lobster pasta entree was a small serving and was disappointing in flavor and texture. Service was very disappointing. My husband's pizza came out before my entree and he was half way done before my entree came out. My dessert menu arrived with a piece of tomato on it. Server just didn't seem engaged.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous experience with delicious food and a warm and friendly staff. We will definitely go back.

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Blackbird
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. Solid food choices, excellent cocktails, nice atmosphere. Our neighborhood "go to".

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BorNY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNeverDisappointed
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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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vipMichelle
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipDiningLine
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipEpicuria
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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vipveggie90
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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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vipJimB
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience4

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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efrish
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipAnnF
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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vipAJBD
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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vipPeaceableTable
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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nsandms
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect venue

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algee
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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

Food was great and very fresh

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EllenW
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Marlow Bistro using the Order Online button. Marlow Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 662-9020.

Marlow Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.