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About Marlow Bistro

Neighborhood Bistro

1018 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

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..

Cross Street:
110th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 662-9020

Website:
http://www.marlowbistro.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is available. Parking garages are also available at 110th and Broadway as well as on 112th between Broadway and Amsterdam.

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

Marlow Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Casual (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
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Creative Cuisine (19)
Cozy (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Healthy (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Romantic (10)
Seasonal (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Organic (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wait staff tried to be accommodating, items listed on website are no longer available. Also most items listed on the brunch cocktao9 menu were not available because there was no bartender. Waiter said he could cocktails that were similar. Just need up ordering proseco.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great meal!

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·Dined 3 days ago

I was disappointed. The prices were high, the portions minute (and I’m not big eater) and the food was only okay.

Won’t be back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

The food is very good and very tasty! I loved everything!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The restaurant was unpleasantly noisy, but that's often the case on a Friday evening. Much more aggravating was being seated in a place where nearly every server bumped into my chair, or into me, when going to and from the kitchen. NOT A SINGLE ONE APOLOGIZED! That's really unacceptable!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

There are not that many good restaurants in the neighborhood. Marlow has excellent food and very good wine. Strongly recommend the Sancerre!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The hostess did not acknowledge my reservation although she checked for it and wasn’t pleasant when I asked for a table change. The special deal of the evening was a bottle of quite good wine for half price and we were reminded twice. My dinner partner’s portion of risotto was small but good and my marguerite pizza ample and excellent. The bavoise for dessert was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My favorite place. Local, foraged, seasonal ingredients Good for vegetarians. Very nice service.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Nice space/atmosphere but the pros end there. Poor service from the moment we arrived. Cocktails alone took 30 minutes to reach our table. The pork belly was dry, steak was inedible and overpriced, the risotto was okay. Would not recommend and will not be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great service, decor and ambiance but I’ve tried the chicken and it was so so, so yesterday I tried the fish, and it was also mediocre.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was delicious but service was cold. We showed up a few minutes early for our reservation and we were treated as if we’d made a major social error. It was suggested that we eat at the bar which we did and it was fine. It just seemed as if the restaurant was overwhelmed with the crowd.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Thank you Marlow Bistro! Just a great experience all around.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Innovative and delicious food. Attentive service. Perfect dinner with friends. We even enjoyed the music.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

For New Year's Eve, they a great prefix menu, all the options where excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our New Year's Eve dinner was worth the high price. Each of the three courses was exquisite, with subtle and unusual flavor combinations. My tuna appetizer featured tender raw slices of tuna in a beet-lime sauce - the color was stunning! - with tiny pieces of apple and a few small, intense mint leaves.
The portions were small, actually perfect for me. My only disappointment was that the restaurant did not serve coffee.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant is ideally located if one plans to attend an event at the Cathedral of St. John the Devine. The food was fresh and well-prepared, and the staff was attentive. I would, however, remove some of the pillows on the long bench, which interfere with seating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

very cute little place truly a nbhd gem.... cocktails were very delicious and the food was even more so. i recommend the chicken dish and mushroom risotto to anyone looking. great ambience and character of the place too would visit again

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Arrived early, but seated immediately. Great cocktails from the bar. Food was exquisitely prepared. Staff set expectations properly for sous-vide plate to allow for any adjustments. Relaxed Christmas eve meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Bad attitude from servers. Bad piece of fish. Served weak tea asked for another tea bag and charged for 2nd tea bag. After debate they did reverse the charge

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Everything was delicious and the service was super even though the place was packed. Mushroom risotto outstanding as were the beet salad and eggs nest appetizer. Excellent ravioli and chicken. Great neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Awesome steak, very good ripasso and great server!

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 (London)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Good appetizers. The Branzino for main course was perfectly cooked and hot. The garnish was not warm enough and the turnip undercooked.

Tags: Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We really enjoyed it. The food was very good and the service was very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We made a reservation then couldn’t catch a cab.. called to say we would be 15 min late, when we got there, the hostess managed to find a bar table for two- perfect! The food was excellent, and the medium rare steak was fantastic. The service was excellent and friendly, would definitely go again when in NYC

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Glad we had the chance to visit this restaurante. Food was really great and service was good. If you like Farro, their farro is amazing!!!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Four of us had lunch here on Sunday before a concert at the cathedral of St. John the Divine. Two had Nicoise salad, one burrata on toast with a salad and one egg-white omelet. Nothing was left on the plates, and we had great conversations. A good place

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We went a few days ago hoping for a good experience, but not really knowing what to expect. The food was excellent, the wait staff warm and helpful and efficient. We had the stuffed chicken and the steak, as well as wonderful appetizers and cocktails. Reasonably priced. We enjoyed the entire evening.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise that I found on Yelp to take my neice to who attends Columbia University. The staff was very charming, enthusiastic about their menu and really pointed us in the right direction for ordering. I would highly recommend this restaurant for its terrific vibe, quaint atmosphere and cool bar.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a Sunday Brunch. Everything we ordered was very good but the French toast with pumpkin spice mascarpone were delicious! The atmosphere is very pleasant and friendly. We were a party of 4 and we all enjoyed our Brunch.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food and ambiance very nice but there was only on server for ALL the tables. He tried his best and was very nice but he ABSOLUTELY needed at least one other person. It’s not fair to him and it undermines the quality of the guests’ experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Always lovely to walk into this neighborhood gem and to feel immediately at home in a setting that is convivial with food that brings a bit of "la dolce vita" to Morningside Heights. The staff is as charming as the food is delicious.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This has become a local favorite brunch spot. The UWS, including Columbia, area has a preponderance of very middle of the road restaurants. This place stands out with its charming ambience and service and original and tasty food at a fair price.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant is pretty with a creative menu. Tuna crudo with tiny diced pear. Ravioli with lemon ricotta. The hostess was more perfunctory than warm. The waitress more efficient than attentive. With a location so close to Columbia U and what I'd suspect would be a broad potential employee base (students who need extra income!) it seems it would not be that difficult to hire staff members who enhance the dining experience versus ones who simply go through the motions. We did appreciate the offer to sample our wines by the glass before choosing our selections but were surprised there was no malbec available. Would definitely go back again but can't help but feel the back of the house deserves a better front of the house.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent food and the atmosphere. Warm and tentative service. Creative chef. Fine dining experience in this neighborhood. We'll be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

A lovely local corner bistro with views onto the Close at the Cathedral St. John the Divine, Marlow does a fine job recreating Hemingway's "a clean, well-lighted place" with a charming atmosphere and a courteous staff—and food that is as comforting as the setting.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was my second time at Marlow's Bistro, the food and service was consistently excellent! A fantastic restaurant in the Columbia University neighborhood and is great for having lunch in a serene setting! Great for business lunches or meetings with friends.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I dine at Marlow frequently. The food is reliably quite good and the service usually excellent. On this occasion, the service was not quite as efficient as in the past. The restaurant has updated its menu and there are some interesting new offerings. Marlow continues to be a pleasant and reliable place for dinner with friends.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Charming setting with delicious food and attentive service. The mushroom risotto and grilled octopus were wonderful!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good I liked it a lot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is excellent...the cocktails are a bit weak, but the service and space are great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic
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