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Marlow Bistro

213 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Neighborhood Bistro
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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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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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 213 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Great food, wine and cocktails for moderate prices. Excellent, knowledgeable service. Very nice bar and comfortable, uncrowded seating throughout whole restaurant. Lovely decor. Portions are people (not pig) size. Highly recommend this place.

4.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Extremely gracious staff - delicious food - lively atmosphere without being overbearing - we went for Christmas Day dinner and could not have been more pleased. We will return again and again in 2017.

3.0Dined on December 24, 2016

The place was crowded and noisy the menu very limited however the food was great

4.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Great food and bar. Pizzas need work. All those fixings slide off. Service is very spotty. Dishes are cleared far too early and diners are left in limbo far too much. And please get decaf coffee.

3.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Food was very good. We enjoyed the chicken, Bronzino as well as the tagliatelle. Hazelnut dessert was also quite tasty. Service, however left something to be desired. After being seated, we noticed that only the ne diner had been given a dinner menu. After we were served, No one checked to see if our dinners were satisfactory. Tea was served with no spoon, and there was a very, very long time for the dessert menu. We had to track down the server and request that she bring it. Very disappointing.

5.0Dined on December 16, 2016

Since it opened just a short while ago, I've been eating here often -- sometimes alone, sometimes with friends. The menu -- though not extensive -- is interesting and inventive: there are some items, like the Balkan goulash, that were new to me, and others, like the hamburger, the branzino and the steak, that were familiar, but always put a new spin on an old favorite.

Service in general and bar staff in particular, is great.

4.0Dined on December 14, 2016

This place has a lot of potential, they just have to work out some kinks. Nice atmosphere, good food, friendly service. Not enough staff though, no water brought to the table, and main course came out while still eating the appetizers.

5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

My wife and I went to the Christmas Concert at St. John The Divine Cathedral and were looking for a place to go for a late (for us) dinner. We found this adorable bistro and had really wonderful food, terrific service, and met the warm and wonderful hostess, Elena, from Macedonia. Her husband is a co-owner of the restaurant and we chatted with her for some time. She was just great. We definitely will return when we are in the neighborhood, or we may ravel uptown (Amsterdam and 109th Street) just to have another great dinner. Thank you, Elena!

4.0Dined on December 7, 2016

Great cocktails. Beautiful space. Food was pricey for what you get and service friendly, but spotty. Drinks came out after food, despite being ordered first.

Will be a great addition to the neighborhood once they iron the kinks out.

5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Hands down, best steak I have had in Manhattan.
This was perfection. A lot of times for NY strip steaks restaurants go with veiny strange cuts of meat. This was NOT the case here- had a great but of meat, not in enormous proportions, allowing for the seasoning to sear through and permeate the meat with flavor. The wine reduction was done perfectly and the carrots were a great complement to the dish. We have had steaks at just about every steak house in NYC... this was a great meal!
The atmosphere is casual, but the food is not. This is a perfect casual date place, and a much needed addition to the rows of pan asian food in Manhattan Valley! Marlow just scored a regular customer!

3.0Dined on December 3, 2016

They were in the weeds when we showed up for a reservation. 20 minutes later we sat. Service was somewhat spotty. Their pizzas need work in composition. All toppings tend to slide right off. Cheese should be on the bottom acting as glue..But interesting food. My salmon with beans was terrific.

4.0Dined on November 28, 2016

I had dinner at this place before going to an event at Columbia. I'm pretty sure it's new, and think it will become known as one of the more solid choices for meals around the university (where reliably good options for non-students can be elusive). The food is very solidly done American fare. Lamb chops were nicely prepared (medium rare, which a lot of places mess up) and flavorful. The guy I was eating with had a skirt steak that was better than that: an aged piece of meat with an unusually tasty red wine sauce. We were eating quickly so couldn't sample much more than that, but I have a very good feeling about the place.

One thing: the night we were there they were training a new staff member who couldn't answer every question about the food (but was very nice and apologetic about it). That seems like growing pains; I don't expect it to persist. On the other hand: while the restaurant was very quiet that evening, I don't expect that to persist either, as more people find out about it.

5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

The owners and management of Marlow Bistro are wonderful. We are big fans of their other restaurant on the Upper West Side (Cibo e Vino) and were excited to try their new one. The items are creative and flavorful. Two of the the appetizers we had were outstanding -- the shaved Brussels and polenta and the pate en croute. I will go back for future occasions.