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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
Casual (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
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Creative Cuisine (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Healthy (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Fun (10)
Seasonal (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Authentic (9)
Romantic (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Comfort Food (8)
People Watching (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Organic (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great Beer (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 10, 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 8, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 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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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good I liked it a lot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had hoped that the new ownership would bring promise to the neighborhood. Unfortunately, we found that the food was mediocre. We don't plan to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love the cocktails!!! Esp. We loved the house-made aged manhattan!!! So delicious- only thing it is missing was cherries! But the drinks were our favorite. Very friendly and nice service. Love the focaccia. Overall good food but we were wondering some things were served hot but veggies that are accompanied with were cold.... if it is a hot meal, I want everything hot. It's my preference but overall good experience for sure.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

What a find!! We have been back twice and had different things each time and everything was excellent. The tuna crudo and the Burrata amazing. The Brazino is some of the best in the city and the goat cheese beet ravoli were spectacular. It's our new favorite spot. The service is excellent and we tried all of the wait staff reccomendations. They were spot on. Plan on going back with friends. My husband had the octopus and thought it was delicious and he he also had the pasta. He was in heaven.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Organic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very good food, and good service on a wednesday evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The space is beautiful, but the service was very slow. I think it took around 30 minutes for our omelettes and burger to arrive. The salad greens did not seem terribly fresh, the side of sauteed mixed vegetables was salty, and the omelettes did not seem to have enough egg and were a bit undercooked. The burger patty was delicious, but the bun was cold. This place has potential, but needs to up its game.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Delicious! All of our starters were unique and yummy... buret was out of this world. Filling and tasty main courses. Will definitely return

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food is excellent. Service leaves a lot to be desired. The hostess is rude an unfit to be the first person customers encounter. We had a reservation, yet it seemed like a burden for her that we arrived to dine. It took her forever to seat us despite learning from a waiter that our table had actually been ready. Fortunately the waiter was competent and seated us instead. No apology or concern in the world from the hostess who kept us waiting for no reason.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Service inexcusably slow in a nearly empty restaurant. At the end, knowing we wanted our check, waiter chatted for some time with newly seated guests, ignoring u.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

we had their special lunch pizza and salad. perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent service. Place has personality. It's hip but unpretentious. Cool contemporary decor. And the fresh simply prepared and delicious food lives up to the setting. A neighborhood gen

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Marlow Bistro is a delightful neighborhood restaurant with a cosy ambiance and really fresh, good food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a great birthday dinner with my husband and friends. Everyone loved their meals and appetizers. They provided some complimentary desserts which was a nice touch. Will definitely come again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a lovely brunch outside at Marlow Bistro. The restaurant has great ambiance with a chic, laid-back vibe. Service was a little slow for it being so empty, but I appreciated not feeling rushed. We will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Good place for professional or friendly get togethers. Good food and nice environment, relaxed but good service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Glasgow)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Food is solid although it is pricey for the portions. For that reason, I wouldn't be a regular here but the outdoor dining is nice for a drink.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

wonderful addition to the neighborhood! very welcoming, delicious food and drinks

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The atmosphere and ambiance was instantly welcoming. The restaurant is lovely. However, our service was spotty: we seemed to have two servers, with no rhyme or reason as to why, server did not know much about wine pairing when asked, etc. The bread for the table was incredibly stale. My pasta dish stated it was served with chorizo and cod, but the "chorizo" seemed to be more like cubes of some other kind of sausage with very little flavor, and there was about half an ounce if that of overcooked cod included. I would not go back, and would not recommend it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

A disappointing meal. We had heard this restaurant was one of the best in Morningside Heights. It failed to live up to even average expectations. The menu is very limited and the dishes at times overpowered the tastebuds. Two of us sent half-finished plates back to the kitchen. Little subtlety or finesse comes out of this kitchen. Our server was adequate. But the staff rushed our plates off the table, even though the restaurant was nearly half empty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always wonderful. Marlow Bistro has become my favorite Morningside Heights restaurant for lunch, brunch and dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Perfect little spot that you would never suspect in a bustling neighborhood. Decor was lovely inside. Terrace is perfect outside. Really delicious food, incorporating unusual mixes of flavors that are stellar! Will definitely go back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Fabulous food in gorgeous surroundings. A neighborhood gem for sure!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 15, 2017

What a delicious find! There were so many memorable dishes on the menu- polenta egg "nest", gnocchi, ravioli, raw tuna appetizer, burrata and truffled green beans, summer squash with baba ganoush purée, sous vide chicken, pizza...and the most amazing desserts. We got all 4 and don't know which was the best because they were all so good! A dome of what tasted like light and fluffy coffee mousse covered with chocolate crumbs (just like tiramisu but better), strawberry pannacotta that tasted just like strawberry shortcake, a chocolate parfait with magical passion fruit and this lovely, light lavender, lemon cake which was out of this world. None were too sweet. Just perfect! Can't wait to go back! Finish your meal off with the Montenegro and you will be so satisfied. Yum!!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great Beer, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I dine at Marlow frequently and have never had a disappointing meal. I usually dine with a friend and we often enjoy our dinner at a leisurely pace. We've never felt any pressure to finish our meal and leave, even on nights when the restaurant was quite busy. The waiters are attentive, patient, and agreeable. I recently tried their pizza for the first time and found it very good.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food is amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Came for brunch and it was quick and quiet. Will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere , food and affordable wine options.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I'd read about the recent problems with the kitchen getting orders wrong or not bringing out all the entrees at the same time, so I called and said I wanted to come but also wanted to know if they had corrected whatever was going on with the kitchen. The person I spoke with said yes, everything was fine and that was a one time glitch.

At dinner for six two days later, I'm sorry to say it wasn't a one-time glitch. The food runner couldn't figure out who had what, so a lot of times he'd guess and place the food in front of someone and then ask, "Cod?" "Did you have steak?" Just not professional and very upsetting and irritating.

I will say the food was very good and the waitress was very nice and patient and helpful. But, really, shake Shack is better organized than this restaurant.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 1, 2017

This is a a beautifully refurbished local bistro that may take a while to get its sea legs. Service was spotty; when I entered the restaurant the greeter was having a long conversation with someone who was interested in a job. After a few moments, someone else came up and asked if i was being helped. Although I said "no", she too turned to converse with the job seeker. It was odd - after another few moments, I had to remind them that I was still there waiting to be seated. I had also made a reservation which they did not check.

The waiters were friendly, but it seemed that more than one waiter was assigned to a table - that caused some confusion. One waitperson also called me and my guest "honey" - annoying. The cocktails were great and strong. However, the hamburgers got a mixed review - they were tasty, but not really hamburgers -- more like meatloaf on a bun, mushy with lots of tasty, but surprising filler - not what we were expecting.

Since Marlow is so new and the decor/ambiance so delightful, I would definitely give it another shot - but probably just one more.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We took our grandchildren #1 to celebrate one of their 21st birthdays and we all loved it. Had a lovely table outside. Service was great; food was DELICIOUS and you can be sure we 'll go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I had been to Marlow Bistro twice for lunch. This was my first dinner there. I liked lunch, but dinner was even better.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great neighborhood joint. Small well-thought-out and well-executed menu. Nice wine list with good by-the-glass offerings. Unobtrusive but attentive service. Recommended.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We went to Marlow Bistro during a business trip to NYC. It is a rare find in Manhattan: A neighborhood place with great food at a reasonable price. We stayed near Times Square, but it was well worth the Uber trip to the Upper West Side. The staff was friendly, and everyone worked together to make sure our needs were met. The food was great. Many of the ingredients are locally sourced. The offerings show a distinct Balkan flair. In short, we loved our evening there. (To put the price in perspective--a night later we ate in a trendy Mid-Town steak place. Our wine cost more than the entire meal, with wine, at Marlow. And, Marlow's food was comparable.} If we lived in NYC, we would be regulars.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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