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Marlowe, San Francisco, CA

Marlowe

4.5
4.5
2645 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Opened in 2010 and relocated to its current location in 2014, Marlowe is a New American bistro located in San Francisco’s Soma neighborhood in the former COCO500 space.

Brought to you by Executive Chef Jennifer Puccio and award-winning San Francisco designer Ken Fulk, Marlowe focuses on classic comfort foods with flavorful twists, like Chef Puccio’s signature Marlowe Burger, seasonal poulet vert, brussels sprouts chips and quail egg topped steak tartare.

Taking inspiration from the butcher shops of the past, Marlowe is designed with a sleek but comfortable feel, featuring white subway tiles, white marble, deep blue banquettes, wood block tables and specials listed on rolls of butcher paper.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Thu–Sun 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 777-1413

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jennifer Puccio

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Event: (415) 777-1413

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Cross street

    4th St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    .

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mid-Afternoon Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Please note during this time we will be offering a limited menu and drinks. Our dinner menu will begin at 5 pm.
  • Valentine's Day 2023

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2023
    Celebrate Valentine's Day with Marlowe! We will be serving a four course, prix fixe menu on both Saturday, February 11th (for those who want to celebrate over the weekend) and Tuesday, February 14th. Each booking will include a rose for the table as you get settled in for your meal.

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What 2,645 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. Z

    Zebra

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the beginning, our server Will, added that special attention that we all want when dining for the 1st time at a restaurant. That’s what we got and more. Specialty cocktails - perfectly made and food was incredible- beer battered green beans were out of this world! Fun atmosphere and will certainly return to try more dishes!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food & drinks were fabulous! We highly recommend to anyone! Our kids loved the burger (our 4 year old loved it after I removed the horseradish), and everything else we ate was excellent.
  3. LV

    LVSF

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really cool, tasty and well run. Lovely service too
  4. R

    Radha

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall still very good food, but quite noisy (just Iike the old days).
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Overall, I highly recommend Marlowe. We had a big party for work and they handled it exceptionally, especially Rasaan. He was the perfect amount of attentiveness. The food was great except a few things (sole munière and olive oil cake). Otherwise, everything was super tasty and came to the table quickly.
  6. LL

    LuckyLadieswhoLunch

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Marlowe never fails to deliver for a delicious meal in a fun, casual setting.
  7. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We love Marlowe, but when it's at capacity it is extremely LOUD. So loud it's difficult to have conversations–especially with larger groups.
  8. S

    Sultan

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always. Service (especially by Richard) is friendly and fun. Food is delicious across the board as are the drinks.
  9. TF

    ToekneeFoodie

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant! Love the casual ambiance and cow theme. Pretty pricey for what you get but I guess the best burger in San Francisco is worth it.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and service was quite good. But each tables are stuck together and too noisy.
  11. H

    Healthyfoodie

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Too noisy. Undercooked eggs. Boring plate of pancakes.
  12. y

    yogablu

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marlow is an outstanding restaurant. It has an amazing vibe. The cocktails are stellar. Nanette is an amazing bartender. And the staff are the best. And then there’s the food. We loved every bite of every dish that we ate. I highly recommend this place.
  13. B

    Blueangeljvs

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great variety, food food and service was excellent!
  14. PA

    PaloAltoResident

    Singapore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and service. A favorite brunch place!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    NYE dinner good options, good amount of food, great service
  16. AM

    ArunaM

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The mains were delicious (I had the sole), some of the appetizers were great (e.g. shrimp) and others okay (green beans). Drinks were solid but not life-changing. Ambiance is great and the place was spotless. Service was attentive and friendly without being hovering. The location is likely why tables are consistently available. If it were in a more walking-friendly location, it would be difficult to book. That said, because of the location, parking was really easy (and seemed safe).
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    The food was great. Wish I could provide a higher reading, but the service was atrocious.
  18. EB

    ElizabethB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I throughly enjoyed our dinner here.
  19. CJ

    CameoJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Our group of 4 shared the grilled octopus and the sun choke latkes, both excellent although the latkes were very skimpy. I had the sole meunière and really enjoyed it, especially the fennel side salad. The fish was very slightly overcooked. Two of our party had the burger. While it was good, it was not any better than other places. We shared two desserts. The Berry and Cream was lovely, but the carrot cake was not really carrot cake and the apples and raisins scattered on top had a very off flavor. I think that I would go back, but only have several starters...skip entrees and desserts.
  20. TC

    TastesofCA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Lukewarm burger drowning in horseradish took more than an hour to serve.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Food and drinks were good and very consistent to previous visits. Tables are tightly crammed together and we were sat near the drink service area - it made for a loud and uncomfortable dinner- but highly recommend if you get a good seat!
  22. o

    onetwothreefourfive

    New England

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cozy SOMA setting with nice servers and easy street parking on a Friday night. Some tasty food!
  23. KB

    KatarinaB

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Colleague’s birthday. Wonderful food! We will be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I stopped in after work for a pre-birthday meal and drink. The service was wonderful. However, they were out of the scallops and the red wine I was interested in ordering. I was a tad bit disappointed. However, I still enjoyed my evening. This has always been one of my favorite places for well over a decade. Thank you so much for still being here and in business!
  25. RM

    RMK7

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Highly recommend the burger and gougeres.
  26. D

    Dominique

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Took 25 minutes to get service. From there things were smooth. The food and mocktails were great.
  27. JO

    JamesO

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Drinks were good but the burger was just OK. I had heard great thinks about the burger so I’m a little disappointed. Fun place for a cocktail and quick bite but not a place for a dining experience.
  28. DS

    DavidS

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good, having had their signature Marlowe Burger and my guest had the sole. Oddly she never commented on the meal (taste, prep, etc.) which is why I cant give it excellent. Two stand outs were there appetizer, beer battered beans - I hate cooked veggies and I had to control myself from eating too many of these; and the Horseradish Aioli served on the side for the burger. As for the bar, such friendly and engaged bartenders. The lady bartender was keeping all the guys engaged and entertained at the bar and the other bartender went out of his way to make my seating as waited comfortable and to find an extra stool so someone else could scoot up to the bar. This experience alone made me want to come back. Summary: Nice little place, a little loud. Great bar, engaged staff and the beer battered beans (think tempura) were the standouts.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Server was not friendly at all. Food was delicious but octopus very disappointing because so much salt and the sauce tasted off…everything else was delicious
  30. K

    Kris

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried a variety of dishes and we loved them all! Can’t wait to go back…
  31. MO

    MaryO

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here twice in 3 days. The food is outstanding, perfect coffee cocktails and wonderful service. Highly recommend the burger!
  32. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Pancakes we large and good. Loved the hot syrup. My friend ate the scramble eggs and chorizo, but said there wasn't much. My other friend had the polenta. The menu is being updated because they did not have the fried polenta, overall it was ok. Bacon was NOT good at all. It's really some kind of pork fat with a strong pork taste. IT'S NOT BACON AND DOESN'T TASTE LIKE BACON...IT'S PORK FAT.
  33. JM

    JonM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience1
    Great service, good food, way too loud. My ears were ringing all night after eating dinner here.
  34. SF

    SFGal

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    I haven't been here since they moved locations. I thought it was okay. The brussel sprout chips are always good and the octopus was great (although $22 for one tentacle seemed high). The service was slow and inattentive. I wish I could say better things as I took an out of town friend here.
  35. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Victor at the bar was incredible and the food was delicious. From apps to dessert, couldn't have been better. Would highly recommend.
  36. y

    yogablu

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a hidden gem. We loved the ambience, the food, the vibe, and especially the service. The people there are awesome. And the bartender Nanette is stellar. Just go there for the drinks if anything.
  37. OT

    OrlyT

    Israel

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    nice, tasty, good service, and great music in the backround!
  38. B

    Brian

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and good service but so loud that it was nearly impossible to hear the waiter. They need to do something about the sound.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    So happy to see Marlowe hasn’t changed. It’s still lovely. Food is interesting, well seasoned but not over the top. Refreshingly honest. Service is still attentive and pleasant. CR I feel bad we haven’t been here in many years and can’t wait to go back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Extremely loud, this place needs better acoustics!

FAQs

Marlowe is rated 4.5 stars by 2645 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Marlowe

500 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th St.

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Thu–Sun 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    .

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jennifer Puccio

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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