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Marlowe, San Francisco, CA

Marlowe

4.6
4.6
2842 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

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Wed–Sun 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–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, Gender Neutral Restroom, 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.

What 2,842 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

2,842 Reviews
  1. dmeister

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great dinner at Marlowe. It has been awhile, but finally we got a chance t stop by for a friend's B Day.

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  2. CBear

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our brunch was very good...the polenta with mushrooms and salmon tartine stood out. However it was very noisy and not even full. I can't imagine how it would be with a big crowd that had a bit more alcohol in them.

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  3. ezra

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Lunch menu is very limited, three sandwiches and three salads.

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  4. CliffN

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pork cheeks were so tender!! Love this place before the giants games been coming for years!! Menu never disappoints thanks Marlowe!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal at a great place. Perfect for date night, or if alone have a seat at the bar.

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  6. Anonymous

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food undercooked. Not tasty overall. Very loud (Giants game). Mediocre wait staff. Not worth the cost.

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  7. KelseyM

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Marlowe is our go to! Love the burger and the salmon. Don’t forget to order the Brussel sprout chips too.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food we ordered was cooked perfectly (gougères, gambas, scallops, pork cheeks). Fantastic value for the price. Service was attentive. My only complaint was the noise level. I felt like I was yelling at the server to be heard.

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  9. AlexanderB

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb food and excellent service. We really enjoyed the octopus and the pork cheeks.

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  10. Nancy

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants in the city.  We ordered seared skirt steak with chimichurri, over garlic mashed potatoes. Seared scallops over risotto, with baby asparagus and spicy red sliced red peppers and mashed fava beans. It was quite the presentation. Everything was delicious plus artisan cocktails. We’ve always had excellent service as well. Great establish and I highly recommend!

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  11. VirginiaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my mom’s 70th birthday party at Marlowe’s and it was great. The restaurant is prettier than in photos. We arrived early and they were already expecting us. The food was good, the staff was friendly and everything worked out perfectly. Thanks!

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  12. VickieH

    Seattle

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Look forward to going back and easy to make reservations

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  13. EliasL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Marlow, but this past visit was not great. They’ve become quite expensive ($4 per half deviled egg or oyster) and the salad included ingredients not in the description and drenched with blood orange juice when the they say it’s a poppy seed dressing.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marlowe has been one of my neighborhood hangouts for years. The food is always great, the staff friendly, and everything is always taken care of without persistent interruptions. This one of those “if you know, you know” kind of places. Please don’t go… I like having this one for myself. 😉

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  15. Mikayla

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner has come into Marlowe many times, but we don’t come to the city often enough for me to have thus far tried it myself. This was my first visit, and everything was amazing. The ambiance and decor are beautiful. The service, spot on! And ALL of the food, phenomenal! Thank you for an amazing experience. We’ll definitely be back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The door to the front was open and was a little too cold for my liking with the rain

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  17. CarolynW

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall really enjoyed Marlowe - my only complaint was that it was really loud, and it was hard to hear my friend, and we were sitting on a corner, so closer than across the table. Burgers were delicious and the service was fast and friendly! We didn't feel rushed as we finished our drinks. Would definitely come back.

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  18. LocalFoodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Too loud to hear each other. We all felt like we were losing our voice. Also, the previous time I can here for lunch, they took 1 hour to serve us food and we had to leave without eating!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was too salty for me. But the staff were great

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  20. KelseyM

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved sitting in the outdoor patio! Never knew it existed and it’s a great option especially if catching up with friends.

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  21. katieambulance

    London

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great lunch at Marlow. The decor is stunning, the lunch menu is small but tasty, service was excellent.

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  22. sssss

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    everything is great except yall gotta do something about the noise level. im 35, so not that old or not that young, but my hearing is generally ok. but wow in marlowe, i have to lean over the table to hear and be heard when it's poppin in there.

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  23. bohand

    San Francisco

    154 reviews

    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as always. I haven't been to Marlowe for a while as I moved out of SF. A group of friends/coworkers decided to do a dinner here. All of the food was amazing as always. We had a wide variety of food at the table. Several appetizers including fries, Brussel sprouts, and fritto misto. Entrees included grilled octopus, salmon crudo, scallops, and a couple of burgers. The service did start a little slow, but improved significantly so not worth mentioning.

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  24. MahwishK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is extremely overpriced and does not even taste good. $20 for a scrambled egg sandwich that was worse than a gas station sandwich. Would not return.

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  25. sfped

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The grilled octopus and chorizo starter was delicious; the scallops were incredible! Great vibe and service.

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  26. Jilleen

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was flavorful and portion sizes were generous. The service was a bit uneven - however the hostess was outstanding: she jumped in to correct my drink order and seemed to be going beyond her duties in assisting the servers, all with a pleasant demeanor.

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  27. JanJ

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find! The French toast is to die for. Also perfect to share. I had the beef chilaquiles and it was a very different presentation. Corn tortilla is on the bottom with everything else on top so there is no crunchy chips. Sauce was a tad salty. Very cute place. Would come back to try their dinner.

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  28. Heather

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    It is a pretty space, but it definitely was too loud, the space felt cramped, and the menu was uninspiring and bland. Overall it was too loud to have a conversation. We went to try the burger but were disappointed with the lack of flavor. We also tried the brussel sprout chips but were disappointed with how oily they were. We also tried the beef tartare, and again were disappointed with the lack of flavor. The one redeeming factor was that the service was excellent.

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  29. megannm

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was terrific! Great vibe, lovely staff. Waiter was patient.

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  30. Monsb17

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Customer service was fantastic, food was delicious and team in the restaurant was very accommodating with us celebrating a big birthday!

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  31. fieldvillage

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m appreciative that they never push us even though we are late and stay longer. Great food and service. Thank you!

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  32. Kristin

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was over sauced and soggy. We mentioned to one waiter and he didn’t do anything about it. Because there was so much liquid on two of the plates from sauce, everything became wet, limp and unappetising. Cocktails were great! Overall we had 3 appetisers, 2 drinks and Brussel sprout chips and total bill including tip was $155 which seems like a total rip off for the low quality and small amount of food. I’ve been before but that was terrible this evening

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  33. Lulu

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service . Very friendly and helpful waiter. Fresh ingredients and good choices on menu.

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  34. JamesH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marlowe is the go to place for Valentine's day. It is now our tradition.

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  35. albert

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    not a great place to go for valentine's day -- too crowded and overpriced

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  36. SFPhotographer

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food did not match their current reviews. It may have been due to the overflow Valentine's Day crowd stressing the kitchen. The ribs were incredibly fatty, almost inedible. The scallops were somewhere between raw and overcooked, not the least bit seared. The oysters and the dessert (apple cake) were outstanding, however.

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  37. IanC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Both parents and kids were happy. The burger and Bordeaux combo is a winner.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great service was even better. Sat at the bar and the service was great and timely. The food is incredible. Got the ribeye and I swear I could eat it every day. So good. Will be back again.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing lunch as usual at Marlowe. If you’re looking for a quiet lunch, this place isn’t the right fit. However, because they were overbooked, they asked if we wanted to sit in the patio- and of course we did. Much to our delight, we had the patio to ourselves and we were able to have a conversation without yelling.

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  40. Tala

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Bad service, did not refill water or check in with us even once during our meal.

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Marlowe is rated 4.6 stars by 2842 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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 Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Wed–Sun 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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