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Marlowe is a market driven neighborhood bistro housed in a rustic-chic and inviting space. Bright and bold flavors from a three-star chef and a little family history create an exciting new restaurant concept nestled in San Francisco’s slick SoMa neighborhood. Marlowe was created by restaurateur Anna Weinberg along with a few partners and pals.
Offering a menu of classic bistro favorites with unique and flavorful twists, Marlowe Executive Chef Jennifer Puccio, who earned three stars from the San Francisco Chronicle for her cooking at Cortez, created a mix of snacks, appetizers, mains and sides made up of the kind of food she loves to eat when she’s not working.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Sunday- Wednesday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm; Thursday- Saturday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bar: Monday- Friday 2:30 pm - 5.30 pm; Saturday-Sunday: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$30 and under
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Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Event: (415) 777-1413
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Marlowe Ratings and Reviews
Jam packed! The tables are too small and too packed together to comfortable seat parties of four or more. The noise level in a packed room is high, so it became even more difficult to hear guests at our table when music was being blast above. Very distracting.
The food and service, on the hand, were exceptional. The menu could use more than just two entrees. Otherwise, a weekday lunch offering looks more like brunch.
Marlowe is a meat lovers delight.
High quality food and excellent preparation.
Our server was great. She was friendly and genuinely concerned about our experience.
Noise level is a bit high during late lunch for conversation since I have some hearing loss, and Marlowe is a popular spot.
It is quieter during early lunch or dinner.
Actually, I've always wanted to give this restaurant a 5 star, because every time I would fly up to Bay area this place would be to go for brunch or drinks and I would drive from San Jose after flight from San Diego just for their Pimm's Cup cocktail and some nibble... Unfortunately, after 4 times dinning here this last Saturday 1/27/18 I lost my appetite for Marlowe because of how unwelcome we felt, we made very late 10:30 PM Saturday reservation, we flew in to SF very late so there was not a lot of options to dine so late and when I saw Marlowe on Open Table for 10:30 PM I was exited to try their dinner service, since we loved it previous times.. so we show up on time we have our dinner and of course my fave Pimm's cup and food was decent I mean the kitchen folks were rushing meal, I asked my rib eye medium rare and it came out rare ...
However, since we came so late we could tell everything was rushed and the worst part the staff turned on the lights bright right after we said we don't want any desert... Like really Marlowe? If we are not paying more you low key want us out ? I understand its 11 PM and people want to go home and we are the last table at the restaurant, but its lack of professionalism to turn on the lights bright when you seated us and we are paying for the experience...
It's pity, for great restaurant that it is. Not coming here again, there's other good places in San Francisco with great food, drinks and service that you don't need to feel rushed...
The only reason I gave it a 4 star is because when I ordered the devil egg, I didn’t even get the full egg, it was ‘half’ an egg for a price.
Other than that the food tasted great, ambiance is great and the music is awesome. Oh and we paid over $70 just for four alcoholic beverages 😱
We took our son for his 25th birthday. Was disappointed that they didn’t or don’t acknowledge after the restaurant asks if we were celebrating something special. Our food was delicious but our server had absolutely no personality. Kinda took the fun out of a neat restaurant.
Marlowe is compact, informal, minimalist, basic and good. It is also noisier than I like personally, and a bit too cheek-by-jowl. But the food (variations on French bistrot classics, plus locavore inflections and Californiana) involve simple preparations that are invariably tasty, and offer good value, tho prices have crept up and may soon break the good-value-for-money barrier. Very good wines carefully curated; limited BTG choices. Some service breakdowns on this visit, but we were not rushed anyway, so no harm done. I will continue to go back. If you hope to have a conversation with an associate or friend, be sure you both are under 35, or plead for a relatively quiet table, with the emphasis on relative.
Patrons are loud Silicon Valley types so know that you may be sitting next to a loud venture capital deal happening at the table next to you. Otherwise, the food is good but maybe over-hyped; the wine is wonderful. I came for the decor and was not disappoint at least in that. Good for Instagram photos.
Good food, nice service, crowded, popular place, noise level unacceptable. The Hamburger & the Rack of Lamb were perfect. As the evening wore on we were finally able to talk to each other. Perhaps it would be better to come later to this place. Service was pleasant & right on time. The prices seemed fair.
Good place, good chef, reasonable prices but terribly noisy.
The menu rarely ever changes which gets very boring. They need to change it up. Also, they always have super LOUD music playing and with the marble and acoustics it would already be a very loud restaurant, but with the blaring music you have to yell across the table at your dining companion which is annoying and unprofessional when you're having a business meal.
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