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About Marlowe

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.

500 Brannan St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
4th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 777-1413

Website:
http://www.marlowesf.com/

Public Transit:
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Executive Chef:
Jennifer Puccio

Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Event: (415) 777-1413

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (33)
Casual (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
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Good for a Date (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Great for Lunch (24)
Comfort Food (20)
Fun (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Romantic (12)
Business Meals (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Good food and drinks overall, but the burger didn't live up to the hype.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Love Marlowe. Consistently delicious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful - our server was an amazing gent and the food and drinks were superb!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

I had an amazing dinner and our waitress just made it extra special.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We got our reservation 1 hour before dining which was perfect because we had to be in the neighborhood for an errand and Marlowe has been on my list for a long time. I’ve heard so many good things and was frankly disappointed. It was extremely busy and that resulted in it being very loud. A lot of big groups celebrating for the holidays; many of which had too much to drink and were practically screaming. I go out so no judgment but didn’t expect that from a finer dining scene. I wanted a nice date night where I could hear my husband across from me more than the drunk lady across the room. The food was really rich but not amazing, not a lot of health or vegetarian/pescatarian options. My husband got gr burger I’ve heard so much about it is was “fine.” Our server was nice but wasn’t exceptional however when waiting for our table (in a small standin space they have for waiting guests) multiple stopped by to ask if we needed drinks which I appreciated.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

fun atmosphere, nice service, good food! A positive experience all around

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We'd been to Marlowe on other occasions - didn't remember service being so slow (i.e. the time it took for our meals to be delivered to the table) once we had placed our order. Food was OK but nothing really special, given the very large price tag. Staff were helpful with facilitating the presentation and cutting of the birthday cake we had brought in with us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very limited menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome experience as usual! I brought my wife for her first time on a date and she loved it as well!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Obviously a restaurant more for the young, downtown business set, my sister and I were nevertheless received very cordially and seated where we could tuck our niece's baby (in her stroller) out of the way. It seemed that we had the only table in the restaurant where that would work, so we were very happy. Hamburger was delicious: flavorful and cooked just right. My sister loved her angus steak salad. With all the added taxes etc., we were a bit surprised by our bill, but for what we needed (walking distance from Adobe's offices on Townsend), it was perfect! An added bonus is that the SF flower market is near by. Would definitely go here again, should I need a restaurant in that area. Marlowe has a limited, but very tasty-sounding menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Staffs are very friendly, good services and good food. If you happen to be around, consider trying this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We always enjoy Marlowe — lunch, dinner or brunch and they remember us every time we eat there. Unbeatable food and service!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Fun, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Everything was fine till they offered and sold my friend an after dinner drink and then asked us to leave before she could drink it. Then I got to stand outside alone in a sketchy neighborhood and watch the staff hang out inside while I waited for my car. Sell her the drink or don't but you can't have it both ways. Just a disappointment and embarrassment for me for picking the restaurant.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Love their crispy fried Brussel sprouts and Little Gem Salad!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Delicious food in a cozy atmosphere. My girl friends and I shared a scrumptious meal together recently and absolutely loved it. The cocktails are on point and the food was perfectly prepared. I will definitely be coming back! Yum!

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The pork chop was awesome :-)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Disappointed this time! Some of the better servers must have left and been replaced with tacky and less classy people. Hope this was a one-off and things will get better.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

So noisy we could not hear the waitress or each other. Food was just fair. Pork chop was good. Burrata was gross. Burger was ok. Shrimp had mealy texture. We asked them to box our leftovers and then they lost them. A very fair experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great menu, creative dishes and fantastic flavors! It's cozy and nice for date night.
Food is always consistently good as well as the service.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Everything was awesome, except for the desserts which were meh at best

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Awesome food. Really sweet wait staff...great place toget together with friends we haven’t seen in forever during our visit to SF from out of town. Thank you!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Lovely service, honestly prepared delicious food. Appreciated the acoustic tile on ceiling which made talking to dinner companions very doable in our party of five.
Wonderful cocktails 🍸

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a wonderful evening celebrating a couple of 40th birthdays with friends. Food, service and ambience were amazing. Marlowe never disappoints!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by brunch! It's not by any means, something OUT OF THIS WORLD, but a good staple to have for comforting, new age American fare.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

What a great restaurant! The food was very good and enjoyed all of our selections.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The crispy chicken sandwich was very good, service good and noise level nicely dampened by sound baffles on cieling. Thanks Marlowe

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Bomb deviled eggs!!!!!!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The service was good, the ambient lighting a bit too dim for my tastes, the food (which you couldn’t really see bc of the dim lighting) was rich but strangely a bit bland, a tad overpriced for what you get in my opinion.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We loved the menu and our food. The food presentation is wonderful. Service was excellent but way too loud for us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food is amazing but it was very crowded. Also I think they overbooked because my reservation was at 8:15 and we sat down closer to 8:35.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent meal and service. Shannon has waited on us on several visits. She is great.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Not so nice neighborhood but awesome cocktails. Really good food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I always love coming to Marlowe. I think everything is always really great! The cocktails are also amazing will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Salmon bagel was excellent. Along with the coffee, a perfect late breakfast.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was good, service was great.
Noise level was extremely high causing everyone to yell even louder just to speak across the table.
Really did not like having to pay a so called SF mandate of $12 to cover employee health benefits.
Not worth the aggravation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Menu was too limited. Only 2 main entree choices? Also, one of my co-workers is vegan and you could not accommodate her at all. With all the vegetables you have for your other dishes, you could no whip up something for her and when she asked to add avocados to her salad minus the steak you communicated it could not be done. Even though there were avocados in some other menu items, it was communicated that you only had enough avocados for the meals that came with it and could not replace the steak in her salad for avocado. That is pretty bad customer service. As far as the menu items we ordered it was just meh...:-( Brussels Sprouts of course were great, the chicken gnocchi entree was not very exciting and the chicken was dried. The steak salad was ok, the shrimp sandwich was unappetizing. It had more cabbage and sauce that actual shrimp, burger was mediocre, etc. Will not be coming back. Server was nice though and very present. I enjoy your sister restaurants Leo's and Park Tavern but this one hmm...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I absolutely loved the food and the ambiance. Marlowe is a hip restaurant with an exciting menu. I also thought most of the waitstaff were phenomenal and very friendly. I had some misunderstandings with the bartender, but everyone else seemed to enjoy him. That can be solved by not eating dinner at the bar in the future. For the food, I definitely recommend a trip to Marlowe.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Awesome as usual! Had a friend in town from out of state and we had a great lunch!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best burger I've had! Amazing brussels sprout chips! Only complaint is uncomfortable seating, acoustics pretty bad. I'd rather sit at the bar as it feels more cozy.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wow. Just wow. Incredible food, cocktails. Service and ambience were really nice too. This is one of my favorite restaurant experiences in many years.

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