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We’re still on the lookout for a Soma go-to, near the ballpark. Marlowe is a base hit but not a home run. (Clever, we know.) That's what we're here for.

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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

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for a Date (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
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Fit for Foodies (25)
Casual (23)
Hot Spot (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Fun (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Romantic (14)
Cozy (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Business Meals (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
People Watching (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Authentic (4)
Great Beer (4)
Seasonal (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

The pork chop was awesome :-)

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had dinner at Marlowe shortly after arriving in the city and the food was outstanding. The service was attentive and the ambiance was wonderful. Fair warning around prime time (7ish-9ish) it does get quite loud.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food was great! We had the Marlowe burger, salad, brussels sprouts and delicious desserts!! The service was also great. We have food allergies and they were understanding and accommodating. The noise level is high though on a busy night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Celebrated a wonderful anniversary here - great food. Bit of an expensive wine menu, but it was delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch with friends. Vibrant, attractive crowd. Attentive service.

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

Absolutely loved the food. We had Sunday brunch and there are not a lot of vegetarian options, but it is a pretty limited menu in general. Ordered the polenta and it was pretty incredible. Also had a vodka cocktail which was so good! The service seemed very professional and nice but wasn't around a couple of times when we needed it. I think it was due to the time and the fact the place was packed but that's the only thing that wasn't perfect about the experience

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food at Marlowe is amazing but it is SO noisy. I don’t know what restaurant are in this phase where they have to be so loud but I hope they get out of it soon.

The food is amazing and the service is great. The cocktails are wonderful as well.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was bummed on the food! Was looking forward to trying this place but our main courses for brunch came out luke warm and not really edible. That being said the candy bacon and the ricotta toast were great. Our server was excellent, the decor was attractive and the crowd was fun.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great find. I don't dine in this part of SF and there were not many brunch options close to the Amtrak station at 4th and King, which is what my friend and I needed. But I was really impressed. Marlowe was great in every respect. Loved the food, the vibe, the staff.

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Cool, we were 30 minutes late, first rain of the year. They worked with us and that is appreciated.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Marlowe has unfortunately gone way downhill. What was once an awesome and consistently delicious experience is now mediocre at best. I couldn't even finish my lunch due to the poor quality and was embarrassed for bringing a customer there to dine. I will never be returning. Save your money and eat elsewhere

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Outstanding restaurant - 2nd time there. This time was for dinner. Burger is outstanding. Pork chop is a little large. Service was a little mixed - pork chop came out 5 minutes after others had been served. Also, 2nd round of drinks (Rose and sparkling water) took longer than expected. Ambiance is fun - music is a nice touch. Appetizers and dessert were both good. Would be nice to have "specials" in addition to the menu (menu is limited in scope).

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good Food but pricey for what you get. Menu and Ambiance not particularly Memorable. Great cocktails though.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

food is mediocre at best. I could get way better food for the price they were charging. They charged 150 dollars for a 20 dollar bottle of champagne. Give me a break. How is this place still in buiness

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Ordered the Poulet Vert. Chicken was dry. Sad because it was dark-meat.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Service was slow (perhaps because it was quite crowded) but the appetizer (burrata with prosciutto) and pan roasted Arctic Char turned out to be excellent choices. We didn't get to have dessert because we asked for the bill at the same we ordered a single dessert to share. It was quite loud and the server didn't quite hear the part about dessert. We waited 10 minutes for the dessert and then realized what had happened but didn't want to go through the whole process again. Just as well because it was a very filling meal.

Will go there again.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Latenight dinner. Great service and food! Willing to serve meals in two halves. Get the bonemarrow and then keep the oil and fat as a dip or sauce for other food :)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was my b-day dinner and make reservation a month ago. Of course we were on time but table was not even close to ready... 30 mins passed by ... and yes they tried but the available table was meant for 4 ppl so we had to settle with it for 5 of us because we have a show to catch. Couple of appetizers were on house but the entrees were so disappointed. Long story short, i'd recommaend small plates instead of entrees. Service after all was above average tho.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I really enjoyed my overall experience here. I was given a confirmation text message the day before my reservation if i was still wanting my reservation. Also the day of, my Uber was taking forever and I thought I would be 10 mins late and I texted Joyce who had texted the day before to confirm and she was really easy going about the situation.
Overall 10/10

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, People Watching, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Healthy, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My date really liked the food. I thought service was okay - I don't think the waiter needs to lean on my chair everytime when he was taking our order and most every other time.

Also, charging the SF health tax is just ridiculous - another 5%, or was it more, to the already almost 9% general tax?

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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