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Marlowe, San Francisco, CA

Marlowe

4.5
4.5
2818 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 40 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 2,818 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

2,818 Reviews
  1. Monsb17

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. fieldvillage

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  3. Kristin

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  4. Lulu

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. RWCfoodie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went out for a ladies night dinner before a concert. Marlowe’s did not disappoint. We were greeted warmly and sat immediately at our table. Our waiter David was excellent! He offered recommendations and checked up frequently to make sure we are ok. The food was amazing! The scallops were perfectly seasoned and sweet and the polenta was a favorite. We will be back!

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  13. munchbox

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent grilled prawns with excellent cocktail sauce which is even MORE excellent when one eats it with a daub of the horseradish aioli from the fries. MMMMMM MMM GOOD! the juice with passion fruit, mint and other herb was also super tasty. If I weren't doing dry January, I would definitely have had one of Marlowe's signature cocktails.

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  14. Foodie

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dined Marlowe when it was on Harrison st, We had a great experience? Everything was spot on

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, very friendly staff, very slow service though.

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  16. Patric

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experience! Love this spot’ very friendly staff, lively patrons. We were a little disappointed the pork chop wasn’t on the menu, but we enjoyed everything we ordered. The bartender was funny and friendly or waiter was funny and helped w/menu selections. I even received a delicious birthday dessert! We had a great evening out.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, delicious food and drinks. A little noisier than I expected but a great meal.

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  18. TinaE

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Farm scrambled eggs are amazing

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  19. DavidM

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marlowe is always the best! Service, food and location. You can go there every week.

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  20. JaneV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our server and the incredible food! Love this wonderful restaurant.

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  21. Stuart

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friend and I had lunch. Food and ambience are good … but what really stood out yesterday was that the waiter was outstanding - fun, personable, and several times anticipated a request or question with a helpful suggestion. He was awesome.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was nowhere to be found for most of the meal and didnt really provide much of a wine recommendation. Had to ask someone else for the check.

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  23. SoyK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were very accommodating to host a fairly large party of 6 on a short notice for brunch on a holiday. The servers were very attentive and lovely. The food was just OK for me and pricy - but it's SF on a holiday so all good. i loved the seating (long benches), atmosphere and spaciousness. at 11a it was actually very quiet and we had easy good conversation - but by the time we were done with brunch it was packed and noisy. I say give it a try.

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  24. Fooood

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess awesome. Waiter Dave amazing and attentive Cocktail were excellent Breakfast choices delicious

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  25. yogablu

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marlow is always fabulous. We go back often. The food is French farm to table with a twist. Love the staff!!!

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  26. JPB94117

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was able to make a reservation for (2) on the same day. Parking nearby was easy and there were very few diners - it was the week between Xmas and NYE. A lot of hard surfaces make this a fairly noisy room. My wife and I shared 2 appetizers, a salad and the ribeye. They were all very good - highly recommend the crispy brussels sprouts.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This is the first time I’ve gone back Marlowe since pre-pandemic. Had a lunch the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Was looking for good food, and a chill vibe. There was no chill vibe to be had as we were quite rushed with our meal. The waiter asked for our food orders at the same time as we placed our drink orders. Our meals came out very quickly. I ordered a medium rare burger with salad. I asked if medium rare was a little pink in the center and was assured that it was. It was practically cold in the center. The rest of the salad was fine, but nothing to write home about. By the time we finished our meals, the waiter had placed our check on the table. When he swung by to see if we had paid yet, he offered coffee, which we declined. Have our experience been different, we may have hung out with another glass of wine, maybe dessert, and then coffee. There were other empty tables, so I’m not quite sure why we were rushed through our meal. I will not go out of my way to return.

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  28. MichaelL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marlowe was amazing for a Christmas Eve meal in the neighborhood. From the first bites all the way through our main family meal. Excellent overall!

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  29. lauriw

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner. Wonderful service. I love this place.

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  30. sfcp

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, service was attentive. Easy street parking. The Poulet Vert chicken was so good. Cheeseburger very good as well.

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  31. LaurelS

    Tahoe

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food! Perfect for the holidays

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On Christmas Eve, having brunch, and being met at the door with a cheerful welcome was the start of good things to come! Their zero proof drinks, Mariposa Azul, was beyond amazing! Doughnuts with fig chutney, fritto misto of Delicata squash and remoulade, Smoked Salmon focaccia with horseradish mustard and caper sauce with poached egg and winter greens….. sublime! The knowledgeable bartender, service staff working were happy and making our dining experience joyful! Treat yourselves to Marlowe! Disappointment is NOT in their vernacular!

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  33. Foodieguy

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter was quite good. The kitchen was super slow in spite of the restaurant being half empty. Thus the downgrade on service.

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  34. irishlass

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Modern asthestic, delicious food and our server David was wonderful.

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  35. foodie77

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been a patron of Marlowe since 2016 and was disappointed when they closed for a period post pandemic. I'm glad that they have finally reopened as it is a neighborhood gem. The burgers were always juicy and a generous size of beef however; that is no longer the case. I do hope their legacy burger will return as that's what Marlowe is best known for.

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  36. BeckyK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and the cocktails and the service are the best! The burger is the stuff dreams are made of. The only downside is it’s really loud.

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  37. PickyEater

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Had lunch there this week. The food was excellent. Delicious Brussels sprouts starter, burger cooked perfectly, wonderful horseradish dipping sauce. Not so wonderful: it took more than 45 mins for our sandwiches to arrive. The din of the fully occupied front room was deafening. People had to shout to their tablemates to be heard. It wasn’t until the lunch crowd had thinned that I realized they had some music going. With all the people shouting and plates clattering, we couldn’t hear music until half the people had left. I was looking forward to this lunch date with my husband, but we couldn’t have a conversation. Next time I would order takeout, or go early or late.

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  38. MattM

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were put in a backroom that was basically converted storage area and forgot about us. One meal didn't come. Basically took our orders and left.

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  39. icedcoffee1

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great meal at Marlowe. We were recently there for brunch and had the pancakes, the french toast, burger and egg scramble. All were excellent. This is my favorite egg scramble yet. I think the french toast could be a larger portion for the price.

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  40. KarenD

    San Francisco

    86 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We will not be back. Menu is very small especially for gluten free diets. Service need to be upgraded.

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Marlowe is rated 4.5 stars by 2818 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 40 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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