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Marlowe, San Francisco, CA

Marlowe

4.4
4.4
2606 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

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Additional information

  • 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

  • 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, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,606 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. SM

    SusanM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was terrific - and I came to support my local neighborhood restaurant! Many thanks, Susan
  2. DR

    DianaR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were awesome, love this place. Never disappoints
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing breakfast with very thoughtful service and beautiful atmosphere! Definitely going back
  4. JG

    JoanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent hostess. Danash made my guests and I feel so welcome and comfortable. The food was amazing. Everyone was very happy. We liked our table and our servers. Thank you! Look forward to returning.
  5. I

    Icequeen

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    No frills but good food. Appetizer salads are great, and pretty large portions. A no-brainer place to go have dinner with coworkers or clients. Service is consistently good. Awesome drinks, too. A bit on the expensive side on the wine list though.
  6. PF

    PatriciaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious!! The brussel sprout app are a must but truly everything was mouthwatering.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice spot for a date night
  8. EH

    EmmH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My best friend got engaged and we went here as a celebratory brunch. I asked if they could bring a glass of champagne to us as we sat down, which was done without question. The service was great and the food was even better. Thank you for helping make the meal special!
  9. NS

    NemyS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed the food, especially the clams. We will definitely be back.
  10. RE

    RebeccaE

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious and very hot when it cane out which I loved. Service was rather slow but it was ok since we weren’t in a hurry. I had a Pimm’s Cup which was a little short on gin.
  11. o

    opentablegrub

    San Francisco

    114 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We were seated timely. Immediately realized the noise level was beyond comfort, nearly impossible to convert with table mates. As for the food, the octopus & squid salad was great! The pumpkin soup was flavorless, cool, and just a nebbish kind of thing. The salmon dinner was OK, salmon cooked perfectly, but the seasoning was a bit harsh. The pork chop was way overcooked, extremely dry, something I would never have expected at a place were it is one of 6 or 7 entrees. The green beans accompanying the chop were perfectly cooked and flavored with butter. The service started out great, but after the salad we were essentially left to our own devices for 30 minutes! Hmm, maybe that explains why my pork chop was so dry??? We actually had to flag down or server to insist we get our entrees served. I do not recommend going to Marlow unless you do not mind parting with a considerable portion of your paycheck for, at best, a mediocre meal with poor service.
  12. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Pretty solid start to finish. Sincere and timely service -seems like they work the room as a team. Steak temp was a little off for me but all the food was super tasty. Brussel sprouts, tartare and NY steak & fries.
  13. T

    Tiffany

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The tables are really packed in so you feel like every spot is a communal table (even though it’s not). The Brussels sprout chips are $9 for basically the dregs/leftovers/shavings of a roasted Brussels sprout pan - I was expecting something more innovative. Awkward to share. The polenta wasn’t creamy - it was chunky- and not that warm. The two things you want in a polenta are creaminess and warmth... the side of cauliflower was ok, but the cheese on top seemed cheap and the cream on the inside watery. When we asked our server for advice on dessert she recommended against our top two choices. The chocolate ice cream and merengue cookies she insisted on was good but it was basically a scoop of ice cream on a wafer thin cookie with chocolate sauce -$11. Maybe the burger is just the star of the show here and we should have let our server order for us.
  14. B

    brianB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Too much truffle oil on the polenta. Ruined my tongue for the day. Butter was too big and cold for the pancakes. Plus side: pancakes were delish and HUGE.
  15. IB

    IainB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good burger Rock shrimp were tasty Enjoyed the place
  16. r

    radhawk

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It’s always great going to Marlowe The service and food is always consistent and exceptional!!
  17. M

    Martina

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Marlow is a very elegant location that has excellent food. The service is really good and the cocktails a lot of fun. It is just a little to expensive for my taste.
  18. SJ

    SusanJ

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent neighborhood gem with great and attentive service, a nice wine list, and good food. The menu is limited but the food we had was very enjoyable. It can be a romantic spot depending on where you are seated. Noise level is acceptable for a trendy restaurant.
  19. w

    walkingthecircle

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Oysters on the half-shell were nice. The deviled eggs were amazing. The pistachios were basic. The brussel sprout "chips" were tasty. The Marlowe burger was genre defining. I have never had such a rich, beefy, soul-satisfying burger! So fantastic that I cannot wait to return and sample the rest of the menu!
  20. LC

    LaCandy

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This spot is a favorite Food is superior
  21. S

    Steve

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hip fun place in SOMA. Lively Sunday brunch scene. Efficient service. Really good food and great drinks.
  22. SD

    SublimeDinnner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, service and ambience
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The meals did not appear as presented - a pork chop was not a pork chop and did not come with the sides presented in the menu; salmon was good but nothing special - sides not particularly exciting - was excited about going but disappointed
  24. EK

    ElizabethK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    If you want a fresh new vibe, this place is fun and open with a great staff. The food was good, but we were shocked with how expensive it was. We paid $100 pp and split burgers, salads, with two starters and dessert and we brought our own wine. It was expensive given we split our main entree and had the cheapest thing on the menu..the burger! Our waiter Francisco was amazing though and it was fun and within walking distance of the train so we didn't have to drive.
  25. v

    vrh124

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and stellar food!
  26. DM

    DianeM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Delicious polenta, but that dessert, Loretta Vacchion (sp?) DELISH!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went there for a Sunday brunch with a friend. Don’t forget to make a reservation cause the place was full... I really enjoyed my frittata who was way to big for me. 😅 I gonna go back for sure with my hubby!
  28. w

    winmag

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Excellent Food and service and delicious bloody Mary’s!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great. The place is tight so the noise level was pretty loud though. Not in a bad way, but was hard to hear conversations at the table at times. The space is small so many times wait staff walking by kept bumping you passing by so that got annoying after awhile. Overall a good place though to have a great meal.
  30. a

    auds

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very nice meal on a Sunday evening at the end of the holiday season. Varied menu options for everyone- some wanted lighter fare, others something more substantial. Good food, service and ambiance. We even found street parking in front.
  31. IN

    ImprovNight

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    We had dinner after our Cirque show. The food was great! Got seated right away. Crowded night ~ good vibe. Brussel sprout chips, pork and polenta dishes were quite tasty! All good, except for Our server. He couldn’t really be bothered, when discussing menu items. Walked away when we were in the middle of selecting items. After we ate, we asked for the pork chop dish and polenta dish be packed up to go. For some strange reason, he tossed the yummy pork meat and pork ribs (uneaten), and packed up the polenta. Maybe he ate our leftovers? When asked where the pork was, he stated he threw it out because he thought we didn’t want it (even though we asked for 2 containers). He never offered to make it right, as in knock off a portion of the bill, or throw in dessert. He barely apologized for it. We get it, mistakes happen. But try to make it right, Marlowe.
  32. CC

    CathyC

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal with my daughters. Thank you
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Very disappointing. A smile never cracked the face of the hostess, who barely looked at any arriving guest or paid attention to anyone. Seems very clear she didn’t want to be there. The waitress’s favorite expression was “we can’t do that”. - Can’t provide the “toasted pistachios” because they’re only available at lunch; brunch apparently doesn’t qualify. She didn’t try to make an inquiry about it. - Can’t make a separate Bloody Mary because they make the mix in advance. It was so spicy you couldn’t find a single person in the restaurant drinking it. - Can’t cook the “candied bacon” any crisper because it’s too thick. BTW, no “candied” taste at all. - Thought we’d try the “French Toast soldiers” but they were not hot, almost cold. Didn’t choose to mention it since every preceding question earned a “we can’t do that” response. It would be easy to be accommodating and simply say something like, “let me see what I can do“ and then make a genuine effort to resolve it. Very consistent with the last visit we made there for dinner. There’s almost no known brand name of alcohol in the house, so they offer a local alternative you probably never heard of, and of course, they won’t let you taste it. Might be a liquor law, but they could probably sell a $1 sample and you wouldn’t mind. I think we are finished with this restaurant.
  34. b

    barbaram

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Their red wine selection -by the glass-is fair. This is my opinion. I believe the same for Cavalier
  35. DR

    DawnR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. The grilled octopus salad was very good.
  36. m

    michaelyoung2000

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our overall experience was pretty good. Liked the space and atmosphere. We made our reservation for 2:30pm through OpenTable. When we arrived, on time, the hostess was annoyed at our reservation time, even though they had it listed as a valid time on OpenTable. She said that they just closed the kitchen at 2:30pm, but that if we ordered right away, she would see if the kitchen would make it...wtf? We ordered right away and waited a reasonable time for the food, which came all at once. The server explained that it was because the kitchen closed. I want to note that another table of 4 sat nearby us 10 minutes after we sat. They were served as well, without the snarky comments about them being even later than us. For the food, our requested medium-rare steak and sunny-side up eggs, were served well-done and over easy. As I noted to the server, it wasn't a deal breaker, so we ate it, but wanted him to know. He just said "Ok" and walked away.
  37. MM

    MarineM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    I would recommend Marlowe in a random dinner and not on NYE!!
  38. MJ

    MaryJ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place. Great food, great drinks—especially the “Juicer,” a serrano chili infused gin cocktail.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great place to go for dinner before Chase Center events. Convenient parking. Not too far to walk either. Perfect Burger and Caesar salad. Loves the Deviled Eggs. Our server helped us get out on time so we didn’t stress. We’ll be back before the next Concert.

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Marlowe is rated 4.4 stars by 2606 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th St.

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • 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

  • 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, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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