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Marlowe, San Francisco, CA

Marlowe

4.6
4.6
2858 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 p.m.


Booked 20 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
  • Neighbourhood
    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 2,858 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

2,858 Reviews
  1. SusanP

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great burgers as always! Can be very noisy when busy!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was the best. My grandson has a good allergy and our server went over and above to make sure he was safe!

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  3. bobs

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ate at the bar. It was slammed but the bartender did a good job keeping up ! Food was excellent excellent food too

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Incredibly overhyped for what it was- overpriced, slow service very crowded and noisy

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  5. Jilleen

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another enjoyable visit for brunch. The staff is friendly and efficient. The food is delicious - there's something for everyone.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came after my graduation, which ended 2 hrs early from the reservation time. We were seated by Jorge, who was awesome. I was given a glass of champagne, which was delish. Thank you for the wonderful service and food.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Candlelit Vibes were perfect for date night, pork cheek was awesome but the croquet was gooey and dreamy in the best way. Server was low key but always popped up when we needed something, my fave.

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  8. StaceyK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a gem!! Nicely curated selection of small plates and entrees, wines and cocktails. Have the octopus, fritto misto and cheesecake - absolutely delish!!

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  9. Phil

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This will be our go to brunch spot in SF from now on. We loved absolutely everything about the restaurant.

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  10. SeanC

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly service, creative menu, delicious food, and beautiful presentation. Highly recommended!

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  11. EKHeatsworld

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Service less so. Male bartender was attentive but female bartender seemed a little more interested in playing with her phone than with attending to her customers

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  12. PaulH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    A lively scene, nice interior design and good food. The seating was tight and uncomfortable in the center booth and the acoustics were very loud. Probably won't visit again.

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  13. j1527

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was as expected. Service was awful. Waiter was disinterested and never brought the burratta as appetiser.. wine list lacking variety but decent prices.

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  14. Dianas

    Central Coast

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Continued neighborhood gem. Always delivers - great food, great drinks, great service, great energy. With so many restaurants shutting in the area, it's comforting to know Marlowe can still be depended for a night out with friends, a date, or simply a local treat. Thank you!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, particularly enjoyed the avocado toast. The atmosphere was cute and lively (a bit on the loud side for sure) The service was disappointing. Our waitress asked us multiple times if we needed the check (we’d only been there for about an hour), our water glasses remained empty for most of the brunch, and they didn’t clear our fourth set of silverware/plate until midway through.

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  16. Kelly

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing, but the service was marginal. Will definitely be back though.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found this restaurant on OpenTable and booked a late reservation. Dinner was amazing. Nice ambiance and great food.

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  18. dmeister

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great dinner at Marlowe. It has been awhile, but finally we got a chance t stop by for a friend's B Day.

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  19. CBear

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our brunch was very good...the polenta with mushrooms and salmon tartine stood out. However it was very noisy and not even full. I can't imagine how it would be with a big crowd that had a bit more alcohol in them.

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  20. ezra

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Lunch menu is very limited, three sandwiches and three salads.

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  21. CliffN

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pork cheeks were so tender!! Love this place before the giants games been coming for years!! Menu never disappoints thanks Marlowe!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal at a great place. Perfect for date night, or if alone have a seat at the bar.

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  23. Anonymous

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food undercooked. Not tasty overall. Very loud (Giants game). Mediocre wait staff. Not worth the cost.

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  24. KelseyM

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Marlowe is our go to! Love the burger and the salmon. Don’t forget to order the Brussel sprout chips too.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food we ordered was cooked perfectly (gougères, gambas, scallops, pork cheeks). Fantastic value for the price. Service was attentive. My only complaint was the noise level. I felt like I was yelling at the server to be heard.

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  26. AlexanderB

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb food and excellent service. We really enjoyed the octopus and the pork cheeks.

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  27. Nancy

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants in the city.  We ordered seared skirt steak with chimichurri, over garlic mashed potatoes. Seared scallops over risotto, with baby asparagus and spicy red sliced red peppers and mashed fava beans. It was quite the presentation. Everything was delicious plus artisan cocktails. We’ve always had excellent service as well. Great establish and I highly recommend!

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  28. VirginiaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my mom’s 70th birthday party at Marlowe’s and it was great. The restaurant is prettier than in photos. We arrived early and they were already expecting us. The food was good, the staff was friendly and everything worked out perfectly. Thanks!

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  29. VickieH

    Seattle

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Look forward to going back and easy to make reservations

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  30. EliasL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Marlow, but this past visit was not great. They’ve become quite expensive ($4 per half deviled egg or oyster) and the salad included ingredients not in the description and drenched with blood orange juice when the they say it’s a poppy seed dressing.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marlowe has been one of my neighborhood hangouts for years. The food is always great, the staff friendly, and everything is always taken care of without persistent interruptions. This one of those “if you know, you know” kind of places. Please don’t go… I like having this one for myself. 😉

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  32. Mikayla

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner has come into Marlowe many times, but we don’t come to the city often enough for me to have thus far tried it myself. This was my first visit, and everything was amazing. The ambiance and decor are beautiful. The service, spot on! And ALL of the food, phenomenal! Thank you for an amazing experience. We’ll definitely be back!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The door to the front was open and was a little too cold for my liking with the rain

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  34. CarolynW

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall really enjoyed Marlowe - my only complaint was that it was really loud, and it was hard to hear my friend, and we were sitting on a corner, so closer than across the table. Burgers were delicious and the service was fast and friendly! We didn't feel rushed as we finished our drinks. Would definitely come back.

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  35. LocalFoodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Too loud to hear each other. We all felt like we were losing our voice. Also, the previous time I can here for lunch, they took 1 hour to serve us food and we had to leave without eating!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was too salty for me. But the staff were great

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  37. KelseyM

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved sitting in the outdoor patio! Never knew it existed and it’s a great option especially if catching up with friends.

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  38. katieambulance

    London

    111 reviews

    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great lunch at Marlow. The decor is stunning, the lunch menu is small but tasty, service was excellent.

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  39. sssss

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    everything is great except yall gotta do something about the noise level. im 35, so not that old or not that young, but my hearing is generally ok. but wow in marlowe, i have to lean over the table to hear and be heard when it's poppin in there.

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  40. bohand

    San Francisco

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as always. I haven't been to Marlowe for a while as I moved out of SF. A group of friends/coworkers decided to do a dinner here. All of the food was amazing as always. We had a wide variety of food at the table. Several appetizers including fries, Brussel sprouts, and fritto misto. Entrees included grilled octopus, salmon crudo, scallops, and a couple of burgers. The service did start a little slow, but improved significantly so not worth mentioning.

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You can order delivery directly from Marlowe using the Order Online button.

Marlowe is rated 4.6 stars by 2858 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 p.m.


Booked 20 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.
  • Neighbourhood
    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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