2012

Marlowe Restaurant Review, San Francisco

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Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Marlowe

330 Townsend Street #101

San Francisco, CA 94107

415-974-5599

Marlowe Website

Book Reservation

Marlowe San Francisco exterior decor

Marlowe is a market driven neighbourhood bistro near SF’s ATT park, just across the street from the Caltrain station. Chef du Cuisine: Jennifer Puccio was formerly of Cortez. The focus here is on American comfort food. We decided to try this place because Michael Bauer raved about its burger. Our last visit was in November 2012. Marlowe’s sister restaurant is Park Tavern SF.

Marlowe San Francisco interior decor

Decor, Vibe – Marlowe occupies the space that formerly housed South. It is a tiny cramped space with modern decor, communal tables, bench seating, and counter seating. Marlowe was loud and packed with 20 to 30 something dot-commers during lunch and dinner.

Marlowe Menu

Marlowe San Francisco menu

Menu is short with just a couple options for lunch including their famous hamburger.

Signature Dishes – Hamburger, Steak.

Website Marlowe Restaurant Menu

Full image set

Marlowe Picks:

Marlowe San Francisco hamburger bacon cheeseburger

Marlowe burger ($12) with Caramelized onions, cheddar, bacon, & horseradish aioli consisted of the 80%/20% lean to fat ground beef mix with bit of lamb mixed in. An awesome toasted and buttered Acme Bakery bun topped it off. The burger was cooked to a perfect medium rare and was fairly juicy had solid premium meat flavors. The patty is of reasonable size and not particularly big.
Freshly cut french fries with parsley and kosher salt were crispy textured and excellent.

Sole Sandwich ($14) was recommended by the server and definitely hit the spot. A good sized lunch sandwich made with quality fish.

Fried Chicken Sandwich ($13) was also highly recommended. After ordering the burger so many times, this was a great change. Almost rivaling Bakesale Betty in Oakland.

Marlowe San Francisco crab sandwich

Dungeness crab roll ($12) with English cucumber, celery & wild arugula and their house made aioli was excellent but tiny. Needed 2 of these to be full! A seasonal item.

Brussels sprouts chips Lemon & sea salt ($6) was an excellent starter with compact slices of the brussel sprout quickly fried without batter. Lots of artery clogging oil in this dish!

Mushroom ($10) appetizer was on the greasy side but is still worth ordering. A nice poached egg topped this off.

Little gem salad avocado, market vegetables, citrus vinaigrette ($8) is a good-looking salad with a very strong dressing partially balanced with pockets of guacamole.

OK:
None

Pans:
Ice tea Special ($6) barely filled two tiny glasses.

Service - Marlowe had surprisingly good service with a friendly waitress who took care of refills without prompting.

Value - Prices are in line with sit down restaurants serving this quality of food.

Verdict - Marlowe is a solid choice for a meal when you are in this area, going to AT&T park, or hitting CalTrain. The burger is very good and needs to be tried by foodie burger fans. Pearl’s still takes the cake for low-cost and high-quality.

Marlowe on Urbanspoon

Marlowe Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Hours:Mon - Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm, Mon - Wed 5:30 - 10pm, Wed - Sat 5:30 – 11pm, Closed Sun
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$9 - $18 (Lunch)
Posted on June 17th, 2012
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