Review: Marlowe.

Marlowe, a New American restaurant in the SoMa in San Francisco, is a popular neighborhood joint serving up brunch, lunch, afternoon snacks, and dinner.

I first dined at Marlowe last year at their old location and enjoyed a pretty solid meal.

Brussel Sprout Chips with Lemon and Sea Salt (8/10).

Brussels Sprout Chips with Lemon and Sea Salt (8/10).

Corn Soup (8/10).

Summer Corn Soup with Chili Oil (7/10).

Burrata Cheese with Heirloom Tomatoes (8/10).

Burrata Cheese with Heirloom Tomatoes and Croutons (7.5/10).

Head On Whole Shrimp

Head On Whole Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce (7/10).

Their signature snack, brussels sprout chips tossed with sea salt and lemon, are addictive. Without a doubt, you have to order these crispy little guys. Now you can’t go wrong with corn soup especially during the summer time at the height of corn season! Sweet creamy corn soup garnished with fresh herbs and a kick from the chili oil. Another delicious item that I always love is burrata cheese. Creamy, gooey, and satisfying, the perfect accompaniment with juicy sweet heirloom tomatoes and crunchy bread. Lastly, the head on whole shrimp were sprinkled with black pepper and paired great with spicy cocktail sauce.

Now at their new location with a butcher shop theme and chalk drawings of different animal meat cut charts on the walls, they offer the same type of New American bistro cuisine. My second time at Marlowe I went during the late afternoon where they only serve a few dishes. I’ve heard people rave about the Marlowe Burger so I had to try it!

Brussels Sprout Chips with Lemon and Sea Salt (8/10).

Brussels Sprout Chips with Lemon and Sea Salt (8/10).

Marlowe Burger with Caramelized Onions, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, and Horseradish Aioli with Fries (8/10).

Marlowe Burger with Fries (8/10).

Of course I had to get a side of the delicious brussels sprout chips. The main attraction, the Marlowe Burger didn’t disappoint. A nice beef patty with ooey gooey melted Cheddar cheese, topped with crunchy salty bacon, sweet caramelized onions, crisp lettuce, and spicy horseradish aioli all on a soft bun. Was it the best burger I’ve ever had? No but it was damn satisfying.

Overall, Marlowe serves up tasty American bistro food that hits the spot so my rating is a 7.5-8/10.

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