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Marlow & Sons

Restaurants, American creative Williamsburg
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
marlow&sons (photographer: Talia Simhi)
photographer: Talia Simhimarlow&sons
marlow&sons (photographer: Talia Simhi)
photographer: Talia Simhimarlow&sons
marlow&sons (photographer: Talia Simhi)
photographer: Talia Simhimarlow&sons
marlow&sons (photographer: Talia Simhi)
photographer: Talia Simhimarlow&sons
marlow&sons (photographer: Talia Simhi)
photographer: Talia Simhimarlow&sons
marlow&sons (photographer: Talia Simhi)
photographer: Talia Simhimarlow&sons

Time Out says

Before there was a destination restaurant on every Williamsburg corner, there was Marlow and Sons—a pioneer in the kind of rustic aesthetic and farm-to-table fare that’s become the knee-jerk norm in Kings County. The restaurant, opened in 2004, wears its relative age well, functioning as an alluring neighborhood coffee shop during the afternoon and a subtly ambitious eatery come nightfall. In the back room, an oyster shucker cracks open the catch of the day, while a bartender churns out potent drinks. Settle in and order a round of iced bivalves and something to share—brick-flattened chicken, say, or a pot of liver pate—from the aggressively seasonal (and frequently changing) menu.



Address: 81 Broadway
Cross street: at Berry St
Transport: Subway: J, M, Z to Marcy Ave; L to Bedford
Price: Average main course: $22. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours: Sun - Sat, 8am - 12am
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4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

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Chilled red wine, freshly baked bread and salmon with a story—Marlow and Sons is quality a Brooklyn staple. I ate there with a group of four on a crowded Saturday night and then accommodated us nicely at the bar until our table was ready. The bartender was a treat and was very helpful in selecting wines, and they seamlessly transferred our tab to the table. 

As someone who does not like salmon, I'm surprised to write the salmon dish is incredible from what I tasted. I had the Brick Chicken and devoured the whole thing before we dove into dessert. Holy wow on the chocolate caramel tart. 

If that wasn't enough, they also sent us out with a doggie bag of cookies. Between that and the LCD-stacked playlist, I can't wait to go back ravenous. 

I left my wallet there a few months ago. It fell behind the bench where i was sitting against the wall. I went back the next day to ask about the wallet and nothing! So i cancelled everything and went on with my life. THEN 1 month later i get a call form the park slope food co-op saying that someone called THEM to tell them they had my wallet!?? which was very very weird since my co-op card is burried deep in my wallet and my ID is front and center and prominent. I am easily found when you google my name. I am a photographer and my contact info is right on my website. I asked the manager at marlow when he called if my $ was still there and he said"i dont know"  which is VERY strange. because for him to have found my co-op card he HAD to have gone thru my entire wallet. So i show up the next day and sure enough the $250 i had in my wallet is missing. OH BUT THE BEST PART was when i asked the manager oh wow "did you JUST find my wallet" and he said no it has been sitting here for awhile?!?! Ok so apparently the staff at marlow does not think it is a big deal to not return customers wallets...whatever! so i complain and they give me a gift certificate. when i went the next week for lunch there was a huge curly hair in my food, barf...i started to feel this place is just doomed, cursed. I happened to be sitting in front and overheard the 2 managers speaking and i introduce myself at first they were super friendly and when i tell them my story about the wallet they clam up and get very cold! and rude. they said it is not their job to return lost wallets. I mean i can understand that if it is like a mcdonalds or someting but this place charges $6 for like 5 olives. It was honestly hysterical to see this moron JUSTIFY his resturaunts and employees actions in basically stealing my $ and holding onto my wallet for a month! 

This place is sort of a duo shop / restaurant. The front area of Marlow & Sons has a bunch of different products that you can shop and take to-go. Coffee's of course and jams/spreads/other grocery items. The back has more restaurant space and a cool bar. It's very rustic and feels like you're in a cabin in Vermont. Oysters are amazing here!!! Brunch cocktails - like bloody mary's are also really great! Farm to table style food. Fantastic place to stop for an oyster appetizer before heading to brunch at Diner next door! Highly recommend stopping in here!