Marlow & Sons
Photo Credit: Daniel Krieger
81 BroadwayBrooklyn, NY 11211
Some restaurants just have that special juju, and Marlow & Sons is one of them. When asked about our all-time favorite spots, Marlow & Sons is always on the list. It’s been one of our highest rated restaurants since way back in 2009 and even though not much has changed, we felt like we needed to remind you how good it is with an updated review.
We love Marlow & Sons for the cool vibes, the oysters, the brown liquor, the craft beer, the friendly staff, the great tunes, and of course, the brick chicken. It’s the ultimate neighborhood restaurant that’s perfect for coffee, brunch, dinner, or a late night drink. Bring a date, bring your parents, bring your friends – no matter who you bring, if they vibe with you, and you vibe with The Infatuation, then they’ll vibe with Marlow. It’s an important restaurant, too, one that helped shape Brooklyn dining as we know it today. There was nobody else opening cool spots on the south side of Williamsburg a decade ago when Marlow and their sister restaurant, Diner, hit the circuit. Now that same strip south of Broadway is a hotbed of activity. And while the neighborhood will continue to change, Marlow & Sons will continue to stay the same – reliable and excellent. Marlow’s got the magic, always and forever.
Marlow & Sons’ raw bar, like the entire menu, changes daily to keep things fresh and interesting. The oysters are always fresh and delicious and the mignonette is perfect.
There’s usually a beef carpaccio on the menu, and if you’re lucky, possibly some steak tartare. Order either or both. Probably both.
This is a pioneering Brooklyn restaurant, so obviously there will be kale on the menu. Their kale salads often change, and are always an excellent compliment to the brick chicken.
Speaking of the chicken, this is the one item that’s permanently on the menu, and is something Marlow & Sons has become known for. A must order.
The Marlow & Sons team also operate the butcher shop a couple storefronts down, Marlow & Daughters, so you can be sure whatever meats are on the menu that day are the cream of the crop. The short ribs are always excellent. And if they have the rabbit available, get that too.
Like the dinner menu, the breakfast menu is short and sweet. Eggs a few different ways, including on a biscuit, with bacon, sausage, and some fruit and pastries. It’s not fancy, but it’s good.
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