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Tucked away beneath the Williamsburg bridge in the increasingly posh South Williamsburg, Marlow & Sons has been pleasing crowds for nearly a decade. The bar’s back room feels like a saloon and expect great wine, oysters, exquisite service, and a small menu with classic American fare. (Locally-sourced of course). It can get a little tight on the weekends, but the food is worth the wait. Don’t miss the brick chicken, which sounds boring, but is quite exquisite. A great place for a romantic date.
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. 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.
An “upscale” Williamsburg “hipster” joint from way back, this “market-to-table” pioneer puts forth a daily changing menu of “delicious-in-every-detail” New American fare, matched with an “excellent” drinks list; factor in the “appropriately Brooklyn” staff and vibe, and no wonder it’s “always a good time.”
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.