Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cuisine: American Nouveau, Seafood
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Exquisite
Cards: All major
Price: Entrees $20-$25
Hours: Breakfast 8am-12pm
Oyster Happy Hour!
every Friday & Saturday 11pm-1am.
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.; J,M,Z to Marcy Ave.
NY Times say:
The saloon-like dining room at Marlow & Sons, done up in battered wood, mirrors and marble, is a near-perfect spot for pre-dinner cocktailing and oyster slurping. But there are plenty of dishes that make it more than just a stopover on your way to the evening’s final dining destination. Consider the potato tortilla: moist but not oily, sufficiently hefty but not at all dense, with the perfect ratio of potato to egg. Brick chicken, half a chicken roasted under a brick, is exceptionally moist and consistently well seasoned. And a tart of caramel and rich chocolate ganache, finished with a scattering of gray salt, is as good a tart as there is to be had anywhere in New York City.
NY Mag says:
Café by day, raw bar and restaurant by night, this quirky Williamsburg canteen is the latest venture from the owners of Diner, the American bistro next door. And even though it is ideally situated to absorb Diner’s overflow and ply them with retro cocktails and briny oysters, the dimly lit, wood-paneled space has been forging a cozy Mediterranean-accented identity of its own. Locals congregate at communal tables over good olives, delicate tortilla española, and daily specials like the wild-leek-and-goat-cheese tart. If you come across an ingredient you really love, Marlow and Daughters, a quasi-organic gourmet general store, is down the street.