The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:
Good not great.
With all the hype surrounding the Marlowe burger, I was disappointed. Everything was good, but with so many great restaurants, I wouldn’t choose Marlowe again.
The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:
I finally got around to trying Marlowe – I know, I know. I really liked the space – there’s something about all white that is really clean, modern and inviting. Dennis and I arrived around 6 and although all their tables were reserved, the bar was free. The staff behind the counter was very nice, we got great service.
What we ate:
- Marlowe burger ($16)
- Burrata Toast ($15)
The burrata toast was definitely the better of the two dishes we ordered. I like that they didn’t skimp on the burrata and the combination of coriander, black garlic, pistachios, and vadouvan made for a very unique and very flavorful dish. I would’ve liked for the burrata to be a bit richer, but all in all it was tasty.
Ok so onto the famous burger. I was very excited to sink my teeth into this much hyped burger, but as soon as I did I realized it was just that – lots of hype. Let’s start from the outside in – it was definitely on the smaller side. Second, the bun was very average – didn’t taste super fresh and just wasn’t anything special. After tasting Rove’s buns – this didn’t even compare. The meat wasn’t juicy and the toppings, while tasty, didn’t make this a standout burger. The fries were much better- triple fried, crispy and nicely salted.
Overall, it was good – but just that.