Friday, May 15, 2009

All the Hype about Marlow and Sons...

by Rebekah Peppler
All the hype Marlow and Sons has been receiving these past few months is one reason to visit the Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based gourmet store-cum-restaurant. The other is their amazingly honest, down-to-earth food, which changes according to season and the availability from local producers.The oysters are guaranteed to be fresh and briny, plucked straight from icy east coast waters and at $2.75 each, they’re worth every slurping mouthful. The menu includes ever-rotating-with-the-seasons crostini, soup, salad, panini, pasta, brick chicken, and fish, as well as a well-edited selection of cheeses and cured meats.

One of the most satisfying dishes during a past visit was a creamy, locally-made Salvatore Bklyn Ricotta crostini, drizzled with honey, thyme and mint, and topped with a generous dollop of poached rhubarb.

And, while the service is a gamble, dessert is a sure fire hit - the words "chocolate-caramel tart" are all that are needed to get a decadently rich, sea-salt enhanced slice of heaven. One of the best ways I've found to end a night out.

81 Broadway
Williamsburg Brooklyn 11211
(718) 384-1441


chefectomy said...

Hi Rebekah,

Is this sort of Dean & DeLuca "ish" or beyond that? I am headed out to NY in the next few months and may check it out.


Rebekah Peppler said...

Hi Marc,

Marlow and Sons is definitely a sit down restaurant - with a food shop included (one product they have is Caffe Sant' Eustachio - one of my favorite coffee places to visit in Rome). It's worth the trip for both the Nutella-lined shelves and the inspired, seasonal dishes. It was named one of 12 "restaurants that matter" in Saveur magazine and has been getting increasing press in the past few months.

I have quite a few more restaurants out here to recommend if you're interested!