Marlowe Burger – Score One for the Fans
By Kathryn Holland Besser
Photo Credit Patricia Chang
Baseball fans and foodies…rejoice! Located across from the Caltrain station (and close to AT&T Park), James Nicholas, Anna Weinberg and Jennifer Puccio’s newest collaboration, Marlowe Burger, occupies the former home of the trio’s original Marlowe (now located on Brannan). Emphasizing casual fare – including the revered Marlowe Burger – it’s an ideal spot to indulge in a pre or post game meal. James Beard-nominated Executive Chef Jennifer Puccio has created a tightly focused menu well suited for ball park carryout or an impromptu family meal.
The nucleus is the Marlowe Burger, a juicy combination of premium-aged beef, caramelized onion, cheddar, bacon, horseradish aioli and shredded romaine on an Acme bun. The flavor profile is consummately balanced; little wonder it has long been considered one of the city’s best burgers. The MB Way is to not offer additions (only omissions) in order to preserve their pursuit of perfection.
Other menu offerings include the Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich, dressed with a creamy Caesar aioli along with bacon and field greens, and the Egg Roll sandwich, a grown-up version of a diner classic topped with pickled chili, bacon, and aged provolone.
Sides include a divinely deviled egg with pickled jalapeno and bacon, crispy fries with Marlowe Burger’s signature horseradish aioli or mixed greens with citrus vinaigrette.
Kids’ fare includes Chicken Nuggets (with a choice of honey mustard, ranch or BBQ Sauce) and a Kid’s Cheeseburger offering a simple meat, cheese, and bun option.
Daily cookie and brownie/blondie selections are made by James Beard-award winning Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti, who recently joined the Big Night Restaurant Group (Park Tavern, Marlowe, Marlowe Burger and The Cavalier).
Marlowe Burger offers white, red or rose wine, several varieties of local microbrew beer in cans as well as craft sodas.
The charming décor is courtesy of Ken Fulk whose sleek makeover of the old space features retro aluminum walls, whimsical French country butcher shop wallpaper and casual seating.