October 15, 2009

Marlow & Sons

 
Good food should be simple and straightforward with natural flavors heightened by a little seasoning.  This was why we've been eager to check out Marlow & Sons in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Beyond the small retail space (selling coffee and pastries) is the intimate, wood-paneled bar

So with an aperitif in hand (Aperol Spritzer, a cocktail of aperol, muscadet, and soda), we enjoyed a quick bite in this casual spot.
 
Oh, oysters...When they're perfectly shucked, with ample seawater and plump meat left intact, they are divine.  We enjoyed two types of oysters (at $2.75 ea): Old Salt's from Virginia and Fisher Islands from New York.
 
Spicy Sopressata ($9.50):  Crispy bread, newly sliced meats, and provolone cheese is all we need to make us happy!

Marlow & Sons is a great laid-back spot with an ever-changing menu.  The next time we head out to this area, we'll definitely come back and also check out its sister restaurant next door, Diner (where dinner menus are often decided half an hour before dinner starts).
 
Marlow & Sons is located at 81 Broadway (at Berry St) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

8 comments:

  1. You've found my weakness! Freshly shucked oysters! I could eat a dozen of them by myself. Yes, they were perfectly shucked with all that sea water and flesh! YUMMMY!

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  2. Oh the oysters look great! Love me some raw oysters too! Possible NYC trip coming up in Spring 2010! Might have to put on the TODO list!

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  3. Looks like a lot of fun! (though I don't eat oysters, Neil does)

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  4. Wow, this looks like an amazing meal experience. I love a place with a lot of character and history.

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  5. Thanks for visiting FLB! I can't believe it got cold so quickly, it swung 20 degrees in a week!

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  6. wow I need to make the trek to Williamsburg, they seem to have a lot of great gems. That spicy sopressata sandwich sounds amazing!

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  7. I am going to have to make the trek out there one weekend from the UES. That sandwich looks incredible!

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  8. don't forget how awesome staring at a variety of hipsters makes those oysters taste better. LOL! KIDDING! I've been wanting to visit M&S for awhile now. Thanks for the reminder.

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