Marlow & Sons
Brought to you by the enterprising owners of Diner next door, Marlow & Sons quickly became a Williamsburg favorite whose legend has spread far and beyond the Billyburg Bridge.
It’s a trip wine writer Jay McInerney is more than happy to make, and Franny’s owners Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg say, “We [live] in Brooklyn but there is no good subway system to get around within the borough itself. [Even] so, Marlow & Sons is one of our favorites. We drive there once a week, usually.”
Part gourmet store sellng greenmarket bounty, top-quality pastas, and all other accoutremental delicious sundries, part café by day and restaurant by night, M&S’s small menu with satisfying dishes like brick chicken and seafood stew are supplemented by no-small offering of chalk-board add-ons.
Be sure to start off with a dozen,chilly East Coast oysters and a bottle of muscadet in the homey, wood-paneled dining room.