Food For Thought — December 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm

The Upper West Side’s Best: Marlow Bistro


Marlow Bistro INTERIOR 1

On the charming streets of the Upper West Side lies Marlow Bistro, a stand-out restaurant among the area’s eateries. The exposed wood beam ceiling, along with the green garden theme of the interior make it instantly inviting and the perfect late night date spot. Executive Chef Zivko Radojcic comes from a family of Serbian chefs and continues on the tradition here in New York City.


I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. Each and every dish impressed me and had me hankering for more. We started with the Organic Egg “Nest,” which was comprised of poached egg, brussels sprouts, creamy polenta and bacon sauce. It was an innovative way to showcase polenta that I had never seen before and it had the perfect texture and combination of flavors.


We also had a hard time deciding between all of the amazing entrees, so we decided to split one of their pizzas as an app, as well. The Tartufata pizza was the thing dreams are made of. Topped with house-made blueberry goat cheese (what? seriously, it was as eye-catching as it was tasty), French beans, Parma prosciutto and truffle oil, this unique combination of ingredients made for a terrific dining experience.



We also tried their fabulous Wild Mushroom Risotto (made with foraged and found Edibles mushrooms, parmesan, chanterelles crema and porcini crumbs), which is not a risotto you won’t soon forget, as well as their famous Chicken “Rossini,” which is a black truffle stuffed Amish chicken, wild mushrooms, spinach purée and Hudson Valley foie gras sauce. It was a different take on a classic chicken dish, which oftentimes in restaurants can get stale.


We topped off the evening with Caramel Glazed Coffee Bavarois dessert. This sweet treat contained almond cake with caramel sauce and a caramelized banana. I didn’t think I could fit anything else in my stomach at this point in the meal, but boy did this go down quickly! Every individual element in this dish went together seamlessly. It was the cherry on top of the evening. I have to say, it was one of the best restaurants I’ve dined at in a while.

And now, the restaurant has launched both a Five ($59) and Six-Course ($69) Chef’s Tasting Menu, available Thursday through Saturday. The menu will change weekly and feature some of Marlow Bistro’s winter menu and specialty dishes. The menu also allows for a wine-pairing option for an additional $29 or $35. Talk about a bargain!

Twisted Talk: Have you dined at Marlow Bistro before? What’s your favorite restaurant on the UWS? Discuss below!

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