When my mom and I are hungry and don’t know where to get food from, we often choose Marlow’s Tavern. When my mom and I are hungry and know where to get food from, we often choose Marlow’s Tavern.
Marlow’s is just versatile like that.
It’s the perfect first date restaurant. It’s also the perfect 2836127th date restaurant. You can meet up with friends there, go there after a recital, or just end up there after a day of work.
So that’s what my mom and I did last week. We drove to the Marlow’s Tavern in Sandy Springs after rush hour traffic died down and 285 wasn’t a beast. Neither one of us had gone to this particular location, but we knew that if they were like the others, the meal would be just as good.
And it was.
We were greeted by the GM upon entering the restaurant. Our waitress, Chameka, was the best. She was courteous like someone that you went to church with or lived down the street from for years and always waved at as she drove by.
To get the party started because it was one of those “lunch didn’t work out the way I intended” days, we ordered two appetizers: lump crab cake and warm brie fondue.
As someone that has family that lives near the Gulf of Mexico and in the DMV, I take seafood seriously. The crab cake did not disappoint. It was enough to share, because remember, this is just an appetizer.
The complimentary salad, which was a combo of arugula, grapefruit, pickled onion, and avocado, was really good. I can imagine it being a bigger entree with a grilled fish as the meat of choice. A salmon, if you will.
It wasn’t too long after that when our food arrived. My mom ordered the grilled Atlantic salmon and I chose the pan seared barramundi. I debated getting the patty melt and truffled parmesan fries, but decided to eat like an adult today.
My mom said her Atlantic salmon had a southwestern flavor, but the poblano sauce enriched it more than your average Tex Mex salmon plate. I tasted a bite and agreed. It was good. I’d get it during a future trip.
My barramundi was awesome. As someone who hadn’t tried barramundi before, I was pleased that the flavor wasn’t savagey like catfish or tilapia. The quinoa “fried rice” actually reminded me of the brown rice at Harmony. I would probably eat that side alone, honestly.
My meal was so good that I couldn’t finish my plate. But I ordered dessert. Because… don’t worry about why.
I ordered the creme brulee and my mom ordered the MT house-made cheesecake.
The cheesecake has a pretzel crust, which made for a nice sweet and salty combo. I snagged a bite because, daughter.
I always order the creme brulee from Marlow’s. I never really cared about creme brulee’s as a whole until I tried theirs and, well, the rest is history. It is quite perfect.
So like I figured, it was another enjoyable and delicious Marlow’s Tavern experience thanks to the good people in Sandy Springs. If you’re in the area and in need of a good meal, stop in. You won’t be disappointed.
Disclosure: My dinner at Marlow’s Tavern was compensated for my time to write this post. All opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.