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The best Brooklyn breakfast biscuit: Marlow & Sons

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Marlow & Sons


Any Brooklynite will swear by Andrew Tarlow's South Williamsburg groovy joint that maintains a crowded atmosphere on weekdays and weekends alike. Open for over ten years and housed between its sister restaurant Diner and Marlow & Daughters butcher shop, the 81 Broadway location is easy to get to from the subway and throughout Williamsburg.

Tarlow also recently opened another spot in Brooklyn known as the Wythe Hotel. Tarlow’s spaces attract a groovy crowd of varying ages, but mostly young and hip professionals.

Despite the high price for such a small dish, the egg, cheese & bacon biscuit is a whopping $8, and yet it is certainly worth the indulgence. Sure you may be able to get a similar breakfast sandwich at a local deli, but there is something to be said about crumbly, warm biscuits that are so well prepared at Marlow & Sons.

At many delis and diners an egg biscuit will be served with a mere slice of American cheese, that plastic-y square is not up to Tarlow's restaurants standards; the biscuit features swiss cheese and the bacon is not flimsy to say the least.

Luckily for returning patrons who crave the breakfast sandwich, it is available everyday despite the fact that their menus are constantly changing depending on what is fresh and what is in season at the particular time.

The restaurant features tables outside for dining al fresco, a small counter upon entry for picking up a quick coffee or breakfast treat and finally a room in the back for a seated meal. Both the low lights and dark wood paneling on the walls give the eatery a log cabin meets below deck feel.

Needless to say, breakfast is great, but also check out their lunch and dinner. Cross your fingers that the Aperol Spritz is on the menu under cocktails and be sure to stop into Marlow & Sons for a biscuit on your next free morning.