Big Night Restaurant Group, owned by Anna Weinberg and James Nicholas, is expanding its stable of restaurants with the addition of Cow Marlowe, located in — you guessed it — Cow Hollow. The group’s other restaurants include Marlowe, Petit Marlowe, Leo’s Oyster Bar, Park Tavern, the Cavalier, and Marianne’s, all of which are known for stylish, lively atmospheres.
The punnily named restaurant will be an extension of the ever-popular original Marlowe in SoMa, making a new life for itself in the former location of now-closed Eastside West at 3145 Fillmore St. The former rowdy nightlife destination will become a sleek, more grown-up affair with many of Marlowe’s bistro-style details, and nods to chef Jennifer Puccio’s signature Marlowe dishes (hopefully including that burger). The chef is also planning dishes specific to the neighborhood, only available at Cow Hollow.
When it opens in September, the addition will add to Cow Hollow’s growing reputation as a chic dining destination, taking into account the recent opening of Bar Crenn, and impending opening of NYC’s obsessively beloved Shake Shake. It’s also very close to Balboa Cafe, a neighborhood staple for Chardonnay and brunch, and a place that James Nicholas says is close to his heart.
“We are so excited to bring the Marlowe concept to Cow Hollow, a neighborhood my family has been frequenting for generations,” said Nicholas in a release. “I was a regular at Balboa Cafe, as was my father and my grandfather before him, and I’m sure our son, Leo, will be too.”
Stay tuned for more details on Cow Marlowe as they become available.