Marlow's is the newest member of Pointe Orlando's dining roster. — Photo courtesy of A.D. Thompson
Pointe Orlando, home to dining options such as Taverna Opa, Funky Monkey Wine Company, Cuba Libre and other venues that are local, regional or national has a new neighbor in Marlow's Tavern, a Georgia-based operation that, with this outpost, has moved into the Florida market.
Classic to creative: Guinness and the Southern Peach Coupe cocktail. — Photo courtesy of A.D. Thompson
Marlow's Tavern emanates an upscale pub vibe with low lighting, dark hues and a hefty menu that runs the gamut from leveled-up Southern (shrimp and grits with spinach, Roma tomato, shallots and roasted tomato buerre blanc) to classic Tavern Burgers slathered with sweet, smoky tomato-bacon jam. The kids' menu – each entree a pretty reasonable five bucks for such a tourist-driven area – showcases the "classics" like sliders, fish sticks, mac and cheese and the like, but little ones who present early signs of foodie-related snobbery will enjoy the "grown-up" presentation in plates like the Surf and Turf.
Omnivore's option: the Black and Blue Steak Salad. — Photo courtesy of A.D. Thompson
Marlow's is a tavern, after all, so the beverage menu is extensive. Fans of craft brew sampling are likely to find at least a few they've never tried and colorful cocktail recipes from the Tupelo Honey Martini to the Spiced "Back Porch" Punch – particularly when enjoyed on Marlow's outdoor patio – may inspire a bit of adventure in imbibing.
House-made bacon vodka, anyone?